Rapper Kendrick Lamar has won a Pulitzer Prize. The rapper’s latest album is the first win for a musical effort that is not classical or jazz since the awards started to recognize music 75 years ago. The 30-year-old hip-hop artist won the prize for “DAMN.,” his raw and powerful Grammy-winning album. The Pulitzer board said Monday the album is a “virtuosic song collection” and said it captures “the modern African American life.” He will win $15,000.
Congratulations to John Stamos, who just became a first-time dad at the age of 54. The “Fuller House” star and his wife welcomed a baby boy named Billy, named after John’s Father. The proud papa showed off a photo on Instagram Sunday night and captioned it: “From now on, the best part of me will always be my wife and my son.” and hash tagged it “Not Just an Uncle Anymore”
Beyonce is donating $100,000-dollars to colleges and universities that have a high minority demographic. One lucky person from Xavier University of Louisiana; Wilberforce University; Tuskegee University and Bethune-Cookman University will each get a $25,000-dollar scholarship for the 2018-2019 school year. This is the second scholarship program from BeyGOOD. Last year, the singer launched the Formation Scholarship, which aimed to award young women who “think outside the box and are bold, creative, conscious and confident.” The four recipients were announced in June 2017. Qualifying students can use the scholarship to pursue studies in literature, creative arts, African-American studies, science, education, business, communications, social sciences, computer science and engineering and must maintain a 3.5 GPA or above.
It looks like Ed Sheeran’s next cameo will be in a Beatles-related film. Ed is in talks to provide a few songs for the soundtrack and make a brief appearance in the as-yet untitled film. It’s a comedy about a man who discovers he’s the only person that remembers The Beatles’ music. The cast already includes Lily James and Kate McKinnon.
Khloe Kardashian gave birth to a baby girl on April 12th and has FINALLY announced the name of her new baby girl. The new mom showed off a pink photo full of balloons and roses on Instagram, said that “True Thompson has completely stolen our hearts and we are overwhelmed with LOVE.”
And as it turns out, baby True, was named after Kris Jenner’s Grandfather. Kris posted on Instagram a picture very similar to Khloe’s and captioned it “I’m so excited to welcome my precious little granddaughter True!!! FUN FACT… my Grandfather’s name on my Dad’s side was True Otis Houghton….my real Dad’s name was Robert True Houghton…so i am so excited Khloe named her daughter True!!! #lovebug#familytradition #family @true,” Yep, according to Kris Jenner’s post, baby True already has her own Instagram account.