William Shatner Calls Out Facebook For Ad That Says He’d Dead -
There’s nothing like celebrating your birthday, only to find out someone is spreading that you’re dead.
Actor William Shatner is calling out Facebook over an ad that said he was dead. The “Star Trek” legend found out about his alleged death yesterday by a fan on Twitter who tagged the actor saying "I thought you might want to know you're dead."
The post included a picture from a sponsored advertisement on Facebook's messenger app that said the Sci-Fi actor was found dead. Shatner called out the social media site on Twitter saying "Hey @facebook isn't this your messenger app?," adding "Thought you were doing something about this?" The company took notice shortly after and contacted Shatner saying they removed the ad.
The Shatner hoax comes as Facebook is under fire for a data breach and continued reports of fake news. Yesterday was Shatner's 87th birthday.
Source: Hollywood Reporter
Mr. Rogers Is Being Honored With A Postage Stamp -
The gentle children’s show legend known as Mr. Rogers is being remembered by the US Postal Service.
“Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood” was a staple on PBS from 1968 to 2001. And Rogers himself has become part of cultural heritage, so it’s only fitting his image is on a forever postage stamp.
That stamp will be unveiled today during a ceremony at the studio in Pittsburgh, PA where Fred Rogers created and filmed his show. The stamp show his in the signature cardigan sweater alongside his puppet friend King Friday.
Rogers widow will be on hand as will the man who played Mr. McFeely the deliveryman.
A documentary about Rogers and his groundbreaking show, “Won’t You Be My Neighbor,” will hit theaters on June 8.
Source: New York Post
The Weather Channel Has A New And Famous Owner -
If you’re a weather junkie, get ready for more of it.
The Weather Channel now belongs to comedian Byron Allen. Allen's production company, Entertainment Studios, has acquired the cable TV network for 300-million-dollars. The website Weather.com and its mobile apps are part of the sale, IBM bought those in 2016.
Allen was attracted to the familiarity of the Weather Channel, and here’s where it gets exciting; he plans to distribute it to winder audience
Back in the 80’s Allen starred in the reality TV show “Real People.”
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ON TV THIS WEEKEND:
- Hope & Fury: MLK, The Movement and the Media Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and the leaders of the civil rights movement use the lens of the media to awaken the American people to the injustices of Jim Crow laws and segregation. (NBC)
- O.J. Simpson: The Lost Confession? (repeat) In recently rediscovered recordings of an interview hosted by Judith Regan, O.J. Simpson shares a hypothetical account of what happened on the night his ex-wife and her friend were brutally slain. (FOX)
- 60 Minutes First TV interview with Stormy Daniels detailing alleged affair with Donald Trump and an attempt to cover up her story. (CBS)
- American Idol Hopefuls perform in Los Angeles, Nashville, Tenn., New Orleans, New York and Savannah, Ga. (ABC)
- Little Big Shots A 6-year-old who cares for veterans; a funky fiddler; an aerialist duo from the Ukraine. (NBC)
- Genius Junior Victoria, Tyler and Melody go up against Ethan, Devananda and Connor. (NBC)
*Captain America - Chris Evans’ time as Captain America may be coming to an end after Avengers 4. “You want to get off the train before they push you off,” Evans told the New York Times in an interview. The paper added: “For now, he has no plans to return to the franchise and expects that planned reshoots in the fall will mark the end of his tenure in the familiar red, white and blue super suit.” This is not the first time Evans has suggested his days as Steve Rogers may soon come to an end. “I’ve had a great run. Superheroes are reinventable entities, like Batman or even James Bond. These movies find new incarnations and new ways to tell the story. I am all for it,” Evans said last year.