Cheddar has been covering the biggest news of the week with some of the biggest names. In case you missed it, we've pulled together some of the highlights that will keep you informed as we get ready for the week ahead.
Jamil Ghani on the Return of Amazon Prime Day
Jamil Ghani, VP of Amazon Prime, talked to Cheddar News about the amazing deals shoppers can look forward to June 12-13, during the company's Prime Day sales. Inflation does not appear to be a concern as the two-day sales bonanza approaches. "We still continue to see really strong engagement from our Prime members – that's in shopping, savings, and entertainment. And we expect that Prime Day will be no different," Ghani said.
Jeffrey Bryant Talks 'The House of LaBeija'
HBO Max will put a bow on the third season of its hit underground ballroom voguing competition show, Legendary, this weekend. The show captures performers competing in showcases for a $100,000 grand prize as the ballroom scene becomes more mainstream. Jeffrey Bryant, overseer of The House of LaBeija, joined Cheddar News this week to talk about his experience on the show and the impact it is having beyond the LGBTQ+ community. "For starters, The House of LaBeija is a civil rights house and what the House of LaBeija is based on is human rights," said LaBeija. "[Crystal LaBeija] took ballroom uptown and created it via the pageant community and she started ballroom where LGBTQ people of color actually celebrate being who they are."
Chloe Traicos Talks 'Righteous Gemstones'
Actor Chloe Traicos told us about the success of HBO Max's Righteous Gemstones. The comedy series follows a famous televangelist family known for deviance, greed, and also its charitable works. "I think it's that it's a comedy with no boundaries. I think it's a comedy that is so funny and there's nothing sacred about it, and I think that's what people want to see. I think people need comedy like that," Traico said.
Ignacio Meyer, EVP of music and non-scripted entertainment at Univision, stopped by Cheddar News to talk about Juventud 2022. The award show celebrates artistry of Latin musicians, fashionistas, and actors. This year, the celebration will take place in Puerto Rico – marking the first time it's been held outside of Miami. "Celebration and passion are a definition of Puerto Rico. Celebration and passion are a definition of our culture. They're a definition of our music. Puerto Rico plays a role because it's one of the, arguably, two or three places where Latin music, in different genres, was born," Meyer said.