Entertainment: Glenn Frey reaction, Cher's Water and Sesame Street

Entertainment: Glenn Frey reaction, Cher's Water and Sesame Street

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - What celebrities shared on social media after hearing of the death of Eagles guitarist Glenn Frey on Monday:

  • Steve Martin: "My friend from the early days, and important member of Eagles, has died. We loved you, Glenn Frey."
  • Paul Stanley: "SHOCKED to report the death of GLENN FREY. Eagle & brilliant songwriter. We shared some memories at RRHOF (Rock-n-Roll Hall of Fame) . Shocked…"
  • Huey Lewis: "Glenn Frey. I'm shocked. A brilliant songwriter and a really good guy. Talented, funny, cynical and sweet."
  • Don Henley  "We are all in a state of shock, disbelief and profound sorrow. I'm not sure I believe in fate, but I know that crossing paths with Glenn Lewis Frey in 1970 changed my life forever,"

More than 180,000 bottles of clean water will be trucked into Flint, Michigan - courtesy of Cher.  The shipment will help relieve the city amidst a federal emergency over the contaminated water it had been piping to its residents.  The pop icon, who is partnering on this project with Icelandic Global, announced the donation Saturday in a press release.  The water will arrive at the Food Bank of Eastern Michigan on Wednesday.

The new season of Sesame Street started over the weekend...on HBO.
Couple changes:  It's now half-an-hour long instead of a full hour. Studies claim that children couldn't focus for a full hour.  Some of the main characters like Big Bird, Bert & Ernie appear less often.  And Oscar has a recycling bin and not a trash can.  New episodes will run on HBO first...but then appear on PBS 9 months later.
     So what is this really about? A war with Netflix.
Netflix says that roughly half of all of their subscribers...or more than 30 million people worldwide...regularly watch childrens' programming.  In October, Netflix announced the creation of seven new original shows for kids...so now they've got 35.  They're also in the middle of a deal with DreamWorks animation to create 300 hours of original animated programing for the service.

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