Friday, April 29, 2016
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Drama Desk Awards 2016: list of nominations
Roundabout Theatre Company’s revival of She Loves Me led the nominations for the 61st Annual Drama Desk Awards with 9, followed by American Psycho and Bright Star with 8 and 7 nominations, respectively. www.playbill.com  
Patti Davis letter to Will Ferrell: if you knew more about Alzheimer’s, you would not find the subject humorous

Patti Davis: "Alzheimer’s doesn’t care if you are President of the United States or a dockworker. It steals what is most precious to a human being - memories, connections, the familiar landmarks of a lifetime that we all come to rely on to hold our place secure in this world and keep us linked to those we have come to know and love."

booksbypattidavis.com  

Investigation into Prince's death now is a criminal probe
The investigation of Prince’s death took a turn Thursday indicating that the megastar’s collapse on April 21 is now the focus of a criminal probe.
www.startribune.com
Facebook paid $5 million last year to protect Mark Zuckerberg
The social media company Facebook paid $5 million last year to make sure its co-founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg had protection around the clock, according to regulatory filings.
nypost.com
Outer Critics Circle Awards 2016: list of nominations
American Psycho, the Broadway musical, and the revival of She Loves Me topped the list of 2016 Outer Critics Circle Awards nominations with 8 nods each. Steve Martin and Edie Brickell musical Bright Star and Gloria Estefan bio On Your Feet! each had 7 nominations.
variety.com
Prince had prescription drugs in his possession when he died: law enforcement
Sources did not say whether or not the drugs played any part in Prince’s death. Meanwhile, with no will existing, an administrator has taken charge of the singer’s $300 million estate
www.theguardian.com
Police reveal 46 calls to Prince’s Paisley Park in last 5 years
The Carver County Sheriff’s Office released documents indicating that it had received 46 service calls for Prince’s Paisley Park compound in Minnesota over the past 5 years.
www.thewrap.com
Jane Fonda: It’s not what happens to you, it’s how you deal with it
Jane Fonda: "How one survives, that is the big question. I’ve had some tragedies and unexpected things happen in my life, and it’s always nice to know you can survive –
www.theguardian.com
Lawmakers reject John Wayne Day over racism concerns
The California state Assembly defeated a resolution to honor the late, world renowned movie icon John Wayne after several legislators described statements he made about racial minorities
www.fox5ny.com
Jane Fonda at 78: I’ve had tragedies - it’s nice to know you can survive
Jane Fonda, the actress and activist, talks about her mother’s death, her troubled relationship with her father, Henry Fonda, and dealing with the unexpected
www.theguardian.com
Bill Nye, UN climate scientist, tells moviegoers to shun film Climate Hustle
Climate activists are warning moviegoers to shun the May 2nd nationwide one day theater screening of Climate Hustle, a film debunking climate alarmism and its big government solutions.
www.mrctv.org
Ronald Reagan's daughter Patti Davis: There’s nothing funny about Alzheimer’s
The family of Ronald Reagan has slammed Will Ferrell for signing on to star in and produce a comedy about the president’s agonizing battle with Alzheimer’s. Patti Davis: “There’s nothing
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Paul Simon drops a F bombs and the word ‘shit’ in his new single Cool Papa Bell
Roger Friedman: Paul Simon drops a couple of F bombs and the word ‘shit’ in his new single Cool Papa Bell. The single is from Simon’s new album “Stranger to Stranger,” due June 3rd.
www.showbiz411.com
George Takei urges supporters of Bernie Sanders to support Hillary Clinton (video)
George Takei posted a video on Facebook saying he's a Democrat and has "also been a fan of Bernie Sanders." In the video, the actor and civil rights activist says: "Vote Blue No Matter Who."
www.thenewcivilrightsmovement.com
Quote of the day
Taylor Swift



“Real love doesn’t mess with your head. Real love just is. Real love just endures. Real love maintains. Real love takes it page by page.”


Vogue
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