Kristen Bell will no longer voice a mixed-race character on Central Park
CNN Citing her own "pervasive privilege," Kristen Bell has announced she is leaving her role as a mixed-race character on the Apple TV+ animated series, "Central Park." Bell, a White actress beloved for playing Anna in the "Frozen" film franchise, voices Molly on the animated musical comedy about the Tillermans, a family that lives in Central Park. Her departure is one of the latest examples of the racial reckoning happening in Hollywood and around the world following the death in Minneapolis police custody of George Floyd. This is a time to acknowledge our acts of complicity. Playing the character of Molly on Central Park shows a lack of awareness of my pervasive privilege, Bell wrote Wednesday in the caption of a photo showing a statement from the series on her verified Instagram account.
Mike Henry to stop voicing Black character on 'Family Guy'
The show was a spin-off from the long-running series "Family Guy." Henry, announced Friday, June 26, that he will no longer voice the black character Cleveland Brown on "Family Guy." (AP Photo/Dan Steinberg, File)LOS ANGELES Family Guy voice actor Mike Henry said Friday he is stepping down from the role of Cleveland Brown on the Fox animated series. Henry wrote on Twitter that he will stop playing the shows main African American character because persons of color should play characters of color. The 54-year-old voice actor, who is a white man, has voiced the character since the series debut in 1999. Henry had also voiced the Latin maid named Consuela on the series.
LeBron James, Spotify, HBO among 2020 Webby Award winners
The International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences announced that James, Fallon and Bell are among the 2020 Webby Award winners for internet excellence. (AP Photo)LOS ANGELES LeBron James, Jimmy Fallon, Spotify and HBO are among the 2020 Webby Award winners for internet excellence. Lil Nas Xs Panini won a Webby for peoples voice award for best art direction. Spotify scored an award for best use of online media, while HBO claimed best branded editorial experience. Tom Hanks #NiceTweets with Tom Hanks won a peoples voice award for arts and entertainment.
Kids' Choice Awards bringing stars, slime from isolation
FILE - In this March 23, 2019 file photo, Chris Pratt reacts after getting slimed as he accepts the award for favorite butt-kicker for "Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom" at the Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Award in Los Angeles. Nickelodeon's annual show and the signature green slime it pours on celebrities has been rescheduled for May 2 with host Victoria Justice. On Friday the kids' channel announced that the rebooted virtual ceremony, whose original March 29 date was postponed by the coronavirus, will be known as Nickelodeons Kids Choice Awards 2020: Celebrate Together. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, file)LOS ANGELES – The Kids' Choice Awards will be bringing the slime home. Organizers say the show “will reveal the winners through some of the most creative orange-blimp acceptances in KCA history.”LeBron James will receive the show's Generation Change Award for commitment to education.
Kristen Bell wants to help teachers; could we love her any more?
Shes helping teachers get their classroom wish lists fulfilled. Bell includes the featured teachers Amazon wish list and in turn asks her followers if they might be able to help donate supplies. One educator in New York nearly had her wish list fulfilled in full. "I've always had an Amazon wish list with the things I wanted for my students, but never did I believe this would happen." But on the other hand, we love to see Bell doing something like this.
How Dax embarrassed Kristen Bell in front of Jay-Z and Beyonc
Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images(CNN) - Kristen Bell and Dax Shepard's plan to become besties with fellow celebrity couple Jay-Z and Beyonc didn't exactly work out. Bell talked about it recently on the YouTube series, "First We Feast." "Dax talked his ear off and I don't think Jay was that interested," Bell said. "I think he was like, 'Real recognize real' And I was like, 'Dax, Dax, don't.'" Still, Bell understood that her husband, who has been open about his admiration for Jay-Z, had to give it his best shot.
How 'Veronica Mars' helps some sexual assault survivors heal
What has set "Veronica Mars" apart from other programs geared at young adults is how it helped a certain segment of the population feel seen: sexual assault survivors. But what has set "Veronica Mars" apart from other programs geared at young adults is how it helped a certain segment of the population feel seen: sexual assault survivors. It's hard to quantify exactly how therapeutic shows like "Veronica Mars" have been for assault survivors, considering the understandably historically low probability of this subset of the population to self-identify. Hulu does not include a warning label ahead of the old episodes of "Veronica Mars" available on its platform and a request by CNN to find out whether it would was not returned. "Veronica Mars" is produced by Warner Bros. Television which, like CNN, is part of parent company WarnerMedia.