Plus, Rosa Parks' personal papers will be held in the Library of Congress, Sherri Shepherd talks Cinderella, and Ellen DeGeneres spoofs Nicki Minaj's 'Anaconda' video.
Here’s what we’re talking about over our berry banana smoothies:
Tia Mowry-Hardrict’s Nick at Nite hit Instant Mom will return for a third season. Mowry-Hardrict plays Stephanie, the former party girl turned full-time stepmom of three, as she tackles her new relationship with her more traditional husband, Charlie. Including the upcoming season and the pre-emptive season three renewal, the show will have 66 total episodes. The show also features Sheryl Lee Ralph, Sydney Park, Tylen Jacob Williams and Damarr Calhoun. Catch Instant Mom on Nick at Nite, Thursdays at 8pm. [DeadlineHollywood]
The Library of Congress will be the new home of Rosa Parks’ personal documents. From photographs and autobiographical notes and letters, to her Presidential Medal of Freedom and Congressional Gold Medal, the Library will be creating the Rosa Parks Collection. Some of the items in the collection will be used in the upcoming exhibition titled, “The Civil Rights Act of 1964: A Long Struggle for Freedom,” opening September 10.
In sports news: NBA star Chauncey Billups and boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr., will both be retiring from their prospective fields. Mayweather will be retiring in next September, with a 46-0, 26 KO record. He will remain involved in boxing, as a promoter. Billups will be retiring, this season, from the NBA after being the 3rd pick in the 1997 draft. [TheSource]
Sherri Shepherd is full of emotions ahead of the premiere of Cinderella on Broadway. The first African-American stepmother can’t wait for the show to start. “I think it’s very exciting and it’s very significant because it has a broad message for everyone,” said Shepherd, “but specifically speaking to our little brown boys and girls.” [TheSource]
Jay Z will join forces with the likes No Doubt and The Roots to raise awareness and encourage people to end extreme poverty for the Global Citizens Festival in New York City. “I believe through actions, whether it be by raising awareness, getting involved or education ourselves, the goal to end extreme poverty by 2030 is possible,” said Jay Z. The event will feature a concert, for ticketed guests, to take place in Central Park, September 27. [People]
Ellen DeGeneres spoofed Nicki Minaj’s new ‘Anaconda’ video.
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