PEOPLE: Actress Marlee Matlin expresses concern over GOP healthcare bill; Jay-Z's new "4:44" due on June 30; Alejandro Ganz named Latin Grammy Person of the Year

Oscar-winner fears funding cuts for disabled

Oscar-winning actress Marlee Matlin says she is "extremely concerned" about funds being cut from services for the disabled.

Matlin, who was the first deaf person to receive an Academy Award, spoke Monday in Tel Aviv. Matlin is in Israel to receive the prestigious Morton E. Ruderman Award for her lifelong activism for people with disabilities.

She said it would be a "disaster" if health care is cut back in the U.S.

Matlin said "people with disabilities need to be more outspoken."

Matlin won the Oscar for best actress for 1986's "Children of a Lesser God."

'4:44' to drop June 30 on Tidal

Jay Z's new album will be released June 30 and will be available only to users of the music streaming service Tidal, which the rapper co-owns.

Tidal announced the news on Twitter early Monday along with a 30-second black-and-white clip from a video of one of the album's songs. The new album, called "4:44, is Jay Z's first CD since "Magna Carta Holy Grail" in 2013.

Latin Grammys name Person of the Year

Spanish music star Alejandro Sanz has been named 2017 Latin Recording Academy Person of the Year.

The academy will honor the 18-time Latin Grammy Award- and three-time Grammy Award-winner on Nov. 15 at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas, on the eve of the Latin Grammys.

Sanz made his debut in 1991 with "Viviendo Deprisa." He has sold more than 25 million records. His latest album is 2015's "Sirope."

Today's birthdays: Actor Martin Landau is 89. Actress Olympia Dukakis is 86. Actor Danny Aiello is 84. Actor John Mahoney is 77. Musician Brian Wilson of the Beach Boys is 75. Singer Anne Murray is 72. Home-repair show host Bob Vila is 71. Singer Lionel Richie is 68. Actor John Goodman is 65. Bassist John Taylor of Duran Duran is 57. Actress Nicole Kidman is 50. Bassist Twiggy Ramirez of Marilyn Manson is 46. Singer Grace Potter of Grace Potter and the Nocturnals is 34. Actor Mark Saul is 32.

                                                                                                                                                           — The Associated Press


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