This is outstanding. Chance the Rapper, Kenan Thompson, and Chris Redd perform a ballad perfect for these times, and by these times, I mean a year since Donald Trump won the election and began chipping away at Constitutional norms and dominating the media, but political and cultural. It’s catchy, and I love the message.
Just when we thought Meryl Streep couldn’t possibly get anymore badass, she goes and does something like showing off her hilarious accessories. The legendary actress further earned her title of overall queen of everything when she was photographed leaving her trailer on the set of her upcoming film, The Papers, in New York City on Monday. While her general persona is enough to whip people’s heads around, it was actually her purse that really caught our eye. Meryl was carrying an amazing custom bag that featured a photo of the former president and first lady, Barack and Michelle Obama, on the front.
Is anyone having more fun than Barack Obama post-presidency? The former president and his family officially kicked off their 10-day vacation in Bali, Indonesia on Friday. The country holds a special place in Barack’s heart given that he lived there for several years as a child. The family is expected to do some exploring during their trip, and on Friday, Barack spent the day at the Jatiluwih Rice Terraces in Tabanan. The following day, he and Michelle appeared to have a blast while whitewater rafting in the Bongkasa Village with their daughters, Sasha, 16, and Malia, 18.
Barack lived in Indonesia for four years when he was 6 years old. His mother, Ann Dunham, married an Indonesian man and worked as an anthropologist in the city of Yogyakarta before Barack returned to his home state of Hawaii to live with his grandparents. The brood is expected to make stops in Jakarta and Yogyakarta, and Barack is also scheduled to speak at an Indonesian Diaspora Congress event on July 1.
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Michelle Obama took time out of her blissful vacation with Barack to send him a Happy Father’s Day message that had everyone on the internet weeping — happy tears, of course. «Happy #FathersDay @BarackObama. Our daughters may be older and taller now, but they’ll always be your little girls. We love you,» the former First Lady wrote on Instagram along with a throwback photo of Barack and their daughters, Sasha and Malia.
All week, the Beyhive has been on HIGH ALERT as they wait to hear the news that their King, Beyonce, has gifted the world with the real-life Gemini Twins. There’s been rumors that Beyonce was getting ready to give birth, was in the middle of giving birth and has already given birth. I’m not sure if I believe the rumors that Beyonce and Jay Z’s twins are already here, because I don’t remember seeing Jesus float down from heaven while holding two diaper bouquets to give to his twin successors.
Earlier this week, The Shade Room got a tip from a reader who claimed that Beyonce and her people took over the entire floor of a building at UCLA Medical Center and patients were moved to make way for the supreme. That rumor didn’t make much sense to me. If the rumor was that a building at UCLA Medical Center was bulldozed down and a brand new 7-floor labor and delivery palace was built in its place, then I’d believe that Beyonce was giving birth there. I mean, Beyonce giving birth in a used room? Never! But others reported that there seemed to be more security than usual at an L.A.-based hospital.
Tina Knowles and Basement Baby have been out and about this week, leading some hos to think that either the Bey-Z twins are already here or Beyonce isn’t getting ready to give birth. And last night, Jay Z was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame. The ceremony was held in NYC and Jay Z wasn’t there. Barack Obama did a congratulations video for the inductees and gave an extra special congratulations to Jay Z where he said,“Jay and I are also fools for our daughters. Although, he’s going to have me beat once those twins show up.” Meaning that the Bey-Z twins could both be girls. Every couple who thought they had the most over-the-top gender reveal ceremony can sit down because Beyonce and Jay Z beat them by (maybe) having Obama reveal the gender of their twins.
Obama probably didn’t reveal anything and meant that Jay Z is going to have him beat by having three kids. But if the chosen twins are really both girls, then NBC and Saturday Night Live should expect to get a cease and desist from Beyonce’s legal team. Because if Beyonce has three girls, then you better believe they’re going to form a girl group in the future, and you also better believe that they’re going to call their girl group Gemini’s Twin. My thoughts are with whoever is the “Poor Michelle.”
Barack addressed their reunion on Twitter shortly after, writing, «Good to see my friend Prince Harry in London to discuss the work of our foundations & offer condolences to victims of the Manchester attack.» The last time these two got together was back in April when Barack and Michelle attended a private lunch hosted by Queen Elizabeth II. Fortunately, they didn’t get caught in the rain this time around.
Good to see my friend Prince Harry in London to discuss the work of our foundations & offer condolences to victims of the Manchester attack. https://t.co/7azv4BV2Nt