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AMC pushes back movie theatre reopening by 2 weeks

AMC pushes back movie theatre reopening by 2 weeks

AMC Theaters, the nation’s largest chain, is pushing back its plans to begin reopening theatres by two weeks following the closure because of COVID-19. The company said Monday that it would open approximately 450 U.S.
Netflix series to dramatize Kaepernick's path to activism

Netflix series to dramatize Kaepernick's path to activism

LOS ANGELES — Colin Kaepernick is joining with Emmy-winning filmmaker Ava DuVernay on a Netflix drama series about the teenage roots of the former NFL player’s activism.
Fewer crowd scenes, buffet bans: Productions building 'very different world' during COVID-19

Fewer crowd scenes, buffet bans: Productions building 'very different world' during COVID-19

TORONTO — Film and TV sets are traditionally a hive of activity: Crew members moving equipment. Craft services preparing food. Costume, hair and makeup artists primping stars.
Despite pandemic, MTV VMAs to take place Aug. 30 in Brooklyn

Despite pandemic, MTV VMAs to take place Aug. 30 in Brooklyn

NEW YORK — The 2020 MTV Video Music Awards will still go ahead despite the coronavirus pandemic. An MTV spokesperson confirmed to The Associated Press on Monday that the show will take place Aug. 30 at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.
UK judge says Depp broke court order in Sun libel case

UK judge says Depp broke court order in Sun libel case

LONDON — A U.K. High Court judge ruled Monday that actor Johnny Depp violated a court order by failing to disclose evidence relating to his drug use to lawyers for British tabloid The Sun, which he is suing for libel.
Broadway shutdown due to virus extended again until January

Broadway shutdown due to virus extended again until January

NEW YORK — The shutdown on Broadway has been extended again — until at least early January.
Beyoncé’s message, epic performances stand out at BET Awards

Beyoncé’s message, epic performances stand out at BET Awards

LOS ANGELES — Beyoncé used her platform Sunday while accepting the BET humanitarian award to relay a direct appeal to viewers: Go vote.
Critics slam country artists for playing for unmasked crowds

Critics slam country artists for playing for unmasked crowds

NASHVILLE — Fellow musicians and fans alike are criticizing country artists who performed at outdoor concerts this weekend where social media pictures showed large, tight crowds without masks, even as COVID-19 cases resurge in the United States.
The Weeknd gives $500,000 from mask sales, donation to hometown hospitals

The Weeknd gives $500,000 from mask sales, donation to hometown hospitals

TORONTO — The Weeknd is dedicating $500,000 to hospitals battling COVID-19 in the east-Toronto neighbourhood where he grew up.
Celebrity birthdays for the week of July 5-11

Celebrity birthdays for the week of July 5-11

Celebrity birthdays for the week of July 5-11 July 5: Musician Robbie Robertson is 77. Singer Huey Lewis is 70. Country keyboardist Charles Ventre of River Road is 68. Singer Marc Cohn is 61.