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Move Your Body PSA Features Mindless Behavior

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Over 600 schools and nearly 250,000 students across the country helped the Wat-aah Foundation kick off the 3rd annual Move Your Body 2013 Campaign with a simultaneous flash mob.

The students helped promote First Lady Michelle Obama’s, Let’s Move! Initiative, by dancing to Beyonce’s “Move Your Body,” a pre-choreographed dance routine from her hit single “Get Me Bodied.”

New York City and Los Angeles, the event’s two key cities, were joined by surprise guests including Mindless Behavior and Jacob Latimore, who turned out in NY for a special performance.

WAT-AAH! Foundation Move Your Body 2013 Flash Workout

WAT-AAH! Foundation Move Your Body 2013 Flash Workout

Meanwhile, LA teen celebs Coco Jones, Blake Michael and Jada Grace joined the crew at Hollywood High School to help push healthy living.

HipHollywood caught up with teen deejay Blake Michael and young artist Jada Grace to talk about the importance of the Move Your Body campaign. “Obesity is unfortunately a big problem right now, but we can do it. Eating healthy and living right, exercising regularly makes a huge difference.,” Blake shared.

“You have to be healthy in order to have a happy life. I want everybody to work out and stay in shape,” 13-year-old Jada Grace explained.

Jada just singed with Epic Records and has a new single out called “Run That Back.”

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5 Reasons You Need To Know Daveed Diggs

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If you don’t know the name Daveed Diggs you will now! The Oakland native is definitely one to watch in Hollywood. Here are five reasons why.

1. He has already taken Broadway by storm.

In 2016 Diggs nabbed a Tony and a Grammy award for his role as Marquis de Lafayette/ Thomas Jefferson in “Hamilton.” Believe it or not Diggs didn’t even audition for the role. While substitute teaching in Marin County, CA he met Hamilton’s eventual star and creator Lin Manuel-Miranda and director, Thomas Kail who invited him to join their free-style rap group and later helped them craft the fast-rapping revolutionary. 

2. He’s funny. 

Diggs is proving he’s also got some amazing comedy chops with two memorable recurring sitcom roles: one as Perry, the crush du jour for Kimmy (Ellie Kemper) on Netflix’s Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, and the other on ABC’s black-ish as Johan, the free-spirited brother of Rainbow (Tracee Ellis Ross). In fact, Black-ish creator Kenya Barris wrote the role for Diggs after being “blown away” by his performance on stage.

3. His first feature film Wonder is in theaters now.

In the film based on the New York Times best-selling novel of the same name, Diggs plays Mr. Browne the fifth grade teacher at the school where lead Jacob Tremblay attends. Diggs landed the role after wrapping his run in “Hamilton” and told HH it was like a crash course in film acting alongside Julia Roberts and Owen Wilson.

4. He’s a rapper. 

His experimental noise rap group Clipping has garnered a major cult following on Youtube. Their LP CLPPNG was an Album Of The Week back in 2014. And in 2016 the trio performed on The Late Late Show with James Corden to promote the release of their six-track EP Wriggle. 

5. He is executive producer of ABC’s The Mayor.  

The show about a struggling young rapper (Brandon Micheal Hall) who runs for local office (and wins) to boost his popularity, debuted this Fall and already is garnering wave reviews. Not surprisingly Diggs and his Clipping bandmates William Hutson and Jonathan Snipes, also produce all the music for the show.

 

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