OMG! Missy is finally coming out with a new album and Pharrell Williams is producing it. He just wrapped up work on Kendrick Lamar’s album and Snoop Dogg’s upcoming album. Now he’s joining forces with fellow Virginia native Missy Elliot and… We. Can’t. Freakin’. Wait!
“The way her mind works, the things that she says and thinks about…I’m so proud of her. That’s Virginia,” Williams told Jimmy Fallon on The Tonight Show. “She’s a genius.” [Popsugar]
President Barack Obama finally sent a response to a 9-year-old girl who dared to ask why there aren’t any women on dollars and coins.
“Thank you for writing to me with such a good idea last summer. The women you listed and drew make up an impressive group, and I must say you’re pretty impressive too,” the president wrote. “I’ll keep working to make sure you grow up in a country where women have the same opportunities as men, and I hope you’ll stay involved in issues that matter to you.”
The girl’s idea sparked a campaign called “Women On 20s” to get women such as Rosa Parks and Shirley Chisholm to replace Andrew Jackson on the 20 dollar bill. [TIME]
Amber Rose is baring it all on social media but this time it’s not pictures of her body, it’s a picture of her lost love. Rose posted a photo of her and her ex-husband Wiz Khalifa with a heartbreaking caption about how she wishes they were back together.
“He will forever be the love of my life,” she wrote. “I’m sick of putting on a front like I’m happy without him. He makes me happy. He’s the only one who can.” Aw, poor Amber. [Hello Beautiful]
It’s official. Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson will be singing in the next Disney animated musical. The Rock signed on to play the male lead in Disney’s new movie, Moana, set for release in 2016. He shared on Instagram the news we’ve all been waiting for.
“I’m gonna sing in the movie. #WeTrulyKnowWhereWereGoing #WhenWeUnderstandWhereWereFrom #NeverForgetHome #MOANA,” he wrote.
The Rock will play the demi-god Maui who journeys (and sings!) with the film’s heroine Moana on their way to a fabled island. [Billboard]
Former heavyweight champion Mike Tyson spoke at a conference on prisoner re-entry on Thursday where he revealed that the prison system isn’t doing a good enough job of rehabilitating inmates.
“There’s no such thing as rehabilitation. Prison is all debilitating. When you go in there, you never come out the same person again,” Tyson said. “This is something a nation of savages would look at as something of a disgrace.”
Tyson himself has been to prison two times. Once in 1992 for rape and again in 1999 on assault charges. [Huffington Post]
How To Get Away With Murder star Viola Davis recently revealed her childhood battle with poverty and hunger—now she’s lending a hand to end hunger worldwide. Davis has partnered with The Safeway Foundation’s “Hunger Is” initiative for the second year in a row to help put an end to childhood hunger.
“All the hunger I went through, and the poverty, has brought me here today to speak for the Safeway and Entertainment Industry Foundation,” she said. “It is a beautiful thing to live a life bigger than oneself.”
“It’s my way of healing,” she added. “I think it’s the least I can do as I’m walking down the red carpet.” [Entertainment Tonight]