Explainer: How the coronavirus changed U.S. political conventions, perhaps forever
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. political convention, a presidential campaign ritual dating to the 1830s, is being reinvented on the fly after being short-circuited by the coronavirus pandemic - much like the campaign itself.
Disney to stream a new 'Star Wars' holiday special with Legos
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A new "Star Wars" holiday special produced with Legos will debut on Walt Disney Co's Disney+ streaming service in November, the company said on Thursday.
Sarah Cooper, TikTok star who lip syncs to Trump, lands Netflix comedy special
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Comedian Sarah Cooper, who became a TikTok sensation with satirical videos of President Donald Trump, will appear in her own variety special on Netflix, the streaming service announced on Wednesday.
Princess Diana musical to debut on Netflix before hitting Broadway
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A new musical about Britain's Princess Diana will be filmed without an audience and air on Netflix Inc in early 2021 before it debuts on Broadway, producers announced on Wednesday.
Dwayne Johnson hangs on to top spot on Forbes highest-paid male actors list
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Wrestler-turned-movie star Dwayne Johnson clung to the top slot on the list of the world's highest-paid male actors for a second straight year, according to an annual tally released by Forbes magazine on Tuesday.
Dwayne Johnson, James Gunn, Idris Elba And More Attending DC Fandome
LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - Dwayne Johnson, James Gunn, Idris Elba, Chris Pine, Gal Gadot, Idris Elba, Margot Robbie, Robert Pattinson, Ezra Miller and Zack Snyder have all been announced as attendees at the DC FanDome on Aug. 22.
R&B star Lizzo to produce TV programming for Amazon's streaming service
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Grammy-winning R&B star Lizzo has signed a deal to produce television programming for Amazon.com Inc's Prime Video streaming service, the singer announced on Thursday.
Keke Palmer to Host 2020 MTV Video Music Awards
LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - "Hustlers" star Keke Palmer is set to host the 2020 MTV Video Music Awards, airing live from Barclays Center on Aug. 30 at 8 p.m.
'The Swamp' Review: An HBO Documentary About Three 'Drain the Swamp!' Republicans Who Can't See Their Own Swamp
LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - If you want to meet a Republican politician who's the ultimate poster boy for shameless apple-polishing -- the kind of eager conservative loyalist who would crawl across broken glass to shine Donald Trump's shoes -- you should watch "The Swamp," the new HBO documentary, and get a load of Matt Gaetz, a congressman from Florida who got swept into the U.S. House of Representatives by the Trump tidal wave.
From omelet to octopus, Selena Gomez gets quarantine busy with TV cooking show
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Singer-actress Selena Gomez has been cooking up a storm during the coronavirus lockdown and is now ready to share her hilarious and sometimes embarrassing efforts with the rest of the world.
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