7 items from 2017
Shaq's got range!!! The Diesel put his stroke on display during a shootaround session with Home Team Hoops -- draining 3 point shots from all over the court. At one point he calls himself, "Black Steph Curry." For the record, Shaq only made one 3 point shot during his entire NBA career -- but judging by this video, maybe they shoulda let him shoot more?! In all seriousness, Shaq looked pretty good on the court -- dunking, »
- TMZ Staff
Ten years ago, Kelsea Ballerini was just one more country-loving teen edging her way into meet and greet lines at Cma Fest, Nashville’s annual country music fan party. “Me and my mom and a couple of friends would save up and plan for Cma Fest all year. We had schedules — we had fanny packs! We were very serious,” the singer tells People. “My first time was when I was 13, and I have pictures of me buddying up next to Lady A, sweating because I was so nervous to meet them.”
Now, the 23-year-old “Yeah Boy” singer has three chart-topping »
- Eileen Finan
Thomas Rhett Akins is officially a happy man and father. It's been less than two weeks since the country singer and his wife Lauren Akins shared the exciting news with fans that they had adopted a baby girl. And in the days since the happy announcement was shared, fans are getting a glimpse into this family's life that already includes many firsts for baby Willa Gray Akins. In the past few days alone, the 18-month-old has experienced the world of country music when dad decided to bring her out onstage during one of his weekend concerts. With her first pair of noise canceling headphones protecting her ears, Willa was able to appear on stage and experience Thomas Rhett's Home Team »
When their new daughter Willa Gray arrived in Nashville, Tennessee, from Uganda last week to join her adoptive family, Thomas Rhett and his wife Lauren planned to take it slow — after all, the toddler had just traveled 7,000 miles and more than 30 hours to a country she’d never seen.
“But immediately, she got in my arms and was like, ‘Airplane!’ ” the singer tells People exclusively in this week’s issue. “I thought, ‘Okay, you haven’t changed a bit and this isn’t fazing you at all!’ ”
In fact, Willa’s first 24 hours at home with her new family were »
- Eileen Finan
Latin American sales agency Habanero Film Sales is taking a wide-ranging slate of films to Cannes of which six are Cannes Marché premieres and three are part of the Guadalajara Goes to Cannes showcase: “Ausencia,” “Mi Mundial” and “Mis Demonios.” Docu “Nadie” by Miguel Coyula (“Memorias del Desarrollo”) participates in Cannes’ Doc Corner.
“Habanero’s lineup displays the following constants: Emerging directors or cinematographers, independent Cuban cinema, Lgbt themes and a few with more mainstream elements,” said Alfredo Calvino, CEO and co-founder of the Rio-based company.
“More often than not, our titles are sourced from filmmakers who have studied at Cuba’s prestigious International Film & TV School of San Antonio de los Banos, among the most recent ones: ‘Luis,’ ‘El hombre que cuida,’ ‘Salsipuedes,’ ‘Santa y Andres,’ ‘Sharing Stella,’ and ‘Casa Blanca,’” said co-founder Patricia Martin, who added: “It is a kind of multinational, heterogeneous and iconoclastic professional fraternity. Alfredo »
- Anna Marie de la Fuente
2017 is shaping up to be a pretty solid year for country music singer Thomas Rhett.
In February, he and his wife Lauren announced they were expecting a baby and adopting a child from Africa. And earlier this month, he walked away from the Acm Awards with three new trophies — including male vocalist of the year.
But even with all his new accolades and life changes, Rhett, 27, has never lost focus on his and Lauren’s commitment to charity. They have been very outspoken supporters of the 147 Million Orphans organization, hosting events to raise money for the cause and educating their »
- Katie Kauss
In December, Thomas Rhett and his wife Lauren were on a week-long safari in Tanzania — a rare break from touring for the singer — when Lauren started feeling sick.
When the country star offhandedly suggested his wife take a pregnancy test, Lauren scoffed. “I was 100 percent sure I was not pregnant,” she tells People exclusively.
Months earlier, the couple had quietly started the process of adopting a baby from Africa — and stopped trying to have a baby on their own, she says.
“When we began the adoption process, we said, ‘Let’s wait, let’s give this adopted child his or »
- Eileen Finan
7 items from 2017
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