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FILE - This July 24, 2019 file photo shows Issa Rae, an executive producer of the HBO comedy series

Issa Rae balances busy, booked career as 'Insecure' returns

Apr. 9, 2020 2:12 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The HBO hit “Insecure” typically airs during the summer, but series creator Issa Rae has been moving like the Energizer Bunny with a schedule so booked and busy, the show’s return had to be delayed. But for good reason. She filmed two movies ("The Photograph,"...

This image released by Boneau/Bryan Brown shows Samantha Pauly during a performance of

How do Broadway stars cope with silent theaters? They sing

Apr. 9, 2020 9:46 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The coronavirus silenced Broadway. It could not silence two of its rising stars. Samantha Pauly and Brittney Mack, who play two wives of Henry VIII in the musical “Six,” have turned their disappointment at having their musical on hold by doing what they do best —...

FILE - This Jan. 26, 2020 file photo shows DJ Khaled at the 62nd annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles. Khaled, Charlie Wilson, Chance the Rapper, Kirk Franklin, Fantasia, Melvin Crispell III will perform in a special BET show that will assist people of color deal with the coronavirus. The “Saving Our Selves: A BET COVID-19 Relief Effort” broadcast special, will air on April 22 at 8 p.m. EST.  (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)

BET plans all-star coronavirus special; Broadway stays dark

Apr. 8, 2020 5:38 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...

This 1985 image released by NBC shows executive producer Thomas L. Miller. Miller, who produced a string of hit TV comedies included “Full House” and “Perfect Strangers” before beginning a new chapter as a Tony Award-winning theater producer, has died. He was 79.
Miller died Sunday in Salisbury, Connecticut, from complications of heart disease, a spokeswoman for Miller’s family said Wednesday. (Frank Carroll/NBCU Photo Bank via AP)

'Full House,' Broadway producer Thomas Miller dies at 79

Apr. 8, 2020 3:11 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Thomas L. Miller, who produced a string of hit TV comedies included “Full House” and “Perfect Strangers” before beginning a new chapter as a Broadway producer, has died. He was 79. Miller died Sunday in Salisbury, Connecticut, from complications of heart...

This combination photo shows Alesso, left, at Spotify's Best New Artists Party on Jan. 25, 2018, in New York and Liam Payne at the Brit Awards in London, Feb. 20, 2019. The coronavirus has halted many plans in the music industry but it didn't stop Grammy-nominated DJ-producer Alesso and former One Direction singer Payne from filming a music video for the new dance song

Stuck at home, Alesso and Liam Payne still film music video

Apr. 8, 2020 12:22 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The coronavirus has halted many plans in the music industry, from tour cancellations to album pushbacks, but it didn’t stop Grammy-nominated DJ-producer Alesso and former One Direction singer Liam Payne from filming a new music video. The pair joined forces for the new dance song...

FILE - In this March 25, 2020 file photo, a

With no theaters, film fans find ways to gather virtually

Apr. 7, 2020 7:53 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — There are 44 people in the Social Distance Movie Club's Slack channel, where co-workers at Crooked Media have had discussions about everything from a Dwayne Johnson earthquake film to Faye Dunaway’s turn as Joan Crawford in “Mommie Dearest.” It doesn’t have...

Jeffrey Katzenberg poses for a portrait to promote

New phone-only Quibi aims for bite of digital entertainment

Apr. 3, 2020 7:19 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Want to see Chance the Rapper prank Hollywood stars? Catch a new action thriller starring Liam Hemsworth and Christoph Waltz? How about a six-minute edition of “60 Minutes”? There’s an app for that, and more. Quibi — a snappy amalgam of “quick”...

FILE - In this Feb. 9, 2020 file photo, singer Billie Eilish arrives at the Oscars in Los Angeles. The Elton John-led starry benefit concert that featured Eilish, Mariah Carey and Alicia Keys on Sunday has raised nearly $8 million to battle the coronavirus. The musicians performed from their homes for the hour-long event that aired on Fox and iHeartMedia radio stations. Fox will re-broadcast the concert on Monday, April 6. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)

Elton John-led concert to re-air; film academy aids workers

Apr. 3, 2020 4:00 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 - This April 20, 2011 file photo shows a view of the outdoor screening area for the world premiere of

Tribeca Film Festival to proceed, in part, online

Apr. 3, 2020 11:00 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Tribeca Film Festival, postponed by the pandemic, is moving some elements of its annual New York event online. Tribeca organizers said Friday that much of its programming will be available either to the public or to the film industry over roughly the same days that the festival would...

FILE - In this Oct. 4, 2017, file photo, the New England Patriots customized Boeing 767 jet rests on the tarmac at T.F. Green Airport, in Warwick, R.I. The Patriots private team plane is expected to land in Boston on Thursday, April 2, 2020, returning from China with more than one million masks to help control the spread of the coronavirus. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people, but for some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)

The Latest: MLS extends training moratorium through April 24

Apr. 2, 2020 8:43 PM EDT

The Latest on the effects of the new coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: Major League Soccer has extended its training moratorium through April 24 because of the coronavirus outbreak. Team facilities are closed to players and staff — except for players requiring treatment that cannot be...