Linda Brown, the child at the center of the 1954 Brown vs. Board of Education Supreme Court case, has died. The case dismantled federal education laws that allowed segregated schools for black and white students, although Brown never got the chance to attend unsegregated school.
Janelle Monáe has come out as pansexual, or attracted to all gender identities, in an interview with ‘Rolling Stone.’ The singer told ‘The Guardian’ in February that she felt "sexually liberated" following the release of her Make Me Feel music video, considered by some a bisexual anthem.
Emmy Award-winning actress Kirstie Alley played Rebecca Howe on the TV series Cheers and has struggled with weight problems in the public eye. She's also competed on the dance-competition show Dancing with the Stars.
Four-time Oscar nominee Annette Bening is signing on for the upcoming ‘Captain Marvel,’ Marvel Studios’ first female-led movie. Her role is being kept secret for now but is said to be a “scientist,” and the cast also includes Brie Larson, Jude Law and Ben Mendelsohn.