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Disney shuffles movie schedule due to virus, 'Mulan' set for July

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Walt Disney Co will release the live-action epic "Mulan" in movie theaters in July and Marvel's "Black Widow" in November, the company said on Friday as it reshuffled a schedule disrupted by the global coronavirus outbreak. Read More


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Country music stars replace awards show with at-home performance special amid coronavirus pandemic

(Reuters) - Country music stars will come together on Sunday with acoustic performances recorded from their homes for a televised special that will replace the annual Academy of Country Music Awards, which were canceled due to the global coronavirus outbreak. More »


Bill Withers, soulful singer of 'Ain't No Sunshine,' dead at 81

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Bill Withers, a soulful singer best known for the 1970s hits "Lean on Me," "Lovely Day" and "Ain’t No Sunshine," has died at age 81 from heart complications, his family said on Friday. More »


Tone-deaf or tuned-in? Coronavirus epidemic proves a minefield for celebs

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Taylor Swift is sending cash to some of her fans and Rihanna has donated $6 million to support people whose livelihoods have been upended by the coronavirus pandemic. More »


Oprah Winfrey donates $10 million for coronavirus relief

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Oprah Winfrey said on Thursday she was donating $10 million to coronavirus relief efforts, including a new venture to help get food to vulnerable Americans during the coronavirus epidemic. More »


The shows must go on!: Lloyd Webber musicals to be aired for free

LONDON (Reuters) - Fans of musical theatre forced by the coronavirus pandemic to stay at home will be able to watch some of Andrew Lloyd Webber's most popular shows for free on Youtube every week. More »


Netflix leads on downloads, but YouTube Kids grabs more hours

(Reuters) - Netflix Inc led rivals YouTube, Amazon Prime and Disney+ with over 59 million installs in the first quarter of 2020, but more time was spent on YouTube's Kids service as usage boomed following the shutdown of thousands of schools in March. More »


Disney+ content to make exclusive Middle East debut on OSN

DUBAI (Reuters) - Walt Disney Co's Disney+ content will be available for the first time in the Middle East and North Africa on regional pay television and online streaming service provider OSN from April 9. More »


'Top Gun' movie sequel moved to December as coronavirus hits home

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The release of the much anticipated movie sequel to "Top Gun" has been moved to December, Paramount Pictures said on Thursday, the latest disruption in the movie industry caused by the coronavirus epidemic. More »


Wilhelm Burmann, master teacher to ballet stars, dies at 80; tested positive for coronavirus

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Wilhelm Burmann, a master teacher and coach for the world's top ballet dancers for more than four decades, has died of renal failure after his treatment was complicated by the coronavirus, a close friend said. He was 80. More »


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