Kim Petras Makes Grammy History + More News

Kim Petras Makes Grammy History + More News
Kim Petras and Sam Smith win at the 2023 Grammy Awards (screen capture)

Some news items you might have missed:

Variety: Pop star Kim Petras made Grammy history last night winning in the category of Best Pop Duo/Group Performance alongside Sam Smith for their #1 hit “Unholy,” which Kim also co-wrote.

Sam graciously turned the mic over to Kim as she became the first openly transgender solo artist to win in the category.

The Advocate: The horror film Knock at the Cabin — a movie centered on a male couple and their daughter — was victorious at the box office, overcoming lukewarm word of mouth to knock Avatar: The Way of Water from the top of the box office.

CBS News: Add traffic and parking tickets to the growing list of legal and political woes facing embattled Rep. George Santos (R-NY), who may owe more than $3,400 in unpaid citations in New York City and Florida.

F**ked Around, Found Out: Joshua Dillon Haynes, 40, was sentenced to 32 months in prison for his part in the violent Jan. 6 riots. Haynes pleaded guilty to obstruction of an official proceeding and destruction of property. In text messages he bragged about destroying “tens of thousands of dollars” worth of CNN’s camera equipment – “broke lotsa stuff…LOL”

LGBTQ Nation: Derek Myers, who has admitted to recording his firing from the staff of  Rep. George Santos (R-NY), has accused the truth-challenged congressman of sexual harassment in the days before he was terminated.

Myers has filed a complaint with the Capitol Police and the Congressional Ethics committee. Santos, of course, denies the allegations.