FANS DRAG AUTHORITIES FOR CALLING OFF NAYA RIVERA SEARCH AS CELEBS ASK FOR PRAYERS – (07/10/2020)
While the search for the missing Glee star Naya Rivera has resumed, fans dragged authorities for suspending their search overnight. Rivera vanished while boating with her 4-year-old son on a California lake. The Ventura County Sheriff’s Department said that divers are searching for the 33-year-old in Lake Piru, about 56 miles north of downtown L.A.
“The lake will be closed to the public while search operations continue,” the sheriff’s office wrote Thursday on Twitter.
Fans were furious that the search was called off and spoke out on Twitter, alleging that if Rivera (who is Puerto Rican, Black and German) were white, they wouldn’t have done that.
Wrote one: “it’s actually infuriating. what if it was lea? or any other white actor? they wouldn’t be stopping their search. it doesn’t (and will never) matter if you’re gorgeous, rich, famous. naya is a latinx woman, with tan skin. FLASHLIGHTS, PEOPLE. ITS 2020.”
Rivera is presumed dead after she took out a boat around 1 p.m. Wednesday with her son Josey. He was discovered three hours later alone and sleeping, and Rivera could not be located. Josey is reportedly in good condition.
Meanwhile, Rivera’s co-stars and other Hollywood pals, including Heather Morris, Harry Shum Jr. and Demi Lovato, are praying for her safe return. “Please pray for Naya Rivera to be found safe and sound,” Lovato wrote. Her former fiancé Big Sean is also showing his support on social media.
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KATY PERRY ANNOUNCES FIFTH STUDIO ALBUM, ‘SMILE’ – (07/10/2020)
Katy Perry has unveiled the title and artwork for her forthcoming fifth studio album, Smile.
“Step right up! Step right up! 🎪 KP5 is called 🙂 #SMILE 🙂,” she wrote on social media. “I wrote the title track from the album when I was coming through one of the darkest periods of my life and had lost my smile. This whole album is my journey towards the light – with stories of resilience, hope, and love. Listen to the song at midnight local time Friday, July 10 and pre-order the album at the link in bio. ♥️,” she continued.
The title track is out now and the album will be released on August 14th.
“I wrote the title track from the album when I was coming through one of the darkest periods of my life and had lost my smile. This whole album is my journey towards the light – with stories of resilience, hope, and love,” she wrote of the song on Twitter.
Perry has released a string of singles in the past few months; in May, she dropped “Daisies,” along with an accompanying visual. Prior to “Daisies,” Perry released “Harleys in Hawaii,” “Small Talk,” “Never Really Over,” and “365.”
In March, Perry released a video for her single “Never Worn White,” in which she revealed her pregnancy.
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HARRY STYLES’ ‘DREAM WITH ME’ SLEEP STORY IS OUT NOW ON THE CALM APP – (07/10/2020)
Harry Styles teamed up with the Calm app for a sleep and meditation story titled Dream With Me, out now.
“Sleep and meditation are a huge part of my routine, whether I’m at home, in the studio, or out on the road,” Harry said in a statement. “Rest and recovery is as important as doing the work. Finding a balance has been endlessly beneficial to both my physical and mental health. It’s changed my life. I’m so happy to be collaborating with Calm at a time when the world needs all the healing it can get. Treat people with kindness.”
The 30-minute sleep story is narrated by Styles. As late as Wednesday afternoon, however, the Calm app appeared to be having some technical difficulties, and many were unable to access Styles’ recording. When trying to refresh the Sleep Stories feature, an error message popped up explaining that the app was “temporarily unavailable.”
“We are actively working on a fix,” a spokeswoman for Calm said. “Keep an eye on our social channels for updates. All of our users will be able to #DreamWithHarry soon. We appreciate your patience!”
Calm cofounder and co-CEO Michael Acton Smith said in a statement that Styles’ “mellifluous voice is the perfect tonic to calm a racing mind.”
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LADY A VERSUS LADY A CONTINUES – (07/10/2020)
It was reported yesterday that the trio of Lady Antebellum was suing Anita White over a dispute of the name Lady A. The band filed the suit only after Anita White had asked for a $10 million for the settlement.
The blues artist who also goes by the name Lady A made this statement: “I was quiet for two weeks because I was trying to believe that it was going to be okay and that they would realize that it would be easier to just change their name, or pay me for my name. She continued: “But here we go again with another white person trying to take something from a black person, even though they say they’re trying to help.”
The trio Lady A officially changed their name from Lady Antebellum to the shorter nickname, dropping the slavery-tied “Antebellum” on June 11 amid national conversations about racism and inequality in the United States. Lady A is a nickname fans have used for the band — and one they have used themselves — for years.
In the band’s law suit, they do not ask for money from Anita White; rather, they want a declaration from the court that they are using their name lawfully, and that they are not infringing on White’s rights by continuing to use it.
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