Colin Jost and Michael Che during the "Weekend Update" sketch on "Saturday Night Live" in New York.

'Saturday Night Live' to air show, observe social distancing

"Saturday Night Live" will be back on the air this weekend with a show that abides by social distancing rules.

Feds deny claims of misconduct in college admissions case

April 9
Actress Lori Loughlin and clothing designer Mossimo Giannulli left federal court in Boston on April 3.
Federal prosecutors denied allegations that investigators deliberately withheld and fabricated evidence to entrap actress Lori Loughlin, her fashion designer husband, Mossimo Giannulli, and other prominent parents charged with cheating the college admissions process.

Actor Mark Blum dies at 69 from COVID-19 complications

April 9
Mark Blum was well-known in New York’s theater community and won an Obie in 1989.
He appeared in "Mozart in the Jungle" and "Crocodile Dundee" and on Broadway.
Celebrities
April 9

Mad magazine illustrator Mort Drucker dies at 91

Mort Drucker, the Mad Magazine cartoonist who for decades lovingly spoofed politicians, celebrities and popular culture, died Thursday at 91.
Movies
April 9
Allen Garfield in 1984.

Allen Garfield, elite '70s character actor, dies at 80

Allen Garfield, the veteran character actor who was a vital player in classic 1970s films like "The Conversation" and "Nashville," has died. He was 80.
Celebrities
April 8
This Nov. 13, 2019 file photo shows Italian tenor Andrea Bocelli during an interview in Paris. Bocelli will sing at the Duomo of Milan on Easter Sunda

Bocelli: It's not a concert for coronavirus, it's a prayer

Andrea Bocelli will sing at the Duomo of Milan on Easter Sunday sending a message of love and hope to the world during the coronavirus pandemic, but the Italian tenor says it's not a concert. Instead, he calls it a "prayer."
Celebrities
April 8
In this March 31, 2020 photo made available by World Central Kitchen, Chef Jose Andres, right, and Nate Mook discuss meal distribution to first respon

Celeb chefs unite to feed hungry, help bleeding restaurants

When Jose Andres first came to New York City, the wide-eyed sailor in the Spanish navy docked on West 30th Street full of ambition. Decades later, the award-winning chef has an upscale food hall on that very street and will serve 40,000 meals this week across the city where he built his dreams, and which is now the U.S. epicenter of the coronavirus.
Music
April 8

BET plans all-star coronavirus special; Broadway stays dark

From finding ways to help others cope to sheltering in place to canceling events, here's a look at some of the ways the entertainment industry…
Stage & Arts
April 8

'Full House,' Broadway producer Thomas Miller dies at 79

Thomas L. Miller, who produced a string of hit TV comedies included "Full House" and "Perfect Strangers" before beginning a new chapter as a Broadway producer, has died. He was 79.
Music
April 8
Songwriting legend John Prine performed with his band Friday, May 31, 2019, at Northrop Auditorium on the University of Minnesota campus in Minneapoli

Celebrated singer-songwriter John Prine has died at 73

John Prine, the ingenious singer-songwriter who explored the heartbreaks, indignities and absurdities of everyday life in "Angel from Montgomery," "Sam Stone," "Hello in There" and…
Music
April 8

7 Essential tracks from John Prine, folk music's Mark Twain

Some people, the songs just come out of them. For nearly half a century, they tumbled out of John Prine like nothing.
April 8

Review: Loretta Lynn recalls friendship with Patsy Cline

"Me & Patsy Kickin' Up Dust" (Grand Central Publishing), by Loretta LynnThey were born the same year, both grew up poor, married difficult men, and…
Music
April 8

John Prine's wife remembers late singer, praises caregivers

The wife of celebrated singer-songwriter John Prine said she was able to sit with her husband in the last hours of his life. Prine died Tuesday at 73 from complications of COVID-19.
Music
April 8
Celebrities reveal new sides during virus, but face backlash

Celebrities reveal new sides during virus, but face backlash

and for her fans.
Movies
April 7

Stuck at home, Alesso and Liam Payne still film music video

The coronavirus has halted many plans in the music industry, from tour cancellations to album pushbacks, but it didn't stop Grammy-nominated DJ-producer Alesso and former One Direction singer Liam Payne from filming a new music video.
National
April 7

Judge: R Kelly must remain locked up amid coronavirus crisis

NEW YORK —A federal judge in New York on Tuesday denied R&B singer R. Kelly's request for release from jail in Chicago because he was…
Music
April 7

Celebrity birthdays for the week of April 12-18

Celebrity birthdays for the week of April 12-18April 12: Actress Jane Withers is 94. Musician Herbie Hancock is 80. Musician John Kay of Steppenwolf is…
Celebrities
April 6

Caught in video mashup, Pinsky apologizes for virus comments

Celebrity doctor Drew Pinsky has apologized for a series of statements unspooled in a recent video where he downplayed the coronavirus and suggested it was a "press-induced panic."
Music
April 6

Gaga raises $35M for virus fight, curates all-star TV event

Lady Gaga and advocacy organization Global Citizen have raised $35 million to fight the coronavirus and will launch a TV special featuring Paul McCartney, Stevie Wonder and Billie Eilish to combat the growing virus.
Celebrities
April 6
FILE - In this B/W file photo dated March 25, 1964, British actor Sean Connery kisses actress Honor Blackman during a party at Pinewood Film Studios,

Honor Blackman, who played Bond's Pussy Galore, dies at 94

Honor Blackman, the potent British actress who took James Bond's breath away as Pussy Galore in "Goldfinger" and who starred as the leather-clad, judo-flipping Cathy Gale in "The Avengers," has died. She was 94.
Music
April 5

At home with kids, pets and spouses, country stars play on

Country music's biggest stars should have been on the carpet of the Academy of Country Music Awards on Sunday in Las Vegas, but like most of America, they were homebound because of the coronavirus. Still, the musicians played on, surrounded by spouses, kids and — in one case — a horse.
Music
April 5
In a March, 4, 2013, photo, Marianne Faithfull attended fashion designer Stella McCartney's Fall/Winter 2013-2014 ready to wear collection, in Paris.

Marianne Faithfull in hospital with coronavirus and 'stable'

The English singer-songwriter Marianne Faithfull is being treated for coronavirus in a London hospital.
Stage & Arts
April 4
Spanish singer-songwriter Luis Eduardo Aute performs in Quito, Ecuador, in 2012.

Spanish singer-songwriter Luis Eduardo Aute dies at age 76

Spanish singer-songwriter Luis Eduardo Aute, whose politically charged songs became popular during Spain's transition from dictatorship to democracy, died Saturday at the age of 76, a performing arts guild said.

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