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‘Disney On Broadway’ Streaming Fundraiser For COVID-19 Relief Canceled

A streaming fundraiser of 2019’s Celebrating 25 Magical Years of Disney on Broadway has been canceled after organizers failed to secure permission to stream the concert. Disney on Broadway was scheduled to stream April 13 on broadwaycares.org in an effort to raise money for the Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS’ COVID-19 Emergency Assistance Fund. The fund was created to help financially support actors, musicians and production workers during the coronavirus pandemic. Celebrating 25 Magical Years of Disney on Broadway took place in November 2019 at New York’s New Amsterdam Theatre. The concert featured a 15-piece orchestra and a cast of 79 performers. . ...Read Full Story

Andrea Bocelli To Perform At Italy’s Empty Duomo Cathedral On Easter Sunday

Andrea Bocelli will live stream an Easter Sunday concert from Milan’s famed Duomo cathedral. The pews will be empty and Bocelli will be accompanied only by organist Emanuele Vianelli. The concert will stream live on Bocelli’s YouTube channel Sunday at 10 a.m. ET. In a statement, Bocelli said he hopes that the Easter concert, which will consist mostly of spiritual songs like “Ave Maria,” will provide some comfort to viewers regardless of their religion.. ...Read Full Story

Disney Launches ‘At Home With Olaf’ Series With Josh Gad

Disney is launching a new series, At Home with Olaf, starring Frozen and Frozen 2 voice actor Josh Gad. The show is a weekly digital animated series featuring Gad as his Frozen character, the snowman Olaf.  The series will consist of 20 vignettes featuring Olaf. The first episode, titled “Fun with Snow,” shows Olaf throwing snowballs, only for some of them to return.. ...Read Full Story

Amazon To Stream Stage Version Of ‘Fleabag’ For Charity

Phoebe Waller-Bridge’s “Fleabag” is all set to stream on Amazon Prime Video to raise money for people in need amid the coronavirus pandemic. In a press release, Waller-Bridge noted that the world is going through rough times and she hopes that the “filmed” performance could help in raising money for the people affected by the pandemic while providing wholesome entertainment to those who are in self-isolation. The actress also revealed that the money raised will be going to a number of charities including NHS Charities Together and Acting For Others, and National Emergencies Trust. All the money raised from the production will support all the health care workers who are on the front lines of the pandemic.. ...Read Full Story

CNN Host Chris Cuomo Tests Positive For Coronavirus

CNN’s Chris Cuomo has tested positive for COVID-19. Cuomo shared the news on Twitter writing, “Sooooo in these difficult times that seem to get more difficult and complicated by the day, I just found out that I am positive for coronavirus. I have been exposed to people in recent days who have subsequently tested positive and I had fever, chills and shortness of breath.”. ...Read Full Story

The View’s Meghan McCain Announces She Is Pregnant And Self-Quarantining

“The View” co-host Meghan McCain announced that she and her husband, Ben Domenech, are expecting their first child together. As a result, McCain will be making her appearances on the ABC daytime talk show remotely due to the pandemic. McCain tweeted the news in a statement from her verified Twitter account: “My husband Ben and I have been blessed to find out I’m pregnant,” McCain said in her statement. “Although this isn’t how I expected to announce my pregnancy, both we and our families are excited to share the news with you all.”. ...Read Full Story

‘Project Runway’ Star Christian Siriano Pitching In To Produce Face Masks

“Project Runway” star and fashion designer Christian Siriano is working with New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo to mobilize his company’s resources to produce face masks amid a critical supply shortage as the nation battles the coronavirus. Siriano, who has dressed famous clients from Michelle Obama to Taylor Swift, reached out to Cuomo on Twitter after a call for help from the governor asking for businesses to help supply gloves, gowns and masks.. ...Read Full Story

“Younger” Star Debi Mazar Announces Coronavirus Diagnosis

Actress Debi Mazar shared with her followers Saturday on her verified Instagram account that she has tested positive for the coronavirus. Best known for her roles in “Goodfellas,” “Entourage” and “Younger,” Mazar said she’s doing OK, but shared that about a month ago, she, her husband and their two teen daughters “got an odd bug — Lowgrade fever, headaches, sore throat, body aches, ears ringing and a dry cough. It cleared up quickly.”. ...Read Full Story

Actor Idris Elba Tests Positive For Coronavirus

Actor Idris Elba announced he has tested positive for COVID-19. In a video shared to Twitter, Elba said he learned on Friday that he’d been exposed to someone who’d tested positive for the virus. Although he has not exhibited symptoms, he immediately self-quarantined after learning of the exposure, he added. The actor’s wife, Sabrina Dhowre, appeared alongside him in the video, and Elba said that she has not yet been tested and is doing “OK.”. ...Read Full Story

Disney-Pixar Share New Trailer For SOUL Featuring Jamie Foxx

Disney-Pixar’s upcoming animated film Soul just released its latest trailer. The animated film follows middle school teacher Joe Gardner (voiced by Jamie Foxx), who dreams of being a professional jazz musician. But after Joe gets the opportunity to be the opening act at the Half Note Club, he is in a life-threatening accident and his soul is separated from his body; transported to the You Seminar, a center where souls develop and gain passions before being transported into a newborn child.. ...Read Full Story

‘Charlie And The Chocolate Factory’ Series Is Coming To Netflix

Netflix announced director Taika Waititi is set to write, direct and executive produce two animated series based on Roald Dahl’s “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” for Netflix. The first series from Waititi will center around the characters in “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.” The second, titled “Oompa-Loompas,” will focus on the characters of the same name who work in the chocolate factory. Netflix said that it plans to “retain the quintessential spirit and tone of the original story while building out the world and characters far beyond the pages of the Dahl book for the very first time.”. ...Read Full Story

HBO Max’s “Gossip Girl” Reboot Will Star Emily Alyn Lind In Lead Role

HBO Max has officially announced the first new member of the Gossip Girl reboot cast. Emily Alyn Lind will star in the forthcoming series, portraying a lead character in the series named Audrey, who “has been in a long term relationship and is beginning to wonder what more could be out there.” Lind has appeared in a slew of other projects, including Netflix’s The Babysitter and its sequel, and as the character Amanda Clarke on Revenge.  According to IMDb, her first role was in 2008’s The Secret Life of Bees, where she played a young version of Dakota Fanning’s character Lily.. ...Read Full Story

‘Judge Judy’ To End After 25 Seasons; Will Be Replaced By New Show ‘Judy Justice’

Long-time Judge Judy television personality Judy Sheindlin said that her CBS show will be coming to an end after concluding its 2020 to 2021 season, its 25th in total.
“I’ve had a 25-year-long marriage with CBS, and it’s been successful,” she said to the talk show host Ellen DeGeneres. “Next year will be our 25th season, silver anniversary, and CBS sort of felt, I think, they wanted to optimally utilize the repeats of my program. Because now they have 25 years of reruns. So what they decided to do was to sell a couple of years’ worth of reruns.”
Sheindlin mentioned another show in the works, Judy Justice, but did not provide any further details.  Judge Judy remains one of television’s top reality courtroom series, winning three Emmy Awards and leading the ratings. Sheindlin is currently the highest-paid television personality with an annual salary of $47 million.

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