Chadwick Boseman Memorial Scholarship… Twitter has got jokes… Massive ‘Mixtape’ Show… Britney Spears has no words… and Jennifer Lopez ‘can’t stand’ George Clooney
It was August of 2020 when the death of Chadwick Boseman shocked the world. He had been battling colon cancer for four years and was only 43 when he passed away. Fortunately, his legacy will live on at his beloved alma mater, Howard University. Chadwick graduated from Howard in 2000 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in directing. A few months ago, Howard renamed its College of Fine Arts after Chadwick, and now they’re partnering with Netflix to establish a $5.4M scholarship in Chadwick’s name. The scholarship will provide a full four-year ride to one freshman per incoming class. The students who are chosen must exemplify exceptional skills in the arts, reflect Chadwick’s values of excellence, leadership, respect, empathy and passion, and also have a financial need.
Netflix and Howard University have established a $5.4 million Chadwick Boseman Memorial Scholarship, which will fully cover four years of tuition at the newly named Chadwick A. Boseman College of Fine Arts at the late actor’s alma mater https://t.co/Y1OYfqSS1z pic.twitter.com/NmrVJoCD3T— The Hollywood Reporter (@THR) October 4, 2021
“Hello literally everyone.” That was what Twitter’s official account tweeted yesterday when Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp and Messenger all went dark around noon. The outage lasted for about 7 hours, and experts say that cost Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg about a billion dollars an hour. The company itself lost about $13M per hour, or $220K a minute. Yikes. This is the company’s longest outage in over a decade. They’re blaming it on routers or whatever, but some people weren’t that mad at it. Andy Cohen tweeted, “The world without Facebook and Instagram seems more fun. Maybe Twitter next??”
hello literally everyone— Twitter (@Twitter) October 4, 2021
Some mamas are about to get real excited! New Kids On the Block were on “The Kelly Clarkson Show” yesterday with Salt-N-Pepa, En Vogue and Rick Astley to announce their MixTape Tour 2022! Get ready to be Rick-rolled in person when the tour kicks off in May and hits 55 cities across the country, including New Orleans, San Antonio, and Dallas! Tickets go on sale Friday at TicketMaster.com.
Britney Spears went on her Instagram yesterday for several reasons. First, she wanted to thank everyone involved in helping her get one step closer to freedom. She posted, “#FreeBritney movement … I have no words … because of you guys and your constant resilience in freeing me from my conservatorship … my life is now in that direction !!!!! I cried last night for two hours cause my fans are the best and I know it … I feel your hearts and you feel mine … that much I know is true !!!!!” Then she posted a video with crazy cartoon eyes and she revealed that she and Sam Asghari had been vacationing in French Polynesia, complained about waiting 45 minutes for dinner and just wanting ice cream, and then asked for help picking out where she and Sam should get married. So far, they’ve been talking about Italy, Greece, Australia and New York!
#FreeBritney movement … I have no words … because of you guys and your constant resilience in freeing me from my conservatorship … my life is now in that direction !!!!! I cried last night for two hours cause my fans are the best and I know it … pic.twitter.com/7OpsOKoHNc— Britney Spears (@britneyspears) October 4, 2021
George Clooney and Ben Affleck hit the red carpet for the premiere of “The Tender Bar,” a movie in which Ben stars and George directs. Jennifer Lopez wasn’t by her man’s side for this one and The Sun UK that it’s because Jen can’t stand George! A source told them, “Jen famously did not get along with George Clooney when they made ‘Out of Sight’ together. They couldn’t stand each other. So it’s funny that Ben’s new movie is with George and it’s no coincidence that Jen was not photographed on the red carpet with him, posing with George and Amal.” The source also added, “Bridges need to be repaired.”
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