Hollywood Live: Kim Godwin is out as president of ABC News | Star-Studded Style at Anna Wintour’s Pre-Met Gala Dinner | R. Kelly Begins Long Prison Sentence

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Kim Godwin attends the Disney 2022 Upfront presentation at Basketball City Pier 36, Tuesday, May 17, 2022, in New York. Godwin is out as ABC News president after three years as the first Black woman to lead a television network news division. On Sunday, May 5, 2024, Godwin said she was retiring from the business. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP, File)
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Kim Godwin is out as president of ABC News. She is the first African American woman to hold this position. But she’s been under fire for a while now. Back in February, ABC ushered in a new era under Debra O’Connell. O’Connell is a singer, seasoned veteran of the Disney milieu, and she’s now been installed as the overseer of the parent company’s new syndicate.

In the meantime, the National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) is taking a stand about this. They are not happy. Kim Godwin has issued a statement saying she has decided to retire from broadcast journalism. By the way, Kim is the executive behind the firing of T.J. Holmes and Amy Robach over their affair. She’s also the one who suspended Whoopi Goldberg for two weeks after she made claims that the Holocaust was not related to race.

Star-Studded Style: Jennifer Lopez, Zendaya, and Sienna Miller Shine at Anna Wintour’s Pre-Met Gala Dinner

This combination of photos shows, from left, Bad Bunny, Chris Hemsworth, Jennifer Lopez and Zendaya, will join Anna Wintour as co-chairs of this year’s Met Gala. (AP Photo)

Jennifer Lopez, Sienna Miller, and Zendaya brought their fashion A game as they arrived to Vogue editor Anna Wintour’s pre-Met Gala dinner in New York over the weekend. Zendaya and Jennifer are co-chairs for this year’s Institute Gala along with Bad Bunny and Chris Hemsworth, who by the way were both present. There is one person who has been axed from all of the Met Gala events this year. Guess who? Diddy.

R. Kelly Begins Long Prison Sentence at North Carolina’s Butner Medium Facility

R. Kelly leaves the Daley Center after a hearing in his child support case May 8, 2019, in Chicago. A federal appeals court on Friday, April 26, 2024, upheld R&B singer R. Kelly’s sex-crime conviction and 20-year sentence in his Chicago case. (AP Photo/Matt Marton, File)

Disgraced former singer R. Kelly is now serving his prison sentence in North Carolina. As of April, the 56 year old former R&B star took up residence at Butner Medium. It’s in Granville County in North Carolina. We have no idea when his release date is but it is pointing toward the grim possibility of him being behind bars well into his late 80s. By the way, Butner Prison is a medium security federal correction institution, according to its website.

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