The wider entertainment industry is having a moment.
Long after people who work in the film and television industries started naming and shaming carefully hidden abusers and bigots, those in the video game, tabletop, and comic book industries are opening up about abusers in their fields as well. Over the past several weeks, accusations have been flooding onto social media, inspiring even more individuals to step forward with their own personal accounts. And, like much of 2020 that we’ve experienced so far, it all seems to be happening so fast.
The singer’s family confirmed she died on Thursday morning surrounded by her close relatives.
“The family are deeply saddened to announce the passing of one of Britain’s best-loved entertainers at the age of 103,” a statement said.
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Harry Harris, the U.S. ambassador to South Korea, shared the tweet.
Harris quoted former President John F. Kennedy: “If we cannot now end our differences, at least we can help make the world safe for diversity.”
Bobby Lewis, the R&B singer behind “Tossin’ and Turnin’” — one of the biggest hits of the early Sixties — died in late April at the age of 95.
Billboard confirmed Lewis’ death Saturday, nearly two months after the singer died after a bout with pneumonia.
Dennis J. “Denny” O’Neil has died at age 81. As confirmed by his family, the legendary comic book writer died at home of natural causes on the night of June 11.
O’Neil was best known for his work on Batman, which included writing Batman, Detective Comics, and Batman: Legends of the Dark Knight, as well as editing DC’s Batman titles from 1986 to 2000. He, editor Julius Schwartz, and artist Neal Adams are credited for guiding the Dark Knight back to his darker roots after a period of campiness brought on by the success of the 1960s Batman TV series.
The CEO of children’s educational magazine Highlights released a very pointed statement on our country’s current humanitarian crisis of an immigration policy on Wednesday. In the statement, titled ‘Highlights Stands Up for Immigrant Children,‘ Kent Johnson opened his public statement by reminding everyone that the mission statement for a company that services children and their education has a duty to try and help those children “become their best selves.”
A Nebraska woman managed to avoid jail time despite initially being charged with incest for having sex with her biological father as part of an alleged “jealous competition” with her half-sister to see who could bed him first.
Samantha Kershner, 21, was sentenced to nine months of probation after entering a no contest plea to a misdemeanor charge of false reporting, a reduction of the initial incest charge, local ABC affiliate KHGI reported Monday.