‘Oh Yeah!,’ They Do: Green Day Hits No. 1 on Mainstream Rock Songs Chart

Meanwhile, Green Day frontman Billie Joe Armstrong is enjoying some pickup on adult pop radio stations with a different song: his cover of “I Think We’re Alone Now,” which he recorded in his bedroom amid the worldwide COVID-19 quarantine. Tommy James and the Shondells originally took the song to No. 4 on the Billboard Hot […]

‘The Professor’ Alvaro Morte: ‘I hope Money Heist entertains people dealing with the lockdown’

 “I’m trying to be as responsible as I can, leaving my house just for the really essential things. I’m aware there are so many people working very hard and having a hard time so that the rest of us can lead as normal a life as can be,” Morte told PTI over the phone from […]

‘This is hard on your soul’: the coronavirus’s threat to new theatres

On 6 March, Storyhouse announced it was postponing two home-produced shows, Brewster’s Millions and Antigone, “due to economic uncertainty resulting from the coronavirus development”. It was one of the first of a flood of similar announcements from UK theatres. The shows were a big investment for Storyhouse. “The season was due to cost us £190,000 […]

Bill Withers: The Soul Man Who Walked Away

On a clear day, you can see the Staples Center from Bill Withers’ house, which sits high in the hills above West Hollywood. Today, in about two hours, the Los Angeles basketball arena will host the Grammy Awards; every once in a while, a limo will rush through Withers’ neighborhood, on its way to the […]

‘You’ve got to be your own best friend!’ Nicola Roberts reveals therapy gave her ‘self-respect’ to avoid toxic relationships… after seeking counselling over stalker ex-boyfriend

Therapy: ’I swear to God, I went in that [therapy]with a certain level of self-love but not enough to keep me out of bad relationships, not enough to try and save people who were toxic for me, not enough to recognise when something was bad to walk away,’ Nicola revealed 

Coronavirus cancellations and delays: Democratic convention, Wimbledon, more

Cultural happenings and institutions Movie blockbusters A number of high-profile movies have seen their release dates pushed back, including Black Widow, A Quiet Place 2, Mulan and the next James Bond installment, No Time to Die.Coachella The Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival has been pushed to October.Glastonbury The UK’s legendary Glastonbury music festival, this year intended to feature Taylor Swift, […]

As celebs shelter at home, paparazzi hustle to find new angles

With the pandemic threatening to upend life for months to come, Harrison is not sure how much longer many of his fellow paparazzi will be able to hold on. “I truly don’t think it’s long,” he said. “People who have been in this business long enough to make a career of it, luckily like I […]

Retirement villages and resthomes the new cruise ships

Residents are generally middle class, reasonably well off and grateful for the comforts and security villages provide. But Covid-19 has taken vital parts of their lives away. Their families can’t visit, they can’t congregate with fellow residents, gyms and libraries are shut and trips outside the village are also banned unless for necessary medical care.

Corona Chronicles: Bethenny Frankel’s BStrong Donates Test Kits, An Actor Reveals Diagnosis, and Other Personal Stories

I thought these masks would be used for health care workers treating non-coronavirus patients and possible other support staff members, but they have been requested by staff who find themselves in harm’s way and need to add a layer to their hospital-issued PPE to increase its usefulness and make it last longer. We also hope […]