She is the only female artist to have number one singles as a solo artist; as the other half of a duet (Lionel Richie); as a member of a trio; and as an ensemble member (We are the World-USA for Africa). In 1976, Ross was named the "Female Entertainer of the Century" by Billboard magazine. In 1993, the Guinness Book of World Records declared her the most successful female music artist in history, due to her success in the United States and United Kingdom for having more hits than any female artist in the charts, with a career total of 70 hit singles with her work with the Supremes and as a solo artist. She had a top 10 UK hit in every one of the last five decades, and sang lead on a top 75 hit single at least once every year from 1964 to 1996 in the UK, a period of 33 consecutive years and a record for any performer.
Thats just a snippet of her Wikipedia… Diana Ross is an international icon. Ross rose to fame as the lead singer of the vocal group, The Supremes, who during 1960s became Motown’s most successful act and are the best charting female group in US history, as well as one of the world’s best selling girl group of all time!
Okay there’s a lot to unpack. This is more like a docu-series than a youtube channel I think. I personally was obsessed with Ross as a teenager, I still am. She stared in the Wiz and the film “Lady Sings The Blues” in 1972 that are two of my favorite films. The soundtrack Lady Sings the Blues became a number one hit and the reason I was suspended sophomore year in high school. I got caught listening to this album during math class. Pretty punk lol
Diana Ross is classic music industry history, drama, and secrets!
Though she herself denies it, she’s is credited with discovering The Jackson 5. Major Stuff. There’s too much so I’ll just give some interesting facts. She actually went to school to become a fashion designer and graduated from Cass Tech in 1962. Ross also worked at Hudson's Department Store where it has been claimed in biographies, she was the first black employee "allowed outside the kitchen".
At fifteen, Ross joined the Primettes, a sister group of a male vocal group called the Primes, before the Supremes.
Gordy renamed the group Diana Ross & the Supremes, making it easier to charge a larger performance fee for a solo star and a backing group, as it did for other renamed Motown groups. If you don’t know who “Gordy” is… then google MOTOWN..
Smokey Robinson was a neighbor! She got booed at a funeral, A Supremes reunion didn’t go very well..She was supposed to star in the movie The Bodyguard. She performed for nearly a half a million people in Central Park.
Ross and Cher were friends until she stole Cher’s boyfriend Gene Simmons! The bass guitarist and singer from the band kiss. Ross and Simmons dated from 1980 to 1983. She has been nominated for 12 Grammy awards but never won until 2012. She received a Lifetime Achievement Award.
Not many artists can claim a career that spans six decades, but singer Diana Ross can. She is music royalty! She is Royalty!
Would Michelle Obama sell out stadiums if Diana Ross hadn’t been there first? Would Beyonce? Oprah Winfrey once said Diana Ross ‘was magical to me because I had never seen black women on television, or anywhere for that matter. Who conveyed such glamour and such grace.” Diana Ross is historic. I remember being in awe of her. Her humor, smile, and confidence, have always been magnetic to me. On the album Lady Sings the Blues she stops a song mid way to start again and I remember thinking to myself.. The coolest woman in the world.
Morticia Addams of course is a fictional character from The Addams family TV and film series. She was created by cartoonist Charlie Addams and was based on his first wife, Barbara Jean Day. Legend.
Morticia is described as a witch who is very slim, has extremely pale skin, and long straight black hair. She commonly wears black to match her shiny hair. According to Wednesday, her disturbed daughter, Morticia applies baking powder to her face instead of actual makeup. She frequently enjoys cutting the buds off of roses, which she discards (keeping only the stems), likes cutting out paper dolls with three heads and making sweaters with three arms, and cooking unusual concoctions for her husband.
In 2009, she was included in Yahoo!'s Top 10 TV Moms from Six Decades of Television and AOL named her one of the 100 Most Memorable Female TV Characters.
I wish I could watch Morticia right now on her perfectly curated self help/camgirl Twitch account. She’d for sure be on Twitch. Her absence of fear but dark passion during this un-settling time would be illuminating. That pinch of morbid humor personally feels even more needed to stay sane. I would also very much like to watch her gardening suggestions, beauty tutorials, at home craft projects, and self made mask ideas.
She adored her husband Gomez, as deeply as he did for her and I would pay extra for some late night sex videos and relationship tips from the both of them. Her loyalty to her family goes beyond sanity and I love her for it. I would also love to watch her feed her personal pet Cleopatra, a fictitious breed of carnivorous plant called an African Strangler, to which she feeds hamburgers and other various meat. Or watch her strumming a Japanese shamisen, of course she was musically inclined duh-She’s perfect.
She seems to have a healthy but freaky sex life and her kids seem like they could survive anything. I’m not a parent but I’m pretty sure she’d have some great suggestions on how to keep your kids alive without them killing you vlogs. Oh Morticia, how can I be as strong as you? What is in your drink? Her overall aloof outlook and dislike for happy social gatherings makes her a role model for us all right now. Stay creepy and freaky out there.
Christopher Walken is an American actor, singer, comedian, director, producer, screenwriter, and dancer, who has appeared in more than 100 films and television programs that I’m not going to list. I’ll give you just a few fun facts. He was Born in Astoria, New York. When he was 15, a girlfriend showed him a photo of Elvis Presley which inspired him to change his hairstyle to imitate Presley and he has not changed it since. As a teenager, he worked as a lion tamer in a circus. He attended Hofstra University, but dropped out after one year, having gotten a role in an off Broadway revival alongside Liza Minnelli! Wild!
He initially trained as a dancer at the Washington Dance Studio before moving on to acting. He prefers to be known informally as Chris instead of Christopher. Walken won an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor in Michael Cimino’s 1978 film THE DEER HUNTER. In 1992, Walken appeared in Madonna’s controversial coffee table book SEX and the music video for her hit single, "Bad Girl" (directed by David Fincher) He’s been married forever with no children. The quiet couple have a cat named Bowtie, and their previous cat was named Flapjack. They live in Connecticut.
Lastly, Walken was one of the last people to see actress Natalie Wood alive before her drowning on November 29, 1981, while on a weekend boating trip near Catalina Island.
I would gladly pay for his Patreon account where I assume all proceeds go to helping animals and young artists during this critical time.
Watching him make pancakes for his wife… Talk about his role in Batman Returns....Maybe even a little dancing around his garden would lift my spirits and boredom.
His voice is as soothing as it is funny... it makes me frustrated and giddy with his long pauses yet, I’m waiting on every word. I would like him to read short stories and have his cat awkwardly enter the frame to block the camera. In a time of chaos Christopher or Chris, is my calm. Actually his real name is Ronald.
He makes me feel at ease. The tall striking man I’ve grown up watching in some of my favorite movies usually playing the villain but he’s really our hero. I can’t decide if he’d be in a bathrobe or perfectly groomed and well dressed for his first episode or perhaps it would vary keeping us all more engaged.
I love you Walken.