The comic-book revolutionary, who originated Spider-Man, the Fantastic Four, the Incredible Hulk and others, was 95.
Winners will be announced Dec. 2 by the Los Angeles Press Club.
After pausing to consider the troubling news about her friend and fellow #MeToo activist Asia Argento, Rose McGowan has come out with a new statement and a direct address to Argento: "Be the person you wish Harvey [Weinstein] could have been."
In the second half of the 20th century, Simon was the American theater's most successful and prolific playwright, penning hits such as "The Odd Couple," ''Barefoot in the Park" and his "Brighton Beach" trilogy.
Republican state Rep. Jason Spencer was persuaded to take part in several outlandish exercises by provocateur Sacha Baron Cohen, who in an episode of his Showtime series "Who Is America?" was posing as an Israeli military expert.
Although the "Guardians of the Galaxy" franchise director deleted the offending tweets and has apologized, he is another entertainment industry member whose past actions are causing problems in the present.
The actor's apology to the United States' northern neighbor followed closely on his blunt commentary about President Trump at Sunday night's Tony awards.
"Anthony would never have wanted Asia to be hurt, I’d like to think he would want us to have the collective conversation that needs to be had about depression," McGowan said in a statement.
CNN calls the death a suicide. The 61-year-old author of "Kitchen Confidential" and other books was in France working on his TV series, "Parts Unknown."
Comedian Samantha Bee's on-air remark—which the White House calls "vile and vicious"—agitates the culture warriors again while the Roseanne Barr flap is still echoing.