Trans performer Holly Woodlawn, the Warhol superstar immortalized in Lou Reed’s “Walk on the Wild Side,” has passed away at age 69.
The exact cause of death hasn’t been announced, but her health had deteriorated in the past few years. Penny Arcade, who launched a GoFundMe campaign for Woodlawn’s end-of-life care, said lesions were discovered on her brain and lungs.
It’s believed she died at a hospice in West Hollywood.
Born in Puerto Rico and raised in Miami Beach, Woodlawn eventually came to New York, where she linked up with Andy Warhol and starred in underground classics like Trash and Women in Revolt.
After the era of the Superstars ebbed, she moved back home to Miami for a time, but more recently embarked on a cabaret career in New York and L.A.
“Holly gave visibility long before it was comfortable to do so,” said Arcade. “And also gave thousands of people both hope and pleasure.”
Zachary Levi hosted the show, with winners including Sandra Bullock, Nick Cannon and Elisabeth Moss.
The MTV Movie & TV Awards were handed out Saturday night at Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, and viewers were able to see all the action from that show when it aired Monday night.
Zachary Levi hosted the show, where TV series and movies were honored in categories ranging from best hero to best fight to best kiss.
Dwayne Johnson was honored with the Generation Award, while Jada Pinkett Smith accepted the Trailblazer Award.
Among the presenters taking MTV Movie & TV Awards stage were Melissa McCarthy, Tiffany Haddish, Elisabeth Moss, Aubrey Plaza, Dave Bautista, David Spade and Kumail Nanjiani.
Rapper Lizzo and DJ-producer Martin Garrix, alongside Macklemore and Patrick Stump of Fall Out Boy, were tapped to perform. Singer, songwriter and producer Bazzi will was in attendance to perform his hit song “Paradise.”
To see what the stars wore at the MTV Movie & TV Awards, click here, and click here to see whom The Hollywood Reporter’s deputy style editor Ingrid Schmidt chose as the night’s best dressed. For more from the red carpet, click here, and catch up on all the highlights from the night here.
A full list of MTV Movie & TV Awards winners follows.
R. Kelly faces a new, even more serious slate of sexual assault charges after Cook County prosecutors charged him with 11 additional felony counts on Thursday.
Some of the charges could carry sentences of up to 30 years in prison.
The new charges against the R&B singer stem from an alleged incident from 2010, according to the Chicago Sun-Times. The victim’s name was not released, but reportedly shares initials with a victim from Kelly’s previous round of sex assault charges in Cook County.
Kelly’s new charges include two counts of criminal sexual assault by force, two counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse, three counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse against a victim ages 13 to 16 and four additional counts of aggravated criminal sexual assault.
Kelly has a court date set for June 6 to address this new round of charges. He is currently free on $1-million bond following his February indictment on sexual abuse charges involving four victims, three of whom were underage at the time.
Those 10 counts in the February cases carry charges that could result in seven-year sentences. The new round of charges, classified as Class X felonies, could result in a sentence of up to 30 years if Kelly is convicted.
Kelly’s attorney, Steve Greenberg, told the Sun-Times that “We’ll see what the charges are, and we’ll proceed accordingly.”
“I know this much: it’s old,” Greenberg added. “They’re allegations from years ago.”
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