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Published: Thursday, April 13, 2017 @ 7:31 AM
— Charlie Murphy, writer, comedian and actor famous for his hilarious skits on “Chappelle's Show," died Wednesday at 57 after a battle with leukemia.
While the star was known for bringing the funny, he took on a more serious tone on Twitter.
With his morning and evening tweets titled “Rise & Grind” and “One to Sleep On," he sent out a dose of inspiration daily.
From tips on living life to the fullest to words of wisdom from his pal Prince, Murphy often showed off his more personable side on social media.
Here are 11 encouraging posts from the versatile entertainer:
Rise & Grind: Give love and notice how rich you feel.— Charlie Murphy (@charliemurphy) December 28, 2016
One to Sleep On: Move like smoke, with fluidity and flexibility, empty yet still holding form.— Charlie Murphy (@charliemurphy) January 18, 2017
Rise and Grind: Seize the opportunities that come your way today!— Charlie Murphy (@charliemurphy) January 27, 2017
One to Sleep On: Man sharpens man like steel sharpens steel. Continue sharpening to guarantee that you don’t get dull.— Charlie Murphy (@charliemurphy) February 2, 2017
Rise and Grind: Today give yourself and those around you the gift of presence.— Charlie Murphy (@charliemurphy) February 3, 2017
One to Sleep On: There is beauty even in the cracks.— Charlie Murphy (@charliemurphy) February 6, 2017
Rise and Grind: Just as a tree grows up, allow yourself to grow today.— Charlie Murphy (@charliemurphy) February 6, 2017
One to Sleep On: Shine bright, don’t let anyone dim your light.— Charlie Murphy (@charliemurphy) February 9, 2017
Rise & Grind: “Positivity, yes, have you had your plus sign today?” - Prince— Charlie Murphy (@charliemurphy) February 15, 2017
Rise & Grind: Live boldly through this day, the world needs you to be your authentic self.— Charlie Murphy (@charliemurphy) March 3, 2017
One to Sleep On: Release the past to rest as deeply as possible.— Charlie Murphy (@charliemurphy) April 12, 2017
Published: Friday, February 23, 2018 @ 9:11 PM
Federline’s attorney reportedly sent the pop singer a letter recently indicating that he would like to renegotiate the $20,000 monthly payment he currently receives from her for their two sons, Preston, 12, and Jayden, 11.
Married from 2004 to 2007, the former couple decided on that amount after Spears lost sole physical and legal custody over the children and was placed in a still-ongoing conservatorship under the care of her father during their highly-publicized 2008 divorce. However, now that her residency has grossed over $137 million in four short years, Federline is looking to cash in, believing the success of her show was “in part because the boys have been in her life.”
Britney Spears' ex Kevin Federline requested child support increase after her successful Las Vegas residency: https://t.co/0XoZcf8klx— Us Weekly (@usweekly) February 24, 2018
“Kevin has always been supportive of Britney’s recovery and has always recognized what a great mother she has been,” a source familiar with the situation told US Weekly. “Britney’s entire world are the boys, period. She just lights up when she is with them.”
However, Federline additionally feels he’s entitled to an increase in child support in order to “recognize the sacrifices he has made because he has gone above and beyond what most people would do in this situation.”
Both Spears and Federline are reportedly hoping to reach an agreement outside of court, with the insider adding, “Britney won’t be involved with any of the legal discussions regarding the increase request. She will let her dad, Jamie, and the lawyers hash it out. However, Jamie isn’t just going to fork over what he would consider an outrageous demand.”
Britney Spears, 2003. pic.twitter.com/1lnnKq679i— Britney Spears FR (@NewsBritneyFR) February 21, 2018
Published: Friday, February 23, 2018 @ 6:32 PM
— Award-winning actress and comedian Nanette Fabray has died at the age of 97, Variety reported Friday.
Fabray was known for her charm, energetic exuberance and multi-talented performances in musical theatre in the 1940’s, as well as movies and TV in the 1950’s.
She won a Tony Award for her performance in the Broadway musical “Love Life” in 1949, according to her biography, and three Emmy Awards in the mid-1950s for her work on Sid Caesar’s television show “Caesar’s Hour.”
She co-starred with Fred Astaire and Cyd Charisse in the 1953 movie “Band Wagon” and played Grandma Katherine Romano on the hit show “One Day at a Time” from 1979 to 1984, among many other roles over her long career.
She was also a longtime advocate for the deaf after overcoming a serious hearing problem of her own. She was awarded the President’s Distinguished Service Award and the Eleanor Roosevelt Humanitarian Award for her long efforts on behalf of the hearing impaired.
Fabray’s son, Dr. Jamie MacDougall, according to The New York Times, confirmed she died at her home in Palos Verdes, California on Thursday.
Flowers will be placed on the Walk of Fame star of actress Nanette Fabray today at 3:30 pm at 6300 Hollywood Blvd. pic.twitter.com/KzE4gwRDe1— Ana Martinez (@wofstargirl) February 23, 2018
Nanette Fabray has died at the age of 97. pic.twitter.com/cTLLAFUNt2— Michael Starr (@StarrMSS) February 23, 2018
Published: Friday, February 23, 2018 @ 10:29 AM
— Ryan Reynolds isn’t just a charming actor. He’s also a renowned social media goofball who is really great at shutting down trolls.
On Monday, the 41-year-old movie star took to Instagram to share a few photographs of himself — in character as the R-rated mercenary Deadpool — hanging out with some children with life-threatening illnesses on the set of the upcoming sequel “Deadpool 2.”
“Deadpool kicked cancer ... but these kids do it for real every day,” Reynolds captioned the images.
“These foundations make dreams come true for a lot of super-brave kids. They also make dreams come true for parents, who just wanna see their kid smile. HUGE thanks to our Prop Master, Dan Sissons, for making sure every kid left with his/her own sword. (Bamboo versions. Not stabby-stabby versions.)”
“Guys Deadpool is R rated movie and those kids are watching it… I think something is wrong here…,” a comment on the post said.
Reynolds wasn’t about to let that slide.
“Yup. Deadpool is Rated R. If my kid went through a fraction of the (expletive) these kids deal with daily, I think they can watch whatever they like,” Reynolds replied. “That’s just my .02 cents.”
Make-A-Wish America commented a message of gratitude on the actor’s post.
“You. Are. Awesome. Thank you so much for being an amazing wish granter and supporter of our mission,” the comment said.
Published: Friday, February 23, 2018 @ 1:17 PM
— Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony’s twins are growing up so fast!
Sharing a video of her kids’ -- whom she affectionately calls her coconuts -- cutest moments throughout the years, Lopez wrote, “It's hard to get my head around the fact that it's been 10 years since these two forces of nature came into my world and changed my life forever... you healed my soul and rejuvenated my existence... you taught me about love and life and myself in a way I never imagined... and I am forever in love with those beautiful faces...”
It's hard to get my head around the fact that it's been 10 years since these two forces of nature came into my world and changed my life forever... you healed my soul and rejuvenated my existence... you taught me about love and life and myself in a way I never imagined... and I am forever in love with those beautiful faces... #wheniseeyourfacetheresnotathingthatiwouldchange #becauseyouramazingjustthewayyouare
The proud mother shared two other tributes to her children in their own posts on Instagram with individual heartfelt messages.
“Max you are my heart, my love and my light,” Lopez wrote to her son. “You brighten up every day for me with your kindness and caring, your love and awareness… your energy is unmatched, your sense of humor makes everyone around you laugh, and I marvel at your depth of understanding of people and the world… my old soul, my beautiful boy, Happy 10th Birthday I know you are getting so big but you will always be my precious coconut.”
Max you are my heart, my love and my light... you brighten up every day for me with your kindness and caring, your love and awareness... your energy is unmatched, your sense of humor makes everyone around you laugh, and I marvel at your depth of understanding of people and the world... my old soul, my beautiful boy, Happy 10th Birthday I know you are getting so big but you will always be my precious coconut 🥥... #wheniseeyourfacetheresnotathingthatiwouldchange #becauseyoureamazingjustthewayyouare
For her daughter, Lopez celebrated Emme’s “independence and strength,” writing, “Emme you are my soul, my inner child personified the most joyful deep and sensitive human being I have ever met…and I adore everything about you…your artistry, your independence, your strength and your sensitive spirit… Happy 10th Birthday my marshmallow princess…I know you’re growing up so much but you will always be my precious coconut.”
Emme you are my soul, my inner child personified the most joyful deep and sensitive human being I have ever met...and I adore everything about you...your artistry, your independence, your strength and your sensitive spirit... Happy 10th Birthday my marshmallow princess...I know you're growing up so much but you will always be my precious coconut🥥#wheniseeyourfacetheresnotathingthatiwouldchange #becauseyoureamazingjustthewayyouare