July 11th, 2020

Entertainment News

Disney World to reopen as coronavirus cases surge in Florida

By The Associated Press on July 10th, 2020

ORLANDO, Fla. – “The Most Magical Place on Earth” is reopening after nearly four months with new rules in place to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom and Animal Kingdom are reopening Saturday, while Epcot and Disney’s Hollywood Studios will follow four days later. The reopening comes as a huge ... Read More »

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Cirque du Soleil creditors preparing offer for insolvent company

By The Canadian Press on July 10th, 2020

MONTREAL – The Cirque du Soleil’s creditors are finalizing an agreement that could replace the one put forward by the insolvent entertainment company’s shareholders. The turn of events was disclosed Friday at the Quebec Superior Court. Shareholders including the Texan fund TPG Capital, the Chinese firm Fosun and the Caisse de depot have presented a ... Read More »

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Country stars talk of Charlie Daniels’ faith at funeral

By The Associated Press on July 10th, 2020

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. – Country stars, veterans and longtime friends talked about the faith and patriotism of Charlie Daniels at a funeral Friday for the country singer and fiddler. Daniels, who died Monday at the age of 83, was given a star-studded salute by artists Travis Tritt, Trace Adkins, Vince Gill and Gretchen Wilson during a ... Read More »

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Jada and Will Smith address relationship in ‘Table Talk’

By Lynn Elber, The Associated Press on July 10th, 2020

LOS ANGELES – With their marriage under social-media scrutiny, Jada Pinkett Smith and Will Smith reaffirmed their commitment to each other as Pinkett Smith admitted to having a relationship with musician August Alsina when she and Smith were separated. In a one-on-one conversation Friday on Pinkett Smith’s series “Red Table Talk,” she said she was ... Read More »

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Armie Hammer and Elizabeth Chambers separate after 10 years

By The Associated Press on July 10th, 2020

Actor Armie Hammer and wife Elizabeth Chambers are splitting up after 10 years of marriage and 13 years together. Both parties posted the same message on their respective instagram accounts Friday, writing that they have decided to “turn the page and move on” from the marriage. The couple share a 5-year-old daughter, Harper, and a ... Read More »

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Singer says lawsuit over Lady A name is ‘white privilege’

By The Associated Press on July 10th, 2020

Singer Anita White, who was sued by a country group over the use of the name Lady A, says the group is using their white privilege against her. The band, who had previously been known as Lady Antebellum, filed a lawsuit in federal court on Wednesday seeking a ruling that their use of the trademark ... Read More »

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Concert venues still in a pinch as Canada’s live music industry gets fed support

By David Friend, The Canadian Press on July 10th, 2020

TORONTO – Independent concert venue owner Jeff Cohen simply wants his famed Horseshoe Tavern to survive the COVID-19 pandemic. For the past four months, the legendary Toronto stage that’s been rocked by the likes of the Rolling Stones, the Police and the Tragically Hip, has been dark. And like most live music venues across the ... Read More »

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With new name and album, The Chicks’ voices ring loud again

By Kristin M. Hall, The Associated Press on July 10th, 2020

NASHVILLE – The Dixie Chicks are no more. Breaking their ties to the South, The Chicks are stepping into a new chapter in their storied career with their first new music in 14 years. The Texas trio of Emily Strayer, Martie Maguire and Natalie Maines have been teasing new music for a year, and “Gaslighter” ... Read More »

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35 years after Live Aid, Bob Geldof assesses personal toll

By John Carucci, The Associated Press on July 10th, 2020

NEW YORK – The legendary Live Aid concerts 35 years ago did a lot of good – helping reduce African famine and putting a spotlight on the world’s poorest nations. But it wasn’t always good for one of its key organizers. Irish rock star Bob Geldof may have earned awards and cheers for pulling off ... Read More »

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Bassist David Desrosiers leaves Simple Plan after misconduct allegations

By The Canadian Press on July 10th, 2020

The bassist for Montreal rock band Simple Plan is leaving the group following anonymous sexual misconduct allegations against him on social media. David Desrosiers posted an apology on Instagram Thursday for the “harm” he has caused women. An anonymous accuser on social media posted on Wednesday that Desrosiers started making inappropriate “jokes” with her when ... Read More »

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