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Mishael Morgan

LOS ANGELES -- “The Young and the Restless” star Mishael Morgan made history on Friday night as the first Black lead to win a Daytime Emmy Award.

At the ceremony in Pasadena, the 35-year-old actor from Trinidad and Tobago said she was “so honored to be a vessel and experience this moment.” Morgan, who plays Amanda Sinclair on the CBS soap opera, claimed the prize for lead actress in a drama.

“I am being honored regardless of the color of my skin, regardless of my passport, for being the best at what I do,” Morgan said during her acceptance speech.

“Now there are little girls all around the world and they’re seeing another step forward and they know that no matter their industry, no matter their vocation, no matter what, they can strive to be the best at what they do. Not only can they achieve it, but they will be celebrated.”

From 2013 to 2018, Morgan portrayed Hilary Curtis Hamilton (formerly Winters) in “The Young and the Restless.” However, after Hilary was written off the show, Morgan returned in 2019 as her twin sister, Amanda.


LONDON — Paul McCartney’s Glastonbury Festival show was two years late. Fans thought it was worth the wait.

The former Beatle pulled out all the stops — and brought on big-name rock ’n’ roll guest stars — for a 2.5 hour concert at the festival Saturday night.

McCartney was due to play Glastonbury in 2020. That year’s festival and the 2021 edition were both scuttled by the coronavirus pandemic.

Now, at 80, he's the festival's oldest-ever solo headliner.

McCartney and his band treated the huge crowd to Beatles classics along with solo hits and newer material.

Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl came on to play “Saw Her Standing There” and “Band on the Run.” Then Bruce Springsteen and McCartney dueted on Springsteen’s “Glory Days” and the early Lennon-McCartney song “I Wanna Be Your Man.”

“I think I’ve probably just seen one of the most legendary performances ever,” fan Jake Richardson said after the show.

Actor-comedian Steve Coogan, who was also in the crowd, described the experience as “quite overwhelming.”

Paul McCartney

“I don’t think there’s anyone else in the world who can just give such unadulterated joy to people,” he told the BBC.

Glastonbury wrapped up Sunday with a headline set by Kendrick Lamar.

Some 200,000 people attended the four-day festival at Worthy Farm in southwest England, which is celebrating its 50th anniversary.

The 3,000 performers included Billie Eilish, Ziggy Marley, Megan Thee Stallion, Foals, Olivia Rodrigo, Diana Ross, Herbie Hancock and the Pet Shop Boys.

Guests also included environmental activist Greta Thunberg, who made a passionate speech about climate change, and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy, who addressed the festival by video on Friday.


Camille Vasquez, the Hollywood lawyer who gained international recognition after representing actor Johnny Depp in his defamation case against former wife Amber Heard, is once again making headlines.

Earlier this week, the 37-year-old who became known on social media as the “queen of cross-examination” for her role in the closely watched six-week trial, was on a flight from Los Angeles to New York City when an elderly passenger collapsed mid-flight, TMZ reported.

The incident took place in the first-class cabin of an American Airlines flight. The man reportedly fell to the floor and hit his head as he walked past Vasquez and her bodyguard.

After crew members asked for help, Vasquez reportedly rushed to tend to the injured man. She was able to get in touch with her brother-in-law, a doctor, who guided her through steps to check if the passenger was having a heart attack or if the fall had led to a brain bleed.

Vasquez, who was called a “wonder woman” by one of the flight attendants, was gifted a bottle of champagne and a bottle of wine for her help.

The plane returned to Los Angeles and the passenger, who was conscious at the time, was escorted off the plane by emergency personnel.