The actress Cynthia Nixon officially jumped into the race for governor of New York on Monday, setting off what promises to be a tumultuous six months as she challenges Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo in this year’s Democratic primary. Ms. Nixon, 51, has never before run for elected office and has chosen a huge undertaking for her first bid: seeking to unseat a two-term incumbent (and son of a three-term governor) who is sitting atop more than $30 million in campaign cash.

Luke Perry has died after suffering a massive stroke at his home in California last week (ends01Mar19). The 52-year-old former Beverly Hills, 90210 star passed away on Monday morning (04Mar19) at St. Joseph's Hospital in Burbank. He suffered the stroke at his Sherman Oaks home last Wednesday, prompting an outpouring of prayers and support from famous friends and castmates past and present. Perry began his acting career in the early 1980s and became a TV idol and pin-up as Dylan McKay on 90210 from 1990 to 2000. He has been enjoying a career resurgence of late, playing Fred Andrews on TV drama Riverdale. The actor also filmed a role in Quentin Tarantino's upcoming Charles Manson movie, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood. Perry's credits also include Another World, Oz, Jeremiah and Body of Proof. His stroke came hours after it was revealed his former 90210 castmates had regrouped for a new series. Luke was not expected to be a regular on the spin-off, due to his commitments to Riverdale. News of his death came shortly after his former 90210 love interest Shannen Doherty urged fans to remain positive for Perry. Speaking with Entertainment Tonight at Sunday’s Animal Hope and Wellness Foundation's Compassion Project Gala, she revealed she had been in contact with the star. "I can't talk about it here 'cause I will literally start crying but I love him and he knows I love him," an emotional Shannen told the news outlet. "I'm in contact. It's Luke, and he's my Dylan. Everybody just keep positive wonderful thoughts, that's all I'm gonna say."

The Gossip Girl alum teased her Sesame Street debut in April 2018. “Finally. I have friends,” she captioned an Instagram video of herself dancing with the characters. The actress got a shout-out from the show via Instagram with a photo of her with the Muppets. “Sunny days on Sesame Street with our friend, @blakelively! Thanks for visiting us!,” the caption read.
Queen's 1975 hit Bohemian Rhapsody has become the first pre-1990s music video to reach one billion plays on YouTube. The six-minute long promo, which is often hailed as a pioneering example of the music video, hit the milestone over the weekend. YouTube bosses claim it is the first song released before the 1990s to make the milestone. To celebrate, the band is releasing a newly remastered high definition version of the clip on their YouTube channel on Monday and are also launching a project titled You Are the Champions, allowing fans the opportunity to take part in three new user-generated videos. "We are honoured that Bohemian Rhapsody has just hit one billion views on YouTube," bandmates Brian May and Roger Taylor said in a statement posted on their website. Inviting fans to take part in their new project, they added: "We want to thank you all and celebrate with our amazing fans all around the world by creating three new music videos to our songs, all featuring you! Whether you are a musician, singer, dancer, visual artist or you just want to have some fun. Go to www.youarethechampions.com to find out more and we'll see you on the road somewhere." Their initiative allows singers and instrumentalists to submit their take on Bohemian Rhapsody, dancers can work on a video for Don't Stop Me Now, and visual artists have been asked to design any word or phrase from the lyrics to A Kind of Magic. Queen's YouTube channel will feature the finished fan videos later this year. The band's already immense popularity received a boost following the success of their biopic, also titled Bohemian Rhapsody, which debuted last October, made more than $900 million (£720 million) at the box office and won four Oscars, including a Best Actor prize for Rami Malek's portrayal of frontman Freddie Mercury.

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