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Reuters Entertainment
Apr 05, 2020

Singer Pink says she had coronavirus, pledges $1 mln to relief efforts
U.S. singer Pink said on Friday she had tested positive for COVID-19, the respiratory disease caused by the new coronavirus, two weeks ago and has since recovered.

Reuters Entertainment
Apr 03, 2020

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.

Reuters Entertainment
Apr 03, 2020

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.

Reuters Entertainment
Apr 03, 2020

Disney to release 'Mulan' in July as part of virus-related movie shuffle
Walt Disney Co will release the 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.

Reuters Entertainment
Apr 03, 2020

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.

Reuters Entertainment
Apr 03, 2020

Singer Bill Withers dead at 81 from heart complications, Rolling Stone reports
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, Rolling Stone magazine reported on Friday, citing a statement from his family.

Reuters Entertainment
Apr 02, 2020

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.

Reuters Entertainment
Apr 02, 2020

'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.

Reuters Entertainment
Apr 02, 2020

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.

Reuters Entertainment
Apr 02, 2020

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.

Reuters Entertainment
Apr 02, 2020

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.

Reuters Entertainment
Apr 02, 2020

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.

Reuters Entertainment
Apr 02, 2020

Disney 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.

Reuters Entertainment
Apr 01, 2020

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.

Reuters Entertainment
Apr 01, 2020

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.

Reuters Entertainment
Apr 01, 2020

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.

Reuters Entertainment
Mar 31, 2020

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.

Reuters Entertainment
Mar 30, 2020

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.

Reuters Entertainment
Mar 30, 2020

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.

Reuters Entertainment
Mar 30, 2020

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.

Reuters Entertainment
Mar 30, 2020

Japanese comedian Ken Shimura dies from coronavirus
Japanese comedian Ken Shimura, who had been hospitalized after being infected with the new coronavirus, has died, becoming the first Japanese celebrity to die of the virus.

Reuters Entertainment
Mar 30, 2020

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.

Reuters Entertainment
Mar 29, 2020

Japanese comedian Ken Shimura dies from coronavirus: NHK
Japanese comedian Ken Shimura, who had been hospitalized after being infected with the new coronavirus, has died, public broadcaster NHK reported on Monday. He was 70.

Reuters Entertainment
Mar 29, 2020

Polish composer Penderecki dies at 86 after long illness
Poland's Krzysztof Penderecki, one of the world's most celebrated composers, died on Sunday at the age of 86, said state-controlled news agency PAP.

Reuters Entertainment
Mar 28, 2020

Brazilian rapper warns of coronavirus danger in Brazil's slums
Brazilian rapper MV Bill added his voice to a chorus of criticism of President Jair Bolsonaro for downplaying the gravity of the new coronavirus epidemic in a video clip that urges people to protect themselves.

Reuters Entertainment
Mar 27, 2020

Tom Hanks returns to LA after bout of coronavirus: media reports
Tom Hanks and his wife Rita Wilson returned to Los Angeles on Friday after spending more than two weeks in quarantine in Australia after testing positive for the coronavirus.

Reuters Entertainment
Mar 27, 2020

'Contagion' movie stars tell fans coronavirus is 'real life'
The stars of the movie "Contagion," which has seen a surge in popularity as the coronavirus has spread across the globe, on Friday urged fans to listen to experts, wash their hands frequently and practice social distancing.

Reuters Entertainment
Mar 27, 2020

Bob Dylan drops 17-min song inspired by Kennedy assassination
Bob Dylan on Friday released a 17-minute song inspired by the assassination more than five decades ago of U.S. President John F. Kennedy - the influential singer's first original music since 2012.

Reuters Entertainment
Mar 27, 2020

Now listen carefully 007: James Bond guns stolen in London burglary
Five guns which were used in "James Bond" movies, including the last weapon brandished by actor Roger Moore while playing 007, have been stolen from a house in north London by suspects with Eastern European accents, British police said on Friday.

Reuters Entertainment
Mar 27, 2020

Bon Jovi, Prince Harry and military choir launch charity single 'Unbroken'
U.S. rocker Jon Bon Jovi teamed up with Britain's Prince Harry and a military choir to release the single "Unbroken" on Friday to raise awareness of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder.

Reuters Entertainment
Mar 26, 2020

Harry and Meghan move to Los Angeles, Britain's Sun newspaper says
Prince Harry and his wife Meghan have left Canada and moved to Los Angeles, where they plan to make a permanent home after stepping back from their royal duties, Britain's Sun newspaper reported on Thursday.

Reuters Entertainment
Mar 26, 2020

South Korea boy band BTS postpones U.S., Canada tour over coronavirus
South Korea's boy band BTS will postpone its North America tour by two months to June due to concerns over the coronavirus pandemic, its management said on Friday.

Reuters Entertainment
Mar 26, 2020

Film narrated by Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, to be released on April 3: Disney
A film narrated by Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, will be available to watch from April 3, Disney said on Thursday, marking her first job since she and her husband Harry stepped back front line royal duties.

Reuters Entertainment
Mar 26, 2020

Coronavirus strands Peruvian singer in Finnish Arctic
When Peruvian musician Victor Alarcon set out on his dream trip to shoot a music video in the Finnish Arctic for his single called 'Aurora Boreal' (Northern Lights), he did not expect the coronavirus outbreak to leave him stranded there for a month.

Reuters Entertainment
Mar 25, 2020

Television audiences surge to 12-month highs as coronavirus keeps Americans home
From family drama "This Is Us" to crime series "NCIS," audiences are flocking to television shows in numbers unseen for up to a year as coronavirus shutdowns and social distancing keeps millions of Americans at home.

Reuters Entertainment
Mar 25, 2020

Ugandan pop star Bobi Wine records song to beat coronavirus
A Ugandan musician and political challenger to the country's aging leader released a song https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PUHrck2g7Ic&feature=youtu.be on Wednesday to help efforts to stem the spread of coronavirus in the east African nation.

Reuters Entertainment
Mar 25, 2020

The show won't go on: Tony Awards for Broadway theater postponed indefinitely
The annual Tony Awards ceremony celebrating the best in Broadway theater was postponed indefinitely on Wednesday, the latest big cultural event to fall victim to the coronavirus pandemic.

Reuters Entertainment
Mar 25, 2020

In coronavirus, Senegal rappers find a new enemy to fight
Dressed in hooded medical suits and protective goggles, Senegal's activist hip-hop group Y'en a Marre rap about washing hands, disposing of used tissues and avoiding crowds in their latest release: 'Shield against Coronavirus.'

Reuters Entertainment
Mar 25, 2020

Mariah Carey, Billie Eilish to headline coronavirus benefit TV special
Mariah Carey, Billie Eilish and Tim McGraw will headline a benefit concert on Sunday, playing from their homes, to raise money to help fight the spread of the coronavirus, Fox television said on Wednesday.

Reuters Entertainment
Mar 25, 2020

Spotify launches music relief project to help artists
Spotify Technology SA said on Wednesday it had launched a COVID-19 music relief project to raise funds for musicians as the coronavirus pandemic grounds life to a halt in most countries, while taking a toll on the economy.

Reuters Entertainment
Mar 24, 2020

'Humor is healing': Laughter soothes nerves during COVID-19 trauma
Americans are employing humor as a balm to soothe nerves during the coronavirus pandemic, flocking to new Instagram stars like Quentin Quarantino and sharing Facebook memes about taking off bras and pants and putting on weight in self-quarantine.

Reuters Entertainment
Mar 24, 2020

Full steam ahead for UK model railway buffs, despite coronavirus
The trains of Britain have been known to grind to a halt due to such minor hazards as leaves on the line or the wrong type of snow, but the world of model railways is made of sterner stuff.

Reuters Entertainment
Mar 24, 2020

Broadway playwright Terrence McNally dies of coronavirus complications
Tony award-winning playwright Terrence McNally, known for plays like "Love! Valour! Compassion!" and for musical version of "Kiss of the Spider Woman," died on Tuesday of complications related to the coronavirus, his representative said.

Reuters Entertainment
Mar 24, 2020

Cannes opens its doors to homeless after coronavirus delays film festival
The Palais des Festivals should be preparing to welcome the hottest names in cinema onto its red carpet. Instead the Cannes Film Festival venue is opening its doors to the town's homeless who have nowhere to go during the coronavirus lockdown.

Reuters Entertainment
Mar 24, 2020

Comcast shuts theme parks, delays film distribution due to COVID-19
Comcast Corp on Tuesday warned of a hit to its results from the coronavirus outbreak as it shut all its theme parks and delayed distribution of films in theaters worldwide.

Reuters Entertainment
Mar 23, 2020

U.S. Supreme Court hinders comedian-businessman's race-bias suit against Comcast
The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday threw out a lower court's ruling that had given the green light to comedian-turned-media entrepreneur Byron Allen's $20 billion racial bias lawsuit against Comcast Corp that accused the cable television operator of discriminating against black-owned channels.

Reuters Entertainment
Mar 23, 2020

Woody Allen memoir released as publishers cite freedom of speech
An independent publisher released a memoir by movie director Woody Allen on Monday after it was dropped by another outlet following protests over a decades-old allegation that Allen molested his daughter.

Reuters Entertainment
Mar 23, 2020

U.S. Supreme Court tosses ruling that revived comedian's racial bias suit against Comcast
The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday threw out a lower court's ruling that had given the green light to comedian-turned-media entrepreneur Byron Allen's $20 billion racial bias lawsuit against Comcast Corp that accused the cable television operator of discriminating against black-owned channels.

Reuters Entertainment
Mar 23, 2020

U.S. Supreme Court maroons filmmaker in Blackbeard video piracy fight
The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday delivered a legal broadside to a filmmaker who documented the recovery of notorious English pirate Blackbeard's wrecked ship, refusing to revive his video piracy lawsuit that sought monetary damages from North Carolina.

Reuters Entertainment
Mar 23, 2020

Broadcaster ITV scraps soaps as crisis saps British ad sales
ITV ditched forecasts for annual advertising sales and results on Monday as the coronavirus forced Britain's biggest commercial free-to-air broadcaster to suspend production of top shows including "Coronation Street" and "Emmerdale".

Reuters Entertainment
Mar 22, 2020

Harvey Weinstein tests positive for coronavirus in prison: union official
Former movie producer Harvey Weinstein, who is serving a prison sentence for sexual assault and rape, has tested positive for the coronavirus, according to the head of the state corrections officers union.

Reuters Entertainment
Mar 22, 2020

Spanish opera singer Placido Domingo tests positive for coronavirus
Spanish opera singer Placido Domingo said on Sunday he had tested positive for coronavirus and had gone into self isolation with his family.

Reuters Entertainment
Mar 21, 2020

Country singer Kenny Rogers dies aged 81
Grammy-winning country singer Kenny Rogers died late on Friday night at the age of 81, his family said on Saturday.

Reuters Entertainment
Mar 20, 2020

America's small movie theaters fear coronavirus could mean their last picture show
Members of the Bagby family have operated movie theaters in small U.S. towns for four generations. With the coronavirus outbreak forcing their 400 screens to go dark indefinitely, some of them worry that run could come to an end.

Reuters Entertainment
Mar 20, 2020

Looking good under a mask: South Korean fashion evolves in the time of coronavirus
From tutorials on how to wear makeup with a face mask, to hats that incorporate a protective plastic face shield, South Koreans are seeking to make sure the coronavirus outbreak doesn't damage their reputation for style.

Reuters Entertainment
Mar 19, 2020

Hollywood movie studios suspend release of box office data after coronavirus slump
Movie studios Walt Disney and Universal Pictures said on Thursday they were suspending the release of box office data because of the closure of movie theaters in multiple countries in a bid to contain the coronavirus.

Reuters Entertainment
Mar 19, 2020

Cannes Film Festival postponed due to coronavirus, organizers say
The Cannes Film Festival has been postponed from May to the end of June, organizers said on Thursday.

Reuters Entertainment
Mar 19, 2020

'Hawaii 5-O' actor Daniel Dae Kim tests positive for coronavirus
Actor Daniel Dae Kim, best known for the television series "Hawaii 5-0," said on Thursday he had tested positive for the coronavirus.

Reuters Entertainment
Mar 19, 2020

Cirque du Soleil axes almost all staff as coronavirus leads to canceled shows
Cirque du Soleil Entertainment Group said on Thursday it has laid off almost all of its workforce, except the support team, as social distancing due to the coronavirus pandemic forced the Montreal-based circus company to cancel shows.

Reuters Entertainment
Mar 19, 2020

Germany postpones famous Alpine Passion Play due to coronavirus
Bavaria's Passion Play, staged every decade since the 1630s when villagers thanked God for the end of the plague, has been postponed for two years due to the coronavirus, organizers in the German village of Oberammergau said on Thursday.

Reuters Entertainment
Mar 18, 2020

Harvey Weinstein moved to maximum security prison in upstate N.Y.
Former movie producer Harvey Weinstein on Wednesday was transferred to a maximum security prison in upstate New York to serve a 23-year sentence for sexual assault and rape.

Reuters Entertainment
Mar 18, 2020

'Friends' reunion special latest victim of coronavirus shutdown
The planned "Friends" reunion has been delayed due to disruptions in Hollywood caused by the coronavirus, an industry source said on Wednesday.

Reuters Entertainment
Mar 18, 2020

U.S. movie theater owners ask federal government for coronavirus relief
A trade group representing U.S. movie theater owners on Wednesday called on the U.S. Congress and the Trump administration to provide emergency relief to help operators weather the unprecedented closures amid the global coronavirus outbreak.

Reuters Entertainment
Mar 18, 2020

From Colbert to Shakespeare, the show must go on(line)
Jimmy Kimmel is streaming nightly monologues from home, Willie Nelson and John Legend are playing music online, and Broadway stars like Idina Menzel are singing and chatting from their homes.

Reuters Entertainment
Mar 18, 2020

Eurovision song contest cancelled due to coronavirus
The Eurovision song contest, one of the world's largest television events, will not take place this year due to the global coronavirus outbreak, organizers said on Wednesday.

Reuters Entertainment
Mar 18, 2020

Netflix sued by former prosecutor over portrayal in 'Central Park Five' miniseries
A former prosecutor who ran the sex crimes unit in the Manhattan District Attorney's office in 1989 sued Netflix on Wednesday for defamation over her portrayal in "When They See Us," claiming the miniseries about the "Central Park Five" fabricated both her statements and actions related to the case.

Reuters Entertainment
Mar 17, 2020

BTS fans keep fervor alive amid coronavirus outbreak
South Korea's BTS may have canceled their April concert in Seoul over coronavirus fears, but the K-pop group's fervent fans are rallying in small groups and emulating their idols in donating money for coronavirus relief.

Reuters Entertainment
Mar 17, 2020

With Broadway's lights dimmed, actors mull pandemic's impact on their lives
A week after the bright lights of Broadway theaters in New York City were dimmed for a month to limit the spread of the new coronavirus, two actors weighed in on how the closures were affecting their daily lives.Joel Hatch, who plays real-life mayor Claude Elliott of Gander, Newfoundland in the award-winning "Come From Away," said he agreed with Broadway's temporary closure.

Reuters Entertainment
Mar 17, 2020

Disney delays Marvel's 'Black Widow' debut due to coronavirus
Walt Disney Co will postpone the May 1 theatrical release of Marvel movie "Black Widow" to a future date because of the coronavirus outbreak, as theaters close and people are advised not to congregate, the company said in a statement on Tuesday.

Reuters Entertainment
Mar 17, 2020

Hungary's first 'quarantine theatre' streams post-nuclear attack play
A group of actors have set up Hungary's "first quarantine theatre", streaming a play via Facebook about a man and a woman who find themselves in an underground nuclear fallout shelter and have to adapt to their new reality, and to each other.

Reuters Entertainment
Mar 17, 2020

Pop memorabilia gets boost from coronavirus lockdown, says auctioneer
Pop memorabilia including Paul McCartney's scribbled notes for "Hey Jude" and Doris Day's piano have enjoyed a sharp rise in online interest, possibly because so many people are cooped up at home under coronavirus lockdown, a leading auctioneer said.

Reuters Entertainment
Mar 17, 2020

AMC joins Cineplex, Cineworld in closing theaters amid virus outbreak
AMC Entertainment Holdings Inc said on Tuesday that it would temporarily shut its theaters in a bid to contain the coronavirus spread, joining other major chains Cineplex Inc and Cineworld Group.

Reuters Entertainment
Mar 16, 2020

Cineplex to temporarily shut theaters in Canada amid virus outbreak
Cineplex Inc said on Tuesday it had temporarily shut its theaters and entertainment venues across Canada, following similar moves from its UK-based bidder Cineworld Group.

Reuters Entertainment
Mar 16, 2020

Tom Hanks, wife Rita Wilson leave hospital after coronavirus treatment: People magazine
Oscar-winning actor Tom Hanks and his wife, Rita Wilson, have left a hospital in Australia's Queensland state five days after testing positive for the coronavirus, People magazine reported on Monday.

Reuters Entertainment
Mar 16, 2020

Regal Cinemas closes over 500 theaters as coronavirus spreads
Regal Cinemas said on Monday it has temporarily closed all its over 500 theaters in the United States, to stem the spread of the coronavirus.

Reuters Entertainment
Mar 16, 2020

Universal Pictures will make movies available at home and in theaters on the same day
Universal Pictures, a division of Comcast Corp-owned NBCUniversal, will make its movies available at home on the same day they are released in theaters worldwide, beginning with the DreamWorks Animation film "Trolls World Tour" - which opens in the United States on April 10.

Reuters Entertainment
Mar 16, 2020

'Cats' wins six Razzie Awards for 'worst films'
The movie musical "Cats" on Monday dominated the Razzie Awards for the worst movies of 2019, winning six trophies including worst film, screenplay and director.

Reuters Entertainment
Mar 16, 2020

Taylor Swift, Ariana Grande give thumbs up to social distancing to contain coronavirus
Action star Arnold Schwarzenegger told Americans to "ignore the morons," Lady Gaga said she was staying at home with her dogs, and Taylor Swift said sacrifices are needed as she urged her 128 million fans to practice social distancing in a bid to contain the coronavirus.

Reuters Entertainment
Mar 16, 2020

Abigail Disney slams tweet showing huge crowds at Magic Kingdom
Abigail Disney, grand daughter of Walt Disney Co's co-founder Roy Disney, slammed a Twitter post showing a huge crowd at Sunday night's showing of 'Happily Ever After', a fireworks show in Florida's Magic Kingdom theme park.

Reuters Entertainment
Mar 15, 2020

Box office plunges to lowest level in over two decades amid coronavirus pandemic
LOS ANGELES, (Variety.com) - Much of public life in the United States essentially ground to a halt this week. In the entertainment world, theme parks shut down, Broadway went dark, studios pulled major tentpoles from their release calendar, and virtually all Hollywood movies and TV shows halted production as coronavirus continues to rapidly spread across North America.

Reuters Entertainment
Mar 14, 2020

Musicians give free online concerts to beat coronavirus
Bans on mass gatherings introduced to slow the spread of the coronavirus pandemic might have been expected to deal a death blow to musical life, but have instead prompted a boom in free online concerts.

Reuters Entertainment
Mar 14, 2020

Spielberg-produced Amazon mini-series in Mexico put on hold over coronavirus: letter
The filming in Mexico of a big budget Steven Spielberg-produced Amazon mini-series, starring Spanish actor Javier Bardem, has been suspended due to concerns about the coronavirus, according to a letter sent to cast and crew on Friday and seen by Reuters.

Reuters Entertainment
Mar 14, 2020

Disney to release 'Frozen 2' on streaming platform three months early
Walt Disney Co said on Friday it would make the sequel to hit animated movie "Frozen" available on its streaming platform Disney three months ahead of schedule in the United States, as media companies respond to the coronavirus outbreak.

Reuters Entertainment
Mar 13, 2020

Coronavirus to test U.S. movie theater box office
U.S. theater operators moved to prevent the spread of coronavirus and reassure audiences ahead of a weekend with options ranging from satirical thriller "The Hunt" to Pixar animated adventure "Onward" and faith-based film "I Still Believe."

Reuters Entertainment
Mar 13, 2020

Breakdancing opera star uses Instagram to promote classical music
With close to 60,000 Instagram followers, Polish opera singer and breakdancer Jakub Jozef Orlinski says he is trying to use social media to break down cultural barriers and attract younger audiences to classical music.

Reuters Entertainment
Mar 13, 2020

AMC theaters to cut US capacity by half to fight coronavirus
AMC Entertainment Holdings Inc will cut seating capacity at U.S. movie theaters by half to allow space between filmgoers to help fight the spread of coronavirus, the company said in a statement on Friday.

Reuters Entertainment
Mar 13, 2020

From Eiffel Tower to Moulin Rouge, Paris landmarks close in virus clampdown
Paris' famed Moulin Rouge cabaret, the Louvre museum and the Eiffel Tower were among top tourism landmarks that closed their doors on Friday after the government banned gatherings of more than 100 people to curb the spread of coronavirus.

Reuters Entertainment
Mar 13, 2020

Mexico's Guadalajara film festival postponed on coronavirus concerns
The Guadalajara International Film Festival, set to kick off in Mexico's second biggest city late next week, will be postponed until further notice due to coronavirus fears, event organizers announced on Friday.

Reuters Entertainment
Mar 13, 2020

Curtain comes down on France's Moulin Rouge in coronavirus clampdown
Paris' famed Moulin Rouge cabaret and the Louvre museum were among French cultural landmarks that closed their doors on Friday after the government banned gatherings of more than 100 people to curb the spread of coronavirus.

Reuters Entertainment
Mar 13, 2020

Nigeria's 'Rock Goddess' wants to change people's minds
Singer Bianca Okorocha, aka Clay, is something unusual in the world of Nigerian music.

Reuters Entertainment
Mar 12, 2020

'Mulan,' 'Fast and Furious' delayed as Hollywood adapts to coronavirus
The release of Walt Disney Co's epic action movie "Mulan" and Universal Pictures' ninth "Fast and Furious" film were postponed on Thursday as Hollywood scrambled to adjust to the worldwide spread of coronavirus.

Reuters Entertainment
Mar 12, 2020

Tom Hanks' son confident dad will make full recovery
The son of American movie star Tom Hanks said on Thursday he was confident that the actor and his wife Rita Wilson would make a full recovery from the coronavirus.

Reuters Entertainment
Mar 12, 2020

'Fast and Furious' joins growing delayed movie list as Hollywood adapts to coronavirus
The release of the ninth installment in Universal Pictures' blockbuster "Fast and Furious" movie franchise was delayed by nearly a year on Thursday as Hollywood scrambled to adjust to the worldwide spread of coronavirus.

Reuters Entertainment
Mar 12, 2020

Broadway theaters forced to go dark on coronavirus fears
Broadway theaters, among New York's biggest tourist attractions, were shut down for a month on Thursday in a bid to limit the spread of the coronavirus in the city.

Reuters Entertainment
Mar 12, 2020

ViacomCBS, NBC cancel 'upfront' ad sales presentations
ViacomCBS and Comcast Corp's NBCUniversal said Thursday they will cancel their live "upfront" presentations, where advertisers preview upcoming TV shows, and will instead stream the presentations online as concerns about the coronavirus outbreak grow.

Reuters Entertainment
Mar 12, 2020

SXSW to pay cancellation costs as insurance excludes virus cover
The South by Southwest music, technology and film festival (SXSW) in Austin, Texas will foot costs related to the event getting canceled, as disease outbreak was excluded from its insurance cover, a spokesman said on Thursday.

Reuters Entertainment
Mar 12, 2020

Apple signs multi-year deals with major music labels: Financial Times
Apple Inc has sealed multi-year licensing deals with major music labels like Universal Music, Sony Music and Warner Music in recent months, the Financial Times reported on Thursday, citing four people familiar with the matter.

Reuters Entertainment
Mar 12, 2020

Universal Pictures delays 'Fast & Furious 9' movie release by one year
Universal Pictures said on Thursday that the release of "Fast & Furious 9" is being pushed back one year to 2021.

Reuters Entertainment
Mar 12, 2020

Universal Pictures says 'Fast & Furious 9' movie release pushed back by one year
Universal Pictures said on Thursday that the release of "Fast & Furious 9" is being pushed by one year to 2021.

Reuters Entertainment
Mar 12, 2020

SXSW has no insurance cover for cancellation over coronavirus: CNBC
Organizers of the South by Southwest music, technology and film festival (SXSW) in Austin, Texas will not get an insurance payout after the event was canceled last week over the coronavirus outbreak, CNBC reported on Thursday.

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