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The Naomi Osaka Barbie Doll is Here!

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Mattel has released the Naomi Osaka Barbie doll ahead of the 2021 Olympics.

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The doll is a part of Barbie’s celebration of “real-life role models” which is comprised of “remarkable women who are breaking boundaries and inspiring the next generation.” The fully posable doll sports a familiar Nike outfit Osaka wore during the 2020 Australian Open.

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“It’s such an honor to be a part of the Barbie Role Model series, and to remind young girls that they can make a difference in the world. I want young girls everywhere to feel empowered to dream big and to know that if they believe in themselves that anything is possible!” Osaka said.

You may click here  to purchase the new Osaka doll.

Allyson Felix and Athleta Covering Childcare Costs For Athlete Moms

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Olympic Gold medalist Allyson Felix and Athleta are doing their part to support athlete moms.

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Felix, the apparel company and the Women’s Sports Foundation (WSF) have launched The Power of She Fund: Child Care Grants.

We strive to remove barriers for mom-athletes and celebrate who they are holistically

This new $200,000 grant program has made a commitment to cover childcare costs for professional mom-athletes traveling to competitions.

“This is going to make a huge difference in their lives,” Felix told “Good Morning America.” “Childcare is one of the huge barriers that we have to overcome.”

Allyson Felix and Athleta

She continued, “I really do hope also that this spurs an industry-wide change, and we look to support women holistically.”

Don’t forget to catch Allyson when she runs for the gold again this summer during the Tokyo Olympics.

Chip and Joanna Gaines Address Diversity & Inclusion Criticism

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Chip and Joanna Gaines want their new network to reflect their commitment to diversity and inclusion.

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“As an American white male, it’s hard to be perfectly diverse,” Chip shared with The Hollywood Reporter. “In our own company, we’ve got nearly 700 employees, and one of our biggest passions is making this group represent all people.”

This comes after they were questioned as to why they never featured a same sex couple on Fixer Upper.

Then the couple came under fire for donating $1000. to Chip’s sister who was running for the school board in Fort Worth, Texas. Shortly after the donation, his sister spoke out against teaching critical race theory in schools.

“The accusations that get thrown at you, like you’re a racist or you don’t like people in the LGBTQ community, that’s the stuff that really eats my lunch — because it’s so far from who we really are,” Joanna shared. “That’s the stuff that keeps me up.”

The Magnolia Network launches July 15th on Discovery + and will feature hosts from different backgrounds. Jonathan Morris, a black man, is the host of the series “Self Employed,” while the show “Road to Launch” with Jamila Norman is led by a woman of color. Openly gay interior designer Brian Patrick Flynn also has a show on the Magnolia Network.

Actress Suzzanne Douglas Has Passed. She Was 64

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Jason’s Lyric star Suzzanne Douglas has passed away. Her cause of death has not been revealed, but her passing was confirmed by her cousin Tuesday night.

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“Suzzanne Douglas, a beautiful and talented actress made her transition today,” her cousin Angie Tee posted on Facebook. “She warmed our hearts on movie screens and television sets all over the world. This beautiful soul was my cousin.”

Douglas was born in Chicago and raised by her single mother along with her three siblings. She developed a passion for the arts at a young age, and earned a bachelor’s degree from Illinois State University, as well as a masters in music from the Manhattan School of Music.

She appeared on Broadway and in a bunch of television shows and movies including How Stella Got Her Groove Back, Inkwell and Jason’s Lyric.

Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted.- Matthew 5:4

My prayers and condolences go out to her family and friends.

Shaunie O’Neal and Pastor Keion Henderson Are A Couple

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Shaunie O’Neal and Pastor Keion Henderson just went Instagram official.

Pastor Henderson who is the Pastor of the Lighthouse Church in Houston is celebrating his 40th birthday. To help him celebrate Shaunie shared a beautiful message on her Instagram for her Pastor Boo.

“Today I celebrate you because as our friendship has blossomed, you’ve become my safe place where I can authentically grow without judgement. You are my soundboard, you’ve taught me so much thus far, and you love me and my children unconditionally. During a time where I had given up on finding a soulmate, God sent you. Thank you for being my friend first, yet being intentional with my time and heart. Happiest Birthday to the man that has made me The Happiest Girl In The World! “

The word is still out on when the two hooked up, but I do know Shaunie attended his relationship conference back in 2019.

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(L) Shaunie O’Neal, Pastor Keion Henderson (C), (R) Monique Payton

Along with Monique Payton, she participated in the WomanUp Panel moderated by Pastor Keion, revealing truths about their experiences in previous marriages.

I’m here for this! Pastor Keion is an awesome man of God and Shaunie has always carried herself with such grace.

Happy birthday Preacher!

Nobody But You! Gwen Stefani and Blake Shelton Tie The Knot

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Gwen Stefani and Blake Shelton have made it official!

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The “Nobody But You” singers tied the knot on Saturday at Shelton’s Oklahoma ranch in front of family and friends.

According to reports the couple exchanged vows inside the wedding chapel that Blake had constructed on his 1200 acre property.

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In true Gwen style, she wore a custom lily white Vera Wang Haute silk georgette gown for her walk down the aisle. The gown featured a sweetheart plunging neckline, cut away back, fitted bodice and high low hand tumbled tulle skirt.

Her white chapel length veil featured the hand embroidered names of Stefani, Shelton, and their kids.

Blake was a true cowboy! Opting to wear a black vest and blue jeans to take his bride.

According to Vera Wang, who released photos of her celebrity bride on Monday, Stefani changed into “a custom lily white Italian silk crepe and hand tumbled tulle strapless mini dress” for the reception.

The dress featured “hand pieced silk, crystal and sequin embroidered foliage delicately trickling from the waist down the skirt,” Wang said.

To finish her look Gwen wore a pair of white stiletto cowboy boots. Yes Girl!!!!