U.S. charges ousted Hollywood executive with defrauding pandemic loan program, BlackRock fund

NEW YORK (Reuters) – U.S. prosecutors have charged the recently ousted owner of a Hollywood movie distributor with defrauding a federal coronavirus emergency relief program and a BlackRock Inc... Read more »

Spandau Ballet star helps Singapore quizzer win fight for radio prize

SINGAPORE (Reuters) – A Singaporean quiz participant has prevailed in a battle with a radio station that denied him a cash prize over his pronunciation of Spandau Ballet singer... Read more »

Rock ‘n’ roll never dies: One British band jams away in isolation

NORFOLK, England (Reuters) – When the world was told to stay at home to escape the novel coronavirus, one British band had a choice: abandon live music or come... Read more »

Police warn writer Gaiman over lockdown trip from New Zealand to Scotland

FILE PHOTO: British author Neil Gaiman talks to a reporter as he arrives at the premiere of the animated movie “Coraline” in Portland, Oregon February 5, 2009. REUTERS/Richard Clement... Read more »

No kissing, no fighting as TV soap ‘Neighbours’ resumes filming

MELBOURNE, Australia (Reuters) – Australian soap opera “Neighbours” is filming again, but don’t expect any kisses, hugs or punch-ups in the new episodes as cast members adhere to strict... Read more »

Rihanna debuts on Sunday Times Rich List of musicians at no. 3

FILE PHOTO: 51st NAACP Image Awards – Photo Room– Pasadena, California, U.S., February 22, 2020 – Rihanna poses backstage with her President’s award. REUTERS/Danny Moloshok LONDON (Reuters) – Singer... Read more »

Singer Bryan Adams apologizes for coronavirus conspiracy rant

TORONTO (Reuters) – Canadian singer Bryan Adams apologized on Tuesday for a social media post in which he blamed “bat eating, wet market animal selling, virus making greedy bastards”... Read more »

Opera star sings Britain’s VE Day hits from an empty Albert Hall

LONDON (Reuters) – Welsh mezzo-soprano Katherine Jenkins will stream a concert from an empty Royal Albert Hall on Friday evening, as locked-down Britain marks the 75th anniversary of “Victory... Read more »

Men’s Milan Fashion Week slips to July in digital-only format due to coronavirus

MILAN (Reuters) – The Men’s Milan Fashion Week set for June will be postponed to mid-July and presented in purely digital format with photos and video to avoid the... Read more »

Musicals out, one-man plays in: Broadway gets creative waiting for show to go on

(Reuters) – Television can fake it, movie audiences can wear masks, but a live theatre performance like “Romeo and Juliet” needs real actors kissing and fighting rivals in front... Read more »