Drake's New Song 'Toosie Slide' Is Here And It's Already A Viral Dance Hit

UPDATE (4/2/20, 12:27 a.m. ET): Just minutes after unleashing “Toosie Slide,” Drake has generously shared the single’s accompanying video. In it, a masked Drizzy wanders around his mansion while demonstrating his slick new dance craze. It ends with a pretty nifty fireworks display. Check out the Theo Skudra-directed clip below.

Drake has never met a musical trend he didn’t like, and that proved especially true on Friday (April 3) with the release of “Toosie Slide.”

The Toronto superstar’s latest single is tailor-made for TikTok, right down to the very instructive lyrics: “It go right foot up, left foot, slide / Left foot up, right foot, slide.” The rest of the track finds Drizzy comparing his moves to Michael Jackson’s and even revitalizing “YOLO” for a brief moment.

“Toosie Slide” initially leaked a couple days ago when influencer and dancer Toosie, whom the song is named after, posted a video of him and his crew dancing along to it. That leaked version has already started to make waves on TikTok, and with its official release, you can expect to keep seeing it blow up, as it spurs an inevitable viral dance craze. Listen to the OZ-produced track below.

“Toosie Slide” follow Drake’s pair of surprise 2020 songs: “When to Say When” and “Chicago Freestyle.” Earlier this year, Drizzy teamed up with Future for “Life Is Good” and “Desires,” and he also hopped on Lil Yachty’s “Oprah’s Bank Account” with DaBaby.

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YNW Melly Tests Positive for Coronavirus While in Jail Awaiting Trial for Double Murder

Rapper YNW Melly has tested positive for coronavirus (COVID-19) while in jail awaiting trial for the double murder of his two friends. Kelly has pleaded not guilty to the double murder charges.

“Melly has tested positive for COVID-19 while awaiting his trial in Broward County Jail,” a statement posted to Melly’s Twitter account read.

Due to his condition, Melly, 20, will “be filing a motion for restricted release in hopes of better care due to any jails not being prepared to treat this new virus.”

“He hopes for your support and to recover soon #prayformelly,” the statement concluded.

Melly’s attorney told PEOPLE in a statement, “Yes he has tested positive for COVID-19. The jails and prisons in this country are creating an extremely dangerous situation by not providing hand sanitizer and proper hygiene care. I have prepared and will be filing an emergency motion in the morning for his conditional release.”

Melly potentially faces the death penalty if convicted of the double murder.

Last April, the State of Florida announced its decision to seek capital punishment against Melly because prosecutors believe they can prove “beyond a reasonable doubt” that Melly murdered aspiring rappers Anthony Williams, 21, and Christopher Thomas Jr., 19, for “financial gain,” according to court documents obtained by XXL magazine.

“The murder was especially heinous, atrocious, or cruel, and he committed homicide in a cold, calculated and premeditated manner,” the court documents allege.

Florida is one of the 30 states where capital punishment is legal.

Melly, whose real name is Jamell Demons, was arrested in February after allegedly shooting Williams and Thomas Jr. on Oct. 26.

After the shooting, which took place in Fort Lauderdale, Melly — allegedly with the help of another rapper identified as Cortlen Henry aka YNW Bortlen — covered up the murder by making it look as if it was a drive-by shooting, Miramar Police claimed in a statement shared on Twitter.

The victims were then allegedly driven to Memorial Hospital Miramar by Henry, 26, in a Jeep Compass at around 4:35 a.m., Sun-Sentinel reported.

Williams and Thomas were both pronounced dead at the hospital.

Williams was also known as YNW Sakchaser and Thomas was known as YNW Juvy. Both rappers were featured in a documentary about Melly posted on Melly’s YouTube page.

According to documents obtained by Complex and TMZ, Melly’s booking report out of Miramar, Florida, says that Henry drove to an emergency room in the early morning hours asking for help for two friends in his car, claiming they had been shot in a drive-by.

Police say Henry told them he and the two victims had just wrapped a late-night studio session when a car pulled up on his driver’s side and opened fire as he was pulling off the freeway, TMZ reported. Cops confirmed there were eight bullet holes along the right side of the vehicle where Williams and Thomas Jr. sat, and Henry escaped injury.

Cops said they found a shell casing inside Henry’s vehicle, along with eight matching shell casings in a different location, where they think Melly and Henry shot the car to make it look like a drive-by, according to TMZ, who also reports that cops believe that the initial shot was fired from inside the car on the left rear passenger side. After reviewing surveillance footage, cops concluded that Melly had been sitting on the left rear passenger side of the car.


“Evidence from the autopsy revealed that both victims’ wound paths to their heads were from a left to right direction. This directly contradicts the statements made by Henry and do not support the statements of a drive-by shooting that occurred on the right side of the vehicle,” Complex quotes the court documents as saying.

Additionally, the outlet reports that the police allege Melly and Henry drove around with the bodies of Williams and Thomas Jr. after they had been shot “for a period of time” before driving to the hospital. Henry later told police that Melly was, in fact, in the same car with them, but eventually got into another vehicle.

On Feb. 13, 2019, Melly, revealed on Instagram that he would be turning himself in to authorities.

Henry was arrested in January in Houston and was extradited to Broward.

Just after the murder, Melly’s attorney Bradford Cohen said, according to the Sun Sentinel, the rapper is “sad, he’s upset, obviously.”

“Those are his best friends,” Cohen said.

In March, Melly and Henry pleaded not guilty to charges in connection with the case, Billboard reported. Both men remain behind bars without bond.

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Disney to furlough 'employees who aren't necessary at this time' starting April 19

Disney, Fiat execs take pay cuts amid coronavirus pandemic

Executives from companies struggling with coronavirus, such as Disney and Fiat, are taking pay cuts as many workers around the country are furloughed or laid off. FOX Business’ Cheryl Casone with more.

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With no sense of when the coronavirus pandemic could end, The Walt Disney Company announced Thursday that it will furlough workers as its theme parks remain closed indefinitely and its films sit on the shelves with no theaters for them to be shown in.

"The COVID-19 pandemic is having a devastating impact on our world with untold suffering and loss, and has required all of us to make sacrifices. Over the last few weeks, mandatory decrees from government officials have shut down a majority of our businesses", the company said in a statement. "With no clear indication of when we can restart our businesses, we’re forced to make the difficult decision to take the next step and furlough employees whose jobs aren’t necessary at this time."

The furlough process will begin on April 19, but Disney said the affected staffers "will receive full healthcare benefits, plus the cost of employee and company premiums will be paid by Disney."

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The company added that employees with available paid time off can use some or all of it once furloughed and that they are eligible to receive an extra $600 per week in federal compensation through the $2 trillion economic stimulus bill as well as through state unemployment insurance. Furloughed employees will also continue to have access to the company's education program, Disney Aspire.

Disney noted that it has committed to paying its employees through April 18.

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This move seemed inevitable after the company’s Securities and Exchange Commission filing on March 19, where the company warned of "a disruption in creation and availability of content we rely on for our various distribution paths, including most significantly the cancellation of certain sports events and the shutting down of production of most film and television content."

In addition to shutting the doors of its theme parks, Disney was forced to postpone the releases of some highly anticipated blockbuster films such as the live-action "Mulan" and Marvel's "Black Widow". The company also halted production of projects like Marvel's Falcon and the Winter Soldier series on Disney+, its five-month-old streaming service.

To combat offset production halts on Disney+, the company is releasing "Onward", "Frozen 2" and "Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker" earlier than planned on the streaming service.

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The announcement comes after Disney's Executive Chairman Bob Iger  said he would forgo his salary and CEO Bob Chapek said he would take a 50 percent pay cut.  Iger's annual base salary was $3 million for Disney's last fiscal year. Chapek, who has been on the job for slightly more than a month, has a base salary of $2.5 million.

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Hilde’s Newspaper From ‘Home Before Dark’ Is Real — And Still Active Today

Apple TV+’s Home Before Dark follows a kid journalist investigating a murder. That may sound like a great set-up for a sitcom, but the show is actually inspired by the true story of young journalist Hilde Lysiak (played by Brooklynn Prince in the show). Hilde really did start a monthly paper when she was just 7 years old, and by 9 years old she was covering local homicides in the Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania area. To this day, Hilde’s newspaper, the Orange Street News remains active.

Hilde’s inspiration for the Orange Street News came from her own family. According to Columbia Journalism Review, her dad, Matt Lysiak, used to be a reporter for the New York Daily News, and he often took Hilde to the newsroom. She quickly developed the same passion for chasing stories as her dad, so he encouraged the 7-year-old Hilde to start a family digest, written in crayon, in 2014.

She did that for a few months, but it wasn’t long before Hilde wanted to do a newspaper for real. So her dad worked out a deal with her: Hilde would do all the pitching, writing, and reporting, while Hilde’s older sister Izzy would do video and photos, according to Associated Press. Meanwhile, Matt would be the editor and handle all the typing, layout, and printing from his home office. They named it the Orange Street News, after the street they lived on.

In 2016, the paper drew national attention. According to The Washington Post, Hilde got a tip about heavy police activity in her community, so she rushed over to cover the unfolding homicide case. Hilde ended up scooping her adult competitors by several hours with the headline "EXCLUSIVE: MURDER ON NINTH STREET!" She even had exclusive footage.

Though Hilde was met with criticism by adults who believed she shouldn’t be covering such topics, she didn’t see the issue. "People thought I should be like playing tea parties or doing something other than being at the crime scene," she told The Washington Post. "Because of my work, I was able to inform the people that there’s a terrible murder, hours before my competition even got to the scene. In fact, some of the adult-run newspapers were reporting the wrong news, or no news at all."

When Orange Street News began, the Lysiaks were distributing 200 copies around Selinsgrove, charging about $1 to $2 each. Now the family lives in Patagonia, Arizona, and per the Orange Street News website, the paper has gone digital. Anybody can subscribe to see what Hilde is up to for just $14.99 per year. Naturally, her April edition is focused on the coronavirus pandemic, and promises "coverage from both local and national angles."

In the future, Hilde hopes to make the Orange Street News into a national outlet. "I don’t really want to work for a newspaper," she explained to Columbia Journalism Review. "I want to do my own. I kind of want it to become as big as the Daily News one day."

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Sara Bareilles Reveals She Has 'Fully Recovered' from Coronavirus: I'm 'Really Grateful'



“I am just thinking about all of the people who are walking through this really tricky time and sending a lot of love and just being really grateful for every easy breath and every day that I get to be walking around,” she said. “Lots of love, you guys. Take care of yourselves.”

In March, Bareilles announced she and costar Gavin Creel would be ending the West End production of the Waitress musical one week earlier than anticipated due to new travel restrictions over the coronavirus pandemic.

After their return to the United States, Creel, 43, shared on Rosie O’Donnell‘s coronavirus relief fundraiser live stream that he was “pretty sure” he contracted the highly contagious illness while overseas.

“I haven’t been officially tested, but I was doing Waitress in London and a bunch of the cast has fallen sick from it. One of my castmates did test the same day I was starting to have symptoms, and she’s positive and we were together the whole time,” he said at the time, before telling viewers that it was not Bareilles who had tested positive for COVID-19.

Creel went on to describe his symptoms as “like a cruddy flu,” explaining that he’s been in self-isolation since returning home.

“I’ve been lucky enough to not have breathing difficulties and respiratory issues,” he shared. “I lost my sense of smell and taste. I haven’t gotten those back. I’m getting asparagus and it might as well be rubber. I don’t know, it’s the weirdest thing.”

The first cases of a mysterious respiratory illness — what is now known as COVID-19, a form of coronavirus — began in Wuhan, China in late December. Since then, the virus has spread worldwide, leading the World Health Organization to declare a public health emergency, the first since the zika epidemic in 2016.

As of Thursday evening, there have been at least 234,483 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the United States, with 5,708 deaths from coronavirus-related illness.

Worldwide, there have been over a million confirmed cases of coronavirus and at least 52,983 deaths, according to data from the Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Center.

As information about the coronavirus pandemic rapidly changes, PEOPLE is committed to providing the most recent data in our coverage. Some of the information in this story may have changed after publication. For the latest on COVID-19, readers are encouraged to use online resources from CDC, WHO, and local public health departments. To help provide doctors and nurses on the front lines with life-saving medical resources, donate to Direct Relief here.

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Why The Magicians Is So Much More Than a Random Fantasy Show

When The Magicians came to an end on Wednesday night, it did so in a very meta fashion. The show has always set itself apart from its sci-fi/fantasy kin by embracing a postmodern, quirky, self-referential tone, but the finale takes that to a whole new level by, symbolically, breaking the fourth wall and allowing the characters to act in ways that mirror the actions of devoted fans. It’s a fitting ending to a show that’s meant a lot to so many viewers — me included — even when we’ve disagreed with some of the choices it’s made.

By the end of the final episode, the majority of the central cast have allowed the destruction of their magical land of Fillory, but not before rescuing all the living beings on the planet, then literally creating a new world from scratch. But there’s a catch: as they work to “rebuild” a new Fillory from a world seed, they end up putting parts of themselves into it, too. The result is “not Fillory, but not not Fillory,” as Margo puts it.

It’s the world they love but filtered through themselves. In doing this, it feels like The Magicians is honoring (and giving permission to) fans who do exactly this with the stories they love. Where other media properties are obsessed with what is and isn’t canon, The Magicians seems to be embracing the way that fans interact with the stories they love: by watching it, loving it, then adding bits of themselves to it and creating new creative output in the form of art, fan fiction, critical essays, and more. It seems to say it’s not only OK to put a bit of yourself into the stories you love, but it’s also downright heroic.

In many ways, that’s one of the reasons The Magicians has meant so much to me. It’s always been fantasy, but with a twist that takes all the joy and pain and frustration of young adulthood — especially for the millennial generation — and values it instead of dismissing it or making it the butt of the joke. I grew up on Harry Potter and Narnia and all of that, but when it came to characters I could really relate to, those often fell a little short. I always thought of myself as a Hermione: that overachieving, book-smart, slightly nerdy girl. But Hermione is so consistently good and so rarely makes major mistakes — that’s a lot to live up to!

But then came The Magicians, and I felt so seen on a deep level. I understood Alice, with her fierceness and mistrust that anyone could want anything to do with her except for her brain, her intense ambition and yearning to prove what she can do, and her difficulty with letting herself open her heart and be more than just “the smart one.” I understood Julia, the ultimate “gifted” kid who simply can’t process the idea of failure or being left behind and runs herself into the ground trying to prove herself and pursue knowledge. And I understood Quentin, the sweet, shy, fundamentally kind nerd who is always hopeful but nevertheless a little selfish, fearful, and struggling with his own mind turning on him sometimes.

That last one is why the controversial season four finale bothered me so much: it felt like taking away the gentle, beating heart of the show in favor of the sharper edges, and, from my perspective, the final season does show some of the strain of losing that connecting thread and soft heart. And yet, The Magicians‘ legacy is much more than its late-season stumbles.

It’s the show that was basically made for our generation, a generation that grew up on countless fantasy worlds that contrasted sharply with the messy real world we came of age in. Its characters aren’t fresh-faced kids or teens who Understand Their Great Burden. Instead, they’re messy young adults who make a lot of mistakes, who drink and swear and hook up, who literally bottle up their emotions when they get in the way, and who are really just trying their best even though that’s often not quite enough. Like Lev Grossman’s trilogy of books on which the show is (increasingly loosely) based, The Magicians has always seemed to understand that tenuous but powerful relationship between fiction and reality, especially when it comes to the hearts of young people whose lives have been shaped somehow by the stories they grew up on.

It’s a show that can uncynically talk about concepts like “the beauty of all life” while also skewering every single fantasy trope (and occasionally doing so in song). It’s a show that understands the pain of leaving childhood behind but also understands that a little bit of the children we once were always lives within us. It’s a show where a love story between two men is revealed to be the thing that has allowed the entire story to happen (in 40 separate timelines, no less). It’s a show where the women aren’t relegated to being eye candy or Strong Female stereotypes but three-dimensional rulers, leaders, and even gods.

Perhaps that’s why it’s so powerful that the show ends with the destruction of the old world and the creation of a world that’s been re-created by people who loved the old one but also recognized its flaws. In ending the show on this note, The Magicians invites us all to take the worlds we love — both fictional and real — and find a new balance between what worked in the old ways and what needs fixing in the new. It belongs to all of us now.

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ESPN co-hosts troll Katie Nolan into Julian Edelman Patriots rage

Katie Nolan was this close to cursing out another one of her beloved Patriots.

Still recovering from Tom Brady’s shocking signing with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers — prompting the ESPN personality to reveal that “Today was the first day in my life I ever said the phrase … ‘Eff Tom Brady.’ I said it out loud,” Nolan said after the quarterback’s introductory conference call — the New England fan was set into another fit of rage. Nolan lost it upon learning on “Highly Questionable” that Brady would be reunited with his former favorite target, Julian Edelman, who had been traded from the Patriots to the Bucs for a third round pick.

Of course, the Super Bowl MVP receiver remains with New England, but Nolan didn’t know it while being pranked by her co-hosts on April Fools’ Day.

“What are you f—ing talking about?” Nolan yelled. “What are you talking about?”

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When asked how she hadn’t heard, Nolan replied:

“I’ve been in a conference call,” Nolan screamed. “What are you talking about?”

Soon afterwards, Nolan realized she had been pranked.

“You guys are f—ing d–ks. Don’t be f—ing d–ks,” Nolan said. “We’re stuck in our house. Are you f—ing kidding me?

“There are tears in my eyes.”

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Here's 8 Quick Tips To Keep You From Getting "Zoombombed" By Trolls

  1. Coronavirus

Like most things, not tweeting is always a good idea.

BySalvador Hernandez

If the link is visible to anyone but those you intended to invite to the meeting, then the meeting is no longer a private one.

“When you share your meeting link on social media or other public forums, that makes your event … extremely public,” according to Zoom.

That includes not just posts on social media, but on electronic school bulletin boards that can be accessible to anyone.

2. Use a password, duh!

Log into your Zoom account (on the web, not the app) and simply click on the Settings option on the left-hand side menu.

That will open up the password options for all Zoom meetings, including scheduled, instant, and personal ID meetings.

After the meeting is underway, it is still a good idea to lock it all down to prevent uninvited guests from arriving.

You can do this pretty quickly at the beginning of a meeting. Simply click on Manage Participants in the bottom menu of the screen. The list of participants will show up on the screen and, on the bottom right hand side you will see the options to Mute (also a good idea), Unmute All, or More.

Click on More, and then the option to Lock Meeting will show up, blocking any new participants from joining.

Kicking out trolls is probably the simplest solution if someone managed to crash one of your meetings.

All you have to do is go back to the Participants menu (bottom of your screen during a meeting). Once you go toward their name, the option to Remove will show up.

However, victims of “Zoombombing” told BuzzFeed News they have often seen their meetings infiltrated by dozens of unwanted guests. Sometimes, including in classes were multiple people are expected to join, up to a 100 unidentified trolls have managed to sneak their way in, suggesting that Zoombombing has regrettably turned into a group activity.

If this happens, kicking out individual offenders will be pretty burdensome, so making sure that you have locked down your meeting with passwords and randomized meeting IDs is the best way to go.

7. Don’t use your personal ID number

Your Personal ID number is like a never-ending meeting. Using this for any meeting is probably a bad idea, since trolls might use that to crash your meetings.

Instead, set up random meeting IDs.

This is done by clicking on your personal Settings and clicking on the Meeting tab.

Scroll down and disable the option to use your Personal Meeting ID when starting scheduled or instant meetings.

During the meeting, you can hover over the video of the user you would like to make your co-host and click on the three dots that appear to the top-right of their picture or video.

Once you click there, the option to Make Co-Host will appear, making them your ally to shut down any trolls or troublemakers.

To look at more tips on how to keep control of your Zoom meetings, look at the company’s guide on how to keep uninvited guests out.

Now go forth, and stay safe.

  • Salvador Hernandez is a reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in Los Angeles.

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Eric Dier dodges police rap for confronting Tottenham fan in stands – but still faces ban from playing – The Sun

ERIC DIER has escaped any criminal action for climbing up the stands to confront a fan.

Police concluded their probe into the behaviour of the Tottenham and England star and decided no action will be taken.


But a month after losing his rag at the end of the FA Cup defeat to Norwich, Dier is still waiting to see if he will be hit with a playing ban.

The Spurs star flipped when he saw his brother confronted by an irate fan seconds after the shootout exit to the Canaries on March 4.

Dier, 26, clambered over several rows of seats towards the supporter and had to be held back by fans and stewards.

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Police were forced to launch an investigation to see if he had committed any criminal act, but after reviewing footage and statements they have decided there is no case.

The Met said: “The investigation concluded with no further action.”

That will come as a welcome boost to Spurs and Dier – but the FA could yet take action.

Wembley bosses were waiting for the police inquiry to finish before starting disciplinary proceedings.

Dier revealed the coronavirus lockdown has also seen him take up gardening.

He said: “We’re using wood to make the beds for vegetables, fruit, herbs as well — I’d prefer to be playing football, but it has been fun.”

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It's Pay Day for Amara La Negra on New Track 'Ándale'

Although many Americans know Amara La Negra as the Latina breakout star from Love & Hip Hop: Miami, many Latinos remember Diana Danelys De Los Santos as the lone dark-skinned cast member on the Spanish-language variety show, Sábado Gigante. On Thursday, the Dominican-American singer behind funk-laden songs like “What a Bam Bam” and “Ayy” dropped her first recording of 2020, a searing bilingual hip-hop track titled “Ándale.”

Produced by the Grammy-nominated producer Kevin ‘Khao’ Cates, the tough-as-nails new single sees Amara unlock her inner mafiosa. Set to a runaway salsa-gone-hip-hop rhythm, Amara fires incendiary verses toward some nameless, unfortunate souls who owe her cash. “No ‘toy jugando contigo,” she spits in Spanish, “Donde está mi dinero?” (“I’m not playing with you/Where’s my money?”) 

“It’s a rap song because I’ve been inspired by hip-hop culture and music,” Amara La Negra says in a press release. “I got out of my comfort zone. It’s my alter ego; it’s completely different from anything anyone has heard from me before — I’m rapping.” 

Amara famously landed a multi-album record deal with BMG just mere hours after Love & Hip Hop: Miami premiered on VH-1. Her debut EP, Unstoppable, was released in 2019. Read our 2018 feature with the Latina star here.

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