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Laurel Griggs, 13 Year Old Actress Died Due to Asthma Attack

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Laurel Griggs, 13 Year Old Actress Died Due to Asthma Attack
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Laurel Griggs, a 13-year-old Young Broadway star died due to an Asthma Attack. The little star died in New York. Too many people attended her funeral said her father.

Griggs was suffering from asthma for about two years. Though she was fine for months at a time her family constantly took her for medical checkups.

On Tuesday, Laurel suffered an asthma attack and her family took her to Mount Sinai Hospital. Just within 2 hours of hospitalization Griggs went into cardiac arrest and died.

Griggs made her first debut at the age of 6 in Cat on a Hot Tin Roof. She acts as Polly in the movie alongside Scarlett Johansson. After that, at a very young age, Laurel did too many Broadway shows.

After some time, Griggs left the Cat on a Hot Tin Roof show and joined “once”. It is a Tony award-winning musical. She performed as an alternate for the role of Ivanka.

Griggs was Featured in other TV shows, movies and animated TV series also

Laurel was also featured in some commercial TV shows. She did the voiceovers in the animated children’s TV series Bubble Guppies.

In 2015, Laurel Griggs ended performing for ” once” and started her career towards TV and Film. In 2016, Griggs was featured in a movie named “Cafe Society”.

In 2017, laurel appeared in two episodes of “Saturday Night Live”. The show was hosted by James Franco and Kumail Nanjiani, alongside cast members Pete Davidson and Alex Moffat.

Actress Jessica directed two plays in which Laurel acted. These shows were Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream and How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying.

Griggs Father said Griggs was too passionate about her career. She took all her performances seriously. Whenever her father advises her to take rest she tells her father that not too many people get this chance. This reveals that she was a hardworking and talented kid.

Michael Leahy has worked in various news organizations and now aims to make Report Door one of the best and fastest growing news websites in the U.S. He contributes to the US section. He loves going around different people in the US and loves meeting new people and making new friends.

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Malavika Mohanan Shares a Thought-Provoking Post on How People Differentiate Between ‘Beautiful’ and ‘Ugly’

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Malavika Mohanan Shares a Thought-Provoking Post on How People Differentiate Between ‘Beautiful’ and ‘Ugly’

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Since the last few days, we have seen how some celebs have come forward and expressed their views on Black Lives Matters. Some of them are even being trolled for speaking about on how every skin colour is beautiful, but they also turned out to be the ones who have promoted fairness creams. South actress Malavika Mohanan has shared a heart-wrenching post on how people differentiate between ‘beautiful’ and ‘ugly’. Malavika has mentioned in her post how ‘fair people are equated as beautiful and dark skinned people are equated as ugly’. From Priyanka Chopra to Disha Patani, This Twitter User Exposes Hypocrisy Of Bollywood Celebs Who Tweeted on #BlackLivesMatter But Have Endorsed Fairness Ads.

It has been ages since this war between the ‘fair’ and the ‘dark’ skinned people has been going on. But it is saddening to see how people, even in the 21st century, judge an individual according to his/her skin colour. There must have been many youngsters who must have heard the dialogue of not to drink tea or coffee, why? It makes the skin dark and hence one should avoid it. Malavika Mohanan has highlighted some similar incident that she came across once. She wrote, “When I was 14 yrs old, one of my closest friends at that point told me that his mother never let him drink tea because she had this weird belief that drinking tea darkened ones’ skin complexion, and when he asked for tea once she told him(referring to me) “If you drink tea, you will become dark like her”.

Malavika Mohanan further mentioned about the ‘discriminatory behaviour against South-Indians and North-East Indians’. About it she wrote, “Dark skinned Indians are jokingly referred to as ‘madrasis’ because for some strange reason these ignorant people think all South Indians are only dark skinned. North-East Indians are almost exclusively only called ‘chinki’, all black people are casually referred to as ‘negros’ and fair people are equated as beautiful and dark skinned people are equated as ugly.” Sai Pallavi Rejects a Fairness Cream Ad Deal Worth 2 Crores and All We Can Say is ‘You Go Girl!’.

Malavika Mohanan’s Post On ‘Casual Racism And Colourism’

 

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When I was 14 yrs old, one of my closest friends at that point told me that his mother never let him drink tea because she had this weird belief that drinking tea darkened ones’ skin complexion, and when he asked for tea once she told him(referring to me) “If you drink tea, you will become dark like her”. He was a fair maharashtrian boy and I was a wheat-ish skinned malayalee girl. The complexion dissimilarity we had had never even occurred to me up until that point. This left me perplexed because it was the first time somebody had made a comment like that with a mean undertone about my skin colour. So much casual racism and colourism exists in our own society. Calling a dark skinned person ‘kala’ is something we see on an everyday basis. The discriminatory behaviour against south-Indians and North-East Indians is also appalling. Dark skinned Indians are jokingly referred to as ‘madrasis’ because for some strange reason these ignorant people think all South Indians are only dark skinned. North-East Indians are almost exclusively only called ‘chinki’, all black people are casually referred to as ‘negros’ and fair people are equated as beautiful and dark skinned people are equated as ugly. While we speak about global racism, we must also become aware about what’s happening around us, in our homes, our friend circles and our society, and do our part in thwarting the obvious as well as the subtle racism and colourism that exists all around us, in our everyday lives. What makes you beautiful is being a good and kind person, and not the colour of your skin. ✊🏻✊🏼✊🏽✊🏾✊🏿

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There are many who think that anything could be commented on a dark-skinned person, it is right to draw comparison between the fair and the dark, but no, it is not at all right. And Malavika Mohanan has clearly expressed it with this post.

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Raj Kapoor Death Anniversary: 10 Songs Of ‘The Showman Of The Millennium’ That Still Rule Our Playlists

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Raj Kapoor, the greatest showman of the millennium, has given us some of the most riveting movies. All his movies served a message. Be it Shree 420 or Awara or Prem Rog or Satyam Shivam Sundaram, he liked his work to speak for itself. He established R K Films at the age of 21 with Aag, his first pairing with Nargis. Rest as they say is history. Rishi Kept Alive Bond of Dilip Kumar and Raj Kapoor: Saira Banu

Another beautiful aspect of his movies is the songs. As melodious as they were, they were never a hindrance to the plot. In fact, they were neatly placed in the narrative to take the story forward. On his death anniversary today, let’s talk about the songs that are many decades old but still manage to make us laugh, cry, and feel happy.

Awara hoon – Awara

This song simply explains what he really is. A free-thinker, liberated soul who loves himself and the people around.

Jeena isika naam hai – Anari

This song of Raj Kapoor is one of our favourites. Teaching the world how to live life by putting a smile on someone else’s face.

Pyar hua ikraar hua – Shree 420

This film has some of the best songs ever written in the history of Indian cinema but our heart beats for this rain-soaked Raj Kapoor-Nargis romance. This never gets old.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oXLzfldeDcM

Yeh raat bheegi bheegi – Chori Chori

A much restrained Raj Kapoor in a film where he isn’t eccentric makes it one of his best films and of course his chemistry with Nargis. This song is majestic, although they are complimenting the night.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f1DZxkiMjRo

Sajan re jhoot mat bolo – Tessri Kasam

The lyrics are so poignant that it immediately hits home. That’s life said in just so many minutes.

Dost dost na raha – Sangam

How many times have you used this line on your regular day? Plenty, right! That’s why we said, his songs were unique which were always so spectacular to watch and hear.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PY5AMJtMY3A

Ruk ja o jaanewali – Kanhaiya

Raj Kapoor trying to convince someone he isn’t a bad person but there’s a twist

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=adZYDGWbPvw

Dum deega deega – Chhalia

That’s how Mumbai celebrates the first rains after a heated summer all thanks to Raj Kapoor.

Ek din bik jayaga – Dharam Karam

One of the best songs we have ever heard is this. Raj Kapoor in his inimitable tells you one day we will all die but what will be left behind will be our words. This hits right where it should.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pGYjHQbV1KE

Jeena yaha marna yaha – Mera Naam Joker

We doubt if there’s anyone who has not shed a tear or two while watching this song. It does something to your heart.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qNTPsbverXw

Do tell us which one is your favourite Raj Kapoor song.

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Celebrities are joining the protests

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Celebrities are joining the protests

In this episode:

  • From Virgil Abloh to Porsha Williams, stars are using their platforms to get involved in the protests – with mixed results.
  • Kylie Jenner may have blown her billionaire status by spending more than $100 million in real estate and a jet.
  • And back when he was just a young royal, Prince Harry had a secret Facebook account under his alter ego: Spike Wells.

      


Here’s a closer look at some of today’s stories:

Celebs get involved

While some stars, like Real Housewife of Atlanta Porsha Williams, are joining protests on the front lines, others are handling things differently.

Luxury designer Virgil Abloh is being dragged by protesters for being cheap in supporting their cause. Abloh, 39, is the artistic director of Louis Vuitton’s menswear collection and CEO of the trendy label Off-White.

Abloh posted on his Instagram Stories that he had donated $50 to protesters in need of bail money during the days-long upheaval across the country. In Los Angeles, the RSVP Gallery, which sells his brand, was looted.

“The Miami community ~ I’m crazy inspired. For kids in the streets that need a bail funds [sic] for George Floyd protests,” he wrote in the Story, along with a string of posts about the looting taking place at luxury shops like his. “If it heals your pain, you can have it,” he wrote.

Other celebrities have publicly shared their donation amounts or support for the movement in recent days — Chrissy Teigen upped her original $100,000 donation to a bailout fund to $200,000 after receiving backlash from her followers.

Kylie

Kylie Jenner
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Kylie Jenner spent more than $100 million on a huge private jet and multiple monster real estate deals in recent months. Could her spending be part of the reason billionaire status was blown?

On Friday, Forbes published a bombshell report stripping Kylie, 22, of her “youngest-ever self-made billionaire” title, claiming she faked tax returns and used a “web of lies” to boost her net worth.

The magazine said the makeup mogul is now worth less than $900 million after factoring Kylie Cosmetics’ revenue in public filings and the economic effect the coronavirus has had on the beauty industry.

Her lawyer, Michael Kump, countered that the story is “filled with outright lies … Forbes’ accusation that Kylie and her accountants ‘forged tax returns’ is unequivocally false.”

Just call him ‘Spike Wells’

Britain's Prince Harry and then girlfriend Chelsy Davy in Twickenham, London in 2009.
Britain’s Prince Harry and then girlfriend Chelsy Davy in Twickenham, London in 2009.REUTERS

Back in the day, Harry is said to have secretly created a Facebook account under the alter ego “Spike Wells” — a reference to Harry’s onetime nickname Spike.

This was back when he was still dating Chelsy Davy.

The now-deleted account, according to the Mirror, had over 400 friends “including some of the UK’s wealthiest and most glamorous socialites” and listed interest as “all sports.”

The account was active from 2008 to 2012 and listed Wells’ hometown as Maun, Botswana — a favorite of Harry’s. It also featured photos of Prince Harry and his then-girlfriend, Davy as well as one of “three young men in matching Panama hats, one of whom bore an uncanny resemblance to Harry,” the Mirror noted.

Other profile photos included a red-headed child holding his head, captioned: “Oh my God, I’m ginger.”

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