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Leonard Nimoy Dead At 83

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Leonard Nimoy, the actor who played Spock on the popular Star Trek TV show and films, has passed away at the age of 83. His wife, Susan Bay Nimoy, confirmed his death on Friday morning, revealing that her partner had lost his battle with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

Nimoy revealed he was suffering from the disease last year.

Just days ago, the actor tweeted what would be his final message to the world:

“A life is like a garden. Perfect moments can be had, but not preserved, except in memory.”

Nimoy blamed the disease that took his life on his chronic smoking and warned his fans through social media to avoid the habit. “Don’t smoke. I did. Wish I never had.”

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TimesUp! Tracee Ellis Ross Wants More Money For ‘Blackish’

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Tracee Ellis Ross is reportedly the latest star tackling gender wage gap in Hollywood head on.

As the #MeTooMovement continues to stay relevant around the world and the TimesUp campaign continues to grow, women are starting to speak out about making less money than their male co-stars.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Ross makes significantly less money than her black-ish co-star, Anthony Anderson, and now is fighting for equal pay.  Per the report, “Ellis Ross feels that if she isn’t brought up to Anderson’s level, she may opt to appear in fewer episodes to make up the disparity by guesting on another show.”

A source at ABC also suggested that a “new deal will significantly increase her compensation and cautioned that Anderson and Ellis Ross’ roles aren’t equal given that he has been attached to Black-ish from the start and is an executive producer.”

SIDE NOTE: That was also the argument when E! News host, Catt Sadler stepped down due to making less than Jason Kennedy. At the time, the network claimed Jason had other duties, which also included his contributions to the Today show.

Ross has yet to comment on the report, but if she does take a step back, this means the show will be more male dominated; after all, Zoe, played by Yara Shahidi, is now in college and has her own spinoff show, Grownish.

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