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Kristen Bell hosts Nick pandemic special for kids, families

March 27, 2020, 9:39am Entertainment

Kristen Bell is hosting a Nickelodeon special with a “kid’s-eye view” of the coronavirus pandemic to address youngsters’ concerns and help families weather the crisis, the channel said Friday. Read story

Stars of ‘Contagion’ reunite to offer coronavirus advice

March 27, 2020, 9:39am Entertainment

The stars of the 2011 virus thriller “Contagion” — a prescient film these days — have reunited for a series of public service announcements to warn about COVID-19. Read story

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Oregon Shakespeare Festival lays off staff, delays season reopening to September

March 27, 2020, 12:49pm Entertainment

The Oregon Shakespeare Festival is the latest institution to make tough financial decisions amid the coronavirus outbreak and ensuing economic downturn. Read story

‘Desperately Seeking Susan’ actor Mark Blum, 69, dies from COVID-19 complications

March 27, 2020, 12:48pm Entertainment

Mark Blum, the actor known for roles in “Crocodile Dundee” and “Desperately Seeking Susan,” has died from complications of COVID-19. He was 69. Read story

Is the thriller ‘Blindspot’ coming back for another season?

March 27, 2020, 6:05am Entertainment

You have questions. I have some answers. Read story

Take advantage of extended trials to stream TV for free

March 27, 2020, 6:05am Entertainment

The reality is starting to set in: Coronavirus has a lot of people stuck at home. Sports are shut down. People are temporarily out of work or might be soon. Budgets for luxuries — like TV — are tightening. Read story

Rogers, Houston, Dr. Dre among Library of Congress recording inductees

March 27, 2020, 6:05am Entertainment

Whitney Houston’s 1992 rendition of Dolly Parton’s hyper-romantic ballad “I Will Always Love You,” Dr. Dre’s groundbreaking rap album “The Chronic” from the same year, Glen Campbell’s 1968 heart-rending single “Wichita Lineman,” blues singer Memphis Minnie’s ribald 1941 hit “Me and My Chauffeur Blues” and the sportscast of the 1951 National League tiebreaker between the New York Giants and the Brooklyn Dodgers are among the latest inductees into the Library… Read story

Elton John to host TV, radio concert as coronavirus antidote

March 27, 2020, 6:00am Entertainment

LOS ANGELES — Elton John is hosting a “living room” concert aimed at bolstering American spirits during the coronavirus crisis and saluting those countering it, iHeartMedia and Fox said Wednesday. Read story

Latest ‘Star Wars’ film arrives Tuesday

March 27, 2020, 5:58am Entertainment

Amid the chaos and anxiety of a global pandemic, sometimes a galaxy far, far away is just the thing to keep you from checking the news for a bit. Here’s what’s new on DVD for the week of March 31. Read story

Here are the 10 best Kenny Rogers songs

March 26, 2020, 6:05am Entertainment

Kenny Rogers may be best remembered for introducing a global pop audience to the homespun charms of country music. But his work as an ambassador didn’t open just his listeners’ ears: Perhaps more than any other Nashville act of his generation, Rogers, who died Friday at age 81, dabbled freely in other sounds and styles; his long and varied catalog is a testament to both his musical curiosity and his… Read story