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  • CBS' 'All Rise' to produce coronavirus episode at a distance

    ...- Associated Press
    LOS ANGELES (AP) — CBS' courtroom drama series "All Rise" is resuming production with an episode reflecting the coronavirus crisis in the lives of its characters, the network said Monday. The episode will follow social distancing rules and be taped remotely using social media and other digital technology, CBS said. "All Rise," as with other TV programs and movies, had suspended production because of the pandemic.
  • Honor Blackman, who played Bond's Pussy Galore, dies at 94

    ...- JAKE COYLE | AP Film Writer
    NEW YORK (AP) — Honor Blackman, the potent British actress who took James Bond's breath away as Pussy Galore in "Goldfinger" and who starred as the leather-clad, judo-flipping Cathy Gale in "The Avengers," has died. She was 94. Blackman's family said in a statement Monday that she died peacefully of natural causes at her home in Lewes, in southeastern England. The honey-voiced Blackman first became a household name the 1960s spy TV series "The Avengers.
  • Lady Gaga raises $35M for virus fight, curates all-star TV event

    ...- MESFIN FEKADU AP Music Writer
    NEW YORK (AP) — Lady Gaga and advocacy organization Global Citizen have raised $35 million to fight the coronavirus and will launch a TV special featuring Paul McCartney, Stevie Wonder and Billie Eilish to combat the growing virus. Gaga said on Monday that the money was raised in seven days and will benefit The World Health Organization. The pop star and Global Citizen also announced "One World: Together At Home," a televised event aimed at fighting the coronavirus. It will air April 18 at 8 p.
  • Actor John Krasinski, wife Emily Blunt surprise young fan with 'Hamilton' reunion

    ...- GREYDY DIAZ Sinclair Broadcast Group
    WASHINGTON (SBG) -In the second episode of his YouTube show, “Some Good News,” John Krasinski had a big treat for a young girl whose birthday plans were impacted due to the coronavirus pandemic. The actor and his wife Emily Blunt surprised 9-year-old “Hamilton” fan Aubrey with a virtual performance of her favorite song, “Alexander Hamilton,” by the original cast via Zoom. The 9-year-old fan looked shocked as cast members Lin-Manuel Miranda, Daveed Diggs, Leslie Odom Jr.
  • A look at some of the offerings on new mobile platform Quibi

    ...- MARK KENNEDY, AP Entertainment Writer
    NEW YORK (AP) — Quibi may specialize in small, bite-sized videos, but its volume of shows is large. The media platform launches Monday with 175 new original shows — everything from scripted series, comedic diversions, deep dramas and celebrity fluff. Here's a look at some of the notable and less notable shows. MOST DANGEROUS GAME. Liam Hemsworth stars as a father-to-be with huge bills and a terminal illness in this high-end thrilling series that feels like watching a big-budget film.
  • Jeff Lowe from 'Tiger King' Netflix doc claims a new episode is in the works

    ...- Sinclair Broadcast Group
    WASHINGTON (AP) - "Hey, all you cool cats and kittens... " The hit Nexflix show 'Tiger King,' a docuseries on Joe Exotic, could soon make a brief return! Jeff Lowe, a former business partner of Joe Exotic, announced on social media that the series would release one more episode. "Netflix is adding one more episode that will be on next week. We're filming here tomorrow," Lowe said. Netflix has not confirmed the new episode or when it might potentially air.
  • Matthew McConaughey hosts virtual bingo game for senior living residents

    ...- JERROD KINGERY, KEYE
    AUSTIN, Texas (KEYE) – Oscar-winning actor and Austin icon Matthew McConaughey and his family hosted a virtual bingo game for the residents at a senior center over the weekend. The Enclave at Round Rock Senior Living has frequent bingo nights, but has never had a celebrity host. Last September, the residents and team members at The Enclave posted a video on social media requesting McConaughey to join them for bingo.
  • At home with kids, pets and spouses, country stars play on

    ...- KRISTIN M. HALL AP Entertainment Writer
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Country music's biggest stars should have been on the carpet of the Academy of Country Music Awards on Sunday in Las Vegas, but like most of America, they were homebound because of the coronavirus. Still, the musicians played on, surrounded by spouses, kids and — in one case — a horse.
  • Marianne Faithfull in hospital with coronavirus and 'stable'

    ...- LINDSEY BAHR | AP Film Writer
    LOS ANGELES (AP) — The English singer-songwriter Marianne Faithfull is being treated for coronavirus in a London hospital. Her manager Francois Ravard said Sunday that Faithfull is stable, however, and responding to treatment. "We all wish her well and a full and speedy recovery," Ravard said. The 73-year-old has had a number of health issues over the years, including a long battle with hepatitis C and breast cancer, which she was diagnosed with in 2006.
  • Queen delivers message of hope to UK amid virus outbreak

    ...- DANICA KIRKA | Associated Press
    Britain needed a message of hope Sunday. The queen delivered it. Queen Elizabeth IIoffered support to a country locked down in the coronavirus pandemic, promising the nation that it would rise to the challenge and overcome the outbreak. In a rare address to the nation, the 93-year-old monarch acknowledged the suffering that many families have experienced because of the COVID-19 crisis, which has infected more than 47,806 people in the U. K. and killed at least 4,934 of them.
  • Scott McLaughlin wins virtual IndyCar event racing from Australia

    ...- JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer
    (AP) – Scott McLaughlin’s real IndyCar debut is on hold because of the coronavirus pandemic. The Australian V8 SuperCars champion isn’t letting that stop him from learning how to virtually drive the cars. McLaughlin won IndyCar’s virtual race from virtual Barber Motorsports Park in Alabama, the second race in the series’ attempt to create content during the worldwide shutdown of sports.
  • HBO documentary sheds new light on 'Atlanta Child Murders'

    ...- JONATHAN LANDRUM Jr. AP Entertainment Writer
    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Anthony Terrell believes an imprisoned man currently serving two life sentences may not have been the person who murdered his brother as part of a killing spree that rocked Atlanta four decades ago. Terrell hopes new light can be shed nationwide on the murders that terrorized the African American community in the city within a two-year time span with the HBO documentary “Atlanta’s Missing and Murdered: The Lost Children.
  • Actress-author Patricia Bosworth dies from coronavirus at 86

    ...- Associated Press
    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Patricia Bosworth, an actress who once starred alongside Audrey Hepburn and later wrote biographies on several stars including Marlon Brando and Montgomery Clift, has died due to the coronavirus. She was 86. Bosworth’s stepdaughter, Fia Hatsav, told The New York Times that pneumonia brought on by the virus was the cause of death. Bosworth died on Thursday in New York. Bosworth played a nun opposite of Hepburn in the 1959 classic “The Nun’s Story.
  • Kobe Bryant, Tim Duncan, Kevin Garnett headline Basketball Hall of Fame class

    ...- TIM REYNOLDS AP Basketball Writer
    (AP) – Kobe Bryant’s resume has yet another entry to prove his greatness: He’s now, officially, a Hall of Famer. And he’s got plenty of elite company in the 2020 class, one that may be as glitzy as any. Bryant and fellow NBA greats Tim Duncan and Kevin Garnett headlined a nine-person group announced Saturday as this year’s class of enshrinees into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. They all got into the Hall in their first year of eligibility, as did WNBA great Tamika Catchings.
  • Disney+ releases 'Onward' less than a month after it hit theaters

    ...- ADAM FORGIE, KUTV
    SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (KUTV) – Streaming service Disney+ Friday debuted its animated hit "Onward" -- less than a month after it was released in theaters. It's because the coronavirus has taken people out of movie theaters andshuttered businesses around the country. Disney+ last month announced it wasreleasing"Frozen 2" three months earlyalso because of the coronavirus. You can learn more about the streaming platform by clickinghere.
  • CBS' 'All Rise' to produce coronavirus episode at a distance

    ...- Associated Press
    LOS ANGELES (AP) — CBS' courtroom drama series "All Rise" is resuming production with an episode reflecting the coronavirus crisis in the lives of its characters, the network said Monday. The episode will follow social distancing rules and be taped remotely using social media and other digital technology, CBS said. "All Rise," as with other TV programs and movies, had suspended production because of the pandemic.
  • Honor Blackman, who played Bond's Pussy Galore, dies at 94

    ...- JAKE COYLE | AP Film Writer
    NEW YORK (AP) — Honor Blackman, the potent British actress who took James Bond's breath away as Pussy Galore in "Goldfinger" and who starred as the leather-clad, judo-flipping Cathy Gale in "The Avengers," has died. She was 94. Blackman's family said in a statement Monday that she died peacefully of natural causes at her home in Lewes, in southeastern England. The honey-voiced Blackman first became a household name the 1960s spy TV series "The Avengers.
  • Lady Gaga raises $35M for virus fight, curates all-star TV event

    ...- MESFIN FEKADU AP Music Writer
    NEW YORK (AP) — Lady Gaga and advocacy organization Global Citizen have raised $35 million to fight the coronavirus and will launch a TV special featuring Paul McCartney, Stevie Wonder and Billie Eilish to combat the growing virus. Gaga said on Monday that the money was raised in seven days and will benefit The World Health Organization. The pop star and Global Citizen also announced "One World: Together At Home," a televised event aimed at fighting the coronavirus. It will air April 18 at 8 p.
  • Actor John Krasinski, wife Emily Blunt surprise young fan with 'Hamilton' reunion

    ...- GREYDY DIAZ Sinclair Broadcast Group
    WASHINGTON (SBG) -In the second episode of his YouTube show, “Some Good News,” John Krasinski had a big treat for a young girl whose birthday plans were impacted due to the coronavirus pandemic. The actor and his wife Emily Blunt surprised 9-year-old “Hamilton” fan Aubrey with a virtual performance of her favorite song, “Alexander Hamilton,” by the original cast via Zoom. The 9-year-old fan looked shocked as cast members Lin-Manuel Miranda, Daveed Diggs, Leslie Odom Jr.
  • A look at some of the offerings on new mobile platform Quibi

    ...- MARK KENNEDY, AP Entertainment Writer
    NEW YORK (AP) — Quibi may specialize in small, bite-sized videos, but its volume of shows is large. The media platform launches Monday with 175 new original shows — everything from scripted series, comedic diversions, deep dramas and celebrity fluff. Here's a look at some of the notable and less notable shows. MOST DANGEROUS GAME. Liam Hemsworth stars as a father-to-be with huge bills and a terminal illness in this high-end thrilling series that feels like watching a big-budget film.
  • Jeff Lowe from 'Tiger King' Netflix doc claims a new episode is in the works

    ...- Sinclair Broadcast Group
    WASHINGTON (AP) - "Hey, all you cool cats and kittens... " The hit Nexflix show 'Tiger King,' a docuseries on Joe Exotic, could soon make a brief return! Jeff Lowe, a former business partner of Joe Exotic, announced on social media that the series would release one more episode. "Netflix is adding one more episode that will be on next week. We're filming here tomorrow," Lowe said. Netflix has not confirmed the new episode or when it might potentially air.
  • Matthew McConaughey hosts virtual bingo game for senior living residents

    ...- JERROD KINGERY, KEYE
    AUSTIN, Texas (KEYE) – Oscar-winning actor and Austin icon Matthew McConaughey and his family hosted a virtual bingo game for the residents at a senior center over the weekend. The Enclave at Round Rock Senior Living has frequent bingo nights, but has never had a celebrity host. Last September, the residents and team members at The Enclave posted a video on social media requesting McConaughey to join them for bingo.
  • At home with kids, pets and spouses, country stars play on

    ...- KRISTIN M. HALL AP Entertainment Writer
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Country music's biggest stars should have been on the carpet of the Academy of Country Music Awards on Sunday in Las Vegas, but like most of America, they were homebound because of the coronavirus. Still, the musicians played on, surrounded by spouses, kids and — in one case — a horse.
  • Marianne Faithfull in hospital with coronavirus and 'stable'

    ...- LINDSEY BAHR | AP Film Writer
    LOS ANGELES (AP) — The English singer-songwriter Marianne Faithfull is being treated for coronavirus in a London hospital. Her manager Francois Ravard said Sunday that Faithfull is stable, however, and responding to treatment. "We all wish her well and a full and speedy recovery," Ravard said. The 73-year-old has had a number of health issues over the years, including a long battle with hepatitis C and breast cancer, which she was diagnosed with in 2006.
  • Queen delivers message of hope to UK amid virus outbreak

    ...- DANICA KIRKA | Associated Press
    Britain needed a message of hope Sunday. The queen delivered it. Queen Elizabeth IIoffered support to a country locked down in the coronavirus pandemic, promising the nation that it would rise to the challenge and overcome the outbreak. In a rare address to the nation, the 93-year-old monarch acknowledged the suffering that many families have experienced because of the COVID-19 crisis, which has infected more than 47,806 people in the U. K. and killed at least 4,934 of them.
  • Scott McLaughlin wins virtual IndyCar event racing from Australia

    ...- JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer
    (AP) – Scott McLaughlin’s real IndyCar debut is on hold because of the coronavirus pandemic. The Australian V8 SuperCars champion isn’t letting that stop him from learning how to virtually drive the cars. McLaughlin won IndyCar’s virtual race from virtual Barber Motorsports Park in Alabama, the second race in the series’ attempt to create content during the worldwide shutdown of sports.
  • HBO documentary sheds new light on 'Atlanta Child Murders'

    ...- JONATHAN LANDRUM Jr. AP Entertainment Writer
    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Anthony Terrell believes an imprisoned man currently serving two life sentences may not have been the person who murdered his brother as part of a killing spree that rocked Atlanta four decades ago. Terrell hopes new light can be shed nationwide on the murders that terrorized the African American community in the city within a two-year time span with the HBO documentary “Atlanta’s Missing and Murdered: The Lost Children.
  • Actress-author Patricia Bosworth dies from coronavirus at 86

    ...- Associated Press
    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Patricia Bosworth, an actress who once starred alongside Audrey Hepburn and later wrote biographies on several stars including Marlon Brando and Montgomery Clift, has died due to the coronavirus. She was 86. Bosworth’s stepdaughter, Fia Hatsav, told The New York Times that pneumonia brought on by the virus was the cause of death. Bosworth died on Thursday in New York. Bosworth played a nun opposite of Hepburn in the 1959 classic “The Nun’s Story.
  • Kobe Bryant, Tim Duncan, Kevin Garnett headline Basketball Hall of Fame class

    ...- TIM REYNOLDS AP Basketball Writer
    (AP) – Kobe Bryant’s resume has yet another entry to prove his greatness: He’s now, officially, a Hall of Famer. And he’s got plenty of elite company in the 2020 class, one that may be as glitzy as any. Bryant and fellow NBA greats Tim Duncan and Kevin Garnett headlined a nine-person group announced Saturday as this year’s class of enshrinees into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. They all got into the Hall in their first year of eligibility, as did WNBA great Tamika Catchings.
  • Disney+ releases 'Onward' less than a month after it hit theaters

    ...- ADAM FORGIE, KUTV
    SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (KUTV) – Streaming service Disney+ Friday debuted its animated hit "Onward" -- less than a month after it was released in theaters. It's because the coronavirus has taken people out of movie theaters andshuttered businesses around the country. Disney+ last month announced it wasreleasing"Frozen 2" three months earlyalso because of the coronavirus. You can learn more about the streaming platform by clickinghere.
  • Singer Pink says she had COVID-19, gives $1M to relief funds

    ...- Associated Press
    LOS ANGELES (AP) — The singer Pink had tested positive for COVID-19, she said Friday, also announcing that she is donating $500,000 each to two emergency funds. In a pair of tweets, she said she and her three-year-old son were displaying symptoms two weeks ago, and she tested positive after accessing tests through a primary care physician. Her family had already been sheltering at home and continued to do so, she said. They were tested again “just a few days ago," and came back negative.
  • New phone-only Quibi aims for bite of digital entertainment

    ...- LYNN ELBER AP Television Writer
    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Want to see Chance the Rapper prank Hollywood stars? Catch a new action thriller starring Liam Hemsworth and Christoph Waltz? How about a six-minute edition of “60 Minutes”? There’s an app for that, and more. Quibi — a snappy amalgam of “quick” and “bite” — is a mobile phone-only platform that will release its snack-sized installments of movies and TV shows each weekday.
  • Selena Gomez reveals bipolar diagnosis to Miley Cyrus

    ...- Associated Press
    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Selena Gomez opened up about being diagnosed with bipolar disorder during a social media chat with Miley Cyrus. Gomez spoke about her diagnosis during a 20-minute conversation Friday on Cyrus’ “Bright Minded” series on Instagram. The singer says she “realized that I was bipolar” after she recently visited a mental hospital. The 27-year-old Gomez said understanding her disorder more “took the fear away. ”
  • Federal judge tosses fan lawsuit vs. MLB, Astros, Red Sox

    ...- RONALD BLUM AP Baseball Writer
    NEW YORK (AP) — A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit by fantasy sports contestants who claimed they were damaged by sign stealing in Major League Baseball. Five men had sued MLB, MLB Advanced Media, the Houston Astros and the Boston Red Sox in federal court in Manhattan, claiming fraud, violation of consumer-protection laws, negligence, unjust enrichment and deceptive trade practices by teams that violated MLB’s rules against the use of electronics to steal catchers’ signs.
  • HBO offers 500 hours of free programming to encourage viewers to stay home

    ...- MCKENZIE STAUFFER, KUTV
    SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (KUTV) – HBO is providing people who are stuck inside their homes during the coronavirus pandemic a little entertainment. The network is offering 500 hours of its programming free of charge, according to Variety. Every episode of nine HBO series, including “The Sopranos,” “Veep,” “Succession,” “Six Feet Under,” “The Wire,” “Ballers,” “Barry,” “Silicon Valley” and “True Blood," will be available. In addition, Variety says 20 Warner Bros.
  • Marvel remakes release calendar; 'Mulan' moves to late July

    ...- JAKE COYLE AP Film Writer
    NEW YORK (AP) — The Walt Disney Co. on Friday overhauled its release schedule by moving the dates of half a dozen Marvel movies, announcing a new one for the live-action adaption of “Mulan” and pushing one movie, “Artemis Fowl,” to Disney Plus, in response to the coronavirus pandemic. “Black Widow,” the Marvel entry starring Scarlett Johansson, had been set to kick off the summer movie season. Instead, Disney said it will now open Nov. 6.
  • Reese Witherspoon's clothing brand giving teachers free dresses

    ...- DREW TRIPP, WCIV
    NEW YORK (WCIV) – Reese Witherspoon's clothing company has announced a plan to show appreciation for teachers and their commitment to students amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Draper James announced on its company social media channels Thursday that it will be giving away free dresses to teachers as a way to say "Thank you. ""During quarantine, we see you working harder than ever to educate our children," the message read.
  • David Driskell, prominent authority on black art, dies at 88

    ...- Associated Press
    FALMOUTH, Maine (AP) — David Driskell, one of the nation's most influential African American artists and a leading authority on black art, has died. He was 88. Driskell was a multimedia artist who used the trees around his Falmouth, Maine, cabin home as a feature in his work. A spokeswoman for the David C. Driskell Center at the University of Maryland said he died on Wednesday. The cause of his death, in a hospital near his home in Hyattsville, Maryland, was not disclosed.
  • Elton John-led concert to re-air; film academy aids workers

    ...- The Associated Press
    From finding ways to help others cope to sheltering in place to canceling events, here's a look at some of the ways the entertainment industry is reacting to the spread of the coronavirus, which most people recover from but can cause severe illness in the elderly and those with preexisting medical conditions. IHEART'S LIVING ROOM CONCERT. An Elton John-led, star-studded benefit concert that raised more than $10 million to battle the coronavirus will be re-aired on Fox next week.
  • Athletes and celebrities use social media in effort to tell people to stay home

    ...- Sinclair Broadcast Group
    WASHINGTON (SBG) - Many of the biggest names in sports and Hollywood have one thing in common: they want you to stay home during the coronavirus pandemic. The NFL tweeted out a video featuring Tom Brady, Russell Wilson and JJ Watt with the #StayHomeStayStrong. "I hope you're staying safe and healthy out there," said Tom Brady. "And I know we're going to get through this together. "
  • 'Modern Family' promises satisfying end to its 11-season run

    ...- LYNN ELBER, AP Television Writer
    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Writer-producers Steven Levitan and Christopher Lloyd were mulling ideas for the 2009 TV season when they landed on an intriguing sitcom approach, one revolving around an extended family and done in the "mockumentary" style made popular by "The Office. " "All these things are familiar enough, but different enough that we have a shot with this one," Lloyd recalled thinking as he and Levitan tackled the first "Modern Family" script. "Having said that, I didn't believe in it.
  • Meek Mill's prison reform group donating 100,000 masks

    ...- Associated Press
    Philadelphia-based rapper Meek Mill's criminal justice reform group says it's donating 100,000 face masks to some of the nation's most notorious jails and prisons. The celebrity-backed REFORM Alliance announced the donation Friday. It said 50,000 masks will go to the Rikers Island jail complex in New York City, 40,000 will be sent to the Tennessee Department of Correction, and 5,000 are headed to the Mississippi State Penitentiary at Parchman.
  • Tribeca Film Festival to proceed, in part, online

    ...- JAKE COYLE, AP Film Writer
    NEW YORK (AP) — The Tribeca Film Festival, postponed by the pandemic, is moving some elements of its annual New York event online. Tribeca organizers said Friday that much of its programming will be available either to the public or to the film industry over roughly the same days that the festival would have taken place in April. That maintains a showcase for the filmmakers and artists who were relying on Tribeca's platform for exposure.
  • Actor Mark Wahlberg to grocery store employees: 'You're so amazing'

    ...- MARITZA SALAZAR | KABB Staff
    SAN ANTONIO (WOAI/KABB) – Grocery store chain H-E-B is getting more love and support from a Hollywood A-lister. In a video toemployees, actor Mark Wahlberg says:"Hey everybody at H-E-B, I want to say thank you for manning the front lines for us and doing a great job and keeping all of us stocked with all the things that we need to survive. I appreciate what you're doing and I know how hard you all have been working. We are all appreciative of what you're doing for America. You're so amazing.
  • Queen to address nation in rare public video

    ...- The Associated Press
    LONDON — Buckingham Palace says Queen Elizabeth II has recorded an address to the nation and the Commonwealth about the coronavirus pandemic. The palace says the message was recorded at Windsor Castle and will be broadcast on Sunday. The 93-year-old British head of state has been at her castle home west of London. She relocated from Buckingham Palace because of the outbreak.
  • With parks closed, Disney starts furloughs in 2 weeks

    ...- MIKE SCHNEIDER Associated Press
    ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Saying they don't know when they'll be able to re-open many of their businesses with the coronavirus spreading, Walt Disney Co. officials announced they will start furloughing some workers in two weeks at its theme parks resorts in Florida and California. The statement released late Thursday from The Walt Disney Co. said the first wave of furloughs will start April 19 and involve workers whose jobs aren't necessary at this time.
  • 'Lean On Me,' 'Lovely Day' singer Bill Withers dies at 81

    ...- MARK KENNEDY AP Entertainment Writer
    Bill Withers, who wrote and sang a string of soulful songs in the 1970s that have stood the test of time, including " Lean on Me, " "Lovely Day" and "Ain't No Sunshine," has died from heart complications, his family said in a statement to The Associated Press. He was 81. The three-time Grammy Award winner, who withdrew from making music in the mid-1980s, died on Monday in Los Angeles, the statement said.
  • Prince Charles opens fast-tracked London hospital

    ...- PAN PYLAS Associated Press
    LONDON (AP) — Prince Charles on Friday remotely opened the new Nightingale Hospital at London's main exhibition and conference center, a temporary facility that will soon be able to treat 4,000 people who have contracted COVID-19. Charles said he was "enormously touched" to be asked to open the temporary facility at the ExCel center in east London and paid tribute to everyone, including military personnel, involved in its "spectacular and almost unbelievable" nine-day construction.
  • The show can't go on: Virus halts circus in Netherlands

    ...- Associated Press
    DRACHTEN, Netherlands (AP) — Circus Renz Berlin's fleet of blue, red and yellow trucks have had a fresh lick of paint over the winter. But now, as coronavirus measures shut down the entertainment industry across Europe, they have no place to go. "It's catastrophic for everybody," said Sarina Renz, of the family circus that has been in existence since 1842.
  • Jazz guitarist Bucky Pizzarelli dies from coronavirus

    ...- Associated Press
    SADDLE RIVER, N. J. (AP) — Jazz guitarist John "Bucky" Pizzarelli, who was inducted to the New Jersey Hall of Fame, has died at the age of 94. The virtuoso who had played for presidents at the White House during his long and esteemed career died Wednesday at his home in Saddle River, New Jersey. His family tells The New York Times they believes the cause of death was the coronavirus. And the Bergen Record reports that Pizzarelli tested positive for the virus on Sunday.
  • Judge lets rapper Tekashi 6ix9ine go home, citing COVID-19

    ...- LARRY NEUMEISTER | Associated Press
    NEW YORK (AP) — Rapper Tekashi 6ix9ine was ordered immediately freed from a Manhattan federal lockup four months early Thursday by a judge who cited his asthma and the greater danger he would face behind bars during the coronavirus outbreak. (function()
  • To share or not to share, that is the question for Sam Hunt

    ...- MESFIN FEKADU AP Music Writer
    NEW YORK (AP) — Sam Hunt’s sophomore album opens and closes with two of the most personal songs he’s ever written, as he draws from his own life to paint candid portraits for listeners. But the country star admits he wavers when it comes to spilling his own tea in song form. “I’m torn at times about how much of my own life I want to put out there," he said.
  • SXSW partners with Amazon to put its film festival online

    ...- JAKE COYLE | AP Film Writer
    NEW YORK (AP) — The popcorn will be bring your own and the barbecue won't be as good, but the Austin, Texas, SXSW Film Festival is moving online after having its 27th edition canceled by the coronavirus pandemic. SXSW announced Thursday that it's partnering with Amazon Prime Video to stream as much of its movie line-up as possible for a 10-day period in the U. S. It will be free to viewers with or without an Amazon Prime membership.
  • Taylor Swift donation will help Nashville record store

    ...- The Associated Press
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Pop superstar Taylor Swift is helping out a Nashville record store closed by the COVID-19 pandemic. Grimey's co-owner Doyle Davis said Thursday the store got a call last week from Swift's publicist asking how Swift could help. It was the just after Nashville's mayor issued a stay-at-home order and Davis was sending all the employees home.
  • Andrew Lloyd Webber shares musicals online; actor Brian Stokes Mitchell diagnosed

    ...- Associated Press
    From finding ways to help others cope to sheltering in place to canceling events, here's a look at some of the ways the entertainment industry is reacting to the spread of the coronavirus, which most people recover from but can cause severe illness in the elderly and those with preexisting medical conditions. ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER TURNS TO YOUTUBE. Iconic composer Andrew Lloyd Webber is making some of his filmed musicals available for free on YouTube.
  • New Orleans jazz patriarch Ellis Marsalis dead at 85: fought virus

    ...- JANET McCONNAUGHEY and REBECCA SANTANA Associated Press
    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Ellis Marsalis Jr. , the jazz pianist, teacher and patriarch of a New Orleans musical clan, has died after battling pneumonia brought on by the new coronavirus, one of his six sons said late Wednesday. He was 85. "Pneumonia was the actual thing that caused his demise. But it was pneumonia brought on by COVID-19," Ellis Marsalis III confirmed in an Associated Press phone interview.
  • DiCaprio, others launch $12M coronavirus relief food fund

    ...- JONATHAN LANDRUM Jr. AP Entertainment Writer
    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Leonardo DiCaprio will help launch America's Food Fund, which has already raised $12 million to help communities impacted by the coronavirus. The organization said Thursday that the funds will be aimed to help low-income families, the elderly, individuals facing job disruptions and children who rely on school lunch programs. The food fund will work with hunger relief organizations World Central Kitchen and Feeding America.
  • James Patterson sets up fund to help indie booksellers

    ...- HILLEL ITALIE AP National Writer
    NEW YORK (AP) — James Patterson has a history of helping independent bookstores. The best-selling novelist has donated millions in recent years to booksellers, while also giving millions to schools and libraries and literacy programs. Now, with stores closed or closing nationwide because of the coronavirus outbreak, Patterson has launched a new initiative.
  • Dav Pilkey launches new "Cat Kid Comic Club" series

    ...- The Associated Press
    NEW YORK (AP) — Dav Pilkey is going to the cats. The million-selling author of the "Captain Underpants" and "Dog Man" series is starting the "Cat Kid Comic Club," Scholastic announced Thursday. The first book will be released Dec. 1. "The launch of this new series marks Dav Pilkey's 34 years of publishing bestselling and award-winning books for children in various formats all with his trademark humor and heart," according to Scholastic.
  • Music never dies: 'Bolero' busts out of coronavirus lockdown

    ...- JOHN LEICESTER Associated Press
    LE PECQ, France (AP) — Look closely: The kettle drum player has a wooden spoon in one hand, a ladle in the other ... and doesn't even have his drums. But, hey, cutting a few corners can be forgiven of an orchestra that managed the remarkable feat of performing "Bolero" while its musicians are scattered far and wide under coronavirus lockdowns. Why? To send this message to music lovers: We are still here for you.
  • 'Never Rarely' captures the obstacles of abortion

    ...- JAKE COYLE | AP Film Writer
    NEW YORK (AP) — Even progressively minded movies about abortion have usually focused on the morality of the decision. Eliza Hittman wanted to make a film where the highest hurdle isn't deciding to have an abortion. It's getting it. "For me, it was about the obstacles. I think a lot of films focus on destigmatizing the abortion," says Hittman. "They show it as a need and a necessity of woman's life, but they don't show how hard it is for the majority of women in this country to access them. "
  • Emmy-winning musician Adam Schlesinger dies from coronavirus

    ...- ANDREW DALTON | AP Entertainment Writer
    Emmy and Grammy-winning musician and songwriter Adam Schlesinger, known for his work with his band Fountains of Wayne and on the TV show "Crazy Ex-Girlfriend," died Wednesday after contracting the coronavirus. Schlesinger died at a hospital in upstate New York, his longtime lawyer Josh Grier told The Associated Press. It is not clear where or how Schlesinger, a 52-year-old father of two daughters, contracted the virus. He had been sedated and on a ventilator for several days.
  • Finances hurting? Watch 'Let's Make a Deal'

    ...- DAVID BAUDER AP Media Writer
    NEW YORK (AP) — Instead of watching their own finances crater, shut-in television viewers tuned in to the game show “Let's Make a Deal” in record numbers last week. TV programs across the dial recorded superlatives last week with a captive audience of millions of Americans told to stay home because of the coronavirus.
  • Country singer Caylee Hammack and her band went from concerts to mowing lawns

    ...- KRISTIN M. HALL AP Entertainment Writer
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Country singer Caylee Hammack and her band are facing months without income after the concert industry came to a halt to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. So they put down their guitars and started pushing lawnmowers. Hammack and her band were touring in Europe last month when the virus started to spread in the United States.
  • Oprah on rap song 'Oprah's Bank Account': LOVEEEEEEEE IT!

    ...- MESFIN FEKADU, AP Music Writer
    NEW YORK (AP) — Lil Yachty, DaBaby and Drake's new rap song "Oprah's Bank Account" is one of Oprah's favorite things. No, the song hasn't officially made the media mogul's annual list, but when asked what she thought of the song, Winfrey exclaimed to The Associated Press: "I love it. I love it. I loveeeeee it! Yes, I love it! " "Oprah's Bank Account" was released last month and will be featured on Lil Yachty's new album, "Lil Boat 3," to be released this year. The song is currently No.
  • Dolly Parton donates $1 million to Vanderbilt to help find cure for COVID-19

    ...- KAYLIN JORGE, WZTV Staff
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WZTV) – Country legend Dolly Parton is again showing off her generous spirit and making a huge donation in the fight against the coronavuris pandemic. Dolly is donating $1 million to Vanderbilt to help in the research to hopefully find a cure for COVID-19. Dolly posted on social media on Wednesday that her longtime friend and Vanderbilt researcher Dr. Naji Abumrad said they are making strides towards research for a cure.
  • IndyCar's virtual race to be aired on NBC Sports Network

    ...- JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer
    (AP) – IndyCar's virtual racing will be televised beginning with Saturday's iRacing event, which has been picked up by NBC Sports. The debut virtual race last weekend drew 433,000 combined viewers to both IndyCar and iRacing's online stream. Totals viewers jumped to 600,000 when IndyCar tallied how many watched drivers' social media feeds or gaming channels. NASCAR has done well in its virtual racing series, setting records for viewership the last two weeks.
  • JK Rowling starts Harry Potter At Home for housebound families

    ...- Associated Press
    NEW YORK (AP) — J. K. Rowling is hoping a dash of Harry Potter will help families confined to their homes during the coronavirus pandemic. The author has launched an online initiative, www. harrypotterathome. com, which features quizzes, games and other activities.
  • 'Wicked' movie release delayed, 'Minions' pushed to 2021

    ...- The Associated Press
    LOS ANGELES (AP) — "Wicked" fans are going to have to wait even longer to see Stephen Daldry's film adaptation of the popular Broadway musical. Universal Pictures on Wednesday announced that another handful of theatrical release dates are shifting due to the coronavirus pandemic, which has bumped "Wicked" off the calendar entirely for the moment.
  • Wimbledon canceled for first time since World War II

    ...- HOWARD FENDRICH, AP Tennis Writer
    For the first time in its nearly century-and-a-half history, Wimbledon was canceled for a reason other than war, scrapped in 2020 on Wednesday because of the coronavirus pandemic. With Britain under a nationwide lockdown, the All England Club announced its decision to call off its storied two-week grass-court tennis tournament, something that hadn't happened to the sport's oldest Grand Slam event in 75 years.
  • Dua Lipa's 'Future Nostalgia' is a party with a purpose

    ...- MESFIN FEKADU, AP Music Writer
    NEW YORK (AP) — Put on Dua Lipa's sophomore album and you'll experience of party — a collection of upbeat, dance-flavored, power-pop gems that could brighten your day. But take a closer, deeper look, and you'll also find songs brimmed with messages of hope, equality and vulnerability. Lipa closes her 11-track "Future Nostalgia" release with "Boy Will Be Boys," a song about the growing pains of life as a woman with clever, sharp lyrics like:
  • Spotify launches app to help keep children entertained during coronavirus pandemic

    ...- WGME
    Spotify is creating a new app to help kids stay healthy during the coronavirus pandemic. "Spotify Kids" includes playlists of songs that teach kids how to wash their hands or that remind them about the importance of coughing into their elbows. There's also other educational and just for fun songs made by companies like Nickelodeon and Disney. Spotify says 8,000 songs are available on "Spotify Kids. ""Spotify Kids" is free for subscribers to the music company's premium family plan.
  • 'The Last Dance' look at Jordan's last title starts April 19

    ...- TIM REYNOLDS AP Basketball Writer
    (AP) – The documentary looking at Michael Jordan’s last championship season with the Chicago Bulls is set for release nearly two months sooner than expected with no sports to air due to the coronavirus pandemic. ESPN and Netflix announced on Tuesday that the 10-part documentary series called “The Last Dance” will air next month will run in the U. S. over five consecutive Sunday nights starting April 19 and running through May 17.
  • Lizzo treats Michigan hospital staff to lunch amid pandemic

    ...- Associated Press
    DETROIT (AP) — Music artist Lizzo expressed brought lunch to staff at a Michigan hospital, expressing gratitude for their services during the coronavirus pandemic, according to hospital officials. In a Monday Twitter post, Henry Ford Hospital officials announced that the Detroit native provided emergency room personnel with a meal, The Detroit News reported. “We did everything we could to keep it safe for y'all. ... I love you guys," Lizzo said in a video posted on online.
  • NASCAR industry steps up to produce face shields in COVID-19 crisis

    ...- JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer
    CHARLOTTE, N. C. (AP) — The five 3D printers at NASCAR's Research & Technology center – two delivered in February and installed less than two weeks ago -- are typically focused on composite parts and working on an updated stock car. But when racing came to a stop March 13 amid the coronavirus pandemic, a handful of NASCAR engineers wondered if the printers could be used to address the shortage of personal protective equipment for health care workers.
  • New online store offers help to shuttered indie booksellers

    ...- HILLEL ITALIE AP National Writer
    (AP) – Andy Hunter, founder of a new online sales outlet for independent booksellers, had seen a crisis building well before the coronavirus pandemic shut down many of the country's stores. “"Between 2015 and 2018, I saw this big jump in the percentage of weekly sales for physical books that were going to Amazon. com," Hunter says. “And it seemed like independent bookstores needed to do something to adapt, because the writing was on the wall. ” In January, Hunter launched Bookshop.
  • Florida sheriff seeking tips in lingering 'Tiger King' mystery

    ...- Associated Press
    TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — It might be the biggest diversion from the pandemic: binge-watching the luridly fascinating Netflix documentary “Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem and Madness. ” Now a Florida sheriff is asking the public for tips regarding one of the lingering mysteries raised in the recently released show: What happened to Carole Baskin's husband? For those who aren't up to speed, here's a primer: Carole Baskin is the owner of Big Cat Rescue in Tampa, Florida.
  • CNN anchor Chris Cuomo confirms coronavirus diagnosis

    ...- FALYCIA CAMPBELL, WSYX/WTTE Staff
    CNN anchor Chris Cuomo confirmed on social media that he has tested positive for coronavirus on Tuesday. "Sooooo in these difficult times that seem to get more difficult and complicated by the day, I just found out that I am positive for coronavirus, Cuomo said on Twitter. I have been exposed to people in recent days who have subsequently tested positive. I just hope I didn't give it to the kids and Cristina, he wrote. That would make me feel worse than this illness! "
  • Looking to laugh? SiriusXM launches channel for women comics

    ...- DAVID BAUDER AP Entertainment Writer
    NEW YORK (AP) — The midst of a global pandemic might seem like an odd time to launch a radio channel devoted to women comedians, but executives at SiriusXM believe that it's precisely the right time. Listenership at the satellite radio company's eight current comedy channels has been up, and the company feels that it is filling a need with people stuck at home. The channel, dubbed She's So Funny, debuts Wednesday at 7 a. m. Eastern — the morning of April Fool's Day, naturally.
  • A buyer's guide to 'Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga' and beyond

    ...- Ryan Painter (KUTV)
    Last December, "The Rise of Skywalker," the ninth film in the "Skywalker Saga," the central story of the Star Wars franchise, brought to close a story that began in 1977 with what would come to be known as "A New Hope. " Born in 1976, I have essentially lived my entire life in the shadow of the grand epic. It hasn't been the smoothest of rides and opinions of the saga's highs and lows differ from person to person, but it has been a frequent source of joy for me nonetheless.
  • Virus: Elton John-led concert raises $8M; Rihanna ups aid

    ...- Associated Press
    From finding ways to help others cope to sheltering in place to canceling events, here's a look at some of the ways the entertainment industry is reacting to the spread of the coronavirus, which most people recover from but can cause severe illness in the elderly and those with preexisting medical conditions. CONCERT RAISES MILLIONS.
  • Royal no more: Harry and Meghan start uncertain new chapter

    ...- JILL LAWLESS, The Associated Press
    LONDON (AP) — Prince Harry and his wife Meghan officially make the transition Tuesday from senior members of Britain's royal family to — well, it's unclear. International celebrities, charity patrons, global influencers? The royal schism that the couple triggered in January by announcing that they would step down from official duties, give up public funding, seek financial independence and swap the U. K. for North America becomes official on March 31.
  • 'Ghostbusters,' 'Morbius' postponed to 2021 due to virus

    ...- Associated Press
    NEW YORK (AP) — Sony Pictures on Monday cleared out its summer calendar due to the coronavirus, postponing the releases of Jason Reitman's "Ghostbusters: Afterlife" and the Marvel movie "Morbius" to 2021. Hollywood's summer season — the film industry's most lucrative time of year — is increasingly shutting down because of the pandemic. Theaters nationwide have closed and major film productions have halted with no clear timeline for resuming.
  • Parade of John Deere green, pickup trucks pays tribute to Joe Diffie in Nashville

    ...- Kaylin Jorge, WZTV Staff
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WZTV) - Folks in Nashville paid tribute to country star Joe Diffie in a very fitting way: with a parade full of John Deere green and pickup trucks. Diffie died last week of complications from COVID-19, a virus that's spread worldwide and sickened thousands of people. He was 61. Among his 20 top hits in the 1990s were "John Deere Green" and "Pickup Man. "
  • Tenor Placido Domingo feels 'fine' after coronavirus

    ...- Associated Press
    MEXICO CITY (AP) — Tenor Placido Domingo said Monday he is resting at home after catching the new coronavirus. Domingo said in a statement that he is "at home and I feel fine. "The 79-year-old was reportedly hospitalized in Mexico after publicly acknowledging on March 22 that he had tested positive for COVID-19 and said he was going into isolation. Domingo, who has longstanding ties to Mexico, had suffered from a fever and a cough.
  • 'Goodnight Dolly': Dolly Parton to read bedtime stories online through Imagination Library

    ...- CAITLYN SHELTON | WZTV Staff
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WZTV) -- Everyone's favorite book lady Dolly Parton plans to read bedtime stories online through her Imagination Library. The country queen is hosting "Goodnight with Dolly" a 10-week special series of weekly videos featuring Dolly reading certain books from the Imagination Library. The program launches on April 2, with hopes that it will inspire a love of books during this time of unrest for kids and families under shelter-in-place orders.
  • McConaughey says stay home now, great things may lie ahead

    ...- GARY GERARD HAMILTON | Associated Press
    NEW YORK (AP) — Matthew McConaughey has gone from advertising for going out and driving to selling people on staying home, and says that successfully navigating this crisis could bring great things from Hollywood and humanity. The Academy Award winner whose meditative commercials for Lincoln vehicles have been a TV and YouTube staple for years is the narrator, co-writer and co-creator of a public service announcement promoting isolation and safety amid the coronavirus pandemic.
  • 'Strega Nona' author Tomie dePaola is dead at age 85

    ...- KATHY McCORMACK | Associated Press
    CONCORD, New Hampshire (AP) — Tomie dePaola, the prolific children's author and illustrator who delighted generations with tales of Strega Nona, the kindly and helpful old witch in Italy, died Monday at age 85. DePaola died at the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, New Hampshire, according to his literary agent, Doug Whiteman. He was badly injured in a fall last week and died of complications following surgery.
  • How a chance reunion led to Nipsey Hussle's death

    ...- ANDREW DALTON | AP Entertainment Writer
    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Ermias Asghedom and Eric Holder both grew up in the same Los Angeles neighborhood, were both part of the gang known as the Rollin' 60s, and were both aspiring rappers. Asghedom, who went by the name Nipsey Hussle, would go on to become a hip-hop star, neighborhood legend and local hero. Holder's music never caught on. He went by the name Fly Mac, but everyone in his neighborhood knew him by his nickname, a profane moniker for excrement.
  • 'Reading Rainbow' star LeVar Burton wants to livestream reading books amid virus pandemic

    ...- Kaylin Jorge
    Folks are thinking up creative ways to stay in touch and support each other amid the coronavirus pandemic as families bunker down at home. Now, LeVar Burton, the star of the kids hit "Reading Rainbow" wants to livestream reading books. He's hoping children can take a look in a book and ease from coronavirus blues. Burton posted the idea on Twitter and even got permission from an author,Neil Gaiman. Others offered their help, includingMary Robinette Kowal and HarperCollins publishers.
  • For new book, Alicia Keys looks to the past to find herself

    ...- MESFIN FEKADU, AP Music Writer
    NEW YORK (AP) — As a young woman growing up in the 1980s and '90s in New York City's Hell's Kitchen — "the name was exactly accurate for what it looked like, what it felt like," as Alicia Keys recalls it — the budding musician born Alicia Cook would purposely wear baggy clothing and Timberland boots as she walked to and from the one-bedroom apartment she lived in with her mother. She didn't wear bright colors. She didn't wear her hair in a way that would warrant attention.
  • 'I Love Rock and Roll' co-writer Alan Merrill dies of virus complications

    ...- The Associated Press
    Alan Merrill — who co-wrote the song “I Love Rock and Roll" that became a signature hit for fellow rocker Joan Jett — died Sunday in New York of complications from the coronavirus, his daughter said. He was 69. Laura Merrill said on her Facebook account that he died in the morning. “I was given 2 minutes to say my goodbyes before I was rushed out.
  • Prince Charles ends isolation period for virus

    ...- The Associated Press
    LONDON (AP) — Prince Charles has ended his period of isolation after testing positive for the coronavirus. The prince's Clarence House office says Charles is in good health after completing the seven-day quarantine recommended by U. K. health authorities for people with COVID-19 symptoms.
  • Nipsey Hussle's legacy endures a year after his death

    ...- JONATHAN LANDRUM Jr., AP Entertainment Writer
    LOS ANGELES (AP) — The year since Nipsey Hussle was gunned down has not diminished the rapper's legacy, but rather cemented it and continues to prove true his catchphrase, "The Marathon Continues. " Tuesday marks the first anniversary of Hussle's death and his popularity and influence pushes forward as strong as ever. He won two posthumous Grammys in January, he remains a favorite of his hip-hop peers and his death has reshaped his hometown of Los Angeles in some unexpected ways.
  • Animal sanctuary owner 'disappointed' in Netflix series cameo 'Tiger King'

    ...- Zuri Anderson
    Dr. Bhagavan Antle said he and his staff are "very disappointed" with how their facility was represented in the Netflix series "Tiger King" in an Instagram post. The post was later removed from the social media site. “Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem and Madness,” is a seven-episode true crime documentary series about the world of big cat owners. It is available for streaming on Netflix. His full statement is below:We are very disappointed that our facility was mentioned in the new Netflix series.
  • Hunting for stuffed animals becoming a popular activity among families during coronavirus

    ...- KALLIE CART
    CHARLESTON, W. Va. (WCHS/WVAH) – The idea is a simple one, but it’s bringing communities together while staying safely apart. If you drive down Cabin Creek Road, it’s impossible not to notice all the bears just hanging out. “I really just wanted to find something to do for families that didn’t involve a lot of contact from the outside world,” MaryAnn Taylor said. It’s part of a bear hunt, based off the popular children’s book by Michael Rosen called "We’re Going on a Bear Hunt. "
  • Billie Eilish, Mariah Carey, more sing from home to raise funds for virus

    ...- MESFIN FEKADU AP Music Writer
    NEW YORK (AP) — Billie Eilish, Mariah Carey, Alicia Keys and Dave Grohl opened their doors — literally — as the musicians performed from their homes for an hour-long benefit concert to raise money for those affected by the coronavirus crisis. Keys kicked off the Sunday's event — which also honored health professionals and first responders — singing her song "Underdog" from a piano in her home. She thanked those "risking their lives to keep us safe.
  • Vincent van Gogh painting stolen from Dutch museum closed by virus

    ...- MIKE CORDER | Associated Press
    THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — A painting by Dutch master Vincent van Gogh was stolen in an overnight smash-and-grab raid on a museum that was closed to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, police and the museum said Monday. The Singer Laren museum east of Amsterdam said “The Parsonage Garden at Nuenen in Spring 1884” by the Dutch master was taken in the early hours of Monday.
  • Sesame Workshop enlists Elmo, Cookie Monster on hand washing

    ...- Associated Press
    NEW YORK (AP) — Elmo, Rooster and Cookie Monster are doing their part to help keep kids safe as the coronavirus pandemic grinds on. The beloved Sesame Street Muppets are featured in some of four new animated public service spots reminding young fans to take care while doing such things as washing hands and sneezing. One of Elmo's signature songs, the toothbrush classic "Brushy Brush," has been updated to "Washy Wash.
  • Popular Japanese comedian Ken Shimura dies from the coronavirus

    ...- MARI YAMAGUCHI Associated Press
    TOKYO (AP) — Popular Japanese comedian Ken Shimura, who drew inspiration from the American comedic icon Jerry Lewis, has died from the coronavirus, becoming Japan's first known celebrity victim of the disease. He was 70. Shimura, who attracted fans of all generations with his slapstick comedy and funny faces, had been treated at a Tokyo hospital and died on Sunday, according to his agency, Izawa Office. He was diagnosed with pneumonia after contracting the coronavirus.
  • Trump says US won't pay for Meghan and Harry's security

    ...- Associated Press
    LONDON (AP) — U. S. President Donald Trump has offered his opinion on the future of Prince Harry and his wife Meghan, insisting the United States government won't pay for the couple's security if they live in the United States. Responding to reports that the couple has moved to California, Trump tweeted on Sunday: "I am a great friend and admirer of the Queen & the United Kingdom. It was reported that Harry and Meghan, who left the Kingdom, would reside permanently in Canada.
  • Joe Diffie dead at 61 from complications of COVID-19

    ...- JASON HALL, CAITLYN SHELTON | WZTV Staff
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WZTV) -- Country music legend Joe Diffie has died at the age of 61 from complications of coronavirus (COVID-19). Adkins Publicity announced Diffie's passing in a press release on Sunday. His family respects privacy at this time. The CMA and GRAMMY-winner announced his diagnosis on Friday. "I am under the care of medical professionals and currently receiving treatment," Diffie said while announcing his diagnosis. "My family and I are asking for privacy at this time.
  • Brooks, Trisha Yearwood to perform requests on live special

    ...- Associated Press
    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Garth Brooks and wife Trisha Yearwood will be taking viewer requests during a live prime-time show this week filmed at their home. CBS will air the special, "Garth and Trisha: Live! " on Wednesday at 9 p. m. Eastern. In an announcement Sunday, CBS says the country stars will perform "an intimate concert for viewers looking for the comfort and shared joy of music during this difficult time. "
  • Longtime soap opera actor John Callahan dies at 66

    ...- Associated Press
    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Actor John Callahan, known for playing Edmund Grey on “All My Children” and also starring on other soaps including “Days of Our Lives,” “Santa Barbara” and “Falcon Crest,” has died. He was 66. His ex-wife and former “All My Children” co-star Eva LaRue announced his death on her social media account on Saturday. The two, who played a married couple on the show, shared a daughter, Kaya. “May Flights of Angels Wing You to Your Rest my Dear Friend.
  • Uganda's Bobi Wine sings against virus, criticizes leaders

    ...- RODNEY MUHUMUZA and PATRICK ONEN | Associated Press
    KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Ugandan pop star and opposition leader Bobi Wine, who released a song urging Africa's people to wash their hands to stop the spread of the new coronavirus, is criticizing African governments for not maintaining better health care systems for the continent's 1. 3 billion people. In his new song, "Corona Virus Alert," Wine and collaborator Nubian Li highlight prevention measures against the virus, which now has been reported in at least 46 of Africa's 54 countries.
  • Singer-songwriter Jan Howard dies at 91

    ...- Associated Press
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Singer-songwriter Jan Howard, who had a No. 1 country hit "For Loving You" with Bill Anderson and wrote hits for others like Kitty Wells' "It's All Over But the Crying," has died at age 91, according to the Grand Ole Opry. The Opry, of which she was a member for nearly 50 years, announced her death on Saturday.
  • Polish composer, conductor Krzysztof Penderecki dies at 86

    ...- MONIKA SCISLOWSKA | Associated Press
    WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Krzysztof Penderecki, an award-winning conductor and one of the world's most popular contemporary classical music composers whose works have featured in Hollywood films like "The Shining" and "Shutter Island," died Sunday. He was 86. In a statement emailed to The Associated Press, the Ludwig van Beethoven Association said Penderecki had a "long and serious illness. " He died at his Krakow home, the Gazeta Krakowska daily said. FILE - In this Sept.
  • Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson return safely to US following coronavirus diagnosis

    ...- ERIN VOGEL-FOX, Sinclair Broadcast Group
    WASHINGTON (SBG) - Tom Hanks and his wife Rita Wilson have announced they are home in the United States following a coronavirus diagnosis and quarantine in Australia. Hanks issued the tweet Saturday afternoon, saying they are "sheltering in place" and "social distancing" like many other Americans. The actor also thanked the medical staff that provided treatment to both he and his wife. "Their care and guidance made it possible for our return to the USA," tweeted Hanks.
  • SeaWorld furloughs 90% of workers because of virus crisis

    ...- The Associated Press
    NEW YORK (AP) — SeaWorld Entertainment is furloughing 90% of its workers because the novel coronavirus had forced the company to close its 12 theme parks. The employees will be paid through the beginning of next week. After next week, the workers will be off without pay for an uncertain time, the Orlando-based company said Friday in a Securities and Exchange Commission filing.
  • Oklahoma Museums engage in #MuseumsFromHome virtual movement

    ...- Destiny Washington
    OKLAHOMA CITY (KOKH) – Oklahoma museums are contributing to #MuseumsFromHome activities in creative ways to increase online engagement during COVID-19 government mandated closings. “We are proud of our museums’ creativity, resourcefulness and camaraderie as we work together to entertain, educate and engage audiences virtually,” said Brenda Granger, Oklahoma Museums Association executive director.
  • New Mexico cancels national tourism campaign amid virus

    ...- RUSSELL CONTRERAS Associated Press
    RIO RANCHO, N. M (AP) — The Santa Fe Plaza is empty. So are the narrow streets of the adobe-laden historic district in the heart of Albuquerque. The ski lifts are idle, the galleries are shuttered, and the fate of the summer art market season is uncertain.
  •  'The day the music died': Coronavirus tests New Orleans

    ...- KEVIN McGILL and REBECCA SANTANA Associated Press
    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — There were the great fires of 1788 and 1794 and the multiple yellow fever outbreaks of the 1800s. Hurricane Betsy hit in 1965, Hurricane Katrina in 2005, and the memories linger in New Orleans like remnants of a bad dream. Boarded up businesses are seen along Jackson Square, normally bustling with tourists, in the nearly deserted French Quarter of New Orleans, due to the new coronavirus pandemic, Friday, March 27, 2020. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
  • Elementary teacher brings entertainment to kids at home through easy drawing lessons

    ...- WSBT 22
    MENTONE, Ind. (WSBT) – A Mentone Elementary Teacher is trying to bring free, fun and interactive entertainment to children who need something to do during this coronavirus quarantine. Karla Hayden also has a side business called Happy Paint Brush with Karla Hayden. She does mobile painting parties. Now, she is bringing her love of art and families together with her Simple Sketch, step by step lessons. We spoke with her over Facetime. Watch the video above for more information!
  • Hoda Kotb cries on 'Today' show after segment with Saints quarterback Drew Brees

    ...- The Associated Press
    WASHINGTON (AP) – Hoda Kotb's emotions got the better of her on the “Today" show Friday as she concluded a segment with New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees, who is donating money to help with the outbreak of coronavirus there. “Drew, we love ya,” Kotb said. Then she dissolved in tears, and co-anchor Savannah Guthrie jumped in to take over. Kotb was a news anchor and reporter at the CBS affiliate in New Orleans during the 1990s. “Hoda, I'm so sorry, hon,” Guthrie said.
  • Oprah on coronavirus: 'Playing it as safe as I possibly can'

    ...- MESFIN FEKADU AP Entertainment Writer
    NEW YORK (AP) — Oprah Winfrey says she’s playing it safe when it comes to the rapidly-spreading coronavirus. The 66-year-old entertainment icon told The Associated Press on Friday that she has been quarantining and practicing social distancing at her home — even if that means longtime partner Stedman Graham has to stay in the guest house. “I have now-grown girls from South Africa here (but) Stedman’s on lock down at the guest house. He’s still there, asking: ‘When can I come?
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