Sunday Paper: December 6, 2015

Here’s a recap of a few top stories in entertainment and pop-culture news in your Sunday Paper!

Just a few weeks early from Kimye’s original due date, the happy couple welcomed their second child early Saturday morning!

Photo By: kimkardashianwest.com
Photo By: kimkardashianwest.com
Kim has said that she was surprised she could get pregnant for the second time after giving birth to her first daughter North West, 2-years-old, back in June of 2013. To all of our surprise when she announced she was having a second child we couldn’t help but to be happy for the proud mama. We were even more excited when she revealed North would be having a baby brother.

Kim, 35, recently revealed having a health scare due to pregnancy complications with pre-eclampsia during her previous birth. She was told by her doctor she may have diabetes as a result of her pregnancy condition. She unveiled the information to sister Kourtney and mom Kris in a very somber moment on season 11 of Keeping Up With The Kardashians.

Just a day before Kim gave birth she took to Instagram and posted a picture of her bare belly, captioning it, “Ready whenever you are lol.”

Photo By: Kim Kardashian Instagram
Photo By: Kim Kardashian Instagram
Just hours after Kim was rushed to the emergency room and gave birth. A photo of Kim and Kanye hold hands was posted to Kim’s official website announcing the birth with the caption, “Kim Kardashian West and Kanye West welcomed the arrival of their son this morning. Mother and son are doing well.” We are thinking about you too, Kanye!

Congrats to the Kardashian West Family!

Photo By: Paul Gilmore/ NBC
Photo By: Paul Gilmore/ NBC

Did y’all catch The Wiz?

We sure did and it was nothing short of SPECTACULAR!

The cast was star-studded with seasoned veterans like Queen Latifah (The Wiz) and David Alan Grier (Cowardly Lion) to fresh faces like Ne-Yo (Tin-Man) and Shanice Williams (Dorothy Gale).

From the whipping and nae-nae-ing to the soulful renditions of the critically-acclaimed songs that Diana Ross and Michael Jackson once sang, the entire cast was out of this world.

Critics seem to agree that NBC did a great job with the casting and production of this year’s holiday musical in comparison to years past. However, some Twitter users were upset with the upset casting because “remaking something with an all-black cast seems…a tiny bit racist. #TheWiz”. Hmm… They must have not seen the original The Wizard of OZ.

Check out these highlights from the musical below!

Check out more on NBC’s website!

Here’s the list of the entire cast:

Dorothy Gale: Shanice Williams
Scarecrow: Elijah Kelley
Tin-Man: Ne-Yo
David Alan Grier: The Cowardly Lion
Uzo Aduba: Glinda the Good
The Wiz: Queen Latifah
The Bouncer: Common
Addapearle: Amber Riley
Mary J. Blige: Evilene
Auntie Em: Stephanie Mills
Ensemble/Cirque: Chris Silcox
Munchkin: Asmeret Ghebremichael
Deputy Munchkin: Tamika Sonja Lawrence
U/S Wiz/ U/ S Glinda: Natasha Yvette Williams
Ensemble/Acrobat: Frederic Jean
Puppeteer: Paul McGinnis
Lord High Underling: Donald Webber Jr.
Winkie/Messenger: Marcus Paul James

Adele strikes again!

Photo By: BBC/ Guy Levy
Photo By: BBC/ Guy Levy
Her third studio album ‘25’ has not only sold 3.38 million copies in it’s first week, but it sold another million copies in the week following. The “When We Were Young” singer smashed the previous record for most albums sold in a week which was N*SYNC’s ‘No Strings Attached’ back in 2000. That album sold a total of 2.4 million copies.

Missed Adele on SNL? Check it out here! 

Here are all the accomplishments of ‘25’ so far:

• 20th album to sell 1 million copies in a week.
• First album to sell more than three million copies in a week.
• Most records sold in a single week.
• Best First-Week sales for a female artist.
• First single to sell one million copies in a week.
• The best-selling album of 2015.
The barriers that this album has broken will be hard to top for any upcoming album. It’s safe to say ‘25’ is definitely album of the year.

Tell us what you think Kim should name her baby, what you thought of The Wiz Live, and if you’ve listened to ‘25’ in the comments below or by using the hashtag #GlamorousPaper.

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Sunday Paper August 8, 2015

Check out a few of the top stories in pop-culture and entertainment news in this week’s Sunday Paper!

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Our inner tween is screaming after we saw “The View” co-host Raven Symoné post on Facebook this past week. It was like seeing a blast from the past when the cast of former Disney show “That’s so Raven” got together and posed for a photo while cruising the streets of New York. Symoné posted the photo with the caption, “Wait till I tell you why we were all together!!!!!!!!!” hinting that there is something big in store. If only we had psychic abilities to see into the future.

According to sources the cast was on the set of “The View” and cameras were definitely taping. Orlando Brown tweeted, “Hey all make sure Everyone Watch the View This Morning We are Having a That So Raven Reunion today 10:30am LA time ABC live in NYC.” When fans didn’t see the cast on the show Brown went to clarify his tweet by adding, “We just taped today I’ll let you know when it Airs.”

I guess we will have to stay tuned to The View and the cast updates about when they are set to appear on the show.

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The legendary presentation of “The Wiz” that was turned into a cinematic show stopper including Michael Jackson as the Scarecrow and Diana Ross as Dorothy is back again with a whole new cast to re-create the show live.

For those of you who are unfamiliar with “The Wiz”, it is a black adaptation of the classical musical “The Wizard of Oz” where the notable Judy Garland played the iconic role of Dorothy Gale. The story follows a small town girl who bumps her head during a tornado and takes a “trip” of a lifetime down the yellow brick road where she meets a brainless scarecrow, a heartless Tin-man and a cowardly lion.

The story has been re-created with a sou-ful, pop flavor and NBC has just named the cast of the new live show. Check out who landed the roles of Dorothy and the Wicked Witch and the all star cast and read up on each of their bios on the NBC website below. Tune in NBC on Dec. 3 to catch their annual holiday special of “The Wiz” live.

NBC The Wiz Live Cast 2015

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Jon Stewart hosted the “Daily Show” for the last time and we are still drying our eyes. Trevor Noah, a comedian from South African is set to take over for Stewart and although he has big shoes to feel, he is a great candidate for the job. Check out a few highlights from Stewart’s last show below.

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