Osgood will no longer host
Charles Osgood announced his scheduled exit on Sunday’s broadcast of CBS News Sunday Morning. The Sept. 25 edition will be a tribute to his legacy on and off the show. But after that, he won’t be absent from the program. He assured viewers he will be on hand for occasional appearances.
“For years now, people — even friends and family — have been asking me why I continue doing this, considering my age,” Osgood, 83, said in his brief concluding remarks. “It’s just that it’s been such a joy doing it! ... It’s been a great run, but after nearly 50 years at CBS ... the time has come.”
And then he sang a few wistful bars from a favorite folk song: “So long, it’s been good to know you. I’ve got to be driftin’ along.”
No successor has been named.
Star calendar focuses on talent
Pirelli has unveiled a star-studded lineup for its 2017 calendar that looks more like the ultimate Oscar red carpet than the stuff of salacious pinups.
Among the subjects announced Sunday are actresses Nicole Kidman, Uma Thurman, Kate Winslet, Julianne Moore, Robin Wright, Rooney Mara, Lupita Nyong’o, Penelope Cruz, Jessica Chastain, Lea Seydoux, Zhang Ziyi and Charlotte Rampling. The youngest model, Alicia Vikander, is 27; the eldest, Helen Mirren, is 71.
German photographer Peter Lindbergh told Vogue his visual theme is “that talent is more important than a great body.”
Mexican superstar dies at 66
Juan Gabriel, 66, a superstar Mexican songwriter and singer who was an icon in the Latin music world, died Sunday at his home in California, his publicist said. Juan Gabriel was Mexico’s leading singer-songwriter and top-selling artist. His ballads about love and heartbreak and bouncy mariachi tunes became hymns throughout Latin America and Spain and with Spanish speakers in the U.S.