Lin-Manuel Miranda Headline 'Town & Country's Philanthropy Summit 2018!
Lin-Manuel Miranda took part in a panel during the 2018 Town & Country Philanthropy Summit held in New York City.
The 43-year-old actor was joined by Karlie Kloss, Molly Ringwald, March of Our Lives activist Emma Gonzalez, former President Bill Clinton, Gayle King, entrepreneur Sean Parker and Town & Country editor-in-chief Stellene Volandes at the event celebrating five years of looking forward and giving back.
Panel topics included “Activism as the New Philanthropy,” “Rewriting the History of Violence,” “The Politics of Patronage,” “The Future of Cancer Care,” “Conscious Capitalism,” and “How to Make Philanthropy a Family Tradition.”
Her also is in Town & Country magazine’s Philanthropy issue, on newsstands May 16
#RHoA: Kenya and Marc Are Wishing All Mothers A Happy Mother’s Day – Is she She’s Having Twins?
Kenya Moore and her husband Marc Daly wish all mothers a Happy Mother’s Day. Check out Kenya’s latest post on her social media account.
‘This is truly a special day for my family and me. I feel so blessed to be at this point In My life. Some may say late, but God will say right on time,’ Kenya began the caption of her Instagram post.
‘I never understood the force of Mothers. Although the man is the head of the household, it is the woman that is the nucleus of the family and glue that keeps it together. I’m in awe of Motherhood, creating lives… viable human beings… I will never take this role for granted. Thank You, Jehovah! Happy Mother’s Day! #TheDalys #love #happymothersday #family’ Kenya finished the caption.
‘@thekenyamoore god know when is the right time. Fifteen years ago I adopted a baby girl and she the love of my life. Happy Mother’s Day’ one of Kenya’s fans wrote.
‘Yep! @thekenyamoore is having twins! Notice she said creating lives and viable human beings! All plural! Congratulations to the Dalys!’ another one of her followers hinted that she is having twins.
‘I pray this will happen for me too. To have a husband and a baby. God is never late and he always on time,’ another commenter said.
So is she having twins, or NAH?
#Empire: Did Cookie Find ‘Religion’ after Poundcake’s Death?
Poundcake's death is giving Cookie religion. At the very least it's giving her a desire to give her own mother a second chance. Cookie shows up at her mom's house after leaving the jail where Poundcake died and then checking in with Lucious about Shyne's death. She comes inside and is looking around her mother's home, at all the pictures of her and her sisters from childhood and she has a revelation. Maybe she and Poundcake are more alike than she initially thought. After marveling at old family photos that her mother (Alfre Woodard) took with a long lens camera just so she could feel closer to her girls, Cookie says to her mother: "I been walking around my whole life with this idea of who you are in my head you know? But I don't know you at all."
This newfound acceptance of mother goes off to the left, however, when Cookie, mom and her two sisters all share a meal. That's when Cookie learns that her mother has lots of shared experiences with the other two girls (now women) that Cookie never had. She gets angry, not realizing that her anger is a bit selfish. The youngest child would never spend as much time with mom as the eldest. Cookie is smart but blind at times.
What's remarkable about this entire plotline is that Cookie gets to be vulnerable and the viewer learns a lot more about why she is the way that she is. A soft core is in this hard cookie. Later in the episode Cookie take her mom to the House Empire party to show her the Lyon's world. She also introduced her to the boys. Everyone is gape-faced. The boys have never met their g-ma before.
#NewMusic from Ne-Yo his ‘Apology,’ and details on his upcoming CD 'Good Man'
Ne-Yo is gearing up for his upcoming seventh studio album, Good Man, set for release on June 8 via Motown Records/Compound Entertainment.
He drops off the new single, “Apology.” On the bouncy “Apology,” Ne-Yo reveals his dirty laundry by confessing all the wrongs he has caused women in the past.
In addition to ‘Apology,’ Ne-Yo’s upcoming album is also headed by the single “Push Back,” featuring Bebe Rexha and Stefflon Don, and the title track, ‘Good Man.’ The project will also feature appearances from Romeo Santos, PARTYNEXTDOOR, Eric Bellinger, Candice Boyd, and Sam Hook. The album is an expedition through the highs and lows of love, with an extra shot of candor. It showcases Ne-Yo’s growth musically and personally, while reacquainting fans with the sounds of classic R&B.
Pre-order Good Man HERE
#HipHopNews: Meek Mill Makes Surprise First Post-Prison Performance
Meek showed up at the Rolling Loud Festival in Miami where he performed a few songs for the first time since being released from prison last month.
Meek performed a medley of songs during the roughly 20-minute set, including “On the Regular,” “Issues,” “We Ball” and “Dreams and Nightmares.”
Crowd looks Hype!
Khloé Kardashian Shares Video Of Her Baby Girl True Thompson
Khloé Kardashian introduced the world to her one-month-old baby girl, True Thompson, by sharing a precious video of her sweet little face.
The proud mommy says, “Happy one-month-old mama. I love you pretty girl.”
Did you know that Kanye West Is Officially More Popular With White People According To Recent Poll
Kanye West may believe he’s out of the “sunken place” but judging by a recent tally, it looks like he’s still there. A new CNN/SSRS Poll shows West is more popular among white people than non-white people.
The poll states 23 percent of people who identified themselves as white said they had a favorable opinion of ‘Ye, while only 20 percent of those who said they’re non-white feel the same. Meanwhile, 53 percent said they had an unfavorable opinion of West overall.
Interviews were conducted from May 2 to May 5, 2018 among a sample of 1,015 respondents. The landline total of respondents were 402 and there were 613 cell phone respondents.
The poll comes just weeks after West went on TMZ Live and made the statement that 400 years of slavery sounded like “a choice.” Of course, this caused a flurry of controversy and subsequently spawned the hashtag “#IfSlaveryWasAChoice.”
Prior to that interview, Yeezy made it clear he still supports Donald Trump, even posting a photo of himself wearing a Make America Great Again hat. He described both himself and Trump has having the same “dragon energy,” and referred to Trump as his “brother.”
West also aligned himself with conservative political commentator Candace Owens in a tweet stating he likes how she thinks. Owens then appeared with him on the now infamous TMZ Live interview.
Throughout the firestorm of contentious tweets, West dropped two singles, “Lift Yourself” and “Ye Vs. The People” featuring T.I. The former was deemed more of a masterful troll track for its non-sensical “scoopity poop” bars, while the latter was more of a debate on Trump between the Grand Hustle mastermind and Yeezy.
West is reportedly back in Wyoming wrapping up several albums he promised to deliver this summer, including Pusha T’s King Push, Nas’ next album and his own follow-up to 2016’s The Life Of Pablo.
#OHMY #DRAGCON: LAPD on Heightened Alert at RuPaul’s DragCon After Former ‘Drag Race’ Winner Makes Online Threats
The Los Angeles Police Department will have an increased presence when RuPaul’s DragCon kicks off today in Los Angeles after a former “Drag Race” contestant made ominous threats via social media.
Tyra Sanchez (real name James Ross IV) won season two of the popular show but was reportedly banned from this year’s event after threatening other contestants on social media. Sanchez responded to the punishment by posting on Facebook, “Fair warning: DO NOT attend RuPaul’s DragCon on May 12, 2018. Don’t say I didn’t warn you.”
A spokesperson for the LAPD said they are aware of the threats (Sanchez posted several follow-up messages) and will be on “heightened alert” this weekend. Police say they will send more officers to the Los Angeles Convention Center, but are not specifically investigating Sanchez.
Sanchez also has the word “B.O.O.M.” with a countdown timer on his website, which expires tomorrow.
According to Hornet.com, Sanchez made threats on social media last year (right around the time of DragCon NYC) aimed at another “RuPaul’s Drag Race” star where Sanchez said he “dreams of taking my scepter and knocking you across the face a few times.”
In 2014, Sanchez was arrested in Virginia for misdemeanor assault and in 2011 was arrested in Georgia for having a very small amount of weed.
A rep for DragCon says “The LAPD is engaged and involved in its process of investigation.”
#NewHipHop from Andrè 3000 Drops 2 New Songs In Honor Of Mother's Day
Andrè 3000 blessed all of us on Mother’s Day with two new songs in honor of his late parents.
The Outkast MC’s latest tracks, released on his recently-created Soundcloud account, are his first solo cuts in quite some time since his output has mostly been restricted to guest appearances.
The first song, titled “Me&My (To Bury Your Parents),” is dedicated to his mother, Sharon Benjamin-Hodo, who passed away in 2013. The record is much more piano-based than Hip Hop based, featuring no rapping. The official cover art for the track is a photo of a young Andrè and his mom.
The second track, “Look Ma No Hands,” is a 17-minute record with no vocals. 3 Stacks handles the bass and clarinet while James Blake plays the piano.
LISTEN TO BOTH
Me&My (To Bury Your Parents)
Look Ma No Hands
Andrè also reinforced the Mother’s Day message on his new verified Instagram account. You can read that HERE.
“Black-Ish” Renewed For 5th Season
Congrats! Black-ish is returning for a season 5! If you watched the season 4 finale, then you’re well aware that fans were wondering if not only, Andre (played by Anthony Anderson) and Rainbow (played by Tracee Ellis Ross) were calling it quits, but also if the show was leaving us for good with a serious cliffhanger.
Thankfully, ABC has given the show the green light for another season. In addition to Anderson and Ross, the series stars Yara Shahidi, Marcus Scribner, Miles Brown, Marsai Martin, Laurence Fishburne, Jenifer Lewis, and Peter Mackenzie.
The series was created by Kenya Barris and is executive produced by Barris, Jonathan Groff, Anderson, Fishburne, Helen Sugland, E. Brian Dobbins and Corey Nickerson.
Are you happy to see the series return? I am!
Gabrielle Union’s ‘Breaking In’ came in at third place at the Box Office making 16.5 Million!
Universal's Breaking In finished in third position with an estimated $16.5 million. We were anticipating a little more out of this title, but it still managed to outperform the studio's expectations and nearly triple its reported $6 million budget in its first three days of release. Starring Gabrielle Union, who also produces alongside Will Packer, the film received a "B" CinemaScore from opening day audiences and played to a crowd that was 65% female and 53% of the audience was 30 years of age or older.
Additionally, Breaking In opened in five international markets this weekend with an estimated $1 million, including a fifth place finish in the U.K. with an estimated $609k.
Rita Ora reveals she’s bisexual with new song ‘Girls’
Rita Ora has revealed her latest track “Girls” is inspired by her own experience of being bisexual.
Her new track – which also features Cardi B, Bebe Rexha and Charli XCX – is expected to be the hit of the summer.
Her revealing song includes the lyrics: “Sometimes I just wanna kiss girls, girls, girls / Red wine, I just wanna kiss girls, girls girls…”
Rita then goes on to sing: “I am excited, I’m open-minded / I’m 50/50, and I’m never gonna hide it / You should know.”
Speaking to People magazine about the track, Rita, 27, explained: “I wrote this song, like, two years ago in London with my team, and I actually didn’t think that much of it.
“Then it got into Cardi’s hands, and she loved it, and she was actually the first person to put a verse on it.
“It really ended up naturally being four hot chicks and a real natural thing.”
After getting Bebe and Charli to also work on the song, it’s now being billed as one of the biggest tracks of 2018.
As well as taking inspiration from her own experiences, Rita said she was inspired by Katy Perry and her hit song “I Kissed A Girl.”
She added: “[That song] was so fun. I wanted to do something that was in that lane.”
Rita’s song “Girls” was released Friday.
Lisa Vanderpump’s Brother Reportedly Dead of Drug Overdose
Lisa Vanderpump‘s 59-year-old brother Mark passed away last month, reportedly of a drug overdose.
Mark Vanderpump, the reality star’s older brother, was found dead at his home in Gloucestershire, England, on April 30, reports The Daily Mail. The cause of death is a suspected drug overdose, according to the outlet, but it’s unclear whether the fatal overdose was accidental or deliberate.
Vanderpump, whose last social media posts were that day, told The Daily Mail:
This has come as a shock to us all. My brother and I had connected the day before this tragedy and I was completely unprepared for this.
He was my only sibling and I am shocked and saddened by his passing. I am trying to be supportive to his two young sons that he has left behind, and help them get through this tragedy.
We appreciate your consideration in this private and extremely difficult family time.
‘Kevin Can Wait’ Canceled By CBS After 2 Seasons
CBS has opted not to pick up a third season of its Kevin James comedy series Kevin Can Wait.
This is one of the biggest casualties at CBS this season. The network had set out to shake things up on Monday, where its ratings fortunes had fallen. It has now canceled Kevin Can Wait, Superior Donuts, 9JKL, Me, Myself & I, Living Biblically and Scorpion and only has renewed Man with a Plan.
Fueled by the popularity of its star Kevin James and boosted by The Bing Bang Theory as a lead, Kevin Can Wait got off to a blazing start in fall 2016 and went on to become a sturdy Monday 8 PM anchor. The series ranked as the most watched and highest rated new comedy last season. But there was some ratings decline over the course of the season.
Additionally, midway through Season 1, the series parted ways with co-creator and showrunner Bruce Helford, who now steers ABC’s Roseanne revival. And after the end of last season, the show made a controversial casting change, letting go of original female lead Erinn Hayes, whose character was killed off, and bringing in James’ The Kings of Queens co-star Leah Remini.
The move had been acknowledged as a mistake. Viewers did not take it well, and ratings for Kevin Can Wait posted steep declines in Season 2, sending the series from the top of the heap to the bubble list.
Kevin Can Wait still has been doing a decent job opening the night and ranks as CBS’ top Monday program this season though its numbers have been declining, so they are now on par with Man with a Plan. Man with a Plan is fully owned by CBS, Kevin Can Wait is a 50-50 co-production with Sony TV as the leading studio.
Kevin Can Wait stars Kevin James as a retired police officer who is setting out on a fresh career path as he rises to the challenge of being a newly single dad. His kids, Sara, Jack and Kendra, are grateful to him for making sure they’re OK but decide it’s time for him to get out of the house, so they turn to Vanessa, his former police partner, for help. Vanessa has left the force to launch her own private security firm, and she makes Kevin an offer he can’t refuse – to be her new business partner.
Leah Remini, Taylor Spreitler, Mary-Charles Jones, James DiGiacomo, Ryan Cartwright, Gary Valentine
and Leonard Earl Howze also star. James, Jeff Sussman, Rob Long, Rock Reuben, Andy Fickman and Steve Mosko executive produce.
AND FINALLY FROM “THE CRAZY PEOPLE SHOPPING AT WALMART” FILES
I don’t mean to toss around accusations, but it appears your skirt isn’t even really a skirt sir. Looks like a bedsheet you stole from a hospital if I had to guess.
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