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Alicia Keys Performs in ‘Late Late Show’ Parking Lot for Show’s First Drive-In Concert (Watch)

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James Corden introduces Alicia Keys at The Late Late Show’s first Drive-In Concert (Sept. 21, 2020)

*Alicia Keys made some history with her performance on “The Late Late Show” Monday night.

The singer-songwriter and her piano set up shop outside of the Television City studio to perform “Love Looks Better” off her new album ALICIA for the show’s first ever drive-in concert in the parking lot.

Audience members literally drove up to and around the stage and kept socially distant from other cars while taking in the concert.

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Shonda Rhimes Says Clash Over Disneyland Ticket Lead to ABC Exit: ‘I Felt Like I Was Dying’

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*Shonda Rhimes has detailed her decision to leave ABC and the straw that broke the camel’s back was a request for a Disneyland pass.

For 15 years, Rhymes created TV magic (and made history) at the network, with shows like “Grey’s Anatomy,” “Scandal,” and “How to Get Away with Murder.” She reportedly make more than $2 billion for Disney, but had a constant battle with ABC, which is owned by the studio. The writer producer tells The Hollywood Reporter that her creativity was limited at the network

“I felt like I was dying,” she said of her work producing nearly 70 hours of annual television. “Like I’d been pushing the same ball up the same hill in the exact same way for a really long time.”

The final nail in the coffin was hammered in 2017, over a pass to Disneyland. 

READ MORE: Black Woman Dubbed Trump’s ‘Nodding Lady’ Claims Trolls Are Targeting Her Employees

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Here’s more from Us Weekly:

As part of her contract, the showrunner had an all-inclusive pass and had negotiated a second one for her nanny. However, her pass was not interchangeable so when her sister needed one to take Rhimes’ daughter to the park, she had to go back and forth with the network and was told, “We never do this” multiple times.

The park eventually issued her an extra pass — which would have cost $154 — but it didn’t work when her family arrived at the park. Rhimes then called a “high-ranking executive,” who allegedly asked her, “Don’t you have enough?”

With that, she called her lawyer and asked to exit ABC to go to Netflix. Rhimes later inked a deal with the streaming giant worth $150 million.

In August, she announced her new deal, saying, “Shondaland’s move to Netflix is the result of a shared plan [Netflix CEO] Ted Sarandos and I built based on my vision for myself as a storyteller and for the evolution of my company.”

Her statement continued, “Ted provides a clear, fearless space for creators at Netflix. He understood what I was looking for—the opportunity to build a vibrant new storytelling home for writers with the unique creative freedom and instantaneous global reach provided by Netflix’s singular sense of innovation.”

Shonda’s first two projects with Netflix include a documentary about Hollywood icon Debbie Allen (releasing Nov. 27) and the period drama “Bridgerton” (releasing Dec. 25).

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Black Woman Dubbed Trump’s ‘Nodding Lady’ Claims Trolls Are Targeting Her Employees

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*The Black woman who was in President Trump’s camera shot at last week’s Town Hall on NBC, nodding in agreement with just about everything he said, became instafamous and the target of Anti-Trump trolls. 

Mayra Joli, the Miami lawyer who the Internet dubbed “nodding lady,” said her employees have been receiving hate messages urging them to quit. 

“The more they trashed him, the more I wanted to find out more about him, and I’ve been supporting him since. The rest is history,” Joli told Fox News. “Donald Trump taught me that I cannot just be silent, and I have to think for myself.”

Since the event, Joli said her employees have received phone calls from friends and family urging them to quit because of her political views.

READ MORE: Miami Cop Goes Viral for Wearing Pro-Trump Mask at Voting Site

“Nobody can call an employer to fire me. What they’re doing is calling my employees so they quit,” Joli said. 

“They start sending other [messages] saying, ‘I can’t believe you’re working for that person. I thought you were better,’” she added. “I am a fighter, but [my employees] have a private life. They aren’t used to this commotion.”

Haters are also targeting her business in online reviews. 

“Somebody’s going to see that review, then see the career I’ve led helping people, so I don’t need that client,” Joli said.

As a native of the Dominican Republic who transplanted to the U.S., Joli claims America “gave me everything my country couldn’t give me, but I didn’t escape my country,” said Joli, who worked at Hooters before completing her law degree. “I left my country because the corruption was larger than the island itself.”

Joli came to America in the ’90s and donated to Hillary Clinton’s 2016 campaign.

As an attorney, she has encountered more and more undocumented immigrants trying to become naturalized citizens.

“They were coming to me, telling me, ‘I want to fix my situation because of Donald Trump.’ I told them, ‘No, you want to fix your situation because of you.’ The fact that Donald Trump is the president means nothing because with or without Donald Trump … nothing will change. It just prolongs your agony. You have to find a way to fix it, and that’s why attorneys are there,” Joli said.

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‘Love After Lockup’ Exclusive Clip: Chanda Finally Calls Tyrice [WATCH]

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*The thrill is officially gone between Tyrice and his felon bae Chanda. 

In our exclusive clip for the upcoming episode of “Love After Lockup,” Tyrice expains that he hasn’t heard from Chanda in three months, ever since she got out of jail. Meanwhile, before she went ghost, Chanda admitted that she was “talking to” 9 other guys while locked up, which Tyrice was clueless about. 

His daughter, however, peeped game and told Tyrice that he was being used by Chanda, but he wasn’t trying to hear it.

After months of no calls, viewers are set to learn this week that Chanda ditched the entire production because she wasn’t feeling it. Hear her explain why she dumped Tyrice in the YouTube video above.

Elsewhere in Friday’s episode, Scott’s accusations throw Lindsey into a tailspin. Shawn impatiently waits for Destinie, and Jessica’s dad puts Maurice to the test. Dylan faces the music with his parole officer. John receives a troubling phone call that changes everything.

And how will Tyrice react when Chanda finally calls him?

Watch “Love After Lockup” Friday at 9/8c on WEtv. 

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