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Kanye West donates $2 million, pays college tuition for George Floyd’s daughter

Kanye West donates $2 million, pays college tuition for George Floyd’s daughter

Kanye West has made a $2 million donation to support the families of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery and Breonna Taylor, a representative for West told CNN. The donation includes funding for legal fees for Arbery and Taylor’s families, along with black-owned businesses in crisis in his native Chicago and other cities. West’s representative said he…MORE

Stars support John Boyega following rousing Black Lives Matter speech

Stars support John Boyega following rousing Black Lives Matter speech

Filmmakers and actors including Jordan Peele and Olivia Wilde are standing by John Boyega after he delivered a rousing speech at a Black Lives Matter protest on Wednesday. The “Star Wars” actor rallied crowds at the large demonstration in London’s Hyde Park following the death of George Floyd, telling activists that “now is the time”…MORE

‘Dear…’ and ‘2040’ look for rays of hope amid dark times

‘Dear…’ and ‘2040’ look for rays of hope amid dark times

Amid dark times, a pair of projects premiere this weekend that offer elusive rays of hope. Apple TV+ introduces “Dear…,” a series profiling famous people and their positive impact on the lives of others, while the documentary “2040” explores the possibility of achieving progress on climate change in time to benefit the filmmaker’s four-year-old daughter,…MORE

Dwayne Johnson makes powerful plea for leadership

Dwayne Johnson makes powerful plea for leadership

Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson posted a video calling out President Donald Trump in the wake of George Floyd’s death. The actor stated in a video post on his social media channels that the United States is “crippled” and “on its knees begging to be heard and pleading for change.” The video message which was posted…MORE

Mary Pat Gleason, ‘Mom’ actress, dies at 70

Mary Pat Gleason, ‘Mom’ actress, dies at 70

Mary Pat Gleason, a prolific film and television actress, has died, her manager, Todd Justice, announced in a statement Wednesday. She was 70. “For those of you that were unaware, Mary Pat had been fighting the most heroic battle with cancer after being in remission for quite some time. She continued to work on shows…MORE

Beyoncé urges fans to remain ‘focused’ in fight for justice for George Floyd

Beyoncé urges fans to remain ‘focused’ in fight for justice for George Floyd

Beyoncé Knowles-Carter is encouraging her fans to remain “focused” in the fight for justice for George Floyd. Floyd, an unarmed black man, died in police custody after former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin pressed his knee on his neck for nearly nine minutes during his arrest. His death has sparked demonstrations in the United States…MORE

Chris Trousdale, former member of Dream Street, dead at 34

Chris Trousdale, a singer best known for his years as a member of the boy band Dream Street, has died, according to his manager. He was 34. “It is with a heavy heart that we confirm the passing of Chris Trousdale on June, 2, 2020 from an undisclosed illness,” said a statement from Trousdale’s manager,…MORE

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