The headlines for Feb. 24

Rihanna was honoured at the NAACP Image Awards. She was given the President’s Award – and as you can imagine, we’re not talking a President Trump award at the NAACP awards, OK?

Rihanna was praised for her philanthropic work and being an outspoken celebrity when it comes to causes close to her heart.

She said, "If there's anything I've learned, it's that we can only fix this world together. We can't do it divided. I cannot emphasize that enough. We cannot let the de-sensitivity seep in. We have been denied opportunities since the beginning of time, and still we prevail. Imagine what we could do together."

NAACP president and CEO Derrick Johnson said, "From her business achievements through Fenty, to her tremendous record as an activist and philanthropist, Rihanna epitomizes the type of character, grace, and devotion to justice that we seek to highlight in our President's Award."


Kanye West got Kanye’d. Sort of. You know he has his Sunday Service concerts. This time Justin Bieber got in on the fun. You’ll recall after Bieber realized his reckless ways as a teenager he cleaned up his act and that meant going to church… and also getting married.

Over the weekend, Bieber was on stage and the crowd seemed to really enjoy it. Interestingly, Bieber wasn’t hit with a lightning bolt or anything.


We’ve talked about the royal shakeup with Prince Harry and Meghan Markle seemingly quitting the royal family. It was reported that the Queen was making it tough for the two to use the word “royal” as they look to brand themselves and make a living. But Markle’s dad Thomas said he’s still going to cash in on his royal connection.

Thomas said in an interview with a British TV show that his daughter and royal son-in-law “owe” him – yes, owe him for all he’s been through. But he sort of clarified what he meant, noting that they wouldn’t be sending him money but he would get paid for his connection to them. For instance, he was paid for the TV interview.

"My daughter told me when I reach my senior years, she'll take care of me. I'm in my senior years now ... so it's time to look after daddy."




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