A source exclusively told People Magazine that “GMA:3 What You Need to Know” co-anchors T.J. Holmes, whose birth name is rumored to be Loutelious Holmes Jr., and Amy Robach have been removed temporarily from the afternoon news show, which tapes in Manhattan, after news of their workplace affair became public. An insider told People, “GMA decided to have a period of cooling down, because they thought this was unwanted attention. So, for the time being, they’re going to be off the air.” The source went on to say that ABC News President Kim Godwin informed the staff of her decision Dec. 5 during the daily morning editorial call. “She said even though this isn’t a violation of policy, she needs time to think about it and wanted to work through what was best and for now, they’ve decided to take TJ and Amy off the air while they figure things out,” continued the source.
On Monday, Nov. 21, philanthropist, author, advocate, TV host and fashion influencer Jean Shafiroff hosted a holiday celebration with all her closest friends and family to help raise money for the Mission Society of NYC. Jean has sat on the board of the Mission Society since 2014. Throughout the party, guests—including Martin Shafiroff, former undefeated/undisputed Light Heavyweight/Heavyweight Champion Michael Spinks, Malan Breton, Susan L. Taylor, L. Marilyn Crawford, Terry Corbett, Tony Bowles, Ruth Miller, Dawne Marie Grannum and Dr. Penny Grant—enjoyed champagne and passed around hors d’oeuvres provided by Cornelia Guest Catering. Midway through the evening, Jean took the floor to speak about how thankful she was for her friends, family and blessings that life has provided her, before speaking about the importance of donating to the Mission Society that night.
According to the New York Daily News, Jay-Z is part of a group of investors who want to open Caesars Palace Times Square, a first-ever full-scale casino at 1515 Broadway near Seventh Avenue. A native of Brooklyn, the rap mogul and his company Roc Nation have teamed up with Caesars Entertainment and SL Green to open the gaming facility. The business endeavor was announced Dec. 5 during SL Green’s annual investor conference, Complex reported. Investors are proposing the casino could bring in an additional 7 million visitors a year to Times Square, which would include 600,000 more guests at local hotels, and over $166 million being spent by retail shoppers. The proposal also suggests the casino could boost ticket sales for Broadway shows. Said Jay-Z in a statement to Complex, “New York is a beacon, the epicenter of culture. We have the opportunity to create a destination at the heart of Times Square, the crossroads of the world.”
“Loudmouth,” the documentary on the life and battles of the Rev. Al Sharpton, will be screened in nearly 120 movie theaters on Dec. 9—a number that essentially doubled overnight as buzz for the film continues to build. The nearly 60 new theaters include three in the New York metropolitan area (Brooklyn, and Newark and Elizabeth, N.J.), four in Georgia, and 11 in New Jersey, as well as the AMC theater at Disney Springs. “This is the first time a civil rights leader has lived to see their story told on the big screen,” said Sharpton. “Friday’s premiere will be a historic event, which is why you see more theaters eager to screen ‘Loudmouth’ from coast to coast and everywhere in between. I encourage all young loudmouths who want to change their community to go see this film.”