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Teen actress wears ‘I do care’ jacket to protest first lady

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Teen actress Jenna Ortega cares, and says Melania Trump should do the same.

Ortega wore a green, hooded military jacket reading “I do care and u should too” on the red carpet at the Radio Disney Music Awards Friday night, countering the “I really don’t care, do u?” jacket the first lady wore as she left Washington to visit detained migrant children this week.

The 15-year-old, whose credits include “Jane the Virgin” and “Iron Man 3,” told The Associated Press Trump’s jacket showed poor judgment, and she couldn’t believe her advisers allowed her to wear it. Ortega says she cares about migrant children, “and as first lady of the United States, she should too.”

Ortega says she had the jacket made the night before especially for the awards show.

Beyonce, Jay-Z Drop Surprise Album

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Out of the blue, Beyonce and Jay-Z dropped a joint album that’s being described as both unexpected and long-rumored, reports Pitchfork. But Everything Is Love is not all sunshine and rainbows from the duo now going by The Carters, particularly for the Grammys (where Jay-Z went 0-8 at the 2018 awards) and Spotify, which gets a couple of F-bombs from Bey. Jay-Z also confirms that he turned down the Super Bowl halftime show, rapping, well, “I said no to the Super Bowl / You need me, I don’t need you/ Every night we in the end zone / Tell the NFL we need stadiums too.“ The couple’s daughter, Blue Ivy, also gives a shout-out to her 1-year-old twin siblings, notes the AP, and a music video released with the nine-track album features the couple hobnobbing in Paris’ Louvre museum. Everything Is Love is available on Tidal.

Whitney Documentary Reveals Shocking Family Secret

Whitney Houston was a victim of sexual abuse as a child and she took that secret with her to her grave at age 48, family members reveal in a documentary that premiered at the Cannes festival Wednesday. In Whitney, half-brother Gary Garland says he was abused when he was young by cousin Dee Dee Warwick, sister of Dionne Warwick, and he believes Whitney was as well, reports Vanity Fair, which describes Kevin Macdonald’s film as “heart-wrenching.“ Mary Jones—Houston’s aunt, and the person who found her body after her death in 2012—confirmed to Macdonald that the singer told her she had been abused by Warwick, who died in 2008, the Telegraph reports. Jones said she thought Whitney never told mother Cissy Houston because she was “ashamed” and afraid of the repercussions.

Macdonald tells Deadline that after watching footage of Houston, he began to suspect she had been abused. “There was something preventing her, in some way, from expressing her real self. She felt uncomfortable in her own skin in almost every interview there was with her,“ he says. “And I thought that was a very strange thing, and it kind of reminded me of people I’d seen who had suffered from abuse, just in their body language and their sense of holding something back.“ He says he believes Houston’s self-destructive behavior, including drug use, was linked to the abuse. The person you see in the film, he says, is somebody “who doesn’t know who they are and who is in pain because they can’t talk about the central problem in their life, which I think came from the abuse.“

Billboard Awards Pays Tribute to School Shooting Victims

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The Billboard Music Awards paid tribute to the students and teachers affected by recent deadly shootings in Texas and Florida, while the night also featured show-stopping performances by iconic singer Janet Jackson and K-pop group BTS. A tearful and emotional Kelly Clarkson opened the show in honor of the 10 people who died Friday at Santa Fe High School, barely able to speak as she urged the audience and the world to do more to prevent deadly shootings from happening, the AP reports. She said she was asked to hold a moment of silence, but she chose instead to call for “a moment of action.“ “Once again we’re grieving for more kids that have died ... I’m so sick of [moments of silence] ... it’s not working,“ she said, almost in tears. “Mommies and daddies should be able to send their kids to school.“

Shawn Mendes and Khalid, who won top new artist at the event Sunday at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, were joined onstage by the Marjory Stoneman Douglas show choir for the song “Youth,“ a performance occurring three months after 17 people were killed at the Florida school. The show wasn’t all somber, though: Jackson, who earned the Icon award, delivered an energetic and powerful performance of her past hits. Ed Sheeran, who didn’t attend the show but performed from Dublin, won the night’s biggest honor—top artist, besting Bruno Mars, Drake, Kendrick Lamar, and Taylor Swift. But Swift didn’t leave empty-handed: She won top female artist and top selling album for Reputation.

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