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Della Reese Has Passed Away at 86


Della Reese, who many know to be a spectacular jazz singer and a popular actress responsible for bringing us the magnificent Tess from Touched by an Angel, passed away on Sunday night at her California home.  She was 86 years old.

From her buttery smooth yet powerful voice flowed hits like “Don’t You Know,” which was drawn from an aria from Puccini’s opera La Boheme.  Reese’s delivery of the ballad left listeners with chills that could only be credited to her widely extensive range.  Her clear and concise pronunciation allowed fans to sing along with the dreamy track.

Over the course of her exemplary career, she received four Grammy Award nominations.

In 1969, Della became a pioneer in television history by launching the first ever talker hosted by an African-American woman called Della.  Not only did she pave the way for women who craved a fearless model to glean from, she also blazed her own trail for the start of a rather prominent acting career.

Although Della Reese had always proven mastery with her impeccable vocal abilities, perhaps she is more recently known for the role she played as experienced angel Tess on the magnetic and iconic television series Touched by an Angel.  Throughout the show’s journey, Reese comfortably settled into the wise matriarchal character of Tess as she guides the other angels to understand their purpose.  Despite the program being canceled during its debut 1994-95 season, a letter-writing campaign persuaded executives to return the show to its rightful place, proving its great significance.  In the end, a halo clad Della Reese sparkled as the heavenly Tess for a total of nine glorious seasons, landing herself seven consecutive NAACP Image Awards as best lead actress in a drama and two Emmy nominations, along with a 1998 Golden Globe nod.

Regardless of how you came to know the multi-talented woman named Della Reese, there’s no doubt that you are now a better person because of it.  Her profound accomplishments and amazing presence will continue to put a smile on all of our faces for many years to come.

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I was at Ben Platt’s last show !!?

So uh, I’ve been super privileged with DEH stuff. I have one of the casts, I have a signed egg costume, some other signed stuff, and y’know just?? But recently I got to go to Ben Platt’s last show and here’s some things I noticed!!

- During sincerely me, when Ben does the little taps at “I’m just glad to be your friend,” this time he full on put his hand on Mike’s shoulder and briefly stroked his hair. It was super quick but super cute??

- Also in sincerly me, when Jared was kinda mocking Evan and stuff,, without looking Ben reached back and slowly shoved Will’s face away. Like full palm to the face-

- When Evan said the “why would you write that thing,” he said it like a classic valley girl and?? I don’t know if it was intentional but there was a pose and everything-

- I’m skipping back a bit, but in the very beginning of the show, no one would stop cheering. There was a solid 1-2 minutes of clapping when the lights came up, and it actually made Ben start to laugh. You could see the boys nose crinkle !!

- all of his poses were super exaggerated this time,, so like whilst talking about how he likes jazz but not all jazz mostly jazz band jazz, he did a few snazzy velociraptor motions,

- all the way to ‘To break in a glove,’ and Michael park is having trouble getting his words out. Sniffling and trying his best not to cry :0

- I’m skipping around so much because my memory is already fogging up but during if I could tell her Laura looked so wistful and she kept having to wipe her cheeks

- in so big so small during the hug, Rachel was kinda struggling with her words it seemed, and during this little pause, her and Ben had this cute little chuckle and everyone in the audience was driven to gentle laughs through their tears

- I realized that Heidi might be talking to her husband in gooD for you!?

- at the bows, you could literally see bens lip quivering. The poor boy was trying super hard not to cry too much! No one would stop clapping, and they brought him back to stage for two other bows!!

I have a low quality audio boot of the first act, and two videos of bens bows if anyone wants em. Notify me!


!!edit: I’m recalling more things, so if you want a part two,, I’d be happy to make it soon,,!!

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I know I’ve been pestering everyone around here to WATCH this show and telling you how GREAT and PERFECT it is, it’s just I can’t get over it. I’m in awe at how great the writing in this show is, how diverse the cast is, and how they are addressing an array of issues in such a responsible and thoughtful manner. And they do all of that while singing beautiful, funny, heartbreaking, songs! 

It’s so common to find posts here on Tumblr along the lines of “I wish there was a show that…”. And you know what? Almost every time I see one of those posts, I’m mentally answering: “But there is a show like that! It’s called Crazy Ex-Girlfriend!” 

I think CEG delivered its greatest episode yet last Friday. I can’t get over how heartbreakingly beautiful and perfect it was. I can’t explain how much what they did means for people struggling with mental health issues. Just watch this video. Watch it, and then watch the show. I promise you won’t regret it.

TV Shows

Week Ending November 20th, 2017

  1. Stranger Things
  2. Voltron: Legendary Defender +1
  3. Star vs. the Forces of Evil +5
  4. Steven Universe −2
  5. Supernatural +1
  6. Riverdale −1
  7. South Park
  8. Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug and Cat Noir −4
  9. Supergirl
  10. American Music Awards 2017
  11. The Punisher
  12. The Flash +1
  13. Shadowhunters +2
  14. OK K.O.! Let’s Be Heroes +5
  15. The Walking Dead −3
  16. Brooklyn Nine-Nine +4
  17. Rick and Morty −7
  18. Outlander −7
  19. Arrow −2
  20. Game of Thrones −4

The number in italics indicates how many spots a title moved up or down from the previous week. Bolded titles weren’t on the list last week.

Originally posted by jimiyoong