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Ken Shepherd

Ken Shepherd

Ken Shepherd is a universal-desk editor and digital writer covering entertainment and social-media news developments. An alumnus of the University of Maryland, he previously served as managing editor for NewsBusters.org and as a staff writer for the Business & Media Institute. You can reach him at kshepherd@washingtontimes.com.

Articles by Ken Shepherd

June Foray, shown here at the 2014 Annie Awards. (By Voice Chasers - http://www.flickr.com/photos/voicechasers/12306817566/, CC BY 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=31007111)

June Foray, voice of 'Rocky the Squirrel,' dead at 99

June Foray, an accomplished voice actor perhaps best known for voicing Rocky the Squirrel in the 1960s cartoon series "Rocky and Bullwinkle," has died, Variety reported Wednesday. She was 99. Published July 27, 2017

In this file photo dated Monday, Jan. 27, 2014, British actress Jodie Whittaker, who starred in TV series Broadchurch, arrives for South Bank Sky Arts Awards 2014, held at the Dorchester hotel in central London. The BBC has announced Sunday July 16, 2017,  Jodie Whittaker is the next star of the long-running science fiction TV series "Doctor Who" set to become the first woman to take the leading title role.  (FILE Photo by Joel Ryan/Invision/AP)

Feminist critic complains new 'Doctor Who' is still not diverse enough: Report

While fans of the BBC sci-fi series "Doctor Who" have been generally quite receptive to the announcement of actress Jodie Whittaker as the new -- and first -- incarnation of the title character, one feminist critic is upset that a black transgender individual was not given the role. Published July 17, 2017