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Kanye West’s Easter Service Attracted Over 50,000

Our Easter celebrity round up cannot be concluded without reporting on the sunrise Easter service Kanye West held during Coachella music festival.

According to TMZ‘s sources at the popular event, over 50,000 people attended to watch acts like Chance the Rapper, Donald Glover, Kid Cudi, DMX and our Bellyitch Bumpwatch alum Teyana Taylor perform alongside the controversial rapper, designer and now reality TV star.

When I was first into blogging and going to Blogging conferences, I attended a session at Blogging While Brown called the “What Yeezus Taught Us. As a fan of Mr. West, I found it intriguing to hear the two men on the panel talk about how they found the genius of Ye to be something they need to study and follow, almost religiously.

Some say Ye’s whole church service is sacrilegious. Similar was said of his popular song “Jesus Walks” and the contentious 2006 cover of Rolling Stone and the accompanying article called, “The Passion of Kanye West .” The man himself has said he has always wanted to start a church and is quoted often as considering himself religious.

In January, he famously tweeted: “We will change the world. God is on my side. I am a Christian. I am a tax payer. I am myself. God is with us,” he continued, adding, “2024.”

The arrogance one would need to compare himself or herself to a historic figure like Jesus Christ by dubbing oneself “Yeezus” is also the same type of Chutzpah or belief in one’s own hype to command $225 for a hoodie that says “Holy Spirit” and $50 for “Jesus Walks” socks at an event billed as a “service” and not a concert.

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The services are not new and this mega one at Coachella is the latest in a series of religiously themed weekly concerts he has thrown at his home where where he remixes popular old songs into gospel versions and is backed by a choir that wears Yeezy sweats instead of traditional robes, The Cut reports.

Well they really are concerts cause I do not think there are any scripture readings or traditional sermons or homilies given. Fans loved it. It was a resounded success. Hate him or love him. Me personally, I’m tepid after his political stances and declaration that slavery was a choice, but I remain fascinated.

Here are some social media shares of the event:

Some have called it “cult like” but then again, as The Cut’s Mariah Smith put it so well:



Matthew 18:20 reads, ‘For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them.’ Which basically means that if you and your friends even bring God up in your small gathering or find a way to praise His name with one another, you’ve essentially stumbled your way into a church service.

There you go!

Celebs Who Welcomed Babies So Far in 2018

We previously shared news about the arrivals of Klyie Jenner and Travis Scott daughter on Februar 1; Kim Kardashian and Kanye West‘s baby girl — via surrogate on January 15th; Lady Antebellum‘s Hillary Scott and Chris Tyrrell identical twin girls Betsy Mack and Emory JoAnn on January 29th, and about Donald Glover and his girlfriend Michelle’s second son’s birth.

Also, recently, actress  Brooklyn Decker and tennis star Andy Roddick welcomed a daughter who they named Stevie who joins the couple’s  2-year-old son, Hank.

Hamilton creator and composer Lin-Manuel Miranda and his wife Vanessa Nadal welcomed their second child, a son named Francisco Miranda, in February.

And finally The Sopranos alum Jamie-Lynn Sigler and Major League Baseball player husband Cutter Dykstra welcomed their second child, a son named Jack Adam Dykstra.

Finally Jack Osbourne and wife Lisa, welcomed their third child, Minnie Theodora, on Feb. 3, joining the couple’s two daughters, 5-year old Pearl and 2-year old  Andy Rose.

Congrats to all!

Atlanta Director Actor Donald Glover Welcomed His Second Child, Another Son

Fern is a daddy again! Well, not really Fern but the actor behind the Atlanta character, Donald Glover, who welcomed a second son with his girlfriend Michelle.

The Emmy and Golden Globe director, producer and actor confirmed the news to PEOPLE magazine during the upfronts for FX this week.

“I think my partner, she does all the hard stuff, to be honest,” he announced during the annual event where programming networks roll out their upcoming shows for the press. “She’s just very supportive. I haven’t really had to change anything. But it’s given me definitely another perception on what life is. It gives me a lot of context.”

The actor, 34, told Entertainment Tonight that his girlfriend Michelle is doing well.

“She’s great. She’s good,” Glover, who goes by the recording artist name “Childish Gambino” , told ET Friday. “Baby’s born, so she’s happier now.”

The baby joins big brother, Legend.

No other details, including the baby’s name and birth date, have been released. The star said fatherhood hadn’t changed but that he’s excited about the addition to his family.

Donald Glover Low Key Announced He’s Expecting 2nd Child at Emmys

Donald Glover during his Emmys acceptance speech on Sunday revealed that he’s expecting another child with his girlfriend.

The 33-year-old actor made the revelation after being named the winner for Outstanding Lead Actor In A Comedy Series for his work on Atlanta.

The father of one during his speech thanked his parents, the show’s writers, the city of Atlanta and the FX network while looking dapper in a purple Gucci suit.

“I want to thank Michelle, my partner, you love me even with how crazy I get,” he added.

“I want to thank my baby, my son, for just being the joy in my life. I want to thank my unborn son, we’re listening to Stevie tonight,” Glover said onstage at the Microsoft Theater.

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Beyonce’s ‘Lemonade’ Just Won the Prestigious ‘Peabody Award’ on the Visual Album’s 1 year Anniversary

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Yesterday, the Internet was celebrating the one year anniversary of the release of Beyoncé’s powerful HBO visual album “Lemonade” on April 23.

There was more reasons to celebrate as last week, the pop diva’s well-received and critically acclaimed project won a prestigious Peabody Award.

The Peabody Awards are for excellence in journalism; and annually a body of jurors,  consisting of TV and Film producers, news magazine editors, critics and college professors, review a slate of nominees and select only 30 for the honor of a recognition.

This year, 12 Entertainment projects were awarded honors. Of the 12 recipients, two are music documentaries.

About Lemonade, the announcement read:

“The audacity of its reach and fierceness of its vision challenges our cultural imagination, while crafting a stunning and sublime masterpiece about the lives of women of color and the bonds of friendship seldom seen or heard in American popular culture.”

Congrats! Incubating two humans and racking up awards. You go mama-to-be!

My other fave, Donald Glover, won a Peabody for his FX series Atlanta.

I am also a fan of Ava DuVarney and was happy to see her documentary “13th” was also recognized.

Finally, as a life long lover of Hip Hop music, I found it also very noteworthy that Banger Film’s documentary “Hip Hop Revolution” also won!

In its 76th year, Peabody Awards honor excellence in radio, television and other forms of electronic media. The winners for News, Radio/Podcast, Children’s, Education and Public Service categories will be announced on April 25th. The ceremony takes place on May 20th at Cipriani Wall Street in New York.

H-t: Rolling Stones

‘Atlanta’ Actor/Producer Donald Glover Had his First Child in Spring; Didn’t Tell A Soul

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As actor Donald Glover rose in fame and popularity, he became even more and more private. So private that he deleted all of his social media posts except the trailer for his new FX channel TV show, Atlanta.

So, it comes as no surprise that he and his girlfriend had a baby in May and no-one knew…until now that the media randomly caught wind.

US Weekly reports that people spotted him and his mystery woman at a grocery store in Hawaii  in January this year with her looking about 7 to 8 months pregnant.

In May, she was seen pushing a baby stroller. Doh!

Glover grew up as a Jehovah’s Witness in Stone Mountain, Georgia and is best known for his role at Troy on the hit NBC TV show Community, and as a comedian. He also wrote for the hit NBC TV show 30Rock for several years and has a successful rap career as his alter ego Childish Gambino.

I love his FX show which is about a Princeton University student who drops out, who life as an unemployed drifter with his ex-girlfriend and their baby and tries to become rich by managing his up and coming rapper cousin, Paper Boi.

He’s told multiple press outlets that he didn’t attempt to make a hit show when he pitched and got Atlanta greenlit.

Atlanta is a Trojan horse,” Glover told Timemagazine in August. “The thesis was: How do we make people feel black? It turned into something more attainable than that, but that was the idea. I was like, ‘Let’s make something that shouldn’t be on the air, something controversial.’ If it’s canceled in 10 episodes, I’ll be happy with those episodes.”

Since becoming a fan of the show which Glover stars in, produces and writes, I’ve gone back to check out his stand up, music and past videos and have become obsessed fan. The boy has serious talent!

Congrats to him and his new family. We wish them all the success in the world!