Names and faces
■ Michael Moore showed his patriotism by marching down the Avenue of the Americas with a drum and fife corps after making his Broadway debut. “I say this to the people who disagree with me, we’re all Americans. We’re all in the same boat, and we’re going to sink or swim together. I prefer not to sink. So let’s find a way, if we can, to work together to save this country,” Moore said Thursday night.
The Oscar-winning filmmaker starred in the one-man show The Terms of My Surrender and then walked arm-in-arm to a party afterward with a variety of celebrities, including Christie Brinkley, Rosie O’Donnell, and Gloria Steinem. The 63-year-old commentator and liberal activist made it clear that his show is aimed at his supporters and is not an attempt to open a dialogue with Donald Trump supporters. “I’m here to preach to the choir because the choir needs a song to sing. The choir has been severely depressed since November, and it’s time to rise up and get out of it. Snap out of it. We’re the majority. This is our country. We hold the reins, now we want the power back,” Moore said.
■ Atlanta rapper Big Boi has given a puppy to a little girl who was paralyzed from the waist down after being shot while playing in a bounce house near the city earlier this year. WSB-TV reported that Big Boi, who’s one-half of the rap duo OutKast, presented Abriya Ellison on Thursday with the pup bred from his kennel business. Video shows Abriya cradling the dog, which she named King. Big Boi, whose real name is Antwan Patton, told the station that the dog is “something therapeutic” for Abriya. He says the girl is “definitely inspiring” and her story touched his heart. Patton also has agreed to pay off Abriya’s medical bills and renovate her bathroom to make it handicap accessible. Abriya was 5 when she was shot outside Atlanta in April.