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Kamala Harris Attends a Pride Parade With Doug Emhoff, and Makes History in the Process

By | June 13, 2021

Vice President Kamala Harris is making history once again! On Saturday, Kamala attended a Pride celebration in Washington DC with husband Doug Emhoff, making her the first sitting vice president to march at a Pride event. As America’s second couple joined marchers during the Capital Pride Parade, Kamala sported a “Love Is Love” T-shirt complete with a bright pink blazer, while Doug wore a T-shirt with the words “Love first” written across it. “Happy Pride,” Kamala reportedly shouted out to the crowd.

“We need to make sure that our transgender community and our youth are all protected.”

While there, Kamala delivered a brief speech, advocating for the passing of the Equality Act, which protects LGBTQ+ people from discrimination in the workplace, schools, and other key areas of life. “We need to make sure that our transgender community and our youth are all protected. We need, still, protections around employment and housing,” Kamala said, according to NBC Washington. “There is so much more work to do, and I know we are committed.”

Kamala previously kicked off Pride Month with a poignant post about its significance on Instagram. “Every June, we celebrate the contributions the LGBTQ+ community have made to our nation’s past, present, and future – but we must recommit ourselves to doing everything in our power to protect the community from discrimination and harm and deliver full and equal rights to LGBTQ+ Americans,” she wrote on June 4.

If you’re looking for LGBTQ+ organizations to donate to, check out these incredible charities and groups.

Serena Williams Enjoys Some R&R During a Family Vacation in the South of France

By | June 13, 2021

After competing in the French Open, Serena Williams is enjoying some much deserved R&R in the South of France. On Saturday, the tennis pro was spotted soaking up the sun at Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc with husband Alexis Ohanian, their 3-year-old daughter, Olympia, and a pal. The group took turns jumping from a diving board into the ocean and snapping photos together. Alexis also posted a picturesque snap of the incredible ocean view on his Instagram Stories.

Serena and Alexis recently traveled to France so that she could compete in this year’s French Open. Despite being a three-time French Open winner, Serena was eliminated in last week’s fourth round by Elena Rybakina. Regardless of her loss, there’s no denying that Serena is still the GOAT.

Will There Be an In the Heights Sequel? The Cast Is Keeping Their Fingers Crossed

By | June 13, 2021

Lin-Manuel Miranda’s In the Heights is one of the biggest movies to hit the screen this year, but the cast is still holding out hope for another sueñito: a sequel. As of now, there are no plans for a follow-up film, but according to Leslie Grace, the star-studded cast has already started a petition for it. “There is nothing that we would want more in the world,” Melissa Barrera told Entertainment Tonight. “Even if it takes Lin another 20 years to write the sequel, we will all come back . . . If one day you wake up and they’re like, ‘I dreamed up the sequel,’ and Lin is inspired and writes the songs, I mean, we’re there.” Grace jokingly added, “We’ll be back as Abuela Nina and Abuela Vanessa.”

“It’s important to honor the struggle, and it’s important to celebrate the small victories.”

In the film, Barrera stars as Usnavi’s love interest, Vanessa, while Grace plays Nina, who is the first woman from Washington Heights to go to college. As for what Barrera would like to see next, she noted that it would be interesting to see what happens “from the moment that Usnavi decides to stay.” “What happens in those years, because it can’t be easy,” she said. “There’s always a little bit of back and forth, and a struggle. So I think it’s important to honor the struggle, and it’s important to celebrate the small victories. A sequel is a dream that I don’t know if it will happen because it took Lin a long time to get one done and it takes a long time to make a musical. But, I know all of us would in a heartbeat come back to these worlds.”

Grace, on the other hand, sees Nina facing new obstacles. “I see her persisting through a lot and finding her voice and speaking for young people like Sonny, who might not even see a foreseeable future for them in the present moment. But maybe she can just be propelled to create that pathway for them,” she said. “I feel like she’s going to soar from there on. I think, we have a little nugget from Lin that really Nina’s dream is to become the mayor.”

Meanwhile, director Jon M. Chu is also down for a sequel. “If Lin and Quiara [Alegría Hudes] wrote the next chapter, you bet your ass I’d be there!” he told ET. “I think the next chapter is that next generation, seeing how Sonny helps guide them into the new chapter of their lives and how they’re telling their stories. That would be fun!” Clearly, there’s a lot of material to source from for the sequel, now all we need is for Miranda and Hudes to give it the green light!

A Complete Look at Irina Shayk’s Dating History

By | June 12, 2021

If Irina Shayk looks familiar, it’s probably because you remember one of her many magazine cover shoots, or her iconic 2016 Victoria Secret Fashion Show debut where she strutted down the catwalk while pregnant. The model’s name could also ring a bell because she was recently rumored to be Kanye West’s new love interest.

Photos emerged of Shayk and West in France, where the Life of Pablo rapper celebrated his 44th birthday. While neither one has confirmed nor denied the relationship rumors, a source tells US Weekly, “They’ve been quietly seeing each other for a couple months.” It’s been two years since Shayk’s serious relationship with her ex, Bradley Cooper, ended, and West is recently single, so they could quite possibly be a couple. Until an official statement has been made, take a stroll down memory lane and see what other A-list celebrities Shayk’s been linked to.

And Just Like That, Charlotte, Miranda, and Carrie Are Back For the Sex and the City Revival

By | June 12, 2021

Production for HBO Max’s Sex and the City revival has officially begun! On Friday, Sarah Jessica Parker, Cynthia Nixon, and Kristin Davis reunited for the first table read of the highly anticipated reboot, titled And Just Like That…. “Together again. 💜 Read through our first episodes. @justlikethatmax Alongside all the fellas and our newest cast members. Like an ice cream sundae,” Parker wrote on Instagram.

The limited series is set to follow Charlotte, Carrie, and Miranda as they navigate life in New York City as women in their 50s. Michael Patrick King will once again serve as executive producer, with Chris Noth, David Eigenberg, Evan Handler, Willie Garson, and Mario Cantone also returning. Meanwhile, Sara Ramírez is joining the cast as Che Diaz, a nonbinary, queer comedian who hosts a podcast that Carrie often appears on. According to Deadline, Che is “a big presence with a big heart whose outrageous sense of humor and progressive, human overview of gender roles has made them and their podcast very popular.” Keep reading to go behind the scenes of the upcoming reboot.