The ex-"Empire" star says, sadly, safe-at-home orders in response to the COVID-19 pandemic have created unsafe domestic situations for many vulnerable women and children. We're told Jussie got word from a friend the Jenesse Center -- which aids victims of domestic violence -- had an influx of new emergency cases in recent weeks. … [Read more...] about Jussie Smollett Combating Domestic Violence Amid Pandemic Spike
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I binged Ozark until 3:30 in the morning — I couldn't stop myself because I loved it — but normally I’m up earlier. In my bedroom, I have these blackout curtains that I can open on top to see the weather when I wake up. Then, I always make my bed because it makes me feel good to start off the day like that. I get dressed, though for a while there I was lounging around in my pajamas all day until I thought, "Hmm, I don’t know about this." Now, I get dressed, come down, let Pip out and give him his breakfast and make some for myself. … [Read more...] about How I’m Living Now: Glenn Close
Westpac IFFM Excellence in Global Cinema Aishwarya Rai Bachchan was felicitated with the Westpac IFFM Excellence in Global Cinema award. She was quoted as saying, "I'm so humbled and filed with gratitude to be given this award. We as creative people always wish to do more and I'm far far away from resting. As an artist I have so much more to explore but it's great to have this honour. But above all I must thank the fans, who have loved me so immensely and it's because of you we get to live our dream, our passion." … [Read more...] about IFFM 2017: Aamir’s Dangal, Prabhas’ Baahubali Win It Big, Aishwarya Rai Gets A Special Mention!
Gilmour has kept a very low profile since the conclusion of his Rattle That Lock world tour in 2016. Last year, he sold many of his guitars at a charity auction that netted more than $20 million. In September 2019, Roger Waters told Rolling Stone that he met up with Gilmour in June of that year. The two have been estranged from each other for many years. … [Read more...] about Watch David Gilmour and Family Cover Leonard Cohen Classics
But hopelessness, despair, and nihilism, those were words Prine seldom used. His next album, 1973’s Sweet Revenge, set the tone for his next 45 years of record making, crystallizing his Midwestern folk-zen. You are what you are, and you ain’t what you ain’t. On that record, death could be a burlesque farce (“Please Don’t Bury Me”) or it could be cause for deep grief (“Mexican Home”), but never again mere blackness. Instead, Prine’s music, stained with the tears and tragedies of adulthood, always made its way back toward compassion and grace, with an aw-shucks smile. Prine’s songs were the sun shining through the window in the second verse of “That’s the Way the World Goes ‘Round,” thawing out the misery and despair of anyone at risk of freezing themselves to death in their own proverbial bathtubs. … [Read more...] about John Prine: A Never-Ending Christmas and an Aw-Shucks Smile