Now? She’s got plans for a future in music (and college too)! She said:
“I’ve been in the studio working on different songs. It’s definitely nothing like ‘Friday’ or anything I’ve put out in the past. It’s definitely pop, but I wouldn’t call it bubblegum pop. We’re really grasping from all different inspirations. There’s a little alternative influence, but at the same time, some of that really cool new alternative R&B. We’re in a super experimental phase right now, just seeing what works best.”
Wow! That’s fantastic! We love that she’s growing as an artist!
“We met through Orange. Her dear friend plays Leanne on the show. She introduced us and we’ve been together ever since. It’s been two and a half years. I proposed to her. Everyone saw how emotional I was at the SAG awards. I was so filled with love. I turned to her at the Netflix party that night and asked her to marry me. We announced it to all of our friends there. We’ve keep it pretty hush-hush ever since. But I announced it onstage last night at Lincoln Center.”
On top of that, this newly engaged couple already has some pretty epic wedding plans:
“We definitely have a few ideas. Sandra Bernhardtwill be marrying us. She’s a very close friend and she’s an officiant. We called her right away. And Jesse Tyler Ferguson will be my best man. We go way back. We want to do it in the summer so my entire cast can be thereBut there’s not enough time to get everything together for this summer. We’re thinking July 2016. We want a nice long, romantic engagement.”
Race is an issue that this needs to be talked about, and MTV is trying to get the conversation started.
This Martin LutherKing Jr. Day, for the first time in the network’s history, they’ll be airing all of their programs in black and white from 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
The goal is jar audiences enough that they’ll begin having, what MTV is calling “The Talk – candid, confident and ‘color brave’ conversations on race and bias.” It’s all a part of their Look Different anti-bias campaign.
Throughout the day, monologues from people like Kendrick Lamar, Common, Big Sean, Ava DuVernay, David Oyelowo, Penn Badgley, Jordin Sparks, Pete Wentz, Sen. Rand Paul, Rep. John Lewis, and Sen. Cory Booker will air, to help get people to discuss our differences.
We have a first look at Penn Badgley’s clip for you (above)!
MTV’s President, Stephen Freeman, talked about this, saying:
“Millennials believe strongly in fairness, but they can also find it difficult to talk openly about race – to be not simply ‘color blind’ but ‘color brave.’ Our audience is looking for a way to bring the national conversation on race into their homes and this campaign will give them a forum to express true color bravery.”
We think this is a fantastic idea, because the key to tolerance is educating ourselves and learning to celebrate our differences!
“James Bond is a total concept put together by Ian Fleming. He was white and Scottish. Period. That is who James Bond is, was. But now Sony is suggesting that the next James Bond should be Idris Elba, a black Britain, rather than a white from Scotland. But that’s not who James Bond is and I know it’s racist to probably point this out.”