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Michelle Obama partners with MTV for national virtual prom

Michelle Obama partners with MTV for national virtual prom

Entertainment
Michelle Obama is helping to give students a prom.Obama's nonpartisan organization, When We All Vote, and MTV will host a virtual prom event for the class of 2020.The event, announced on Thursday, is meant to boost the spirits of the students whose proms and graduation ceremonies have been canceled due to Covid-19 as well as shine a light on registering and voting in the national election in November.MTV's Prom-athon is also being held in partnership with the 2020 Prom Challenge which Obama publicized in February by sharing her own prom photo.Michelle Obama✔@MichelleObama Throwing it back to my 1982 prom night and this pink satin, polka-dotted dress.Join the #PromChallenge with @WhenWeAllVote and @MTV and tell us what your school is doing to register students to vote. You could get a f...
Fred Willard, ‘Best in Show’ and ‘Modern Family’ comedy star, has died

Fred Willard, ‘Best in Show’ and ‘Modern Family’ comedy star, has died

Entertainment, Politics
Fred Willard, the comedic actor known for his roles in movies including "Best in Show" and "This is Spinal Tap" and TV sitcoms "Everybody Loves Raymond" and "Modern Family," has died.The star died peacefully on Friday "at the fantastic age of 86 years old," his daughter, Hope Mulbarger, confirmed to CNN."He kept moving, working and making us happy until the very end. We loved him so very much! We will miss him forever," Mulbarger said.His death comes nearly two years after the passing of his wife of 50 years, Mary Willard, who died in 2018 when she was 71 years old.Fred Willard and Will Ferrell in "Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy."The four-time Emmy nominee, who grew up in Ohio, spread joy through his talent for making people laugh. His work included comedies like "A Mighty Wind" an...
Gal Gadot to 2020 grads: ‘Now is your time to start and create your own special story’

Gal Gadot to 2020 grads: ‘Now is your time to start and create your own special story’

Entertainment
Here's what she said:"Hey everyone, I'm Gal Gadot, and I'm so honored to be able to personally congratulate you, the class of 2020 on your graduation.As a child of a teacher and an engineer, I grew up understanding very well the value and the power of education. And now with this moment in your life, when school is done but your next steps are unclear in this somewhat uncertain world, you might feel powerless at times.So I urge you to think of these words: Trust yourself. Create the kind of self that you will be happy to live with all your life. Make the most of yourself by fanning the tiny inner sparks of possibility into flames of achievement. Those words were spoken by Israeli Prime Minister Golda Meir. She was the first female prime minister for Israel, and these words had a profound ...
‘Trading Spaces’ designer Frank Bielec dies of heart attack at 72

‘Trading Spaces’ designer Frank Bielec dies of heart attack at 72

Entertainment
Designer Frank Bielec of TLC's "Trading Spaces" has died after a heart attack, according to a family member.Bielec was 72 and died at a Houston hospital on Friday, his stepson Matt Gafford said.The TLC Network issued a statement Saturday saying, it's "a sad day for the TLC family as we learn of the passing of beloved 'Trading Spaces' designer Frank Bielec." His colleague, designer Vern Yip, tweeted on Friday night saying, "Funny, wise, nice, and talented, he always lent perspective and levity to every situation." Home makeover host Ty Pennington tweeted about Bielec on Saturday, saying, "One of the best humans I've had the good fortune to call friend. You will be missed Frank." Friend and longtime "Trading Spaces" makeup artist Randall Tang said Bielec was "one of the kindest and...
Keith Urban treats healthcare workers to a private, drive-in concert

Keith Urban treats healthcare workers to a private, drive-in concert

Entertainment
Healthcare workers in Tennessee were treated to an unannounced, private show from country music star Keith Urban on Thursday night.More than 200 doctors, nurses, emergency medical technicians and staff members from Vanderbilt Health got in their cars and packed the Stardust Drive-In Movie Theater about 40 miles east of Nashville."To all of you guys here tonight, for everything that you've done and continue to do, to all of your families, we say thank you -- this concert is for all of you," Urban told the crowd. Almost 125 vehicles honked and flashed their lights throughout the performance, which lasted more than an hour.With social distancing guidelines in place, some artists, businesses and ministers have pivoted to drive-thru and drive-in models. Electronic musician Marc Rebillet is ...