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Here’s Why Rap Artists Such As Meek Mill, 21 Savage, and Chance the Rapper are All Going After the Supreme Court

Most people see rap and hip-hop music as an art form. But for years, rappers have had to defend their lyrics from the law while other music genres haven’t been held to the same standards. Now, after Pittsburgh rapper Jamal “Mayhem Mal” Knox faced jail time for something he said in a song, other well-known rap artists aren’t letting the case go down without a fight.

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Jamal Knox was first arrested in 2012 over lyrics he included in a rap song

Knox is a rapper out of Pittsburgh who was arrested in 2012 on drug and gun offenses, according to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Afterward, he wrote a song, “[Expletive] The Police,” in response to his arrest. In the song, he named the police officers who were reportedly going to testify against him, and the song contained lines such as, “Let’s kill these cops ‘cause they don’t do us no good.” The rap song and video were posted on YouTube, and once the police caught wind of the song, Knox was charged with intimidation of witnesses, terroristic threats and conspiracy.  

Now, a brief has been filed with the Supreme Court over whether Knox is being treated fairly

Although Knox was originally arrested back in 2012, a brief was recently filed with the Supreme Court over whether Knox was treated fairly because he’s a rap artist. The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported that Knox was found guilty in a nonjury trial, and the verdict was upheld in the state Supreme Court. Knox reportedly crossed a line that was not protected by his First Amendment rights, but other rappers are coming to his defense, saying that plenty of artists have songs that depict violence yet they’re not arrested and jailed.

Well-known rap artists such as Meek Mill, 21 Savage, Chance the Rapper, and Jadakiss are all working with lawyers to support Knox

Rap artists such as Meek Mill, 21 Savage, Chance the Rapper, and Jadakiss have all come together to take on the Supreme Court in an effort to make sure rappers are treated fairly by the law. Jadakiss recently appeared on the morning show Good Day New York to explain that other artists, specifically Johnny Cash, have referenced death and murder in their songs but were never punished. Jadakiss’ lawyer went on to explain that it isn’t necessarily about getting Knox cleared but rather making sure that all artists are held to the same standards. They feel that the law can’t pick and choose who is guilty and who isn’t.

Jadakiss and his lawyer appeared on ‘Good Day New York’ to discuss the issue.

Unless the Supreme Court intervenes, Knox will have felony charges on his record for the rest of his life

Knox doesn’t believe the felony charges against him are fair, since other artists don’t deal with the same discrimination. Now, those charges will stay on Knox’s record forever unless the Supreme Court intervenes. And this isn’t the first time something like this has happened. A high schooler in Mississippi once got in trouble for posting rap lyrics on social media about sexual harassment from two coaches. Rap artists such as T.I., Killer Mike, and Big Boi came to his defense, but the Supreme Court refused to hear the case. It’s unclear if the same things will happen, but hip hop stars are hoping for a change.

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Amy Sherman-Palladino: Is ‘Gypsy’ Next After ‘The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel’?

Amy Sherman-Palladino is a name on everyone’s lips these days with the success of her Amazon original show, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel.

She’s won four Emmy awards for the show including writing, creating, executive producing and directing, according to Deadline. And the show itself has won a lot of awards. And we mean, a lot.

The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel shows no signs of slowing down as the show and cast cleaned up this past award season. Season 3 is set to premiere later this year. Even with the success, Sherman-Palladino has had with The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, she may already be planning her next project.

About ‘Gypsy’

Gypsy is the musical from Arthur Laurents, Jule Styne, and Stephen Sondheim. It tells the story of the tough but lovable Mama Rose and how she pushes her two daughters to succeed as vaudeville stars. Through all the trials and tribulations of life and show business, one of Mama Rose’s daughters become a burlesque star, Gypsy Rose Lee.

And as Deadline points out, Sherman-Palladino’s life imitates art as it were. Her life has similarities to the plot in Gypsy.

Sherman-Palladino is the daughter of comedian Don Sherman and dancer Maybin Hewes. Before becoming a writer, producer, and director, Sherman-Palladino pursued a career in dance.

Amy Sherman-Palladino
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Her life experiences coupled with her professional work on Gilmore Girls, Roseanne, and Bunheads, may be exactly what makes this the perfect follow-up project to The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel. Sherman-Palladino also has past experience with Broadway. According to Playbill, she produced the Broadway revival Violet.

Is ‘Gypsy’ Sherman-Palladino’s next project?

Gypsy has a lot in common with other works Sherman-Palladino has gravitated toward in the past. First, it has a strong female lead. See Gilmore Girls, Roseanne, and The Marvelous Maisel.

Second, the story focuses on women. Again, Sherman Palladino’s past works have focused on women. In Gilmore Girls it was the mother-daughter relationship between Lorelai and Rory Gilmore. On The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel it’s Miriam “Midge” Maisel and her relationships with her friends and family.

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(Front, L-R) The WB’s David Janollari creator/producer, Amy Sherman-Palladino and WB’s Peter Roth pose with the cast of ‘Gilmore Girls’ | Kevin Winter/Getty Images

Third, it’s quirky. All of Sherman-Palladino’s projects are quirky. They have pop culture references practically in every scene and the characters talk fast. Characters talk so fast the shows have a speech coach on staff to teach actors how to talk quickly while still delivering their lines.

And fourth, it’s a period piece. Sherman-Palladino is known for her aversion to modern technology, which may have been one of the reasons she chose to work on The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, set in the late 1950s. Gypsy would be another period piece free of iPhones and social media.

Previous ‘Gypsy’ adaptations

Gypsy made its Broadway debut in 1959 and was based on the autobiography by stripper Gypsy Rose Lee. In 1962, the musical was put on film with Rosalind Russell. Then in 1993, Bette Midler starred in the made-for-TV movie, for which she received critical acclaim.

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A previous iteration of Gypsy fell apart in 2016 after production company STX backed out of the project. Barbra Streisand was set to play the role of Mama Rose with Barry Levinson directing, and Richard LaGravanese writing the script. Lady Gaga was on Streisand’s shortlist to play Louise/Gypsy.

This time around, New Regency is financing a film adaptation of Gypsy and Joel Silver is producing. While Sherman-Palladino hasn’t confirmed she’s signed on for Gypsy, she may be in talks to join the revival. And as we previously mentioned, this project sounds like a perfect match for her.

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Why Does Nicki Minaj Keep Canceling Her Tour Dates?

Nicki Minaj is currently wrapping up the European leg of her Nicki World Tour for her latest album, Queen. Though many of the tour dates have gotten solid reviews-calling it sublime and mammoth–other fans have been left severely disappointed. Despite her extensive career and countless bangers like “Barbie Dreams” –with a number of tour cancelations, Minaj has been struggling to find her footing on her tour.

Why does Nicki Minaj keep canceling her tour dates?

In late Feb. and early March 2019 –Minaj canceled two of her tour dates –one in Bratislava, Slovakia and the other one in Bordeaux, France. Both shows were canceled at the last minute when fans had already entered the venue. This prompted angry fans to chant “Cardi B!” –who happens to be Minaj’s nemesis. Minaj apologized for both cancelations citing technical reasons. On Instagram, the rapper posted a video saying,

You guys, it’s not in my best interest not to perform and lose money and aggravate my fans. I love performing for my fans. I’m more excited than you are before the show. These two cities that had technical issues were cities that I’d never been to before, and we tried to add them but they just didn’t have the power in the building to facilitate my show and they didn’t tell us that until three hours before the show, as opposed to once we did sound check, they said it was fine.

Nicki Minaj canceled another concert because of weather

Technical issues did raise a few eyebrows, especially since tours are calculated down to the last megawatt and voltage. However, Minaj’s most recently cancelation was out of her hands. The Queens native canceled her tour in Dublin, Ireland because of the weather.

The rapper was forced to cancel her Dublin concert because of “adverse weather conditions.” Though full refunds have been offered to fans–the date will not be rescheduled. The harsh winds prevented Minaj’s staging equipment from arriving in a timely manner. The Barbs were not pleased. One fan tweeted, “Words cannot describe the feeling of standing in line for over seven hours for someone you‘ve been waiting to see since you were twelve.. only to find out they were never in the country and ultimately canceled their concert. Dublin were waiting. I’m so disappointed @nickiminaj.”

Are Nicki Minaj and Cardi B still fighting?

Much of the entertainment news in 2018 was consumed by Nicki Minaj and Cardi B. beef. It came to a head when the pair got into a physical altercation at New York Fashion Week in September 2018.

Luckily, since then the women have put their beef behind them. Minaj tweeted, “Ok you guys, let’s focus on positive things only from here on out. We’re all so blessed. I know this stuff is entertaining & funny to a lot of people, but I won’t be discussing this nonsense anymore. Thank you for the support & encouragement year after year. Love you.” Cardi B reposted Minaj’s tweeted adding, “@Nickiminaj alright then! Let’s keep it positive and keep it pushing!”

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Here’s Everything Fans Can Expect To See During Ariana Grande’s ‘Sweetener’ Tour

The wait for Ariana Grande’s Sweetener World Tour is finally over.

March 18 is the day that kick off the forty-two city tour in North America then Grande is jetting overseas to continue the leg of her tour.

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The singer has been careful not to share too many teasers from her show but many fans have gotten sneak peeks at how hard Grande is working to make sure each show is perfect.

So what exactly can fans expect to see during Ariana Grande’s Sweetener World Tour?

Amazing, eye-catching visuals

One of the main things every concert goer can expect from this tour are the absolutely stunning visuals.

Ariana Grande has already revealed she is working alongside her friend and video director, Hannah Lux Davis, to bring fans a ton of different visuals for songs such “7 Rings,” “break up with your girlfriend, i’m bored,” and “thank u, next.”

The opening acts are well-known artists

Not only is Ariana Grande ready to take the stage once again, but the singer is excited for fans to see some of music’s biggest names open up for her.

The first ones to hit the stage will be the singer’s very own producing team Social House. The group is comprised of L.A.-based musicians, Michael “Mikey” Foster and Charles “Scootie” Anderson, who co-produced “7 Rings” and “thank u, next.” Social House has a few hits of their own that will definitely get the crowds pumped.

Also to hit the stage will be former Fifth Harmony member, Normani, who will most likely showcase her hits such as “Love Lies,” “Dancing with a Stranger,” “Waves,” and even debut a few new songs.

The last artist joining Ariana Grande on tour is England’s own Ella Mai, who is set to open up for the singer during the leg of her tour in Europe.

Clear bags galore

With this being the first time Ariana Grande is touring since the tragic attack in Manchester, the singer has urged everyone attending her shows to purchase clear bags.

Grande announced that only clear bags will be permitted into the venues as a safety precaution, “so everything can go as smoothly and safely as possible.” 

Clear tote bags, fanny packs, cross body bags, and wristlets are being sold on Ariana Grande’s website for super reasonable prices.

They’re also super cute so every Arianator out there will definitely be looking fashionable.

On stage performances could look very familiar

We all known Ariana Grande will absolutely SLAY every single one of her performances and fans can definitely expect to see a very similar set up when it comes to one of her songs.

Just recently, Grande shared a rehearsal photo of herself and her dancers joined hands while sitting side-by-side at a long table.

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Many fans might remember seeing the exact same set-up when Grande performed her hit song “God Is A Woman” at the 2018 Video Music Awards.

It looks like Ariana Grande is bringing a crowd favorite back to the stage!

Ariana performing a few throwbacks

Not only is Ariana Grande set to perform a majority of her songs off of her two most recent albums, it has been revealed a few of the singer’s older songs have also been added to the set list.

Recently, the singer teased that a song or two from her beloved albums, My Everything and Yours Truly, will be performed.

One fan asked if Grande’s song “Only 1” was going to be one of the songs, and we now have confirmation that it definitely will be!

Even though we absolutely love every single song from Grande’s most recent albums, there’s nothing like a a few throwbacks to really up the ante!

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Lala Kent From ‘Vanderpump Rules’ Makes a Stunning Announcement on Instagram

Lala Kent from Vanderpump Rules recently suffered the devastation of losing her father. She is often seen struggling with her father’s death on the show and continues to be rooted in her grief today.

Most recently she appeared on Hollywood Medium with Tyler Henry. Henry connected with Kent about her future as a mother. Plus he managed to make a connection with Kent’s father. The episode was very emotional, not only for Kent but also for her mother and two brothers who were sitting off camera.

SANTA MONICA, CALIFORNIA – FEBRUARY 23: Lala Kent attends the 2019 Film Independent Spirit Awards on February 23, 2019 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic)

She became very emotional on her Instagram story and said her journey helped her to realize one challenge she needed to conquer. What did she reveal during her Instagram story?

She still really misses her father

While speaking to the camera, Kent said that she was still in pain and felt an enormous loss. “I feel very, very blessed as I think back on my time with him,” Kent says. “And there’s no regrets. That man was my f**king soldier. My rock star. My cheerleader.”

“Even though I feel like half of me is just gone,” she continues through her tears. “I know he’s looking at me. And I know he’s f**king proud. I know he laughs at my jokes, even when I’m inappropriate.”

She adds that she is extremely grateful he was her dad. “The day that he passed, the world truly lost an epic human being,” Kent says.

Kent also makes this stunning announcement

Kent started her Instagram story saying that she was feeling inspired. “I have a heart that is very full right now,” she says. “I know I’ve spoken with you guys before about my struggle with alcohol. Five months ago, I came to the realization that I am an alcoholic.”

She continues by saying she is now a friend of Bill W. “You will never know how much this program means to me. Has given me new life. I will never, ever preach to anybody. I’ll only speak from my own experiences. I encourage everyone to live their best life.”

Kent adds that she used to say if you don’t have to be sober, she wouldn’t recommend it. “But me as someone who does need to be sober,” she says. “Being in my right frame of mind, every single day is truly incredible. When I’m having the roughest day I could possibly have, I know I can see that light.”

Sobriety is helping her through grief

While many people may turn to substances to numb the pain from grief, Kent says being sober gives her strength. “The program has allowed me to sit down and remember my dad in a clearer frame of mind,” she says. “And remember what he brought to my life.” She recounts the strength and integrity that her father (and mother) demonstrated too.

“For anyone who has lost someone whether it was yesterday or 20 years ago, you mourn that baby however you f**king need to mourn it,” she adds. “You kick, you scream…you know what? I’ve got your back.”

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William H. Macy: Comments About Nepotism and Giving Daughters a ‘Leg Up’ Surface

Some old comments that Felicity Huffman and Lori Loughlin made in the past are definitely haunting them in the wake of the college cheating scandal. Now an old William H. Macy interview where he mentioned nepotism and giving his daughters “a leg up” is circulating.

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What is Operation Varsity Blues?

The investigation into the college admissions scandal, dubbed Operation Varsity Blues, according to NBC News, “uncovered a network of wealthy parents who paid thousands of dollars to a California man who boosted their children’s chances of gaining entrance into elite colleges… by paying people to take tests for their children, bribing test administrators to allow that to happen, and bribing college coaches to identify the applicants as athletes.”

Loughlin and her husband Mossimo Giannulli paid $500,000 to get both of their daughters accepted to USC as members of the crew team, while Huffman and Macy paid $15,000 to get one of their daughter’s SAT scores improved.

Felicity Huffman’s old comments are under attack

After news of the college scandal broke, some old statements from those involved made a reappearance, such as a 2016 tweet from Huffman where she asked: “What are your best ‘hacks’ for the back-to-school season?”

You can bet that people had a field day with that one, with
one person tweeting: “Answer: Paying bribes to get kids in college.”

An interview of Huffman in which she spoke about being a role model for her children also surfaced. She noted at the time: “I want to model for my daughters, being a woman of agency, having a voice in the world, and that means having influence and having power and to tell you the truth, having money.”

William H. Macy’s comments on nepotism surface

In light of the admissions scandal, Macy’s 2004 comments about nepotism in Hollywood seem to give some more perspective.

The actor talked with ET while promoting the film Cellular, explaining how he wouldn’t hesitate to use connections to help his daughters in the entertainment business if they wanted to explore that path. He remarked: “One can help your children in this business, and the nepotism works, and I have no problems with it. If I can give them a leg up, I absolutely would. It’s a great way to make a living. It really is.”

In an interview earlier this year with Men’s Journal, Macy noted the best advice he received was to not lie, explaining: “It’s the cheapest way to go. Lies cost you a lot, and they’re never worth what they cost.” 

Loughlin’s old comments bubbled up as well

One 2017 video featuring Loughlin and daughter Olivia Jade has also resurfaced, in which the two discuss, among other things, the lyric “England is my city” in Jake Paul’s “It’s Everyday Bro video.” Loughlin notes: “If you would have said, ‘England is my city,’ I would say, ‘Why did I pay all this money for your education?’”

A 2018 tweet from Loughlin is likely to haunt her as well,
in which she noted: “There are more important things than money. Like doing the
right thing. Words to live by.”

          

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How Will the Life of Meghan and Harry’s Baby Be Different Than the Lives of the Cambridge Children?

The countdown is on for the birth of Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s first child! The royal baby will be here before we know it, and fans simply cannot wait to see how many of their predictions come true in regards to the baby’s name, gender, and birth weight.

Being born into the royal family definitely comes with many honors and privileges that Meghan and Harry’s baby will experience from the start. However, many fans may not realize that the life of Baby Sussex will be a little different than the lives of Prince William and Kate Middleton’s kids. So, how exactly will the life of Meghan and Harry’s baby differ from the lives of the Cambridge children?

Baby Sussex may not have a royal title

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The Cambridge kids, George, Charlotte, and Louis are famously known as Princes and Princesses. When Baby Sussex arrives, chances are, he or she will not be given a royal title. The reason for this is because Harry is not a future king.

While it is true that he is sixth in line to be the monarch, chances are, he will never take the throne. His place in line will be pushed even further back in the future when the Cambridge children become parents themselves. 

The baby will not grow up in London

As most people already know, Meghan and Harry are renovating Frogmore Cottage, located near their wedding venue in Windsor about 40 miles outside of London.

This will allow their child to be raised in a quieter setting, outside of the hustle and bustle of the city. The new royal baby will be able to enjoy the English countryside and experience life in the small, quaint town of Windsor, away from London and somewhat out of the public eye. 

Meghan and Harry may not hire a nanny

Prince William and Kate Middleton have extremely busy schedules, so although they are very hands-on parents, having a nanny is a necessity due to their many royal duties and obligations. Although Prince Harry and Meghan have full schedules themselves, it is thought that they are considering having Meghan’s mother, Doria Ragland, look after the baby when they are not able to do so themselves.

This would be a definite first for senior members of the royal family since Prince William and Harry had a nanny themselves when growing up. However, with Doria reportedly being over the moon about the arrival of her first grandchild, it is really no surprise that she wants to help out in any way she can!

Baby Sussex will have a much more private life

While the Cambridge children have been seen on occasion at public events, this will not be the case for Meghan and Harry’s baby. Chances are, he or she will be kept out of the spotlight as much as possible, not appearing at as many events as William and Kate’s children have in the past. Given that Prince George is a future king, it was highly expected that Will and Kate introduce him to the world shortly after he was born, and they followed suit with their other two children as well.

Since baby Sussex will be seventh in line to the throne, not many people are expecting to see Meghan and Harry emerge on the hospital steps immediately following the baby’s arrival. It is thought that they may very well keep certain things private until they feel ready to release details.

We certainly can’t wait to meet Baby Sussex! Meghan and Harry are both famously great with kids, and they are sure to make excellent parents themselves. No matter which type of parenting style they decide on, their baby is sure to have a wonderful upbringing, unique and perfect in Meghan and Harry’s own way!

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Is Khloé Kardashian Fighting Tristan Thompson For Sole Custody Of Their Daughter?

In the wake of Tristan Thompson’s latest cheating scandal –Khloé Kardashian is trying to move on and provide the best life possible for her infant daughter, True Thompson. After the NBA baller was caught with yet another woman –this time it was close family friend Jordyn Woods –Kardashian has finally ended her romantic relationship with the father of her child.

Kardashian was swept up in the drama of Thompson’s latest infidelity when she tried to put the blame solely on Woods. Now that the Keeping Up With the Kardashian star has some more perspective –she’s ready to make sure True has the best life possible.

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Will Khloé Kardashian fight Tristan Thompson for sole custody of True?

At present –Kardashian is still trying to save face in the public eye. Though she is admittedly furious with the Cleveland Cavaliers player, she has no desire to badmouth him in the public so that her daughter stays as protected as possible. Still–the Good American designer will not hesitate to secure her daughter’s future. An insider told Hollywood Life,

Khloé worries about her daughter’s future and is prepared to fight to maintain custody of her only child. Khloé is in close contact with her family attorney to insure that she will never lose custody of True to Tristan, should he decide to take her to court. While Khloé is financially secure, she has also discussed child support with her attorney, she is making sure all her bases are covered and that everything dealing with True and Tristan is fair and equitable.

Will a judge grant Khloé Kardashian sole custody of True Thompson?

Since Tristan Thompson is on the road constantly for the NBA — Kardashian shouldn’t have any issue gaining primary physical custody of True. However, sole custody is a little trickery since it would leave the reality star with sole control of her daughter’s life. A source close to the Kardashians told Hollywood Life, “The best part of Khloé’s day is singing her daughter to sleep every night, and she would be heartbroken if that was ever taken away from her. So Khloe is working closely with her attorneys to make sure that Tristan has fair visitation rights, but that sole custody remains firmly with her.”

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Is Tristan Thompson a good father?

In the midst of his latest cheating scandal and with his job –it seems like Tristan Thompson has spent less and less time with his daughter. His lack of effort has left Kardashian feeling very disappointed. An insider told US Weekly, “Khloé is getting extremely upset with Tristan because he isn’t really making any effort to be involved in their daughter True’s life. Khloé understands he is on the road because of basketball and lives in Cleveland, but she just feels that Tristan has moved on. Tristan’s attitude seems to be, ‘I will see True when I see her.’”

Despite Thompson’s time spent away –Kardashian insists that he is still a wonderful father to baby True–and she’s looking forward to co-parenting with him. She recently tweeted a fan who praised her for being a single mom saying, “Thank you love! You’re so very sweet. But he is a good dad to her. My sweet and special baby True will NEVER be put in the middle of him and I. I can promise that.”

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Kyle Richards From ‘RHOBH’ Throws a Gorgeous Baby Shower for Her Niece

Kyle Richards from The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills should consider adding “professional party planner” to her lengthy resume. She just conjured her party magic again and threw what looked to be the picture perfect baby shower for her niece, Brooke Wiederhorn.

Richards has thrown quite a few gorgeous parties while being on RHOH. But the recent baby shower she co-hosted for Andy Cohen showed that Richards really has a knack for creating the ultimate party. Cohen’s shower set the bar quite a bit higher for baby shower expectations. From the crystal, candles, and flowers to the food and dance party; Cohen’s shower was one for the books.

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So what was the baby shower like she threw for Wiederhorn? Richards integrated her signature style, plus added some special, sweet elements.

It was a family affair

The guest of honor is the daughter of Richards’ sister and former RHOBH alum, Kim Richards. The party was also held at Richards’ lavish home but she had help. Niece Nicky Hilton co-hosted the party with her too. Hilton is the daughter of Richards’ sister Kathy. And while Richards has spoken through tears about her sisters, both Kim and Kathy attended and the sisters looked very happy and comfortable together.

Richards generously posted about the baby shower to her Instagram story. She included video of the children and grandchildren running outside, around the long family table set up in the backyard. “I’m at Brooke’s shower at Kyle’s beautiful house,” Kathy says in her Instagram story walking over to the long table. “Look at this table, how gorgeous.” Meanwhile, Kyle says thank you, laughs, and comments on the gorgeous day.

Quite a few kids are having fun on the tree swing set up in the backyard too. Richards’ daughter Sophia is home from college. Her dad Mauricio Umansky pushes her pretty high on the swing as she catches serious air.

She always makes it nice

Richards has an uncanny ability to capture the right mood and create the perfect ambiance for any occasion. The backyard luncheon was elegant, yet casual as the children were able to run freely.

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No Richards party would be complete without some fun food. For instance, she set up a cotton candy burrito station. It included a number of jars filled with different types of candies and crunchy cereal. Also, since several family members were celebrating birthdays, Richards had a birthday cake for each person. “There’s a lot of celebrating going on today,” Richard says as the camera pans the delectable cakes.

And includes sweet touches too

This baby is a second child for Wiederhorn. Her adorable son Hucksley is also at the baby shower, so Richards did something to help the toddler feel included. In addition to the many other cakes at the shower, Richards had a special cake made for Hucksley too. “Welcome Hucksley’s Baby Brother,” was written on top of a cake.

No party is complete without music. She has fun tunes piped into the backyard, plus comments on one song. “Oh my God, that’s Teddi’s dad’s song,” Richards giggles as she pans down the long, gorgeous harvest table. The John Mellencamp song “Jack and Diane” is heard playing in the background.

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Thankfully, Richards included a few pictures of the table on her Instagram story too. Like at Cohen’s party, she set one long farmhouse-style table so all guests could sit together. She used classic white linens and plates, along with gorgeous crystal glassware. Flowers cover the table, which included hydranga hues of both white, cream and light blue.

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What Is John Oliver’s Net Worth?

You can argue there isn’t any more important comedy/news analysis show on TV than Last Week Tonight with John Oliver. Ironically, it had to take a British comedian to uncover the most blistering truths about what’s going in our country’s government. Even if Stephen Colbert does the same thing with aplomb, Oliver’s show wins all the Emmys for a good reason.

The writing on Last Week Tonight is far beyond even what the late-night writing teams can come up with during the week. Of course, with LWT being a weekly show, it gives more time for the writers to create something spectacular.

With Oliver ringmastering everything, he should be rolling in the dough. Just how much is he worth now with his show and other career interests?

Like most satiric news anchors, Oliver started on ‘The Daily Show’

When you look at the career beginnings of John Oliver, it doesn’t really start with The Daily Show but more as an insightful standup comedian in Britain. He was already known there for biting political humor, something catching the attention of Ricky Gervais.

According to most sources, The Daily Show staff interviewed Oliver in 2006 on recommendation of Gervais who liked the former’s comedic style, despite never meeting. 

Oliver ended up being an on-camera correspondent almost immediately after being hired. His on-camera comedic persona began to resonate with the show’s audience as much as they did with Colbert in the earlier days.

Despite winning Emmys, what Oliver was being paid for being a TDS correspondent was arguably smaller than what he should have been earning.

Expanding to ‘The Daily Show’ guest host

There was so much faith in Oliver’s abilities, he ended up guest-hosting TDS during the summer of 2013 when Jon Stewart had to leave for the summer to direct a movie.

Filling in was the greatest thing to happen to Oliver’s career. He was so good on the show, he almost surpassed Stewart’s own comedic abilities, leading some to believe JO would become the eventual host of The Daily Show. At the time, though, Stewart was committed to staying at the helm a while longer.

Only a few months later, HBO came calling with Last Week Tonight. Before it debuted in April of 2014, Oliver had other comedy shows on the agenda, which expanded his reach and his wallet.

With Last Week Tonight soon taking on many challenging subjects (including financial fraud), no doubt Oliver was able to buy a house with his first-year earnings.

How much does Oliver get per year on ‘LWT’?

Many sources say Oliver now earns $5 million per year hosting Last Week Tonight, a seemingly paltry amount considering the social impact the show continues to have.

Maybe call this a consequence of working for pay cable rather than being on a regular network. No doubt Oliver will be making a lot more than this over time before his contract runs out next year. By then, we’d expect to see his annual earnings jump to double as he well deserves.

After all, look at the Emmys the show keeps winning each year for the stellar writing. Oliver’s presentation is also satirically sharper than any other political satirist in America.

At least the show does have substantial breaks so Oliver can increase his income doing other things.

Oliver keeps adding to his income doing movies and TV guest shots

John Oliver
John Oliver | Paul Archuleta / Contributor

You’re starting to see Oliver becoming a popular, in-demand voiceover artist for animated movies, including the upcoming “live-action” reboot of The Lion King.

Look around on TV and you’ll also find Oliver making guest-star appearances on other shows, including voice work on several animated series like Danger Mouse.

All of this places his total net worth at an estiamted $10 million so far. As far as we’re concerned, he still isn’t making what he’s really worth. His satiric British invasion has helped political satire thrive amid a new political movement wanting to deem satire a crime.

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