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Bros for life.

Questlove is back once again to grace the stage on “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.”

The Roots frontman returned after a glorious Oscar win for his documentary “Summer of Soul.”

But despite this potentially life-changing career moment, one thing remains the same: Questlove and Fallon got the sweetest bromance going on.

Setting his Oscar on the desk (“they’re heavy, man!”), Questlove joked with Fallon that he was warned to never set it down, lest it be stolen, so he ended up “spooning it on the plane ride home.”

“It’s a weight I’m willing to carry,” he gladly told Fallon.

And then, the heartwarming stuff happened.


A true mensch, Fallon shared how Questlove’s win brought him to tears. “I was crying in my living room … I lost it,” he exclaimed, hands flailing.

Questlove, on the other hand, shared that he barely realized the win had happened at all. He had been meditating during the commercial break (fun fact: something he learned from Seinfeld) and had been in the zone when the winner was announced.

“I literally was not present for that entire moment,” he admitted. Can’t say we blame him.

Fallon then proudly showed a picture of Questlove with his mom, who accompanied him to the Oscars, before saying, “Everybody who knows you loves you, and is so proud of you dude. It couldn’t have happened to a better dude.”

A self-diagnosed “praise deflector,” Questlove was quick to say his true reward was working with Fallon, and getting to be free and supported to pursue his creative dreams, calling the studio “the best college ever.”

“I know it’s such a Hollywood answer, but that to me is what matters … so thank you.”

The convo had its own funny moments too (apparently there was a bet to play Smash Mouth at Jay-Z's Oscars after-party), but all in all this was simply a wholesome, delightful portrayal of a loving male friendship.

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Moricz was banned from speaking up about LGBTQ topics. He found a brilliant workaround.

Senior class president Zander Moricz was given a fair warning: If he used his graduation speech to criticize the “Don’t Say Gay” law, then his microphone would be shut off immediately.

Moricz had been receiving a lot of attention for his LGBTQ activism prior to the ceremony. Moricz, an openly gay student at Pine View School for the Gifted in Florida, also organized student walkouts in protest and is the youngest public plaintiff in the state suing over the law formally known as the Parental Rights in Education law, which prohibits the discussion of sexual orientation or gender identity in grades K-3.

Though well beyond third grade, Moricz nevertheless was also banned from speaking up about the law, gender or sexuality. The 18-year-old tweeted, “I am the first openly-gay Class President in my school’s history–this censorship seems to show that they want me to be the last.”

However, during his speech, Moricz still delivered a powerful message about identity. Even if he did have to use a clever metaphor to do it.

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Matthew McConaughey in 2019.

Oscar-winning actor Matthew McConaughey made a heartfelt plea for Americans to “do better” on Tuesday after a gunman murdered 19 children and 2 adults at Robb Elementary School in his hometown of Uvalde, Texas.

Uvalde is a small town of about 16,000 residents approximately 85 miles west of San Antonio. The actor grew up in Uvalde until he was 11 years old when his family moved to Longview, 430 miles away.

The suspected murderer, 18-year-old Salvador Ramos, was killed by law enforcement at the scene of the crime. Before the rampage, Ramos allegedly shot his grandmother after a disagreement.

“As you all are aware there was another mass shooting today, this time in my home town of Uvalde, Texas,” McConaughey wrote in a statement shared on Twitter. “Once again, we have tragically proven that we are failing to be responsible for the rights our freedoms grant us.”

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Meet Eva, the hero dog who risked her life saving her owner from a mountain lion

Wilson had been walking down a path with Eva when a mountain lion suddenly appeared.

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A sweet face and fierce loyalty: Belgian Malinois defends owner.

The Belgian Malinois is a special breed of dog. It's highly intelligent, extremely athletic and needs a ton of interaction. While these attributes make the Belgian Malinois the perfect dog for police and military work, they can be a bit of a handful as a typical pet.

As Belgian Malinois owner Erin Wilson jokingly told NPR, they’re basically "a German shepherd on steroids or crack or cocaine.”

It was her Malinois Eva’s natural drive, however, that ended up saving Wilson’s life.

According to a news release from the California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Wilson had been walking down a path with Eva slightly ahead of her when a mountain lion suddenly appeared and swiped Wilson across the left shoulder. She quickly yelled Eva’s name and the dog’s instincts kicked in immediately. Eva rushed in to defend her owner.

It wasn’t long, though, before the mountain lion won the upper hand, much to Wilson’s horror.

She told TODAY, “They fought for a couple seconds, and then I heard her start crying. That’s when the cat latched on to her skull.”

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