So far in 2018, Aretha Franklin, the Cranberries' Dolores O'Riordan, the Temptations' Dennis Edwards, Hugh Masekela, Art Neville, Avicii, John Perry Barlow, Edwin Hawkins and numerous other musicians have passed away.
On Sept. 29 in Pawtucket, RI, Recovery Fest 2018, a "drug and alcohol-free music festival," will feature Macklemore and Fitz and the Tantrums, guest speakers, recovery meetings and a job fair. No vaping allowed.
Bill Maher is too controversial for the Television Academy, which hands out the annual Emmy awards. For this year's nominations, announced today, Maher's show "Real Time" didn't receive one.
Ilana Glazer and Abbi Jacobson, the stars of Comedy Central's "Broad City," are lending their support for Cynthia Nixon's campaign to upset incumbent Gov. Andrew Cuomo in November by giving away a signed bong to one loyal supporter of the actress-turned-politician.
Joe Jackson passed away on June 27. Tommy Chong, who helped get the Jackson 5 signed by Motown, says, "He was a mean old workhorse whose methods were far from normal, but produced results."