Quickies: Taylor Swift, Pitbull & BTS
TAYLOR SWIFT DONATES OVER $100K TO TENNESSEE EQUALITY PROJECT: Taylor Swift has donated $113,000 to the Tennessee Equality Project to support their efforts to fight against anti-LGBTQ bills in the state. In a heartfelt, handwritten note, Taylor explained why she was a supporter of the organization. "I’m writing you to say that I’m so inspired by the work you do, specifically in organizing the recent petition of Tennessee faith leaders standing up against the ‘slate of hate’ in our state legislature," Taylor wrote to the group’s leader Chris Sanders. She continued, "Please convey my heartfelt thanks to them and accept this donation to support the work you and these leaders are doing. I’m so grateful that they’re giving all people a place to worship."
PITBULL TEAMS WITH LIFE COACH TONY ROBBINS FOR NEW CHAIN OF BOXING FITNESS CENTERS:
Pitbull is teaming with life coach Tony Robbins to launch a new line of fitness centers focusing on boxing. GRIT BXNG will open its flagship location this June in New York City, and will feature playlists curated by Pitbull, motivational content from Robbins on giant video screens, two lounges and a million-dollar light and sound system. The chain will also feature a signature workout: a 50-minute high-intensity class based on the fundamentals of boxing. The studio is currently holding auditions for trainers.
BTS TEASES ‘BOY WITH LUV’ MUSIC VIDEO FEATURING HALSEY: BTS is giving fans a glimpse of their music video with Halsey. The K-pop group shared a teaser for "Boy with Luv," a new song featuring the 24-year-old singer. The preview shows Halsey complete her shift at the ticket booth of a movie theater. She walks out to see BTS sitting on a couch outside the Persona theater. "Boy with Luv" appears on BTS’ forthcoming album Map of the Soul: Persona. The full music video and the album both debut Friday. BTS shared plans and a teaser for Map of the Soul: Persona in March. The album is a followup to Love Yourself: Answer, the third and final installment in the group’s Love Yourself album series.