Entertainment

BREAKING: SXSW cancelled amid Coronavirus concerns

AUSTIN- The mayor of Austin, Steve Adler, has declared a city-wide medical emergency, and has therefore cancelled the world-renowned music, film and technology festival, SXSW for 2020. "I've gone ahead and declared a local disaster in the city, and associated…

Netflix cancels SXSW screenings, events amid virus concerns

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Netflix is canceling its South by Southwest screenings and events amid concerns about the outbreak of the new coronavirus. A company spokesperson says Wednesday that the streamer is pulling out of the annual Austin-based festival, which…

High-profile companies pull out of SXSW amid virus outbreak

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - A rising number of high-profile companies and speakers have withdrawn from the South by Southwest music and arts festival amid mounting concerns about the spread of the new coronavirus. Social media behemoth Facebook, tech news outlet…

In 'Hillary,' Clinton candidly surveys her ups and downs

PARK CITY, Utah (AP) — Since losing the 2016 election to Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton has released a memoir about that defeat, launched a political action committee and penned another book about “gutsy women” with her daughter, Chelsea. But Clinton’s most prominent return to the public eye has come in the form of a new candid four-hour documentary series.

Chris Matthews retires from MSNBC, cites comments to women

NEW YORK (AP) — Longtime MSNBC host Chris Matthews abruptly retired from his “Hardball” show on Monday, apologizing for making inappropriate comments about women and following a brutal week where he also took heat from supporters of Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren.

'Inside the Actors Studio' host James Lipton dies at 93

LOS ANGELES (AP) — James Lipton, an actor-turned-drama-school-dean who got hundreds of Hollywood luminaries to open up about their life and art and became an unlikely celebrity himself as the longtime host of “Inside the Actors Studio,” died Monday.

Recording Academy fires ousted CEO, citing investigations

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Recording Academy on Monday fired Deborah Dugan, its former president who called into question the integrity of the Grammy Awards nominations process and said she was sexually harassed by a top lawyer for the organization, which she called a boys' club that coddled and favored powerful men.

'Judge Judy' will end 25-year run, but star sticking around

NEW YORK (AP) - ‘Judge Judy’ Sheindlin says she will stop making new episodes next year of the courtroom show that made her a star. But she's hardly disappearing. The tough-talking, 77-year-old former Manhattan family court judge says she's starting…

Iranian director wins prize at Berlin festival in absentia

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Iranian director Mohammad Rasoulof's “There Is No Evil” won the Golden Bear prize Saturday for best picture at the Berlin Film Festival. Rasoulof wasn't there to accept the award due to a travel ban imposed on him by Iranian authorities.