Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor, actress Jane Fonda and attorney Gloria Allred are being inducted into the National Women's Hall of Fame. They are among 10 members of the Class of 2019. The other honorees announced Friday are: Civil rights activist Angela Davis; Native American lawyer Sarah Deer; retired Air Force fighter pilot Nicole Malachowski; the late suffragist and cartoonist Rose O'Neill; New York Congresswoman Louise Slaughter, who died last year; composer Laurie Spiegel, and AIDS researcher Flossie Wong-Staal. "We are pleased to add these American women to the ranks of inductees whose leadership and achievements have changed the course of American history," hall of fame President Betty Bayer said. The formal induction ceremony will take place in September outside Seneca Falls, the upstate city considered the birthplace of women's rights where the hall is located. Int'l Women's Day Demonstrations, Celebrations Worldwide Pablo Blazquez Dominguez/Getty Images … [Read more...] about Sotomayor, Fonda to be Inducted Into Women’s Hall of Fame
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PUBLISHED: 20:00 15 February 2019 Andrew Clarke Freddie Mercury, lead singer with the rock group Queen pictured at Live Aid. Photo: PA Wire This month it’s 60 years since Buddy Holly died in a plane crash aged just 22. Our arts editor takes a look back at other stars we lost before their time, from Amy Winehouse and Kurt Cobain to Whitney Houston. Buddy Holly (aircrash)February 3, 1959 was the day the music died – according to singer-songwriter Don MacLean – this was the day that rock ‘n’ roll superstar Buddy Holly died in an air-crash alongside fellow singers Ritchie Valens, and J. P. “The Big Bopper” Richardson.Bespectacled Buddy Holly had swiftly developed a love for rock ‘n’ roll after opening for Elvis Presley on tour dates in Texas during 1955. His style swiftly changed from country to rock and he became a prolific songwriter, penning such all-time classics as That’ll Be The Day, Peggy-Sue, … [Read more...] about How old were these stars when they died?
Video PUBLISHED: 19:14 15 February 2019 Andrew Clarke David Bowie - one of the many great musicians we lost too soon Photo: Martin Rickett/PA Wire Archant This month marks 60 years since Buddy Holly died in a plane crash. He is one of many brilliant musicians who have gone too soon. Elvis, Michael Jackson, Prince, Amy Winehouse and Billie Holiday all died too young, along with George Michael, Kurt Cobain and David Bowie. You can only wonder at what music they still had to make.John Lennon and Jimi Hendrix were both making new albums at the time of their deaths and nearly all of them were haunted by demons and by the pressures of fame which pushed them towards addiction. It frightening to see so many lives cut tragically short. Here are 15 great music stars who died before their time. Buddy Holly (aircrash) – February 3 1959 was the day the music died – according to singer-songwriter Don MacLean – this was the day that … [Read more...] about How old were stars like David Bowie when they died?
By Jeanne Jakle Updated 5:15 pm CST, Tuesday, December 11, 2018 Sandra Oh stars in the cat-and-mouse thriller “Killing Eve,” one of the noteworthy TV series showcasing women in strong roles. Sandra Oh stars in the cat-and-mouse thriller “Killing Eve,” one of the noteworthy TV series showcasing women in strong roles. Photo: Nick Briggs /Associated Press Photo: Nick Briggs /Associated Press Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 Sandra Oh stars in the cat-and-mouse thriller “Killing Eve,” one of the noteworthy TV series showcasing women in strong roles. Sandra Oh stars in the cat-and-mouse thriller “Killing Eve,” one of the noteworthy TV series showcasing women in strong roles. … [Read more...] about Jeanne Jakle: The 10 best TV shows of 2018
Meg James and Richard Winton Los Angeles Times Published 8:00 PM EDT Sep 14, 2018 For more than 30 years, Phyllis Golden-Gottlieb has been unable to erase the memories of encounters with Leslie Moonves, the once-powerful chief executive of CBS Corp. Golden-Gottlieb was a TV show development executive in the mid-1980s when she worked with Moonves at Lorimar Productions, the Culver City studio behind such shows as “Dallas” and “Knots Landing.” Moonves was an up-and-coming executive in charge of TV movies, and he invited her to lunch. Instead of driving her to a restaurant, he parked on a side street, Golden-Gottlieb said, and forcibly grabbed her head and slammed it into his crotch, then ejaculated into her mouth. “I wanted him to be accountable,” Golden-Gottlieb, now 82, told The Times in an interview this week. “This has been with me the whole time. I don’t think it was every day, but many days.” Golden-Gottlieb’s … [Read more...] about CBS investigators talk to Leslie Moonves accuser