It's been rough going here for the famous for a little while. This week, Jeopardy! host Alex Trebek announced his stage four cancer diagnosis. Hall of Fame pitcher Tom Seaver retired from public life because of his dementia diagnosis. And then there are the deaths: Actor Luke Perry at 52. The Prodigy frontman Keith Flint at 49. Actress Katherine Helmond at 89.
Also this hour: a look at Netflix's new not-exactly-the-X-Men, but-still-adapted-from-a-comic-book series, The Umbrella Academy.
Some other stuff that happened this week, give or take:
- Breakdancing In The Olympics? Paris 2024 Organizers Say, 'Oui, Garçon!'
- America is hung up on bowl culture. What if you like to eat from a plate?
- The Long Adolescence of Lucas Hedges
- The 100 All-Time Greatest Films Directed by Women
- Sesame Street's Turning 50, and InStyle Dressed Our Favorite Characters for the Party
- The scientific reason you find that Momo picture so creepy
- Tabitha and Stephen King just called out the sexist media reactions to their shared legacy.
- Michael J. Fox on acting with Parkinson's, taking the wrong roles and staying positive: 'Until it's not funny anymore, it is funny.'
- Carly Rae Jepsen Once Watched Seal Eat an Entire Loaf of Bread, Plain
- Cardi B And Bruno Mars Take Over The Taqueria In 'Please Me' Video
- Parents "Cheesing" Their Kids Is Your New Worst Favorite Meme
- Scott Rudin Responds to 'Mockingbird' Controversy With a Solution (Exclusive)
- Steven Spielberg is gunning to make sure Netflix never has another Oscars contender like Roma
- Carolina Hurricanes wearing Hartford Whalers jerseys is a crass money grab, insult to Connecticut fans
- From video game to day job: How 'SimCity' inspired a generation of city planners
- Hipster whines at tech mag for using his pic to imply hipsters look the same, discovers pic was of an entirely different hipster
- A Change for Rotten Tomatoes Ahead of Captain Marvel
- The People Who Eat the Same Meal Every Day
- Taneisha Duggan - Producing associate at TheaterWorks
- Carolyn Paine - Actress, comedian, and dancer; founder, director, and choreographer of CONNetic Dance
- Bill Yousman - Professor of Media Studies at Sacred Heart University
Colin McEnroe and Chion Wolf contributed to this show.