People: Drake visits Miami shelter for women, kids

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Drake visits Miami shelter for women, kids

Drake made a surprise stop at a Florida homeless shelter for women and children, bringing a $50,000 check and toys and games for the kids.

A news release from Miami's Lotus Village said Drake visited on Tuesday to support families who moved into the nonprofit's new shelter one week ago. Drake passed out $150 Target gift cards for the female residents.

The singer was in town shooting a music video. He made a pit stop at a local high school on Monday, performing for students and leaving them a $25,000 check for school uniforms.The homeless shelter is trying to raise $25 million to expand its reach and become a national model for curbing homelessness among women and children. Its services include a community clinic, children's wellness center, yoga and a Zen garden.



Jim Carrey: Yank your Facebook account

Delete your account.

That's what Jim Carrey says Facebook users should do, as the actor looks to pull the mask off fake news.

The star of "Ace Ventura: Pet Detective" and "The Mask" said on Twitter on Tuesday that he's dumping his Facebook stock and deleting his page because the social media giant profited from Russian interference in the U.S. presidential election via spreading false news with Russian origins, and says the company is still not doing enough to stop it. The 56-year-old Carrey encouraged other investors and users to do the same. He ended his tweet with the hashtag "unfriendfacebook."

Facebook has not responded to Carrey's tweet, but founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg has said stemming the flow of misinformation is among the company's foremost goals.



Publisher moves up release of Comey memoir

Noting that the FBI is "under intense scrutiny," James Comey's publisher is moving up the release date of his memoir "A Higher Loyalty."

Flatiron Books told The Associated Press on Wednesday that is moving up publication from May 1 to April 17. Flatiron President Bob Miller and Publisher Amy Einhorn say that there was demand for the former FBI director to be heard amid an "urgent conversation" about the bureau. President Donald Trump and his supporters have repeatedly criticized the investigation into his campaign's alleged ties with Russian officials.

Comey was fired by Trump last May. The president initially cited Comey's handling of the probe into Democratic rival Hillary Clinton's emails. He later told NBC's Lester Holt that he was thinking of "this Russia thing."



Today's birthday:
Actor Robert Wagner is 88. Singer Roberta Flack is 81. Bassist Bob Spalding of The Ventures is 71. "Good Morning America" co-host George Stephanopoulos is 57. Actress Elizabeth Banks is 44. Actress Uzo Aduba ("Orange is the New Black") is 37. Actress Emma Roberts ("American Horror Story," ''We're the Millers") is 27. Actress Yara Shahidi ("black-ish") is 18.



— The Associated Press


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