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Twitter Launches New Facebook-Like Profile Design

Twitter introduced its new desktop design today (Apr. 8), which users are saying is a spitting image of Facebook.

The popular social media site created an updated profile template including the ability to "pin" tweets at the top of your page, and installed filters to sift out photos, tweets, or videos. Similar to Mark Zuckerberg's creation, the new Twitter also features a "large cover photo."

The fresh blueprint will be available for the rest of the Twittersphere this month, but you can see it live on a handful of other public figures' profiles including First Lady Michelle Obama, Channing Tatum, and Floyd Mayweather Jr..

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Chloe x Halle Performing 'America The Beautiful' At Super Bowl LIII

Singers Chloe x Halle will perform "America The Beautiful" at Super Bowl LIII, which will take place in their home city of Atlanta, Ga.

"The group joins the previously announced Gladys Knight in the pre-game festivities at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on Feb. 3," reports The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

Chloe and Halle Bailey, ages 20 and 18 respectively, gained the attention of Beyonce in 2013, after covering her song "Pretty Hurts" from her self-titled album. Since then, the two were signed to Bey's Parkwood label, and haven't stopped since. They can be found on the Freeform show grown-ish, which is now in its second season.

Late last year, the sisters could add "Grammy nominees" to their resume. Thanks to the release of their album The Kids Are Alright last year, Chloe x Halle were nominated for two awards- Best New Artist and Best Urban Contemporary Album. They will find out if they've won on Feb. 10.

Gladys Knight commented on the backlash for her upcoming performance at the Super Bowl, stating "I pray that this National Anthem will bring us all together in a way never before witnessed and we can move forward and untangle these truths which mean so much to all of us."

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Da Brat Comments On R. Kelly Allegations: "Where Are The Parents?"

It seems like everyone has their thoughts on the longtime sexual misconduct allegations against R. Kelly, which became headline news after a documentary aired on Lifetime at the top of the month.

Da Brat is the latest voice to chime in, and while she's not siding with the Pied Piper of R&B, she is questioning the parents of the alleged victims.

“I do think he needs help,” she told TMZ's cameraman at the Trumpet Awards in Atlanta on Saturday (Jan. 19). “I love him. I grew up with him. He’s kinda like family. We had the same music teacher. We were around the same circles as kids. I’ve never seen him do anything bad, but I don’t believe all these people are lying.

“But at the same time, where are the parents?" she continued. "So, I think he needs help for sure. I love him. I hope he don’t get mad at me and I think the parents need to take responsibility. Where is your 14-year-old child? Why are you there? Something wrong with that.”

This weekend, Erykah Badu made comments regarding R. Kelly during a concert. She attempted to clarify her comments on social media, writing “I want healing for you and anyone you have hurt as a result of you being hurt. Is that strange to you? That’s all I’ve ever said. Anything else has been fabricated or taken out of context.”

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GoFundMe Raises Nearly $138,000 For Unpaid Fyre Festival Caterers

Positive actions have arrived since the releases of Hulu and Netflix's documentaries, including a GoFundMe dedicated to raising money for the Bahamian people who were never paid for their services.

The release of Netflix's FYRE: The Greatest Party That Never Happened introduced Maryann Rolle, a caterer who worked for Billy McFarland to feed those planning the festival. Rolle stated in the documentary how she was forced to dip into her savings which totaled $50,000, to pay staff after never receiving compensation from the festival's creators.

It's a stark reminder of how influencers like Kendal Jenner were paid ($250,000) in comparison to those who didn't get paid at all.

"I had ten persons working directly with me, just preparing food all day and all night, 24 hours," Rolle said. "I had to literally pay all those people. I am here as a Bahamian and they stand in my face every day."

Both a co-owner and caterer of the Exuma Point Resort with her husband, the Rolles plead for help in the GoFundMe's bio, expressing that she had worked to create "no less than 1000 meals per day" back in April 2017 and has since never received a dime.

"As I make this plea it's hard to believe and embarrassing to admit that I was not paid...I was left in a big hole! My life was changed forever, and my credit was ruined by Fyre Fest," Rolle and her husband, Elvis, wrote. "My only resource today is to appeal for help," the couple wrote.

With the foundation's original goal set at $123,000, the campaign has made nearly $138,000 in seven days with the help of 4,286 donations.

The Fyre Festival was originally meant to be a VIP destination music event housing acts like G.O.O.D Music and Major Lazer, but the fiesta turned out to be a fiasco with unfurnished tents and an estimated $27.4 million scam against investors.

Donate to the Exuma Point GoFundMe here.

 

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