Design Exchange (DX), Canada’s Design Museum, presented a series of firsts with its playful, unprecedented exhibition This Is Not A Toy, guest curated by music and fashion mogul Pharrell Williams. This is the first major original programming produced by DX and the first foray into museum curation for cultural connector, Pharrell Williams. Not to mention that this is the first time coveted artists, Brooklyn’s KAWS and Japan’s Takashi Murakami, have shown their work in a design museum. Dedicated to exploring the conceptual toy – a form made solely as an expression of an aesthetic or idea – as a fine art and design object, as well as a contemporary cultural signifier, This Is Not A Toy marks the first time these vibrant collectible sculptures, figures and paintings have collectively been on display in a museum setting. Photography Credit: Arash Moallemi.
Lil Duval, who is currently on his second season of his MTV 2 series, Ain’t That America, which dishes on the staples of American life by sharing viral videos accompanied by hilariously blunt and candid analysis by a celebrity panel, says that he is very grateful for the show’s success.
“It felt good to hear that the show was coming back for a second season,” the comedian told Worthy Magazine. “I enjoy hosting the show.”
For the witty and versatile comedian, the journey to success has always been a linear road paved with support from family members and inspiration.
“It’s always been a steady progression leading up to my success,” Duval said. “Since my first day on the stage, my family has always known that this (comedy) is what I should be doing and they have been very supportive.”
When discussing inspiration
The best material, according to Duval, comes from real life.
“I get my inspiration from life in general.” Duval said. “I am an observer.”
The comedian also said that he is looking forward to continuing to make appearances on fellow MTV 2 shows, Guy Code and Guy Court.
New episodes of Ain’t That America air at 11 p.m. on Wednesday on MTV 2.
The new issue of Worthy Magazine is posted and on our bookshelf. Readers will be able to order print copies at the end of the week. In the meantime, Happy Reading.
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This past Sunday on the The Real Housewives of Atlanta, fans watched on as Mama Joyce fell from grace. An intricate plot twist made it appear as though there were no lines that Mama Joyce wouldn’t cross to keep her daughter, Kandi Burruss away from her fiancé, Todd Tucker.
Carmen, Kandi’s best friend and employee, informed Kandi that her mother was looking for help to set her fiancé up and was willing to pay for any photographic evidence of Todd’s alleged infidelity that followed the setup.
However, the accusations of a master plan to set Todd up are completely false, Mama Joyce tells Worthy Magazine. She also informed us that Kandi knew about her willingness to pay for pictures of Todd being unfaithful, despite her daughter’s tearful remarks on Sunday’s episode insisting that she never thought her mother would ‘do something like that.’
“I told Kandi that I would pay for pictures,” Mama Joyce said. “Kandi is the kind of person that if she doesn’t see pictures, she doesn’t believe it.”
Despite admitting that she was willing to pay for pictures, Mama Joyce insists that she was not orchestrating a setup followed by an incriminating photo op.
“I would never try to do something to hurt my daughter, I care about her and I want nothing but the best for her. That is all I have ever wanted.”
According to Mama Joyce, a mutual acquaintance, at the time, alleged that they had a consistent partying rapport with Todd and confirmed the ongoing rumors that Todd is intimate with other women.
“I told him that if he could get a picture of it while they were out, I would pay for that. But I am not trying to make Todd look bad. He does that on his own.”
There is one thing that Mama Joyce was adamant about being clear on.
“I don’t lie and I have never lied.”
While everything is still being played out for viewers, Mama Joyce informed us that she is on speaking terms with Kandi.
“She called me after the episode aired,” referring to this past Sunday.