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Taraji P. Henson To Host The 2021 BET Awards

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Taraji P. Henson, set to host the 2021 BET Awards.

The Academy Award-nominated and Golden Globe-winning actor, filmmaker, and philanthropist, Taraji P. Henson will be hosting the 2021 BET Awards

The BET awards 2021 will air LIVE, Monday 28 June on BETAfrica (DStv channel 129) at 01:00 WAT. You can also catch the repeat if you miss the main show at 18:00 WAT on the same day.

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The 2021 BET Awards theme, “The year of Black Women”, is a celebration to honour trailblazing black women across the globe. Senior Vice President at BET International, Monde Twala speaking about the awards show said, “Now in its twenty-first year, the BET AWARDS continues its reign as the platform to showcase black female excellence and shine a light on culture as the driving force for social change.”

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Taraji P. Henson recently concluded her famous role as “Cookie Lyon” on Fox’s hit musical drama “Empire“, for which she received three Emmy nominations, a Golden Globe Award, a Critics’ Choice Award, and three BET Awards. She portrayed NASA mathematician Katherine G. Johnson in the Academy Award-nominated film Hidden Figures and provided the voice of “Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck-It Ralph 2“.

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Floyd Mayweather Refuses To Take Photo With Young Male Fan Over His Painted Nails

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Floyd Mayweather Refuses To Take Photo With Young Male Fan Over His Painted Nails

Floyd Mayweather refused to take a picture with a male teenage fan and mentioned the boy’s painted nails as an issue.

It all went down at a Clippers game over the weekend. The teen approached Floyd and his crew hoping to take a selfie with Floyd after the Clippers vs. Grizzlies game at the Staples Center, according to TMZ

The teen was recording when he captured Floyd rejecting his request.


“You got painted nails, I don’t take pictures with guys with no painted nails,” Floyd is heard saying in the video as his bodyguards try to get the young fan to back up.

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The fan was visibly upset by the rejection and even went as far as accusing Floyd Mayweather of being homophobic.

“Damn, bro! Floyd’s a homophobe,” the fan exclaimed as Floyd walked away. “…Floyd doesn’t want to take a picture with me because my nails are painted. Bruh, really?!”

 

 

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Facebook Is Reportedly Set To Change Its Name In An Effort To Rebrand The Company

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BREAKING: Facebook, Instagram And WhatsApp All Go Down In Major Outage

it’s been an interesting few weeks for social media platform Facebook, as the massively popular company has dealt with a widespread outage that rocked the Internet and introduced a slate of new anti-harassment and bullying policies.

However if new reports prove to be accurate, Facebook is set to undergo a major change that will see the company being called an entirely different name.

@TheVerge exclusively reports, Facebook is planning to permanently change the name of the company as early as next week, according to inside sources with direct knowledge of Facebook practices.

Facebook founder and CEO, Mark Zuckerberg, will reportedly formally discuss the company name change at Facebook’s annual Connect Conference on October 28th—although there is reportedly a strong possibility that the name could be changed before then. The name change is the first step in the company’s efforts to rebrand itself as being known for more than just social media, while highlighting that Facebook owns an enormous part of the social media landscape courtesy of Instagram, WhatsApp and more.

Apparently, Facebook’s new name is such a heavily-guarded secret, that even employees in senior positions at the company are not currently aware of what it will be. Tech experts have speculated that Facebook could potentially change its name to something involving Horizon—which is the name of an unreleased VR version of a Facebook and Roblox mash-up that has been in development for the last few years. ‘Horizon Worlds’ (the name of the VR app) is what insiders believe could be the top name choice.

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Meanwhile, Mark Zuckerberg reportedly wants to usher in Facebook to the new era of the metaverse, which he previously said is “going to be a big focus, and I think that this is just going to be a big part of the next chapter for the way that the internet evolves after the mobile internet.” In case you’re unfamiliar, a metaverse is a virtual world people escape to from a dystopian, real world.

Regardless of the timeline, it’s clear that Facebook as we know is definitely about to change.

 

 

 

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Adele’s ‘Easy On Me’ Becomes Spotify’s Most-Streamed Single In A Day

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Adele Says New Album “30” Is Coming On November 19

Adele is back and she has set a new Spotify record with her newly released single, Easy on Me, from her upcoming album, 30.

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After 18 hours on streaming services, Adele became the record holder for the most-streamed song with, Easy on Me, in a single day on Spotify.

Spotify tweeted, “And just like that, @Adele set a new record.” After a 24-hour period, Adele garnered “24 million global streams,” Rolling Stone reports.

This surpasses BTS, the group that held this record up until recently, with a little under 23 million streams.

Adele was being listened to continuously all over the world. Easy on Me was also the “most-streamed song in a day in the United Kingdom with over 3.2M streams,” according to Rolling Stone.

“Amazon Music also announced that “Easy on Me” received the most first-day global streams of any song in the history of that streaming service,” also according to Rolling Stone.

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Coming November 19th, Adele spoke a little about her album. She stated, “I’ve learned a lot of blistering home truths about myself along the way. I’ve shed many layers but also wrapped myself in new ones. Discovered genuinely useful and wholesome mentalities to lead with, and I feel like I’ve finally found my feeling again. I’d go as far as to say that I’ve never felt more peaceful in my life,” she said. “And so, I’m ready to finally put this album out,” she wrote of the album, the follow-up to 2015’s 25.

 

 

 

 

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