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How does the saying go: Be good to the folks you meet on the way in which up, as a result of they’re the identical folks you would possibly meet on the way in which down?

Enable me to flip that and say be good to everybody — you by no means know who else may be on the up. Like means up. (And in addition to, what’s fallacious with being good?!)

That ought to be our new “Creed.” You’re about to learn why I’m patting myself on the again for that line.

From left: Michael B. Jordan, as Adonis Creed, and Jonathan Majors, as Damian Anderson, in a scene from

Michael B. Jordan is killing it in Hollywood.

Not solely is he starring in “Creed III,” however he additionally directed the most recent installment within the fashionable boxing film franchise.

Jordan has come a good distance from his breakout function as Wallace within the critically acclaimed HBO collection “The Wire” (HBO is owned by CNN’s mother or father firm, Warner Bros. Discovery) and even farther from his faculty days in Newark, New Jersey.

Radio present host Lore’l lately discovered how far.

Identified for each “The Morning Hustle” radio present and the podcast “The Undressing Room,” Lore’l shared lately that she had gone to highschool with Jordan and “we teased him all of the rattling time as a result of his identify was Michael Jordan.”

Quick ahead to the purple carpet for the “Creed III” premiere, the place she discovered herself interviewing her former classmate —and reminding him that they went again.

Jordan remembered.

“Oh yeah,” he mentioned. “I used to be the corny child, proper?”

“I didn’t say that,” Lore’l pushed again whereas laughing a tad nervously, rapidly including that Jordan is “clearly killing issues out right here” and is “not corny anymore.”

Cautionary story of us: yesterday’s cornball might develop as much as change into tomorrow’s celebrity.

Selena Gomez attends the 80th Annual Golden Globe Awards on January 10 in Beverly Hills, California.

Talking of reunions, Selena Gomez lately had one together with her former “Wizards of Waverly Place” costars Jennifer Stone and David DeLuise and shared some truths I feel many individuals can relate to.

The trio received again collectively for an episode of the “Wizards of Waverly Pod” podcast. There, Gomez talked about drifting away from the folks she had spent 4 years with on the Disney present as she went on to change into a fair larger star.

“I feel I slowly grew to become sort of shamed,” she mentioned. “I felt ashamed of the choices that I made. I didn’t need you guys to see me within the state that I used to be in, as a result of A, you’ll have advised me the reality — which terrifies me — and B, I didn’t need to allow you to down.”

Who amongst us hasn’t let relationships falter and felt unhealthy about it? Glad they received to reconnect and discuss it out.

Kali Uchis performs during the Outside Lands Music and Arts Festival at Golden Gate Park on August 6, 2022 in San Francisco.

Colombian-American singer and songwriter Kali Uchis is a vibe.

A mixture of experimental pop, soul and R&B, her music has attracted a cadre of followers who check with themselves because the “Kuchis.” That alone ought to inform you an awesome deal.

Dropping later this week, her third album, “Purple Moon in Venus,” is centered on love and self-worth.

“Once I appeared on the whole physique of labor, I noticed a whole lot of the message was centered round figuring out your self,” Uchis advised Pitchfork. “Love, clearly, however all of the totally different features of affection — whether or not it’s releasing any person with love, calling love into your life, or self-love.”

“Purple Moon in Venus” is out now.

Riley Keough in a scene from

‘Daisy Jones & The Six’

Sadly, Riley Keough has been within the headlines lately due to the tragic loss of life of her mom, Lisa Marie Presley.

However alongside Sam Claflin, Suki Waterhouse and Camila Morrone, amongst others, the actress is now starring in new restricted collection “Daisy Jones & The Six,” based mostly on the novel of the identical identify by Taylor Jenkins Reid. It follows the age-old story of the rise and eventual breakup of a preferred band; those that have learn the novel (that may be me) have been eagerly awaiting its adaptation for the small display.

The collection’ first few episodes can be found on Amazon Prime Video now.

Chris Rock performs during his

‘Chris Rock: Selective Outrage’

Let’s be sincere: folks aren’t going to be tuning into this dwell comedy particular a lot as a result of it’s making historical past, however as a result of they need to hear what Chris Rock has to say in regards to the Oscars slap seen and heard world wide.

That mentioned, Rock is certain to have a lot to say about different subjects — he’s been on tour fine-tuning his materials since final 12 months. And if that’s not sufficient, there’s a pre-show that includes extra marquee comics together with Wanda Sykes, Arsenio Corridor, Leslie Jones, Amy Schumer, Jerry Seinfeld and Sarah Silverman.

All of it begins streaming at 9:30 p.m. EST Saturday on Netflix.

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