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#RedBullDanceYourStyle Atlanta: Uncontested Crowd Fave Prince Wayne Dishes On His Trophy-Taking Street Dancing [Exclusive]

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#RedBullDanceYourStyle Atlanta: Uncontested Crowd Fave Prince Wayne Dishes On His Trophy-Taking Street Dancing [Exclusive]

 

An uncontested crowd favorite took the top spot during a one-on-one street dance competition.

Source: Keenan Litmon / Red Bull Content Pool

On Thursday, October 7th, Red Bull Dance Your Style continued its 2021 iteration with its Atlanta debut, and the city’s Believe Music Hall was bristling with energy as onlookers witnessed dancers of diverse styles face-off.

The event was hosted by Paige Shari’ Addison, Celebrity Host at REVOLT TV…

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and DJ Thrilla [below] provided a spontaneous soundtrack of mainstream hits to timeless classics for the night. The audience also enjoyed a special showcase performance by Remote Kontrol.

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Source: Keenan Litmon / Red Bull Content Pool

Following 16 rounds of electrifying 1:1 battles, the crowd hand-picked De’Wayne “Prince Wayne” Martin Jr. as the winner of the Red Bull Dance Your Style Atlanta qualifier. By securing his win, he will head to the U.S. Red Bull Dance Your Style National Finals taking place in Washington, D.C from Friday, October 22 through Saturday, October 23.

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According to Red Bull, Prince Wayne has been dancing his whole life but only began battling four years ago. Boasting a diverse repertoire of dance styles, Prince Wayne is on a journey to turn his passion into his profession and he credits dance to being his main form of creative expression, noting it helps him keep his “mind, body, soul, heart and spirit in alignment.”

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Source: Brian Hall / Red Bull Content Pool

This was Prince Wayne’s first time competing in Red Bull Dance Your Style and for his final battle, his footwork, Vogueing, and gravity-defying spins to Michael Jackson’s “Dirty Diana” and Pitbull’s “Hotel Room Service” carried him to victory. The evening’s runner-up and Wayne’s final competitor, Tracey Wong, put on an exciting show as well.

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Source: [Dancer Tracey Wong] Brian Hall / Red Bull Content Pool

After Prince Wayne’s win, the excited winner dished to BOSSIP about his trophy-taking moves while giving props to a fellow competitor.

“It was a lot of fun, I had a lot of fun,” said Prince Wayne. “I want to shoutout [dancer] Don Soup because he straight-up inspired me today. I know it’s about me right now but he was my favorite dancer of the whole night. It was a good experience and I like the music choices,” he added giving DJ Thrilla his props.

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Source: [Dancer Don Soup] Brian Hall / Red Bull Content Pool

The dancer who’s trained in dubstep, breaking, ballet, modern dance, jazz, and contemporary also revealed the “secret” to securing a win at the U.S. Red Bull BC One National Finals in D.C. later this month. 

“I’mma twerk as much as possible,” Prince Wayne jokingly told BOSSIP. “I can twerk too! I told my mom if I have to twerk, I will and I had to twerk [tonight], and it worked. Hashtag, ‘the twerk worked!’” .

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Source: Keenan Litmon / Red Bull Content Pool

The Red Bull Dance Your Style competition continues with additional regional qualifiers to follow in Memphis and Miami before the Finals. One competitor will go on to represent the U.S. at the Red Bull Dance Your Style World Finals taking place in Johannesburg, South Africa, on December 4-5. Viewers can keep up with each stop by watching the live stream on Caffeine.com.

2021 RED BULL DANCE YOUR STYLE U.S. SCHEDULE

 

Friday, 9.10 — Boston Red Bull Dance Your Style Qualifier, Tall Ship

Friday, 9.24 — Chicago Red Bull Dance Your Style Qualifier, Thalia Hall

Saturday, 10.2 — Los Angeles Red Bull Dance Your Style Qualifier, Pershing Square

Thursday, 10.7 — Atlanta Red Bull Dance Your Style Qualifier, Believe Music Hall

Sunday, 10.10 — Memphis Red Bull Dance Your Style Qualifier, Railgarten

Sunday, 10.17 — Miami Red Bull Dance Your Style Qualifier, LIIV

Friday, 10.22 – Saturday, 10.23 — Red Bull Dance Your Style National Finals USA in Washington D.C., Howard Theatre

 

For more information about where to buy tickets and event details follow the Red Bull Dance Your Style website and be sure to follow @RedBullDance on Instagram, Tik Tok, YouTube and Caffeine.

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Two Democrats Vote With GOP to Reject Biden’s Vaccine Mandates on Businesses

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Two Democrats Vote With GOP to Reject Biden’s Vaccine Mandates on Businesses

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Two Democrats crossed the aisle to rebuke the Biden administration’s vaccine mandates on businesses with over 100 employees.

Senators Joe Manchin (W.Va.) and Jon Tester (Mont.) joined all Republicans in a vote of 52-48 to pass a Senate resolution repealing vaccine mandates on private businesses on Wednesday.

Sen. Manchin had previously said he was against vaccine mandates on private businesses.

And Sen. Tester said, while he is in favor of the mRNA vaccine, a mandate on private businesses would hurt the economy.

Last night’s vote was the first congressional rebuke of Pres. Joe Biden’s vaccine mandates. He has also lost several key federal court decisions.

The House needs 218 signatures to force a floor vote, and Biden has promised to veto any Congressional effort to repeal his vaccine mandates.

Sen. Mike Braun, (R-Ind), who introduced the resolution, said Biden had no authority to impose the requirements on private businesses.

“This bipartisan vote is a crystal clear message to the @WhiteHouse: Back off, and stop this crazy federal overreach immediately,” he tweeted.

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Tags: mRNA vaccines, political news, President Joe Biden, Senate vote, vaccine mandates

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Alyssa Scott Mourns Her & Nick Cannon’s Son Zen In Touching New Tribute: ‘You Kept Me Going’

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Alyssa Scott Mourns Her & Nick Cannon’s Son Zen In Touching New Tribute: ‘You Kept Me Going’

After having a few days to process the death of her five-month-old son, Zen Cannon, Alyssa Scott took to Instagram to write a lengthy tribute to the adorable youngster.

Alyssa Scott is continuing to grieve after losing her five-month-old son, Zen Cannon, to a brain tumor. On Dec. 8, three days after Zen’s sad death, Alyssa took to Instagram to share a new video tribute to the infant, who she shares with Nick Cannon. She posted a video montage of Zen, featuring footage of him at home and in the hospital. In one clip, Alyssa’s daughter (from a previous relationship) reads to her baby brother. Another shot shows Alyssa cradling the little one on the beach, as well as in the bathtub.

Along with the videos, Alyssa also posted a heartbreaking message to share her grief. “The soreness I felt in my arm from holding you is slowly fading away,” Alyssa wrote. “It’s a painful reminder that you are no longer here. I caught myself looking in the backseat as I was driving only to see the mirror no longer reflecting your perfect face back at me. When I close a door too loudly, I hold my breath and wince knowing a soft cry will shortly folow. It doesn’t come. The silence is deafening.”

Alyssa praised Zen for battling so hard during his five months of life. “You kept me going,” she added. “It would be the middle of the night and you would smile at me. A Surge of energy would fill my body and pure joy would radiate from within me. We were a team, both determined to see it through. It feels unbearable running without you now. I can’t. And in this moment I feel myself being carried. By your sister…by God. By complete strangers encouraging me not to give up. It has been an honor and privilege being your mommy…I will love you for eternity.”

Zen was Nick’s seventh child. He shared the news of Zen’s death during an episode of his talk show on Dec. 7 after previously keeping the infant’s health issues private. Nick revealed that Zen was diagnosed with his tumor at just two months old and had previously had surgery to drain fluid from his brain. He broke down in tears as he shared the story of what happened to his youngest child.

Meanwhile, Alyssa posted several videos of Zen to her Instagram Story after Nick publicly revealed the news of his death. However, this is the first full tribute she wrote to her son on social media.

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‘And Just Like That’ Explains Samantha’s Absence & What Happened Between Her & Carrie

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The next chapter of ‘Sex and the City’ is one without Samantha. The ‘And Just Like That…’ premiere revealed what happened to Samantha and why she had a falling out with Carrie.

Ahead of And Just Like That…’s premiere, fans have been wondering: what’s going to happen to Samantha? Kim Cattrall decided not to reprise her iconic role in the new series, despite having been a core part of Sex and the City. And Just Like That… doesn’t kill Samantha off and doesn’t ignore her character whatsoever.

Where Is Samantha?

The series begins with Carrie, Charlotte, and Miranda now in their 50s. While the trio is waiting for a table, they come across Bitsy von Muffling, who asks where Samantha is. “Oh, she’s no longer with us,” Charlotte replies, which makes Bitsy think Samantha is dead. Miranda quickly chimes in to note that Samantha is very much still alive. “She’s in London,” Carrie reveals. Samantha moved to the UK for work.

Sarah Jessica Parker and Kim Cattrall in ‘Sex and the City 2.’ (Warner Bros/Courtesy Everett Collection)

Later, Miranda and Carrie have a talk about Samantha. “You know, it Is kind of like she’s dead… Samantha,” Miranda says. “We never even talk about her.”

Carrie replies, “Well, what is there to say? I told her that because of, you know, what the book business is now, it just didn’t make sense for me to keep her on as a publicist. She said ‘fine’ and then fired me as a friend.”

Miranda doesn’t think Samantha “fired” Carrie as a friend. Carrie reveals that Samantha stopped returning her calls. “You know Samantha. Her pride got damaged,” Miranda tells Carrie. Carrie explains that she’s left voicemails asking Samantha to call her back so they can “fix” this. “Look, I understand that she was upset, but I thought I was more to her than an ATM,” Carrie adds.

Miranda says, “You are. She was embarrassed.” Carrie wonders if Miranda or Charlotte has spoken to Samantha at all. Miranda admits that they’ve texted and called but never heard back. Miranda thinks maybe if Carrie reached again that maybe they could all work things out. Carrie doesn’t have much hope for that since she’s texted Samantha multiple times and gotten no response. “I always thought the four of us would be friends forever,” Carrie admits.

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Kristin Davis, Sarah Jessica Parker, Cynthia Nixon, and Kim Cattrall in ‘Sex and the City.’ (Warner Bros/Courtesy Everett Collection)

Samantha Is There For Carrie After Big’s Death

The first episode ends with Big’s tragic death after a heart attack. The second episode features Carrie planning Big’s funeral. When she shows up before the service, Carrie finds beautiful white flowers draped over Big’s casket. However, she explicitly stated that she didn’t want any flowers. The funeral directors hand her a card that came with the flowers. “Love, Samantha,” the card read. Carrie decides to keep the flowers from Samantha.

Carrie tells Miranda and Charlotte that Samantha is the one who sent the flowers. There’s a look of hope on Miranda and Charlotte’s faces. Maybe they can all reconcile after all. Later, Carrie texts Samantha to thank her for sending the flowers. Samantha doesn’t immediately respond to Carrie. Carrie knows Samantha’s gesture is proof that Samantha still cares about her. All hope is not lost. New episodes of And Just Like That… will debut Thursdays on HBO Max.

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