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Broadway theaters to require vaccinations and masks when shows reopen

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Broadway audiences will need masks and proof of vaccination when shows reopen in the fall, an industry association said on Friday, while the Metropolitan Opera plans to bar children under 12, who are ineligible to be inoculated against coronavirus. Read More

 

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Motor racing-Netflix to stream Schumacher documentary from Sept. 15

(Reuters) - Netflix will air a documentary series on Formula One great Michael Schumacher from Sept. 15, the online streaming platform said on Friday.  More »

 

A minute with: Stand-up Daniel Sloss on pandemic stage fright

(Reuters) - Daniel Sloss began performing comedy when he was 16. Now 30, he has taken his jokes about relationships and what he terms "toxic masculinity" across the globe and stands out among British stand-ups for having made it in America. More »

 

Analysis-Why TV audiences are tuning out the Tokyo Olympic Games

(Reuters) - Broadcasters will not be taking home any gold medals for how many people have watched the Tokyo Olympic Games so far. More »

 

South Africa's Ster-Kinekor bets on drive-in cinema under the stars

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - Under the stars of the South African night, the movie-goers who used to throng a cinema among the shops of Johannesburg's Sandton City mall, have since the pandemic watched the latest releases from a big screen in a rooftop carpark. More »

 

New York judge finds Cuba Gooding Jr liable in rape accuser's civil lawsuit

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A U.S. judge on Thursday found Cuba Gooding Jr liable in a civil lawsuit by a woman who accused the Oscar-winning actor of raping her twice in a Manhattan hotel room in 2013, after Gooding failed to respond to the accusations in court. More »

 

Harvey Weinstein loses bid to dismiss three LA sex crime charges

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) -A Los Angeles judge on Thursday rejected an attempt to throw out two sexual assault charges against former Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein, while prosecutors refiled a third charge that had also been challenged. More »

 

Disney rejects Scarlett Johansson's complaint over 'Black Widow' streaming release

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) -Scarlett Johansson, star of the Marvel superhero movie "Black Widow," sued the Walt Disney Co on Thursday, alleging that the company breached her contract when it offered the movie on streaming at the same time it played in theaters. More »

 

Jodie Whittaker to leave sci-fi series 'Dr Who' in 2022

LONDON (Reuters) - Jodie Whittaker, the first woman to take on the lead role in sci-fi series "Doctor Who", will be leaving the television show next year, Britain's BBC said on Thursday. More »

 

Elton John condemns rapper DaBaby for comments 'fuelling' HIV stigma

LONDON (Reuters) - Singer Elton John has condemned American rapper DaBaby for comments he made at a concert about people living with HIV, saying such statements fuel "stigma and discrimination". More »

 

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