The Whitney Houston Estate was “disappointed” Jerrod Carmichael joked about the late singer’s death during the 2023 Golden Globe Awards.
During his opening monologue, the comedian referenced Whitney’s tragic 2012 death at the Beverly Hilton Hotel — the location for the 80th film and American television awards on Tuesday.
“So, we are here, live, from the hotel that killed Whitney Houston, the Beverly Hilton,” he told a shocked audience.
Following his joke, a rep for Pat Houston, the singer’s sister-in-law and longtime manager, told TMZ on Wednesday, “The Whitney Houston Estate is disappointed in the joke and felt it was in poor taste.”
Houston, who was 48 at the time, accidentally drowned in a bathtub at the hotel. It was later revealed that heart disease and cocaine played a role in the singer’s death.
However, Whitney’s estate wasn’t the only entity to slam Carmichaels’ joke. Plenty of people took to social media to criticize the comedian’s lack of respect.
“I really don’t think Jerrod Carmichael is gonna make many fans out here making jokes about Whitney Houston on this platform. There is nothing funny about it. Some things just aren’t meant to be made light of. #GoldenGlobes,” one fan tweeted.
“So I guess I’m the only one that cared about that tasteless Whitney Houston line that Jerrod Carmichael said. I see ppl praising that he cracked on Tom Cruise but with Whitney Houston nobody cares #GoldenGlobes,” another wrote.
“He really said the hotel that killed Whitney Houston… in what world did he think that would be alright to say? They should’ve never let this man host,” a third chimed in.
“cannot put into words the disgust i feel from the whitney houston ‘joke’ jerrod carmichael just made, no words,” another seemingly upset user tweeted.
Though Carmichael did not win over many people with his comments about the late Grammy winner, he did receive praise for taking a jab at the Hollywood Foreign Press Association’s lack of diversity.
“I’m here because I’m black,” he bluntly told the star-studded audience.
“This show, the Golden Globe Awards, did not air last year because the Hollywood Foreign Press Association — which I won’t say they were a racist organization — but they didn’t have a single black member until George Floyd died,” he continued.
“So do with that information what you will.”
Those bullying charges against Meghan Markle aren’t going anywhere.
Valentine Low, author of “Courtiers: Intrigue, Ambition, and the Power Players Behind the House of Windsor,” tells Page Six exclusively that the palace aides who quit, claiming they were bullied by the “Suits” alum, are sticking to their guns.
“The people I spoke to are absolutely still sticking to their story, claiming that Meghan bullied them,” he says.
“I can’t speak to the truth of that, of course, because I wasn’t in the room and I haven’t heard Meghan’s side,” he continues. “But my sources still very much stick to their story.”
Days before Markle and Prince Harry’s explosive 2021 sit-down with Oprah Winfrey, the Times of London alleged that the Duchess of Sussex occasionally reduced staff members to tears while she lived at Kensington Palace.
Two senior members of the palace staff were allegedly bullied into leaving their jobs, the UK newspaper reported.
The couple’s communications assistant at the time, Jason Knauf, reported the behavior back in October 2018.
“I am very concerned that the Duchess was able to bully two PAs out of the household in the past year. The treatment of X* was totally unacceptable,” the HR complaint read.
“The Duchess seems intent on always having someone in her sights,” Knauf reportedly continued. “She is bullying Y and seeking to undermine her confidence. We have had report after report from people who have witnessed unacceptable behavior towards Y.”
He added, “I remain concerned that nothing will be done.”
The Palace later announced it would be launching an investigation, but the findings would not be released.
Low further claims to Page Six that Knaupf wrote the email to his boss, Simon Case, dubbing it a “very significant” move.
“They don’t want to pick another fight with Harry and Meghan, it’s quite obvious,” Low theorizes. “[The Palace] got a lot of criticism from us, the media, for not releasing it.”
The royal couple, who resigned as senior working members of the royal family in January 2020, has vehemently denied the charges.
In fact, Prince Harry revealed in his newly released memoir, “Spare” that Markle was an exemplary boss who “checked on staff who were ill, sent baskets of food or flowers or goodies to anyone struggling, depressed, off sick.”
She also “bought pizza and biscuits, hosted tea parties and ice-cream socials” for staff members.
Surprisingly, Low doesn’t think it’s “terrible” that the couple is no longer working royals.
“This was like a divorce,” he explains. “There are acrimonious divorces and there are amicable divorces. This was horribly acrimonious, but it didn’t have to be like that.
“Part of the fault is Harry and Meghan. I think they behave like teenagers, I think they’re blinkered, they’re stubborn. They didn’t engage well with the royal family. Also, I think, the royal household, in general, is an institution that didn’t handle it well, because they didn’t see it coming.”
“It could have been done so much more amicably. It didn’t have to be like this,” he added.
German-born supermodel Tatjana Patitz, one of the foremost catwalkers of the ’90s, died Wednesday at age 56 following a battle with metastatic breast cancer.
“Tatjana was always the European symbol of chic, like Romy Schneider-meets-Monica Vitti,” the fashion bible’s editor-in-chief, Anna Wintour, wrote in a Vogue-published obituary.
“She was far less visible than her peers — more mysterious, more grown-up, more unattainable — and that had its own appeal.”
During her career, Patitz hit the runway for many top fashion brands, including Chanel, Vivienne Westwood, Alaïa and Helmut Lang. Her last catwalk appearance was in 2019, modeling for Etro.
Considered one of the original supermodels, Patitz rose to fame in the ’80s and ’90s.
She also made her mark as a star of many music videos, and famously appeared alongside Naomi Campbell, Linda Evangelista, Cindy Crawford and Christy Turlington in George Michael’s “Freedom ’90” music video in 1990.
She also starred in the Duran Duran video for “Skin Trade,” as well as Nick Kamen’s music video for “Tell Me.” In 2000, Patitz appeared in the Korn music video for the song “Make Me Bad.”
Patitz was beloved by industry legends, such as the late photographer Peter Lindbergh, whose January 1990 British Vogue cover shoot featuring the catwalker alongside Evangelista, Turlington, Crawford and Campbell kicked off the era of the supermodel.
The Peter Lindbergh Foundation tweeted its condolences on Wednesday, writing, “We are deeply saddened by the passing of Tatjana Patitz, a long-time friend of Peter’s.
“We would like to salute Tatjana’s kindness, inner beauty, and outstanding intelligence. Our thoughts go to her loved ones and particularly [her son] Jonah. She will be immensely missed.”
She is survived by her 19-year-old son, Jonah.
The Golden Globes are back — along with a gold mine of beauty inspiration.
In addition to standout styles ranging from Selena Gomez’s statement sleeves to Ana de Armas’ glittering gown, celebrities — and their glam teams — also delivered major moments in the beauty department.
But while you might not be adding A-listers’ designer couture to your cart anytime soon, the hair and makeup products behind their red carpet-ready glam don’t come with such steep price tags.
Below, check out our breakdown of the must-haves behind 13 of the top hair and beauty looks at this year’s Globes — ranging from Jessica Chastain’s glowing skin to Jennifer Coolidge’s tousled waves.
Ana de Armas
Admiring Ana de Armas’ silky strands? Her hairstylist Jenny Cho prepped her tresses with Sol de Janeiro Milky Leave-In Conditioner ($27) before styling with the Dyson Supersonic Hair Dryer Professional Edition ($450) and Dyson Corrale Straightener ($499). Cho finished off her look with Sol de Janeiro Nourishing Hair Oil ($31), which “adds extra shine,” per a press release.
As for her glowing skin? In addition to using Alleven Colour Shield Spray ($48), the “Babylon” star’s makeup artist Patti Dubroff used Image Skincare’s Vital C Hydrating Facial Mist ($40) — both during prep and to “‘open up’ the foundation once it was applied,” as she said in a press release — before following up with the Vital C Hydrating Anti Aging Serum ($79) and applying the Vital C Hydrating Intense Moisturizer ($79) on “the perimeter of the face.”
Rihanna went rose gold for the Golden Globes. In addition to dripping in diamond from Cartier, Rihanna amped up the shine factor using products from her own Fenty Beauty line, including Gloss Bomb Universal Lip Luminizer in Fu$$y ($20), Killawatt Freestyle Highlighter in Ginger Binge/Moscow Mule ($38) and the new Fenty Skin Butta Drop Vanilla Dream Shimmering Whipped Oil Body Cream ($45).
“We wanted to create a clean, refreshed beauty look using all rose gold hues as a soft juxtaposition to the dramatic structure of her gown,” Fenty Beauty global makeup artist Priscillo Ono said in a press release.
Lily James channeled Old Hollywood with some of Hollywood’s favorite products. The actress was among at least five stars wearing Charlotte Tilbury’s cult-favorite Magic Cream ($255) on the Globes carpet, in addition to the brand’s celeb-loved Magic Serum Crystal Elixir ($80) and Beautiful Skin Foundation ($46).
Her hair prep process also included another A-list favorite: Olaplex. Her hairstylist Halley Brisker told InStyle she used the J.Lo- and Kardashian-loved company’s No. 6 Bond Smoother ($30) and No. 9 Protecting Bond Serum ($30).
Gomez mixed high fashion with a high ponytail, the latter of which hairstylist Marissa Marino created with an Olivia Garden curling iron and René Furterer products like the Style Holding Gel ($27) and Style Shine Mist ($34) — for “extra shine,” as she said in a press release.
The Rare Beauty founder also complemented her voluminous Valentino Haute Couture gown with shades from her brand’s Discovery Eyeshadow Palette in Came to Play ($29) — plus 11 more Rare Beauty products including the Liquid Touch Brightening Concealer in 210N ($22) and TikTok-famous Soft Pinch Liquid Blush in Hope ($23).
“We went for a clean Grace Kelly-inspired glam,” Chastain’s makeup artist Kristofer Buckle said in a press release. His beauty arsenal included Charlotte Tilbury’s recently released Hollywood Glow Glide Face Architect Highlighter ($48), which he applied to accentuate “her cheekbones, bridge of the nose, shoulders and collarbone” for “an all-over glow.”
Still thinking about Jenna Ortega’s hair the “Wednesday” after the Globes? Stylist David Stanwell said in a press release that his primping process included applying Fekkai Root Lift Spray ($28) and Super Strength+ Protein Power Bond Mist ($28), per People.
Jennifer Coolidge went posh for the Golden Globes with Victoria Beckham Beauty products, including skincare staples like the VB x Augustinus Bader Cell Rejuvenating Power Serum ($125) and Priming Moisturizer ($145). (The latter of which Brooklyn Decker also once told Page Six Style she swears by.)
As for her curls? Celebrity hairstylist Janine Thompson was inspired by “the sex appeal, mystery, and glamour of a 1950s Italian movie star,” as she said in a press release, and created the look with Better Not Younger hair products like the License To Curl Curl Revival Boost Spray ($35).
For her winning night, Michelle Yeoh entrusted makeup artist Sabrina Bedrani with her look — which included Dior Beauty’s Forever Skin Veil Primer ($48), Forever Foundation ($54) and Forever Skin Correct Concealer ($40), as the beauty expert revealed to Us Weekly.
As for her sleek hair? Stylist Robert Vetica applied products including the Better Not Younger No Remorse Heat Protection & Taming Spray ($34) and Wake Up Call Thickening Hairspray ($35).
Michaela Jaé Rodriguez
“It was important that Michaela Jaé looked and felt her best, so we kept the eye look super classic and finished things off with a signature, Charlotte Tilbury nude-pink lip,” makeup artist Etienne Ortega said in a press release.
Anya Taylor-Joy’s look from makeup artist Georgie Eisdell included Dior 5 Couleurs Eyeshadow Palette in Nude Dress ($62) and Dior Show On Stage Waterproof Liquid Eyeliner in Matte Black ($62).
Stars love treating their famous faces to facials from Lord Gavin McLeod-Valentine. This time around, the A-lister-loved aesthetician got Julia Garner, Hilary Swank, Claire Danes and Kerry Condon red carpet-ready with Augustinus Bader’s “The Method” facial, which includes a systematic layering of the brand’s skincare system.
If it’s Salma Hayek’s eye look you’re eyeing, try Charlotte Tilbury’s Rock ‘N’ Kohl Eyeliner Pencil ($29) in Bedroom Black and Barbarella Brown.
“The inspiration tonight was luminosity – with a hint of rose – for the iconic Salma Hayek,” her makeup artist Mary Phillips said in a press release.
Madonna’s not afraid to get back on the horse.
The Queen of Pop, who’s currently vacationing in Africa with her children, shared video footage of a family trail ride on Instagram Tuesday — and wore a statement-making outfit for the outing.
The telling top — which hails from “Gossip Girl” star Evan Mock’s label — comes a few months after Madonna was spotted “smooching” with 23-year-old male model Andrew Darnell, as exclusively reported by Page Six in September.
Prior to hooking up with Darnell, the “Holiday” hitmaker — who famously prefers to date much younger men — was in a three-year relationship with dancer Ahlamalik Williams, 28. The duo broke up in April 2022.
Regardless, it would appear she left any possible significant others at home during her family trip, where she’s been accompanied by at least five of her six children: sons Rocco Ritchie, 22, and David Banda, 17, and daughters Mercy, 16, and Stelle and Estere, both 10.