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The Classic M&M’s Characters Got Brand-New Looks To Become More ‘Inclusive’

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The M&M’s characters got makeovers! The good news for those who love those little candy characters is that the changes are not drastic at all. The marketing team at M&M’s wanted to change them slightly to become more inclusive and modern.

The biggest changes are to the green M&M. She usually wears white boots and looks very feminine. However, they changed it up and gave her white sneakers instead. The brown M&M, the only other female character, now has block heels instead of stilettos as well. Reportedly, they will be friendlier to each other in ads.

M&M’s characters have changed

Old vs. New M&M's characters
Old vs. New M&M’s characters / M&M’s

Fans of the candy brand are generally rolling their eyes at these changes. The M&M’s brand also updated its website to include more in-depth knowledge about the characters and their personalities. The orange M&M suffers from anxiety, for instance, part of his bio reads, “I can’t leave the house without…: Panicking.”

RELATED: Hazelnut Spread M&Ms Are Coming To Stores Soon!

M&M's character in Las Vegas
M&M’s character in Las Vegas / Bernard Spragg. NZ/Flickr

One person joked on Twitter about the characters becoming more realistic, “In an effort to make them more relatable and inclusive, the Mars Candy corporation has confirmed that M&M’s crunchy shell ‘is their skin’ and that when you bite into them ‘they feel immense pain.’”

Did my shoes really break the internet? pic.twitter.com/ZaisgZ9QYZ

— M&M'S (@mmschocolate) January 20, 2022

Cathryn Sleight, Chief Growth Officer at Mars Wrigley said, “M&M’S has long been committed to creating colorful fun for all, and this purpose serves as a more concrete commitment to what we’ve always believed as a brand: that everyone has the right to enjoy moments of happiness, and fun is the most powerful way to help people feel that they belong.”

What do you think about these changes? Were they necessary?

RELATED: Ken Jennings Pokes Fun At Nostalgic Candy Brand On Twitter

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Comedian And Former ‘Family Feud’ Host Louie Anderson Dies At 68

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  • Louie Anderson has died at the age of 68.
  • He was best known for being a comedian and game show host.
  • Louie was in the hospital being treated for cancer. 

 

The world lost another actor too soon. Comedian Louie Anderson has died at the age of 68. He passed away in a Las Vegas hospital after being admitted earlier this week for treatment of diffuse large B cell lymphoma, a form of cancer.

Louie made his debut on The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson in 1984. He wowed audiences with his comedic chops and performed several stand-up specials over the years. His last one was called Louie Anderson: Big Underwear in 2018.

Comedia Louie Anderson has passed away after being treated for cancer

FAMILY FEUD, Louie Anderson, (1999-)
FAMILY FEUD, Louie Anderson, (1999-). © Syndicated /Courtesy Everett Collection

Many also recognize Louie from his role as host of the popular game show Family Feud from 1999 to 2002. In recent years, he starred as Christine Baskets, the mother of Zach Galinfinakis’s characters on Baskets. He won the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series in 2016 for his role after being nominated three times for this work on the FX series.

RELATED: In Memoriam—People We’ve Lost In 2021

BASKETS, l-r: Zach Galifianakis, Louie Anderson in 'Wild Horses'
BASKETS, l-r: Zach Galifianakis, Louie Anderson in ‘Wild Horses’ (Season 3, Episode 1, aired January 23, 2018). ph: Colleen Hayes/© FX/courtesy Everett Collection

Louie’s big-screen roles included Coming to America and its 2021 sequel. He also had his own show for a year called The Louie Show on CBS in the ’90s. Louie guest-starred on several popular series including Touched by an Angel, Chicago Hope, Young Sheldon, Search Party, and Twenties.

COMING 2 AMERICA, (aka COMING TO AMERICA 2), Louie Anderson, 2021
COMING 2 AMERICA, (aka COMING TO AMERICA 2), 2021. ph: Quantrell D. Colbert / © Amazon / Courtesy Everett Collection

May he rest in peace.

RELATED: Eddie Murphy, Arsenio Hall Claim Paramount ‘Forced’ Them To Cast A White Actor In ‘Coming To America’

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Paulina Porizkova Asserts Aging Women Are Beautiful, Should Not Be Erased

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Paulina Porizkova has long been a vocal advocate for women in the beauty industry, who she feels are treated as if they have a very short shelf life. Her social media page has become partially dedicated to combating these trends, and in one of her latest posts, Porizkova outlines just why aging women are still beautiful.

Five days ago, Porizkova shared a post to Instagram that shows the model without filtering or makeup. Porizkova herself is 56 and has already been overlooked by colleagues, an experience she believes other women in and out of the industry have faced. She has a message for all of them.

Paulina Porizkova sheds light on aging women still being beautiful

 

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Porizkova has shared accounts of men looking past her at recent events, attributing this treatment to her age and the idea that her beauty has run out. This makes the issue personal to her, and she explains that her posts are not to draw a spotlight to solely herself, but rather to all in a similar situation.

RELATED: 56-Year-Old Paulina Porizkova Shuts Down ‘All The Men’ Telling Her To ‘Be Invisible’

Porizkova also explains that she could pursue surgery to stay looking a younger age but does not. “Why don’t I?” her post asks. “I believe our aging faces and bodies are not caving ceilings that need to be fixed. It’s only a different kind of beauty that is not quite accepted or seen. It’s the lushness of summer heading into the colour explosion of the fall.”

How should aging be treated?

 

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“It’s a different kind of beauty,” the post continues. “One to be celebrated and embraced for its change. We all have personal preferences for the seasons, but it doesn’t negate the beauty of each. It’s up to us, the sisterhood, to applaud one another until the rest catch up.”

I’d like to thank all the men who are now on my feed telling me I should be invisible at my age. You’re proving my point.

— Paulina Porizkova (@paulinaporizkov) January 9, 2022

Her social media page promotes togetherness and positivity, for a shameless discussion on aging. It is having the desired effect; followers are expressing gratitude to Porizkova for shining a light on these issues and for reminding not just men but other women that aging is beautiful. It is fitting that she utilizes the metaphors that she does; the body can easily be objectified, its presence overlooked. But Porizkova asserts that they are forces of nature, all inspiring to behold.

Porizkova uses her platform to share a message of positivity about aging
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RELATED: 56-Year-Old Model Paulina Porizkova Shares Her Top Dieting Tips

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The Singer Meat Loaf Has Died At Age 74

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The singer that the world knew as Meat Loaf, but who was born Marvin Lee Aday (later changed to Michael), has died at the age of 74, though his music — including songs “Two Out of Three Ain’t Bad” and “Paradise by the Dashboard Light” — will continue to live on long after his passing.

While no cause of death has been announced, his agent has confirmed Meat Loaf’s death, with the singer’s Facebook page offering, “Our hearts are broken to announce that the incomparable Meat Loaf passed away tonight with his wife Deborah by his side. Daughters Pearl and Amanda and close friends have been with him throughout the last 24 hours.”

His Bat Out of Hell trilogy of rock and roll albums — consisting of Bat Out of Hell (1977), Bat Out of Hell II: Back into Hell (1993) and Bat Out of Hell III: The Monster is Loose (2006) — has sold over 65 million copies around the world. The 1977 original continues to move more than 200,000 copies a year, 45 years after its release, making it the 4th biggest selling album of all time.

Meat Loaf entered the world like a “bat out of hell” on September 27, 1947 in Dallas, Texas. He attended Thomas Jefferson High School and found his calling in the school’s various stage productions, among them Where’s Charley? and The Music Man. His mother died while he was attending what is now known as the University of North Texas, and used his inheritance to isolate himself in a newly-rented apartment for more than three months. When his friend found him there, it wasn’t long before he was on a plane to Los Angeles.

Soon after arriving there, he created a band named Meat Loaf Soul (inspired by the nickname he’d been given by his football coach in reference to his girth). The band enjoyed some early success, serving as an opening act for Van Morrison, Renaissance, Taj Mahal and Janis Joplin. Then the lineup went through some changes, as did the group’s name, shifting to things like Popcorn Blizzard and Floating Circus, the latter of which opened for the likes of the Who, MC5, the Grateful Dead and the Grease Band.

All of this success led them to record the original single consisting of “Once Upon a Time” backed with “Hello.” It also led Meat Loaf himself to tap into his love for the stage and join the Los Angeles production of the musical Hair. This serves as a perfect example of how the stars can line up, as his success in the musical led to Motown inviting him to record with them and, specifically, his Hair co-star, Shaun “Stoney” Murphy. That album was titled Stoney & Meatloaf (notice that his name was written incorrectly). “Creative differences” would lead him to leave Motown.

Back in New York, he once again became a part of Hair. When he auditioned for More than You Deserve, he met Jim Steinman, who would become a collaborator shortly thereafter. He also was a part of the Shakespeare in the Park production of As You Like It and then, in 1973, he found himself in the LA Roxy production of The Rocky Horror Picture Show, playing the roles of Dr. Everett Scott and Eddie.

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Shawn Toovey Retired From Acting After ‘Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman’

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Shawn Toovey was a child actor best remembered for his role in Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman alongside Jane Seymour from 1993 to 1998. He appeared in all but two of the 150 episodes produced, but beyond a pair of Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman TV movies made in 1999 and 2001, continuing his acting career just wasn’t in the cards, because he decided to retire.

Shawn was born March 1, 1983 in Lincoln, Nebraska, and made his acting debut in the 1991 TV movies In Broad Daylight and A Seduction in Travis County, which were followed over the next two years by Bed of Lies, An American Story and The Fire Next Time. Shortly after that, he was cast in Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman as Brian Cooper, one of three children Dr. Michaela Quinn agrees to care for following the death of their mother. So strong was he in this role that Shawn took home 1994 Youth in Film and Spirit of the Prairie Awards, a 1996 and 1997 Young Artist Award, and a 1996 Michael Landon Award.

What happened to Shawn Toovey?

DR. QUINN, MEDICINE WOMAN, Shawn Toovey, 1993-1998
DR. QUINN, MEDICINE WOMAN, Shawn Toovey, 1993-1998. photo: Tony Esparza / © CBS/courtesy Everett Collection

These days, Shawn has his own family and works with children. He has worked as the director of Guest Experience at the Omaha Children’s Museum and is a founding member of the Children’s Board of the Audrey Hepburn Hollywood for Children Foundation. Shawn also works with Camp Ronald McDonald and Meals on Wheels among other charitable foundations.

RELATED: ‘Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman’ Cast Then And Now

 

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Shawn got married to his wife Marianne in 2007, the two of them meeting while both were working at the Haunted Mansion ride at Disneyland! They have a child together and the family is very involved in their church.

 

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In 2020, Shawn got together with some of the cast of Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman for a Zoom reunion. They all opened up about their time on the show and pointed out that they still keep in touch. Shawn has several throwback photos on his Instagram page, as well as some more recent photos of himself with Jane. He’s now 38 years old.

Even though Shawn has retired from acting and has more or less removed himself from the public eye, it sounds like he has a great life and is doing some amazing things!

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Michael Landon Reportedly Felt Guilty About Feelings For His Co-Star

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Many Little House on the Prairie fans know that Michael Landon ended up having an affair with Cindy Clerico, who worked on the show as a stand-in for some of the child actors. Years later, before he died, Michael opened up about how he developed a crush on Cindy and how guilty he felt, because he was married at the time and already had five children.

During his time on Little House on the Prairie, he was married to his second wife, Marjorie Lynn Noe, but after long hours on the set — day after day, week after week — Michael began to notice Cindy. He said that he began to find her “fascinating” and developed feelings for her.

Michael Landon felt guilty about his crush on Cindy Clerico

LITTLE HOUSE ON THE PRAIRIE, Michael Landon, 1974-83
LITTLE HOUSE ON THE PRAIRIE, Michael Landon, 1974-83. ©NBC/courtesy Everett Collection

He explained, “I was like a kid with a crush and I felt very guilty for having these feelings. Remember, I had a wife and five kids, and while it’s true that after 17 years my wife and I had grown apart, I was devoted to those children and still am. So, I tried to squelch my feelings for Cindy, but they only got stronger.”

RELATED: Michael Landon Said His Ex-Wife Was Happier After They Divorced

HIGHWAY TO HEAVEN, Michael Landon, on-set, 1984-89
HIGHWAY TO HEAVEN, Michael Landon, on-set, 1984-89 (1984 photo by Curt Gunther). ©NBC/courtesy Everett Collection

Eventually, after a party on the set, he asked if Cindy would like to spend some time with him alone. They met at her house and the rest is history. Michael admitted that things “developed fast” and they would sneak around to kiss or hold hands.

He added, “It became so clear that she was the woman for me, that no matter how painful it would be for my wife and my children, I had to be with Cindy.” So, he divorced Marjorie Lynn in 1982  and got married to Cindy a year later. They remained married until his death from pancreatic cancer in 1991.

RELATED: ‘Little House On The Prairie’: Michael Landon’s Off-Screen Affair Affected His Relationship With Melissa Gilbert

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