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David Spade pays tribute to sister-in-law Kate Spade on Instagram

Actor and comedian David Spade paid tribute to fashion designer Kate Spade on Instagram Tuesday, hours after the news of her suicide became public. “Fuzzy picture but I love it,” he wrote. “Kate and I during Christmas family photos. We had so much fun that day. She was so sharp and quick on her feet. She could make me laugh so hard.” David Spade’s brother, Andy Spade, married Kate 24 years ago, and he is the co-founder of Kate Spade New York. “I still can’t believe it,” he added. “It’s a rough world out there people, try to hang on.” 

Samantha Bee show to get more oversight from TBS after name-calling

An unnamed source "with knowledge of the situation" told the Hollywood Reporter that Samantha Bee's show "Full Frontal" will receive more scrutiny from TBS after Bee called Ivanka Trump the c-word on air. While the network declined to comment, the Hollywood Reporter says the plan is for management to work closer with the show to avoid scaring advertisers or drawing further criticism. Both Bee and TBS apologized for what she said about the First Daughter. 

David Cassidy said he never had dementia

According to recorded conversation between late singer David Cassidy and producers of an A&E documentary, the late singer never had dementia as reported, and instead had "complete alcohol poisoning." People magazine reports that the former teen idol told producers he felt sick and had liver disease. Cassidy, who died of organ failure in November at age 67, had led his friends and family to believe he stopped drinking. The documentary "David Cassidy: the Last Session" airs June 11 on A&E. 

Cynthia Nixon campaign merch is a nod to ‘Sex and the City’ 

Before she started her run for governor of New York, Cynthia Nixon was best known for her role as Miranda, one of the four main characters on the HBO smash “Sex and the City.” Now, she’s released some campaign merchandise that is a nod to her smart and practical character. “I’m a Miranda and I’m voting for Cynthia” reads one shirt. Another has text reading “I’m a Miranda” with “Miranda” crossed out and “Governor” posted on top. A toddler shirt has the same concept except it says “future Governor of New York.” 

Compiled by Melody Baetens

mbaetens@detroitnews.com

Thursday's birthdays

Tom Jones, 78

Liam Neeson, 66

Bill Hader, 40

Michael Cera, 30

Iggy Azalea, 28

Fetty Wap, 27

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