Queen: History will remember your actions in virus crisis
In a rare address to the nation, Queen Elizabeth II plans to exhort Britons to rise to the challenge of the coronavirus pandemic, drawing on wisdom from her decades as Britain's head of state to urge discipline and resolve in a time of crisis.
'The Flash' actor Logan Williams dies at the age of 16
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Actor Logan Williams, who appeared in CW’s “The Flash” as the young Barry Allen, has died. He was 16. Williams’ agent, Michelle Gauvin, says he died Thursday.
Actress-author Patricia Bosworth dies from coronavirus at 86
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.
Singer Pink says she had COVID-19, gives $1M to relief funds
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.
Selena Gomez reveals bipolar diagnosis to Miley Cyrus
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Selena Gomez opened up about being diagnosed with bipolar disorder during a social media chat with Miley Cyrus.
New phone-only Quibi aims for bite of digital entertainment
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.
HBO documentary sheds new light on 'Atlanta Child Murders'
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.
Marvel remakes release calendar; 'Mulan' moves to late July
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.
Elton John-led concert to re-air; film academy aids workers
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.
Brooke Baldwin becomes 2nd CNN on-air person diagnosed
NEW YORK (AP) — CNN news anchor Brooke Baldwin has tested positive for the coronavirus, the second on-air personality at the news network to come down with the disease.
David Driskell, prominent authority on black art, dies at 88
FALMOUTH, Maine (AP) — David Driskell, one of the nation's most influential African American artists and a leading authority on black art, has died.
‘Lean On Me,’ ‘Lovely Day’ singer Bill Withers dies at 81
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.
'Modern Family' promises satisfying end to its 11-season run
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.
With parks closed, Disney starts furloughs in 2 weeks
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.
Tribeca Film Festival to proceed, in part, online
NEW YORK (AP) — The Tribeca Film Festival, postponed by the pandemic, is moving some elements of its annual New York event online.
Review: M. Ward drizzles starlight on 'Migration Stories'
M. Ward, “Migration Stories” (Anti- Records) The borders delineating M. Ward's “Migration Stories” come in terrestrial and celestial forms, with songs inspired by his grandfather's journey from Mexico and California earthquakes, as well as family reunions taking place in other dimensions.
Local newspapers are facing their own coronavirus crisis
NEW YORK (AP) — Just when Americans need it most, a U.S. newspaper industry already under stress is facing an unprecedented new challenge.
Review: A lewd buddy cop comedy in ‘Coffee & Kareem’
Your enjoyment of the new Netflix comedy “ Coffee & Kareem ” may depend on whether or not you find insanely vulgar middle schoolers funny.
The show can't go on: Virus halts circus in Netherlands
DRACHTEN, Netherlands (AP) — Circus Renz Berlin’s fleet of blue, red and yellow trucks have had a fresh lick of paint over the winter.
Jazz guitarist Bucky Pizzarelli dies from coronavirus
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.
Judge lets rapper Tekashi 6ix9ine go home, citing COVID-19
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.
The Cuomo show, Andrew and Chris, enliven coronavirus TV
NEW YORK (AP) — With all their familial love and drama, the Cuomo brothers — Andrew during the daytime, Chris at night — have become compelling figures in the plague-driven landscape of American television.
Carnegie Hall projects $9M deficit, expects cuts next season
Carnegie Hall is projecting a $9 million operating deficit on its $104 million budget after canceling the rest of its season because of the coronavirus pandemic and anticipates making changes to its schedule for 2020-21.
To share or not to share, that is the question for Sam Hunt
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.
DiCaprio, others launch $12M coronavirus relief food fund
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.