It was another sort of depressing week in entertainment this week, with the news that Eagles' Glenn Frey had passed on, and The Jezebels' Heather Shannon revealing her ongoing battle with cancer. In the film industry, many spoke out about their distaste for the lack of diversity in the Academy Awards this year, with no people of colour nominated for the main acting awards.
Here's what some celebrities had to say about it.
We lost another great this week in Glenn Frey of Eagles, many notable names once again taking to social media to share their condolences as they did with David Bowie, Alan Rickman, Lemmy Kilmister and Scott Weiland before him.
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THE EAGLES: The HOTEL CALIFORNIA album was as big an influence as Joan Didion or Raymond Chandler. RIP Glenn Frey. pic.twitter.com/iqwoLo5LeX— Bret Easton Ellis (@BretEastonEllis) January 21, 2016
Bowie: So, guys, I was thinking of adding a second guitarist.... Lemmy: Who? Dale Griffin: Yeah, who? *Glenn Frey walks in* Lemmy: Oh C'MON!— D★vid J★mes Young (@DJYwrites) January 20, 2016
Glenn Frey on success:You can be down in the gutter talking about missed opportunities,or you can be successful, and pull the OTHER guy out.— Cameron Crowe (@CameronCrowe) January 19, 2016
Glenn Frey: a musical genius. His songs hold up 30 years after he wrote them #RIP. Our prayers are with his family. –BO’R— Bill O'Reilly (@oreillyfactor) January 19, 2016
I am in shock over the loss of Glenn Frey. So sad to lose him.— Shania Twain (@ShaniaTwain) January 19, 2016
....Mr Glenn Frey....such an honor to know you Glen...we are so very inexpressibly sorry for… https://t.co/Tb3jlXEJfl— Pierce Brosnan (@PierceBrosnan) January 19, 2016
sad to hear of the passing of Glenn Frey. A true music icon who influenced many of us. You will be missed. pic.twitter.com/anOPMMj0j5— Jason Aldean (@Jason_Aldean) January 19, 2016
MT: Shocker. My friend from the early days, and important member of Eagles, has died. We loved you, Glenn Frey.— Steve Martin (@SteveMartinToGo) January 18, 2016
Glenn once asked me "what do you think of the name 'Eagles?'" I said "The Eagles. Great." He said "no, Eagles." The group is "Eagles."— Steve Martin (@SteveMartinToGo) January 18, 2016
There was plenty of backlash surrounding the nominations for the Oscars this year, with Jada Pinkett Smith, Will Smith, Snoop Dogg and more speaking out against the lack of diversity by boycotting the awards show. People had a lot of good shit to say about it — but we've ignored the slew of racist comments that are sadly strewn all over Twitter.
Protest lack of diversity at the Oscars by tuning out. Viewers generate ad dollars, and if no one watches, they're stuffed #OscarsSoWhite.— Myf Warhurst (@MyfWarhurst) January 20, 2016
#OscarsSoWhite that Rocky got nominated in a movie about Apollo Creed's son.— Hari Kondabolu (@harikondabolu) January 14, 2016
Maybe they're doing #OscarsSoWhite again because Hollywood loves sequels— Jessica Goldstein (@jessicagolds) January 14, 2016