Former “Grey’s Anatomy” star, Jesse Williams, currently starring on Broadway in “Take Me Out” at the Hayes Theater, reportedly has had his child support payments to his ex-wife, Aryn Drake-Lee, for their two children, reduced from $40,000 per month to $6,413 per month. The actor asked the court for the reduction because he is no longer on “Grey’s Anatomy” and in court documents stated, “I am requesting the court to reduce the child support to a reasonable amount I can afford given the significant reduction of my income and the now fluctuating nature of my income.” Although Williams made over $6 million during his tenure on the ABC hit show, as well as residuals, he told the court he is only making $1,668 per week now. Meanwhile, “Take Me Out” has been extended for two additional weeks and will now run through Saturday, June 11.
The 30th Anniversary Bounce Trumpet Awards have been rescheduled for April 23 at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, California, and will air on Juneteenth, Sunday, June 19, at 7 p.m. ET. Produced by Magic Lemonade Production Company, the gala event will be televised on Bounce, the nation’s popular entertainment television network serving African Americans. The event was rescheduled from January because of COVID-19 concerns. The 2022 Bounce Trumpet Awards will honor: Courtney B. Vance, Stan Lathan, Zaila Avant-garde, Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff, and Princess Sarah Culberson.
Congratulations to Misty Copeland and her husband, attorney Ola Evans, on the birth of their first child. Copeland made history as the first African American female principal dancer with the prestigious American Ballet Theater. Her publicist told Richard Johnson of the NY Daily News, “No further details are available.” Evans is “All American” actor Taye Diggs’ cousin, who reportedly introduced the couple to each other.
Legendary “Ad Man” Jo Muse of Muse Communications will be inducted into the 71st American Advertising Hall of Fame. The live annual gala and award ceremony will be held on Tuesday, April 26 in New York City. Muse has been creating advertising literary magic for decades, working with some of the biggest Fortune 500 companies in the country. The Hall of Fame ceremony is “the biggest night in advertising” for the industry, bringing together more than 1,000 of the nation’s top leaders of American advertising, marketing and media companies.