Beyonce's new video "Formation" is "pro-Black Panther" and "anti-cop," says a Republican congressman, who argued Monday that it perpetuates a lie about the August 2014 shooting in Missouri of an unarmed black man by a white police officer.
If you think #OscarsSoWhite, consider the world of elite ballet. And if you want to understand why the current conversation over the lack of diversity among this year's film academy nominees is just one thread of a much larger tapestry, watch Nelson George's documentary "A Ballerina's Tale: The Incredible Rise of Misty Copeland" on PBS on Monday night.
The annual Oscar nominees luncheon is generally a time of low-stakes celebration, but this year amid discussions of Oscar diversity and a boycott, as well as dramatic changes to academy membership, the Monday gathering was also one for reflection.
Feb. 14: TV personality Hugh Downs ("20/20") is 95. Actress Florence Henderson is 82. Country singer Razzy Bailey is 77. Jazz saxophonist Maceo Parker is 73. TV personality Pat O'Brien ("The Insider," "Access Hollywood") is 68. Magician Teller of Penn and Teller is 68. Actor Ken Wahl ("Wiseguy") is 59. Opera singer Renee Fleming is 57. Actress Meg Tilly is 56. Singer Dwayne Wiggins of Tony! Toni! Tone! is 55. Actress Sakina Jaffey ("House of Cards") is 54. Actor Enrico Colantoni ("Just Shoot Me") is 53. Actor Zach Galligan ("Gremlins") is 52. Actor Valente Rodriguez ("George Lopez") is 52. Bassist Ricky Wolking of The Nixons is 50. Actor Simon Pegg (2009's "Star Trek") is 46. Bassist Kevin Baldes of Lit is 44. Singer Rob Thomas of Matchbox Twenty is 44. Actor Jake Lacy ("The Office") is 30. Actress Tiffany Thornton ("Sonny With A Chance") is 30. Actor Freddie Highmore ("Charlie and the Chocolate Factory," "Bates Motel") is 24.
The championship game of the 64th edition of Boston's Beanpot college hockey tournament was delayed for about 30 minutes on Monday night when the rink TV lighting went out in the first period. Power elsewhere in the building was not affected.
A day after the Super Bowl, people are still parsing over each frame from Beyonce's halftime performance, trying to glean the messages, both subtle and overt, that made for a stunning display of unapologetic blackness and political activism during one of the most-watched events of the year.