US, Australia and Japan urge China to immediately stop military exercises

Beijing announced military exercises virtually all over Taiwan amid the visit of US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. The heads of the diplomatic departments of the United States, Australia and Japan in a joint statement called on the PRC to stop the exercises “image/webp” media=”(max-width: 320px) and (min-resolution: 192dpi)” >< source srcset="https://s0.rbk.ru/v6_top_pics/resized/1200xH/media/img/9/42/756597492703429.webp 1200w" type="image/webp" media="(min-resolution: 192dpi) " >

US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken, Australian Foreign Minister Penny Wong and Japanese Foreign Minister Yoshimasa Hayashi expressed concern about the actions taken by China in connection with the visit to Taiwan of US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and called on Beijing to immediately stop military maneuvers. This is stated in the joint statement of the heads of foreign affairs agencies following the talks on the sidelines of the ASEAN summit in Cambodia.

“The Secretary of State and ministers reaffirmed their commitment to maintaining peace and stability in the Taiwan Strait. <…> [They] expressed concern over China's recent actions, including [its] large-scale military exercises, which are seriously affecting international peace and stability. <…> The Secretary of State and ministers called on the PRC to immediately stop military exercises,— said in the statement.

At the same time, Politico, citing its own sources, reported that representatives of the American military command repeatedly tried to contact their Chinese colleagues amid escalating tensions around Taiwan, but they do not answer calls.

Pelosi's special flight landed in Taiwan on August 2, despite Beijing's objections. After getting off the plane, the Speaker of the US House of Representatives said that the main goal of the American delegation— support for “bright and dynamic” democracy in Taiwan. On August 3, the politician left the country.

China sees Pelosi's visit as a provocation that goes against the principles of the “one China” policy. Before Pelosi's arrival, Washington was warned in Beijing that the visit of the speaker of the lower house of Congress threatened to “undermine relations.”

As a result, on August 4, China began large-scale military exercises that should last until Sunday. Within their framework, live firing will take place in the waters and airspace around almost the entire Taiwan. Airspace and navigation in the exercise areas will be closed.

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Taiwan, ROC)— partially recognized state 100 km from the coast of China. The territory declared its secession in 1949, but China considers it a province. The United States does not have diplomatic relations with Taiwan, but a law passed in 1979 allows Washington to supply weapons there.

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Flooding in Australia

Showers and squally winds have led to a sharp rise in water levels in the rivers of Australia. Several areas of Sydney and surrounding cities were flooded, about 3.5 thousand people were evacuated.

According to the Australian Meteorological Bureau, up to one and a half meters of rain fell in the vicinity of Sydney since July 3. NSW Prime Minister Dominic Perrotte said about 32,000 people have been ordered to evacuate due to flooding and rising rivers.

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Australia to ban gold imports from Russia

Sanctions against Russian gold were imposed by the United States, Canada and Japan. The European Union is working on similar restrictive measures, wrote Bloomberg

Australia will ban gold imports from Russia and impose sanctions against 16 Russian ministers, Prime Minister Anthony Albaniz said at a press conference in Kyiv, Reuters reports. The total number of Russians who are under the restrictive measures of Canberra will reach 843.

Visit of the Head of the Australian Government to Ukraine— the first in relations between the two countries, said Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky during a press conference. He thanked Australia for “substantial assistance, including defense.” Albaniz announced the transfer of military equipment to Kyiv, including 20 Bushmaster armored personnel carriers. Zelensky asked for the supply of these armored personnel carriers, in April the Australian government agreed to their transfer.

At the end of June, sanctions against Russian gold were imposed by the United States. According to the US Treasury, the decision was made jointly with the UK, Canada and Japan. The ban does not apply to gold mined in Russian deposits, which was exported outside Russia before June 28, 2022, the department explained. Gold is a “major share of exports” that brings Russia “tens of billions of dollars”, and the US and its allies want to cut the income of the Russian authorities, US President Joe Biden explained the decision to impose sanctions.

According to Bloomberg, the European Union is working on sanctions against Russian gold. The head of the European Council, Charles Michel, had previously said that the EU authorities want to assess whether such a measure would harm the economy of the union itself.

The desire to reduce Russia's revenues, including from gold exports, was mentioned in a joint statement of the G7 countries in end of June. Press Secretary of the President of Russia Dmitry Peskov, commenting on the threat of blocking the export of gold to the West, said that the precious metals market is large and if one of them loses its attractiveness due to illegal actions, there is a “reorientation” to another.

Russia— one of the largest gold exporters in the world. In 2021, Russian enterprises produced 346.4 tons of gold, most of the production (87%) was exported, which brought in $17.4 billion, follows from the data of the Ministry of Finance and the Federal Customs Service.

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Macron said he wants to settle relations with Australia

The French President urged to focus on the future, and not remember the scandal with the submarines. In 2021, Australia decided to abandon the submarines and replace them with American ones. Then a new block was created with the USA and Britain – AUKUS “Macron announced his desire to settle relations with Australia” />

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French President Emmanuel Macron told the new Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese that in the dialogue between the two countries, they would like to focus on the future, and not remember the submarine scandal that occurred in the fall of 2021, Reuters reports.

We are talking about a decision Australia, which she announced last October. Then the country broke the contract with France for the construction of 12 submarines, which caused sharp criticism from Paris. In return, Canberra will receive American nuclear submarines.

In connection with these events, journalists asked Macron before the talks with the prime minister if Australia should apologize.

“We will talk about the future, not the past. Premier Albanese is not responsible for what happened in our relations, — said the president.

In the autumn of 2021, Australia announced its decision to withdraw from the contract with the French Naval Group, which was supposed to supply it with 12 submarines worth $66 billion. After that, the country agreed to create an AUKUS partnership in the Indo-Pacific region with the US and UK in the defense sector.

Politico and ABC linked the creation of AUKUS to countries' intention to counter China's military and technological rise and its regional influence, especially in the disputed South China Sea.

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In June of this year, the Australian authorities agreed to pay Naval Group $585.2 million in compensation for breaking the contract for the construction of submarines.

Russian President Vladimir Putin , speaking about the decision to create the AUKUS block, said that “to be friends with each other” it's good, but being friends against someone— this is bad” because it undermines regional stability.

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Australia imposes sanctions against Kabaeva and Putin’s relatives

Australia added to the sanctions list Kabaeva, Lvov-Belova and the head of the Russian Ministry of Construction Relatives of Vladimir Putin: Roman, Mikhail and Igor Putin were subject to restrictions. In addition, the Olympic champion Alina Kabaeva, the son of Nikolai Patrushev, the head of the Ministry of Transport and the Ministry of Construction, fell under the sanctions

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Australia has expanded restrictive measures against Russia, adding 16 Russians to the sanctions list, according to a document published on the website of the government of the country.

It follows from the document that sanctions were imposed against:

  • the chairman board of directors of the National Media Group holding, Olympic champion Alina Kabaeva;
  • cousin of the Russian president, former vice president of Master Bank; Igor Putin (according to the Australian authorities, director of the Pechenga port);
  • his son Roman Putin (according to the Australian authorities, the head of the board of directors of the MRT group);
  • cousin of the president and deputy chairman of the board of SOGAZ insurance; Mikhail Putin;
  • the head of Gazfond Yuri Shamalov (son of an old friend of the President Nikolai Shamalov);
  • Head of the Ministry of Construction Irek Fayzullin;
  • Head of the Ministry of Transport Vitaly Savelyev;
  • Head of the Ministry of Agriculture, son of Secretary of the Security Council Nikolai Patrushev Dmitry Patrushev;
  • Children's Ombudsman Maria Lvova-Belova;
  • Grigory Berezkin, the owner of the ESN group of companies;
  • The owner and president of the Mercury group of companies; Igor Kesaev;
  • Chairman of the Board of Rossiya Bank Mikhail Klishin;
  • Chairman of the Board of Joint-Stock Company “Rosgeologia” Sergei Gorkov;
  • Chairman of the defense concern “RTI Systems” Evgeny Novitsky;
  • co-founder of the Kyiv Ploshchad group of companies Goda Nisanov;
  • co-owner and head of “Vital Development Corporation” Alexandra Plekhova.

Since the end of February, Canberra has repeatedly expanded the sanctions lists against Russia, in particular, the authorities have banned representatives of Russia's top leadership from visiting Australia. The sanctions also affected Putin, Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, and Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu. In early April, Australia approved sanctions against a number of “elites and oligarchs close to Putin.” Then the lists included the head of the Ministry of Economic Development Maxim Reshetnikov, the head of the National Center for Defense Control of Russia, Colonel General Mikhail Mizintsev and the Vice Speaker of the State Duma Alexander Babakov.

The Russian Foreign Ministry in mid-April banned the entry of 228 Australian citizens, including Prime Minister Scott Morrison and his deputy Barnaby Joyce. Then, in mid-June, restrictive measures were expanded— 121 more Australian citizens were added to the lists, for whom entry to Russia was closed on an indefinite basis. The Russian department then explained that they included in the list of heads of “power structures, businessmen, experts and journalists who form the Russophobic agenda.”

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Australia added Kabaev, Lvov-Belov and three ministers to the sanctions list

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Today, the Australian Department of the Interior announced the introduction of new sanctions against Russia. This time, personal restrictions were imposed on three ministers of the government of the Russian Federation, the Commissioner for Children's Rights Maria Lvova-Belova and 12 other Russian citizens, including Alina Kabaeva.

Among other things, the Minister of Agriculture of the Russian Federation fell under the sanctions Dmitry Patrushev, Minister of Construction and Housing and Public Utilities Irek Fayzullin and Minister of Transport Vitaly Savelyev.

In addition, businessman Igor Putin, Deputy Chairman of the Board of Sogaz Insurance Company Mikhail Putin, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the holding National Media Group Alina Kabaeva and Roman Putin. According to the authorities of the country, all these citizens are allegedly relatives of the President of the Russian Federation.

It is specified that at the moment Australia has imposed sanctions against 828 Russian and Belarusian citizens.

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Australia to pay France more than $580 million to cancel submarine contract

The contract for the construction of 12 submarines worth $66 billion with Naval Group was canceled at the initiative of Australia after the announcement of the creation of the defense alliance AUKUS. Canberra announced its decision to build a submarine fleet with the US and Britain “Australia will pay France more than $580 million to break the contract for submarines” />

The Australian government will pay the French shipbuilder Naval Group $585.2 million as compensation for breaking the contract for the construction of submarines, concluded by Canberra in 2016 . This was announced by Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese, reports ABC.

According to the head of government, a final agreement has been reached between the Australian authorities and the French defense company Naval Group on compensation for the unilateral termination of the contract, which Canberra announced in September 2021. “The Australian Government will pay A$830m ($585.2m) in fair settlement of <…> Now we can restore [Australian-French] relations that will no longer be marred by, — Albanese said.

The prime minister also said that French President Emmanuel Macron took an active part in resolving the conflict and, after the decision on compensation, invited the Australian leader to pay an official visit to his country. “I believe that a face-to-face meeting between me and President Macron in France is absolutely necessary to reset this relationship, which is important for the national interests of Australia,” added prime.

Last September, the US, UK and Australia agreed on a new defense and security partnership, AUKUS (short for three countries), designed to counter China in the Indo-Pacific region. As a result, Australia canceled a $66 billion contract concluded with France in 2016 for the construction of 12 submarines. In return, she will receive American nuclear submarines.

France criticized the actions of the allies. Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian called Australia's decision a “stab in the back” and accused of “faithful trust.” Paris then withdrew its ambassadors from the US and Australia for consultations. Naval Group, after the news of Australia's decision to build nuclear submarines with the help of the UK and the US, announced “serious disappointment”.

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The official representative of the Russian Foreign Ministry, Maria Zakharova, commenting on the actions of Australia, reminded France of how she herself in 2015 broke the contract with Russia for the supply of Mistral helicopter carrier ships. “Rupture of contracts for France seems to be a common thing. In 2015, Paris canceled a deal with Russia for two Mistral aircraft carriers. Or are only the knives that you feel in your back bad? — Zakharova asked.

The Chinese Foreign Ministry, in turn, warned about the intensification of the arms race. Beijing has accused the US and Britain of nuclear proliferation.

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Maia Mitchell Leaves ‘Good Trouble’: EP Explains Why & Breaks Down That Final Callie Scene

Maia Mitchell Leaves ‘Good Trouble’: EP Explains Why & Breaks Down That Final Callie Scene

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Maia Mitchell departed ‘Good Trouble’ after 4 seasons at the end of the March 16 episode. The show’s EP spoke EXCLUSIVELY with HL about the reasons behind Maia’s exit, Callie’s future, and a Jallie ‘endgame.’

The Coterie was rocked by a major exit during the March 16 episode of Good Trouble. Callie got a job with the ACLU in Washington D.C. and left Los Angeles behind to start the next chapter of her life. The episode was full of emotional and tearful goodbyes, especially the one between Callie and Mariana.

HollywoodLife spoke EXCLUSIVELY with executive producer Joanna Johnson about Maia Mitchell’s shocking departure in season 4. Joanna stressed that she “totally supported and understood” Maia’s decision to leave. She also opened up about Callie and Jamie’s “rom-com” final moment and what it means for Jallie shippers. Read our full Q&A below:

Maia Mitchell left ‘Good Trouble’ at the end of the March 16 episode. (Freeform)

Obviously, this is a huge change. How much beforehand did you know that Maia wanted to return to Australia and leave the show?
Joanna Johnson: Well, I knew last season. I knew that it might be her last year, but you never know. People say that. Near the end of season 3, I went to her and said, “I really want you to stay. How are you feeling?” And she said, “I love this show so much. I love this family. I love this character. And it’s so hard for me to say that I just need to go home and need some time.” I think she needs to see what the next chapter of her life is. She’s been playing this character since she was 18-19 years old. It’s been amazing to watch her grow up and become just the most lovely and professional and talented woman that she is. Even though I did my best to try to talk her out of it, I realized that that’s what she needed to do. I support her 100 percent. I was in grief over it. I’m still in grief over the end of The Fosters. I’m still not over that one. It took me a little while to just sort of accept it. I totally understood and supported her. She and Cierra [Ramirez] are like daughters to me. I’ve watched them grow up, and I love them so much. People may say this, but they are truly the most beautiful, lovely people to work with and so talented. You can write anything for them, and they just elevate it all. They make it all so much better than it is on the page. That was really tough, but I asked her,  “Will you stay and do the first couple episodes of season 4 because I want to give you a real episode. I want it to be an episode dedicated to Callie leaving.” She said, “Absolutely. One hundred percent. I want it to be great.” She came back from Australia and did those episodes for us, so I’ve known for a while. I’ve gotten over the burst out in tears, and I have to say I am so excited to continue writing for this amazing cast. We have such a wonderful ensemble cast. It’s not like you lose one person and the show falls apart. Everyone is so talented. We still have Cierra as our fearless leader of the cast, but they’ve all stepped up. They’re all-stars in their own right. It’s not like we didn’t have 10 other people to still write to that are wonderful. I’m really excited about the new people this season that we brought in. Although we miss Maia very much, I feel like the show’s as strong as ever. I’m really excited. I’m not just saying that so the fans don’t leave. I’m proud of the episodes and excited about them.

Especially at the end of last season, it seemed like you were heading possibly in that direction with Callie. A life change was inevitable almost.
Joanna Johnson: Yes. Of course, we knew she was leaving. The fantasy scene where she’s on the witness stand and Wilson is talking to her, I really wrote that very specifically to Maia in many ways as well as Callie. I knew it was going to get her. At the table read as she was reading it, her voice cracked and she started to cry. Then I started to cry. The two of us barely got through the rest of the table read because it was so emotional just knowing this was coming.

She gets a job in DC with the ACLU, which is very Callie. She has been wanting to do something like that. Were there other ways to write her out that you considered?
Joanna Johnson: No, that was always gonna be the thing. We always want to keep the door open. In our show,  people come back. We still have the Fosters come into our show and no character is ever done. It’s funny because our costume designer will say, “Well, are we done with that character? Can I get rid of their closet?” I’m always like, “I wouldn’t let go of anything. You just never know.” We wanted to keep the door open, obviously, and that was always the way we were going to do it.

Lena, Callie, Mariana, and Stef on ‘Good Trouble.’ (Freeform)

Will we get updates about her throughout the season at least?
Absolutely. I mean, she’s not forgotten. She’s still a real presence. I still feel like Maia’s a part of this show and this team and always will be.

You know I’m a huge Jallie fan. The ending of the episode is a clear victory for Jallie shippers. How should fans feel about that final Callie and Jamie moment on the plane?
Joanna Johnson: It’s really interesting. When we brought Beau [Mirchoff] in as the brother of Brandon’s wife for the finale episodes of  The Fosters, there was no plan really to bring that character on Good Trouble. But then, we had an idea to bring him on and the chemistry that they have was so amazing. I love Beau so much that we really just had to have him be part of her life and part of the show. I think most of us felt like they’re endgame, you know? As much as we love Callie with Gael, there’s just something about her and Jamie that seemed right. We just had to have that happy ending on the plane. It’s very rom-com, but I felt like we really needed to send her off with something kind of hopeful, too.

Will we find out if they get back together or should we just assume that they are or they will?
Joanna Johnson: It’s not the last we’ve heard of them.

Beau Mirchoff as Jamie on ‘Good Trouble.’ (Freeform)

How is Mariana going to be dealing with Callie’s absence moving forward?
Joanna Johnson: The way we’re sort of looking at it is that its sort of the five stages of grief. First, it’s a little bit of denial, then you get into anger, then you get into bargaining, and then you get into all the other sort of stages. We’re definitely doing that with Mariana. I think she was trying to be really supportive and positive, but you see in that very last scene in the episode when she picks up Callie’s doll and she’s crying that this is not going to be easy for her. She really relied on Callie so much. They shared a room when they started fostering Callie and Jude and then they went to college, but they’ve been living together for a while now. It’s really tough not to see your sister every single day and not have that support system. But luckily, Mariana has the support of everyone at The Coterie as well. I also loved the moment where she comes up in the elevator after having said goodbye to Callie and they’re all there waiting.

You said that the door is open for Maia to return. Is it sort of like if it comes up in the storyline or if she wants to come back? 
Joanna Johnson: I think it’ll really depend on where she’s at and what happens next, but the door’s always open 100 percent. She’s a part of the show. She’s a part of this family, and I would love to have her back for anything that we could.

Julia Roberts, 54, Stuns In Hot Pink Swimsuit While Celebrating The Holidays In Sydney With Family

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Endless summer! Julia Roberts glowed in a neon pink swimsuit while enjoying Christmas Day at the beach with her family in Sydney, Australia.

Julia Roberts, 54, looked simply sensational while spending Christmas Down Under with husband Danny Moder, 52, and their 3 kids. Enjoying the Australian summer, the Erin Brockovich star rocked a chic, neon pink swimsuit as she enjoyed a beach day in Sydney, pictured here.

Julia was stunning as ever in the classic one-piece, which featured a low scoop-neck for a touch of cleavage. Black sunglasses and a trucker hat completed the look, along with a messy bun. After getting some time in the sun, she threw on a breezy blue cover-up before heading off with Danny, their twins Hazel and Phinnaeus, 17, and son Henry, 14.

The Notting Hill actress has been in Australia filming her new movie Ticket To Paradise with George Clooney. The film, which also stars Billie Lourd and Kaitlyn Dever, follows a pair of college grads as they adventure to Bali after getting their degrees. When one of them falls in love with a local, her divorced parents (Julia and George) swoop in to try and stop her from making a huge mistake. It’s set to be released by Universal Pictures on Oct. 21, 2022.

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It looks like the duo — who previously worked together on the Ocean’s franchise, the film Money Monster, and more — has been having a blast while filming. Proving she loves a prank, the Pretty Woman star crashed George’s appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live! to promote his new film The Tender Bar on Dec. 16. Julia slid into the frame while Jimmy was asking George’s young co-star Daniel Ranier, 10, a question, surprising the host.

“Holy moly. George, I don’t know if you’re aware of this, but the woman sitting next to you,” he said while the Batman & Robin star hardly budged. While she certainly looked radiant in her sleeveless, white frock, George pretended like he couldn’t see the star before she slowly moved off-screen. “Maybe I hallucinated that! I don’t know. Wow, it sure looked like Julia Roberts though,” Jimmy laughed.

‘Doogie Kamealoha, M.D.’ Breaks Down Lahela’s Major Summer Decision & Reveals Season 2 Plans

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The ‘Doogie Kamealoha, M.D.’ finale was full of ups and downs for Lahela, her family, and friends. HL got EXCLUSIVE scoop from creator Kourtney Kang about the finale and her plans for a second season.

The Doogie Kamealoha, M.D. finale ended with Lahela right where she needed to be. At the start of the episode, Lahela was planning on following Walter on his surf tour. When she told her parents her plans, they immediately said no. Clara even denied Lahela’s request for a sabbatical, so Lahela quit her job instead. However, Walter realized that he couldn’t let Lahela give up on her dream of being a doctor, so he decided to take another year before going on tour.

In this EXCLUSIVE interview, HollywoodLife is breaking down the entire finale with creator Kourtney Kang. From debates about how the season ended to the Kai and Steph situation to her season 2 plans, we discussed it all. Read our Q&A below:

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I was wondering the entire time whether or not Lahela would actually go to Australia. Was there ever a situation in the writers’ room where you thought about that and possibly wanted to head in that direction?
Kourtney Kang: Yes. We definitely went back and forth. It’s so funny because there were a lot of different views about her going. Some people were like, she’s 16. The parents can’t let her go. There were other folks who were like, she’s a doctor, of course, she can go. It really was a heated debate, and we really did think about having her go and have that experience. We discussed at length what it should actually be and then, ultimately, it felt like her realizing she was right where she needed to be felt right.

I could have seen it go both ways. Earlier in the episode, Lahela actually quit her job. Was that always something that you wanted to toy with Lahela and Clara, especially with the mom-daughter and also co-workers dynamic?
Kourtney Kang: Yes. That is something that we talked about for a long time and is part of what makes that relationship so much fun to write, which is they are mother and daughter and also employees so there’s that boss-employee situation. She can rule her life at home, but in the professional world, Lahela can do what she wants to do as an employee. That was a really fun scene to write, and I thought that Kathleen [Rose Perkins] and Peyton [Elizabeth Lee] play it so well. I thought Kathleen especially did a great job of when you’re a parent you’re sort of pushing the envelope and hoping your bluff doesn’t get called sometimes. Lahela’s so smart she calls it. She knows that she has the ultimate card there. Steve Joe wrote that episode and broke that scene, and I thought he did such a wonderful job on the script in its whole and also that scene, in particular, is a real favorite of mine.

I’ve gotten into a fight with my mom where I’m like, “Well, I’m never going to talk to you again.” Obviously, my mom calls my bluff on that. But Lahela wouldn’t be Lahela if didn’t call her mom’s bluff.
Kourtney Kang: I think for us that whole emotional arc of season 1 has been Lahela figuring out her independence and who she is. Her mom from the beginning has been an obstacle to that at points because they have so much in common, and she admires her mother so much, but she’s also such a force to be reckoned with. So that moment of Lahela standing up to her I think was really crucial in the whole story of her arc this season, which was figuring out who she is. She found that strength inside of herself to stand up to her mom and say, no, this is what I’m going to do. Ultimately, that strength helped her realize that what she needs to do is stay right where she is.

Emma Meisel as Steph. (Disney+)

Steph is the perfect best friend. I loved watching that burgeoning connection between Kai and Steph. Did you discuss really going there with a romance, or did you always intend for this slow burn?
Kourtney Kang: We always loved the idea of this sort of unrequited love where Steph has been pining for him this whole season. The kiss was sort of a last-minute revelation of one of our writers, Matt Kuhn, who wrote that episode. He added to it, and we all loved it. I think it’s such a great moment because you don’t know. Is he just hiding it? Does he really feel something? I feel like so much of when you’re a teenage girl is trying to decipher what boys are thinking. It’s so complicated, and the answer most times is nothing. They’re thinking nothing. I really love that moment. Matthew [Sato] and Emma [Meisel] play it all so well. Those two are so fantastic, and they’ve become so close and real-life friends. It’s really fun to see those guys play together.

As far as a possible season 2, do you have set plans already? 
Kourtney Kang: We’re really excited. We’re hopeful that we’ll get to do a season 2. The thing that I’m really excited about is our cast is so phenomenal. I think season 1 Lahela was our sort of eyes-in, Doogie of it all. And now season 2, I’m so excited to get more into more of our supporting characters at home and at the hospital, especially at the hospital. We have Jeffrey [Bowyer-Chapman] and Mapuana [Makia] and Ronny Chieng who are all so funny. I feel like with more runway we will be able to delve more into their emotional lives and see what’s happening there. So that’s one thing we’re really excited about, and then also at home, Brian Patrick and Kai are so funny and Steph as well. I watch the show each week with my family. I have three girls, and they love those kids’ stories. It’s so fun to see them enjoying that, so I’m excited to dive more into that as well.

Benny and Clara have such a strong marriage. I loved seeing Jason [Scott Lee] play with the comedy elements so much this season and but also being there for those really touching moments. I would definitely want to see more of them in season 2. 
Kourtney Kang: Jason is so funny. He’s just a funny guy. It’s been such a delight to see that variety of dad on TV for me personally because he’s based a lot on my dad, who is from Hawaii. He’s a local boy, and Jason just has that chill vibe to him and that applied to parenting. It’s a perspective that I feel like we haven’t really seen that much on TV. I’m excited to tell more stories focused on Benny next season and also that ties into one of the things that I love about our show is that it’s set in Hawaii and being able to tell stories that only our show can tell. That’s another thing for season 2 that we’re really excited about is to delve more into those stories that really feature Hawaii and what it’s really like for the folks who are living there.

Neil Patrick Harris didn’t make an appearance in this first season. Do you have a plan for him to guest star if you do get a season 2?
Kourtney Kang: We’re hopeful that he would come and play with us in season 2. It’s one of our writers’ room’s favorite things to pitch: what could we do with Neil if we get him to come out to the show? There’s a lot of ideas percolating.

Margaret Cho and Max Greenfield were just a couple of notable guest stars in the first season. Are there more on your bucket list who you would love to come play with you guys out there?
Kourtney Kang: Yes. There are a lot of folks that we would love to have guest star on the show. Somebody I love is Ken Jeong, who is an actual doctor. The list goes on and on. We’ve been so lucky. Max Greenfield was so great. Gina Rodriguez came and directed an episode, so we would love to have her come back. Randall Park, we’d love to have him come back. It really was so much fun to get such great people, and we’re hoping in season 2 to keep it going. Everybody who came out, one of the things that I love is that they all had such a wonderful time. Our crew is so warm and welcoming. The cast is so lovely that we really did create a warm, wonderful place for folks to visit.

Jason Scott Lee and Kathleen Rose Perkins as Benny and Clara. (Disney+)

Everything seems pretty perfect for Lahela and Walter. As we all know, teenage relationships have their ups and downs. Is that something that you would sort of dive into in season 2?
Kourtney Kang: We definitely want to dive more into their relationship in season 2. Those two are so great together. Alex Aiono, who plays Walter, is so fantastic. We love having those two together. But I think season 1 was about her first relationship, and then I think season 2 becomes about what happens once you really settle into a relationship for the long haul and the problems that arise, and the temptations that come up. We’re really looking forward to leaning into that romantic element of the show. My favorite shows we’re always Friends. I wrote on How I Met Your Mother for a long time, and I think pairing those romantic storylines with really funny jokes is always makes for a good show.

Katy Perry Cradles Baby Daisy, 6 Months, While Rocking A Swimsuit On The Beach In Hawaii – Pics

Katy Perry Cradles Baby Daisy, 6 Months, While Rocking A Swimsuit On The Beach In Hawaii – Pics

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Katy Perry and her precious baby girl, Daisy Dove, looked so sweet as they bonded on a Hawaiian beach! See the photos of the mother-daughter pair, joined by Katy’s love and Daisy’s dad, Orlando Bloom!

Baby’s first beach day! Katy Perry looked completely in her element as she cradled her precious six-month-old daughter, Daisy Dove, during a trip to a beach in Hawaii on Wednesday, March 3. The “Firework” singer, 36, was spotted wearing a strapless purple one-piece by Eres while holding her infant daughter, who sported a tropical patterned, long sleeve swim shirt, pink bottoms over her diaper, and a little pink sun hat! You can see the pictures here.

Katy and her darling daughter were, of course, joined by Katy’s fiancé and Daisy’s doting dad Orlando Bloom. At one point during the family’s excursion, Orlando carried his little girl in his arms. The Lord Of The Rings alum, 44, sported a pair of small, black swim trunks and was seen cradling his daughter as the two made their way across the sand. It was such a special outing for the two parents and their baby girl, and both Katy and Orlando appear to be totally coming into their own during this exciting new chapter!

Orlando Bloom carries daughter Daisy Dove Bloom in a chest carrier while out on a hike in Hawaii on Feb. 28, 2021 [MEGA].While the trio has been in Hawaii, both Katy and Orlando have been spotted out with their daughter on comforting walks. On February 18, Katy was spotted taking a stroll with her six-month-old, who reclined in her stroller. Just days later, on February 28, Orlando was seen taking a walk with little Daisy strapped to his chest in a small orange papoose! It was such a sweet sight, but beyond their recent outings in the tropical destination, the couple has also taken time to gush about their precious little one.

“I sing anything that has ‘daddy’ in it, just because I want her to say dad before she says anything else,” Orlando confessed on a recent episode of The Graham Norton Show. “Daddy loves his Daisy Dove,” the actor sang for the host and guests, giving them a sense of the dulcet tones Daisy gets to hear every day! Of course, Orlando might want to leave the singing duties to 13-time Grammy nominee, Katy!

Katy Perry puts on free show for bushfire-affected Victoria’s Alpine region, Bright, Australia on March 11, 2020 [JAMES ROSS/EPA-EFE/Shutterstock].It’s so clear that Katy and Orlando have been living on Cloud Nine since they welcomed their baby girl in August 2020. Orlando is also the dad to 10-year-old son Flynn from his previous marriage to model Miranda Kerr. Katy and Orlando couldn’t look happier in these recent snaps, and we cannot wait to see more the little family in the future!

Zac Efron’s New GF Vanessa Is ‘Totally His Type’: Why Friends Think The Romance Could Be ‘Long-Lasting’

Zac Efron’s New GF Vanessa Is ‘Totally His Type’: Why Friends Think The Romance Could Be ‘Long-Lasting’

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Zac Efron and Vanessa Valladares are going strong, and sources close to the actor shared EXCLUSIVELY with HollywoodLife that he’s ready to ‘put down some roots in Australia!’

Zac Efron has found a new romance down under, and this love could be everlasting. The actor has been spotted with Vanessa Valladares, pictured below, for the last several days on romantic excursions and dates around Byron Bay during Zac’s stay in Australia, and their relationship is growing each day. “Zac has been saying he’d love to meet someone outside of Hollywood so it isn’t a shock to any of his friends that he’s dating someone in Australia. She’s totally his type and it won’t bother him a bit that she’s not famous the way he is,” HollywoodLife learned EXCLUSIVELY from an initial close to the High School Musical alum, 32.

For Zac, being famous is “not something he cares about at all.” In fact, the actor is described by those close to him as “very fun loving and generous,” and “such a good guy.” Furthermore, Zac has always been “a relationship kind of guy.” But while his romance with Vanessa is still fresh, our source affirmed that the relationship “could definitely turn into something long-lasting, especially because he does want to put down some roots in Australia.”

Indeed, the source reiterated that the actor is “looking to buy a place there,” although he will be traveling for work. But the young actor “loves the pace of life in Australia and he loves the surfing. Surfing is a huge passion for him. He loves being in the ocean. When he’s in LA he spends a lot of time in Venice and Byron [Bay] in Australia has the same kind of boho surfer vibe so it makes sense he’s chosen there.”

Another source concurred with our initial insider’s insight, saying that “Australia has really become a second home to Zac these past several months and he fled to Byron Bay to escape the pandemic in the US. It’s been known as ‘Little Hollywood’ because a ton of celebrities own properties there and it’s the perfect place to get away and relax.”

While in Byron Bay, Zac has also spent time with the Hemsworth brothers — actors Chris Hemsworth and Liam. The guys have “been spending a lot of time surfing,” while Zac has been “dating Vanessa,” the source confirmed. “It’s an incredible place so it’s a no brainer that he’s been checking out properties to purchase there.”

Zac Efron, pictured above, has been spending much of his time in Australia with Vanessa Valladares [AP Images].But at the core of what he really wants, Zac is looking to find some normalcy away of the flashing lights and attention of Hollywood. “Zac‘s major goal in Hollywood and in relationships is for it to all be taken seriously,” a third source shared with HL. “He has continuously been able to thread through the drama and celebrity nonsense of it all in such a way but being in Australia is allowing him to have a bit of a more normal life and being with Vanessa it can be even more normal and he hasn’t really been able to experience that.”

Ever since Zac was a teenager, he has been under the spotlight. A number of his romances have drawn interest from fans, but now, the actor is enjoying this new lease on life and putting past scrutiny behind him. The actor feels like he “is finally getting his way by being out of the states and it is really refreshing and fun.” As for his budding romance, HL learned that Zac “is taking to it very well and very excited to see where things go as well from this point forward.”

HollywoodLife reached out to Zac Efron’s rep for comment. 

Rebel Wilson Rocks See-Through Mesh Shirt & Shows Off Dance Moves For TikTok Challenge

Rebel Wilson Rocks See-Through Mesh Shirt & Shows Off Dance Moves For TikTok Challenge

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Rebel Wilson danced to Shakira’s hit ‘Hips Don’t Lie’ in a funny TikTok video as she challenged her followers to a fight.

It truly feels like TikTok is taking over the world! Some of our favorite celebrities have been posting hilarious videos on the app — and Rebel Wilson is no exception. The Aussie actress took to the social media platform on May 3 to share a funny clip of herself starting a duet fight. The 40-year-old Pitch Perfect star’s dance challenge was set to the tune of Shakira‘s hit “Hips Don’t Lie”, and she encouraged her fans to get in on the fun. “Duet me on TikTok if you dare! Let’s see who is victorious!,” she captioned the clip.

The duet function on the video sharing app allows users to take another person’s video and add to it their own clip, either reacting to it, or recreating it. Props to Rebel for creativity! In the clip she wore a purple, see-through mesh top over a black bra, and allowed her blonde locks to fall above her shoulders in pretty curls. It comes one day after the Cats actor posted a series of snaps showing off her slimmed-down figure in a light blue tracksuit. “I call this series: At Home with Rebel,” she captioned the carousel post, in which she wore pants and an unzipped hoodie, exposing her black bra.

In the first snap, she totally looked like a model as she posed on top of her chic white sofa, and smized like a pro! In the second pic, the Pitch Perfect actress stood in front of her camera with her leg popped out to the size and her blonde tresses styled into pretty curls, falling below her shoulders. Finally, she channeled her now-iconic role in Cats for the third pic as she crawled towards the camera. Rebel’s personal trainer Jono Castano Acero applauded her self-timer shoot and commented “yes” along with several fire emojis.

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Duet me! Let’s see who will be champion! #rebelwilsonbeatdown V2

♬ Hips Dont Lie by Shakira – goalsounds

The Aussie star recently got in an intense outside workout, going toe-to-toe with Jono at a park in Sydney. After exercising with some workout bands, Rebel strapped on her boxing gloves for a sparring session. After losing so much weight before COVID-19, it appears Rebel wasn’t going to let a pandemic ruin her workout routine. Rebel revealed her dramatic 40-pound weight loss at the 2019 premiere of Muriel’s Wedding: The Musical in Melbourne, Australia. Ever since then, she has basked in the glory of her hard work with every public appearance.

Efek Rumah Kaca – Jalan Enam Tiga Lyrics

Lirik “Jalan Enam Tiga”

[Verse 1]
Siapa ingin ikut serta
Jalan Enam Tiga
Kita naik kereta saja
Ekspres atau biasa bisa
Jangan berdiri di pintu
Nanti bisa ganggu laju
Banyak yang terburu-buru
Ingin sampai tepat waktu

[Verse 2]
Desak-desakan tak apa
Wisatawan dan pekerja
Pelajar dan tunawisma
Jalan bersama-sama
Semua boleh ikut serta
Ke Jalan Enam Tiga

[Bridge]
Macam gaya busana dan gaya bicara
Tidak direkayasa jadi diri mereka
Eropa, Australia, Asia, Afrika
Amerika Utara, Latin dan Karibia

[Chorus]
Jalan Enam Tiga, semua merdeka
Boleh berbeda, ekspresikan saja
Tak ada bigotnya, tak ada demagognya
Bukan rekaan, ini kenyataan

[Verse 3]
Siap-siap sudah dekat
Awas jangan sampai lewat
Di Titik Nol kita tiba
Lalu menuju utara

[Chorus]
Jalan Enam Tiga, semua merdeka
Boleh berbeda, ekspresikan saja
Tak ada bigotnya, tak ada demagognya
Bukan rekaan, ini kenyataan

[Outro]
Tahukah engkau di mana
Letak Jalan Enam Tiga
Jangan sampai kamu lupa
Arah Jalan Enam Tiga
Enam Tiga
Enam Tiga

Eric Bogle – Aussie Barbeque lyrics

When the summer sun is shining on Australia’s happy land
Round countless fires, in strange attire in many solemn bands
Of glum Australians watching as the lunch goes up in flames
By the smoke and the smell you can plainly tell, that it’s barby time again

When the steaks are burning fiercely, when the smoke gets in your eyes
When the snacks all taste like fried toothpaste and your mouth is full of flies
It’s a national institution, it’s Australian through and through
So come on mate and grab your plate, let’s have a barbeque!

The Scots eat lots of haggis, the French eat snails and frogs
The Greeks throw kakis on their mousakis, and the Chinese love hot dogs
The Welshmen love to have a leek, the Irish like thier stew
But you just can’t beat that half-cooked meat at an Aussie barbeque

When the steaks are burning fiercely, when the smoke gets in your eyes
When the snacks all taste like fried toothpaste and your mouth is full of flies
It’s a national institution, it’s Australian through and through
So come on mate and grab your plate, let’s have a barbeque

There’s flies stuck to the margarine, the bread has gone rock hard
The kids are fighting and the mossies are biting, who forgot the aeroguard?
There’s bull ants in the eskie, and the beer is running out
And what you saw in Mom’s cole slaw, you just don’t think about

When the steaks are burning fiercely, when the smoke gets in your eyes
When the snacks all taste like fried toothpaste and your mouth is full of flies
It’s a national institution, it’s Australian through and through
So come on mate and grab your plate, let’s have a barbeque

And when the barby’s over and your homeward way you wend
With a queezy tummy on the family dummy, many lonely hours you’ll spend
You might find yourself reflecting, like many often do
Come rain or shine that’s the bloody last time that you’ll have a barbeque!

When the steaks are burning fiercely, when the smoke gets in your eyes
When the snacks all taste like fried toothpaste and your mouth is full of flies
It’s a national institution, it’s Australian through and through
So come on mate and grab your plate, let’s have a barbeque

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis – Brad Pitt’s Cousin lyrics

(feat. Xperience)

[Verse 1: Macklemore]
Slick shit man, that’s all we do
Hold up, little homie, let me talk my truth
Made an Instagram for my cat
And my cat doesn’t even rap
And got more followers than you
Hold up, let me get my cat a bar
She’s filthy, hey Cairo come here baby
(Meow) Now my cat’s more famous than you ever will be
I been hustling, you can’t tell me nothing
I’m Brad Pitt’s ugly cousin
But when you’re drunk at the wedding, still gon’ fuck him

[Hook: Xperience]
When you see me in the club
Brad Pitt, that’s my cousin
Angelina show me love
Brad Pitt, that’s my cousin
You got me fucked up
Brad Pitt, that’s my cousin
Like you don’t know what’s up
Bradley, he’s cuzo

[Post-Hook: Xperience]
All my Angelinas, if you got it let me see it
All my Angelinas, if you got it let me see it
All my Angelinas, if you got it let me see it
All my Angelinas, if you got it let me see it

[Verse 2: Macklemore]
You’re embarrassed huh?
I’m in Paris, bruh
You brought your whole crew
I’m with my parents, bruh
Every white dude in America went to the barber shop
“Give me the Macklemore haircut”
Australia, they heard of me
Germany, they heard of me
Japan, they heard of me
It’s a murder scene, you gon’ learn some things
My dick named Ron Burgundy
I’m bad news with a pan flute
In a plaid suit, no can do
No, uh uh, I don’t work for free
I used to smoke that purple weed
Sip a bunch of purple drink
That shit did not work for me
And now I just sip herbal tea
I’m posted at the swapmeet in a robe eating Church’s wings
So cold, so cold, no emergen-C

[Hook: Xperience]
When you see me in the club
Brad Pitt, that’s my cousin
Angelina show me love
Brad Pitt, that’s my cousin
You got me fucked up
Brad Pitt, that’s my cousin
Like you don’t know what’s up
Brad, Brad, Pitt

[Post-Hook: Xperience]
All my Angelinas if you got it let me see it
All my Angelinas if you got it let me see it
All my Angelinas if you got it let me see it
All my Angelinas if you got it let me see it

[Verse 3: Macklemore]
Did it by myself, not a little bit of help
Nobody, nobody did nothing, I knelt
On my knees, said “God, please give me a deal”
And God texted me back
“Don’t be dumb, young man, gotta do it yourself”
It’s up to you to turn the pen into a machete
And make sure that every beat that you meet gets killed
I treat the beat just like a pussy
And I eat it up and beat it up and leave it fucked
So you cannot compete with us
I’m weaving in and out of traffic
In the Cadillac, oh wait, is that us on the radio?
Wait, is that us on the radio?
It’s what I always dreamed of
Back when I had peach fuzz
Shoutout to the homie D
Who’s D? Deez nuts
I’m eating chicken wings and onions rings
If you’re wondering, yes, I does my thing
And another thing, no puppet strings
On the company, we sucker free
I ain’t trippin’ on what the public think
Ten thousand, we hustling
This shit didn’t happen overnight
This shit didn’t happen suddenly

[Hook: Xperience]
When you see me in the club
Brad Pitt, that’s my cousin
Angelina show me love
Brad Pitt, that’s my cousin
You got me fucked up
Brad Pitt, that’s my cousin
Like you don’t know what’s up
Brad Pitt, Brad, Pitt

Imelda Kehoe – Lightning Tree lyrics

You said, that there’s a hole in your life the size of Australia
I know, that kind of thing cannot be good for you
And I know, and I’m trying to find the positives to say
I’ll hold the living hells to ransom for it
I know I said but I really meant it, I will be the lightning tree
I’ll take the heat, I’m easy to find and you can count on me
If all we had, was only one day, to say everything
No need, for you and I to say a thing

They said, that you might never see it through to the end
It’s like, you’re on a Ninety mile straight with a blindfold over your head
No need, for you and I to talk about it
I’ll keep the bright side on dark of it
I know I said but I really meant it, I will be the lightning tree
I’ll take the heat, I’m easy to find and you can count on me
If all we had, was only one day, to say everything
No need, for you and I to say a thing

Oh, this is, a great big shining day for someone else
It’s like, you’re lost in the dessert with the Sun in your mouth
If our lives, were a film, wouldn’t it be good to see
I know, because I’ll be playing it on and on repeat
I know I said but I really meant it, I will be the lightning tree
I’ll take the heat, I’m easy to find and you can count on me
If all we had, was only one day, to say everything
You and I, wouldn’t have to say a thing

MADEINTYO – Depends

[Hook]
Can I whip the lamb it depends
Post you on the gram, it depends
Gucci or the Louis, it depends
Came up on some top, it depends
Yeah, ooh, it depends
Yeah, ooh, ooh, ooh, it depends
Can I whip the lamb it depends
Louis or the Gucci it depends

[Verse 1]
Suitcase
Two face
Blue face
Hunnid
They don’t really fucking want it
She gon’ feel it in her stomach
Cornbread, skin
Go ‘head, din
Two steps then I win
Double up dividends

[Hook]
Can I whip the lamb, it depends
Post you on the gram, it depends
Gucci or the Louis, it depends
Came up on some top, it depends
Yeah, ooh, it depends
Yeah, ooh, ooh, ooh, it depends
Can I whip the lamb, it depends
Louis or the Gucci it depends

[Verse 2]
Yeah
I need that back end
She make her back bend
She from Australia, she got an accent
I run the fucking youth
That’s on my gold tooth
Ugh, turn around, beat her down, turn into Goku
Ugh, power nap, pop a xan, take her to sofu
Yeah, hang out with Big Sean, that nigga’s so cool
Yeah, enter the back couch, turn on the pro tools
Ooh, don’t run up on me, I’ma loose my cool
Ugh, running them bands up
Y’all niggas mad huh?
Oh, she from the southside, sippin’ that Fanta
Ugh, throw the racks on her, like she a dancer
Ugh, ass on Luda, bruh, tell her to stand up

[Hook]
Can I whip the lamb, it depends
Post you on the gram, it depends
Gucci or the Louis, it depends
Came up on some top, it depends
Yeah, ooh, it depends
Yeah, ooh, ooh, ooh, it depends
Can I whip the lamb, it depends
Louis or the Gucci it depends

Hopsin – Ill Mind Of Hopsin 9

[Pre-Chorus]
Our lives could’a been so good
But momma had to fuck it all up
And now your daddy doesn’t fuck with your momma
No, daddy doesn’t fuck with your momma
All together, come on

[Chorus]
Our lives could’a been so good
But momma had to fuck it all up
And that’s why daddy doesn’t fuck with my momma
(Hell no) No, daddy doesn’t fuck with my momma

[Verse 1]
Oh, hello son, I really wish I knew you
I’m your father you’ll probably never be introduced to
You’ll only see me on TV or maybe YouTube
But now I know your momma is probably dating some new dude
So how you liking Earth? Are you loving your existence?
I wasn’t at your birth, ’cause your mother made me miss it
I tried to get a visa, I applied and they denied it
‘Cause your momma told the police that I beat her, she was lyin’
And now I’m banned for something bad I ain’t even do
There’s a lot of land and water separating me and you
You’re far away in Australia and I am in America
So I cannot be there to do all of the things a parent does
This is my attempt at me raising you from a distance
You have Hopson in your blood, you are special and you are gifted
The punishment your mother has given me doesn’t seem fair
Just know I love you son, and I’m wishin’ that I could be there

[Pre-Chorus]
Our lives could’a been so good
But momma had to fuck it all up (it’s sad)
And now your daddy doesn’t fuck with your momma
(Hell no) Nope, daddy doesn’t fuck with your momma
Now sing it with me, son

[Chorus]
Our lives could’a been so good
But momma had to fuck it all up (yeah, that’s it)
And that’s why daddy doesn’t fuck with my momma (that’s why what?)
(Hell no) No, daddy doesn’t fuck with my momma

[Verse 2]
I know you and your mom are staying with her parents, Bill & Kirsten
You’re partially black, I’m confident they’re feeling nervous
They don’t like coloured people, in their eyes you’re still a burden
They assume you’re gonna grow up shooting guns and stealin’ purses
But that’s not true, son, don’t be sad
I know you’re not like that, you know I got your back
Listen, here’s a funny joke that you could tell your grandmother
She looks like the Marshmallow Man from Ghostbusters
Oh, I forgot, you’re too young to know what that is
But that’s the kinda thing I like to say to plumpy fat chicks
The humps on moms chest are not real, they’re elastic
And if you look closely you can see she’s made of plastic
Like a toy, you my boy, my son, my friend
I promise we gon’ be together somehow in the end
I am very ashamed that you don’t have my last name
Every night I go to bed and I’m feelin’ this wicked pain, because

[Pre-Chorus]
Our lives could’a been so good
But momma had to fuck it all up
And now your daddy doesn’t fuck with your momma
(Hell no) Nope, daddy doesn’t fuck with your momma
You know what time it is, son

[Chorus]
Our lives could’a been so good
But momma had to fuck it all up (that’s right)
And that’s why daddy doesn’t fuck with my momma (daddy doesn’t fuck with who?)
(Hell no) No, daddy doesn’t fuck with my momma

[Verse 3]
Currently my life has hit the floor, I can’t lie to you, shit is hard
I should be building with the Lord, it could be what I’m missin’
Or maybe I should continue to hurt your momma and diss her more
Just to relieve the tension that sits in my heart, ’cause it is sore
When I’m spittin’ bars about all my cash and exquisite cars
This was on my vision and you were the one I did it for
My relationship with your momma is sittin’ in the morgue
After all this hell I can’t lie, I do wish she did abort
Our lives are so unhappy, ’cause this world is cold and nasty
Just know your daddy don’t condone havin’ a broken family
I’m so sad we couldn’t work out our issues ‘fore you arrived
And now you have to suffer, ’cause mom and daddy have stupid lives
You’re way too young to notice it, you don’t deserve to go through this
If I do see your mom again this time I will assault the bitch
At least then I’ll feel like my bannin’ was justified
Look at your momma, thank her for fuckin’ up all our lives, to sing

[Pre-Chorus]
Our lives could’a been so good
But momma had to fuck it all up
And now your daddy doesn’t fuck with your momma
(Hell no) Nope, daddy doesn’t fuck with your momma
Where’s my choir at?

[Chorus]
Our lives could’a been so good
But momma had to fuck it all up (momma had to fuck it all up)
And that’s why daddy doesn’t fuck with my momma (daddy doesn’t fuck your momma)
(Hell no) No, daddy doesn’t fuck with my momma

[Bridge]
Oh, son, I’m sorry I can’t be
There with you, but I’ll be there soon
But daddy doesn’t fuck with your momma (no, no)
No, daddy doesn’t fuck with your momma
Just know that

[Chorus]
Our lives could’a been so good
But momma had to fuck it all up
And that’s why daddy doesn’t fuck with my momma
(Hell no) No, daddy doesn’t fuck with my momma

Drake Calls For “Free Meek Mill” During Show in Australia


Drake joins the long list of rappers who are calling for Meek Mill freedom from prison.

The 6 God is currently touring in Australia and during his show in Melbourne on Saturday night, he paused for a few seconds to support the “Free Meek Mill” movement. We all know the history of Drake and Meek beef is littered with Ws and Ls with the Toronto rapper being the recipient of the Ws. The beef left a bitter taste in both rappers mouths and the two have not spoken to each other or made peace since.

During his performance, Drizzy spotted a fan wearing a T-Shirt that says “Free Meek Mill” and that’s when he paused to share his feelings. “I see you got the Free Meek Mill shirt,” the Views rapper said. “Free Meek Mill too, for real. You right.”

The Philly rhymer is currently serving 2-4 years in prison for probation violation. He was sentenced two weeks ago to serve time in a state prison, but the judge’s heavy-handed sentencing drew widespread outrage among the rapper’s fans and his celebrity peers including JAY-Z who wrote an op-ed in the New York Times speaking out against the justice system and its unfair practices towards African American male.

Drake seems to have the same feelings about Meek Mill’s sentence despite their differences. You can recalled, Meek was the one who instigated the beef when he trashed the Toronto rapper on Twitter while accusing him of not writing his own raps. Drake responded with two scathing diss records, “Charged Up” and “Back To Back.” The later went on to become an anthem and even earned Drizzy a Grammy nomination.

Earlier this year, Drizzy did an interview where he spoke about the beef and said that he and Meek will never be friends again. “That’s just somebody that I never wanna be friends with… I’m not trying to make any songs or be boys, you stay over there and I stay over here,” he said.

Drake says "Free Meek Mill" after shouting out a fan who brought a sign to the show. #bmwt #boymeetsworldtour pic.twitter.com/onDEXW0WER

— Word On Road (@WordOnRd) November 19, 2017

 

Drake Almost Put Hands On A Creep At The Crowd At His Tour Afterparty


Drake was very close to putting hands on a male creep in the audience on his tour’s afterparty in Australia.

The 6 God has been touring Australia and New Zealand since the start of this month and after performing at his sold-out show in Sydney on Wednesday night, he was performing at an afterparty at a club in Sydney when he called out a male fan for inappropriately touching the female fans in the audience. Some folks may argue that this happens in every club, but that is not the argument here, the argument is that it should not be happening.

Drake got word of the creep and told the DJ to cut the music so he can properly address the issue. “If you don’t stop touching girls, I’m gonna come out there and fuck you up,” Drizzy said. “If you don’t stop putting your hands on girls, I’m gonna come out there and fuck you up.” There was a security in the audience with a flashlight but it seems, in the end, no one had to take any more serious actions.

Drizzy has been getting applause from his fans on social media for taking action, especially with the widespread allegations going around of powerful men inappropriately making sexual advances to women. Drake marked the 6th anniversary of the release of his classic album Take Care, which was released on November 15, 2011.

Drake just called out a fan for groping women at his show and it was glorious. pic.twitter.com/il0IUElAoJ

— ATTN: (@attn) November 15, 2017