ARIANA GRANDE & LADY GAGA TO PERFORM ‘RAIN ON ME’ FOR THE FIRST TIME AT MTV VMAS: The 2020 MTV Video Music Awards has revealed that Ariana Grande and Lady Gaga will unite for the first time live to perform “Rain On Me” at the awards ceremony on August 28th. The two superstars are also the most nominated acts of the evening.
EMMYS TO HONOR TYLER PERRY: The Television Academy will honor entertainment mogul Tyler Perry, and his charity, The Perry Foundation, with the 2020 Governors Award. The award honors an individual or organization whose work is so exceptional it goes beyond the scope of a typical Emmy Award. “I’m grateful for and humbled by this recognition from the Television Academy,” Perry said. “I’ve always prided myself on the work we do at the studio, our diverse representation of people from all walks of life, and the community we’ve built. My hope is that through moments like this we can remind others of the power of ownership and show that when the world doesn’t offer you a seat at the table, you can build your own.” Jimmy Kimmel is hosting the virtual ceremony live on Sunday, September 20th, on ABC.
ELLEN DEGENERES CALLS NO EYE-CONTACT RULE ‘INSANE’ AS AN UGLY TWEET SURFACES – (08/19/2020)
Finally, something everyone can agree on. During an emotional Zoom call with her staffers Monday, Ellen DeGeneres addressed several issues related to the “toxic” work environment she reportedly oversaw on her eponymous show.
According to insiders, the host said she had no clue where the unspoken rule dictating that no staffer could look her in the eye came from.
The 62-year-old said: “I don’t know where it started. Please talk to me. Look me in the eye.” Describing the rumored rule as “insane,” DeGeneres continued, “It’s crazy, just not true, I don’t know how it started. [It’s] not who I am.”
WarnerMedia is reportedly nearing the end of its investigation into The Ellen DeGeneres Show. Thus far, three top producers‚ executive producers Ed Glavin and Kevin Leman and co-executive producer Jonathan Norman, have been fired. They were accused of bullying behavior and sexual misconduct.
Interestingly, DJ Stephen “tWitch” Boss, who publicly supported DeGeneres during the investigation, has been named co-executive producer.
Meanwhile, Page Six unearthed another ugly remnant of her past. She tweeted on June 5, 2009: “I made one of my employees cry like a baby on today’s show. Honestly, it felt good.”
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KANYE WEST QUALIFIES TO APPEAR ON 2020 UTAH BALLOT – (08/19/2020)
The state elections office has confirmed that Kanye West has qualified to appear on the 2020 Utah ballot in November. According to The New York Post, state elections direction Justin Lee said that his office had verified that West had collected 1,000 signatures needed to appear on the ballot.
Utah marks the fifth state in which West has qualified to be on the ballot. He has gained ballot access in Arkansas, Colorado, Oklahoma and Vermont.
West will appear as an unaffiliated candidate.
LADY GAGA’S BORN THIS WAY FOUNDATION ANNOUNCES THIS YEAR’S #BEKIND21 CAMPAIGN – (08/19/2020)
Lady Gaga is once again urging people to be kind, via her Born This Way Foundation.
The charity’s third annual #BeKind21 campaign encourages participants – including schools, colleges, corporate and non-profit partners – to integrate kindness into their daily lives from September 1st to September 21st. Last year’s campaign generated over 41 million acts of kindness.
If you sign up to participate, you’ll get calendars, tips and inspiration from the charity’s co-founders – including Gaga’s mom, Cynthia Germanotta – and you’ll also have the chance to be featured on ChannelKindness.org, the Foundation’s digital platform.
Among the organizations the Foundation is partnering with for the campaign are Black Girls Vote, Donors Choose, Global Citizen, MusiCares, Sandy Hook Promise, Save the Music, Sesame Workshop, Verizon Media, Girls Inc., and the Community Justice Action Fund.
Meanwhile, following the recent mass shootings in Dayton, El Paso and Gilroy, Gaga announced that she will be partnering with DonorsChoose to fund classroom project needs in 162 schools in the affected cities.
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