Dame Olivia Newton-John Passes Away At Age 73

Dame Olivia Newton-John has passed away at the age of 73.
Dame Olivia Newton-John (photo: Michelle Day)

The worst news I think I’ve ever shared – Dame Olivia Newton-John passed away this morning at her home in Southern California this morning at the age of 73 surrounded by family and friends.

As longtime readers of The Randy Report know, my husband Michael has been Olivia’s publicist for more than 20 years. We’ve shared adventures, laughs and music with Olivia all over the world.

In addition to her glorious music and philanthropic efforts, Olivia has been a longtime LGBTQ ally. I was with her and Michael, in 2012, as she drafted her statement in support for marriage equality saying, “Love is love.” Continue reading “Dame Olivia Newton-John Passes Away At Age 73”

Nightbirde, Who Wowed AGT Audiences, Dies At Age Of 31

 

Nightbirde wowed TV audiences on America's Got Talent singing about her cancer journey. The artist died on February 19 after a four year battle with cancer.
Nightbirde (Jane-Marczewski) wowed America’s Got Talent audiences

Nightbirde, real name Jane Marczewski, wowed America’s Got Talent audiences last summer with her original song “It’s Ok,” which the singer shared was about her ongoing cancer journey. The performance ended in a standing ovation and a ‘golden buzzer’ from Simon Cowell himself. Continue reading “Nightbirde, Who Wowed AGT Audiences, Dies At Age Of 31”

My Favorite Thing Today

I don’t watch America’s Got Talent on a regular basis, but I’m glad I saw this.

It’s best that I not explain anything in advance. Just watch and listen. You’ll know why.

And yes, I know I’m a tad behind.

QAnon House Members Vote Against Marrow Donor Program

QAnon Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA)
QAnon Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) voted against reauthorizing the National Marrow Donor Program
QAnon Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA)

In a vote reauthorizing the National Marrow Donor Program, only two members of the House voted against the measure: Republican Reps. Majorie Taylor Greene and Lauren Boebert.

The program provides life-saving services like marrow donations and blood transplants.

From Newsweek:

The TRANSPLANT Act passed the lower chamber in a resounding 415-2 vote on Thursday night. A further 12 lawmakers did not vote on the bill—including another freshman Republican, Madison Cawthorn of North Carolina.

Under the bill, the National Marrow Donor Program would be reauthorized for a further five years. The program keeps an inventory of cord blood and a database of bone marrow donors for matches with patients diagnosed with leukemia and other fatal blood diseases.

In a statement, Rep. Greene’s spokesman Nick Dyer said: “Nothing in this bill prevents the funding of aborted fetal tissue by taxpayers. It opens the door for the NIH to use this bill to research the remains of babies who were murdered in the womb.”

Since arriving in Congress in January, both Greene and Boebert have made names for themselves as wacky QAnon believers.

Greene’s antics became so problematic for Republicans, she was removed from all of her committee assignments.

Folks on Twitter found it outrageous anyone could oppose a marrow donor program.