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Lollapalooza 2020 Canceled Due To COVID-19 Pandemic

Lollapalooza 2020 has officially been cancelled. The Chicago-based festival was scheduled to happen from 7/30-8/2.

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot announced today that, in addition to Lolla, Taste of Chicago, the Air and Water Show, the Chicago Jazz Festival, and many more planned outdoor activities would also not be happening this year.

“We wish we could bring Lollapalooza to Grant Park again this year, but we understand why things can’t move forward as planned,” the festival wrote in a statement. They promise that there will be a “weekend-long virtual event” on the weekend Lolla was supposed to be held, including “performances from around the city and beyond, epic archival sets from Chicago and the festival’s six international editions, never-before-seen footage from the 1990s and much more.” 

Here’s the full statement at the link: here

Lollapalooza 2020 Is Officially Canceled

Via www.billboard.com
 

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Taylor Swift Tweets Her Support For Black Lives Matter Movement

Taylor Swift has joined many other artists speaking out in support of the Black Lives Matter movement.  Swift is urging her fans to fight for fundamental change in the American political system. “Racial injustice has been ingrained deeply into local and state governments, and changes MUST be made there,” she tweeted along with the BLM hashtag and three raised fists in various shades.

Swift added, “In order for policies to change, we need to elect people who will fight against police brutality and racism of any kind” and also posted a link to an article written by former Pres. Barack Obama posted on Medium entitled “How to Make This Moment the Turning Point for Real Change,” which advocates for major changes to deal with decades of systemic racism.

Swift also joined artists including Selena Gomez, Ariana Grande, Camila Cabello and more in encouraging fans to get out and vote.

See Taylor’s tweets in the link below.

                

Taylor Swift: ‘Racial injustice has been ingrained in US state government’

Via www.msn.com
 

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Lizzo Fights Back Against Body Shaming In TikTok Video

Lizzo fought back against body shamers on TikTok.  Lizzo posted a video montage of herself exercising, trying on lingerie and showing off her curves in a swimsuit while offering advice to her haters: 

“So I’ve been working out consistently for the last five years,” she said, “and it may come as a surprise to some of y’all that I’m not working out to have your ideal body type. I’m working out to have my ideal body type. And you know what type that is? None of your f–king business. Because I am beautiful, I am strong, I do my job and I stay on my job.”  Lizzo added: “So next time you want to come to somebody and judge them — whether they drink kale smoothies or eat McDonalds or work out or not work out — how ’bout you look at your own f–king self and worry about your own goddamn body. Because health is not just determined on what you look like on the outside. Health is also what happens on the inside, and a lot of y’all need to do a f–king cleanse for your insides. Namaste, have a great day.”

Check out Lizzo’s TikTok at the link: here

Lizzo Got the Last Word On Body Shaming & Health Concern-Trolling — So ‘Namaste & Have a Good Day’

Via www.sheknows.com
 

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Human Remains Found At Home Of The Stepfather Of Missing Idaho Children

The husband of Lori Vallow, who was charged with desertion in the disappearance of two of her children last year, has been taken into custody Tuesday. Assistant Rexburg Police Chief Gary Hagen said that Chad Daybell was being questioned after a search warrant was served on his home. He said that detectives had recovered unidentified human remains in their investigation of the missing children. Hagen did not provide additional details about the warrant, which was sealed. Media was not allowed near the home during the search.

Police confirmed that the search warrant is related to the disappearance of JJ Vallow and Tylee Ryan, who were 7 and 17 years old respectively when they went missing in September.  Vallow and Daybell have refused to cooperate with the investigation into the missing children that began in November. Police have said Vallow either knows the location of her children or knows what happened to them. After Vallow and her husband were found in Hawaii, she was arrested in February and extradited to Idaho on charges of desertion and nonsupport of dependent children. She is being held on a $1 million bond.

Vallow is also being investigated for murder, attempted murder and conspiracy in the death of her husband’s former wife. Vallow’s fourth husband, Charles Vallow, also died last year. He was shot to death in July by Vallow’s brother, Alex Cox, during a confrontation.

Human remains found at home of missing kids’ mom’s husband

Via abcnews.go.com
 

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NYPD Officer Arrested After Video Shows Him Pushing Female Protester

An NYPD officer who was caught on video violently pushing a protester to the ground was charged on Tuesday with several criminal charges, including assault. He is the first NYPD officer to be charged for his conduct during the city’s ongoing wave of protests for police reform.

According to the Brooklyn district attorney’s office, 28-year-old Vincent D’Andraia, who has been in the NYPD for five years, is charged with misdemeanor assault, criminal mischief, harassment and menacing. The officer was suspended without pay after videos posted on Twitter showed him shoving a woman at a Brooklyn protest on May 29.

Videos appeared to show D’Andraia knocking over Dounya Zayer, a 20-year-old protester, at a demonstration outside the Barclays Center. Zayer said that the officer threw her cellphone and pushed her, even though she was already backing up. Zayer said she suffered concussions and seizures after her fall. She posted videos from her hospital bed saying that she was never aggressive to the officer.

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