U.S. Supreme Court hinders comedian-businessman's race-bias suit against Comcast
(Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday threw out a lower court's ruling that had given the green light to comedian-turned-media entrepreneur Byron Allen's $20 billion racial bias lawsuit against Comcast Corp that accused the cable television operator of discriminating against black-owned channels.
Disney+ launch delayed in France, bandwidth use cut for Europe amid coronavirus
(Reuters) - The launch of Walt Disney's
streaming services in France will be delayed by two weeks at the request of the French government, the company said in a statement on Saturday.
Andy Cohen Has Tested Positive for Coronavirus
LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - Andy Cohen, the host of Bravo's "Watch What Happens Live" talk show, has tested positive for COVID-19, he announced on Instagram Friday. Earlier in the day, Cohen had talked to Variety about hosting the show from his apartment in New York City, but for now, those plans are on hold, a Bravo spokesperson confirmed.
Pixar's 'Onward' Being Released Early on Digital and Disney Plus
LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - Disney joins the growing number of studios releasing films early digitally as theaters remain shuttered nationwide in light of the coronavirus pandemic.
Netflix's 'Feel Good': TV Review
LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - Whenever things get too real or she sees an opportunity to relapse into old patterns, Mae (Mae Martin) hears a high-pitched ringing in her ears like she's been briefly concussed. Most times, she manages to blink it away. Other times, however, she finds herself drawn to the ringing, to that pang of recognition, like a moth to the flame she knows could burn her into dust.
'Hawaii 5-O' actor Daniel Dae Kim tests positive for coronavirus
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Actor Daniel Dae Kim, best known for the television series "Hawaii 5-0," said on Thursday he had tested positive for the coronavirus.
ACM Awards Will Fill April Time Slot With Acoustic 'Our Country' Specia
LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - Days after announcing that this year's ACM Awards telecast would be postponed from April 5 until September, the Academy of Country Music and Dick Clark Productions announced Thursday that they would be filling two hours of that abandoned time slot with a special called "ACM Presents: Our Country," featuring at-home acoustic performances from some of the genre's top stars.
'Friends' reunion special latest victim of coronavirus shutdown
(Reuters) - The planned "Friends" reunion has been delayed due to disruptions in Hollywood caused by the coronavirus, an industry source said on Wednesday.
UPDATE 1-Melania Trump to star in U.S. coronavirus awareness ads
LOS ANGELES, March 18 (Reuters) - First lady Melania Trump will urge Americans to wash their hands and keep their distance from one another to fight coronavirus in a new TV ad campaign produced with major U.S. broadcast networks, the White House said on Wednesday.
UPDATE 1-'Friends' reunion special latest victim of coronavirus shutdown
March 18 (Reuters) - The planned "Friends" reunion has been delayed due to disruptions in Hollywood caused by the coronavirus, an industry source said on Wednesday.
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