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New this week: Apollo benefit, docs on Bruce Lee, spelling

Jun. 1, 2020 2:19 PM EDT

Here’s a collection curated by The Associated Press’ entertainment journalists of what’s arriving on TV, streaming services and music platforms this week. MOVIES —For the first time since World War II, the Scripps National Spelling Bee was canceled this year due to the pandemic. The...

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Beyoncé to give graduation speech alongside the Obamas

May. 19, 2020 2:30 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Beyoncé has been added to the list of guest speakers for YouTube's virtual commencement ceremony that will also feature the Obamas. YouTube announced Tuesday that Beyoncé will deliver an inspirational message to the 2020 class for its “Dear Class of 2020" event, which will...

FILE - This Jan. 26, 2020 file photo shows Jameela Jamil at the 62nd annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles. The activist and actress is taking aim at shame in all forms on her new podcast, with guests including Reese Witherspoon, Billy Porter, Demi Lovato and Beanie Feldstein opening up about everything from body image and loneliness to depression and suicide. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)

Witherspoon, Lovato open up on Jamil’s anti-shame podcast

May. 13, 2020 1:46 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Reese Witherspoon says she still feels marginalized in corporate boardrooms dominated by men. Demi Lovato describes living in a “mental prison” and battling an eating disorder that was triggered by extreme bullying in middle school. Those are just some of the frank...

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...