Celebrities vetted (and denied) based on political views ahead of defunct anti-coronavirus ad, report says
WASHINGTON — A now-canceled $250 million anti-coronavirus ad campaign by the Trump administration was so politically motivated it screened possible celebrity spokespeople based on their support for the president and their liberal ideology, according to documents released Thursday by the House Oversight Committee.The campaign has been shelved while the Department of Health and Human Services reviews allegations of impropriety linked to the effort.But a “PSA Celebrity Tracker” document released by the committee that was updated as recently as Oct. 23 lists some 274 celebrities who were considere...
New York Daily News
2021 Cadillac Escalade's features and tech propel luxury SUV to leadership
If it’s possible to be simultaneously iconic and underappreciated, the Cadillac Escalade qualifies. The ‘Slade — a nickname I despise, but hey, how many vehicles are special enough to have nicknames these days? — is the ride of choice for star athletes and celebrities, featured in music videos and prime time soaps like HBO’s “Succession.”When you arrive in an Escalade, you have arrived.Despite that, know-it-all auto writers like me tended to dismiss the Escalade when the conversation turns to the best luxury SUVs. A friend who knows the auto industry as well as anybody I know looked at me like...
Detroit Free Press
#EndSARS: Celebrities blast Buhari, Sanwo-Olu over Lekki shooting
Nigerian celebrities have called out President Muhammadu Buhari and Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, referring to them as ‘murderers’ after peaceful protesters are being shot at by the military at the Lekki toll gate holdout for the #EndSars protest.According to reports, people were killed and several sustained injuries from gunshots after the security cameras and street lights were put out at the scene.This is coming after a curfew was imposed by the Lagos State Government starting from 4 pm but was later moved to 9 pm today.However, the protesters were still at the venue of the prot...
Shamir used to be an 'accidental pop star.' Now, the Philly indie rocker has come into his own.
PHILADELPHIA — Shamir began his career with the kind of immediate success most pop music makers can only dream of.There was only one problem, says the Las Vegas-raised songwriter, who’s been a Philadelphian for five years: It wasn’t his dream.While still a teenager, the singer and multi-instrumentalist whose last name is Bailey — won acclaim for his 2014 EP, “Northtown,” named after the working-class Sin City neighborhood where he grew up, across the street from a pig farm.The next year, he blew up with “Ratchet,” an album of sly electro-pop recorded in Brooklyn. “On the Regular,” an irresisti...
The Philadelphia Inquirer
Nelly's 'Country Grammar' arriving in deluxe vinyl versions
Nelly’s “Country Grammar,” celebrating its 20th anniversary, will be rereleased in a special vinyl version Nov. 20.The deluxe, two-album vinyl set will be pressed in both black and translucent blue vinyl. The rerelease features bonus songs “Icey,” “Come Over,” “Country Grammar (Instrumental)” and “Ride Wit Me (Instrumental)” available on vinyl for the first time.“Country Grammar 20th Anniversary Deluxe Edition” (2 LP) Track Listing:Side A“Intro”“St. Louie”“Greed, Hate, Envy”“Country Grammar (Hot …)”“Steal the Show”Side B“Ride Wit Me”“E.I.”“Thicky Thick Girl”“For My”“Utha Side”Side C“Tho Dem Wr...
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Meet the chef who says he is 'the brains' behind Kristin Cavallari's new cookbook
CHICAGO — Elmhurst, Illinois-based chef Mike Kubiesa — who partnered with Kristin Cavallari on the new cookbook, “True Comfort” — is ready to get off the sidelines and focus on his goal of becoming a celebrity TV chef.Kubiesa said he met former Bears quarterback Jay Cutler in 2015 while cooking for players and coaches at Halas Hall in Lake Forest. Cutler offered him a job as his family’s chef. He said he fed the Cutler-Cavallari clan — which includes kids Camden, Jaxon and Saylor — until last year.The 29-year-old chef said he now cooks for Bulls forward Otto Porter Jr. while also working dinne...
olice Reform: Nigerian Celebrities To Partner VONY
The Voice of Naija Youth (VONY) has recommended that the federal government sets up a committee that comprises some of the most prominent voices that fought and were at the forefront of the ENDSARS campaign.According to the founder, Mrs. Temi Okesanjo, “it has become imperative that the federal government effectively communicates the implementation process of the reforms. There is need for transparency and speed at this stage“The zeal, enthusiasm and passion of these key stakeholders must be complemented by including them to join the civil society, groups and all other stakeholders in the full...
Celebrities lead TED global call to act on climate crisis
San Francisco (AFP) - With a call to save the planet, Prince William and Pope Francis on Saturday joined activists, artists, celebrities and politicians in a free streamed TED event aimed at mobilizing and unifying people to confront the climate crisis."The shared goals of our generation are clear," William said in a video message kicking off the event, dubbed Countdown. "Together we must protect and restore nature, clean our air, revive our oceans, build a waste-free world and fix our climate."For more than five hours the second-in-line to the British throne and other speakers delved in the r...
Celebrities to lead TED global call to act on climate crisis
San Francisco (AFP) - The Pope and Prince William will join activists, artists, celebrities and politicians on Saturday at a free streamed TED event aimed at unifying people to confront the climate crisis.The Countdown program will kick off on the TED channel at YouTube starting at 8 am (1500 GMT) in California and feature 50 speakers, the pontiff and the second-in-line to the British throne among them."You'll be hearing from all different kinds of folks from all walks of life; from the front lines to the grassroots to the treetops," actor Mark Ruffalo, who is among the Countdown hosts, said d...
Super Kharot Draws Celebrities To Ilaji Resort For Post-Lockdown Party
As life gradually returns to normal, a few events have returned, much to the excitement of fun seekers. Super Kharot Entertainment has taken up the challenge of creating alternative avenues for fun lovers to get their groove on. One of such is the ‘Lockdown parties’ which his outfit is now generally known for around Ibadan.Hosted at the Ilaji Resorts, the ‘lockdown party’ since yesterday, been hosting select celebrities and a few of their fans to three nights of fun and engagement.Speaking exclusively to Friday Treat, Bamidele Opeyemi, the CEO of Super Kharot Entertainment, said, “We created t...