Cydney Henderson, USA TODAY

Cydney Henderson

USA TODAY

Phoenix, AZ, United States

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  • Rochester D and C
  • North Jersey News
  • The Clarion-Ledger
  • The News Leader
  • The Tennessean
  • The News-Star
  • News-Leader
  • The Des Moines Register
  • Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
  • El Paso Times
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Recent articles by Cydney:

Netflix's 'controversial' erotic drama '365 Days' sparks backlash: Here's why people are talking

"365 Days" centers around a mafia boss who imprisons a young woman and gives her a year to fall in love with him. Here's why it's getting backlash. → Read More

Hampton Inn employee fired for calling cops on Black guests at the pool; Hilton apologizes

In a nearly 10-minute Facebook Live video, a white hotel employee and two officers ask a Black family at the pool to prove they are hotel guests. → Read More

'Gone With the Wind' returns to HBO Max with disclaimer, discussion on 'complicated legacy'

"Gone With the Wind"​​​​​​​ was restored on HBO Max, two weeks after the streaming service temporarily pulled the film over its "racist depictions." → Read More

Broadway star Nick Cordero has lost 65 pounds from muscle atrophy, says wife Amanda Kloots

Amanda Kloots provided a health update on Nick Cordero, who has been hospitalized in the ICU for nearly three months due to COVID-19 complications. → Read More

Sean Penn offering free COVID-19 tests at protests: 'Testing and protesting are essentials'

Demonstrators have been hitting the streets nationwide amid the coronavirus pandemic to protest police brutality and racial inequality following the May 25th death of George Floyd. → Read More

Howard Stern addresses blackface skit that uses N-word after Donald Trump Jr. calls him out

Howard Stern is breaking his silence after a 1993 sketch showing the radio shock jock repeatedly using the N-word in blackface resurfaced online. → Read More

Taylor Swift calls on Tennessee lawmakers to remove 'racist' monuments: 'It makes me sick'

Taylor Swift made an impassioned plea, writing, "When you fight to honor racists, you show Black Tennesseans and all of their allies where you stand." → Read More

'AGT': Cristina Rae earns Golden Buzzer with 'Gimme Shelter' song after facing homelessness

"America's Got Talent" may have just seen "one of the best singers we’ve ever had," according to Simon Cowell. (Who is a tough critic, we might add.) → Read More

'The Help' isn't a helpful resource on racism: Here's why Twitter is mad the film is trending

"The Help" has been trending on Netflix amid anti-racism protests following George Floyd's death, but that's not necessarily a good thing. Here's why. → Read More

John Krasinski explains why he sold 'Some Good News' series to CBS after backlash from fans

A week after announcing the sell of his web series "Some Good News" to CBS, John Krasinski explained the reasoning behind his controversial decision. → Read More

'A force to be reckoned with': Miss Universe New Zealand finalist Amber-Lee Friis dies at 23

Miss Universe New Zealand finalist Amber-Lee Friis has died. New Zealand Police told USA TODAY that officers responded to a "sudden death" on May 18. → Read More

Melania Trump sends support to students amid coronavirus pandemic: 'You've been so strong'

First lady Melania Trump applauded America's students for "keeping up your studies" and "learning in new ways" amid the pandemic. → Read More

'Twilight' actor Gregory Tyree Boyce, who played Tyler Crowley, found dead in Las Vegas at 30

Clark County Coroner John Fudenberg confirmed to USA TODAY Monday that Gregory Tyree Boyce was pronounced dead in a Las Vegas residence on May 13. → Read More

Bruce Willis wears his 'Armageddon' spacesuit from 22 years ago: My 'saving the (world) outfit'

Bruce Willis pulled out his spacesuit from 1998's "Armageddon," which he calls his "saving the (world) outfit" amid the coronavirus pandemic. → Read More

'Flash' actor Logan Williams, 16, died from an opioid overdose, mom reveals

Marlyse Williams revealed that toxicology results showed her son, Logan, died of a fentanyl overdose following a three-year battle with addiction. → Read More

Prince and the Revolution's live concert set to stream on YouTube for coronavirus relief

To lift spirits amid the coronavirus pandemic, the Prince estate is streaming a three-day showing of "Prince and the Revolution: Live." → Read More

David Bowie's daughter, Lexi, hasn't seen mom Iman in six months: 'I miss her dearly'

Alexandria "Lexi" Zahra Jones, the daughter of David Bowie and supermodel Iman, is missing her mama. → Read More

Katy Perry, John Legend headline Houseparty's star-studded live video event

Houseparty is hosting a star-studded live streaming event to provide comfort and entertainment to music lovers amid the coronavirus pandemic. → Read More

'The Voice': Nick Jonas, Priyanka Chopra dance remotely to Thunderstorm Artis’ touching song

One contestant on "The Voice" is reminding everyone that home is where the people you love are. The Top 9 will be 5 after Tuesday. → Read More

'The Voice': After shocking Top 5 reveal, Blake Shelton's team has advantage going into finale

The Top 9 was whittled down to five during the second remote elimination on "The Voice." It's the first time five singers will compete in the finale. → Read More