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.
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.
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.
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.