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ICYMI: Cuba sans Castro, icy royal brothers, and more

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A paradigm shift for Cuba

For the first time in 60 years, Cuba is left without a Castro as its leader because Raúl Castro stepped down on Friday. The former president who is the brother of Communist icon Fidel Castro wants to usher in a leadership built by a young generation. Current President Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez will become the new secretary-general of the Communist Party.

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Prince William gives Harry the cold shoulder

Frostiness was palpable during Prince Philip’s funeral at St. George’s Chapel on Saturday. The somber atmosphere was spiked with tension between his grandsons as Prince William reportedly asked not to walk beside his brother Harry because of the now-infamous Oprah interview. Sources claim the royal family put on a united front to support the Queen, but Prince Harry is now very much considered an outsider. The ceremony followed the UK’s COVID protocols and was restricted to only 30 people.

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A tribute to Helen McCrory

Actress Helen McCrory, best known for her roles as Narcissa Malfoy in the Harry Potter franchise and as Polly Gray in Peaky Blinders, died of cancer on April 16. She was 52. The English actress was honored by her husband Damien Lewis (of Billions fame) through a tribute published by The Sunday Times. Lewis said he already missed his wife, who “shone more brightly in the last months than you would imagine even the brightest star could shine.” McCrory is also survived by her two children with Lewis.

NEW YORK, NY – MAY 24: Producer Scott Rudin attends the 62nd Annual Outer Critics Circle Awards at Sardi’s on May 24, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Gary Gershoff/WireImage)

Scott Rudin steps back from duties

Scott Rudin, the famed Broadway and Hollywood producer, who was responsible for theatrical hits like To Kill a Mockingbird and The Book of Mormon, announced he would step back from his role amidst allegations of abuse. The move was in response to a Hollywood Reporter article that alleged Rudin intimidated and humiliated his employees for decades on end.

Bulbul Rajagopal
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Bulbul Rajagopal is a data and investigative reporter with a special interest in minority issues, soccer, and politics. Her extensive coverage in India and Los Angeles rewarded her with an affinity for crime reporting. During her downtime, Bulbul enjoys exploring her passion for food and its cultural impact amongst other things.
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