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Justin Bieber and Balenciaga Team Up For New Ad Campaign

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Justin Bieber and Balenciaga are bringing the heat with their new ad campaign.

Dressed in all black and carrying the brand’s signature matte-black City tote, the Peaches singer was announced as the new face of the luxury brand.

Justin Bieber and Balenciaga
Katy Grannan

Shot by photographer and filmmaker Katy Grannan in an empty L.A. parking garage, the campaign shows Bieber decked out in an outfit that screams Balenciaga.

The campaign also includes French actress Isabelle Huppert, Awar Adhiero Odhiang, Anania Orgeas, Isabelle Weldon Herouard, Minttu Vesala, Litay Marcus, Angel aka Emmanuel Culkin Mugisha, Abdou Diop, Taishi Suzuki, Hans Schmidt, and Eliza Douglas.

Watch: Obama: In Pursuit Of A More Perfect Union Trailer & Premiere Date

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HBO’s three-part documentary Obama: In Pursuit of a More Perfect Union is set to premiere Tuesday, August 3rd at 9pm ET.

Obama: In Pursuit of a More Perfect Union

The documentary chronicles the personal and political journey of President Obama, as the country grapples with its racial history.

Weaving together conversations with colleagues, friends and critics, and interspersed with his own speeches and news interviews, the series begins with the former Presidents’ childhood and takes us through his perspective as the son of a white mother from Kansas and an African father, his spiritual formation by a generation of Black leaders, and his hopes for a more inclusive America.

Check out the trailer below:

Israel Houghton & Adrienne Bailon “Cafe New Breed” Pop Up Tour

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Israel Houghton and Adrienne Bailon were spotted arriving to their Cafe New Breed pop up tour in Philly on Wednesday.

Cafe New Breed

During tour stops fans of New Breed can grab some coffee, shop Adrienne’s Lavoute line and listen to live worship music.

Cafe New Breed

During the live in person worship experience the group perform songs from their latest project Feels Like Home vol.1 and 2.

Both projects were recorded during the pandemic at the L.A. home of Israel and Adrienne.

New Music: Lena Byrd Miles Releases New Single “Watch Me” on MY Block Inc.

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Contemporary gospel artist Lena Byrd Miles releases her new single and video “Watch Me,” via My Block Inc. Miles powerful vocals along with the powerful lyrics, captures conviction, hope, and faith.

Now then stand still and see this great thing the Lord is about to do before your eyes.- 1 Samuel 12:16

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Co-written by Miles and multi-award-winning producer Warryn Campbell, “Watch Me” offers a powerful lyrical message that floats over changes of traditional gospel and jazz vibes sprinkled with a hint of R&B.

According to Miles, “the message of the song is watching God with great anticipation of Him making life better for us however He sees fit to do so.” She adds, “I found one of my note envelopes/pieces of paper that I used while writing/working on ‘Watch Me’. At the top, I wrote the scripture—1 Samuel 12:16 which says, “Now then stand still and see this great thing the Lord is about to do before your eyes.” 

Simply put, ‘Watch Me’ leaves no room for confusion. The message is clear and repetitive so there is no mistake. I heard you when you cried out to me / I saw you when you fell to your knees / I still have the power to fix anything / Just watch me / Just watch me.

Amen!

New Music: Leanna Crawford and JeKalyn Carr “Mean Girls”

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Leanna Crawford and JeKalyn Carr have teamed up to remind us that our worth is much more greater than what someone says about us.

Leanna Crawford and JeKalyn Carr

This is a new version of the original song that Crawford released earlier this year.

Sharing the message of the song, explained, “The words we use are powerful. Some words can build people up while other hurtful words can tear down. Sadly, we’ve all experienced the latter and it’s those words that we just can’t seem to get out of heads no matter how old we are. I wrote this song as a prayer for myself but also for you because sometimes we need to be reminded that our worth is so much more than words.”

Amen!

Viola Davis Memoir “Finding Me” Coming Next April

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Book publisher, HarperOne announced earlier this week that a Viola Davis memoir is being released next year.

Viola Davis memoir

The award winning actress will open up about her rise to stardom. She will discuss navigating poverty and family turmoil while growing up in Rhode Island to living her dream.

“I believe that our stories, and the courage to share them, is the most powerful empathetic tool we have,” Davis said in a statement, according to the Associated Press. “This is my story … straight no chaser.”

Finding Me is set to hit bookshelves April 2022.

The Legendary Whitney Houston to Be Featured in New ABC Primetime Docu-series

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A new ABC docu-series that profiles a different celebrity who shaped American culture premieres next month.

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Superstar premieres August 11th on the network and will first feature the legendary Whitney Houston.

According to THR, the series will be told through a series of never-before-seen private videos. The debut episode will also include archival interviews of Whitney and Bobby. There will also be new interviews with Brandy, Chaka Khan, BeBe Winans and Darlene Love.

Other greats set to be profiled include Kobe Bryant and beloved actor and comedian Robin Williams.

All of who left us too soon…

New Clip: Netflix VIVO Starts Streaming August 6th

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From Sony Pictures Animation comes Netflix VIVO, an animated musical adventure featuring all-new songs from Lin-Manuel Miranda.

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VIVO – (L-R) Ynairaly Simo as Gabi and Lin-Manuel Miranda as Vivo. ©2021 SPAI. All Rights Reserved.

Streaming on Netflix August 6th, the family friendly movie follows Vivo (voiced by Hamilton creator Lin-Manuel Miranda), a kinkajou who roams around Havana with his owner Andrés (voiced by Buena Vista Social Club’s Juan de Marcos González) singing tunes and playing music for the crowds. While they do not speak the same language, their bond is unbreakable due to their shared love of music. Adventure ensues when Vivo must deliver a hand-written letter to the long-lost love of Andrés, traveling from Havana to Miami and meeting a friend along the way. 

VIVO – (L-R) JUAN DE MARCOS GONZÁLEZ as “Andres” and LIN-MANUEL MIRANDA as “Vivo”. Cr: ©2021 SPAI. All Rights Reserved.

Also featuring the voices of Zoe Saldaña (Guardians of the Galaxy) as Gabi’s mother, Rosa; Michael Rooker as a villainous Everglades python, Lutador; Brian Tyree Henry and Nicole Byer as a pair of star-crossed spoonbills; and Katie Lowes, Olivia Trujillo, and Lidya Jewett as a trio of well-meaning but overzealous scout troops, the animnated film is an exhilarating story about gathering your courage, finding family in unlikely friends, and the belief that music can open you to new worlds.

Pastor Charles Jenkins Returns with ‘PRAISE PARTY Volume 1’

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With his radio by his side, Pastor Charles Jenkins is back ya’ll!

The Pastor emeritus of Fellowship Chicago released his highly-anticipated album, PRAISE PARTY, volume 1.

Pastor Charles Jenkins

PRAISE PARTY was preceded by the Billboard Gospel radio #1 songs, “Grace (feat. Le’Andria Johnson),” “Can’t Turn Back,” and “He’ll Make it Alright (feat. Mr. Talkbox)” – all found on the new album for listening pleasure. PRAISE PARTY features Jenkins’ signature vocals, progressive instrumentation and provides a summer dance soundtrack for all. Jenkins’ current single, “Never Knew Love (feat. Stephanie Mills)” is a throwback anthem of praise with Fellowship Chicago singing over the sampling of Stephanie Mills’ 1980’s top-10 Billboard hit, “Never Knew Love Like this Before.”

The Bachelorette Mike Planeta: His Decision to Abstain from Sex until Marriage

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The Bachelorette Mike Planeta is saving himself for marriage, but he still struggles just like the rest of us.

The Bachelorette Mike Planeta

“I am not some perfect little, like, you know, golden boy. Dude, I am a very flawed human being. Like, I am extremely flawed,” Planeta, said on an episode of the “Talking It Out” podcast while discussing his decision to abstain from sex until marriage.

“And I’ve said this, I’ve talked with ‘Bachelorette’ Katie Thurston about this. I’m very open about this. I may not have had, like, sex, sex, but I’ve slipped up and I’ve had oral sex,” he shared with hosts Mike Johnson and Bryan Abasolo.

The Bachelorette Mike Planeta

The gym owner credits his faith with providing him the discipline necessary to “take a step back” and assess how a sexual relationship would affect both himself and a potential partner.

“Sex is a bonding thing,” he said. “It’s a connection thing. Like, it can mask a lot of issues if you’re not communicating and talking about a lot of these things.

“I just want to make it perfectly clear how, like, naturally selfish of a human I am outside of my faith,” he added. “And that’s why I cling so hard to it.”

Amen!

First appeared in PageSix

Prince Harry Upcoming Memoir: Sharing Life Lessons That Have Helped Shape Him

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Random House announced on Monday that Prince Harry upcoming memoir will be “intimate and heartfelt.”

Prince Harry upcoming memoir

The publishing company announced that the memoir will be released in 2020.

“I’m writing this not as the prince I was born but as the man I have become,” the Duke of Sussex, said in a statement Monday. “I’ve worn many hats over the years, both literally and figuratively, and my hope is that in telling my story — the highs and lows, the mistakes, the lessons learned — I can help show that no matter where we come from, we have more in common than we think. I’m deeply grateful for the opportunity to share what I’ve learned over the course of my life so far and excited for people to read a firsthand account of my life that’s accurate and wholly truthful.”

To the naysayers, the Duke of Sussex will donate proceeds to charity, according to Random House.