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Chris Trousdale, former member of Dream Street, dead at 34

Chris Trousdale, a singer best known for his years as a member of the boy band Dream Street, has died, according to his manager. He was 34. “It is with a heavy heart that we confirm the passing of Chris Trousdale on June, 2, 2020 from an undisclosed illness,” said a statement from Trousdale’s manager,…

‘Brooklyn Nine-Nine’ cast donates $100,000 to bail relief fund for protesters

‘Brooklyn Nine-Nine’ cast donates $100,000 to bail relief fund for protesters

The cast of the television show “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” has made a 100,000 donation to the National Bail Fund Network. Dan Goor, co-creator of the show, took to Twitter to make the announcement and to “condemn” the death of George Floyd, an unarmed black man, at the hands of Minneapolis police. “The cast and showrunner of…

Keke Palmer asks National Guard members to ‘march with us’ during protest

Keke Palmer asks National Guard members to ‘march with us’ during protest

Keke Palmer was on the frontlines of a peaceful demonstration in Hollywood Tuesday. The actress spoke passionately to several members of the National Guard who were at the scene, asking them to march alongside protesters and telling them to “be the change” in the fight against racial injustice following the killing of George Floyd. “We…

Wanda Sykes calls on white people to ‘step up’ to stop racism

Wanda Sykes calls on white people to ‘step up’ to stop racism

In a powerful video posted to Instagram on Monday, Wanda Sykes called on white people to “step up” and take on systematic racism Captioning it “#blacklivesmatter I’ve been drinking…but that’s when the truth comes,” Sykes addressed her feelings in a nearly 14-minute video about the nationwide demonstrations against ​police brutality, following the arrest and death…

Jay-Z takes out full-page ads across the country in dedication to George Floyd

Jay-Z takes out full-page ads across the country in dedication to George Floyd

Jay-Z has partnered with families who have lost sons to police violence, along with fellow activists and attorneys, to take out full-page ads in newspapers across the country to honor George Floyd. The ad is captioned, “in dedication to George Floyd. #JusticeForGeorgeFloyd,” and quotes a passage from a speech made by Dr. Martin Luther King…

Entertainment leaders release Covid-19 production guidelines

Entertainment leaders release Covid-19 production guidelines

Hollywood is inching closer to getting back to work, with the entertainment industry’s guilds and unions signing off on a 22-page guideline document designed to establish safety protocols for producing movies and TV in the age of coronavirus. The agreement comes after a protracted period of negotiation among the various constituencies — including actors, directors…

Jimmy Fallon reflects on his blackface mistake in ‘Tonight Show’ monologue

Jimmy Fallon reflects on his blackface mistake in ‘Tonight Show’ monologue

Jimmy Fallon used “The Tonight Show” to have a discussion about racism in America on Monday night. Fallon began the episode by saying it would be a “different kind of show,” and readdressed his participation in a “Saturday Night Live” skit from 2000 in which he appeared in blackface to impersonate Chris Rock. “I had…

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