It’s been a great year so far for Beyoncé.
Not only do she and Jay Z get to welcome twins this summer, but the pregnant star has been honored with a prestigious Peabody Award for her HBO visual album Lemonade.
Once known as the “Pulitzer Prizes for Radio,” the Peabody Awards recognize excellence in television, radio and digital broadcasting. Beyoncé is among seven honorees in the Entertainment category to be named to be part of the Peabody Awards’ inaugural Peabody 30, honoring programming in news, radio/podcast, web and public service.
“Lemonade draws from the prolific literary, musical, cinematic, and aesthetic sensibilities of black cultural producers to create a rich tapestry of poetic innovation,” organizers said in a statement. “The audacity of its reach and fierceness of its vision challenges our cultural imagination, while crafting a stunning and sublime masterpiece about the lives of women of color and the bonds of friendship seldom seen or heard in American popular culture.”
The other six winners in the Entertainment category are:
Better Things (FX)
Happy Valley (BBC One)
Horace and Pete (Louis C.K., Hulu)
National Treasure (Channel 4, Hulu)
Key & Peele alum Keegan-Michael Key will host the 75th annual Peabody Awards at Cipriani Wall Street in New York City on May 21. The ceremony will air on June 6 on the Pivot channel.
Lemonade is certified platinum and is considered Beyoncé’s edgiest and most personal work to date, containing themes of relationship problems, infidelity and forgiveness. Many have speculated the album is about her and Jay Z’s marriage. The two have never commented about it.
Beyoncé was nominated for an Emmy last year for co-directing the visual album but lost to Thomas Kail and Alex Rudzinski for Grease: Live. Lemonade was also nominated for Outstanding Variety Special and lost to The Late Late Show Carpool Karaoke Primetime Special.
Published at Thu, 20 Apr 2017 15:47:22 +0000
Sometimes you just have to pass out.
After her morning weigh-in, Fiona, the premature baby hippo living in the Cincinnati Zoo, is free to roam wherever she pleases along the hippo-proof areas the zoo created for her. Recently, Fiona the Hippo wandered into a shower that the zoo’s divers use. Knowing hippos prefer to be wet, Fiona’s caretaker turned on the shower and let her enjoy the cascading droplets. But Fiona might have enjoyed herself a little too much LOL!
Fiona stood in the shower for a couple of minutes before deciding she had had too much of a day already and fell asleep. Yes, Fiona the Hippo took a nap in the shower with the water running. Must be nice!
Fiona is the first Nile hippo at the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Gardens in 75 years. She weighed 29 pounds at birth, which is about 25 pounds lighter than the lowest recorded birth weight for her species. According to USA Today, she was up to 166 pounds.
Because she was too small to nurse from her mother, zoo staffers have been milking mom Bibi and feeding Fiona since she was born on Jan. 24.
Published at Thu, 20 Apr 2017 15:47:00 +0000