Obama, Johansson and more react to death of Chadwick Boseman
NEW YORK Chadwick came to the White House to work with kids when he was playing Jackie Robinson. Chadwick was not only a deeply soulful and powerful actor, but he was such a kind, thoughtful, funny and gentle person. Theres a reason (Chadwick Boseman) could play Jackie Robinson, Thurgood Marshall, and King TChalla with such captivating depth and honesty. Chadwick Boseman. Beyonc wrote on her website. Rest in power, King. Scottie Pippen, longtime Chicago Bulls star and six-time NBA champion, said on Twitter.
Hollywood power publicist and pal to stars Nanci Ryder dies
Nanci Ryder, a powerful Hollywood publicist and co-founder of BWR Public Relations who became close to such stars as Rene Zellweger and Courteney Cox, died Thursday of Lou Gehrigs disease in Los Angeles. Zellweger thanked Ryder in her best actress acceptance speech when she won the Academy Award for Judy earlier this year. Stints at Goldberg-Ehrlich Public Relations and Management and Michael Levine Public Relations followed, before she formed Nanci Ryder Public Relations in 1984, with Fox as her first client. In 1987, she co-founded the firm BWR Public Relations with Paul Baker and Larry Winokur. This spring, the firm's parent company, Burson Cohn & Wolfe, shut down BWR Public Relations, moving staffers or laying them off.
NASA names Mars rock after The Rolling Stones
Central Press/Getty Images(CNN) - The Rolling Stones have received just about every earthly honor in their legendary career, and now they are making rock history on Mars. It's the size of a golf ball and was photographed by the InSight lander. The stadium is about three miles from NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, which runs the Mars InSight mission. "NASA has given us something we've always dreamed of, our own rock on Mars," singer Mick Jagger told the crowd. "So while the name Rolling Stones Rock is informal, it will appear on working maps of the Red Planet," the NASA statement said.