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Peggy Pope, Actress Who Played Comic Secretary in '9 to 5,' Dies at 91

Peggy Pope, Actress Who Played Comic Secretary in '9 to 5,' Dies at 91
Peggy Pope, the veteran character actress who appeared on Broadway and Soap and played the tipsy office secretary Margaret in the hit 1980 film 9 to 5, has died. She was 91.

Pope died Wednesday in Fort Collins, Colorado, of causes unrelated to Covid-19, her family said.

Pope worked alongside Jimmy Stewart in a 1970 revival of Harvey on Broadway and starred with Sam Waterston in 1968 in an Obie Award-winning turn as a hooker in John Guare's Muzeeka. She also appeared with Ann Miller in a post-Broadway tour of Mame.

On the ABC sitcom Soap, Pope recurred as Mrs. David, who after ...
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‘Mission: Impossible 7’ Star Simon Pegg Details How Movie Will Resume Production in September (Exclusive)

‘Mission: Impossible 7’ Star Simon Pegg Details How Movie Will Resume Production in September (Exclusive)
Mission: Impossible 7” is set to restart filming in September after shutting down filming earlier this year due to Covid-19 — and the film’s outdoor scenes are set to shoot first.

Actor Simon Pegg, who plays Benji Dunn in the franchise, tells Variety that a September restart is “the plan” for the film. “That will begin with the outdoor stuff,” says Pegg, “That feels fairly doable, and obviously there will be precautions put in place.”

The British actor, who stars in the forthcoming thriller “Inheritance” and recently appeared in Amazon’s “The Boys,” joked that fight scenes would need to be shot “five feet apart.”

However, asked about the logistics of resuming production on the action film, Pegg said, “People that are involved in any close proximity stuff, it will have to be determined that they’re safe to do that. I don’t know what the testing situation is,
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‘Insecure’ Actor Kendrick Sampson Hit by Rubber Bullets at Los Angeles Protest

‘Insecure’ Actor Kendrick Sampson Hit by Rubber Bullets at Los Angeles Protest
Insecure” actor Kendrick Sampson was hit by police’s rubber bullets while protesting George Floyd’s death in Los Angeles on Saturday.

While the actor went live on his Instagram account to show his view of events, he could be seen on a CNN broadcast simultaneously, with viewers watching Sampson get hit by a police baton on TV.

You’ll see Kendrick Sampson in Black, on the front lines being hit repeatedly by a cop with a baton pic.twitter.com/Iq8SbB6v76

— Tee “Ain’T Black” Franklin Is Golden (@MizTeeFranklin) May 30, 2020

On his Instagram live video, he said
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Bad Robot, Katie McGrath & J.J. Abrams Foundation Pledge $10 Million for Anti-Racist Organizations

Bad Robot, Katie McGrath & J.J. Abrams Foundation Pledge $10 Million for Anti-Racist Organizations
Bad Robot Productions and the Katie McGrath & JJ Abrams Family Foundation announced charitable donations to a number of organizations “committed to anti-racist agendas.”

In a statement posted on the Bad Robot Instagram page on Monday, they announced a pledge of $10 million over five years to various organizations. For starters, they will donate $200,000 each to the following groups: Black Lives Matter La, Black Futures Lab, Community Coalition, Equal Justice Initiative, and Know Your Rights Camp.

“Enough is enough,” the statement began. “Enough police brutality. Enough outsized privilege. Enough polite conversation. Enough white comfort.”

“The centuries long neglect and abuse of our Black brothers and sisters can only be addressed by scalable investment,” it continued. Corporate and private philanthropy can never achieve the impact needed to address these systemic inequities, but companies and individuals who are able must do what we can until our political leaders lead.”

Read the full statement below.
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Shaquille O’Neal Talks George Floyd’s Death, Says Obama ‘Would’ve Handled This Situation With Class And With Honour’

Shaquille O’Neal Talks George Floyd’s Death, Says Obama ‘Would’ve Handled This Situation With Class And With Honour’
Shaquille O’Neal spoke about George Floyd’s death and the protests around the world on Tuesday’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” O’Neal, who has law enforcement training and once considered running for sheriff, told Kimmel: “There’s an old saying that goes, ‘What’s right is right, what’s wrong is wrong.’ And what happened to George Floyd was all-the-way wrong.
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Lea Michele Apologizes After Being Accused of Making Glee a "Living Hell" for Samantha Ware

Lea Michele Apologizes After Being Accused of Making Glee a
Lea Michele is speaking out. The actress took to Instagram on Wednesday after her former co-star Samantha Ware accused Lea of making her experience on Glee a "living hell." After the accusations were made, Hello Fresh announced that they ended their partnership with Lea. "One of the most important lessons of the last few weeks is that we need to take the time to listen and learn about other people's perspectives and any role we have played or anything we can do to help address the injustices that they face," Lea wrote in her message on social media Wednesday. Lea went on to reference her tweet from a few days ago, in which she said George Floyd's death at the hands of the Minneapolis...
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Jaime King Says She Was Arrested During Peaceful Protest in L.A.

Jaime King Says She Was Arrested During Peaceful Protest in L.A.
Jaime King took to Twitter on Tuesday to share that she'd been arrested after participating in a peaceful protest in Los Angeles. "Writing in handcuffs in back of bus," the 41-year-old actress tweeted. "Everyone Was Peaceful—Jaime and the rest of my sisters on this bus. 77th precinct." King then detailed the experience. "Currently still on the bus for over 4 hours," she continued. "Took us from 77th precinct to San Pedro. Women w/ no access to vital meds, bathrooms, bleeding through their pants. They are laughing at us. #BlackLivesMattter." Earlier in the day, King was protesting outside of the home of Los Angeles mayor Eric Garcetti. She wore a shirt...
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Watch NBC News Now's Can You Hear Us Now? Virtual Discussion on Race in America

Watch NBC News Now's Can You Hear Us Now? Virtual Discussion on Race in America
Protests are continuing across the country following the deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and Ahmaud Arbery, and in an effort to continue the dialogue around issues like police brutality and racism, NBC News Now and Nbcblk are presenting Can You Hear Us Now?, a virtual discussion. Airing now, the special is hosted by MSNBC correspondent and host of the NBC News podcast, Into America, Trymaine Lee. With the help of guests such as Wisconsin Lt. Governor Mandela Barnes and actor Don Cheadle, Lee is moderating discussions on race, what being black in America means today, the experiences that shape and fuel the pain and anguish playing out in protests across the country and how America can help...
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Ashton Kutcher Says the Phrase "All Lives Matter" Is "Missing the Point" in Tearful Message

Ashton Kutcher Says the Phrase
Ashton Kutcher has an important message. On Tuesday, the That '70s Show alum took to Instagram with a tearful plea aimed toward his followers that commented "All Lives Matter" on a recent post. Addressing fans in a video captioned, "#Blm vs #Alm understanding why saying 'all lives matter' is missing the point," he explained why the phrase is being misused in the larger conversation of race.  "So, on Saturday, I posted a black out of my social media channels and just posted 'Blm' and a lot of folks responded, 'All Lives Matter,'" his video began. "And, I want to talk about that a little bit because I don't think the people that are posting 'All Lives...
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Lea Michele Apologizes Following ‘Glee’ Co-Star’s Accusations That She Made Her Time On Set ‘A Living Hell’

Lea Michele Apologizes Following ‘Glee’ Co-Star’s Accusations That She Made Her Time On Set ‘A Living Hell’
Lea Michele is apologizing. The 33-year-old pregnant actress and singer took to Instagram on Wednesday morning to release a statement after being accused by her former “Glee” co-star, Samantha Marie Ware, of making her “first television gig a living hell.” Ware posted a message in response to a tweet Michele shared in the wake of George Floyd‘s death. Floyd,
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Jay-Z Buys Full-Page Ads Across The U.S. In Dedication To George Floyd

Jay-Z Buys Full-Page Ads Across The U.S. In Dedication To George Floyd
Jay-Z‘s Roc Nation has taken out full-page ads in newspapers across the United States in the wake of George Floyd‘s death. The ad, which was also posted on Roc Nation’s Instagram on Tuesday, includes a quote from Martin Luther King Jr.’s 1965 address in Selma, Alabama. Newspapers such as the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, the Chicago Tribune and the Philadelphia
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Mother Of George Floyd’s 6-Year-Old Daughter Speaks Out: ‘This Is What Those Officers Took’

Mother Of George Floyd’s 6-Year-Old Daughter Speaks Out: ‘This Is What Those Officers Took’
The mother of George Floyd’s daughter spoke out on Tuesday for the first time since Floyd’s death in an attempt to get “everybody to know that this is what those officers took.” In a short, tearful statement alongside the daughter she had with Floyd, Roxie Washington mourned the loss of Floyd as a father to 6-year-old Gianna. “I don’t
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Keke Palmer Asks the National Guard to "March Beside Us" While Attending Protest

Keke Palmer Asks the National Guard to
Keke Palmer is asking for members of the National Guard to march in solidarity with protesters in Hollywood. In a video shared to Twitter by NBC News' Gadi Schwartz on Tuesday, the 26-year-old is seen pleading with a group of National Guard members to march alongside her and hundreds of other protesters as an act of unity. Palmer is seen telling one member that now is the time to "help" the people and "to stop the governmental oppression" taking place. She implored, "Let the revolution be televised, march beside us and show us that you're here for us. Make history with us, please!" As she repeatedly asked the group of military...
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See Every Celebrity Participating in Protests in Light Of George Floyd's Death

See Every Celebrity Participating in Protests in Light Of George Floyd's Death
Many celebrities aren't sitting around in silence any longer. In the last few days, stars participated in nationwide protests to stand in solidarity with the Black community. The protests across the United States were not only in response to George Floyd's death but also Breonna Taylor's death, Tony McDade's death, Ahmaud Arbery's death and so many others in recent months. Among the celebrities protesting earlier in the week and over the weekend include Ariana Grande, Jamie Foxx, Halsey, Michael B. JordanTimothée Chalamet, Kendrick SampsonKehlani and countless others. On Friday, Foxx attended the Minneapolis press conference and spoke to the crowd...
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Evan Peters Says He's "Deeply Upset" at Himself for Sharing an Anti-Protest Message

Evan Peters Says He's
Evan Peters is apologizing for hitting the retweet button a little too fast. On Tuesday, the American Horror Story actor told his followers he was sorry for retweeting a post by a Twitter user who shared a recording of a news broadcast. In the live broadcast, police officers could be seen chasing after "looters," which is how the Twitter user described them. And at one point, the cops were shown pinning down a person they were running after. "I can watch these piece of s--t looters get tackled all day," the Twitter user, who uploaded the post, captioned his video. After receiving backlash for his retweet, Peters not only apologized but made it clear to his followers that he doesn't...
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Vanessa Morgan Says She's Being ''Used as a Sidekick'' to Riverdale's White Characters

Vanessa Morgan Says She's Being ''Used as a Sidekick'' to Riverdale's White Characters
Actress Vanessa Morgan Kopech is speaking out about being "tired of how black people are portrayed in media." Morgan, who currently plays Toni Topaz in The CW's Riverdale, took to Twitter on Sunday, May, 31 to share that she was not going to be "quiet anymore." In a statement posted on the social media platform, she wrote, "Tired of how black people are portrayed in media, tired of us being portrayed as thugs, dangerous or angry scary people. Tired of us also being used as side kick non dimensional characters to our white leads."  "Or only used in the ads for diversity but not actually in the show," she continued. "It starts with the media. I'm not being...
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Mother of George Floyd's 6-Year-Old Daughter Speaks Out: "He Will Never Walk Her Down the Aisle"

The mother of George Floyd's 6-year-old daughter Gianna is addressing the nation, one week after his death. In a press conference on Tuesday, Gianna and her mother, Roxie Washington, stepped up to a podium to demand justice for the 46-year-old, who was killed while being detained by a Minneapolis police officer.. "I don't have a lot to say because I can't get my words together right now, but I wanted everybody to know that this is what those officers took," Roxie, pointing at her daughter. She continued, "At the end of the day, they get to go home and be with their families. Gianna does not have a father. He will never see her grown up, graduate. He will never walk her down the...
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George Floyd's Funeral and Memorial Services Announced One Week After His Death

George Floyd's Funeral and Memorial Services Announced One Week After His Death
George Floyd will be laid to rest after numerous memorials are held in his honor across the country. According to NBC News, the 46-year-old is set to be memorialized in the three cities he resided in throughout his lifetime.  The first of the three events will take place at the Trask Word and Worship Center at North Central University, located in Minneapolis, the same city where George Floyd died while under arrest by former police officer Derek Chauvin. Chauvin is facing third-degree murder and manslaughter chargers. He and three officers were fired for their involvement in Floyd's detainment. Rev. Al Sharpton will deliver the eulogy for the services, as he announced on his Twitter on...
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Lea Michele Accused of Making Glee a "Living Hell" for Co-Star Samantha Marie Ware

Lea Michele Accused of Making Glee a
Samantha Marie Ware has spoken out about her experience working with Lea Michele on Glee.  On Friday, Michele tweeted about the death of George Floyd, the Minnesota man who was killed after police officer Derek Chauvin used his knee to pin Floyd to the ground by his neck during Floyd's arrest.  "George Floyd did not deserve this. This was not an isolated incident and it must end. #BlackLivesMatter," the Glee alum tweeted.  On Monday, Ware, who appeared on Glee as recurring character Jane Hayward during the show's sixth season, responded to Michele's tweet, writing back, "Lmao Remember When You Made My First Televison [sic] Gig A Living...
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Rihanna's Viral Tie-Dye Dress Makes a Comeback to Support Black Lives Matter

Rihanna's Viral Tie-Dye Dress Makes a Comeback to Support Black Lives Matter
The world of beauty, fashion and entertainment are banding together to support the Black Lives Matter movement. Over the weekend, the London-based brand Asai took to social media to share that it would be standing in solidarity with the Black community. The founder of the fashion label, A Sai Ta, shared that his company would bring back a tie-dye dress that Rihanna famously wore from its line in 2019. As the designer put it, the eye-catching piece has only ever been in the hands of himself and the 32-year-old star. In addition to making the dress available for everyone to shop, A Sai Ta revealed that all of the proceeds will be donated to three charities helping the Black Lives Matter...
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