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Jun 18, 2020

Lebanese film director keeps faith after COVID-19 dashes Cannes dreams
Many directors would have been devastated when their plans to show their first feature at the Cannes Film Festival were wrecked by the spread of COVID-19.

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Jun 18, 2020

DC superheroes coming to your headphones as Spotify signs podcast deal
Podcasts featuring Batman, Wonder Woman and Superman will soon stream on Spotify as the Swedish music streaming company has signed a deal with AT&T Inc's Warner Bros and DC Entertainment.

Reuters Entertainment
Jun 18, 2020

Grief over virus deaths sets Hungarian artist on darker course
Hungarian artist Jozsef Szurcsik lost four of his friends in a matter of weeks to COVID-19 and the tremendous pain and grief he feels has transformed his art.

Reuters Entertainment
Jun 18, 2020

Vera Lynn, voice of hope in wartime Britain, dies at 103
Vera Lynn, the singer who became a symbol of hope in Britain during World War Two and again during the coronavirus pandemic with her song "We'll Meet Again", has died at the age of 103.

Reuters Entertainment
Jun 18, 2020

Locked-down puppeteer brings her characters to life in Madrid flat
Madrid-based Colombian actress and puppeteer Yohana Yara has been using her time in lockdown filming puppet shows on her balcony and creating an online fan base for her characters.

Reuters Entertainment
Jun 18, 2020

Singer Vera Lynn, voice of hope in wartime Britain, dies at 103
Vera Lynn, the singer who became a symbol of hope in Britain during World War Two and again during the coronavirus pandemic with her song "We'll Meet Again", has died at the age of 103.

Reuters Entertainment
Jun 18, 2020

Hong Kong's Disneyland reopens after five-month coronavirus break
Hong Kong's loss-making Disneyland theme park reopened on Thursday to a limited number of local visitors and with enhanced health measures after the coronavirus outbreak forced it to close in late January.

Reuters Entertainment
Jun 18, 2020

From Asia to Africa, 'Sesame Street' special tackles coronavirus pandemic
Elmo, Cookie Monster and Muppets from Asia and the Middle East are joining forces for a special episode of "Sesame Street" aimed at helping kids cope with a world turned upside down by the coronavirus pandemic.

Reuters Entertainment
Jun 17, 2020

Kim Kardashian West to host criminal justice podcast for Spotify
Reality TV star Kim Kardashian West has reached a deal with Swedish music streaming company Spotify Technology SA to host a podcast related to criminal justice reform, a representative for West said on Wednesday.

Reuters Entertainment
Jun 17, 2020

U.S. actor Danny Masterson charged with raping three women
"That 70s Show" actor Danny Masterson has been charged with raping three women in separate incidents in 2001 and 2003, the Los Angeles District Attorney's office said on Wednesday.

Reuters Entertainment
Jun 17, 2020

Spotify reaches podcast deal with Kim Kardashian West: WSJ
Reality TV star Kim Kardashian West reached a deal with Spotify Technology SA for a podcast about her work with the Innocence Project, the Wall Street Journal reported on Wednesday, citing people familiar with the matter.

Reuters Entertainment
Jun 17, 2020

Kristen Stewart to play Princess Diana in new movie
Kristen Stewart will play Britain's Princess Diana in an upcoming movie about the breakdown of her marriage to Prince Charles, Hollywood trade publication Deadline reported on Wednesday.

Reuters Entertainment
Jun 17, 2020

London producer Mackintosh shuts down 'Hamilton' and other top shows until 2021
Shows including "Hamilton" and "Les Miserables" will not return to the London stage until 2021, producer Cameron Mackintosh said on Wednesday, blaming uncertainty over when the British government would lift social distancing measures.

Reuters Entertainment
Jun 17, 2020

Performers fume as Serbia reopens but theaters remain shut
While lockdown measures have eased in Serbia, allowing indoor gatherings of up to 500 people and a soccer match attended by around 20,000, the country's theaters remain closed and some performers complain that culture is being demoted.

Reuters Entertainment
Jun 17, 2020

Mexican street musicians bring melodies to people stuck at home
After the coronavirus outbreak prompted the normally bustling streets of Mexico City to empty out, out-of-work musicians looking to make ends meet have been filling roadways with the melodies of their marimbas, trumpets and güiros.

Reuters Entertainment
Jun 17, 2020

Designers fashion a go-slow future for catwalks and collections
From Armani to Gucci, top fashion houses are re-designing their calendars to slow down the frantic pace of catwalk shows and new collections, as the coronavirus pandemic forces a rethink of the way the industry works.

Reuters Entertainment
Jun 16, 2020

TV viewers seek out '13th' and other stories about race amid protests
Television series, movies and documentaries about the experience of black people in the United States have seen a surge in viewership amid public demonstrations that focused new attention on racial discrimination, according to industry data.

Reuters Entertainment
Jun 16, 2020

Trump-Comey clash coming to U.S. television - after November election
The clash between former FBI director James Comey and U.S. President Donald Trump over Russian interference in the 2016 elections is coming to television, but the drama series will be aired after Americans vote in November.

Reuters Entertainment
Jun 16, 2020

Emmy Awards to go ahead, host Jimmy Kimmel says still figuring out how
The Primetime Emmy Awards for television, one of the biggest events on the showbusiness calendar, are going ahead in September as planned with Jimmy Kimmel as host, broadcaster ABC said on Tuesday.

Reuters Entertainment
Jun 16, 2020

Actress Emma Watson joins board of French Gucci owner Kering
British actress Emma Watson, who became famous for playing Hermione in the Harry Potter film series, joined the board of French luxury group Kering, owner of Gucci, Yves Saint Laurent and other top fashion brands, Kering said in a statement.

Reuters Entertainment
Jun 16, 2020

Universal Music Group launches division in Tel Aviv
Universal Music Group on Tuesday launched a new division in Tel Aviv, saying it was the first standalone operation established by a major music company in Israel.

Reuters Entertainment
Jun 16, 2020

Actor's suicide sparks debate about insularity in Bollywood film industry
Indian police will probe whether an up-and-coming Bollywood actor who committed suicide at the weekend was depressed in part due to "professional rivalry," in a film industry that is dominated by big names and has been accused of being insular.

Reuters Entertainment
Jun 15, 2020

Oscars delayed to April due to movie industry coronavirus chaos
The 2021 Oscars ceremony was moved to April from February on Monday due to the havoc caused in the movie industry by the coronavirus pandemic.

Reuters Entertainment
Jun 15, 2020

Oscars 2021 ceremony switched to April from February due to coronavirus
The organizers of the Oscars on Monday shifted the date of the 2021 movie awards ceremony to April from February because of the coronavirus epidemic.

Reuters Entertainment
Jun 15, 2020

Hollywood restarts movie production with 'Jurassic World: Dominion' and 'Avatar'
Universal Studios said on Monday it expects to resume production in early July on "Jurassic World: Dominion" as Hollywood begins to emerge from a three-month coronavirus shutdown.

Reuters Entertainment
Jun 15, 2020

NetEase develops new 'Lord of the Rings' mobile game with Warner Bros
Chinese gaming giant NetEase on Monday announced a strategic partnership with Warner Bros Interactive Entertainment to develop a new "Lord of the Rings" mobile game, bolstering its pipeline following its secondary listing in Hong Kong.

Reuters Entertainment
Jun 15, 2020

'Avatar' sequel resumes filming in coronavirus-free New Zealand
Filming the sequel of James Cameron's sci-fi blockbuster "Avatar" will bring hundreds of jobs and millions of dollars to New Zealand after it ended its coronavirus outbreak, the film's producer told media as production resumed on Monday.

Reuters Entertainment
Jun 15, 2020

Congolese fashion designer goes virtual as virus hits runway shows
U.S.-based Congolese fashion designer Anifa Mvuemba was excited about debuting her fashion line, Hanifa, at this year's New York Fashion Week.

Reuters Entertainment
Jun 14, 2020

Hong Kong's Disneyland to reopen on June 18 after coronavirus break
Hong Kong's Disneyland theme park said on Monday it will reopen on June 18 to a reduced number of visitors and with enhanced health measures after the coronavirus outbreak forced it to close in late January.

Reuters Entertainment
Jun 14, 2020

Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput found dead in his Mumbai home
Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput, who won acclaim for his role in the 2016 biopic of then Indian cricket captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni, was found dead at his home in Mumbai on Sunday, police said.

Reuters Entertainment
Jun 12, 2020

Christopher Nolan movie 'Tenet' to open July 31 as industry seeks rebound
Director Christopher Nolan's thriller "Tenet" will debut in cinemas on July 31, distributor Warner Bros. said on Friday, the first new blockbuster in months for movie theaters that need fresh films to lure audiences after pandemic-related closures.

Reuters Entertainment
Jun 12, 2020

Christopher Nolan movie 'Tenet' release delayed to July 31 as industry seeks rebound
Director Christopher Nolan's movie thriller "Tenet" will debut in theaters two weeks later than expected on July 31, distributor Warner Bros., a unit of AT&T Inc, said on Friday.

Reuters Entertainment
Jun 12, 2020

Tear gas fired as crowd seizes Kenya pop star's body to halt hasty COVID funeral
Hundreds of Kenyans defied tear gas and riot police on Friday to carry off the body of a popular singer, trying to prevent a swift burial under rules for suspected coronavirus cases which the crowd said would be disrespectful.

Reuters Entertainment
Jun 12, 2020

Bob Dylan on new album: 'The songs seem to write themselves'
Bob Dylan gave a glimpse into his song-writing process, commented on the death of George Floyd and said in a rare interview published on Friday that he wished he had written the Rolling Stones ballad "Angie."

Reuters Entertainment
Jun 12, 2020

Films aiming to win Oscars will need to meet diversity criteria, Academy says
The organization that hands out the Academy Awards said Friday it would form a group to develop diversity and inclusion guidelines that filmmakers will have to meet in order for their work to be eligible for Oscars.

Reuters Entertainment
Jun 12, 2020

ABC names first black 'Bachelor' contestant after diversity criticism
ABC Television's long-running dating competition show "The Bachelor" said on Friday that North Carolina native Matt James will become the show's first black contestant its 25-season history.

Reuters Entertainment
Jun 12, 2020

Large trove of history-making 'Ed Sullivan Show' archives to stream online
A trove of historic TV performances by The Supremes, The Jackson 5, The Beach Boys and others on "The Ed Sullivan Show" will be made available around the world starting on Friday under a deal to bring the program's large archive to online streaming.

Reuters Entertainment
Jun 12, 2020

With U.S. spy comedy on bill, Moscow drive-in cinema re-opens
Russians got a taste of open-air cinema under balmy twilit skies on Thursday when a Moscow drive-in movie theater re-opened for business after the city's coronavirus lockdown ended.

Reuters Entertainment
Jun 12, 2020

Exclusive: Netflix in talks to source Indian content from Reliance affiliate Viacom18 - sources
U.S. video streaming company Netflix is in talks with Viacom18, part of the Indian conglomerate Reliance Industries' media unit Network18, about a multi-year partnership to source content, three sources told Reuters, in a move that would expand a relationship between the two sides.

Reuters Entertainment
Jun 11, 2020

Coachella announces 2021 music festival dates after abandoning 2020 editions
Organizers of the Coachella music festival confirmed on Thursday that the event would no longer take place this year because of the coronavirus epidemic, but announced new dates for April 2021.

Reuters Entertainment
Jun 11, 2020

Stormzy pledges 10 million pounds to black causes over the next decade
British rapper Stormzy said on Thursday he will donate 10 million pounds over the course of a decade to causes that empower black people.

Reuters Entertainment
Jun 11, 2020

Country music's Lady Antebellum changes name because of slavery association
Country music group Lady Antebellum on Thursday changed its name to Lady A, saying it regretted its blindspot over the name's association with a time of slavery in the United States.

Reuters Entertainment
Jun 11, 2020

Comcast, media mogul Byron Allen reach carriage deal
Comcast Corp said on Thursday it reached a content carriage deal with comedian-turned media mogul Byron Allen, who withdrew a lawsuit about racial bias against channels owned by African Americans.

Reuters Entertainment
Jun 11, 2020

Africa's MultiChoice looks to Netflix and Amazon in strategy shift
Adding streaming services will give Africa's biggest pay-TV group, MultiChoice, a head start when online viewing takes off on the continent, it said on Thursday, after revealing it had deals with Netflix and Amazon.

Reuters Entertainment
Jun 10, 2020

Coachella, Stagecoach music festivals canceled for 2020 on virus concerns
The 2020 editions of the Coachella music festival and its country music counterpart Stagecoach have been canceled due to concerns over a possible autumn resurgence of COVID-19 cases, Riverside County health office said late Wednesday.

Reuters Entertainment
Jun 10, 2020

Disney eyes July reopen for California theme parks
Walt Disney Co plans to reopen the Disneyland Park and Disney California Adventure park on July 17, pending approval from state and local authorities.

Reuters Entertainment
Jun 10, 2020

Los Angeles movie theaters fail to get green light to reopen
Los Angeles County officials said on Wednesday that movie and TV production could resume on Friday, but movie theaters in the biggest market in the United States must remain closed because of the coronavirus pandemic.

Reuters Entertainment
Jun 10, 2020

'Gone with the Wind,' 'Cops' pulled as pop culture reckons with racism
Oscar-winning Civil War epic "Gone with the Wind" was pulled from the HBO Max streaming service and reality TV show "Cops" was canceled as America's reckoning with systemic racism extended to its popular culture.

Reuters Entertainment
Jun 10, 2020

Grammy Awards organizers tighten conflict of interest rules, say show to go ahead in January
Organizers of the annual Grammy Awards on Wednesday announced tighter rules regarding conflicts of interest after claims that nominations for the highest honors in the music industry were rigged.

Reuters Entertainment
Jun 10, 2020

The show can't go on - bleak times for London's theater people
Rehearsals had been going on for months and opening night was just a week away when the coronavirus outbreak forced the theater to close.

Reuters Entertainment
Jun 10, 2020

Coachella music festival unlikely to take place in 2020: Billboard
The Coachella music festival in the Southern California desert is unlikely to take place this year, entertainment news website Billboard reported on Wednesday.

Reuters Entertainment
Jun 10, 2020

HBO Max pulls 'Gone with the Wind' over racist portrayals
HBO Max has removed war epic film "Gone with the Wind" from its recently launched streaming service over its depiction of slavery, parent WarnerMedia said on Wednesday, joining other media companies that have pulled controversial TV shows as demand for racial sensitivity increases across the country.

Reuters Entertainment
Jun 10, 2020

Disney's take on young adult novel 'Artemis Fowl' debuts Friday
Walt Disney Co on Friday will release a film adaptation of popular young adult book series "Artemis Fowl," one that its stars and director admit differs from the story written by Irish author Eoin Colfer.

Reuters Entertainment
Jun 09, 2020

U.S. theatre world accused of exploiting, excluding people of color
Viola Davis, Lin-Manuel Miranda and Cynthia Erivo joined some 300 actors and playwrights on Tuesday in decrying racism in the U.S. theatre world, saying it had exploited, excluded and diminished people of color.

Reuters Entertainment
Jun 09, 2020

New museum to honour late Swedish DJ Avicii in Sweden
A museum in memory of the late electronic dance DJ Avicii will open in his birthplace Stockholm as part of a new digital culture centre next year, its founders announced on Tuesday.

Reuters Entertainment
Jun 09, 2020

Harry Potter star says 'transgender women are women' after J.K. Rowling tweets spark row
Daniel Radcliffe, who played the young wizarding hero in the Harry Potter films, has said "transgender women are women" after an outcry over tweets by author J.K. Rowling criticizing the use of the phrase "people who menstruate".

Reuters Entertainment
Jun 08, 2020

Pirouette like Jagger: Royal Ballet dances to Stones in London streets
Dancers from Britain's Royal Ballet have made a short film in which they perform in London's deserted streets to the sounds of The Rolling Stones, a project designed to highlight the plight of the arts during the global coronavirus pandemic.

Reuters Entertainment
Jun 08, 2020

ABBA's Bjorn speaks out in support of Black Lives Matter protests
"The world is full of idiots," said ABBA's Bjorn Ulvaeus, as he condemned critics of the Black Lives Matter movement and voiced his support of the worldwide protests against racism and police brutality.

Reuters Entertainment
Jun 07, 2020

K-pop boyband BTS' fans match group's $1 million donation to Black Lives Matter
Fans of the popular South Korean boy band BTS matched its $1 million donation to Black Lives Matter (BLM) in support of U.S. protests against police brutality, an organisation that runs fundraisers for the fans said on Monday.

Reuters Entertainment
Jun 07, 2020

Action! Film-makers back to work in New Zealand after coronavirus
New Zealand's capital has had an extra buzz of excitement over the past week since Hollywood director James Cameron and his crew flew in to film the much-anticipated sequel of the epic science-fiction film "Avatar".

Reuters Entertainment
Jun 07, 2020

South Korean boyband BTS donates $1 million to Black Lives Matter
Popular South Korean band BTS donated $1 million to Black Lives Matter (BLM) in support of U.S. protests against police brutality, its music label, Big Hit Entertainment, told Reuters on Sunday.

Reuters Entertainment
Jun 06, 2020

'Am I going to get shot?' kids ask, as brands try to explain racism and violence to children
For 8 minutes and 46 seconds - the length of time it took George Floyd, an unarmed black man, to die at the hands of Minneapolis police - cable TV kids channel Nickelodeon's screen went black on Tuesday to sounds of inhaling and exhaling, as white text flashed "I can't breathe."

Reuters Entertainment
Jun 05, 2020

California says film and TV production can resume as early as June 12
Film and TV cameras can start rolling in California as soon as June 12, state officials said on Friday as they approved new guidelines to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus on sets.

Reuters Entertainment
Jun 05, 2020

'Selma' snubbed at 2015 Oscars after cast protested police violence, actor Oyelowo says
The civil rights movie "Selma" was made free for rental on Friday, a day after actor David Oyelowo said Oscar voters had deliberately snubbed the film in 2015.

Reuters Entertainment
Jun 05, 2020

Cate Blanchett reveals 'a bit of a chainsaw accident'
Actress Cate Blanchett suffered an accident with a chainsaw during the coronavirus lockdown with her family, she revealed during a podcast.

Reuters Entertainment
Jun 05, 2020

Whoopi Goldberg teams with Extinction Rebellion for climate change movie
American actress Whoopi Goldberg has leant her voice to an Extinction Rebellion animated film highlighting the precarious state of the planet's natural environment.

Reuters Entertainment
Jun 05, 2020

Japan's Fuji Rock Festival cancelled for first time because of pandemic
Fuji Rock Festival, Japan's biggest annual music event, will be cancelled for the first time ever due to the coronavirus pandemic, organisers said, disappointing thousands of rock-and-roll fans who flock to the outdoor festivities every year.

Reuters Entertainment
Jun 04, 2020

Not a billionaire, but Kylie Jenner is highest-paid celebrity, Forbes says
Kylie Jenner and Kanye West on Thursday topped the annual Forbes list of the highest paid celebrities, but sports stars, including Roger Federer and Lionel Messi, dominated the top 10.

Reuters Entertainment
Jun 04, 2020

New Amazon Prime series brings FIFA scandal to television
A new Amazon Prime Video series starting this week called "El Presidente" casts a satirical look at South American football's dirty dealings through the eyes of deceased former Argentine football boss Julio Grondona.

Reuters Entertainment
Jun 04, 2020

Get Back! Abbey Road Studios reopen after COVID hiatus
London's world-famous Abbey Road Studios reopened on Thursday after closing its doors during the coronavirus lockdown for the first time in its 90-year history.

Reuters Entertainment
Jun 04, 2020

'Chernobyl' tops TV award list as BAFTA lines up live show
The British Academy of Film and Television Arts will celebrate the best of television broadcast in the United Kingdom during 2019 in a live show at the end of July - though with stars and studio audience absent.

Reuters Entertainment
Jun 03, 2020

Wes Anderson, Pixar movies among Cannes would-be highlights
Director Wes Anderson's latest outing, a debut turn behind the camera for actor Viggo Mortensen and an animated Pixar movie about jazz would have starred at this year's cancelled Cannes Film Festival, organisers said on Wednesday.

Reuters Entertainment
Jun 03, 2020

Warner Music strikes a chord as shares pop on Nasdaq debut
Warner Music Group Corp's stock popped 8% on its Nasdaq debut on Wednesday, after the world's third-largest recording label sold shares in its $1.9-billion initial public offering towards the higher end of its target.

Reuters Entertainment
Jun 03, 2020

Warner Music strikes a chord in $1.9 billion U.S. IPO
Warner Music Group Corp said on Wednesday it raised $1.93 billion in the biggest U.S. initial public offering (IPO) so far in 2020, with the world's third-largest recording label selling more shares than originally planned.

Reuters Entertainment
Jun 03, 2020

Social-distancing Greek style: shimmy and sing from your car
Hundreds of Greeks danced and sang from their cars at a drive-in music concert, the first such event since the country banned mass gatherings to contain the spread of the coronavirus.

Reuters Entertainment
Jun 03, 2020

Warner Music's upsized IPO raises $1.9 billion in biggest U.S. listing this year
Warner Music Group Corp , the world's third-largest recording label, said on Wednesday it sold more shares than earlier planned to raise $1.93 billion in the biggest U.S. listing so far in 2020.

Reuters Entertainment
Jun 03, 2020

AMC warns of going concern as COVID-19 puts strain on theaters
AMC Entertainment Holdings Inc on Wednesday signaled "substantial doubts" about its ability to continue operating, if the company was forced to keep its theaters closed for a longer period because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Reuters Entertainment
Jun 03, 2020

Coty in talks to collaborate with Kim Kardashian for cosmetics line
Coty Inc is in talks with reality TV star Kim Kardashian West over a potential collaboration for a beauty line, the cosmetics maker disclosed in a regulatory filing on Wednesday.

Reuters Entertainment
Jun 03, 2020

Warner Music IPO raises $1.9 billion in biggest U.S. listing this year
Warner Music Group, the world's third-largest recording label, on Wednesday raised $1.93 billion in an upsized initial public offering, the biggest U.S. listing so far in 2020.

Reuters Entertainment
Jun 02, 2020

Death of reality TV show star in Japan spotlights cyber bullying
The recent death of Hana Kimura, a bubbly, pink-haired 22-year-old wrestler and reality TV show star, has spotlighted a rise in cyber bullying in Japan and prompted swift official pledges to do more to protect victims.

Reuters Entertainment
Jun 02, 2020

#BlackOutTuesday sweeps social media as U.S. street protests escalate
The hashtag #BlackOutTuesday became the top trending item on Twitter as hundreds of thousands of businesses and individuals, including TV channels and celebrities, posted black screen shots to signal support for racial justice as street protests over the police killing of George Floyd entered a second week.

Reuters Entertainment
Jun 02, 2020

Post-lockdown cinema trip in Portugal is blast from the past
For Manuela Figueiredo, going out with her family to see her first movie after weeks of lockdown was a trip down memory lane. For her 24-year-old son Joao, it was a completely new experience.

Reuters Entertainment
Jun 01, 2020

Frequent testing, less contact recommended to get Hollywood cameras rolling again
Hollywood studios and labor unions on Monday proposed extensive coronavirus testing and other safeguards to allow actors and crew members to resume movie and TV show production in the United States.

Reuters Entertainment
Jun 01, 2020

'Carmen' and coronavirus don't match: NYC's Met Opera closed till December 31
New York's Metropolitan Opera will keep its curtains closed until a New Year's Eve opening gala, it said on Monday, as it announced a season shortened by the coronavirus epidemic.

Reuters Entertainment
Jun 01, 2020

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

Reuters Entertainment
Jun 01, 2020

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

Reuters Entertainment
Jun 01, 2020

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

Reuters Entertainment
Jun 01, 2020

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

Reuters Entertainment
May 29, 2020

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

Reuters Entertainment
May 29, 2020

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

Reuters Entertainment
May 28, 2020

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

Reuters Entertainment
May 28, 2020

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

Reuters Entertainment
May 28, 2020

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

Reuters Entertainment
May 28, 2020

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

Reuters Entertainment
May 28, 2020

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

Reuters Entertainment
May 27, 2020

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

Reuters Entertainment
May 27, 2020

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

Reuters Entertainment
May 27, 2020

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

Reuters Entertainment
May 27, 2020

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

Reuters Entertainment
May 27, 2020

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

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