Jesse Williams and wife to split
Florence Anthony | 4/27/2017, 2:16 p.m.
“Grey’s Anatomy” hunk Jesse Williams filed for divorce last week from his wife, Aryn Drakelee-Williams, citing irreconcilable differences. Although the breakup is said to be amicable, there are rumors that Williams has been seen all over Paris with actress Minka Kelly, who used to date Derek Jeter. Williams and Kelly have been shooting a video game/movie together for several months in the City of Lights and were spotted strolling around recently hand-in-hand. Williams and Drakelee-Williams, who have two children, Maceo and Sadie, were married Sept. 1, 2012, after dating for five years. A source said, “They’re trying to keep the split secret and away from the public. They’ve actually been separated for a while now.”
The Inaugural Wearable Art Gala, hosted by Richard Lawson and Tina Knowles-Lawson, will take place Saturday, April 29, at the California African-American Museum in Los Angeles. Actor/comedian Chris Spencer will serve as the gala’s master of ceremonies. Star Jones will join Spencer to host the live auction portion of the evening. Lawson’s and Knowles-Lawson’s family—Beyoncé Knowles-Carter, Solange Knowles, Bianca Lawson and Kelly Rowland—will serve as the Gala’s honorary chairpersons and judges for the evening’s best wearable art creations. Beyoncé said, “Our mother is the most imaginative human being we know. She is engaged with artists all over the world as an art collector and mentor. The Wearable Art Gala brings together everything that she loves—fashion, art, music, performance and mentorship.”
As President Trump faces his first 100 days in office, national civil rights leaders and elected officials, including former Attorney General Eric Holder, DNC Chairman Tom Perez, U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo and New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, among others, will address the Rev. Al Sharpton and National Action Network’s 2017 April 26-29 Convention in New York City. Opening day will conclude with the annual Keepers of the Dream Awards, which will be hosted by actor Samuel L. Jackson and will honor Harry Belafonte, among others.
The Apollo Theater announced additional details for its WOW–Women of the World Festival, including One Book, One New York, featuring a dramatic reading from Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s novel, “Americanah,” by Academy Award-winning actress Lupita Nyong’o, as well as a conversation with three-time Olympic Gold Medalist Gabby Douglas, who will tackle the issue of cyberbullying. The festival will take place May 4-7 at the world famous theater in Harlem.