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John Legend Opens Up About #OscarsSoWhite: 'It's Important For The Academy To Come Closer To Reflecting What The Real Population Looks Like'
John Legend is a smart man!
Legend mentioned how, even though diversity in acting nominations at the Oscars was critically important, there was actually one area that was far more important in terms of being inclusive and equal: the Academy's governing ranks.
Legend said about diversity in the Academy's membership:
Looks like the race for president may have a new entry!
Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg is apparently seriously considering running as an independent candidate for president, according to sources that revealed the news on Saturday morning!
The 73-year-old is apparently having aides look at ballot access issues as they start to consider whether to draw up papers to run!
Apparently, Bloomberg believes
Another star jumps in on #OscarsSoWhite!
This time, it's Reese Witherspoon, and she has a sensible and heartfelt message about the lack of diversity at the Oscars after the award show has gone through such a controversial week of boycotts and debate.
The Legally Blonde actress took to Facebook on Thursday afternoon, and shared her thoughts on the Academy Awards' lack of diversity among nominees in major film categories, writing to her fans (below):
Michael C. Hall Talks Playing David Bowie's Former Character In Lazarus — And The 'Potent Sense Of His Presence' Since His Passing
Obviously, David Bowie is a tough act to follow.
Michael C. Hall is currently starring as Thomas Newton, the same role Bowie so magnificently played in the movie The Man Who Fell To Earth, in the sort-of sequel musical Lazarus.
But the Dexter star is already feeling the heat when it comes to doing right by the music legend!
Talking to reporters, Hall revealed his trepidation about following Bowie's lead in his performances — especially after the rocker's death:
This is so great to hear!!!
Bette Midler is coming back to Broadway, and so is Hello, Dolly!
The Hocus Pocus star has been confirmed to be playing the lead in the production, which will begin next year!
Producer Scott Rudin confirmed the good news on Tuesday that Midler will be taking on the role of Dolly Gallagher Levi in a revival of the classic musical, telling reporters:
What an awful month for the music world…
Glenn Frey, guitarist and singer for The Eagles, passed away Monday at the age of 67.
Apparently the classic rocker had been suffering intestinal issues for months and underwent major surgery in November.
Frey sang lead on hits Heartache Tonight, Tequila Sunrise, and Take It Easy and — when the group broke up in 1980 –went on to a successful solo career, including writing and performing the classic Beverly Hills Cop track The Heat Is On.
He worked all the way up to his final years, releasing a solo LP, After Hours, in 2012. Glenn also eventually reunited with Don Henley and the crew for multiple Eagles reunion tours.
Sadly, Frey's condition relapsed right before the holiday season, forcing the group to pull out of a prestigious Kennedy Center Honors appearance in December.
So, so sad.
Our thoughts are with his family, friends, loved ones, and band mates.
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