LADY GAGA, BTS & MORE TO DELIVER COMMENCEMENT REMARKS ON YOUTUBE’S ‘DEAR CLASS OF 2020’ VIRTUAL CEREMONY – (05/06/2020)
YouTube will release the full schedule of events on the Learn@Home site starting on May 17th.
Lady Gaga will be among the stars delivering inspirational commencement speeches, along with the Obamas, BTS, activist Malala Yousafzai, the CEO of Google, and former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice.
Other stars who’ll appear include Alicia Keys, Kerry Washington, Zendaya, Kelly Rowland, and YouTube creators like Jackie Aina, Dude Perfect and Heath Hussar.
BTS will perform during a virtual after-party along with other musical guests.
Facebook previously announced plans for #Graduation2020: Facebook and Instagram Celebrate the Class of 2020 which will begin May 15th at 2 p.m. [ET] on Facebook Watch.
Oprah Winfrey will provide a commencement address with Awkwafina, Jennifer Gardner, Lil Nas X, Simone Biles and more set to give words of wisdom to the class of 2020.
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Full Story: Variety
KATY PERRY & LIL NAS X TO ‘SHEIN TOGETHER’ FOR PANDEMIC RELIEF CONCERT – (05/06/2020)
Katy Perry and Lil Nas X are set to co-headline a global streaming event for COVID-19 relief.
The four-hour digital entertainment festival will be streamed via fast fashion e-retailer SHEIN’s free app on May 9th at 1 p.m. [PT.]
Rita Ora and Doja Cat will also be performing. Other special guests will include Hailey Bieber, Yara Shahidi, Madelaine Petsch, Storm Reid and Tyler Cameron.
SHEIN will be donating $100,000 to the COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund, and viewers will also be able to donate through a link on the app or purchase a $10 #SHEINTogether t-shirt, with 100% of the proceeds going to the fund.
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Full Story: Rolling Stone
PINK, ROB THOMAS, AND MORE PARTICIPATING IN UNICEF USA VIRTUAL STREAMING EVENT – (05/06/2020)
Pink, Rob Thomas and Jordin Sparks are among the artists who’ve signed on for a virtual streaming event hosted by UNICEF USA this weekend.
Rob Thomas and Jordin will perform and Cher will debut her new video for her latest single – a Spanish language version of ABBA’s “Chiquitita.”
UNICEF Ambassador Pink will also be participating, along with Tea Leoni, Morgan Freeman, Jenna Bush Hager, Sofia Carson, Laurie Hernandez and more.
There will be additional performances by UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Angélique Kidjo as well as Peter Frampton, Il Volo, Luke Islam, Matthew Morrison and Musicality.
In addition, Emma Kathleen Hepburn Ferrer, granddaughter of UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Audrey Hepburn, will pay tribute to her grandmother.
The event will feature UNICEF experts and advocates highlighting the impact of COVID-19 and the relentless efforts to curb the outbreak, protect children and disseminate factual information. The program will virtually take audiences to China, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Denmark, Jordan, Mexico, the United States of America and more.
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Full Story: Press Release
BRAD PAISLEY ACCEPTS GENEROUS FOOD DONATION FROM A-ROD, J-LO – (05/06/2020)
Brad Paisley‘s free grocery store called The Store in Nashville got a special delivery of 2,000 meals compliments of baseball star Alex Rodriguez and his famous fiancee Jennifer Lopez. Brad shared the news on social media along with a clip of A-Rod crashing his latest Zoom pub crawl to tell him about the donation.
Apparently Alex and J-Lo are part of a company called Tiller & Hatch that makes what Brad describes as “high-quality frozen pressure cooker meals.”
Brad and his wife, Kimberly Williams-Paisley, created The Store in partnership with Belmont University last year. The Store is a free grocery store open to people experiencing financial hardship in the Nashville area.
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