ABOVE PHOTO: Maxine Waters (Photo: Featureflash / Shutterstock)
By Florence Anthony
In an attempt to make the 93rd Annual Academy Awards weekend as normal as possible, despite coronavirus still hovering over Hollywood, celebrities were out and about visiting gifting suites as usual. On April 22, Anthony Anderson roasted hot dogs over a fire at the EON Mist Sanitizer Pre-Oscars Lounge presented by GBK Brand Bar at the La Peer Hotel in Los Angeles. The “Black-ish” star was also expected to drop by the DPA Pre-Oscars Lounge where celebrities were invited to drive up to the Luxe Sunset Boulevard Hotel and get their swag to go…….
Tongues are wagging that Kanye West helped raise over $1 million to aid DMX’s (Earl Simmons) 17 children by co-designing and releasing a custom shirt in memory of DMX with Balenciaga. All sales of the shirt with DMX’s picture on it, went to the heirs of the deceased rapper. According to reports, the limited edition shirts sold out in 24 hours. They were commissioned by the Yeezy brand and designed by Balenciaga and went on-sale on April 24 during DMX’s public homegoing service at the Barclay Center in Brooklyn, New York. Meanwhile, Kanye’s Sunday Service Choir performed at the celebration of DMX’s life…………
Led by Senior Pastor Shane B. Scott and Bishop Craig Worsham, a group of South Los Angeles-based pastors came together to speak out in support of Congresswoman Maxine Waters, who has received criticism for her support of the people she represents. In a statement , Pastor Scott and Bishop Worsham said, “As Congresswoman Maxine Waters’ friend, we commend her fierce defense of liberty and justice for all — we, and other religious leaders, stand for her, as she continues to push for justice and accountability.” Pastor Scott is senior pastor of The Macedonia Baptist Church in Los Angeles……..
While Regina King, Angela Bassett and Viola Davis, were all dressed to slay at the 93rd Annual Academy Awards on April 25, all anyone could talk about was the millions of dollars in jewelry that graced H.E.R. The sexy songstress, who took home the Oscar for “Best Original Song” for “Fight For You,” from “Judas and the Black Messiah,” bedazzled the red carpet by accessorizing her sequin purple jumpsuit with jewels by Chopard. H.E.R.’s collection of bling included diamond earrings from the “Haute Joaillerie Collection” featuring two 2.01 carat oval diamonds and diamonds set in 18k white gold earrings, and a ring featuring a 3.93 carat round shaped sapphire, 13.99 carats of diamonds and 6.91 carats of blue sapphires set in 18 k white gold. The Grammy and Oscar winner also sported a 12.649 carat ring!…….