Jay Z announced this week that he and Beyonce are embarking on a 22-day challenge to go completely vegan.
The power couple, who kicked off their challenge just one day before Jay’s 44th birthday (Dec. 4), hit up vegan hot spot Cafe Gratitude in Los Angeles on Wednesday afternoon.
HipHollywood has exclusively learned that the two were simply incredible customers. An insider tells us that the couple dined with a group of people and appeared to be having a business meeting. We are told that Jay Z was fun and talkative, but Bey remained relatively quiet. (Maybe it’s because she wanted some meat)
The two enjoyed a number of vegan dishes including, chocolate truffles, kale salad, corn tacos with chipotle butternut squash, and pressed juices.
Jay and Bey weren’t the only celebs dining at the eatery, Ariana Grande and Anne Hathaway happened to be there at the exact same time.
Our source tells us Ariana, who dines at the cafe often, was energetic and full of life as she and ordered the, whole (a Macrobiotic bowl with sea vegetables, braised Garnet yams, adzuki beans, sautéed kale, house-made kim chee, sea whip and black sesame seed gomasio).
5 Reasons You Need To Know Daveed Diggs
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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