Links to the past, with relevance today:
AARP: Living legend Tony Bennett, 94, is deep within the grips of Alzheimer's disease. His doctor, Dr. Gayatri Devi, says:
“He is doing so many things, at 94, that many people without dementia cannot do. He really is the symbol of hope for someone with a cognitive disorder."
INSTAGRAM: Jane Fonda, 83, shared a photo of herself receiving her first COVID-19 vaccine, noting, "Yay! It doesnt hurt."
INSTAGRAM: Happy birthday to '80s Adonis Matt Lattanzi! A celebration in pictures.
VARIETY: In an industry shake-up, A+E Networks plans to do its ad sales based on total audience, not just the coveted 18-49 age group. Peter Olsen, president of ad sales, says:
“You’ve got a number of clients that only want linear TV. Meanwhile, there’s this huge migration, and then they say, ‘I also want my buy guaranteed on 18 to 49’ – which is no longer the audience that is watching traditional ad-supported TV. Television deals should be on a total audience metric, like adults 18-plus. Then, if each client wants to have a dialogue around secondary metrics — that could be a traditional demo, it could be an advanced target, it could be a business outcome — it’s all on the table.”
Soon after the two had met, they had developed quite a friendship, and Joan invited Cassara out to lunch saying there was something she wanted to discuss with him. “I was surprised at how candid she was about her sister Olivia de Havilland,” Cassara begins. “She absolutely despised her. In fact, she was so disturbed over the idea that she would predecease her and Olivia would then somehow come to her home and steal the keepsakes that had once belonged to their mother. Now mind you, Olivia was living in Paris. But [Joan] went as far as to say, ‘I want you to be at my house when I die.’”
PEOPLE: WWII vet Capt. Tom Moore, 100, who helped raise millions for COVID-19 relief and was knighted for it in July 2020, is now hospitalized with COVID-19 and pneumonia.