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Celebrities Share The Love on Father’s Day

Celebrities were quick to take to social media to wish to ring in Father’s Day on Sunday.

Several wished the father of their children a good holiday while others celebrated their own dads with sweet flashback photos.

Here’s wishing everyone a very Happy Father’s Day!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

One more from my wedding day — with my dad! Happy Father’s Day!

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Couldn’t have asked for a better daddy for these little nuggets than you babe! Happy Father’s Day @RandeGerber.

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Happy Birthday to the Twins

Beyoncé’s Dad Confirms Twins Arrival

 

Beyonce’s dad weighed in on the birth of his twin grandkids six days after the infants weighed in.

Mathew Knowles took to social media Sunday with a digital birthday card to Beyonce’s new baby boy and girl with a tag that said … “They’re here!” The card read …”Happy Birthday to the twins! Love, Granddad.” He also threw in hashtags like #beyonce #jayz #twins #birthday and #happybirthday.

The twins reportedly were born Monday but have remained in the hospital because of a “minor issue.” We as yet do not know the nature of the issue, and doctors do not feel comfortable releasing them.

Beyonce has also remained in the hospital with her newborns and all are doing fine.

If balloons are any indication, the newborns could be boy and a girl. An unidentified woman was pictured delivering a balloon and floral gift on Sunday morning which appeared to give the game away with a pink and blue balloon, with one reading: ‘It’s a boy’ and the other reading: ‘It’s a girl.’  The accompanying envelope reportedly read: ‘To B & J’ on the front which appears to be confirmation… but we have to admit that gift could have been sent by an over-zealous fan.

Flour bouquet with boy and girl balloons

One of each? This telling balloon and floral gift was delivered to the hospital on Sunday with a card which read: ‘To B and J’ following speculation the couple had a boy and a girl.

 

What a wonderful Father’s Day gift! Our best wishes to Beyoncé and Jay Z on their new arrivals!

SOURCE: Daily Mail

Happy Father's Day

Happy Father’s Day!

Father’s Day is observed annually on the third Sunday in June.  This day is set aside to honor the role that fathers play in the family structure and society.

After the success of Mother’s Day, Father’s Day observations began to appear.  The road to this national observance was not easy.

  • The first recorded celebration of Father’s Day happened after the Monograph Mining Disaster, which killed 361 men and left around 1,000 children fatherless in December 1907.  Grace Golden Clayton suggested to her pastor Robert Thomas Webb a day honoring all those fathers.  On July 5th, 1908, a gathering in honor of these men took place at Williams Memorial Methodist Episcopal Church South, now known as Central United Methodist Church, in Fairmont, West Virginia.
  • In 1910, the YMCA in Spokane, Washington recruited several clergymen with the help of Sonora Smart Dodd to honor fathers throughout the city.  The date was set for June 5th but was later changed to June 19th (the 3rd Sunday in June) as many of the clergy needed more time to prepare.
  • Harry C. Meek, a member of Lions Clubs International, claimed that he first had the idea for Father’s Day in 1915.  Meek argued that the third Sunday of June was chosen because it was his birthday.  The Lions Club has named him “Originator of Father’s Day.”  Meek made many efforts to promote Father’s Day and make it an official holiday.
  • After a visit to Spokane in 1916 to speak at a Father’s Day celebration, President Woodrow Wilson wanted to make it official, but Congress resisted fearing that the observation would become too commercialized.

While American presidents unofficially supported the day, it was not until 1966 that it was put on the country’s official calendar by President Lyndon Johnson.

In 1972 it was made a permanent national holiday by President Richard Nixon, though in the UK it does not enjoy this status. Which, of course, is a scandalous oversight.

The move came after a campaign by a number of public figures, including Senator Margaret Chase Smith, who in 1957 wrote to congress: “Either we honour both our parents, mother and father, or let us desist from honouring either one.

“But to single out just one of our two parents and omit the other is the most grievous insult imaginable.”

We agree. Here’s wishing everyone a very Happy Father’s Day!

 

 

Prince Night with the Minnesota Twins

Minnesota Twins Go Purple For “Prince Night” Ahead of “Purple Rain” Reissue June 23rd

Friday night (June 16) the Minnesota Twins played a home game against the Cleveland Indians. (The Indians won.) While it was all about baseball, it was also “Prince Night”—a tribute to the late hometown icon.

Ecstatic fans scarfed up 10,000 custom umbrellas from the Minnesota Twins that featured the iconic Purple Rain portrait of Prince on the inside. The top is purple, naturally, and features both the Prince symbol and the Twins logo.

Prince music played throughout the game, fireworks went off to the sound of Prince’s “Uptown” as the game ended, and the team wore special Prince shirts at practice. Prince’s family were there for the festivities, as well.

 You know how to do it right, Twins. Way to go!
SOURCE:  Pitchfork
Ed Sheeran

Ed Sheeran Receives The Queen’s Birthday Honor

Ed Sheeran has been recognized in the Queen’s Birthday Honors as a Member of the British Empire (MBE).

The singer-songwriter says he’s “chuffed” to receive the award which recognises his services to music and charity.

Chuffed to be awarded an MBE for services to charity and music, thanks for all your lovely messages x

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In December he returned from a year-long break to release his new album, Divide, which three months on is still topping UK charts.

The redhead holidayed in New Zealand during his time off, loving it so much he toyed with becoming a citizen.

“I’ve always said that if a world war breaks out, the one place I would go to is New Zealand because no one is going to be bothered to come that far to invade. They’ll be like, ‘Ah, we’ll leave them be,'” he told the Daily Star.

The announcement comes a week before one of the star’s biggest gigs to date, performing at the UK Glastonbury festival to more than 100,000 people.

SOURCE:  NewsHub

Simon Cowell

Rita Ora, Leona Lewis & Paloma Faith Begin Work On Simon Cowell’s Charity Single

On Saturday, Rita Ora, Leona Lewis and Paloma Faith were among the hit-making music stars seen making their way into a West London studio to record a charity single for the victims of the Grenfell Tower fire in London.

The singers singers are among the list of stars tapped to join Cowell in recording a cover of  “Bridge Over Troubled Water” to raise funds for all those affected by the blaze which tore through the tower block on Wednesday morning.

After a frantic 24 hours, Simon compiled a supergroup of A-list names who will record a cover of the Simon & Garfunkel classic that’s reportedly to be released on Monday.

Simon confirmed One Direction star Liam Payne, The Who, Emile Sande, Louisa Johnson, Craig David, James Arthur, plus London rappers Skepta and Stormzy will feature and is hopeful of adding more names ahead of the recording on Sunday, adding: “Until that last note has been finished, we will not be off the phone.”

The X Factor boss, 57, said: “We started 24 hours ago and already we’re getting calls coming in, mainly from Brits. “A lot of London artists, people like Skepta, Stormzy, Emile Sande, The London Community Gospel Choir,  all wanted to be involved.”

Simon lives close-by in West London and he admitted seeing  the aftermath of the disaster first-hand only made him more determined to raise as much money as possible. “I drove up very near it, because you can’t get too close, but when you see it first hand it really does it hit you which is one of the reasons why I wanted to do this so quickly.  You sit there, you’re looking at the that, and then go back and watch the news and you think, ‘what the f**k do you do?’

Adele

Adele made a low-key visit to the scene following the blaze. Pic: @FourMee/PA Wire

“I thought this is the best thing because it’s quick and I’ve done it before. Normally when you do this things it’s start a wave.”

He added: “It was shocking. A, to see how close it was and, B, looking at the other ones still standing and you think, ‘God it could be them next.’”

 

SOURCES: The Sun, Sky News