Parton FILE - In this Sept. 15, 2017 file photo, Dolly Parton arrives at the 69th Primetime Emmy Awards Variety and Women in Film pre-Emmy celebration in Los Angeles. Parton will be honored at the 2019 MusiCares Person of the Year tribute event next year. The Recording Academy announced Tuesday that Parton will be the first artist from the Nashville music community honored at the annual MusiCares charity gala, which raises money for those in the musical community in times of financial, medical and personal need. The tribute will be held in Los Angeles on Feb. 8. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)
Elba FILE - In this file photo dated Tuesday, April 14, 2015, actor Idris Elba poses for photographers during the MIPTV, International Television Programme Market, in Cannes, southern France. British actor Idris Elba has stoked speculation he may take over the role of James Bond when Daniel Craig steps aside, offering an enigmatic Twitter post Sunday Aug. 12, 2018, saying “my name’s Elba, Idris Elba,â€™â€™ fuelling the buzz about him becoming the first black Bond. (AP Photo/FILE)
Tamblyn FILE - In this Dec. 17, 2017 file photo, actress Amber Tamblyn attends the 11th annual CNN Heroes: An All-Star Tribute in New York. Her upcoming book, “Era of Ignition: Coming of Age in a Time of Rage and Revolution,” will be released in March.(Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)
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Parton gets honor from MusiCares
Entertainer, actress, singer and songwriter Dolly Parton will be honored at the 2019 MusiCares Person of the Year tribute event next year.
The Recording Academy announced Tuesday that Parton will be the first artist from the Nashville music community honored at the annual MusiCares charity gala, which raises money for those in the musical community in times of financial, medical and personal need.
The tribute will be held in Los Angeles on Feb. 8, two days before the Grammy Awards. The eight-time Grammy-winner is being recognized for her music and her support of numerous causes through the Dollywood Foundation, including the Imagination Library, which has provided more than 100 million books to children.
Six months after Frances McDormand introduced the world to the concept of an inclusion rider in her Oscars speech, Warner Bros. and its sister companies are announcing a company-wide commitment to diversity and inclusion.
WarnerMedia says Wednesday that it is pledging to make sure that diverse actors and crews are considered for film and television projects at all stages of the production process going forward. WarnerMedia companies include Warner Bros., HBO and Turner.
The first production to fall under the policy will be the Michael B. Jordan film “Just Mercy,” which begins shooting this week. Jordan was an early advocate of the idea of inclusion riders at his production company and helped craft the framework for WarnerMedia.
Amber Tamblyn, the actress, feminist and #MeToo activist, is working on a book of essays.
Archetype announced Wednesday that it will publish Tamblyn's “Era of Ignition” in March. Tamblyn will combine stories about her life with her political and cultural views in what Archetype is calling an “enlightening and inspiring call to arms.”
Tamblyn's acting credits include the daytime soap opera “General Hospital” and such films as “127 Hours.” She's a founder of Time's Up, the Hollywood movement against sexual harassment.
Her previous books include the novel “Any Man” and the poetry collections “Bang Ditto” and “Free Stallion.”
Among celebrity birthdays today: Singer-bassist Roger Waters is 75. Actress Swoosie Kurtz is 74. Comedian-actress Jane Curtin is 71. Actor-comedian Jeff Foxworthy is 60. Actor-comedian Michael Winslow is 60. News correspondent Elizabeth Vargas is 56. Singer Mark Chesnutt is 55. Actress Rosie Perez is 54. Singer Macy Gray is 51. Actor Idris Elba is 46. Actress Anika Noni Rose is 46. Actor Justin Whalin is 44. Singer Nina Persson is 44. Actress Naomie Harris is 42. Actress Lauren Lapkus is 33.