People: Warwick to receive Marian Anderson Award

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Warwick to receive Marian Anderson Award

Dionne Warwick will be honored with an award named for a pioneering opera singer.

The Marian Anderson Award is given in Philadelphia to "critically acclaimed artists who have impacted society in a positive way." Anderson was the first black singer to perform at the Metropolitan Opera.

Mayor Jim Kenney announced Thursday that the five-time Grammy winner will receive the award at a Nov. 14 ceremony.

Warwick has had 18 consecutive top 100 singles, and 20 best-selling albums, featuring her blend of pop, gospel and R&B. She has supported many philanthropic campaigns, including those battling AIDS and world hunger. She's also a champion of music education.

Previous winners include singer Patti LaBelle, music producers Kenny Gamble and Leon Huff and jazz great Wynton Marsalis.



2 Chainz takes stage in pink wheelchair

2 Chainz isn't letting a broken leg interrupt his tour plans.

The rapper rolled on stage in Tucson, Ariz., on Wednesday night seated in a pink wheelchair with his left leg extended.

2 Chainz, whose real name is Tauheed Epps, wrote on Instagram Wednesday that he broke his leg 11 days ago and had surgery the next day. He didn't say how he broke his leg.

He said a doctor suggested he cancel his tour. But Epps wrote that he thought the experience meant "God wants me to use my mind and be creative!"

Epps said he can't let his fans downs and praised his own resilience.

2 Chainz's tour of the U.S. runs through the end of next month.



'SNL Weekend Update' pokes Trump, Scaramucci

Summer vacation is over for "Saturday Night Live" and that means "Weekend Update" finally gets to weigh in on the latest commotion at the White House.

Anchor Colin Jost joked at the top of the mock newscast Thursday: "It's been a crazy year these last few weeks." He went on to lament "SNL" being on vacation for Anthony Scaramucci's brief tenure as White House communications director before "SNL" alum Bill Hader showed up to play Scaramucci.

The show touched on the Russia investigation with "SNL" cast members Alex Moffatt and Mikey Day reprising their roles as presidential sons Eric and Donald Trump Jr.

"Weekend Update: Summer Edition" runs through the end of the month.



Today's birthdays: Actor George Hamilton is 78. Singer Kid Creole is 67. Rapper Sir Mix-A-Lot is 54. Actor Peter Krause is 52. Actor Michael Ian Black ("Ed") is 46. Actress Maggie Lawson ("Psych") is 37. Actress Cara Delevingne ("Paper Towns") is 25. Actress Imani Hakim ("Everybody Hates Chris") is 24.


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