Bad Bunny to Take Part in LeBron James’ “Graduate Together: America Honors the High School Class of 2020” Special

Bad Bunnyis celebrating the Class of 2020

The LeBron James Family Foundation announced that it’s paying tribute to the class of 2020 with a one-hour multimedia event called Graduate Together: America Honors the High School Class of 2020, with the 26-year-old Puerto Rican reggaeton and Latin trap singer joining the roster of participating artists.

Bad Bunny

James’ virtual graduation party for this year’s graduation class, who’s seen their school year cancelled because of the coronavirus, will take place on Saturday, May 16 at 8:00 pm ET simultaneously on NBCABCCBS, and Fox— as well as on the streaming platforms Complex NetworksFacebook app, InstagramPeople TVSnapchatTikTok and YouTube.

In addition to Bad Bunny, the lineup includes Kane BrownLana CondorDavid DobrikDolan TwinsKarol GLiza KoshyMaren Morris, National Teacher of the Year Rodney RobinsonOlivia WildeZendaya, Charli D’AmelioDixie D’AmelioChika, YBN Cordae, Loren GrayH.E.R., the Jonas BrothersBrandan Bmike Odums, Ben PlattHenry PlattJonah Platt, Megan RapinoeYara ShahidiLena Waithe, Pharrell WilliamsMalala Yousafzaiand many more.

Working with the XQ Instituteand The Entertainment Industry Foundation, the show will allow the companies to honor the more than three million high school seniors who’ll miss out on the annual rite of passage due to the national shutdown caused by the COVID-19pandemic.

“We learned early on in our work with students and families in Akron that education is so much more than academics,” said James in a statement.

“It’s about a shared experience, a journey we’re all on together—students, parents, educators, community members, and everyone around them. With that not being possible right now, we’ve been working to find ways to help families get through this really difficult time. These students have worked incredibly hard for this and there’s no way we can let that go unrecognized. While this won’t be the graduation experience they were supposed to get, we hope we can still give them something special because they deserve it.”

The commercial-free show will be curated by high school students and educators from across the country, with support from the American Federation of Teachers, highlighted by a collection of commencement addresses, celebrity performances and inspirational vignettes.

Students, educators, and families are encouraged to submit their videos and photos online for consideration to be included in the telecast using #GraduateTogether. Artist JR is also inviting seniors to share their portraits for a national virtual yearbook celebrating the entire Class of 2020

Local TV stations will feature custom breakaways to celebrate the achievements of high school students in their communities.

Graduate Together: America Honors the High School Class of 2020will be broadcast commercial-free on May 16 at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT on ABC, CBS, FOX, and NBC.

Victor Santos Among Featured Athletes in Olympic Channel’s Docu-Series “Far From Home”

Victor Santos is Home bound…

Ahead of this week’s start of the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, the Olympic Channel will debut its original documentary series, Far From Home, chronicling the stories behind some of the most unlikely athletes at the Winter Games, including the 20-year-old Brazilian Olympic cross-country skater.

Victor Santos

The six-episode documentary s debuts today on the channel’s digital platform worldwide. Shot over eight months and produced by Boardwalk Pictures, WZRD Media and Madica Productions, it traces a group of athletes facing financial, personal and cultural hurdles as they attempt to qualify.

Each episode follows the incredible journey of an athlete who must balance their personal lives with grueling training regimens and competitions, including Santos and figure skater Julian Yee who will represent Malaysia at its first-ever Olympic Winter Games.

“Every athlete dreams of going to the Olympics, but coming from a tropical country into winter sports, I didn’t even think I would make it,” said Yee who trains inside of a busy shopping mall in Kuala Lumpur. “Knowing that you, as one person, are able to bring a country together is a great feeling.”

Far From Home highlights the incredible efforts and sacrifices that athletes are willing to make to achieve their dream of competing in an Olympic Winter Games,” said Mark Parkman, General Manager of the International Olympic Committee’s global Olympic Channel. “No matter what country you’re from, the passionate stories behind these unlikely winter heroes who are bringing their PyeongChang experiences closer to their home countries, are sure to relate to all audiences.”

The series also features Shiva Keshavan, who is heading to his sixth Olympic Winter Games, and is the first Indian athlete to compete in luge event. Further highlighted are women’s ice hockey player Sojung Shin from Korea; alpine skier Forough Abbasi from Iran; and the first women’s bobsleigh team of Carrie Russell and Jazmine Fenlator from Jamaica. The Jamaican national team having first risen to global fame in its 1988 debut appearance in Calgary, inspiring the 1993 Jon Turtletaub movie Cool Runnings.

The Olympic Channel also said today that it has entered a multi-year agreement with Snap Inc in support of its objective to engage new audiences and younger generations with the Olympic Movement. The deal provides Snap with Olympic Channel original programming for shows on Snapchat’s Discover page, and assets for creative tools. In addition, Snapchat will produce Our Stories featuring archival footage provided by the Olympic Channel team, in collaboration with Olympic rights-holding broadcasters, during PyeongChang 2018.

Cabello Working with Major Lazer on New Music

Camila Cabello is apparently Lazer-focused on her solo career…

Major Lazer are dishing some major details about their studio time with the 20-year-old Cuban singer and former Fifth Harmony member.

Major Lazer & Camila Cabello

In an exclusive interview with Billboard Dance on Tuesday, the dance supergroup divulged more about their forthcoming collaborations Cabello.

The trio’s founder Diplo has teased their studio time together multiple times on Snapchat, the latest being back in January alongside Benny Blanco and Cashmere Cat.

And it seems the year-long stream of social media snippets resulted in a lot of unreleased material between them.

“We made like 20 songs with Camila Cabello,” Diplo says. “We love her.”

Diplo confirmed that there is a particular track in mind, set for release in the near future, but that “until we have the video and the song is on iTunes, you never know.” He adds, “But of course we have stuff with her. She’s done stuff with a lot of our friends, like Cashmere Cat, Benny Blanco, Frank Dukes — a lot of great producers we work with.”

There’s a good reason Camila has developed a close working relationship with the powerhouse trio: In the midst of her skyrocketing fame, she feels grounded when she’s with them. “Sometimes we just take for granted because we’re old, we’re not even famous,” Diplo says. “When you’re young and you’re that amazing and famous like that, it’s hard to live and be normal. When we’re with her, she enjoys that time because we take her places where she can enjoy herself. We love her, her voice is amazing. We’ve done many demos.”

Louis C.K. to Appear on TBS’ “Conan” Show in New York

Louis C.K. is joining Conan O’Brien in the Big Apple

The 49-year-old Mexican American comedian/actor is booked for TBS late-night show Conan’s first trip to New York City since 2011.

Louis CK

Louis C.K. joins a guest roster that includes Tracy Morgan and Ryan Reynolds.

The week of shows airing October 31-November 3 also includes comedian Rory Scovel and rap group the Sugarhill Gang.  Taped at Harlem’s Apollo Theater, the week of episodes will kick off Conan’s seventh year on TBS.

Here is the preliminary schedule for Conan in NYC, with additional guests and musical performances to be announced soon:

Monday, Oct. 31: Musical guest The Sugarhill Gang
Tuesday, Nov. 1: Louis C.K.
Wednesday, Nov. 2: Ryan Reynolds and Rory Scovel
Thursday, Nov. 3: Tracy Morgan

In addition to the nightly shows, Team Coco will be live-streaming on Instagram and Snapchat every day from inside the Apollo Theater, providing a behind-the-scenes look at the making of the shows.

Conan in NYC marks the show’s sixth out-of-the-studio trip in the past 18 months and its second excursion to New York.

Previous trips have taken O’Brien overseas to South Korea, Armenia and the U.S. Air Force Base in Doha, Qatar, where he was accompanied by First Lady Michelle Obama.

In spring 2015, O’Brien made headlines as the first American late-night host to shoot in Cuba in more than 50 years. Across its eight seasons on TBS, the Los Angeles-based Conan has broadcast from Chicago, Dallas, Atlanta and, for the past two years, San Diego during Comic-Con International.

Cabello Makes the List of Tiger Beat’s 19 Under 19 Nominees

Camila Cabello may be feeling the (Tiger) Beat soon… 

Tiger Beat magazine has released it’s 19 Under 19 nominees, with the 19-year-old Cuban singer and Fifth Harmony member making the list.

Camila Cabello

The program intends to showcase and recognize the importance of entrepreneurs, influencers, musicians, philanthropists and more within the teenage demographic — proving the motto “young people can make a difference too” to be true.

Cabello received a nomination in the Best Snapchat Game category, where she’ll face off against Kendall Vertes, Aaron Carpenter, Cody Simpson, Kylie Jenner and Nash Grier.

Bella Thorne, meantime, picked up a nod in the Instagrammer of the Year category. The 18-year-old half-Cuban American actress/singer is up against Brooklyn Beckham, Lilimar, Cameron Boyce, Kalani Hilliker and Brec Bassinger.

Friday” singer Rebecca Black also earned a nomination. The 19-year-old half-Mexican American singer, who released new single “The Great Divide” recently, is nominated in the Influencer category.

Other Latino nominees include Vine stars Brent Rivera and Matthew Espinosa.

Check out the complete list of categories and nominees below, and head to TigerBeat.com to vote.

FASHION
Peyton List
Chloe Grace Moretz
Lily-Rose Depp
Willow Smith
Maisie Williams
Luka Sabbat

BEAUTY
Kellie Sweet
Bretman Rock
Olivia Jade
Teala Dunn
Amanda Steele
Suede Brooks

MUSIC & ENTERTAINMENT
Skai Jackson
Maddie & Mackenzie Ziegler
Daya
Shawn Mendes
Forever in Your Mind
Sabrina Carpenter

NEW AND EMERGING
Brooke Butler
Sophie Beem
Grace VanderWaal
Bailee Madison
Jacob Tremblay
Wondagurl

ENTREPRENEURSHIP
Asia Newson
Alexandra Chang
G. Hannelius
Willa Doss
Ben Pasternak
Benjamin Kickz

GIRLS WHO CODE
Easy Ethical
TransUnite
Curls Defined
College Safe Search
Emoodi
The Human Race 

PHILANTHROPY
Maya Penn
Mikaila Ulmer
Marley Dias
Gabe Eggerling
Daniel Lara and Joshua Holz
Teagan Stedman

INFLUENCER 
Rebecca Black
Alexis G. Zall
Dolan Twins
Jack Baran
Rowan Blanchard
Kid President (Robby Novak)

MOST INFLUENTIAL SONG 
“Drop” by Chloe X Halle
“Panda” by Desiigner
“Lowlife” by That Poppy
“Phoenix” by Olivia Holt
“Smile” by Daniel Skye
“Say Our Goodbyes” by Harletson (Weston Wilson, Jackson Singleton and Nathan Harrington)

BEST BREAKOUT STAR OF A VIRAL VIDEO 
Mike Senatore
Millicent Phillips
Jack Aiello
Henry Marr
Calysta Bevier
Macey Hensley

BAEWATCH MALE
Anwar Hadid
Jacob Whitesides
Hayes Grier
James TW
Dylan Dauzat
Peyton Meyer

BAEWATCH FEMALE
Bea Miller
Madison Beer
Dinah Jane
Ryan Newman
Isabella Moner
Sophie Reynolds

INSTAGRAMMER OF THE YEAR
Bella Thorne
Brooklyn Beckham
Lilimar
Cameron Boyce
Kalani Hilliker
Brec Bassinger

BEST MUSICAL.LY USER
Baby Ariel
Loren Gray Beech
Jacob Sartorius
JoJo Siwa
Casey Simpson
Johnny Orlando

BEST SELFIE GAME 
Landry Bender
Jordyn Jones
Hailee Steinfeld
Isac Elliot
Corey Fogelmanis
Aidan Alexander

BEST SNAPCHAT GAME
Kendall Vertes
Aaron Carpenter
Cody Simpson
Kylie Jenner
Camila Cabello
Nash Grier

ATHLETE OF THE YEAR
Mallory Pugh
Simone Biles
Jaheel Hyde
Gretchen Walsh
Shakur Stevenson
Giarnni Regini-Moran

BEST VINER
Matthew Espinosa
Jake Paul
Lohanthony
Brent Rivera
Ava/ Katie Ryan
The Cece Show

BEST APPEARANCE IN A MOVIE
Kylie Rogers, Miracles From Heaven
Neel Sethi, The Jungle Book
Oakes Fegley, Pete’s Dragon
Ella Anderson, The Boss
Paris Berelc, Invisible Sister
Kevin G. Quinn, Adventures in Babysitting

Alba Joins Apple’s Unscripted Technology Series “Planet of the Apps”

Jessica Alba is ready to App-ly herself to a new project…

The 35-year-old Mexican American actress, author and entrepreneur has boarded Planet of the Apps as a mentor and adviser for the unscripted series co-produced by Apple and Propagate aimed at identifying top up-and-coming app developers.

Jessica Alba

In addition, Lightspeed Venture Partners, which was the first institutional investor in Snapchat and Alba’s the Honest Company consumer-products startup, has joined the series as venture-capital partner. Lightspeed has committing $10 million to fund the development of apps selected in Planet of the Apps — which Apple is producing as a big piece of branded content to promote the App Store and developing apps for the iOS platform.

Alba, who will also serve as an executive producer, joins Gwyneth Paltrow, will.i.am and Gary Vaynerchuk, who were previously announced as mentors and advisors for the series. Paltrow and will.i.am will also executive produce the project, along with Ben Silverman and Howard T. Owens of Propagate.

“I started The Honest Company because I saw an opportunity in the market for a brand that spoke to conscious consumers and created safe and effective products for every need,” said Alba said in a statement. “As a mentor on Planet of the Apps, I’m looking forward to meeting entrepreneurs looking to address a problem with an innovative solution, and to help them realize their vision. I can’t wait to see the ideas the app developers bring to the table.”

Online applications from app developers interested in participating in Planet of the Apps will be accepted through Wednesday, September 21, with the show slated to debut in 2017.

Lovato Returns to Social Media “More Honest Than Ever”

Demi Lovato is back and more outspoken than ever…

The 23-year-old part-Mexican American singer/actress has returned to Twitter and Instagram after a 24-hour hiatus.

Demi Lovato

Lovato tweeted Tuesday (June 21) that she’s back online after her short-lived departure from social media (excluding Snapchat).

Lovato originally took to Twitter on Monday to say goodbye to the Twitterverse.

“Damn I gotta quit saying sh–. Bye Twitter,” she wrote Monday afternoon, adding “and Insta.”

Now, it seems as if Lovato is not going to let haters stop her from tweeting whatever she feels like writing. “F— this.. I’m back bitches. And I’m coming back more honest than ever.”

And, Lovato’s fanbase, the Lovatics, are happy to see her back online and speaking her mind. The tweet has been retweeted more than 30,000 times and liked more than 50,000 times.

Lopez to Serve as Host & Performer at the American Music Awards

Jennifer Lopez is ready to multi-task…

The 46-year-old Puerto Rican singer, actress and American Idol judge is set to host and perform at this year’s American Music Awards, taking place on November 22.

Jennifer Lopez

The double-duty gig comes in advance of her recently announced Las Vegas residency, “All I Have,” which premieres in January at the AXIS at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino.

No word on what song la Lopez will perform. She most recently appeared on Prince Royce’s song “Back It Up,” alongside her longtime collaborator Pitbull.

Meanwhile, Joe Jonas and Charlie Puth will appear on Good Morning America next Tuesday to announce nominees in six categories for the AMAs, with five additional categories to be announced immediately following via Snapchat.

The AMAs will be broadcast live from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on November 22 at 8:00 pm on ABC.

Fifth Harmony Announces Six-City European Tour

Ally Brooke Hernandez, Camila Cabello and Lauren Jauregui are taking the show across the pond…

After performing shows in the U.S. for most of the year on their The Reflection Tour, the Latina singers and their fellow Fifth Harmony members have announced that they’re heading to Europe to continue touring.

Fifth Harmony

The announcement was made on the group’s Snapchat account with each girl announcing a different city. The group has previously made visits to the U.K. to promote their music, but this is their first official European tour.

Here’s a look at full list of dates below:

Madrid, Spain – Oct. 26
Amsterdam, Netherlands – Oct. 31
London, UK – Nov. 3
Manchester, UK – Nov. 4
Frankfurt, Germany – Nov. 8
Paris, France – Nov. 9