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White House Intervention: Malia Obama vs Paparazzi!



Malia Obama is not only America’s first daughter, but a celebrity in her own right … So why wouldn’t paparazzi take advantage of making a few bucks by snapping photos of the star? Because the White House says … hell no!

According to TMZ, President Obama’s oldest daughter dined at popular eatery, Gjelina in Venice on Monday night and a photographer took a few photos of the 16-year-old and secret service as they entered the restaurant. The paparazzo then took the snapshots and sent them over to AKM-GSI agency to sell, which is standard for paparazzi.

Once the photos hit AKM-GSI’s website, they became available for media outlets to purchase, but the First Lady immediately put a stop to it. Per the news outlet, Michelle Obama called the agency and asked them to take the photos off their website. Of course, following orders, AKM took the snapshots down and sent an email to the media which read:

“Please delete the set of Malia Obama from your archive.  The set was sent around earlier today.  We cannot distribute this set.”

Turns out, several media outlets had promised Michelle’s camp that they would not photograph Malia and her younger sister unless they are in the “presence” of their father.

As previously reported, over the past few weeks, Malia has been working as an intern/production assistant on Halle Berry and Steven Spielberg’s new show, Extant. All we have to say is .. Welcome to Hollywood Malia.



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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