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Friday, April 03, 2020

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.

Thursday, April 02, 2020

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.

Wednesday, April 01, 2020

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.

Tuesday, March 31, 2020

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.

Monday, March 30, 2020

NEW YORK (AP) -- 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.

Friday, March 27, 2020

NEW YORK (AP) -- The stars of the 2011 virus thriller 'Contagion" -- a prescient film these days -- have reunited for a series of public service announcements to warn about COVID-19.

Thursday, March 26, 2020
Wednesday, March 25, 2020

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 m…

Tuesday, March 24, 2020

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 m…

Monday, March 23, 2020

NEW YORK (AP) -- Harvey Weinstein tested positive for the coronavirus at a state prison in New York while serving a 23-year sentence for rape and sexual assault, the head of the state correctional officers union said Monday.

Friday, March 20, 2020

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Superstar Placido Domingo has resigned from the U.S. union that represents opera singers and will contribute $500,000 to sexual harassment eradication programs and a fund that helps opera employees in crisis, the union said Friday.

Thursday, March 19, 2020
Wednesday, March 18, 2020

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- A federal judge in Los Angeles handed a major victory to Katy Perry on Tuesday, overturning a jury's verdict that found the pop superstar and her collaborators copied her 2013 hit "Dark Horse" from a 2009 Christian rap song.

Tuesday, March 17, 2020
Monday, March 16, 2020
Friday, March 13, 2020

NEW YORK (AP) -- Due to the new coronavirus, late-night comedians -- Stephen Colbert, Jimmy Fallon, Pete Buttigieg -- are taking to the stage without the affirmation of adoring audiences.

Thursday, March 12, 2020

NEW YORK (AP) -- The entertainment industry prepared Thursday for an unprecedented shutdown to curb the spread of the coronavirus, canceling upcoming movies, suspending all Broadway performances and eliminating live audiences from television shows until it's safe to welcome crowds back.

Wednesday, March 11, 2020

NEW YORK (AP) -- Harvey Weinstein pleaded for mercy and said he was "totally confused" by the sex crime case that got him sentenced Wednesday to 23 years in prison, capping the onetime Hollywood mogul's (hash)MeToo downfall.

Tuesday, March 10, 2020
Monday, March 09, 2020
Friday, March 06, 2020
Thursday, March 05, 2020

TUSCON, Arizona (AP) -- When Oprah Winfrey chose the novel "American Dirt" for her book club, she imagined engaging in an impassioned television dialog about the narrative, which follows a Mexican mother and her son fleeing to the United States.

Wednesday, March 04, 2020
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Friday, February 28, 2020

NEW YORK (AP) -- Lady Gaga's father is refusing to pay $260,000 in rent and fees for his restaurant at New York City's Grand Central Terminal, saying the homeless population is hurting his business.

Thursday, February 27, 2020
Wednesday, February 26, 2020
Tuesday, February 25, 2020

NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- Thousands of people thronged the streets of New Orleans on Fat Tuesday, reaching for beads, shimmying to the music of marching bands and celebrating the end of a Carnival season tinged by tragedy after two bystanders were killed by floats this year.

Monday, February 24, 2020

NEW YORK (AP) -- Harvey Weinstein was convicted Monday of rape and sexual assault against two women and was immediately led off to jail in handcuffs, sealing his dizzying fall from powerful Hollywood studio boss to archvillain of the (hash)MeToo movement.

Friday, February 21, 2020
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Wednesday, February 19, 2020
Tuesday, February 18, 2020
Monday, February 17, 2020

CHICAGO (AP) -- It has become one of the NBA's most revered traditions: On the morning of the NBA All-Star Game, the league pays tribute to retired players with what is called the Legends Brunch. It brings together about 3,000 guests, and every year a recent retiree with ties to the game's h…

Friday, February 14, 2020
Thursday, February 13, 2020

NEW YORK (AP) -- Streaming services like Netflix or Hulu account for 19% of television viewing in the United States now for people who have that capacity, virtually double what it was less than two years ago, a report out Wednesday said.

Wednesday, February 12, 2020

NEW YORK (AP) -- Streaming services like Netflix or Hulu account for 19% of television viewing in the United States now for people who have that capacity, virtually double what it was less than two years ago, a report out Wednesday said.

Tuesday, February 11, 2020

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Veteran TV producer Bruce Helford knows how unpredictable a live sitcom episode can be. He has a vivid memory of the moment on "The Drew Carey Show" when an extra mooned the camera with a cheery "Hi Mom" scribbled on his behind, a broadcasting milestone that Helford figur…

Monday, February 10, 2020

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Orson Bean, the witty actor and comedian who enlivened the game show "To Tell the Truth" and played a crotchety merchant on "Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman," was hit and killed by a car in Los Angeles, authorities said. He was 91.

Friday, February 07, 2020
Thursday, February 06, 2020

NEW YORK (AP) -- In the wake of a social media backlash, CBS' Gayle King says she is embarrassed and angry with how the network promoted part of her interview with WNBA star Lisa Leslie that concerned the late Kobe Bryant.

Wednesday, February 05, 2020
Tuesday, February 04, 2020
Monday, February 03, 2020

NEW YORK (AP) -- A  key accuser in the the New York City rape trial of Harvey Weinstein testified Monday that she stayed in touch with the once-powerful movie mogul after he allegedly raped her to protect her acting career as the defense sought to paint her as opportunistic manipulator.

Friday, January 31, 2020
Thursday, January 30, 2020
Wednesday, January 29, 2020
Tuesday, January 28, 2020

SAO PAULO (AP) -- Kobe Bryant and Brazilian writer Paulo Coelho were working together on a children's book, but the author of "The Alchemist" said he deleted the draft after Bryant's death in a helicopter crash.