From one-on-one chats with celebrities to A-list names supporting environmental causes, notable names in entertainment industry news are, once again, making the headlines. Here are some of the highlights from this week’s entertainment industry news:
All-Star Lineup To Join Oprah’s 2020 Vision: Your Life in Focus Tour
Global media leader Oprah Winfrey recently revealed details of her upcoming tour with WW (Weight Watchers Reimagined), including special guests for all nine arena shows. Oprah Winfrey will sit down for an intimate one-on-one conversation with Lady Gaga in Ft. Lauderdale, FL, Tina Fey in St. Paul, MN, Amy Schumer in Charlotte, NC, Dwayne Johnson in Atlanta, GA, Michelle Obama in Brooklyn, NY, Tracee Ellis Ross in Dallas, TX, Kate Hudson in San Francisco, CA, Jennifer Lopez in Los Angeles, CA and Gayle King in Denver, CO. Tickets for Oprah Winfrey‘s upcoming tour are on sale now at ticketmaster.com.
Grammy Nominated DJ White Shadow Becomes Stakeholder in INDISTRY
Grammy-nominated producer and frequent Lady Gaga collaborator Paul Blair (aka DJ White Shadow) will lend his musical genius and vision to the dynamic disruptors at the female-helmed INDISTRY TV, the one-of-a-kind interactive streaming platform that focuses on up-and-coming content creators. As a stakeholder in INDISTRY TV, Blair will work with Co-Founders/Chief Executive Officer Mary Landaverde and Chief Operations Officer Erroll Angara to expand their footprint in the music business, mentoring emerging music artists. Blair will also work with the duo on his “DJ White Shadow” branded channel. The platform’s first celebrity channel gives fans a personal look into his life and work, including his Las Vegas residency in 2020. Fans can also look forward to a new digital series currently in development by the team.
Headliner Lauryn Hill at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in NYC
On Dec. 14-15, 2019, at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, the first-ever Mothers Ball will unite women from all over the country to celebrate their achievements in the arts, education, business, philanthropy and government. Lauryn Hill, the iconic music event headliner, will join Grammy winner Elle Varner, hip-hop violinist Ezinma, Grammy-nominated Letta J, and fan-favorite Lisa Ramey from Season 16 of NBC’s The Voice with a host of luminary panels that include Bob Roth (CEO of The David Lynch Foundation), Paige Hathaway (YouTuber), Sarah Alter (CEO of Network of Executive Women), Dr. Darria Long Gillespie (ER doctor/best-selling author/TED speaker), Laura Posada (Life Coach), Kristy Wallace (WNBA Atlanta Dream Player), Luna Velez (Showtime’s Dexter), Frances Rios (Keynote speaker) and Dr. Yamma Brown(VP James Brown Family Foundation/ co-host Dash Radio Soul Sisters).
Celebrities Joining a Giant Revolution
A-list celebrities and professional athletes are supporting a ban on single-use plastic bottled water across the country in governments, airports, schools, and major retailers. As unfavorable sentiments on single-use plastic accelerate, a shift toward reusable products is waking a giant reuse revolution. PATHWATER, the first bottled water company to package their water in a refillable bottle instead of single-use plastic, will be working on hosted pop-ups with A-list celebrities and educational sessions with policymakers to help raise awareness. Watch for celebrities and investors supporting this issue at stadiums, events, music festivals, social media and giveaway events, where they will offer up their own memorabilia.
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