Donna’s Weekend Entertainment Wrap- Up- April 23, 2017
We got 100 Woke Women, Janet Jackson going back on tour, Serena is expecting, Oprah Winfrey has a new project, and Time magazine’s Most Influential People of 2017.
100 Woke Women. The May issue of Essence Magazine’s cover features over a dozen women in Stay Woke t-shirts and inside the magazine they speak of their activism and the importance of the work still to be done to reach equality. Some of the women on the cover include Shonda Rhimes, MSNBC Journalist Joy-Ann Reid, and Circle Of Mothers Founder and Mother of Trayvon Martin Sybrina Fulton, just to name a few. The May issue of Essence is out now.
Serena Williams is Expecting! Serena took to social media and showed off her baby bump with the caption Twenty Weeks. Engaged to Reddit Co-founder Alexis Ohanian, this is their first child. The picture went viral and she soon took it down. Congrats to the happy couple!
Janet is Going Back on Tour. First, we hear that Janet separated from her husband of three years, Wissam Al Mana, months after welcoming their first child, son Eissa. Now we are hearing Miss Jackson is already working on losing the baby weight already and has already got a few tour spots! Indy better be one of them… I’m just saying.
NBA Star Carmelo Anthony and his wife LaLa have separated. They have both been seen individually out and about, in some cases not wearing rings, but neither has made a comment as of yet. There were report alleging Anthony got a woman pregnant. At first, she was allegedly a stripper, but word has it she’s actually a social worker. Hmmm…time will tell.
Bill O’Reilly is out from FOX. He was fired from FOX while on vacation, it took too long if you ask me. Not a fan so, don’t have much to say about that.
Oprah Winfrey has a new project! Oprah and Tony Award winning Actress Renee’ Elise Goldsberry from Hamilton are starring together in “The Immortal Life Of Henrietta Lacks”, the true and incredible story of the contribution made to science by an African American woman who never received credit for it until decades after her death. The Immortal Life Of Henrietta Lacks airs this Saturday, April 22nd on HBO at 8pm and is now on Netflix.
Time magazine’s Most Influential People of 2017. Time will have multiple covers that will include Viola Davis, and John Legend and British Actor Riz Ahmed will be available. Also named inside are Olympic Gold Medalist Simone Biles, Ava DuVernay, Lebron James, Oscar Winning Writer/Director Barry Jenkins (Moonlight); Alicia Keys; Saturday Night Live’s Leslie Jones, just to name a few.