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Performer Chris Stapleton attends the Gershwin Prize Honoree's Tribute Concert at DAR Constitution Hall on Wednesday, March 4, 2020, in Washington. (Photo by Brent N. Clarke/Invision/AP)

Celebrity birthdays for the week of April 12-18

Apr. 6, 2020 8:36 AM EDT

Celebrity birthdays for the week of April 12-18 April 12: Actress Jane Withers is 94. Musician Herbie Hancock is 80. Musician John Kay of Steppenwolf is 76. Actor Ed O’Neill (“Modern Family,” ″Married...With Children”) is 74. Actor Dan Lauria (“The Wonder Years”)...

CORRECTS MAYOR'S LAST NAME TO CANTRELL INSTEAD OF CAMPBELL - FILE - This April 28, 2019, file photo, shows Ellis Marsalis during the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival in New Orleans. New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell announced Wednesday, April 1, 2020, that Marsalis has died. He was 85. (AP Photo/Sophia Germer, File)

Son: Jazz great Ellis Marsalis Jr. dead, 85; COVID involved

Apr. 2, 2020 11:07 AM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Ellis Marsalis Jr., the jazz pianist, teacher and patriarch of a New Orleans musical clan, died late Wednesday from pneumonia brought on by the new coronavirus, leaving six sons and a deep legacy. He was 85. “My dad was a giant of a musician and teacher, but an even greater...

This April 10, 2005 photo released by Holt shows author Richard Reeves. The author, political commentator and historian died Wednesday, March 25, 2020, in Los Angeles. He was 83 and had been in failing health. (Patricia Williams/Holt via AP)

Political historian-commentator Richard Reeves dies at 83

Mar. 26, 2020 5:14 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — 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. Reeves son' Jeffrey Reeves told The Associated Press that his father died Wednesday in...

FILE - This Dec. 5, 2019 file photo shows Rosie O'Donnell at the

Rosie O’Donnell's streaming Broadway show raises $600K

Mar. 23, 2020 10:56 PM EDT

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...

FILE - In this  Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2019 file photo, Television personality Andy Cohen attends the 60th annual Clio Awards at The Manhattan Center in New York. Former star of “The Bachelor” Colton Underwood and talk-show host Andy Cohen have joined the growing group of celebrities who have tested positive for coronavirus, Friday, March 20, 2020. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)

Bravo's Andy Cohen, 'Bachelor' Colton Underwood have virus

Mar. 20, 2020 8:02 PM EDT

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...

President Donald Trump responds to a question by NBC News White House correspondent Peter Alexander during a coronavirus task force briefing at the White House, Friday, March 20, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Trump uses daily coronavirus briefing to attack reporter

Mar. 20, 2020 7:26 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump called NBC News correspondent Peter Alexander a “terrible reporter” during Friday's White House news briefing for asking what he would say to Americans who are scared about the coronavirus. Other reporters pushed back against Trump. Alexander later asked...

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TV med shows donate masks, Cannes delayed amid coronavirus

Mar. 19, 2020 7:25 PM EDT

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. ___...

FILE - This March 5, 2020 file photo shows John Legend performing at The Alliance for Children's Rights 28th Annual Dinner in Beverly Hills, Calif. The spreading coronavirus might have canceled several touring performances from A-list musical artists, but those acts have found a new venue to sing: their living rooms. Legend, Bono, Coldplay’s Chris Martin, Pink, John Mayer, Keith Urban and more have held virtual concerts from their homes as the world continues to practice social distancing to slow the spread of the virus. (Photo by Willy Sanjuan/Invision/AP, File)

The show will go on. Just from their living rooms.

Mar. 18, 2020 3:34 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The spreading coronavirus canceled several touring performances from A-list musical artists, but those acts have found a new venue to sing: their living rooms. John Legend, Bono, Coldplay’s Chris Martin, Pink, John Mayer, Keith Urban and more have held virtual concerts from their...

FILE - In this Feb. 20, 2020, file photo, Vanessa Hudgens attends the Broadway opening night of

Hudgens reassures fans, Cyrus spreads hope amid coronavirus

Mar. 17, 2020 8:20 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — 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...

FILE - This May 14, 2014 file photo shows Joy Behar in New York. Behar says she’s going to skip her co-hosting duties on “The View” next week and stay home amid growing concerns over the coronavirus. For most people, the new coronavirus causes only mild or moderate symptoms. For some it can cause more severe illness. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP, File)

A look at entertainers and entities on hold over coronavirus

Mar. 13, 2020 9:07 PM EDT

Some of the few entertainment entities that remained open and fully functioning were shutting down like much of the rest of the world on Friday, a day after institutions from Broadway to Disneyland closed their doors, TV shows including “The Price Is Right” halted production, and movie release dates...