TV viewers seek out ’13th’ and other stories about race amid protests

FILE PHOTO: Ava DuVernay attends the Vanity Fair Oscar party in Beverly Hills during the 92nd Academy Awards, in Los Angeles, California, U.S., February 9, 2020. REUTERS/Danny Moloshok/File Photo... Read more »

ABC names first black ‘Bachelor’ contestant after diversity criticism

NEW YORK (Reuters) – ABC Television’s long-running dating competition show “The Bachelor” said on Friday that North Carolina native Matt James will become the show’s first black contestant its... Read more »

‘Gone with the Wind,’ ‘Cops’ pulled as pop culture reckons with racism

(Reuters) – Oscar-winning Civil War epic “Gone with the Wind” was pulled from the HBO Max streaming service and reality TV show “Cops” was canceled as America’s reckoning with... Read more »

U.S. theatre world accused of exploiting, excluding people of color

FILE PHOTO: 2019 Hollywood Film Awards – Show – Beverly Hills, California, U.S., November 3, 2019 – Presenter Viola Davis speaks on stage. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni/File Photo LOS ANGELES (Reuters)... Read more »

ABBA’s Bjorn speaks out in support of Black Lives Matter protests

FILE PHOTO: Musician Bjorn Ulvaeus of Swedish pop group ABBA poses for a picture in Stockholm, Sweden May 7, 2018. REUTERS/Ilze Filks/File Photo STOCKHOLM (Reuters) – “The world is... Read more »

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 »

MTV goes dark, record labels hit pause as U.S. protests rage

FILE PHOTO: Passengers in car cheer as protestors rally against the death in Minneapolis police custody of George Floyd, beneath a billboard with his name on it, in Boston,... Read more »

Japan reality show ‘Terrace House’ halts production after star’s death

TOKYO (Reuters) – Japanese reality TV show “Terrace House” has suspended its production for the 2019-2020 season after the sudden death of a 22-year-old cast member, it said on... Read more »

Quarantine like jail joke brings fierce backlash for Ellen DeGeneres

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Ellen DeGeneres, one of America’s most popular TV personalities, faced a barrage of criticism on Wednesday after comparing her self-isolation in a multimillion-dollar mansion to... Read more »