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Rolling Stone co-founder Jann Wenner removed from Rock & Roll Hall of Fame board
Rolling Stone magazine co-founder Jann Wenner was removed from his position on the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame’s board of directors after comments he made about Black and female artists that were widely criticized, the hall said in a statement. In a terse statement, the Cleveland-based Hall of Fame offered no reason for its move, saying, “Jann Wenner has been removed from the Board of Directors of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Foundation.”
Drew Barrymore to pause show until Hollywood writers’ strike ends
Actor Drew Barrymore on Sunday said she had backed off plans to bring back her daytime talk show while strikes in Hollywood continue, yielding to an outcry of criticism. The proposed return of “The Drew Barrymore Show” drew picketers from the striking writers’ and actors’ unions as taping resumed last week.
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