Exciting Announcements for Disney

MTV’s Video Music Awards swag bag… Bachelorette Rachel Lindsay is married… Chris Brown is expecting a baby boy… Kanye West’s surprise Sunday service… and Exciting Announcements for Disney

If you really want to watch it, you’ll have no problem finding it. MTV’s Video Music Awards will air tonight not only on MTV, but also on MTV2, VH1, BET, CMT, Comedy Central, Logo TV, Paramount Network and TV Land. All the nominees, presenters and performers are honored to be there, of course, but come on….what they’re REALLY excited about is the swag bags! The Blast found out what’s inside this year’s VMA gift bags, which is worth thousands of dollars. They include a gift certificate to a furniture store, a visit to a wellness retreat, luggage, lots of alcohol treats, CBD products, sunglasses, jewelry, makeup, a Mr. Potato Head interactive talking toy, and a drone inspired by Fortnite and more.

Two years ago, Bachelorette Rachel Lindsay gave her final rose to Bryan Abasolo and they were finally married on Saturday at a resort in Cancun. Rachel told People that she really wanted a TV wedding at first, but then started hearing horror stories about TV weddings and decided they’d just do it on their own, without the cameras. She said, “I think that it shows to the world or Bachelor Nation that what we have is more real. We don’t need TV. We don’t need to get paid. We’re doing this because this is what we want to do. And I think it has more meaning.” And in other Bachelorette news, the same day Rachel got married, former Bachelorette JoJo Fletcher got engaged! Her fiancé Jordan Rogers proposed with a huge oval diamond and posted on Instagram, “I always wanted to re-propose, with no cameras, no producers, no drama…just us.” JoJo was completely surprised. She thought they were just going to look for potential wedding venues and she got re-engaged instead. JoJo and Jordan have been engaged for 3 years and they plan on making it official next year.

Chris Brown is reportedly expecting a baby boy with Ammika Harris. This will be his second child. His daughter Royalty is 5 already, if you can believe it! Her mama is Chris’ ex fling, Nia Guzman. Ammika reportedly is due this fall. A source told TMZ that Chris and Ammika aren’t together right now, but that she’s happy with the way Chris is treating her “financially, medically and emotionally.”

Kanye West held a surprise Sunday service in RiverScape MetroPark in Dayton, Ohio, yesterday. Back on August 4, in a little over 30 seconds, a gunman was able to kill nine people and injure 27 others before police took him out. Kim Kardashian tweeted yesterday morning, “In support of the victims and survivors of the Dayton mass shooting,” along with a link to where fans could watch a live stream of the service. Towards the end of the service, Dave Chappelle got up to speak. He told the crowd, “The best way that we can honor our fallen is by getting up better than we were before. We will not let those people die in vain.” Dave actually lives in Yellow Springs, which is about 20 miles outside of Dayton, so this shooting affected him deeply. Last night, Dave hosted a block party and benefit concert in Dayton. Some of his surprise performers included Stevie Wonder, Chance the Rapper, Teyana Taylor, and Thundercat.

Disney held its annual D23 Expo over the weekend and a ton of announcements were made. Those in the audience got a first look inside Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway, coming to Disney’s Hollywood Studios at Walt Disney World Resort in 2020 and Disneyland in 2022. Dick Van Dyke got onstage to help announce the first Mary Poppins attraction at a Disney park. It will be in the United Kingdom pavilion in Epcot. We also found out that Target and Disney are teaming up to launch 25 Disney stores within select Targets starting October 4, with 40 more opening by October of next year. It seems like people were most excited about Hilary Duff’s announcement. Fifteen years after we said goodbye to Lizzie McGuire, she is coming back to the new streaming service Disney +! Hilary said the show will pick up on Lizzie’s 30th birthday and will follow her as she takes on life in the Big Apple. No word yet on whether any of the other members of the original cast will be part of the reboot. And the audience was pumped to see the first picture of Emma Stone all dressed up as Cruella de Vil. The movie “Cruella” will in theaters May 2021.

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