Gayle's Go-To Summer Drink (And 4 More Trends She's Loving)
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I wouldn't normally recommend a restaurant solely for the beverages, but Home Sweet Harlem, an American bistro in New York City, is a delicious exception. Owner Donna Lewis has perfected a fresh concoction made with pineapple, mint, lemon juice and fresh ginger. When you visit, just pair a tall glass with some fried chicken and waffles—and tell Donna I sent you!
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Any Broadway musical that encourages you to sing and dance is my kind of show. That's exactly what I did during Summer: The Donna Summer Musical. The disco queen's story is brought to life with three different actresses embodying her at three different life stages. You'll of course hear Donna's hits, but you'll also learn about the physical and emotional abuse she suffered while building her career. If there's one thing this icon taught us, it's that you need to work hard for the money—and she definitely did.
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I've seen Mamma Mia! on stage and at the movies, so there's no way I'm missing the film's sequel, Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again (July 20). Your favorite cast members, including Colin Firth and Pierce Brosnan, are back, along with a new face or two (hi, Cher!). This time Sophie (played by Amanda Seyfried) is the one expecting—and discovering she has more in common with her mom (the matchless Meryl Streep) than she thought. Throw in spectacular Greek vistas and ABBA songs that didn't make it into the original, and you've got yourself a little vacation.
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I really try not to add more dramas to my long list of must-see television, but every year HBO gets me to break my rule. Succession is about a media company owned by the dysfunctional Roy family. The past-his-prime Logan doesn't want to give up the throne, but his four children are more than ready to take over. I'll be tuning in Sunday nights to watch the fireworks. But HBO, please let me finish the first season before releasing another hit!
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I've always told Drake he's not like the other kids in the class. His new album, Scorpion, proves I'm right. The first single, "God's Plan," went number one when it dropped—and was only knocked out by (wait for it) his second single, "Nice for What." In other words, Drake's the rare artist who outperforms even himself. Given the rapper-crooner's track record, I bet he'll have more chart toppers this year.