Actress Octavia Spencer revealed that Jessica Chastain helped her earn five times her salary by tying their earnings together for an upcoming comedy they’re making. Chastain, who has been a vocal critic of the pay disparity in Hollywood, instigated a “bidding war” on the project.
The National Trust for Historic Preservation named Nina Simone’s childhood home a national treasure; it was saved from demolition in 2016. The singer and Civil Rights activist experienced major mental health & financial issues before dying in France in 2003.
The HBO documentary 'Robin Williams: Come Inside My Mind' explores the late comedian's insatiable need to keep people laughing. "That laugh is a drug," notes fellow funnyman Billy Crystal in the doc. "That thrill is really hard to replace with anything else."