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'Modern Family' Star Fred Willard Has Died (Daily Newsfeed 20200517)

The most breaking news for today: 'Modern Family’ star's death, Obama’s speech, Logan Williams's death and seven more from trusted sources.

1. Fred Willard, 'Best In Show' And 'Modern Family' Comedy Star, Has Died

From CNN: Fred Willard, the comedic actor known for his roles in movies including "Best in Show" and "This is Spinal Tap" and TV sitcoms "Everybody Loves Raymond" and "Modern Family," has died. The star died peacefully on Friday "at the fantastic age of 86 years old," his daughter, Hope Mulbarger, confirmed to CNN.

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2. Lynn Shelton, Director Of 'Humpday' And 'Little Fires Everywhere,' Dies At 54

From Variety: Lynn Shelton, an indie filmmaker who helped popularize the mumblecore genre with works such as "Humpday" and "Your Sister's Sister," died Friday of a blood disorder.  She was 54.

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3. In Virtual Speech To Black Graduates, Obama Says U.S. Lacks Leadership On Coronavirus

From NPR: Former President Barack Obama delivered a virtual commencement address on Saturday, urging the tens of thousands of graduates from historically black colleges and universities to "seize the initiative" amid what he described as a lack of leadership from leaders in the United States to the coronavirus pandemic.

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4. Jeffree Star Receives Backlash Over "Cremated" Makeup Line During Coronavirus Pandemic

From E! Online: On Friday, Jeffree Star teased his upcoming launch, which is titled the Cremated collection. Shortly after the reveal, many expressed their upset over the makeup line's name. Many claimed it's especially insensitive and offensive in light of the COVID-19 outbreak, which has caused an overwhelming amount of deaths.

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5. 'The Flash' Actor Logan Williams Died At 16 Of A Fentanyl Overdose, Mother Says

From Pennlive.com: Tests show the death of 16-year-old actor Logan Williams was the result of a fentanyl overdose, his mother told The New York Post in a story published Friday. Williams died April 2, a week before his 17th birthday. He ascended to fame portraying a young Barry Allen on the popular CW show "The Flash."

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6. Snoop Dogg Warns 6ix9ine He 'Better Leave the Dogg Alone'

From Complex: Snoop Dogg has become one of 6ix9ine's most outspoken critics, consistently slamming the rapper for cooperating with authorities during his federal racketeering case. Though the West Coast legend has referred to 6ix9ine as a "rat" and "snitch," the "Gooba" artist has suggested Snoop is throwing rocks in a glass house.

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7. Brad Pitt Happier With Jennifer Aniston Than Angelina Jolie, Bodyguard Claims

From Micky News: Brad Pitt was reportedly happier when he was with Jennifer Aniston than Angelina Jolie, according to his bodyguard. Brad Pitt married Jennifer Aniston in 2000, but they divorced five years later. He dated Angelina Jolie shortly after their split, and they got married in 2014. However, they also separated in 2016.

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8. 9 Years After Launch, Terraria Is Finally Complete

From Eurogamer.net: Terraria has been declared complete after its developers released the game's final major update. The Journey's End update arrives today nine years after the hugely popular sandbox game came out on PC, and makes significant changes to most of Terraria's systems.

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9. Tana Mongeau Grocery Shops In String Bikini With '$4 Million Assets' On Show

From Page Six: Tana Mongeau just went grocery shopping in her bikini. The 21-year-old YouTuber is currently fronting media outlets for grabbing fresh produce while braving a very fresh look – the MTV face's pandemic outing came with a face mask, but pulling down her sweats to reveal her skimpy swimwear in a Whole Foods parking lot proved the winning factor for her 5.4 million Instagram followers.

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10. Janet Jackson's 3-Year-Old Son Is Living Large During Quarantine

From BET: Janet Jackson doesn't usually let the public into her personal life, however, she's giving her fans a glimpse into how she’s spending her days in quarantine with her young one. Via Twitter, the superstar singer posted a photo of an indoor playhouse she and her 3-year-old son Eissa, who she shares with ex Wissam Al Mana, built.

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