Arts and entertainment

FILE - In this Jan. 25, 2020 file photo, actress Sidney Flanigan, from left, writer/director Eliza Hittman and actress Talia Ryder pose for a portrait to promote their film "Never Rarely Sometimes Always" at the Music Lodge during the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah. The film won The Silver Bear Grand Jury Prize at the Berlinale Film Festival. (Photo by Taylor Jewell/Invision/AP, File)
April 01, 2020 - 6:15 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Even progressively minded movies about abortion have usually focused on the morality of the decision. Eliza Hittman wanted to make a film where the highest hurdle isn’t deciding to have an abortion. It’s getting it. “For me, it was about the obstacles. I think a lot of films focus...
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This image released by Illumination Entertainment and Universal Pictures shows characters, from left, Kevin, Gru, voiced by Steve Carell and Stuart in a scene from "Minions: The Rise of Gru." Universal Pictures said Thursday, March 19, 2020, that the animated film will not be completed by July 3 due to circumstances surrounding the coronavirus. (Illumination Entertainment and Universal Pictures via AP)
April 01, 2020 - 4:58 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — “Wicked” fans are going to have to wait even longer to see Stephen Daldry's film adaptation of the popular Broadway musical. Universal Pictures on Wednesday announced that another handful of theatrical release dates are shifting due to the coronavirus pandemic, which has bumped “...
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In this March 25, 2020, photo, country singer Caylee Hammack uses a leaf blower to clear a sidewalk as she does landscaping work in Mt. Juliet, Tenn. Hammack's band was facing months without income after their touring schedule was wiped clean due to the spreading coronavirus, so they started a side gig landscaping to keep bills paid. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)
April 01, 2020 - 3:10 pm
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Country singer Caylee Hammack and her band are facing months without income after the concert industry came to a halt to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. So they put down their guitars and started pushing lawnmowers. Hammack and her band were touring in Europe last...
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In this image taken from a video provided by iRacing IndyCar, IndyCar driver Kyle Kirkwood, foreground, collides with Alexander Rossi (27) during the early running of the American Red Cross Grand Prix virtual IndyCar auto race at Watkins Glen International, Saturday, March 28, 2020. (iRacing IndyCar via AP)
April 01, 2020 - 2:32 pm
IndyCar's virtual racing will be televised beginning with Saturday's iRacing event, which has been picked up by NBC Sports. The debut virtual race last weekend drew 433,000 combined viewers to both IndyCar and iRacing's online stream. Totals viewers jumped to 600,000 when IndyCar tallied how many...
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April 01, 2020 - 1:13 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Jason Kilar, the founding chief executive of Hulu and a former Amazon senior vice president, has been named CEO of WarnerMedia, the company announced Wednesday. Kilar takes the reins of one of Hollywood's largest film and television factories, putting in him charge of the Warner...
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A bronze theatre mask on Edinburgh's Royal Mile, in Edinburgh, Scotland, Wednesday April 1, 2020. Every August, the Scottish capital of Edinburgh plays host to some of the funniest and talented — not to forget the strangest — artists from the U.K. and the wider world. Not this year, as organizers made the decision Wednesday to cancel the city's festivals as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. (Jane Barlow/PA via AP)
April 01, 2020 - 12:55 pm
LONDON (AP) — Every August, the Scottish capital of Edinburgh plays host to some of the funniest and most talented — not to forget strangest — performers from the U.K. and the wider world. Not this year. Organizers canceled the city's collection of late summer festivals Wednesday as a result of the...
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This combination photo shows Oprah Winfrey at The Museum of Modern Art's David Rockefeller Award Luncheon honoring Oprah Winfrey in New York on March 6, 2018, left, and Drake accepting the award for favorite album rap/hip-hop for "Views" at the American Music Awards in Los Angeles on Nov. 20, 2016. Lil Yachty, DaBaby and Drake's new rap song “Oprah's Bank Account" is one of Oprah's favorite things. When asked in an interview what she thought of the song, Winfrey exclaimed “I love it. I love it. I loveeeeee it! Yes, I love it!" (Photos by Charles Sykes, left, and Matt Sayles/Invision/AP)
April 01, 2020 - 12:33 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Lil Yachty, DaBaby and Drake's new rap song “Oprah's Bank Account" is one of Oprah's favorite things. No, the song hasn't officially made the media mogul's annual list, but when asked what she thought of the song, Winfrey exclaimed to The Associated Press: “I love it. I love it. I...
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FILE - This Dec. 11, 2019 file photo shows J.K. Rowling, author of the "Harry Potter" book series, at the premiere of "Finding the Way Home" in New York. The author has launched an online initiative, www.harrypotterathome.com, which features quizzes, games and other activities. For the month of April, Rowling also has partnered with the audio publisher-distributor Audible and the library e-book supplier OverDrive for free audio and digital editions of the first Potter book, “Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone.” The U.S. edition is called “Harry Potter's and the Sorcerer's Stone”. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)
April 01, 2020 - 11:19 am
NEW YORK (AP) — J.K. Rowling is hoping a dash of Harry Potter will help families confined to their homes during the coronavirus pandemic. The author has launched an online initiative, www.harrypotterathome.com , which features quizzes, games and other activities. For the month of April, Rowling...
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FILE - This May 15, 2019 file photo shows CNN news anchor Chris Cuomo at the WarnerMedia Upfront in New York. Cuomo has announced that he has tested positive for the coronavirus. The prime-time host is one of the most visible media figures to come down with the disease. He said he's experienced chills, fever and shortness of breath. He promised to continue doing his show while in quarantine in the basement of his home. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)
March 31, 2020 - 10:43 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A bleary-eyed Chris Cuomo, saying he wanted to be a cautionary tale for his audience, anchored his CNN show from his basement Tuesday after testing positive for the coronavirus. Via remote link, he interviewed Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker, an emergency room nurse and CNN medical...
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FILE - In this Feb. 6, 1988, file photo, Chicago Bulls' Michael Jordan dunks during the slam-dunk competition of the NBA All-Star weekend in Chicago. Jordan left the old Chicago Stadium that night with the trophy. To this day, many believe Wilkins was the rightful winner. (AP Photo/John Swart)
March 31, 2020 - 6:25 pm
The documentary looking at Michael Jordan’s last championship season with the Chicago Bulls is set for release nearly two months sooner than expected with no sports to air due to the coronavirus pandemic. ESPN and Netflix announced on Tuesday that the 10-part documentary series called “The Last...
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