Blue Ivy Carter has been announced as audiobook narrator of Hair Love, based on the award-winning short film by Matthew A. Cherry.
What We Know:
- Cherry shared a sample on Twitter of the 8-year-old daughter of Beyonce and Jay-Z narrating the book illustrated by Vashti Harrison. The tweet from Cherry received a multitude of praise. Majority of users, including Gabrielle Union quote retweeted the post with touched hearts and enthusiasm for Ivy’s involvement with the project.
- Many others also felt proud of Ivy who faced unnecessary critique about her hair and features at such a young age. In 2014 while hosting BET’s 106 & Park, Karrueche Tran joked about then 2-year-old Blue Ivy’s rarely combed hair. She later blamed the network for the tasteless joke putting her in the position to read words coming off the prompter on a live airing with no warning. In a full circle, now narrating a story about loving natural hair like her own and celebrating her Black excellence, Ivy brings an authenticity to the story valued by listeners.
- Hair Love follows the story of an African-American father attempting to do his daughter Zuri’s hair for the first time without his wife. On Audible, the publisher’s summary reads her hair “kinks, coils, and curls every which way. Zuri knows it’s beautiful…Tender and empowering, Hair Love is an ode to loving your natural hair – and a celebration of daddies and daughters everywhere.” The short film and book was released last year winning the 2020 Academy Award for Best Short Film and listed as a New York Times bestseller for consecutive weeks. HBO Max ordered 12 episodes of an animated adaption series called Young Love based on the characters from the original story.
- Blue Ivy has already accomplished a number of achievements and it is certain her journey has only just begun. She became the youngest recipient of the 2020 BET Her Award for her work on the song “Brown Skin Girl” and earned a NAACP Image Award for the track as well. She also made an appearance in her mother’s visual album Black is King. Beyonce’s efforts to trademark her daughter’s name does not come as much of a surprise with Ivy’s emerging success at her young age.
The audiobook produced and published by Dreamscape Media is now available in the U.S. and Canada.
Naya Rivera’s Family Scores Huge Victory In Wrongful Death Battle Over Tragic Drowning
The path has been cleared for Naya Rivera’s family to sue Ventura County for wrongful death after the singer died on July 8, 2020 while boating in Lake Piru with her three-year-old son, Josey.
via: Radar Online
According to court documents, the judge presiding over the suit against Ventura County shut down the defendantâ€™s attempt to block Naya’s family from collecting punitive damages.
Back in November, Nayaâ€™s ex-husband Ryan filed a lawsuit against Ventura County over the tragic 2020 drowning incident. The actress had rented a pontoon boat at Lake Piru.
Her son was found sleeping alone on the boat hours later. A massive search was launched, and her body was eventually found. Investigators found Naya and her son were swimming, but she did not get back on the boat.
Her son said she threw him onto the boat but then she disappeared. In his lawsuit, Ryan, who filed on behalf of their son, accused Ventura County of not complying with safety standards.
He claims the boat was â€œnot equipped with a safely accessible ladder, adequate rope, an anchor, a radio or any security mechanisms to prevent swimmers from being separated from their boats, nor any flotation or lifesaving devices.â€�
He says this is in violation of California law. Ryan claims the lake had no signs warning of the dangerous conditions of the lake. He also says the person who rented the boat to his ex did not warn either to wear a life vest. The county denies that claim.
Ventura County denied all claims they were responsible for the incident and moved to dismiss the case. The defendants recently asked the court to block Ryan and Nayaâ€™s family from seeking punitive damages, which could be millions. In the recent decision, the judge denied the request.
The order reads, â€œThe allegations of specific statutory violations regarding safety equipment and noncompliance with the conditional use permit regarding signage, as well as allegations that defendant knew of the dangers of the lake, and had received complaints from other patrons, that over two dozen individuals had died in the lake, that Parks and Recreation failed to instruct Ms. Rivera to wear her life vest, failed to outfit the boat with a flotation device, and failed to outfit the boat with an anchor which could have prevented Ms.Rivera from being separated from her boat and ultimately drowning.â€�
The judge said the allegations presented in the suit are â€œsufficient for purposes of pleading to (arguably) reflect â€œdespicable conductâ€� with a â€œwillful and conscious disregard of the rights and safety of others.â€�
â€œThe allegations include that it was the officers and directors of Parks & Recreation Management who received the complaints and â€œdecided to ignoreâ€� them,â€� he noted.
Hopefully it brings the family some peace.
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Cardi B Officiated Same-Sex Couple: â€˜This Was Such a Fulfilling Thing to Doâ€™ [Video]
Cardi B served as the officiant to a beautiful same-sex wedding ahead of National Coming Out Day on October 11.
In the latest episode of Cardi Triesâ€”the rapperâ€™s Facebook Messenger seriesâ€”Cardi is joined by Thatâ€™s So Raven star Raven-SymonÃ© as she officiates a same-sex wedding in California. The episode, released in time for National Coming Out Day, sees Cardi officiate the ceremony for newly weds Brandi and Shannon, as Raven is their ringbearer.
â€œBy the power invested in me by the state of California and my online course, I now pronounce you wife and wife,â€� Cardi declared.
Imagine being able to say Cardi freaking B officiated your wedding ?! ??????? pic.twitter.com/UVx4qHHcE6
— ????? ?-??? ????? ?? (@BussMeDownnn) October 8, 2021
During the episode, Raven spoke about what being at the ceremony alongside Cardi meant to her, sharing that it â€œreminded me of my wedding day when I really wanted to see my wife in a beautiful wedding dress.â€�
Cardi also opened up to Raven about her own wedding to Offset in 2017, saying that she might be ready to have a â€œwedding-wedding now.â€�
â€œI got married in my bedroom â€¦ I do wish I had a bigger wedding because Iâ€™m very flamboyant, so I do want the whole dress and the whole cake and everything,â€� she said. â€œI didnâ€™t even have a ring, so I just didnâ€™t feel like I was married because I didnâ€™t have the whole shabangabang.â€�
After the episode, which you can watch on Facebook here, Cardi took to Twitter to share with her fans that she is indeed licensed to marry, adding what we already know: She does â€œit all.â€�
By the way WORLD Iâ€™m licensed to marry people â€¦.sooo yeaâ€¦ I do it all and this was such a fulfilling thing to do and Raven was soo fun I was sooo starstruck. https://t.co/i74YNT7Xbb
— iamcardib (@iamcardib) October 9, 2021
â€œBy the way WORLD Iâ€™m licensed to marry people â€¦.sooo yea,â€� Cardi tweeted. â€œI do it all and this was such a fulfilling thing to do and Raven was soo fun I was sooo starstruck.â€�
Happy National Coming Out Day for everyone who chooses to live their truth.
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Diddy Leaves Flirty Comments On Yung Miami’s New Thirst Trap Amid Joie Chavis Romance Rumors [Photo + Video]
It looks like Diddy still has his eyes on Yung Miami amid rumors he’s dating Joie Chavis. After Yung Miami posted new thirs trap on social media, Diddy couldn’t help but leave flirty comments on it.
After the two were spotted getting cozy earlier this year, the Bad Boy is once again showing the City Girl love. Miami posted a series of sexy pics on Instagram over the weekend, which had Diddy feeling some type of way.
â€œAWWWW SHIIIIIIT !!!!â€� an excited Puff commented on the thirst trap, along with the flame and sunglasses face emoji.
He also added, â€œSHAWTY WOP!!â€�
This is not the first time the pair has sparked speculation over their relationship. In August, Miami shared a video of herself seated in Diddyâ€™s lap while drinking his DeLeon tequila. Prior to that, the rumored couple showed PDA as they held hands while attending a birthday party for Quality Control CEO Pierre â€œPeeâ€� Thomas in Atlanta.
CARESHA AND DIDDY ARE DEADASS DATING ???! pic.twitter.com/j5rjCt5pLc
— m (@shortyshustla) August 4, 2021
This came just around one month after Miami unfollowed Chavis. Miami took the move after the latter was caught on camera cozying up to the hip-hop mogul while on a romantic yacht vacation.
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