PM asks India to light candles, diyas on April 5. And Twitter, as always, is divided

Emmy winner Adam Schlesinger, best known as the co-founder of the 2000s pop-rock band ‘Fountains of Wayne’, succumbed to coronavirus complications on Wednesday. He was 52.The composer was admitted to hospital after testing positive for Covid-19 infection and was on ventilator.He had won three Primetime Emmys: two for original music and lyrics for the 2011 […]

Veteran British comedian, Eddie Large, passes away due to coronavirus at 78

Ellis Marsalis Jr., the jazz pianist, teacher and patriarch of a New Orleans musical clan, died late Wednesday after battling pneumonia brought on by the new coronavirus, leaving six sons and a deep legacy. He was 85.”Pneumonia was the actual thing that caused his demise. But it was pneumonia brought on by Covid-19,” Ellis Marsalis […]

Danny Boyle says he won’t replace Nicholas Hytner at National Theatre

The Oscar-winning director, who made his National Theatre debut two years ago to much acclaim with Nick Dear’s adaptation of Frankenstein, has told the Telegraph he won’t be applying for the artistic director’s position, which comes free in 2015. However, he did express hope that he would return to the South Bank in the future.

Seth Meyers to Jared Kushner: ‘You’re not qualified to do anything’

Meanwhile, Georgia’s governor, Brian Kemp, started taking things seriously because “we didn’t know until yesterday” that asymptomatic people can spread the virus (it’s been widely known for months). “You didn’t know that until yesterday? It’s all anyone’s been talking about since January!” Colbert exclaimed. “You’re like a guy saying: ‘You know, I finally started watching […]

Amy Poehler and Seth Meyers Revive “Really!?!” Segment to Criticize Mitch McConnell

Poehler then added: “Really? Yeah. Mitch, you think your boy Trump was too distracted to think about the coronavirus? He was on trial for selling the country down the river and he was still out there holding rallies and playing more golf than a San Diego dentist. He’s a multitasker. He’s a New Yorker. Back […]

Tribeca Film Festival to Move Some Programming Online After Coronavirus Postponement

Rosenthal, who is in the middle of producing two projects right now, noted just how profoundly Hollywood has been affected by the coronavirus pandemic, as film and TV productions have shuttered and movie theaters have closed. And all spring film festivals — from South by Southwest to Cannes — have been cancelled.

Tribeca Film Festival Migrates Programs Online, Founder-CEO Jane Rosenthal Devastated ‘We Can’t Gather’ But Wants To Keep Filmmakers Connected

“As human beings, we are navigating uncharted waters,” Rosenthal said. “While we cannot gather in person to lock arms, laugh, and cry, it’s important for us to stay socially and spiritually connected. Tribeca is about resiliency, and we fiercely believe in the power of artists to bring us together. We were founded after the devastation […]

Amy Poehler Is Watching

Parks and Recreation ran for seven seasons from 2009-2015. Poehler won a Golden Globe for playing always-earnest Leslie Knope, the deputy director of Pawnee, Indiana’s parks and recreation department who went on to run for public office and work for the federal government. She was nominated for six Emmys for playing Leslie Knope and one […]

Nationals star Max Scherzer ‘hunkered down’ with ex-teammate, staying prepared for 2020 season

“We’re just training in the mornings, playing catch,” he said. “If I need to throw a bullpen or two, he’ll catch it. And if he needs me to flip some baseballs to him so he can hit into a net, I’ll do that for him as well. Right now we got a good little thing […]

In locked-down South Africa, unity is fleeting

Police and military didn’t seem to get the message. On Saturday, security forces fired rubber bullets at shoppers queueing outside a Johannesburg supermarket for not maintaining the required safe distance between one another. On another occasion, they blasted shoppers with a water cannon. Unverified video footage shows soldiers emptying out alcohol and there are reports […]