K-pop boyband BTS’ fans match group’s $1 million donation to Black Lives Matter

SEOUL (Reuters) – Fans of the popular South Korean boy band BTS matched its $1 million donation to Black Lives Matter (BLM) in support of U.S. protests against police... Read more »

South Korean boyband BTS donates $1 million to Black Lives Matter

FILE PHOTO: V, Suga, Jin and Jungkook, members of South Korean boy band BTS pose on the red carpet during the annual MAMA Awards at Nagoya Dome in Nagoya,... Read more »

Gru and Minions urge handwashing, fun at home in new coronavirus public service announcement

(Reuters) – Gru and the popular yellow Minions from the animated “Despicable Me” movie franchise are urging people to keep their distance to help fight the spread of the... Read more »

South Korea’s BTS boyband management apologises over bar visit

SEOUL (Reuters) – The manager of South Korea’s popular boyband BTS has apologised on behalf of one of its members who went to a bar in April, contrary to... Read more »

Nigerian comics fight COVID-19 with gags and slapstick slaps

LAGOS (Reuters) – Nigerian comedian Maryam Apaokagi has a sure-fire way of getting people to listen to her coronavirus health advice – she delivers it with a hard slap... Read more »

Nigeria taps the power of music to try to beat coronavirus

LAGOS (Reuters) – Two dozen Lagos healthcare workers in scrubs and face masks rushed outside the isolation tents and, making sure to keep six feet apart on the bright... Read more »

Justin Bieber, Ariana Grande team up to benefit frontline workers

FILE PHOTO: Justin Bieber performs at Z100’s Jingle Ball in Manhattan, New York, U.S., December 9, 2016. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Pop superstars Justin Bieber and Ariana... Read more »

Fear, sticker shock over health insurance greet laid-off workers

NEW YORK (Reuters) – If you were laid off in April, the health insurance from your job may stop at the end of the month. Then what? FILE PHOTO:... Read more »

Most Americans to avoid sports, other live events before coronavirus vaccine: Reuters/Ipsos

Fewer than half of Americans plan to go to sports events, concerts, movies and amusement parks when they reopen to the public until there is a proven coronavirus vaccine,... Read more »

Who’s Who of pop culture unites for ‘One World’ coronavirus special

(Reuters) – Lady Gaga, Taylor Swift, Paul McCartney, The Rolling Stones, Beyonce and Oprah Winfrey on Saturday headlined a special broadcast of music, comedy and personal stories celebrating those... Read more »