Real-Life ‘Lord of the Flies,’ Jack Hanna Announces Dementia Diagnosis, Leslie Jordan & More

Links to the past, with relevance today:

They lived to tell. (Image via Twitter @rcbregman)

CBS NEWS: In case you thought The Lord of the Flies was the be-all, end-all about what would happen if a group of kids got stranded on an island — why not consider the real-life story of when Tongan schoolboys were stuck on a volcanic island for 15 months in 1965? Fascinating to find out what happened, and to hear from some of the survivors today.

King of khakis (Image via video still)

PEOPLE: Jack Hanna, 74, has been diagnosed with rapidly progressing Alzheimer's disease and is retiring from public life immediately.

VULTURE: A 30-year-old Russian take on The Lord of the Rings is captivating fans.

VARIETY: Record Day announces 450 exclusives, including stuff from legends like Prince, Elton John, Aretha Franklin, Bob Dylan and John Prine.

GREG IN HOLLYWOOD: Leslie Jordan reveals his impressions of everyone from Rock Hudson to Rue McClanahan to Jackée Harry.

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