KATY PERRY BACKS FUNDRAISER FOR SICK LITTLE BOY – (07/05/2018)
Katy Perry is backing a fundraiser for a young boy with a degenerative disease. Perry says her heart was “touched” by the plight of six-year-old Carter, who is suffering from progressive brain disorder Sanfilippo Syndrome, which is often referred to as Childhood Alzheimer’s and will see him eventually lose the ability to walk, talk or swallow, as well as have seizures and suffer dementia, and urged her fans to donate to a fundraising campaign for a clinical trial.
She posted on Twitter: “ My [heart] was touched by Carter’s story. If you’re able pls help w/ his chance to defeat Childhood Alzheimer’s. He’s SO close to funding his clinical trial & I would love to see my KatyCats kick it over the goal & make that difference! I’m donating now too! https://www.gofundme.com/savingcarter.”
A donation for $1,000 is listed on the page in Katy’s birth name, Kathryn Hudson.
The youngster’s parents, Jen and Samir, are aiming to raise $1 million in a month in order to fund the trial and, at press time, they have received donations totaling over $988,000.
CHANCE THE RAPPER ENGAGED – (07/05/2018)
Chance The Rapper, 25, proposed to longtime girlfriend Kirsten Corley during a backyard party in front of several of their friends and family on Wednesday.
His brother, Taylor Bennett, shared a photo of the newly engaged couple on Instagram, writing, “Proposed In The Hunninds! @chancetherapper You A Real One! 7-4-18 #BlockBoys 💛.”
In a video that circulated on social media, Chance – born Chancelor Jonathan Bennett – can be seen getting down on one knee while asking Corley, “Kirsten Katrina Corley, will you make me a man and be my wife?”
Chance then called over the couple’s two-year-old daughter Kensli to share an embrace after Kirsten said yes.
Chance confirmed his engagement on Twitter writing, “She said yes!”
‘STAR WARS’ ACTOR AHMED BEST SAYS HE CONTEMPLATED SUICIDE AFTER BACKLASH – (07/05/2018)
Ahmed Best says his career-changing role as Jar Jar Binks in the Star Wars prequels almost killed him.
Best says he is considering doing a solo show for next year’s 20thanniversary of the George Lucas-helmed Star Wars: The Phantom Menace. He took to Twitter to share his thoughts on his tumultuous journey through the Star Wars universe.
He wrote: “20 years next year I faced a media backlash that still affects my career today. This was the place I almost ended my life. It’s still hard to talk about. I survived and now this little guy is my gift for survival. Would this be a good story for my solo show? Lemme know.”
The response was overwhelmingly positive, with Muppets icon Frank Oz, a key figure in the Star Wars franchise (he is the actor behind Yoda) writing: “I LOVED Jar Jar Binks. I know I’ll get raked over the coals for saying that but I just will never understand the harshness of people’s dislike of him. I do character work. He is a GREAT character! Okay. Go ahead. Shoot. Gimme all ya got—but you’ll never make me change my mind.”
KYLIE MINOGUE TO TOUR WITH THE MUPPETS: Kylie Minogue is set to go on tour with The Muppets later this month. Minogue will join Miss Piggy, Fozzie Bear, Gonzo and Kermit the Frog at London’s O2 Arena – their first ever live show outside of the US – for songs and sketches for the first of the two-night run starting on July 13th. Doctor Who’s David Tennant and Peter Davison will also being taking part in a Pigs in Space sketch, while comedian Kevin Bishop and Steps will be helping to add to the comedy.