Monthly Archives March 2020

Reese Witherspoon Launches ‘Shine On At Home’ Series

 Reese Witherspoon is offering up some expert tips that have been helpful to her during the coronavirus pandemic that has literally shit down the world.

Reese Witherspoon

The Big Little Lies star took to social today to announce Shine On At Home, an offshoot of her Netflix series, Shine On With Reese, in which she will share advice from experts ranging from personal finances to parenting.

“I’ve been thinking about ways I can give back at this time,” she shared with her followers. “A couple of years ago I did this show called Shine On With Reese. It was on Netflix. It’s actually still on Netflix and it’s really good. I talked to experts in different fields that really inspire me.”

She continued, “So as I was talking to different people I thought ‘what if I share some conversations that I’m having right now about how to deal with this time and share them with you guys.”

“I’m talking to parenting experts. I’m talking to marriage counselors. People who counsel me about personal finances. People who just teach me fun, inspiring meals. I thought I would share some of these conversations with you guys and I hope you find them useful and maybe thought-provoking, or helpful.”

Her first episode features NY-Times bestselling author Eve Rodsky, who wrote the Fair Play, about how to divvy up house chores.


Demi Lovato Using New Fabletics Line Launch To Help Fight COVID-19

Demi Lovato is launching her new capsule collection with Fabletics on April 2nd, and using the opportunity to help fight COVID-19.

She shared on Twitter earlier today that she thought about holding off on the launch because of the coronavirus pandemic, “recently we’ve watched our world change and have though hard about holding off on the launch.”

Demi Lovato

But after reflecting for a few days, she said she realized that this is actually the best time to inspire others with her capsule collection, which has always been about “channeling your inner strength.”

So, in a nod to the seriousness of the moment, Lovato revealed that Fabletics will donate $5 from every item sold to provide badly needed gear for frontline workers on the COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund of the World Health Organization; the pledge will include up to $125,000 from now through June 30.

Source: Billboard


Gayle King announced today that she will host ‘ACM® PRESENTS: OUR COUNTRY,’ a new two-hour special to air Sunday, April 5th on CBS.

Gayle King

The special features intimate conversations and at-home acoustic performances with country music’s biggest stars. It will be a night filled with entertainment, hope and reflection, bringing the healing power of music to Americans at a time when they need it most.

ACM® PRESENTS: OUR COUNTRY will feature performances from Kelsea Ballerini, Dierks Bentley, Kane Brown and John Legend, Luke Bryan, Brandi Carlile, Eric Church, Luke Combs, Sheryl Crow, Florida Georgia Line, Lady Antebellum, Miranda Lambert, Little Big Town, Tim McGraw, Old Dominion, Brad Paisley and Darius Rucker, Thomas Rhett, Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani, Shania Twain, Carrie Underwood and Keith Urban. Additionally, the special will honor 10-time ACM Award winner Kenny Rogers with performances by Luke Bryan, Brad Paisley and Darius Rucker.

Bad Girl RiRi Wears A Do-Rag For May Cover Of British Vogue

Bad Girl RiRi has always done fashion on her own terms and that’s one of the reasons I love her…

The May Issue of British Vogue was no exception.

According to the magazine’s editor-in-chief Edward Enniful, Rihanna reached out to him at 2:00 n the morning via Whatsapp with the idea to wear a do-rag for the May cover.

“Did I ever think that I would see a durag on the cover of Vogue? No reader, I did not,” Enninful wrote in his editor’s letter. “Although this potent symbol of black life — of self-preservation, resistance and authenticity — has an important place in popular culture, it is rarely viewed through the prism of high fashion. Yet here we have the most aspirational and beautiful durag. How exciting.”

Rihanna talks about life, love, her desire to become a mother… and the importance of owning it in the May issue of British Vogue.

Whitney Houston: ‘I Will Always Love You’ In Library of Congress

The late Whitney Houston music is now in the Library of Congress!

The iconic singer’s version of  “I Will Always Love You” is among the newest recordings inducted into the National Recording Registry of the Library of Congress.

Whitney Houston

God gave me a voice to sing with, and when you have that, what other gimmick is there?

Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden last Wednesday named 25 recordings as aural treasures worthy of preservation because of their cultural, historical and aesthetic importance to the nation’s recorded sound heritage.

Two of the additions — Dusty Springfield’s 1969 album “Dusty in Memphis” and Nippy’s rendition of a Dolly Parton classic, “I Will Always Love You” — have a hidden connection. The late singers’ mother, legendary gospel vocalist Cissy Houston, recorded background vocals as a member of The Sweet Inspirations for songs on “Dusty in Memphis.”

Nippy still is and will always be “The Voice” to me!


Former New York Nicks player Stephon Marbury is stepping in to help the city he use to play basketball for and call home.

According to the New York Post, the former point guard has arranged a deal that will sell 10 million face masks to New Yorkers for $2.75 each from a mask supplier in China. That price is almost a third of the $7.50 price that other retailers have been quoting for the N95 masks.

The former New Jersey Nets and New York Knicks player is now a coach for the Chinese Basketball Association’s Royal Fighters and still has family in Coney Island, Brooklyn, where he grew up.


“At the end of the day, I am from Brooklyn,” Marbury told the New York Post in a phone call from his Beijing home. “This is something that is close and dear to my heart as far as being able to help New York.”

“I have family there in Coney Island, a lot of family … who are affected by this, so I know how important it is for people to have masks during this time.”

Let Your Light Shine!

Niecy Nash Turned 50 & Curated A Life That Makes Her Happy!

My girl Niecy Nash didn’t cry when she turned 50 as a matter of fact she celebrated with a bomb photo shoot that she shared on Instagram and announced that she was divorcing her husband Jay Tucker after 8 years of marriage.

Niecy Nash

“I love my life right now. I have literally curated a life that makes me happy every day. So why wouldn’t I celebrate it?”, she shared with Essence.

Nash chose herself, and has inspired other women along the way to do the same.

“You will always be the thing—whether you’ve got a man or not, whether you have someone chasing you. It doesn’t matter. You’re the thing,” she shared with the ladies at the Essence Black Women in Hollywood Luncheon back in February. “You get up every day and choose yourself, and you teach your children to do the same.”

Ralph Lauren Pledges $10M To Help Fight Global Coronavirus Pandemic

The Ralph Lauren Foundation has announced that it will produce masks and isolation gowns to help with the shortage during this global coronavirus pandemic.

Ralph Lauren

“At the heart of our Company, there has always been a spirit of togetherness that inspires our creativity, our confidence and most importantly our support for one another. In the past weeks and months, that spirit has never wavered,” Ralph Lauren, who serves as the executive chairman and chief creative officer for his namesake clothing company, said in a statement.

“We believe that no matter who you are or where you are from, we are all connected,” he continued. “That is why we are taking significant action to help our teams and communities through this crisis.” 

Let Your Light Shine!


Former NFL Safety, Myron Rolle, who walked away from the league in 2013 to pursue a medical degree, is on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Myron Rolle

Rolle, a neurosurgery resident at Massachusetts General Hospital, is now in the position to help during the pandemic since operating rooms are being turned into ICUs because of the increasing number of coronavirus patients.

“I went down to the emergency department, and as I was walking through the emergency department I was seeing so many individuals with respiratory distress and respiratory compromise, and the numbers are staggering,” Rolle told ESPN. “Our neurosurgical floor has been transformed into a floor just full of COVID-19 patients.

You Go Boy!

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Officially Say Goodbye

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are saying goodbye to their official roles as royals.

The couple made the announcement today on their Sussex Royal Instagram account, one day before they officially are free to live life on their own terms.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle

“While you may not see us here, the work continues.

Thank you to this community – for the support, the inspiration and the shared commitment to the good in the world. We look forward to reconnecting with you soon. You’ve been great!

Until then, please take good care of yourselves, and of one another.”

Harry and Meghan

Kierra Sheard Launches A 6 Day Devotional Amid Coronavirus Pandemic

Gospel singer Kierra Sheard is using her time of quarantine to help us get our spirit man back in shape!

kierra sheard

In an Instagram post the It Keeps Happening singer announced her decision to launch a 6 Day Devotional after being convicted about the time she had been spending with God before the coronavirus pandemic.

So, yesterday I sat, thought, and got convicted about the time I’ve given God before the shutdown. It hasn’t been enough. This #quarantine has shined a light on my life. I’ve been consumed with work, haven’t gotten much rest, and a bit off course internally/spiritually. I said, “I’m starting again!” and I thought of you. God is definitely worth far more time than this but He honors the acknowledgment of what needs to be adjusted in the relationship, and when we actually make the adjustment. It’s been said that millennials, and the generations after, lack commitment and sacrifice. I beg to differ. It’s so urgent, Wanted to start today but I said I’d start tomorrow so that I could tell you first. Worried about your sleep time? Go back to sleep after we’ve spent time with the Lord. It’s only 15 mins.