Actor Alan Thicke, Father of Singer Robin Thicke

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Actor Alan Thicke, best known for his role as Jason Seaver on the 1980’s sitcom ‘Growing Pains’ has died at the age of 69. Thicke has been in the entertainment business for over 30 years, in various capacities including music production.

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We’re told Alan had a heart attack while he was playing hockey with his 19-year-old son, Carter. He was transported to Providence St. Joseph’s Medical Center around noon today, and pronounced dead there.

Law enforcement sources tell us … a company that recovers organs was contacted, so some of Thicke’s organs could be donated.

He’s survived by his 3 sons — Robin, Brennan and Carter … and his wife, Tanya.

Alan played hockey regularly at a rink in Burbank. We’re told he and Carter were on the ice around 11 AM when he started having chest pain, then got nauseous and vomited. The ambulance picked him up around 11:30 and took him to the hospital.

The Canadian born actor was most famous for his role as Jason Seaver, the dad on the ’80s sitcom, “Growing Pains.” Most recently, he was on the Netflix reboot, “Fuller House” … and also had a cameo on the first episode of “This Is Us.”

Alan also hosted game shows, talk shows, and wrote several famous TV show theme songs for “Diff’rent Strokes,” “Wheel of Fortune” as well as “Growing Pains.”

 

MOANA Private Screening Atlanta Celebrates Diversity

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Disney’s new film in Moana celebrates diversity through a comical lens. The animation does some tweaking of its own, in ways big and small. Moana and her eventual traveling companion, Maui, are on a relatively standard-issue hero’s journey, with periods of reflection and character-building alternating with exciting obstacles, but the familiarity is diminished by the artistry of those obstacles. Continue reading “MOANA Private Screening Atlanta Celebrates Diversity”

Details About Kanye West Melt Down on Beyonce and Jay Z

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kanyeKanye West has once again stunned fans!

At a weekend concert Sacramento, The rapper first arrived almost 90 minutes late to the show and just performed a song and a half before he went on a nearly 20-minute long rant.

Kanye West covered everything from the election to his feelings about Taylor Swiftbefore cutting his concert short in Sacramento, California, on Saturday night.

In several videos captured by fans attending his Saint Pablo Tour stop in northern California, West, 39, called out several people — including his pals Beyoncé and Jay Z.

“I went down seven years on behalf of you,” West said, referring to the now-infamous 2009 incident when he interrupted Taylor Swift’s VMA acceptance speech to say that Beyoncé deserved to win.

Beyoncé, I was hurt because I hear that you said you wouldn’t perform unless you won Video of the Year over me and over ‘Hotline Bling.’ ” West said, alluding to the “Formation” singer’s win over him and Drake at the Video Music Awards in August. “In my opinion — now don’t go dissing Beyoncé, she’s great. Taylor Swift is great. We are all great people. We are all equal. But sometimes we be playing the politics too much and forget who we are just to win.”

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He also took some time to directly address Jay Z, who he had previously ranted about following his wife Kim Kardashian West‘s robbery in Paris.

“Jay Z — call me, bruh,” he said. “You still ain’t called me. Jay Z, I know you got killers. Please don’t send them at my head.”

West also brought up the controversy over his announcement that he would have voted for Donald Trump had he gone to the polls on Election Day.

Source: People

UNCF Mayors Ball-A Party with a Purpose

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Mayor Kasmin Reed and wife Sarah Langford-Reed

The 2015 UNCF Mayor’s Mask Ball at the beautiful Atlanta Marriott Marquis. The 32 Annual UNCF Mayor’s Masked Ball, raised over 1 million dollars toward college scholarships.

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Dr. Lomax- President of UNCF, Andre Young and wife, and this year’s chairperson and board members.

The annual black tie event brings out the Who’s Who of the Atlanta community.  Atlanta was the first city to host the annual celebration to benefit the United Negro College Fund. Every year the elegant affair features business professionals, government officials, and celebs from across the nation.

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Dr Heavenly and husband

This year, UNCF has raised over 100 million dollars towards higher education, with approximately more than 10% going to students attending Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) in the Atlanta area.

The ball began with a royal VIP reception, in a full draped ball room, which seem to mimic scenes from Hollywood block busters such as the Hunger Games, which was ironically filmed at the same hotel.

Atlanta is known for it’s diverse community, so the attendance list reflected it  this year.  In attendance were the Presidents of Spelman college, Morehouse College,  executives from SunTrust Home Depot, and many more.  Guests were entertained by R&B veteran Johnny Gill.

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Rihanna Announces ANTI World Tour

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Bad Girl RiRI  aka Rihanna has push back her album release date once again, but she did announce an official tour!

The 70+ date tour is presented by Samsung and Puma and has dates in both North America and Europe.  The tour starts  in February in San Diego and continues across the entire US with special guest Travis Scott.

The Weeknd and Big Sean will join Rihanna in Europe. Continue reading “Rihanna Announces ANTI World Tour”

Sweden Introduces Six-Hour Work Day To Make Employees Happier

 

Here’s one good reason to move to Sweden….

Sweden is moving to a six-hour working day in a bid to  increase productivity and make people happier.

Employers across the country have already made the change, according to the Science Alert website, which said the aim was to get more done in a shorter amount of time and ensure people had the energy to enjoy their private lives.

Toyota centres in Gothenburg, Sweden’s second largest city, made the switch 13 years ago, with the company reportinghappier staff, a lower turnover rate, and an increase in profits in that time.

Filimundus, an app developer based in the capital Stockholm, introduced the six-hour day last year.

Mr Feldt has said staff members are not allowed on social media, meetings are kept to a minimum, and that other distractions during the day are eliminated –  but the aim is that staff will be more motivated to work more intensely while in the office.

He said the new work day would ensure people have enough energy to pursue their private lives when they leave work – something which can be difficult with eight-hour days.

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“The eight-hour work day is not as effective as one would think,” Linus Feldt, the company’s CEO told Fast Company.

“To stay focused on a specific work task for eight hours is a huge challenge.  In order to cope, we mix in things and pauses to make the work day more endurable.  At the same time, we are having it hard to manage our private life outside of work.”

Kardashain Clan Named As America’s First Family On Cosmo Cover


Move over, Obama’s…There’s a new “First Family” coming to the White House. It seems that there’s another “First Family” taking up space in America’s cultural landscape and their names start with K.

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The Kardashians controversial Cosmopolitan magazine’s November cover under the headline “America’s First Family,” causing outrage on Twitter and among editors of black and multicultural media and websites.

But the magazine, celebrating its 50th anniversary, says calm down: The cover is just a “teasing” way to describe the Kardashians as the “huge cultural phenomenon” that they are.

But to some on Twitter, the cover seemed to be deliberate belittling of the real First Family — the nation’s first African-American First Family: President Obama, first lady Michelle Obama, and their daughters Malia and Sasha.

If  Kanye West, succeeds in his quest to add POTUS to his resume in 2020, they may be in the white house sooner than we think…..

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Nursing Soldiers Pose in Uniforms

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GiseleSalma Hayek and others have all spurred Internet debates after videos or photos of them breastfeeding went viral. Now, that debate has spread to the U.S. Military.

Tara Ruby, a former Air Force service member, not-so-fondly recalls a time when the military didn’t provide lactation rooms. She became a mother while on active duty, and she remembers sneaking into bathrooms or empty offices to nurse her newborn son.

When Fort Bliss Army Base in El Paso, TX, opened a lactation room (complete with a refrigerator for bottles, a sink and comfortable seating), Ruby — now a photographer — found the perfect way to applaud the decision. She snapped a powerful photo of ten mothers in uniform breastfeeding their children.

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Floyd Mayweather Purchases 4.8 Million Hyper Car

0822-floyd-mayweather-new-car-instagram-4Floyd Mayweather’s  shows off his recently purchased hyper car in his  garage.

TMZ Sports broke the story that Floyd was gunning to buy the ultra-exotic lightning fast whip back in June — and now, the deal is closed.

The car is a Koenigsegg CCXR Trevita — one of only two of its kind in the entire world — and goes from 0-60 in 2.9 seconds. It tops out at 250 miles per hour!

But don’t call it a “super car” — Floyd says it’s technically a “Hyper car.”

Yeah … you drop $5 mil on a car, you can call it whatever you want.

Source:TMZ