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Jun 01, 2020

MTV goes dark, record labels hit pause as U.S. protests rage
Youth television channel MTV and other stablemate channels said they will go dark around the world on Monday to mark the death in police custody of George Floyd, joining other U.S. entertainment outlets in condemning racial inequality.

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Jun 01, 2020

Virtual no more - real Michelangelo awes again in Vatican Museums
If you've ever dreamed of being in the Sistine Chapel without feeling like you are craning your neck in a packed open-top tourist bus, now is your chance.

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Jun 01, 2020

Music industry hits pause to reflect as U.S. protests rage
Leading record labels will mark "Black Out Tuesday" this week, suspending business and working with communities to fight racial inequality after protests erupted in the United States following the death of a black man, George Floyd, in police custody.

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Jun 01, 2020

Zimbabwean film industry makes Netflix debut with 'Cook Off'
Zimbabwean film Cook Off, a romance about a struggling single mother who finds love during a cooking competition, premiered on Netflix on Monday, a debut that its makers hope will propel the country's small film sector to global audiences.

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May 29, 2020

Florida officials approve Walt Disney World reopening plans
Florida officials have approved plans for a phased reopening of Walt Disney World in Orlando starting on July 11, according to a memo from a state agency released on Friday.

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May 29, 2020

Kylie Jenner is not a billionaire, Forbes magazine now says
Forbes magazine, which in March 2019 declared reality TV star Kylie Jenner had become the world's youngest self-made billionaire, said on Friday that it no longer believed that her net worth was that much.

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May 28, 2020

Matteo Bocelli sings 'Lion King' hit as Disney songs go classical
Matteo Bocelli, the son of renowned Italian tenor Andrea Bocelli, on Friday released a new version of "The Lion King" movie ballad "Can You Feel the Love Tonight," the first single from an album of classical versions of Disney songs.

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May 28, 2020

Playing to an empty room: Paris orchestra plays Strauss in COVID-19 era
Renaud Capu├žon, a French concert violinist accustomed to playing to rooms of 2,000 people and more, performed on Thursday evening to an empty auditorium, but he said the experience was none the worse for it.

Reuters Entertainment
May 28, 2020

Chris Rock, Rosie Perez appear with New York Gov. Cuomo, urge mask wearing
Comedian Chris Rock and actress Rosie Perez made a surprise appearance at New York Governor Andrew Cuomo's daily news conference to underscore his message that the public should wear masks to help curb the coronavirus pandemic.

Reuters Entertainment
May 28, 2020

'Grease' kicks off Madrid summer nights at socially distanced drive-in cinema
The next best thing to sitting in a darkened movie theatre? A drive-in cinema in the Spanish capital launched its post-lockdown summer season on Wednesday with a blast of escapism in the form of the 1978 musical "Grease".

Reuters Entertainment
May 28, 2020

K-Pop group BTS' label Big Hit Entertainment files review for IPO: bourse
Big Hit Entertainment, the management label of South Korean K-Pop group BTS, has filed for a preliminary review of a planned initial public offering, the Korea Exchange said on Thursday.

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May 27, 2020

Apple secures deal for Scorsese's next film starring DiCaprio, De Niro: media
Apple Inc has secured a deal for Hollywood veteran Martin Scorsese's next film, "Killers of the Flower Moon," U.S. media reported on Wednesday, citing sources.

Reuters Entertainment
May 27, 2020

Japan reality show 'Terrace House' halts production after star's death
Japanese reality TV show "Terrace House" has suspended its production for the 2019-2020 season after the sudden death of a 22-year-old cast member, it said on its website.

Reuters Entertainment
May 27, 2020

Disney plans to reopen Walt Disney World starting on July 11
Walt Disney Co plans to reopen the world's largest theme park, Walt Disney World, in phases beginning on July 11, if the governor of Florida approves.

Reuters Entertainment
May 27, 2020

Don't you step on my rhinestone studded jockstrap - Elvis memorabilia for sale
A piece of Elvis Presley memorabilia is up for sale, and it is probably the most Elvis thing you can possibly imagine - a rhinestone studded jockstrap said to have been worn by the king.

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May 27, 2020

Gru and Minions urge handwashing, fun at home in new coronavirus public service announcement
Gru and the popular yellow Minions from the animated "Despicable Me" movie franchise are urging people to keep their distance to help fight the spread of the novel coronavirus in a new public service announcement unveiled on Wednesday.

Reuters Entertainment
May 27, 2020

Task force approves plan to reopen virus-shuttered Disney World parks starting July 11
Walt Disney Co on Wednesday moved a step closer to reopening its Walt Disney World theme parks in Orlando, Florida, on July 11, when the Orange County Economic Recovery Task Force approved its plan.

Reuters Entertainment
May 27, 2020

Tracee Ellis Ross debuts her singing voice in new film 'The High Note'
Tracee Ellis Ross plays a singing superstar in her new feel-good movie "The High Note," but the actor said the film has nothing to do with her famous mother, Diana Ross.

Reuters Entertainment
May 27, 2020

Wanted in Hollywood: COVID-19 consultants to help keep sets safe
Along with hair stylists, camera operators and the hundreds of others who make magic happen for TV and film, Hollywood is counting on a new supporting member for future productions: COVID-19 consultants.

Reuters Entertainment
May 27, 2020

AT&T launches HBO Max, vying with Netflix, others for quarantine viewing
AT&T's WarnerMedia division launches its HBO Max streaming service on Wednesday, taking on Netflix, Disney and Amazon at a time when coronavirus lockdowns have boosted demand for streaming even as rising unemployment has cut disposable incomes.

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May 27, 2020

Cameras roll again in Nollywood but Nigeria's cinemas still dark
Nigeria's film industry is creeping back to work after lockdown, and one of the first productions to resume is a new television series about a highly infectious disease that has ravaged the world.

Reuters Entertainment
May 26, 2020

Disney to present reopening plan for Walt Disney World
Walt Disney Co will present its proposal for a phased reopening of its Orlando, Florida, theme parks to a local task force on Wednesday, the company said in a statement.

Reuters Entertainment
May 26, 2020

Global film festival aims to bridge coronavirus distances
The Cannes film festival was canceled and the September jamborees in Venice and Toronto are uncertain but this week movie lovers are being offered a taste of the film festival experience from the comfort of their homes.

Reuters Entertainment
May 26, 2020

Hollywood red carpets look for coronavirus makeover
It could be a long while until you hear that Hollywood red carpet staple, "And who are you wearing tonight?"

Reuters Entertainment
May 24, 2020

Venice Film Festival will go ahead in September - Veneto governor
The Venice Film Festival will go ahead as scheduled at the beginning of September, Luca Zaia, the governor of the region around the Italian city said on Sunday as the spread of the new coronavirus in the country slows.

Reuters Entertainment
May 23, 2020

Sudden death of popular Terrace House star shocks Japan, fans
The sudden death of Hana Kimura, a 22-year-old professional wrestler and a cast member in the popular Netflix reality show "Terrace House" shocked fans and raised concerns over cyber-bullying after reports she was harassed on social media.

Reuters Entertainment
May 23, 2020

The drive-in movie stages a comeback in U.S. in coronavirus era
The drive-in movie, dismissed by many as a relic of an earlier time in America, is making a comeback as entertainment seemingly designed for the coronavirus era.

Reuters Entertainment
May 22, 2020

Five artists announced as winners of $75,000 Herb Alpert Awards
Artists in film, dance, music, theater and visual arts were announced on Friday as recipients of the 26th annual Herb Alpert Awards, given each year by the Grammy-winning trumpeter's foundation.

Reuters Entertainment
May 22, 2020

U.S. charges ousted Hollywood executive with defrauding pandemic loan program, BlackRock fund
U.S. prosecutors have charged the recently ousted owner of a Hollywood movie distributor with defrauding a federal coronavirus emergency relief program and a BlackRock Inc investment fund, including to pay for a Beverly Hills mansion and other luxuries.

Reuters Entertainment
May 22, 2020

'Avatar' movie sequel to resume production in New Zealand
A sequel to James Cameron's sci-fi movie blockbuster "Avatar" will go back into production next week for the first time since it was shuttered by worldwide efforts to contain the coronavirus, producer Jon Landau said on Friday.

Reuters Entertainment
May 22, 2020

U.S. charges Hollywood film distributor with defrauding BlackRock fund
U.S. prosecutors on Friday charged the founder and former owner of a Hollywood movie production and distribution company with defrauding a BlackRock Inc investment fund out of about $14 million to pay for luxuries including a Beverly Hills mansion.

Reuters Entertainment
May 22, 2020

Lori Loughlin, husband plead guilty in U.S. college admissions scandal
"Full House" actress Lori Loughlin and her husband on Friday pleaded guilty to participating in a vast U.S. college admissions fraud scheme to secure spots for their daughters at the University of Southern California.

Reuters Entertainment
May 22, 2020

African music legend Mory Kante dies aged 70 in Guinea
Musician Mory Kante, who helped win African music a global following, has died in the capital of his homeland Guinea at the age of 70, his agent said on Friday.

Reuters Entertainment
May 22, 2020

Terrier Uggie from 'The Artist' crowned best Cannes movie mutt
Uggie, the Jack Russell whose antics in Oscar-winning film "The Artist" stole viewers' hearts, was crowned Palm Dog of Palm Dogs on Friday, singled out as the best canine winner in the award's 20-year history.

Reuters Entertainment
May 22, 2020

Spandau Ballet star helps Singapore quizzer win fight for radio prize
A Singaporean quiz participant has prevailed in a battle with a radio station that denied him a cash prize over his pronunciation of Spandau Ballet singer Tony Hadley's name, after winning the unlikely support of the celebrity himself.

Reuters Entertainment
May 22, 2020

Lori Loughlin, husband to plead guilty via Zoom to U.S. college admissions scam
"Full House" actress Lori Loughlin and her husband will appear by video on Friday to plead guilty to participating in a vast U.S. college admissions fraud scheme to secure spots for their daughters at the University of Southern California.

Reuters Entertainment
May 21, 2020

Drive-in cinemas, raves and dining behind plastic: the new going out
With lockdown measures more relaxed, social lives are slowly becoming possible. Restaurants, bars, gigs and museums beckon. But as we take our first cautious steps back into the wider world, we are finding it transformed.

Reuters Entertainment
May 21, 2020

Actress Lori Loughlin, husband to plead guilty to U.S. college admissions scam
"Full House" actress Lori Loughlin and her husband have agreed to plead guilty to U.S. charges they conspired to fraudulently secure their daughters admission to the University of Southern California, federal prosecutors said on Thursday.

Reuters Entertainment
May 21, 2020

Rock 'n' roll never dies: One British band jams away in isolation
When the world was told to stay at home to escape the novel coronavirus, one British band had a choice: abandon live music or come together to jam. They chose rock.

Reuters Entertainment
May 21, 2020

Dining dummies help cafe-goers keep a fashionable distance in Vilnius
Mannequins dressed in clown hats and couture frocks have taken up seats in restaurants in Lithuania's capital, to coax real customers back after the coronavirus lockdown and help them out with social distancing.

Reuters Entertainment
May 21, 2020

Esports:'Despacito' singer Fonsi joins F1 fast stream in virtual Monaco GP
Singer-songwriter Luis Fonsi, who broke all-time streaming records with his 2017 hit 'Despacito' (slowly), is joining the Formula One fast stream for a virtual Monaco Grand Prix on Sunday.

Reuters Entertainment
May 21, 2020

Popcorn, palm trees and face masks: Cannes rolls out drive-in cinema
The Riviera resort of Cannes should have been playing host to the world's biggest names in film. Instead, with its annual film festival postponed and the red carpet rolled up, locals made do with a drive-in cinema in a beachfront car park.

Reuters Entertainment
May 21, 2020

Sydney fans enjoy live concert at COVID-safe drive-in
Singer-songwriter Casey Donovan performed on stage in Sydney on Thursday in a free concert that treated fans to some of the first live music many had heard in months. But they had to stay in their cars to enjoy it.

Reuters Entertainment
May 20, 2020

California to give guidelines for restarting TV and movie production
California on Monday will roll out guidelines for the resumption of production of Hollywood movies and TV shows, but Governor Gavin Newsom warned that Los Angeles County would likely be excluded in the first phase.

Reuters Entertainment
May 20, 2020

HBO Max grants fans' wishes to see unreleased cut of 'Justice League'
A previously unreleased version of 2017 superhero movie "Justice League" by director Zack Snyder will debut on the HBO Max streaming service in 2021, executives said on Wednesday, in response to a years-long campaign by fans.

Reuters Entertainment
May 20, 2020

Julia Roberts, other stars hand over social-media spotlight to health experts
Actors Julia Roberts, Hugh Jackman and Millie Bobby Brown are among the celebrities who will turn over their social media accounts to health experts to share facts and promote a science-driven approach to fighting the COVID-19 pandemic.

Reuters Entertainment
May 20, 2020

Italian woman wins Picasso painting in French charity raffle
An Italian woman on Wednesday won a Pablo Picasso painting worth 1 million euros in a French charity raffle that raised money for African water projects.

Reuters Entertainment
May 20, 2020

Roll up, roll up: Hungarian circus beats virus by becoming safari park
Like many business owners, Jozsef Richter has had to shut his circus during Hungary's lockdown to help curb the spread of the coronavirus, but he has found another way of entertaining visitors while respecting social distancing rules.

Reuters Entertainment
May 19, 2020

Spotify new home for Joe Rogan's podcast, shares jump
Spotify Technology SA said on Tuesday comedian Joe Rogan's podcast will be available on the music streaming platform starting Sept. 1 and will become an exclusive later this year.

Reuters Entertainment
May 19, 2020

Film star and Trump accuser Stormy Daniels returns as comic book hero
Adult film star Stormy Daniels, whose allegations of a onetime sexual liaison with U.S. President Donald Trump triggered a legal battle, is returning as a superhero in a series of comic books.

Reuters Entertainment
May 19, 2020

Mariachis delight quarantined Colombians with jolts of street music
The boisterous music - usually heard at family celebrations and raucous birthdays - bursts through the eerily quiet streets of Colombia's capital, Bogota. The mariachis have arrived.

Reuters Entertainment
May 19, 2020

Masked Ukrainian orchestra makes concert recording as lockdown eases
The symphony orchestra of Ukrainian radio held its first concert recording for TV, radio and online platforms since coronavirus lockdown measures were partially eased in early May.

Reuters Entertainment
May 19, 2020

Police warn writer Gaiman over lockdown trip from New Zealand to Scotland
British writer Neil Gaiman has apologised for travelling from New Zealand to his home on the Scottish island of Skye in breach of coronavirus lockdown measures, saying "I did something stupid".

Reuters Entertainment
May 19, 2020

U.S. guitar maker PRS resumes hand-building instruments - at a safe distance
Maryland's decision to reopen non-essential businesses came just in time for high-end guitar maker PRS Guitars, which kept 374 workers on its payroll during an eight-week shutdown that has gouged a deep hole in revenues, executives said.

Reuters Entertainment
May 19, 2020

At the movies: 'Ben Hur' and 'Wizard of Oz' as Japan reopens
The chariots of 1959 epic "Ben Hur" and the yellow brick road of 1939 fantasy "The Wizard of Oz" are back on the big screen in Japan as cinemas begin reopening from the coronavirus crisis with a slate heavy on Hollywood classics.

Reuters Entertainment
May 19, 2020

South Korea's BTS boyband management apologises over bar visit
The manager of South Korea's popular boyband BTS has apologised on behalf of one of its members who went to a bar in April, contrary to government advice, just as the country is trying to contain a recent coronavirus outbreak around Seoul's club scene.

Reuters Entertainment
May 18, 2020

Lockdown story time: Roald Dahl with Streep, Cumberbatch and more
Stuck at home with the kids? Meryl Streep, Benedict Cumberbatch, and Cate Blanchett may be able to help.

Reuters Entertainment
May 18, 2020

Live music lifts spirits in Burkina Faso's coronavirus curfew
On stage in an empty auditorium, backed by starry lights, Patrick Kabre plucks his electric guitar and sings through a microphone to an audience many miles away.

Reuters Entertainment
May 17, 2020

Warsaw's open-air Chopin concerts move online due to coronavirus
Lovers of Frederic Chopin's music who usually flock to a central Warsaw park on Sundays for open-air concerts will have to go online this season to hear the weekly performances because of restrictions imposed to curb the spread of the coronavirus.

Reuters Entertainment
May 16, 2020

Colombian director films quarantine 'Bathroom' comedy with mobile phones
This time there are no lights, cameras, dressing rooms or the hundreds of people who usually crowd a film shoot. There is just a mobile phone, a tripod, a bathroom and "Action!"

Reuters Entertainment
May 15, 2020

'We Are The World' to get an 'American Idol' alumni encore
"We Are The World," the celebrity-packed 1985 charity single, is getting an encore this weekend, courtesy of the stars of "American Idol."

Reuters Entertainment
May 15, 2020

Jazz singer Melody Gardot seeks digital orchestra to beat coronavirus blues
American jazz singer Melody Gardot is inviting musicians around the world to play along digitally on her new album to overcome the solitude and financial strain of coronavirus lockdowns.

Reuters Entertainment
May 15, 2020

Keith Urban test drives live concert at drive-in movie theater
Country music star Keith Urban performed a surprise live show at a drive-in movie theater in Nashville in a test drive for how concerts might look in the era of social distancing.

Reuters Entertainment
May 15, 2020

Eurovision organisers plan alternative show to replace cancelled contest
Diehard Eurovision fans will not go entirely without this year. The 2020 song contest was cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic, but its organisers are set to host an alternative television show on Saturday, with video performances from past and present participants.

Reuters Entertainment
May 15, 2020

For DJ Black Coffee, COVID-19 signals pause to rethink music business
He rose from South Africa's poorest province to become one of the world's most successful DJs, entertaining millions in dance clubs all over the globe, but the COVID-19 lockdown has got DJ Black Coffee wondering about the future of the music business.

Reuters Entertainment
May 15, 2020

Amazon Prime snags Bollywood premieres, angering theater owners
Amazon Prime Video, Amazon's streaming service, will screen several new Indian films originally meant for theatrical release this month, sparking protests from cinema owners as the novel coronavirus outbreak upends Bollywood.

Reuters Entertainment
May 15, 2020

Amazon Prime snags Bollywood premieres as pandemic closes theatres
Amazon Prime Video, Amazon's streaming service, said it will screen several new Indian films that were originally meant for theatrical release on its platform, starting later this month.

Reuters Entertainment
May 14, 2020

'Frozen' musical becomes biggest victim of Broadway coronavirus shutdown
The Broadway family musical "Frozen" is closing permanently, producers announced on Thursday, the first big casualty of the coronavirus shutdown in New York's theatre industry.

Reuters Entertainment
May 14, 2020

Porsches, popcorn and social distancing at Dubai drive-in cinema
Movie-goers in Dubai frustrated by the closure of cinemas during the coronavirus pandemic will soon be able to watch films from the comfort of their own car at a new drive-in cinema created on the roof of one of the world's largest shopping malls.

Reuters Entertainment
May 13, 2020

No kissing, no fighting as TV soap 'Neighbours' resumes filming
Australian soap opera "Neighbours" is filming again, but don't expect any kisses, hugs or punch-ups in the new episodes as cast members adhere to strict social distancing rules imposed to curb the spread of the new coronavirus.

Reuters Entertainment
May 13, 2020

Rihanna debuts on Sunday Times Rich List of musicians at no. 3
Singer Rihanna has stormed into the Sunday Times Rich List of musicians at number three, with an estimated wealth of 468 million pounds ($576 million), thanks partly to the success of her fashion and cosmetics brands with Louis Vuitton-owner LVMH.

Reuters Entertainment
May 13, 2020

Lessons from porn industry could help Hollywood adapt to coronavirus
As Hollywood tries to figure out how to resume production of movies and TV shows in the coronavirus era, one sector may be better prepared than others to deal with the challenges.

Reuters Entertainment
May 12, 2020

YouTube star Logan Thirtyacre pays $800K for dinner with Brady
YouTube star Logan Thirtyacre has won a coronavirus charity auction that includes dinner with Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady after he laid down a $800,000 bid.

Reuters Entertainment
May 12, 2020

Tyler Perry gets ahead of Hollywood with July production restart
Filmmaker Tyler Perry on Tuesday became one of the first Hollywood film and television executives to announce the resumption of production in the midst of the coronavirus era.

Reuters Entertainment
May 12, 2020

Singer Bryan Adams apologizes for coronavirus conspiracy rant
Canadian singer Bryan Adams apologized on Tuesday for a social media post in which he blamed "bat eating, wet market animal selling, virus making greedy bastards" for the novel coronavirus.

Reuters Entertainment
May 12, 2020

Disney to release 'Hamilton' performance in July on its streaming service
Walt Disney Co will release a film recording of the smash Broadway musical "Hamilton" on its streaming service on July 3, the eve of U.S. Independence Day, the company said on Tuesday.

Reuters Entertainment
May 12, 2020

Broadway theaters to remain closed through Sept. 6
Broadway theaters have extended their closures because of the coronavirus pandemic through Labor Day on Sept. 6, the Broadway League industry group said on Tuesday.

Reuters Entertainment
May 11, 2020

Japanese author Murakami to DJ 'Stay Home' radio special as virus shutdown continues
Haruki Murakami, one of Japan's most acclaimed novelists, will host a radio special to try to lift the nation's spirits as a state of emergency over the novel coronavirus lingers.

Reuters Entertainment
May 11, 2020

Delayed 'Friends' reunion holding out for live audience over remote event
Fans may have to wait until the fall for the "Friends" reunion special as HBO Max executives are holding out hopes of filming it before a live audience rather than shooting the much-anticipated get together remotely with stars under quarantine.

Reuters Entertainment
May 11, 2020

'Seinfeld' star Jerry Stiller dies aged 92, son Ben pays tribute
Jerry Stiller, who played two of American television's most cantankerous fathers on the sitcoms "Seinfeld" and "The King of Queens," has died aged 92, his son Ben Stiller said on Twitter on Monday.

Reuters Entertainment
May 11, 2020

Virus brings Cannes Festival 'stepladder gang' down to earth
In a normal year, Joseph Morpelli would be getting ready to plant his stepladder opposite the Cannes Festival venue so he and his fellow diehard fans can get a glimpse of celebrities walking down the red carpet.

Reuters Entertainment
May 11, 2020

Kurt Cobain's 'Unplugged' guitar has $1 million auction estimate
Kurt Cobain's cardigan sold for a record $334,000 last year. Now the acoustic guitar the punk rocker played for Nirvana's "MTV Unplugged" session, just five months before his death, is expected to fetch around $1 million at auction in June.

Reuters Entertainment
May 11, 2020

Seinfeld star Jerry Stiller dies aged 92, son Ben pays tribute
Jerry Stiller, who played two of American television's most cantankerous fathers on the sitcoms "Seinfeld" and "The King of Queens," has died aged 92, his son Ben Stiller said on Twitter on Monday.

Reuters Entertainment
May 11, 2020

All masks, no fireworks: Shanghai Disneyland in muted reopening after coronavirus closedown
Thousands of visitors streamed into Shanghai Disneyland on Monday for the first time in three months as the Chinese park became the first reopened by Walt Disney Co after the coronavirus pandemic brought the Magic Kingdom to a standstill.

Reuters Entertainment
May 10, 2020

Shanghai Disneyland re-opens after three-month closure due to coronavirus
Walt Disney Co reopened its Shanghai Disneyland park on Monday to a reduced number of visitors, ending a roughly three-month closure caused by the coronavirus outbreak.

Reuters Entertainment
May 10, 2020

In Japan, world's longest-running TV cartoon show switches to re-runs as coronavirus halts production
Millions of Japanese viewers of the world's longest-running animated cartoon TV show will have to make do with re-runs from next week after the coronavirus pandemic disrupted production, Fuji Television Network said on Sunday.

Reuters Entertainment
May 09, 2020

Rock 'n' roll pioneer Little Richard dies at age 87
Little Richard, the self-proclaimed "architect of rock 'n' roll" who built his ground-breaking sound with a boiling blend of boogie-woogie, rhythm and blues and gospel, died on Saturday at the age of 87.

Reuters Entertainment
May 09, 2020

Rock 'n' roll pioneer Little Richard dies at age 87: Rolling Stone
Little Richard, the self-proclaimed "architect of rock 'n' roll" who built his ground-breaking sound with a boiling blend of boogie-woogie, rhythm and blues and gospel, died on Saturday at the age of 87, Rolling Stone magazine reported.

Reuters Entertainment
May 09, 2020

Roy Horn of Las Vegas magic duo Siegfried and Roy dies of COVID-19: report
Magician Roy Horn, who alongside Siegfried Fischbacher starred in a popular, long-running Las Vegas act built around rare tigers, died on Friday from of complications of COVID-19, the Las Vegas Review-Journal newspaper reported. He was 75.

Reuters Entertainment
May 08, 2020

Bob Dylan announces first album of new music since 2012
Bob Dylan is releasing his first album of new music in eight years following a spurt of creativity from the man regarded as one of the world's most influential songwriters.

Reuters Entertainment
May 08, 2020

Opera star sings Britain's VE Day hits from an empty Albert Hall
Welsh mezzo-soprano Katherine Jenkins will stream a concert from an empty Royal Albert Hall on Friday evening, as locked-down Britain marks the 75th anniversary of "Victory in Europe" Day.

Reuters Entertainment
May 08, 2020

Nigerian comics fight COVID-19 with gags and slapstick slaps
Nigerian comedian Maryam Apaokagi has a sure-fire way of getting people to listen to her coronavirus health advice - she delivers it with a hard slap in the face.

Reuters Entertainment
May 07, 2020

Mexican broadcaster Televisa grapples with steamy soaps in social-distancing era
Some of the top creative minds at Mexican broadcaster Televisa are puzzling over an unexpected challenge: crafting their signature soap operas without a single love scene, or even a tender kiss.

Reuters Entertainment
May 06, 2020

Paris to hold men's fashion week in virtual format July 9-13: statement
Paris will hold a men's fashion week in virtual format from July 9 to July 13 for the Men Spring/Summer collections 2021, organisers said on Wednesday.

Reuters Entertainment
May 06, 2020

Florian Schneider, Kraftwerk founder and electronic music pioneer, dies at 73
Florian Schneider, co-founder of pioneering German electronic band Kraftwerk, which influenced generations of pop and dance musicians with mesmerising tracks such as "Autobahn", has died of cancer aged 73, longtime bandmate Ralf Huetter said.

Reuters Entertainment
May 06, 2020

Steve Carell? Real U.S. Space Force chief wanted Bruce Willis to play him
The real chief of the U.S. Space Force said on Wednesday he had hoped actor Bruce Willis would have played him on the upcoming Netflix show lampooning the military's newest branch of service - instead of comic actor Steve Carell.

Reuters Entertainment
May 06, 2020

Musicals out, one-man plays in: Broadway gets creative waiting for show to go on
Television can fake it, movie audiences can wear masks, but a live theatre performance like "Romeo and Juliet" needs real actors kissing and fighting rivals in front of real people.

Reuters Entertainment
May 06, 2020

Men's Milan Fashion Week slips to July in digital-only format due to coronavirus
The Men's Milan Fashion Week set for June will be postponed to mid-July and presented in purely digital format with photos and video to avoid the risk of coronavirus contagion, Italy's national fashion chamber said on Wednesday.

Reuters Entertainment
May 06, 2020

TV stars make UK lockdown dramas with help of family, technology
While most drama productions around world have stopped shooting during the coronavirus pandemic, a team in Britain headed by Oscar nominee Jeff Pope filmed a series of four short stories for television that are already being aired.

Reuters Entertainment
May 06, 2020

Philippine lawmakers vow to get broadcast giant ABS-CBN back on air
Philippine legislators pushed on Wednesday to get the country's biggest broadcaster back on air, amid widespread shock and dismay over an order by the industry regulator for the station to cease operations after its 25-year licence expired.

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