Bill Withers, the influential US soul singer who wrote Lean on Me, Ain’t No Sunshine and Lovely Day has died aged 81 of heart complications, according to a statement from his family. MORE..
Andrew Jack, a British actor and dialect coach who had roles in a number of “Star Wars” movies, has died aged 76 after contracting Covid-19, his agent has said. MORE..
A painting by Vincent van Gogh was stolen in an overnight raid from a Dutch museum, museum officials announced on Monday. MORE..
Billie Eilish sang on her sofa, Elton John played a keyboard belonging to his children, and the Backstreet Boys sang in harmony from five locations as dozens of musicians put on a fundraiser for the warriors against a coronavirus. MORE..
Award-winning playwright Terrence McNally has died in Florida of complications from coronavirus, according to his husband Tom Kirdahy. MORE..
Renowned Afro-jazz star Manu Dibango has died after contracting the new coronavirus, his representatives and official Facebook page have announced. MORE..
Albert Uderzo, who drew the Asterix comic books, has died at the age of 92. MORE..
Oscar-winning movie producer Harvey Weinstein, now one of New York’s most notorious prison inmates after being sentenced for sexual assault, has tested positive for the COVID-19 virus, according to officials connected to the state prison system. MORE..
Actor-singer Kenny Rogers, the smooth, Grammy-winning balladeer who spanned jazz, folk, country and pop with such hits as “Lucille,” “Lady” and “Islands in the Stream” and embraced his persona as “The Gambler” on record and on TV died Friday night. He was 81. MORE..
The Cannes Film Festival, the world’s largest, was forced to postpone its latest edition in May due to the spread of the coronavirus, organisers of the annual event on the French Riviera said on Thursday. MORE..
Glastonbury festival, which was due to celebrate its 50th anniversary year in 2020 with headliners including Taylor Swift, Paul McCartney and Kendrick Lamar, has been cancelled as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. MORE..
The movie musical Cats on Monday dominated the Razzie Awards for the worst movies of 2019, winning six trophies including worst film, screenplay and director. MORE..
Oscar-winning actor Tom Hanks and his actress wife, Rita Wilson, have tested positive for the new coronavirus while in Australia for a movie shoot. MORE..
Disgraced film producer Harvey Weinstein has been sentenced to 23 years in prison for rape and sexual assault. MORE..
At the moment, film studios have decided the show must go on at movie theaters in most of the world. The major exception is James Bond thriller “No Time to Die,” which producers moved to November from April. MORE..
The makers of new James Bond film, No Time To Die, have postponed the release of the much-awaited Daniel Craig-starrer to November this year in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak. MORE..
Pop superstar Taylor Swift topped the list of the world’s best-selling music artists in 2019, thanks to the success of her album “Lover,” beating popular acts including Korean pop sensation BTS, recording industry group IFPI said on Monday. MORE..
Roman Polanski cast a shadow over France’s Cesar Awards on Friday even as he won best directing for his film “An Officer and a Spy,” with several women in the audience walking out in protest at honoring a man facing rape accusations. MORE..
Disgraced Hollywood movie mogul Harvey Weinstein has been convicted of rape and sexual assault against two women and led off to prison in handcuffs, sealing his dizzying fall from powerful studio boss to archvillain of the #MeToo movement. MORE..
The cast of Friends is to reunite for a one-off special, more than 15 years since the show ended. MORE..
President Donald Trump bemoaned this year’s Academy Award winner for best picture, “Parasite,” on Thursday because it’s a South Korean film. MORE..
Universal Pictures said Tuesday that it will release the social satire “The Hunt,” a film it cancelled in the wake of criticism about its premise of “elites” hunting people for sport in red states. MORE..
For the first time in the 92-year history of the Academy Awards, a film not in English won best picture. It was the capper for a historic night of triumph for director of ‘Parasite’, Bong Joon Ho, who must have needed a shopping cart for all of his Oscars. MORE..