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POP INTERVIEW: Gloria Loring: “Days” Actress Extraordinaire (AKA. Robin Thicke’s Mom!)

Her son, Robin, is riding the Top 40 with his summer hit, “Blurred Lines.” Before he ever joined up with Pharell, his mom ruled the soaps on Days of Our Lives during the 80’s.

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Her son, Robin, is riding the Top 40 with his summer hit, “Blurred Lines.” Before he ever joined up with Pharell, his mom ruled the soaps on Days of Our Lives during the 80’s. A singer herself, she had a chart topper with “Friends and Lovers” and guest starred on shows such as Beverly Hills, 90210Saved by the Bell and Fantasy Island. Loring’s book, Coincidence Is God’s Way of Remaining Anonymous, will be published this fall, and you can download her newest songs and old favorites on GloriaLoring.com.

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Why weren’t you in the “Blurred Lines” music video? No sarcasm involved here. You would have been either great dancing or able to do something really funny in embarrassing your son in front of all those pretty women. I would have done the latter had I been in that situation!
I would never have thought of embarrassing my son, because there’s nothing to be embarrassed about. For me the video is about the way men project their fantasies onto beautiful women. Nothing wrong with that as long as they know how to take “no” for an answer. When I saw the video I told Robin how much I loved its playful nature. And I also loved knowing that Paula gave it her approval and that the director was a woman!

Robin appears on your album in a duet. Is it difficult recording a song with a family member?
No, not difficult at all. It was a very happy occasion, and I loved matching his vocal quality, finding the blend.

I never knew until now that you sang “The Facts of Life” theme song. I’m kind of embarrassed: I love singing it every so often when I’m alone. Do a lot of people come up to you and confess how much they love it too? The show is always in reruns gaining young fans.
I know! It’s been on the air more than 30 years. People are often surprised that I had a hand in writing it and that it’s my voice they’ve been listening to all this time.

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Will you ever return to soap operas?
My new manager is intent on it! I actually think it would be fun. It’s familiar territory and I know I would enjoy it now as I did then.

Of your many TV guest spots, which was the most fun, and which had the strangest plot?
The most challenging one was the role of the woman who accuses James Brolin of raping her after someone else does. I had to dig deep for the reality of that unbalanced mental state. The most fun was playing Richard Crenna’s wife; he was so funny and kept us laughing between takes.

You were a guest on some very fun shows. Among them, was “Playboy After Dark.” Why do you believe we don’t have a glamorous show like that on the air today? Talk shows now are actually more risqué.
I think there is lots of attention on glamour with award shows, red carpets and fashion commentary. Playboy was a product of its times and seemed adventurous then, but television has pushed those boundaries way past what I could have imagined.

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You do a lot for diabetes research. When you began volunteering for this cause, was diabetes fairly misunderstood by the public?
Yes, diabetes was a sidelined disease. All of us who have come forward and promoted the importance of research and educated self-care have brought it into the public’s view, and hastened the day when it no longer is America’s sixth leading cause of death.

What career moves are next up your sleeve?
There’s a new show we’re booking, some new music with my producer Ted Perlman, another book in the works, acting. I welcome all the creative opportunities that come my way. I plan to keep at it as long as I have breath.

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Amber Riley Performs Beautiful Tribute To Naya Rivera On ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live!’

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RIP.

Whenever Amber Riley and Naya Rivera combined their insurmountable talents on the hit show Glee there was an almost tangible magic that left fans in awe of the powerhouse duo. Playing Mercedes Jones and Santana Lopez respectively, the two characters may not have always seen eye to eye but when they joined you knew you were in for a memorable performance. It is sad to think that we will never get another “River Deep, Mountain High” or “The Boy Is Mine” moment after Rivera’s passing last month but there is something special in knowing Riley will carry the torch for her fallen costar forever.

On Thursday night introduced by guest-host Lil Rel, Riley virtually appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live!  to perform a new song from her EP entitled “A Moment” which was dedicated to Rivera. “Not too long ago we both lost a really amazing friend in a tragic accident and we both will miss her forever,” said Lil Rel. The performance is displayed in black and white and features Riley singing in front of a montage of photos of her former co-star. It is truly stunning.

Check out the tribute below.

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You Will Have Hearts In Your Eyes When You See Cardi B’s New Hair Do

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Wait till you see her WAP (Wonderfully Artistic Pigtails)

Cardi B has never shied away from a bold look and her latest hair do is proof of that.

The 27-year-old “WAP” singer…song of the year IMO…took to Instagram Tuesday night to show off her pink, heart-shaped pigtails and people are loving the look. In the short video Cardi asks fans if they would “go to the club with your hair like this” and I think we can all agree that this look would definitely turn heads at the clurb.

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The artistic hair do was crafted by Cardi’s long time longtime stylist Tokyo Stylez and took at least three hours to complete. Fans commented about how beautiful the unique hairstyle is but questioned how the rapper was going to sleep that night. Let’s hope those pigtails can be twisted off and be thrown on the nightstand.

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Check It Out, Joe Jonas Has Shocked His Fans With His New Look

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I’m a sucker for his new do.

It doesn’t matter if you are more of a “Nick” or a “Kevin” or a “Joe” when it comes to loving the Jonas Brothers. All that matters is that you all agree with me that Joe is obviously the most attractive of the three brothers and that’s just a fact. I’m sorry but I don’t make the rules.

The 31-year old stunned fans today earlier today when he debuted a shocking new look on his Instagram. Sporting a black t-shirt and those signature dark, furry-Murray eyebrows, Joe flashed his new platinum blond buzzcut. I know I might be in the minority here but I do love when these Hollywood hotties switch it up and do the blond thing. I loved it on Adam Levine. I loved it on Zac Efron. I even found myself oddly drawn to the OG platinum stud, James Michael Tyler aka Gunther from Friends.

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Perhaps the new do is a part of Joe’s daddy-makeover as he and his wife, Sophie Turner, recently welcomed their first child, Willa. A source told ET “Sophie and Joe have named their daughter Willa. The couple’s bond has gotten even stronger since the addition of their daughter. Although circumstances are different right now because of the [coronavirus] pandemic, Joe was there for the birth of his daughter. The couple is happy they now have time to spend at home with their daughter and get used to their new life together.”

Be still my heart.

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