8-year-old to deliver portable desks to Uganda
After learning that some kids in Uganda don’t have schools, a young girl from Texas came up with a solution. She will deliver do-it-yourself desks to the country, giving students there an opportunity to create pop-up classrooms. Omar Villafranca shares more.news.yahoo.com
GOP opposes Jan. 6 panel, McConnell hits 'pause'
House GOP Leader Kevin McCarthy says he will oppose a proposal to form an independent, bipartisan commission to investigate the deadly Jan. 6 insurrection at the Capitol. The Senate GOP Leader Mitch McConnell said he's "pushing the pause button." (May 18)news.yahoo.com
‘MOXIE!’ stars Hadley Robinson and Alycia Pascual-Peña chat importance of making your voice heard
HOUSTON – ‘MOXIE!’ is about a shy 16-year-old who publishes an anonymous magazine calling out sexism at her high school. After the magazine is read by all of the students, it sparks a school-wide coming-of-RAGE revolution. Hadley Robinson and Alycia Pascual-Peña star in the Amy Poehler-directed film, and they’re chatting about the importance of making your voice heard. The film also stars Lauren Tsai, Patrick Schwarzenegger, Nico Hiraga, Sydney Park, Josephine Langford, Clark Gregg, Ike Barinholtz, Poehler, and Marcia Gay Harden. ‘MOXIE!” is currently streaming on Netflix.
Actor John Clarence Stewart tackling tough conversations in new ‘Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist’
HOUSTON – The musical numbers on ‘Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist’ are usually fun and light hearted, but the show also doesn’t shy away from the more serious stuff. It’s also taken on things like relationship issues, grief, and in the latest episode – racial bias in the workplace. According the show’s website, “When a new piece of SPRQPoint’s facial recognition tech is discovered to have a disproportionally high error rate recognizing people of color, Simon (John Clarence Stewart), the company’s spokesperson, is asked to defend the company publicly. As he makes a decision and contends with the repercussions, the lack of people of color holding leadership positions at the company is magnified and causes many of the central characters to have difficult conversations about race and identity.”AdWatch as actor John Clarence Stewart, who plays ‘Simon,’ chatted with Lauren Kelly about how the show is singing a bit of a different tune in tomorrow night’s new episode.
Arnold Schwarzenegger feels ‘fantastic’ after heart surgery
(AP) – Arnold Schwarzenegger says he is feeling “fantastic” after his recent heart surgery. The 73-year-old “Terminator” actor and former California governor said on social media Friday that he had a new aortic valve implanted in his heart. “Thanks to the team at the Cleveland Clinic, I have a new aortic valve to go along with my new pulmonary valve from my last surgery,” he wrote. The actor underwent heart surgery in 2018 to replaced a pulmonary valve that was originally installed in 1997. “I feel fantastic and have already been walking the streets of Cleveland enjoying your amazing statues,” he said.
#ChadwickBosemanForever: See the touching artwork, images and messages honoring ’Black Panther’ icon
HOUSTON – Tributes have been pouring in for Chadwick Boseman on social media. The 43-year-old actor who gave life to “King T’Challa” in Marvel’s “Black Panther” and Jackie Robinson in “42″ died of colon cancer on Friday. He was greatly admired by his fans who looked up to him, and his co-stars who worked with him. Many social media users expressed their emotions through artwork, feel-good memes and powerful images and videos dedicated to the late actor. Here are some of the heartwarming messages honoring him:MY BABY BOY AND THE AVENGERS HOLDING A MEMORIAL FOR BLACK PANTHER❤💪🏾#Wakanda4Ever pic.twitter.com/nYAnER23Ig — King Westbrook (@KingWestbrook7) August 29, 2020A true icon, you will forever remain in our hearts ❤️ rest on Chadwick Boseman #ChadwickBosemanForever pic.twitter.com/ADSZGLUxuB — Lilly Gold ❁ (@LillyGold__) August 29, 2020What will you remember most about Boseman’s performances and life?
A Texas road trip like no other: Matthew McConaughey delivering masks to rural Texas hospitals
On Thursday, the Oscar-winning actor, who has been riding out the pandemic in Austin with his family, announced he and his wife, Camila Alves are hitting the road on a Texas road trip with destinations like no other: rural Texas hospitals. The pair, traversing the Lone Star State in a Ford F-450 pickup truck, plan to distribute masks to hospitals in rural areas. All in all, the pair will donate 110,000 masks, courtesy of Lincoln. McConaughey is a spokesman for the luxury vehicle brand of Ford. Thanks to @LincolnMotorCo for donating 110 thousand masks me and @iamcamilaalves hitting the road to get em to rural hospitals in need across Texas, McConaughey wrote in a tweet.
James Corden comes to America
James Corden comes to America The popular British actor, star of the new movie musical "Into the Woods," is leaving the comfortable confines of the London show-biz scene to come to America and become the new host of CBS' "The Late Late Show." James Corden spoke with CBS News' Mark Phillips about his new gig.cbsnews.com