Tone-deaf or tuned-in? Coronavirus epidemic proves a minefield for celebs - Taylor Swift is sending cash to some of her fans and Rihanna has donated $6 million to support people whose livelihoods have been upended by the coronavirus pandemic.
Fri, 03 Apr 2020 20:41:27 -0400
Bill Withers, soulful singer of 'Ain't No Sunshine,' dead at 81 - Bill Withers, a soulful singer best known for the 1970s hits "Lean on Me," "Lovely Day" and "Ain’t No Sunshine," has died at age 81 from heart complications, his family said on Friday.
Fri, 03 Apr 2020 18:17:21 -0400
Country music stars replace awards show with at-home performance special amid coronavirus pandemic - Country music stars will come together on Sunday with acoustic performances recorded from their homes for a televised special that will replace the annual Academy of Country Music Awards, which were canceled due to the global coronavirus outbreak.
Fri, 03 Apr 2020 18:04:39 -0400
Disney shuffles movie schedule due to virus, 'Mulan' set for July - Walt Disney Co will release the live-action epic "Mulan" in movie theaters in July and Marvel's "Black Widow" in November, the company said on Friday as it reshuffled a schedule disrupted by the global coronavirus outbreak.
Fri, 03 Apr 2020 15:48:04 -0400
Oprah Winfrey donates $10 million for coronavirus relief - Oprah Winfrey said on Thursday she was donating $10 million to coronavirus relief efforts, including a new venture to help get food to vulnerable Americans during the coronavirus epidemic.
Thu, 02 Apr 2020 16:51:27 -0400
'Top Gun' movie sequel moved to December as coronavirus hits home - The release of the much anticipated movie sequel to "Top Gun" has been moved to December, Paramount Pictures said on Thursday, the latest disruption in the movie industry caused by the coronavirus epidemic.
Thu, 02 Apr 2020 13:22:28 -0400
The shows must go on!: Lloyd Webber musicals to be aired for free - Fans of musical theatre forced by the coronavirus pandemic to stay at home will be able to watch some of Andrew Lloyd Webber's most popular shows for free on Youtube every week.
Thu, 02 Apr 2020 12:32:15 -0400
Netflix leads on downloads, but YouTube Kids grabs more hours - Netflix Inc led rivals YouTube, Amazon Prime and Disney+ with over 59 million installs in the first quarter of 2020, but more time was spent on YouTube's Kids service as usage boomed following the shutdown of thousands of schools in March.
Thu, 02 Apr 2020 10:40:38 -0400
Disney+ content to make exclusive Middle East debut on OSN - Walt Disney Co's Disney+ content will be available for the first time in the Middle East and North Africa on regional pay television and online streaming service provider OSN from April 9.
Thu, 02 Apr 2020 03:27:28 -0400
Public Enemy split with Flavor Flav was a hoax, group now says - Public Enemy's ouster last month of founding member Flavor Flav was a hoax to generate publicity and provide a commentary on disinformation, members of the rap group said on Wednesday as they released a new album.
Wed, 01 Apr 2020 15:18:44 -0400
Wilhelm Burmann, master teacher to ballet stars, dies at 80; tested positive for coronavirus - Wilhelm Burmann, a master teacher and coach for the world's top ballet dancers for more than four decades, has died of renal failure after his treatment was complicated by the coronavirus, a close friend said. He was 80.
Wed, 01 Apr 2020 13:04:40 -0400
April Fools! K-Pop star pranks his fans that he has coronavirus - A South Korean K-Pop star on Wednesday pulled an April Fool's prank announcing that he had contracted coronavirus, and later removed the Instagram post after triggering a backlash.
Wed, 01 Apr 2020 10:33:07 -0400
Lindsay Lohan says 'I'm back!' teasing new single amid pandemic - Actress Lindsay Lohan, whose promising movie career crashed a decade ago in a string of legal woes and substance abuse, on Tuesday announced she was making a comeback with a new music single.
Tue, 31 Mar 2020 17:38:03 -0400
Elton John's coronavirus 'living room' show raises $8 million for U.S. charities - A weekend benefit broadcast featuring recording stars performing live music online from home raised nearly $8 million for two charities serving first responders and Americans facing economic hardship amid the coronavirus crisis, sponsors said on Monday.
Mon, 30 Mar 2020 23:25:13 -0400
Japanese comedian Ken Shimura dies from coronavirus - Japanese comedian Ken Shimura, who had been hospitalised after being infected with the new coronavirus, has died, becoming the first Japanese celebrity to die of the virus.
Mon, 30 Mar 2020 18:25:05 -0400
U.S. Supreme Court orders reconsideration of racial bias claim against Charter Communications - The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday ordered a lower court to reconsider its decision to let comedian-turned-media executive Byron Allen's $10 billion lawsuit accusing cable television operator Charter Communications Inc of discriminating against black-owned channels move forward.
Mon, 30 Mar 2020 15:24:45 -0400
From sofas and kitchens, music stars hold coronavirus concert fundraiser - Billie Eilish sang on her sofa, Elton John played a keyboard belonging to his children, and the Backstreet Boys sang in harmony from five locations as dozens of musicians put on a fundraiser for the warriors against a coronavirus.
Mon, 30 Mar 2020 14:26:27 -0400
Rotterdam concert hall to admit coronavirus patients instead of Eurovision fans - The Ahoy concert hall in Rotterdam should have hosted the glitter and glamour of the Eurovision song contest in May, but instead is now being turned into an emergency hospital to help the Netherlands battle its coronavirus outbreak.
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