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Oprah on coronavirus: 'Playing it as safe as I possibly can'

Mesfin Fekadu, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 27th - 2:28pm

Oprah Winfrey says she’s playing it safe when it comes to the rapidly spreading coronavirus.

Country singer Joe Diffie tests positive for coronavirus

Kristin M. Hall, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 27th - 1:32pm

A publicist for Joe Diffie says the country singer has tested positive for COVID-19.

Kristen Bell hosts Nick pandemic special for kids, families

Lynn Elber, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 27th - 9:04am

Kristen Bell is hosting a Nickelodeon special with a “kid’s-eye view” of the coronavirus pandemic to address youngsters' concerns and help families weather the crisis, the channel said Friday.

Kotb cries on 'Today' show; Baby Shark takes on hand-washing

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 27th - 7:50am

for a good cause.

Political historian-commentator Richard Reeves dies at 83

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 26th - 11:50am

Richard Reeves, an author and syndicated columnist who wrote about politics for more than 50 years and published books on Richard Nixon, John F. Kennedy and other American presidents, has died at age 83.

Meghan to narrate Disney nature film in first post-royal job

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 26th - 10:17am

Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, has her first post-royal job: narrating a Disney documentary about elephants.

Englund ready to see someone up the ante with Freddy Krueger

Alicia Rancilio, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 26th - 10:06am

Robert Englund, the actor who turned Freddy Krueger into a fearsome household name, say he’s looking forward to someone else taking a stab at reviving the “Nightmare on Elm Street” franchise.

Will Smith says he’s humbled by rapper’s tribute music video

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 25th - 9:21pm

Will Smith says he was “humbled and honored” after rapper Joyner Lucas released a tribute song honoring his career work.

Elton John to host TV, radio concert as coronavirus antidote

Lynn Elber, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 25th - 11:00am

Elton John is hosting a “living room” concert aimed at bolstering American spirits during the coronavirus crisis and saluting those countering it, iHeartMedia and Fox said Wednesday.

Recording Registry adds 'Wichita Lineman,' album by Dr. Dre

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 25th - 10:44am

Dr. Dre's classic debut rap album “The Chronic," Selena's sophomore release “Ven Conmigo" and the worldwide disco hit “Y.M.C.A." by the Village People are among 25 recordings being inducted to the National Recording Registry.

Taylor Swift's publicist takes aim at Kim Kardashian in feud

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 24th - 3:00pm

The Kanye West and Taylor Swift public beef has reignited again with the ongoing feud now involving his wife and Swift's publicist.

'Wonder Woman 1984,' 'In The Heights' postponed due to virus

Jake Coyle, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 24th - 1:10pm

Warner Bros. on Tuesday delayed the summer release of “Wonder Woman 1984” and removed the adaptation of Lin-Manuel Miranda's “In the Heights” from its schedule due to the coronavirus pandemic.

DJ D-Nice unites during the pandemic, one beat at a time

Gary Gerard Hamilton, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 24th - 12:11pm

When DJ D-Nice decided to start playing music live on Instagram amid countless closures due the worldwide pandemic, he did it in part to ease his loneliness and boredom given his own gigs had dried up.

New Dua Lipa, 'Just Mercy' among streaming options this week

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 24th - 8:28am

Yes, the coronavirus pandemic has canceled concert tours, shut down movie theaters and closed down some bookstores, but there's still plenty to listen to, watch and read while self-distancing.

Albert Uderzo, a creator of French hero Asterix, dies at 92

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 24th - 6:33am

Albert Uderzo, one of the two creators of the beloved comic book character Asterix, who captured the spirit of the Gauls of yore and grew a reputation worldwide, died on Tuesday. He was 92.

African jazz great Manu Dibango dies in France of virus

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 24th - 4:10am

Manu Dibango, who fused African rhythms with funk to become one of the most influential musicians in world dance music, died Tuesday with the coronavirus, according to his music publisher. He was 86.

Ruchika Tomar wins PEN/Hemingway Award for debut novel

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 23rd - 8:42am

Ruchika Tomar's “A Prayer for Travelers” has won the PEN/Hemingway Award for best debut novel, an honor previously given to Marilynne Robinson, Tommy Orange and Yiyun Li among others.

David Byrne's `American Utopia' to come out in book form

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 23rd - 7:25am

David Byrne is adapting his stage play “American Utopia" for the printed page.

Phone call between Kanye West, Taylor Swift again roils net

Mark Kennedy, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 21st - 1:39pm

Taylor Swift may have ended her feud with Katy Perry but the one with Kanye West seems simply not to want to die.

Daring sleuth Miss Fisher is back in new Acorn TV movie

Lynn Elber, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 20th - 6:18pm

The intrepid and daring Phryne Fisher, last seen in an internationally popular TV mystery series, is getting the welcome back she deserves in “Miss Fisher and the Crypt of Tears.”