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Death invades the ranks of life again, and this time is truly a heartwrenching. We are deeply saddened to inform you all that actor, Luke Perry, has passed at the age of 52. Luke, known for his role of “Dylan McKay,” on 90210 and Archie Andrews’ father on The CW’s hit series, Riverdale, has passed after suffering a massive stroke late last week.

via CNN

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Perry, 52, died Monday after suffering a massive stroke, his publicist Arnold Robinson told CNN.
“He was surrounded by his children Jack and Sophie, fiancé Wendy Madison Bauer, ex-wife Minnie Sharp, mother Ann Bennett, step-father Steve Bennett, brother Tom Perry, sister Amy Coder, and other close family and friends. The family appreciates the outpouring of support and prayers that have been extended to Luke from around the world, and respectfully request privacy in this time of great mourning. No further details will be released at this time,” a statement from Robinson read.
Born Coy Luther Perry III in Mansfield, Ohio, and raised in the small community of Fredericktown, Perry moved to Los Angeles to pursue acting soon after graduating from high school.
There he worked a series of odd jobs as he tried to break into the business.
The Big Apple beckoned in 1988 after he scored an appearance as Ned Bates on the soap opera “Loving,” which required him to move to New York City.
In 2013 during an appearance on the radio show “Sway in the Morning,” Perry said it took him 256 auditions before he scored his first gig.
“I just kept thinking, ‘You know, I just walked out of a room full of fools,'” Perry said of how he maintained the confidence to keep going. “Those people have no idea.”
The same year as his “Loving” appearance, Perry landed a role on another soap, this time portraying Kenny on “Another World.”
But it was his role as seemingly bad boy Dylan McKay on Fox’s “Beverly Hills 90210” in 1990 which shot Perry into the atmosphere.
The series was both wildly popular and also criticized because of its willingness to take on topics such as teens being sexually active.
“We have done some shows that dealt with pretty some touchy topics and people weren’t altogether happy with how we dealt with it,” Perry said during an appearance on “The Arsenio Hall Show” in the 1990s. “I thought we handled it pretty intelligently and we were willing to answer the questions we brought up.”
Perry’s character was so popular among fans that in 1991 an expected crowd of 2,000 at a Florida mall turned into a stampede of 10,000 when he appeared at an autograph signing.
Several people were hospitalized and the mall was forced to shut its doors after the chaos.
The actor famously left the show in Season 6, seeking to break away from the Dylan character, but returned in Season 9.
Perry also appeared on the big screen with roles in films including “Good Intentions,” “Red Wing” and “Buffy the Vampire Slayer,” which later became a hit television series.
He made his Broadway debut in 2002 as Brad in “The Rocky Horror Picture Show.”
But it was the small screen that showed the actor the most love, with roles on “The Incredible Hulk,” “Jeremiah,” “Oz,” “Windfall” and “John from Cincinnati.”
More recently, Perry took on the role as Archie Andrews’ father Fred in the hit CW drama “Riverdale,” based on the characters from the Archie comics.
Perry married “Teen Wolf Too” actress Rachel Sharp in 1993 and the couple welcomed son Jack and daughter Sophie.
They divorced a decade later.
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There is never a “right time to die,” but to add further disappointment to this tragedy is that we will not get to see him alongside his former co-stars Jason Priestly, Ian Ziering, and Jenny Garth as they do the 90210 reunion/miniseries this summer. We are not sure now Riverdale, will move forward with his character, if at all. We would like to offer our prayers and condolences to his family, friends, and loved ones. Luke, you will be missed.

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ICYMI! Janelle Monae Comes Out as Non-Binary Using “Steven Universe” Character!

Janelle Monae is undoubtedly one of the most talented people in the world. However, it is her transparency that we have always admired the most about her.

Janelle Monae became even more transparent recently when she revealed to the world, via Twitter, she is non-binary!

Yep, Janelle Monae joins the likes of Amandla Stenberg, Sam Smith, and Ruby Rose who also identify as non-binary, or gender fluid, not conforming or identifying with either gender of male or female. Often the pronouns they identify with are “them” and “they” because they are seen as gender neutral. Janelle tweeted the following from her personal account, using a non-binary character from Cartoon Network’s progressive and LGBT friendly animated series, “Steven Universe,” named “Stevonnie.”

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Janelle Monae is undoubtedly one of the most talented people in the world. However, it is her transparency that we have always admired the most about her.

Janelle Monae became even more transparent recently when she revealed to the world, via Twitter, she is non-binary!

Yep, Janelle Monae joins the likes of Amandla Stenberg, Sam Smith, and Ruby Rose who also identify as non-binary, or gender fluid, not conforming or identifying with either gender of male or female. Often the pronouns they identify with are “them” and “they” because they are seen as gender neutral. Janelle tweeted the following from her personal account, using a non-binary character from Cartoon Network’s progressive and LGBT friendly animated series, “Steven Universe,” named “Stevonnie.”

Stevonnie is a fusion comprised of Steven Universe, a young boy born with a magical gem that gives him superhuman abilities, and his best friend/love interest Connie Maheswaran, a normal human girl.

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The line “I am an experience” is in part quoted from the series when Steven’s mother, Rose Quartz, tells another fusion, Garnet, “you are not one person, you are not two people, you are an experience.” Garnet, in turn, later said the same thing to Stevonnie after Steven and Connie first fused together.

We love Janelle Monae regardless of how she–we mean they–identify! Now, if we can just get another interview with her!

What are your thoughts on Janelle coming out? Will you still be supporting them? Sound off in the comments’ section below!

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Judge Orders Google to Turn Over a Full Year of Jussie Smollett’s Data for Investigation

Jussie Smollet’s investigation is far from over. In fact, the investigation is only deepening and becoming more intensive. Apparently a Cook County judge over the investigation as ordered Google to hand over a full year’s worth of the actor’s data. This data includes emails, photos, location data and private messages for an entire year as part of the special prosecutor’s investigation into the alleged attack on the actor.

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Jussie Smollet’s investigation is far from over. In fact, the investigation is only deepening and becoming more intensive. Apparently a Cook County judge over the investigation as ordered Google to hand over a full year’s worth of the actor’s data. This data includes emails, photos, location data and private messages for an entire year as part of the special prosecutor’s investigation into the alleged attack on the actor.

Two warrants filed last month in Circuit Court and will allow Google to also retrieve deleted information.

via The Chicago Tribune

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The warrants, filed last month in Circuit Court, sought a trove of documentation from Smollett and his manager’s Google accounts — not just emails but also drafted and deleted messages; any files in their Google Drive cloud storage services; any Google Voice texts, calls and contacts; search and web browsing history; and location data.

Investigators sought a full year’s data — from November 2018 to November 2019 — even though the key events in the controversy took place between late January and late March 2019. Authorities could be looking for any incriminating remarks from Smollett or his manager, especially in the months after State’s Attorney Kim Foxx’s office abruptly dismissed disorderly conduct charges against the then-“Empire” actor just weeks after his indictment. Smollett, who is African American and openly gay, has declared the dismissal a vindication of his claims that he was the victim of a racist and homophobic attack.

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All we can say is this is crazy and bananas! We really hope this information will either vindicate or prove that he orchestrated this attack. Honestly, this has dragged on for too long. The muck and mire around all of this just leaves a sour taste in our mouths. What do you guys think of this latest turn in Jussie’s case? Sound off in the comments’ section below!

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ICYMI! Jay-Z & Beyonce Brought Their Own Brand of Champagne to The Golden Globes

This year’s Golden Globes have come and gone, but they are still the talk of the town. One of the hot topics surrounding the momentous night revolve around Jay-Z and Beyonce! As you may already know, the iconic couple arrived late to the awards ceremony, avoiding the Red Carpet all together, and arriving with Jay-Z’s own brand of champagne in tow!

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This year’s Golden Globes have come and gone, but they are still the talk of the town. One of the hot topics surrounding the momentous night revolved around Jay-Z and Beyonce! As you may already know, the iconic couple arrived late to the awards ceremony, avoiding the Red Carpet all together, and arriving with Jay-Z’s own brand of champagne in tow!

via Page Six

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Jay-Z and Beyoncé’s bodyguard was spotted holding bottles of the rapper’s own brand of champagne, Ace of Spades, at the Golden Globes on Sunday.

“.@Beyonce and Jay-Z just walked in,” LA Times reporter Amy Kaufman noted on Twitter alongside a photo of the couple standing by their security. “They’re waiting until Kate McKinnon finishes speaking to take their seats.”

She added, “Is their bodyguard carrying bottles of alc for them?”

In the photo, the guard can be seen holding two bottles behind his back, despite one of the official sponsors of the evening being Moët & Chandon.

The rapper spent $200 million in 2014 to own the high-end bubbly Armand de Brignac, which makes Ace of Spades.

The couple was reportedly an hour late to the show on Sunday night. Beyoncé was nominated for best original song for “The Lion King,” but lost to Elton John and Bernie Taupin.

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This is such a power move on Jay-Z’s behalf, and not to mention amazing publicity. We are not sure whether he planned for this to become a story, but it is the talk of the town. Anything Jay-Z and Beyonce do is so widely noticed and gone over with a fine toothed comb that we are not surprised this is newsworthy. It is being reported stars like Reese Witherspoon and Jennifer Lopez asked to try some of it!

We honestly do not blame them for bringing their own champagne either. If we owned a multi-million dollar champagne company we definitely would not be drinking anyone else’s products either. Kudos to The Carters!

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