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Pop Daily News: Courtney Kemp Reacts To Death of “Power” Cast Member Killed On-Set Accident, Academy Awards Considering Going Host-less This Year, Janet Jackson Inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

Courtney Kemp Reacts To Death of “Power” Cast Member Killed On-Set Accident

The creator and executive producer of “Power” Courtney Kemp spoke about the recent death of crew member Pedro Jimenez, who was killed on set by an SUV.

She writes,

‘I have not known how to write this post; social media is an odd, impersonal place for grief, often an odd place to commemorate a life. A few sentences cannot address the love, humor, courage and strength of a man loved by so many. Pedro Jimenez was a beloved member of our crew and here since season one. This is a tragedy for the Power family, and even more for Pedro’s family and friends, who must face the holidays and the coming cold months ahead without him. If you are a fan of @power_starz and have enjoyed our show, please know it takes hundreds of people to make the series that you enjoy. Pedro was one of those people. Pray for him and for his family. Tell your loved ones how you feel about them so they know for sure.’


Academy Awards Considering Going Host-less This Year

According to reports, the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts & Sciences will possibly be going host-less this year after Kevin Hart declined his invitation to host this year’s Oscars.  There were talks about Jimmy Kimmel hosting for the third year; however, an insider of the awards said, “…[having] ‘a bunch of huge celebs, something ‘SNL’ style.”

With only three months until the Oscars, it has been confirmed that Kevin Hart has decided to step down from his dream opportunity of hosting the Oscars. Hart declined the Academy’s suggestion to apologize to the LGBTQ community after homophobic tweets surfaced from the comedian. I

He released this statement:

“I have made the choice to step down from hosting this year’s Oscar’s….this is because I do not want to be a distraction on a night that should be celebrated by so many amazing talented artists. I sincerely apologize to the LGBTQ community for my insensitive words from my past.”

“I’m sorry that I hurt people.. I am evolving and want to continue to do so. My goal is to bring people together not tear us apart. Much love & appreciation to the Academy. I hope we can meet again.”


Janet Jackson Inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame


After three nominations, for three years, Janet Jackson has finally been inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame’s 2019 inductees include: Janet Jackson, Radiohead, The Zombies, Roxy Music, Def Leppard, Stevie Nicks and The Cure.

She also joins her brother Michael Jackson who was inducted in 2001 and the rest of her brothers in the Jackson 5 who were inducted (Micheal twice) in 1997.

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