PopMuse: Entertainment http://popmu.se Musings of stuff en-us Copyright 2007-2020 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/ Jordin Sparks Is Sending Love and Hope to Protesters With Inspiring New Song, "Unknown" https://www.popsugar.com/entertainment/jordin-sparks-sings-unknown-song-video-47527572 https://www.popsugar.com/entertainment/jordin-sparks-sings-unknown-song-video-47527572 Wed, 03 Jun 2020 23:23:03 UTC Chanel Vargas at POPSUGAR Entertainment Image Source: Facebook / Jordin Sparks Jordin Sparks is sending a message of hope and unity to everyone who has come together in solidarity to support the Black Lives Matter movement. In a post shared to her Instagram account on Wednesday, the singer shared a video of herself performing her new song, "Unknown," marking her first solo release since 2015. Sparks originally wrote the song alongside artist and songwriter Jordyn Dodd-Waddington, but she notes that it's taken on a whole new meaning for herself and those around her in the wake of recent events, namely the protests following George Floyd's death on May 25. "There have been times in my life where I don't know what's going to happen next," she said in a video interview with KTLA 5, adding that the song is about her faith and the people in her life who have walked beside her every step of the way. "I hope you can close your eyes and let this song take you where you need to go and release," the singer captioned her Instagram post. "Cry, scream, hug someone you love (if you can), thank God for another day . . . know that we'll get through this together." Related: How to Explain Black-Led Protests to Kids and Teach Them to Become Activists, Too Sparks then went on to explain her recent experiences protesting and the hope it gave her to see people from so many different walks of life coming together to support the Black community. "Sending so much love to those who feel the burden and heavy weight of what's been going on," Sparks said. "Use it to propel yourself forward in action. SPEAK UP FOR WHATS RIGHT EVEN IF YOUR VOICE SHAKES." Watch Sparks's full, moving performance here, and let the empowering lyrics sink in as we continue to find ways to uplift voices in the Black community. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Jordin Sparks Thomas (@jordinsparks) on Jun 3, 2020 at 12:28pm PDT http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/ Disney Promises To Donate $5 Million To Social Justice Nonprofits http://www.justjared.com/2020/06/03/disney-promises-to-donate-5-million-to-social-justice-nonprofits/ http://www.justjared.com/2020/06/03/disney-promises-to-donate-5-million-to-social-justice-nonprofits/ Wed, 03 Jun 2020 23:21:32 UTC Just Jared at Just Jared Disney has pledged to donate $5 million dollars in the wake of worldwide protests that were sparked after the murder of George Floyd. The company released a statement today, revealing that $2 million of that donation will go to the NAACP “to further their longstanding work promoting social justice by eliminating disparities and racial discrimination [...] http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/ Cable news is no match for the George Floyd moment. Here's why it's failing http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/latimes/entertainment/news/~3/y6LOElYAoNw/george-floyd-trevor-noah-cable-tv-news http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/latimes/entertainment/news/~3/y6LOElYAoNw/george-floyd-trevor-noah-cable-tv-news Wed, 03 Jun 2020 23:18:55 UTC Robert Lloyd at Entertainment & Arts Compared to the awful power of the video of George Floyd's death, or even the intimate address of Trevor Noah, CNN, MSNBC and Fox News are utterly ineffectual. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/ Henry Golding & Wife Liv Lo Walk with Their Hands Up During Black Lives Matter Protest http://www.justjared.com/2020/06/03/henry-golding-wife-liv-lo-walk-with-their-hands-up-during-black-lives-matter-protest/ http://www.justjared.com/2020/06/03/henry-golding-wife-liv-lo-walk-with-their-hands-up-during-black-lives-matter-protest/ Wed, 03 Jun 2020 23:18:53 UTC Just Jared at Just Jared Henry Golding and Liv Lo are showing their support after the death of George Floyd. The 33-year-old Crazy Rich Asians actor and his 35-year-old wife took part in the Black Lives Matter protest on Wednesday afternoon (June 3) in Los Angeles. PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Henry Golding Henry and Liv both marched [...] http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/ 'Glee' Producer Says Some Male Actors Need to Be Called Out Like Lea Michele http://www.justjared.com/2020/06/03/glee-producer-says-some-male-actors-need-to-be-called-out-like-lea-michele/ http://www.justjared.com/2020/06/03/glee-producer-says-some-male-actors-need-to-be-called-out-like-lea-michele/ Wed, 03 Jun 2020 23:14:18 UTC Just Jared at Just Jared Marti Noxon, who served as a consulting producer on Glee, is speaking out following the allegations made about Lea Michele‘s behavior on set. Lea was accused of making season six actress Samantha Ware‘s experience on the show a “living hell” and then other cast members spoke out about her behavior. In a series of since-deleted [...] http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/ The young actors joining an industry on pause https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-52394534 https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-52394534 Wed, 03 Jun 2020 23:12:31 UTC BBC News - Entertainment & Arts With theatres closed, and TV and movie filming on hold, acting school graduates are struggling. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/ Singer Amy Grant Undergoes Open Heart Surgery http://www.justjared.com/2020/06/03/singer-amy-grant-undergoes-open-heart-surgery/ http://www.justjared.com/2020/06/03/singer-amy-grant-undergoes-open-heart-surgery/ Wed, 03 Jun 2020 23:04:35 UTC Just Jared at Just Jared Amy Grant is doing good following open heart surgery. The 59-year-old singer underwent surgery today (June 3) to fix a heart condition that she’s had since birth. “She had open heart surgery to correct a condition from birth the doctors discovered during a heart check up called PAPVR,” Amy‘s rep shared in a statement regarding [...] http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/ YouTuber PewDiePie Raises Over $100,000 for Victims of Police Violence Amid Protests http://www.justjared.com/2020/06/03/youtuber-pewdiepie-raises-over-100000-for-victims-of-police-violence-amid-protests/ http://www.justjared.com/2020/06/03/youtuber-pewdiepie-raises-over-100000-for-victims-of-police-violence-amid-protests/ Wed, 03 Jun 2020 22:55:25 UTC Just Jared at Just Jared PewDiePie is raising money amid protests globally against systemic racism and police brutality following the murder of George Floyd. The 30-year-old YouTuber revealed his contribution, with the help of his community, on Wednesday (June 3). PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of PewDiePie “Today is a day that I just feel so damn grateful for [...] http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/ Ellen Pompeo Takes A Knee During Protest In Los Angeles http://www.justjared.com/2020/06/03/ellen-pompeo-takes-a-knee-during-protest-in-los-angeles/ http://www.justjared.com/2020/06/03/ellen-pompeo-takes-a-knee-during-protest-in-los-angeles/ Wed, 03 Jun 2020 22:47:16 UTC Just Jared at Just Jared Ellen Pompeo wears an all white look while taking part in a protest in Los Angeles on Wednesday afternoon (June 3). The 50-year-old Grey’s Anatomy star joined a few friends who were holding up Black Lives Matter signs while taking over the street. Ellen even took a knee with several other protesters. PHOTOS: Check out [...] http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/ Mary Pat Gleason Dead - 'A Cinderella Story' Actress Dies at 70 http://www.justjared.com/2020/06/03/mary-pat-gleason-dead-a-cinderella-story-actress-dies-at-70/ http://www.justjared.com/2020/06/03/mary-pat-gleason-dead-a-cinderella-story-actress-dies-at-70/ Wed, 03 Jun 2020 22:32:52 UTC Just Jared at Just Jared Mary Pat Gleason, who is best known for her work in the movie A Cinderella Story and the CBS series Mom, has sadly passed away at the age of 70. Gleason died on Tuesday (June 2) after a battle with cancer. Her manager told Variety that “she was a fighter to the end.” In the [...] http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/