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Thursday, August 17, 2017

ANTHONY SCARAMUCCI MOUTH OPEN ONCE AGAIN

Anthony Scaramucci



Anthony Scaramucci was snapped the other day at The Late Show With Stephen Colbert in New York City. As always, his mouth was wide open and had lots to say.


Tuesday, August 15, 2017

JEAN SHAFIROFF @ ANNUAL WATERMILL CENTER BENEFIT

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 THE HAMPTON'S
 
Style icon Jean Shafiroff turned heads at The 24th Annual Watermill Center Summer Benefit
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Style Icon Jean Shafiroff



Jean Shafiroff With Robert Wilson



Jean Shafiroff made a dramatic appearance at The 24th Annual Watermill Center Summer Benefit in the Hampton's. The stunning celebrity philanthropist wore a midnight blue beaded tulle couture gown by Zang Toi . Ms. Shafiroff adhered to the evenings theme "Fly Into the Sun" and the dress code requirement to wear "dark shiny matter". Her gown resembled a dark bird in flight.




The Watermill Center is a laboratory of inspiration and performance, founded by theater and visual artist Robert Wilson, which provides a unique environment for a global community of emerging and established artists and thinkers to gather and explore new ideas together. For more information go to Watermillcenter.org 



Photos By: BFA Photography


Saturday, August 12, 2017

Wednesday, August 09, 2017

THE SECRETS OF THE CHATEAU MARMONT HOTEL

Chateau Marmont




E! NEWS -- At the very top of a hill, nestled in among perfectly manicured trees and rising above the billboards and neon signs of the Sunset Strip lies a castle with a very storied history. The Chateau Marmont has graced the skyline of Los Angeles since the early 1920's, when it was built as the city's first earthquake-proof apartment building. Not more than 10 years later the hotel as we know it was founded. The building was destined for star-crossed glamour; it was modeled after a Chateau in the Loire Valley that is believed to be Leonardo Da Vinci's final resting place. Almost as soon as it opened, celebrities began flocking to its hallowed halls.



To wander the Chateau's grounds is to step into an alternate world. Tourists toting rolling luggage breathe the same air as Hollywood's biggest A-listers. The only edible items on the menu are the burger and fries, yet everyone is impossibly skinny. The pool is the center of it all, yet even on the most sweltering of days it barely feels a ripple. It's not the fanciest hotel in the city or even the neighborhood, yet multi-millionaires flock to it. The aging aesthetic only adds to its charm—and the temptation to let out one's seedier side. 



As long as stars have stayed at the Chateau they've caused trouble at the Chateau. It began in the 1930's during the height of the studio system—Greta Garbo was one of its first famous partiers. Its many tales of scandal are practically Hollywood lore by now, and must be treated as such: Rumors that have persisted for so long they feel like fact. (Modern stories, of course, are far easier to corroborate). It's said that in the 1950's James Dean jumped through a bungalow window to audition for Rebel Without a Cause, only to find the movie's director having an affair with actress Natalie Wood. Jim Morrison of The Doors has jumped off the roof, or maybe the terrace, while in an altered state. John Belushi died of a cocaine and heroin overdose. The famed fashion photographer Helmut Newton died after crashing his car on his way out of the hotel's driveway in 2004. 



But it was in the mid-2000's when the real drama started. 



Lindsay Lohan is typically the first star to come to mind when the words "Chateau Marmont" are uttered. She was a familiar face there for years, using the hotel to take magazine interviews or dine and drink with friends. In 2005 and 2006 she lived in one of the bungalows, reportedly spending up to $1 million on the nightly fees—or, rather, it's more accurate to say her stuff lived there, as she was rarely seen on the premises during that period. During a 2007 rehab stint at Promises in Malibu, she spent furloughs from the facility dining on the hotel's patio with friends. Those were perhaps her calmest days at the hotel. It's impossible to detail every fascinating thing that went down, so we'll stick to the highlights. 



While the actress was living in her bungalow (the first time around), meant to be filming Georgia Rule with Jane Fonda, her constant partying habits and subsequent late (or non-existent) arrivals to set caused the movie's producer to send a personal letter to her room at the Chateau, in which he called her a "spoiled child" among other things. The property's privacy faltered a bit, as the letter was leaked to the press immediately after it was delivered. 



Lindsay went back for a long-term stay in 2012 and went a little, well, overboard, to the tune of $46,000. She was eventually banned from the property for failing to pay any of her hotel charges, and of course the itemized list of her many expenditures wound up leaking to the press. The cost of the actual room was quite hefty, but she also spent $686 on cigarettes (that's 49 packs in 47 days), $625 on laundry services, and over $3,000 on her room's minibar. She had a single day's meal that totaled $1,400 at the restaurant and once spent over $680 on room service. 



According to the letter that the hotel sent to Lohan, they tried to request payment from her several times to no avail. The actress reportedly was under the impression that the producers of her Lifetime movie Liz & Dick, which she was filming at the time, were going to cover her lavish stay, but that didn't stop the Chateau from giving her the boot. Rumor has it that a few months later she placed a call to the hotel's owner himself to apologize and she's been off the blacklist ever since. 



Around the same time that Lindsay was making a name for herself around the Sunset Strip's hallowed grounds, another famous young star was stirring up trouble at the hotel: One Britney Spears. Most of her appearances involved run-of-the-mill parties and late-night drinks or burger runs, but in September, 2007 things went south quickly. The singer was in the midst of what we now know was a total breakdown, but at the time her bizarre behavior was still a mystery to most. On one fateful night her increasingly outrageous appearances at the Chateau got her banned for good. 



It all started when she rolled up to the property's famous restaurant looking completely out of it. According to eyewitnesses, guest began to whisper about whether she was okay, and she then proceeded to run into Victoria Beckham without even recognizing her. If giving the cold shoulder to Posh wasn't enough, she then began to smear her face with a plateful of gourmet food. The other diners quickly complained and the hotel's staff rushed her out to avoid any further disturbances, but the whole fiasco landed her on the blacklist. 



So what is it about the Chateau Marmont that makes it so easy to misbehave? The trouble seems to be by design. The rooms, once fully-outfitted homes in the long-ago apartment building, retain kitchens and sitting areas that beg for long-term (albeit highly-priced) stays. The entrance is off the main drag of Sunset Boulevard, making late night comings-and-goings more hidden from the glare of the paparazzi lens. It's an old Gothic building with walls thick enough to muffle any revelry. And the staff is famously discrete and dedicated to respecting the privacy of its inhabitants; they've even been known to ban non-famous guests for blabbing on bad behavior. Treat them right and they'll keep your dirty secrets as long as possible. 



Which means that for all the stories that have leaked to the press, all the paparazzi pictures of actors stumbling out of the bar at all hours of the night, there are dozens more that never made it to the public. If those walls could talk.

Tuesday, May 02, 2017

FASHION MODEL CARA DELEVINGNE IN NEW YORK

Cara Delevingne




Cara Delevingne was spotted in New York City yesterday.Hey, how about wearing a bra or some pasties! Cara Jocelyn Delevingne is an English fashion model and actress. She signed with Storm Model Management after leaving school in 2009.



Saturday, April 15, 2017

ROCK LEGEND GEORGE CLINTON STILL FASHION KING

George Clinton



George Clinton at "2017 Hits High Note at SESAC Pop Music Awards" at Cipriani 42nd in New York City. George really hits the high note with this outfit!




BASTILLE IN CONCERT AT THE FAMED COSMOPOLITAN

Bastille



Bastille performed at The Chelsea at The Cosmopolitan in Las Vegas, Nevada last night. Of course famed photographer Erik Kabik was there to capture this great concert.


MADAME TUSSAUDS UNVEILS NEW WAX ZOE SALDANA

Zoe Saldana




Los Angeles – Actress Zoe Saldana unveiled her wax double at Madame Tussauds Hollywood and struck a pose side-by-side with the figure. The figure is dressed in the light pink Versace dress Saldana wore to the 2015 Academy Awards which she personally donated to Madame Tussauds.



“It’s like a dream come true. I’m feeling very grateful and really humbled.” said Saldana.



Prior to the unveiling, Madame Tussauds Hollywood released the first look of its expert team of sculptors and artists capturing Zoe’s measurements and likeness, as well as selecting the perfect matching hair and eye color for her figure. The session lasted more than two hours and over 250 measurements were taken. The completed wax figure is valued at approx. $350,000.



Zoe Saldana has been widely recognized for powerful range and diverse roles with more than 50 award nominations, including NAACP Image Awards, BET Awards, MTV Awards, Teen Choice Awards and People’s Choice Awards.



Saldana is set to reprise her popular role as Gamora in GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY VOL. 2 slated for release on May 5. She is also a global fan favorite for her tent pole roles as Neytiri in the AVATAR franchise and Lieutenant Uhura in the STAR TREK franchise.



Famed Madame Tussauds Hollywood is LA’s premiere Hollywood destination offering guests the world's only opportunity to interact with incredibly lifelike iconic figures from the celebrity worlds of film, TV and music. Only at Madame Tussauds can guests "grab hold" of their favorite stars and enjoy countless interactive experiences. Lifelike figures of Lady Gaga, Taylor Swift, Selena Quintanilla and Will Smith are among the more than 125 featured figures.



For more information, visit the website at www.madametussauds.com/Hollywood on Facebook Madame Tussauds Hollywood and Twitter (@TussaudsLA)


 Photo Courtesy of: Madame Tussauds / Getty


Saturday, April 08, 2017

TYRESE IN FASHION ON STORMY NEW YORK DAY

Tyrese




Tyrese was spotted the other day in a very stormy New York City. Hey the colors are great fashion, we just hope he's not wearing real fur.


Tuesday, April 04, 2017

THE VIEW ON BILL O'REILLY SEXUAL HARASSMENT SUITS

On Set With The View Yesterday




Hot Topics: Nikki Haley Says There's 'No Love' Between US and Russia



“[President Trump will] be tough on certain things — he’ll be tough on the media ... tough on SNL ... But this is when it’s time to be tough [and] somehow he disappears!” Jedediah Bila said.







Hot Topics: White House Announces Sex Assault Awareness Month


 

Hot Topics: Bill O'Reilly Settles Sexual Harassment Lawsuits



“The reason that Bill O’Reilly still has a job is because of ad revenue," Bila said. “Money talks!”





Photo Courtesy Of: ABC / Disney

POLKA DOTTED SARAH MICHELLE GELLAR IN NYC

Sarah Michelle Gellar




Sarah Michelle Gellar was photographed yesterday in New York City and we just love her high fashion polka dot shoes! What a way to brighten up the Big Apple.



JODIE SWEETIN STILL IN NYC FASHION ON CRUTCHES

Jodie Sweetin



Jodie Sweetin was photographed on crutches yesterday in New York City. The star still was in fashion and looked great. We wish Jodie a quick recovery.



CHRISTINE LAKIN IN PURE NEW YORK CITY FASHION

Christine Lakin



Christine Lakin was in fashion and looking real good when we spotted her in New York City yesterday. We just love your smile and boots Christine!


Thursday, December 29, 2016

MSNBC: DON KING & DONALD TRUMP AT MAR-A-LAGO


Donald Trump And Don King




President-elect Donald Trump takes questions from reporters, alongside boxing promoter Don King, and insists that his business won't get in the way of presidential leadership. Catherine Rampell of the Washington Post joins MSNBC's Chris Hayes to discuss.

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

CARRIE FISHER MOM DEBBIE REYNOLDS IN HOSPITAL


UPDATE: Debbie Reynolds has died at the age of 84. The world has lost another Hollywood legend!



Debbie Reynolds & Carrie Fisher On Oprah In 2011




Famed legend Debbie Reynolds was rushed to the hospital from a home in Beverly Hills on Wednesday, just one day after the death of her daughter, "Star Wars" actress Carrie Fisher.


Reynolds was hospitalized after a call that she was having trouble breathing, two law enforcement sources familiar with the incident told NBC News.


Los Angeles Fire Department spokeswoman Margaret Stewart confirmed an adult female was transported to Cedars Sinai Medical Center "in fair to serious condition" from an address associated with Reynolds' family.


Reynolds, 84, catapulted to fame after her first leading role in 1952 at age 19, playing Kathy Selden in "Singin' in the Rain," starring alongside veterans Gene Kelly and Donald O'Connor. 


MASTERS OF ILLUSION @ BERGEN PERFORMING ARTS

Masters Of Illusion



Englewood, New Jersey - Bergen Performing Arts Center located at 30 North Van Brunt Street in Englewood, New Jersey presents Masters of Illusion-Thursday, February 9, 2017 at 8PM. Purchase tickets at www.ticketmaster.com or by calling bergenPAC’s Box Office at 201.227.1030.



Masters of Illusion


Believe the impossible! The hit television series, Masters of Illusion, breaks out of the box and into bergenPAC. Whether in Las Vegas or on television, magic has never been hotter. Nothing beats the experience of seeing a magic show in person. Audience members will marvel at the huge production values and be drawn in by the immediacy of a live performance. It's the time honored art of the master illusionist combined with the speed and modern design of the 21st century.



You'll see grand illusions, levitating women, appearances and vanishes, escapes, comedy magic, sleight of hand and beautiful dancers...everything you could possibly imagine and performances that you never dreamed possible - all rolled up into a live show.



And it's all LIVE! No camera tricks, no computer graphics-just amazing illusions in real time in front of a live audience. It's a world-class live event coming to bergenPAC!



bergenPAC

30 North Van Brunt Street

Englewood, NJ 07631
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Photo Courtesy Of: Bergen PAC


Friday, December 16, 2016

PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA EBONY COMMEMORATIVE

President Barack Obama In Ebony




CHICAGO -- To mark the political ascent and enduring legacy of President Barack H. Obama, EBONY has published a special commemorative edition, “Hail to the Chief: Saluting Eight Years of Excellence.” This stylish, thought-provoking issue (83 pages; $10.99) is a unique collection of exclusive photographs, archival EBONY articles and hard-hitting analyses from leading African-American writers including award-winning poet, author and civil rights activist, Nikki Giovanni; MSNBC award-winning journalist Joy-Ann Reid; culturally astute critic Eric Deggans; pop culture pundit TourĂ©; and New York Times best-selling author Baratunde Thurston.

“Our readers know the utter importance of simple images of Obama and the first family in a White House that had been very literal with respect to its previous inhabitants,” says Kyra Kyles, editor-in-chief of EBONY. “But our team went well beyond the aesthetics and recruited the most sought-after Black thought leaders to candidly discuss the social context around his administration, his achievements over two terms and the impact he will have as our first but hopefully not our last.”


Among the highlights:



Editor’s Letter: EIC Kyles bids adieu to President Barack Obama in this touching reflection on his absolute grace under partisan fire.

Poetic Justice: Nikki Giovanni pens an exclusive poem for EBONY capturing the essence of the first African-American president.

The Legacy: From his electrifying ascent to the legislative imprint he leaves behind, EBONY examines President Obama’s undeniable impact on health care, race relations, gay and women’s rights.

The Love: We examine the love shared by President Barack and First Lady Michelle Obama and its impact on uplifting Black families.

The Look: By combining haute couture with dashes of attainable attire, the first family embraced the power of fashion.

The Laughs: He could have occasionally been dubbed “comic-in-chief.” A look at Obama’s best clapbacks.

Famous Farewells: Supporters ranging from members of Congress to well-known entertainers offer their thanks and words of encouragement to the 44th U.S. president.



EBONY’s commemorative special commemorative edition will be available December 20 for purchase on newsstands only.



ABOUT EBONY 



EBONY is the No. 1 source for an authoritative perspective on the multidimensional African-American community. The EBONY brand, including print and digital, reaches over 10.7 million readers monthly. Our media reflects the cross section of Black America as delivered by our best thinkers, trendsetters, activists, celebrities and next-generation leaders. EBONY ignites conversation, promotes empowerment and celebrates aspiration. EBONY magazine is the heart, soul and pulse of Black America, and a catalyst for reflection and progression. Follow and engage with us: @EbonyMag on Twitter, EbonyMag on Facebook, EbonyMag.Tumblr.com on Tumblr, and Ebony.com on the Web. We are not “new Black” nor “old Black”; we are ALL Black!



​ Cover Photo Credit: Dudley Brooks

Monday, November 28, 2016

DR. JILL STEIN GUESTS ON WEDNESDAY'S 'THE VIEW'

Dr. Jill Stein



‘The View’ welcomes Jill Stein for her first appearance on the ABC talk show, WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 30 (11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. EDT). The Green Party Presidential candidate will discuss her decision to raise funds for a recount of the election results in the key states of Michigan, Wisconsin and Pennsylvania.



“The View” (11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. EDT) is the place to be heard, with live broadcasts five days a week. Candi Carter serves as executive producer, with Brian Teta as co-executive producer. “The View” is directed by Sarah de la O.



For breaking news and updated videos, follow “The View” (@theview) and Whoopi Goldberg (@whoopigoldberg), Joy Behar (@joyvbehar), Candace Cameron Bure (@candacecbure), Paula Faris (@paulafaris), Sara Haines (@sarahaines), Raven-SymonĂ© (@ravensymone), Jedediah Bila (@jedediahbila) and Sunny Hostin (@sunny) on Twitter.


 

Friday, November 25, 2016

BRADY BUNCH STAR FLORENCE HENDERSON DEAD

Florence Henderson



I am really saddened by the news that Florence Henderson has died. She was a old time legend with class who I just loved to photograph. 


Many times I was on a photo shoot and there was Florence. I photographed her on Broadway, at Macy's and many other places around New York City. I even photographed her on a Brady Bunch cruise around Manhattan with most of the cast. She was a very kind lady and most of all, I always felt good being around her. Once again we have lost a angel!




NBC NEWS -- Florence Henderson, who wrangled six unruly kids in a blended family on TV's "The Brady Bunch," died Thursday night in Los Angeles at 82, her manager confirmed.



Kayla Pressman, Henderson's manager, said the actress died of heart failure surrounded by family and friends.



At the time of her death, Henderson was hosting a talk show, "The Florence Henderson Show," and a cooking show, "Who's Cooking With Florence Henderson," on Retirement Living TV — showcasing the versatility that kept her in the public eye for decades.



She started in show business as a singer and soon moved into acting, studying at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York. She was soon starring in musicals — notably the touring production of "Oklahoma!" — and she made her Broadway debut at age 18 in the 1952 musical "Wish You Were Here."



Beginning in 1954, Henderson gave almost 1,000 performances playing the title role in the Broadway hit "Fanny."




TV soon took notice. Henderson was one of what were then called "Today Girls," delivering the weather on NBC's TODAY.




But by far her best-known role was that of Carol Brady, which aired from 1969 to 1974 in its original format and never really went away. "The Brady Bunch Hour" aired 1977, followed by "The Brady Brides" in 1981 and "The Bradys" in 1990.



Maureen McCormick, who starred as daughter Marcia Brady, called Henderson "a dear friend for so very many years" on Twitter early Friday.



The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences called Henderson "one of the truly great entertainers," saying in a statement: "Florence was not only America's favorite TV mom, but television royalty as the first Today Show Girl on NBC to her own daytime talk show and, of course, the iconic role of Mrs. Brady on 'The Brady Bunch.'"



In her autobiography, "Life Is Not a Stage," Henderson admitted having cheated on her first husband, Ira Bernstein, whom she married in January 1956. One of her affairs, she wrote, was with John Lindsay, the dashing mayor of New York City during the 1960s.



Henderson and Bernstein, who had four children, divorced in 1985. Henderson later married hypnotherapist John Kappas, who died in 2002.



Tuesday, July 26, 2016

MICHELLE OBAMA SPEECH AT DEMOCRATIC CONVENTION


Michelle Obama At Democratic Convention




(CHEERS, APPLAUSE) Thank you all. Thank you so much. You know, it’s hard to believe that it has been eight years since I first came to this convention to talk with you about why I thought my husband should be president.

(CHEERS, APPLAUSE)

Remember how I told you about his character and convictions, his decency and his grace, the traits that we’ve seen every day that he’s served our country in the White House?

(CHEERS, APPLAUSE)

I also told you about our daughters, how they are the heart of our hearts, the center of our world. And during our time in the White House, we’ve had the joy of watching them grow from bubbly little girls into poised young women, a journey that started soon after we arrived in Washington.

OBAMA: When they set off for their first day at their new school, I will never forget that winter morning as I watched our girls, just 7 and 10 years old, pile into those black SUVs with all those big men with guns.

(LAUGHTER)

And I saw their little faces pressed up against the window, and the only thing I could think was, what have we done?

(LAUGHTER)

See, because at that moment I realized that our time in the White House would form the foundation for who they would become and how well we managed this experience could truly make or break them. That is what Barack and I think about every day as we try to guide and protect our girls through the challenges of this unusual life in the spotlight, how we urge them to ignore those who question their father’s citizenship or faith.

(CHEERS, APPLAUSE)

How we insist that the hateful language they hear from public figures on TV does not represent the true spirit of this country.

(CHEERS, APPLAUSE)

How we explain that when someone is cruel or acts like a bully, you don’t stoop to their level. No, our motto is, when they go low, we go high.

(CHEERS, APPLAUSE)

With every word we utter, with every action we take, we know our kids are watching us. We as parents are their most important role models. And let me tell you, Barack and I take that same approach to our jobs as president and first lady because we know that our words and actions matter, not just to our girls, but the children across this country, kids who tell us I saw you on TV, I wrote a report on you for school.

Kids like the little black boy who looked up at my husband, his eyes wide with hope and he wondered, is my hair like yours?

And make no mistake about it, this November when we go to the polls that is what we’re deciding, not Democrat or Republican, not left or right. No, in this election and every election is about who will have the power to shape our children for the next four or eight years of their lives.

(CHEERS, APPLAUSE)

And I am here tonight because in this election there is only one person who I trust with that responsibility, only one person who I believe is truly qualified to be president of the United States, and that is our friend Hillary Clinton.

(CHEERS, APPLAUSE)

That’s right.

(CHEERS, APPLAUSE)

See, I trust Hillary to lead this country because I’ve seen her lifelong devotion to our nation’s children, not just her own daughter, who she has raised to perfection…

(CHEERS, APPLAUSE)

…but every child who needs a champion, kids who take the long way to school to avoid the gangs, kids who wonder how they’ll ever afford college, kids whose parents don’t speak a word of English, but dream of a better life, kids who look to us to determine who and what they can be.

You see, Hillary has spent decades doing the relentless, thankless work to actually make a difference in their lives…

(CHEERS, APPLAUSE)

…advocating for kids with disabilities as a young lawyer, fighting for children’s health care as first lady, and for quality child care in the Senate.

And when she didn’t win the nomination eight years ago, she didn’t get angry or disillusioned.

(CHEERS, APPLAUSE)

Hillary did not pack up and go home, because as a true public servant Hillary knows that this is so much bigger than her own desires and disappointments.

(CHEERS, APPLAUSE)

So she proudly stepped up to serve our country once again as secretary of state, traveling the globe to keep our kids safe.

And look, there were plenty of moments when Hillary could have decided that this work was too hard, that the price of public service was too high, that she was tired of being picked apart for how she looks or how she talks or even how she laughs. But here’s the thing. What I admire most about Hillary is that she never buckles under pressure. She never takes the easy way out. And Hillary Clinton has never quit on anything in her life.

(CHEERS, APPLAUSE)

And when I think about the kind of president that I want for my girls and all our children, that’s what I want.

OBAMA: I want someone with the proven strength to persevere, someone who knows this job and takes it seriously, someone who understands that the issues a president faces are not black and white and cannot be boiled down to 140 characters.

(CHEERS, APPLAUSE)

Because when you have the nuclear codes at your fingertips and the military in your command, you can’t make snap decisions. You can’t have a thin skin or a tendency to lash out. You need to be steady and measured and well-informed.

(CHEERS, APPLAUSE)

I want a president with a record of public service, someone whose life’s work shows our children that we don’t chase form and fortune for ourselves, we fight to give everyone a chance to succeed.

(CHEERS, APPLAUSE)

And we give back even when we’re struggling ourselves because we know that there is always someone worse off. And there but for the grace of God go I.

I want a president who will teach our children that everyone in this country matters, a president who truly believes in the vision that our Founders put forth all those years ago that we are all created equal, each a beloved part of the great American story.

(CHEERS, APPLAUSE)

And when crisis hits, we don’t turn against each other. No, we listen to each other, we lean on each other, because we are always stronger together.

(CHEERS, APPLAUSE)

And I am here tonight because I know that that is the kind of president that Hillary Clinton will be. And that’s why in this election I’m with her.

(CHEERS, APPLAUSE)

You see, Hillary understands that the president is about one thing and one thing only, it’s about leaving something better for our kids. That’s how we’ve always moved this country forward, by all of us coming together on behalf of our children, folks who volunteer to coach that team, to teach that Sunday school class, because they know it takes a village.

(CHEERS, APPLAUSE)

Heroes of every color and creed who wear the uniform and risk their lives to keep passing down those blessings of liberty, police officers and the protesters in Dallas who all desperately want to keep our children safe.

(CHEERS, APPLAUSE)

People who lined up in Orlando to donate blood because it could have been their son, their daughter in that club.

(CHEERS, APPLAUSE)

Leaders like Tim Kaine…

(CHEERS, APPLAUSE)

…who show our kids what decency and devotion look like.

Leaders like Hillary Clinton who has the guts and the grace to keep coming back and putting those cracks in that highest and hardest glass ceiling until she finally breaks through, lifting all of us along with her.

(CHEERS, APPLAUSE)

That is the story of this country, the story that has brought me to this stage tonight, the story of generations of people who felt the lash of bondage, the shame of servitude, the sting of segregation, but who kept on striving and hoping and doing what needed to be done so that today I wake up every morning in a house that was built by slaves.

(CHEERS, APPLAUSE)

And I watch my daughters, two beautiful, intelligent, black young women playing with their dogs on the White House lawn.

(CHEERS, APPLAUSE)

And because of Hillary Clinton, my daughters and all our sons and daughters now take for granted that a woman can be president of the United States.

(CHEERS, APPLAUSE)

So, look, so don’t let anyone ever tell you that this country isn’t great, that somehow we need to make it great again. Because this right now is the greatest country on earth!

(CHEERS, APPLAUSE) And as my daughters prepare to set out into the world, I want a leader who is worthy of that truth, a leader who is worthy of my girls’ promise and all our kids’ promise, a leader who will be guided every day by the love and hope and impossibly big dreams that we all have for our children.

So in this election, we cannot sit back and hope that everything works out for the best. We cannot afford to be tired or frustrated or cynical. No, hear me. Between now and November, we need to do what we did eight years ago and four years ago.

(CHEERS, APPLAUSE)

We need to knock on every door, we need to get out every vote, we need to pour every last ounce of our passion and our strength and our love for this country into electing Hillary Clinton as president of the United States of America!

(CHEERS, APPLAUSE)

So let’s get to work. Thank you all and God bless.

(CHEERS, APPLAUSE)