Celebrity Scoop – 06/19/2020
KELLY CLARKSON TO RECEIVE A STAR ON THE HOLLYWOOD WALK OF FAME: Kelly Clarkson is one of 35 newly announced celebrities who’ll be receiving a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Kelly will be inducted in the category of Recording, as part of the Hollywood Walk of Fame Class of 2021. Other Recording inductees in the Class of 2021 include The Judds, Trisha Yearwood, Don McLean, Jefferson Airplane, The Chi-Lites, Salt-N-Pepa, Missy Elliott, and the late jazz icon Charlie Parker.
LADY GAGA GIVES HER THE JACKET OFF HER BACK TO FAN – (06/19/2020)
Lady Gaga literally gave a fan the jacket off her back.
After photos were published of the singer handing over her leather jacket to a woman at a Malibu market, the woman, Shannon McKee, explained the story behind the exchange to Today. “I walked in and I was like, ‘Hey, that’s a really bada** jacket you got on,’” McKee said. “And she said, ‘Thank you.’ I kind of recognized the voice, but I’m not one to really go up to celebrities.”
As she was leaving the store, she decided to go up to Gaga again and share a story about how a high school friend of hers came out to her – because Gaga was “incredible ally.”
Gaga told Mckee that she isn’t really into taking pictures when she is out in public, and that’s when she took off the jacket and gave it to her as a keepsake.
Mckee said on social media, “I couldn’t have been more thankful to meet someone as sweet, and caring and compassionate.”
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JENNIFER LAWRENCE CAVES AND JOINS TWITTER FOR THE BEST REASON – (06/19/2020)
Jennifer Lawrence has been one of the legendary celeb hold-outs against social media. But the Oscar-winning star has finally joined Twitter (her handle is @JLawrence_RepUs) in a bid to fight racism and injustice.
In her first tweet, she shared a video from RepresentUs, an organization that Lawrence sits on the board of, featuring actor Omar Epps discussing the high percentage of black men in jail in the U.S.
Her second tweet featured a statement from the actress regarding Breonna Taylor’s death. As many will recall, Taylor was a black woman who was killed by police in her home in March.
As she noted, the officers involved in Taylor’s death have not been charged. Lawrence wrote: “As a Louisvillian, as a human being, I cannot be silent. I join all those who are speaking out against this grave injustice, calling upon Attorney General Daniel Cameron to take immediate action to hold those responsible for her death accountable.”
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VANESSA BRYANT INTRODUCES KOBE AND GIANNA BRYANT HELICOPTER SAFETY ACT – (06/19/2020)
Vanessa Bryant has introduced the Kobe and Gianna Bryant Helicopter Safety act — a bill outlining safety measures that she hopes will “save many lives.” According to TMZ, the bill was formally introduced by lawmakers yesterday (June 18th) and would require choppers that carry six or more people to contain important safety equipment including a Terrain Awareness and Warning System, a flight data recorder and a cockpit voice recorder.
Bryant said in a statement, “I strongly urge that the United States Congress pass a federal law that would improve the safety of helicopters operating in this country.” She continued, “I believe there is a chance that Kobe and Gianna would still be alive today if their helicopter had been equipped with the safety equipment required by this pending federal legislation. I believe that these safety measures will save many lives.”
She added, “As passengers traveling on aircrafts we assume that proper safety measures are in order to prevent accidents from happening before we fly. It’s unfortunate that this is not the case and aircraft companies must do their part to protect lives.”
Kobe, Gianna and seven others died on January 26th when their helicopters crashed in Calabasas, CA.
It was reported this week that officials believe the pilot might’ve been disoriented by the thick fog in the area that day.
Meanwhile, Vanessa is also pushing for the helicopter industry to “consider renaming the black box to Mamba 8 Box in honor of the 3 young Mamba team players, the 2 Mamba coaches and the 3 Mamba parents onboard, equaling 8.”
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