Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, better known as “Lou Gehrig’s Disease,” is a disease that progressively affects the body’s nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord. During the past month, there has been more awareness for this disease as people around the globe are taking the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. The challenge is where you take a bucket of ice cold water and pour it over your head. The purpose of the challenge is to raise awareness of the disease and it allows others to have a feeling of what it’s like to have the disease. The purpose of the challenge is to make one’s body numb to simulate how ALS feels. According to toofab.com, celebrities such as Will Smith, Ben Affleck, Adam Levine and Jimmy Fallon have all taken the challenge. Time Magazine wrote that the ALS Association has raised almost $80 million for this event alone.
Suge Knight Shooting
Last Saturday night at club 1OAK in Los Angeles, Chris Brown hosted a pre Video Music Award party for the 2014 MTV Music Awards. Marion Knight Jr. (otherwise known as Suge Knight) was shot six times inside the club. According to TMZ.com, Knight had to go into surgery to have three bullets removed from his body. The other three bullets were said to have passed through. It isn’t known why shots were fired, but it’s said that the shots were meant for Brown as he was the target of gang members. Knight remains in the hospital and is expected to recover.
MTV Award Show
The 2014 MTV Video Music Awards kicked off last Sunday with Ariana Grande, Nicki Minaj and Jessie J. Grande singing Ariana’s single “Break Free” and Minaj’s “Anaconda.” All three opening acts closed the opening performance with their collaboration “Bang Bang.” During the performance, Nicki had a minor wardrobe malfunction as she was holding her dress together around her chest. Throughout the night there were performances from Maroon 5, Iggy Azalea, Sam Smith, Beyoncé and Taylor Swift. Winners of the Moon Man included Fifth Harmony, Ariana Grande, Lorde and Miley Cyrus. The most profound winner of the night being Beyoncé because she was the recipient of the “Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award.” After her performance, she was presented the award by her husband, Jay-Z, and daughter, Blue Ivy, where they all shared a moment of joy. The family has been in the media a lot lately with talk of separation in their future, but as of Sunday night there wasn’t a sign of separation.