Kevin Clash, who in a 48-hour period was accused of having sex with a minor and then vindicated from that accusation, will not return to Sesame Street immediately. According to a source at Sesame Workshop, “Kevin has asked for some additional time to put this ordeal behind him, which we totally understand.”
Beyond being the puppeteer who made Elmo the star of the Sesame universe, not to mention the image on products as diverse as diapers and macaroni and cheese, Clash has a behind-the-scenes role on Sesame Street as a director and producer. He has won 21 Emmys.
- President Trump accused Barack Obama of organizing recent protests against him and leaking information from the White House to the press.
- Education Secretary Betsy DeVos compared historically black colleges and universities to charter schools, spurring criticism of "whitewashing history."
- A second wave of bomb threats sent to Jewish community centers brought the number of locations threatened on Monday to 30.
- PricewaterhouseCoopers fessed up to the Oscars oops that caused "La La Land" to be named best picture instead of "Moonlight."