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5 things to know this a.m.

Good morning! Catch up on your pop culture news with our roundup of today’s top stories — so far. 

1. Childish Gambino releases “This is America”
Fresh off his Saturday Night Live hosting gig, Donald Glover (a.k.a. Childish Gambino) has dropped the video for “This is America,” and people are officially obsessed with its gritty take on race and gun violence. Read more >

2. Ken Jeong uses his medical skills to save audience member
In other former Community star news, comedian and former doctor Ken Jeong’s medical training helped him come to the aid of an audience member who had a seizure during his stand-up comedy set. Jeong initially thought the woman was heckling him. Read more >


3. Police officers step up for prom
Special-needs students at a Florida high school were escorted to prom by local police officers who hit the dance floor and pinned corsages to give the teens a special night out. It doesn’t get more feel-good than this, folks. Read more >


4. It’s the first Monday in May… a.k.a. Met Gala day
The Oscars don’t hold a candle to the real fashion prom, which takes place tonight. Rihanna, Amal Clooney, and Donatella Versace will join Vogue‘s Anna Wintour in hosting the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute celebration for “Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination,” which will see A-listers and their designer dates hitting the red carpet in religious-themed fashions. Get a preview of the exhibit, revisit the best gowns of galas past, and brace yourself for more crucifixes than a ’80s Madonna video. Read more >


5. FYF Fest gets canceled
In what’s being considered a blow to female musicians, Coachella organizers have scrapped plans for this year’s FYF Fest, which was due to be fronted by Janet Jackson and Florence + The Machine. The July festival was a rare event to be headlined by two women. Read more >


Thanks for reading! Come back this evening for your p.m. pop culture roundup. 

 

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