How to Watch “Lizzo’s Watch Out for the Big Grrrls” reality series premiere
Lizzo’s Watch Out for the Big Grrrls premieres today on Amazon Prime Video. This new reality competition series invites a group of talented dancers to vie for the chance to join Lizzo on her 2022 tour and be featured during the icon’s Bonnaroo music festival set. You don’t want to miss the premiere of Lizzo’s Watch Out for the Big Grrrls (especially if you already have Bonnaroo tickets). Where to watch:You can stream Lizzo’s Watch Out for the Big Grrrls with an Amazon Prime Video subscription. 13 hopefuls arrive in Hollywood, CA, to leave it all on the floor for a chance to be chosen to take center stage at the Bonnaroo music festival.mlive.com
Talking sisterhood with the stars who play Aretha Franklin’s sisters in the new show, “Genius: Aretha”
Aretha Franklin. It is in celebrating her life that we now get to see her genius come to life in the new series based on her life, “Genius: Aretha” on National Geographic. Rebecca Naomi Jones and Patrice Covington, who play Aretha Franklin’s sisters on the show, Carolyn and Erma Franklin, spoke with Live In The D Host, Jason Carr about the series. In the process of filming, not only did she learn more about Aretha but about Carolyn and Erma as well. The two actresses also shared their favorite Aretha Franklin song, “Until You Come Back to Me.”To see the full interview, watch the video above.
3D-printed housing developments suddenly take off – here's what they look like
Barely a month ago, a 3D-printed house was listed for sale to the public for the first time in the U.S. Now, a small, 3D-printed community in Texas is following suit. ICON, a pioneer in 3D-printed homes in the U.S., just completed four homes in East Austin, Texas. In conjunction with developer Palari Group, the company just announced it will put up 15 3D-printed homes in what it deems "the world's first planned community of 3D-printed homes … centered around integration of technology and sustainability." Source: Mighty Buildings"This is totally different from concrete because our material is thermal efficient," said Alex Dubov, chief operating officer at Mighty Buildings. With demand for 3D-printed homes now so strong, the biggest challenge for these companies is how to scale up quickly.cnbc.com
How Wayne County icon Judge Strong has impacted Detroit
DETROIT – Wayne County Judge Craig Strong is a Detroit icon who has done so much while on the bench, and continues to be a trailblazer even through his retirement. Strong was born and raised on the west side of Detroit, but it wasn’t easy for him to get to where he is today. During his time on the bench, Judge Strong received numerous accolades, such as becoming the president of the Association of Black Judges in Michigan -- an organization he helped create as one of the founding members. READ: Black History Month: Detroit’s top cop has message on overcoming racismREAD: Conrad Mallett Jr. -- former chief justice discusses life, legacyAdAfter a fruitful career, Strong recently retired from the Wayne County Circuit Court. Judge Strong is the recipient of multiple awards including the Man of the Year Humanitarian Award and the Wiley A. Branton Symposium Award for leadership.
A look at Alex Trebek’s most memorable ‘Jeopardy!’ moments
DETROIT – As Alex Trebek’s final episodes of “Jeopardy!” air all this week we are taking a look back on the career that made him a true television icon. With more than 9,000 shows recorded, Trebek had plenty of memorable moments over the decades. For those unfamiliar with “Jeopardy!,” Trebek presented himself as scholarly, serious, reserved -- all business, but he was really a down-to-earth person who had a bit of a wacky sense of humor. There were a few unexpected events over the years on “Jeopardy!” -- even a handful of wedding proposals. Even at age 80 and in stage 4 pancreatic cancer, Trebek brought optimism to the show ever day.
How Alex Trebek’s public battle with pancreatic cancer helped raise awareness
In 2019, Alex Trebek made the difficult decision to share his cancer diagnosis with the public, but it raised awareness. By doing that, he raised so much awareness about pancreatic cancer. One of the issues with public awareness is that unfortunately the patients don’t live long enough to tell their story and to raise awareness,” Fleshman said. “It really allows people and the general audience to understand that pancreatic cancer is real, and it can affect you or it can affect me,” said Dr. David Kwon, clinical director of Henry Ford Pancreatic Cancer Center. Trebek died from pancreatic cancer about 20 months after he was diagnosed, but his shared journey has left a lasting impact.
A look at Alex Trebek’s love for ‘Hockeytown’ Detroit
DETROIT – As Alex Trebek’s final episodes of “Jeopardy!” air all this week we are taking a look back on the career that made him a true television icon. Here is how Trebek’s love of sports gave him a special connection to Detroit. Hockey is what made the Detroit connection with Trebek. Growing up he idolized the championship Red Wings of the 1950s and in particular hockey legend Gordie Howe. While Trebek had many fans in this country, he was a national hero in Canada especially among hockey fans.
Television icon Regis Philbin dies at 88
Regis Philbin, the legendary broadcaster who hosted the talk show "Live With Regis & Kathie Lee!" and later "Live With Regis & Kelly!," has died at age 88. Philbin died of natural causes on Friday night according to a representative with the family. Philbin had hosted multiple television shows, including Who Wants to be a Millionaire, Live! With Regis and Kathie Lee, Americas Got Talent and more.