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  1. Scores of stars from Hollywood and Broadway paid tribute to Tony-nominated actor Nick Cordero on Sunday night following confirmation by his family that he had died from complications due to coronavirus. In March 2020, Cordero was hospitalized at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles after testing positive. Throughout his stay in the hospital, he underwent […] View the full article
  2. Derek Tsang’s youth drama “Better Days” was awarded the top prize, a Golden Mulberry, at the Festival of Far East Film in Udine, northern Italy. The festival was largely online, and the prizes selected by an audience which both viewed the films and voted electronically. Some 25,000 votes were cast for the audience award, by […] View the full article
  3. Cinemas in Singapore are set to reopen later this month as the city-state takes further steps towards a new post-coronavirus normality. Multiple social distancing and public hygiene measures will inform the cinemas operations. Major cinema chains announced that they will reopen their doors from July 13, following an announcement from the Infocomm Media Development Authority. […] View the full article
  4. Broadway actor Nick Cordero, known for his roles in “Rock of Ages,” “Waitress,” “Bullets Over Broadway” and “A Bronx Tale The Musical,” died on Sunday after battling complications from COVID-19 for several months. He was 41. His wife, Amanda Kloots, made the sad announcement on her Instagram account on Sunday night. View this post on […] View the full article
  5. Charlie Puth took to Twitter on Sunday (July 5) to make an impassioned plea to BTS fans to back off, what he calls, a “dangerous, toxic internet screaming match between ‘fandoms.'” The singer and songwriter Puth was responding to fans of the BTS ARMY, as the K-pop group’s legions of followers are known, who seemingly […] View the full article
  6. Bill Field, who played a vintage Wurlitzer organ nearly every weekend for 52 years at Old Town Music Hall, the L.A. area’s longest running film revival house, has died at age 80. Field, who had suffered from strokes and prostrate cancer, died June 28 of what was described as natural causes. Although his performing pace […] View the full article
  7. Though they need another house like a pigeon needs dance classes, records reveal showbiz power couple Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez have just paid nearly $1.4 million for a property in L.A.’s San Fernando Valley enclave of Encino, the once-overlooked neighborhood that’s recently seen a massive surge in popularity with suburban-minded celebrities. (Deeds and documents […] View the full article
  8. A car from the 1979 show “The Dukes of Hazzard” with a Confederate flag painted on the top of it will continue to be displayed at an auto museum in Illinois. Due to the ongoing protests against racism toward Black citizens in the U.S., statues of Confederate leaders have been taken down around the country. […] View the full article
  9. A new U.K. theater fund spearheaded by “1917” director Sam Mendes has been created with the support of Netflix, and the backing of Steven Spielberg and Armando Iannucci. Industry orgs Society of London Theatre and UK Theatre will set up the fund, which is supported by a £500,000 ($623,000) donation from Netflix. The initiative will […] View the full article
  10. The U.K. government has unveiled a £1.57 billion ($1.96 billion) support package for the country’s beleaguered arts sector. U.K. Chancellor Rishi Sunak tweeted news of the package on Sunday evening: “We’re introducing a world-leading £1.57 billion rescue package to help cultural, arts and heritage institutions weather the impact of coronavirus.” The lifeline follows months of […] View the full article
  11. There’s a flaky moment of lo-fi enchantment in the Quibi version of “The Princess Bride” when Inigo Montoya, played with forthright flair by Diego Luna (that’s just after he’s played by Oscar Nunez and just before he’s played by Finn Wolfhard), takes the sword crafted by his father — the one that got his father […] View the full article
  12. “Expecting Amy,” a new docu-series on HBO Max, opens with its subject, the comedian Amy Schumer, weeping happy tears in a self-shot video. She’s trying to distract herself from the massive personal upheaval soon to be wrought by her pregnancy — or trying to compound her sudden joy — by doing something touristy and cute; […] View the full article
  13. Pharrell Williams has set a gospel series, titled “Voices of Fire,” at Netflix, Variety has learned. The show will follow the musician’s uncle, Bishop Ezekiel Williams, a well-respected musical genius in the area of Hampton Roads, Va., which includes Pharrell’s hometown of Virginia Beach. The unscripted series will center around the town, as it builds […] View the full article
  14. Judi Dench has won an Academy Award, a Tony, two Golden Globes, 10 BAFTA Awards and was appointed Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire, but her latest achievement is going viral on TikTok. Dench has joined her grandson Sam Williams on the mobile app, taking part in dance videos and skits that […] View the full article
  15. The U.K. government is to exempt some leading U.S. actors, such as Tom Cruise, and crew from its 14-day travel quarantine to allow Hollywood blockbusters to resume production. The move follows a conversation between culture secretary Oliver Dowden and Cruise earlier this week about restarting filming on the latest “Mission: Impossible” movies. The seventh and […] View the full article
  16. Fresh off her breakup with longtime partner Cara Delevingne, “Pretty Little Liars” alum Ashley Benson has celebrated her independence as only the rich and/or famous can — by purchasing a new mansion in one of L.A.’s most famous and exclusive gated communities, the historic Laughlin Park enclave in Los Feliz. If that introduction sounds familiar, […] View the full article
  17. Apropos of nothing immediately apparent other than the national holiday, Kanye West took to social media Saturday night to announce that he is running for president… in 2020. “We must now realize the promise of America by trusting God, unifying our vision and building our future. I am running for president of the United States,” […] View the full article
  18. Singer-songwriter Ryan Adams — who in February of last year was accused of sexual misconduct by seven women, including his ex-wife, actor-singer Mandy Moore — has written a statement apologizing for the ways in which he “mistreated” women in the past. In a long statement in England’s Daily Mail, he wrote that he is now […] View the full article
  19. President Thomas J. Whitmore is urging Americans to wear their face masks in public. Bill Pullman, who played the character in the 1996 blockbuster “Independence Day,” gave a public service announcement about wearing masks in a video for Alamo Drafthouse. “And now, a message from the most presidential actor of all time, Bill Pullman,” the […] View the full article
  20. “Hamilton” fans rejoiced as Lin-Manuel Miranda’s musical was finally released on Disney Plus on Friday, giving people the long holiday weekend to watch the groundbreaking performance. Originally released in 2015 on Broadway, the hip-hop infused musical about founding father Alexander Hamilton became an instant smash hit. Most people had to pay hundreds or thousands of […] View the full article
  21. In “17 Blocks,” Cheryl Sanford, matriarch of a low-income African American household in southeast Washington, D.C., talks wistfully of a “parallel universe” where she and her family enjoy cookouts, vacations and gift-filled Christmas mornings. This melancholy confession comes moments after a closeup of her casually snorting cocaine. It’s a heartbreaking scene in that have destroyed […] View the full article
  22. There’s a bit of everything and most of it works in “Chasing Dream,” the first feature directed by Hong Kong ace Johnnie To since “Three” in 2016. Far from what fans of To’s hard-boiled crime dramas such as “Drug War” and “Election” might have expected, “Chasing Dream” invokes everything from gritty 1930s Warner Brothers musicals […] View the full article
  23. Earl Cameron, one of the first major Black actors in British cinema, died on Friday at his home in England, his representative confirmed to Variety. He was 102. Cameron was born in Pembroke, Bermuda, on Aug. 8, 1917, and joined the British Merchant Navy before pursuing a career in theater and film. “Pool of London,” […] View the full article
  24. With the passing of comedy legend Carl Reiner, tributes have poured in from all over the world. “Modern Family” executive producer Steven Levitan shared with Variety his memories of the landmark television comedy that Reiner created. Early in the run of Modern Family, I got a call from our show’s publicist asking if I’d be […] View the full article
  25. Nearly 300,000 people have signed a petition aiming to block the release of the independent film “Habit,” starring Bella Thorne and Paris Jackson, in which Jackson plays a version of Jesus. Thorne plays a street-smart, party girl who has a Jesus fetish and finds herself in a drug deal gone wrong. She’s able to escape […] View the full article
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