Locked-down puppeteer brings her characters to life in Madrid flat

MADRID (Reuters) – Madrid-based Colombian actress and puppeteer Yohana Yara has been using her time in lockdown filming puppet shows on her balcony and creating an online fan base... Read more »

Lebanese film director keeps faith after COVID-19 dashes Cannes dreams

BEIRUT (Reuters) – Many directors would have been devastated when their plans to show their first feature at the Cannes Film Festival were wrecked by the spread of COVID-19.... Read more »

Vera Lynn, voice of hope in wartime Britain, dies at 103

LONDON (Reuters) – Vera Lynn, the singer who became a symbol of hope in Britain during World War Two and again during the coronavirus pandemic with her song “We’ll... Read more »

From Asia to Africa, ‘Sesame Street’ special tackles coronavirus pandemic

(Reuters) – Elmo, Cookie Monster and Muppets from Asia and the Middle East are joining forces for a special episode of “Sesame Street” aimed at helping kids cope with... Read more »

U.S. actor Danny Masterson charged with raping three women

FILE PHOTO: Actor Danny Masterson arrives at Warner Bros. Pictures’ “Gangster Squad” premiere at Grauman’s Chinese Theatre in Hollywood, California, January 7, 2013. REUTERS/Jonathan Alcorn/File Photo LOS ANGELES (Reuters)... Read more »

Mexican street musicians bring melodies to people stuck at home

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – After the coronavirus outbreak prompted the normally bustling streets of Mexico City to empty out, out-of-work musicians looking to make ends meet have been filling... Read more »

Trump-Comey clash coming to U.S. television – after November election

FILE PHOTO: A combination of file photos show U.S. President Donald Trump in the White House in Washington, DC, U.S. April 9, 2018 and former FBI Director James Comey... Read more »

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 »

Emmy Awards to go ahead, host Jimmy Kimmel says still figuring out how

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – The Primetime Emmy Awards for television, one of the biggest events on the showbusiness calendar, are going ahead in September as planned with Jimmy Kimmel... Read more »

Jimmy Kimmel to host Primetime Emmy awards show in September

FILE PHOTO: Television host Jimmy Kimmel poses at a premiere for the movie Dumplin’ in Los Angeles, California, U.S., December 6, 2018. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni/File Photo LOS ANGELES (Reuters) –... Read more »