Meet Serena’s New Baby & Beyonce, The Rock, Oprah Lend a Hand to Hurricane Victims: Celebrity Wrap Up
by TRN Staff Writers,
Serena Shares Baby Pics with Fans ‘Motherhood is exhausting’ could have been the caption in one of the first photos tennis great Serena Williams shared with the world of her newborn daughter. The superstar mom gave birth almost two weeks ago to her 6lb-14ounce bundle of joy. Looks like from her first IG post, Serena has already learned one of the joys of motherhood—hugging your precious baby and snuggling together for a little nap.
Serena announced her pregnancy back in April when the 35 year old shared the news she had been keeping a secret for as long as she could. Many were shocked especially since Williams won a grand slam while she was pregnant. Though she is loving being a new mom Williams has made it clear she intends to return to the tennis court.
As for baby Alexis’ name, Serena decided to name her firstborn after proud papa Alexis Olympia Ohanian Jr.—yes Jr.
Star Studded Telethon Raises Over $40 Million for Hurricane Harvey Victims
Hurricane Harvey made history as it destroyed homes and lives when it slammed into the U.S. The category 4 storm made landfall in Louisiana and parts of Texas causing an estimated $70-200 billion in damages and claimed 71 lives.
The storm made history again when TV networks and stars came together for a telethon to help victims of Hurricane Harvey. Stevie Wonder, Oprah Winfrey, Beyonce, Jamie Foxx, Will Smith and Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson were just a few of the stars who joined the “Hand-In-Hand: A Benefit for Hurricane Relief” telethon.
Houston native Beyonce gave a pre-recorded passionate plea for help saying, “During a time where it’s impossible to watch the news without seeing violence or racism in this country, just when you think it couldn’t possibly get worse, natural disasters take precious life, do massive damage and forever change lives. Natural disasters don’t discriminate. They don’t see if you’re an immigrant, black or white, Hispanic or Asian, Jewish or Muslim, wealthy or poor. It doesn’t matter if you’re from Third Ward or River Oaks, we’re all in this together. Seeing everyone of different racial, social and religious backgrounds put their own lives at risk to help each other survive, restored my faith in humanity.”
Soul stirring performances were given by artists like Wonder who performed “Lean on Me” and Cece Winans joined Demi Lovato, Darius Rucker and others for a rendition of “With a Little Help from My Friends”.
If you missed the telethon, but still want to donate, you can visit Hand In Hand online or you can call 1-800-258-6000 or simply text “GIVE” to 80077 to make a donation.