March 31st, 2020


Entertainment News

  • ‘It is brutal’: Hollywood’s rank-and-file on the pandemic

    LOS ANGELES – The red carpets are rolled up in storage, the A-listers holed up in mansions, multiplex doors are closed. For now, at least, the coronavirus has shut down much of Hollywood. And for the entertainment industry’s many one-gig-at-a-time staff and freelance workers – a quarter-million people in Los Angeles County alone – it’s [...] Read More »

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  • Organizations inject funds to support Canada’s arts sector during COVID-19

    Arts organizations are injecting funds to help cultural institutions and creators stay financially afloat during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Canada Council for the Arts says it will issue $60 million in advances by early May to 1,100 organizations it supports with long-term funding to help cover their bills and settle outstanding payments to workers. The [...] Read More »

    1 hour ago
  • CNN’s Cuomo says he has coronavirus, has shown symptoms

    NEW YORK – CNN prime-time host Chris Cuomo announced Tuesday that he has tested positive for the coronavirus but promised to continue doing his show from the basement of his home. Cuomo, who did his 9 p.m. Eastern show remotely Monday, said he’s had fever, chills and shortness of breath. “I just hope I didn’t [...] Read More »

    1 hour ago
  • Looking to laugh? SiriusXM launches channel for women comics

    NEW YORK – The midst of a global pandemic might seem like an odd time to launch a radio channel devoted to women comedians, but executives at SiriusXM believe that it’s precisely the right time. Listenership at the satellite radio company’s eight current comedy channels has been up, and the company feels that it is [...] Read More »

    2 hours ago
  • Virus: Elton John-led concert raises $8M; Rihanna ups aid

    From finding ways to help others cope to sheltering in place to cancelling events, here’s a look at some of the ways the entertainment industry is reacting to the spread of the coronavirus, which most people recover from but can cause severe illness in the elderly and those with preexisting medical conditions. CONCERT RAISES MILLIONS [...] Read More »

    2 hours ago

Local Entertainment

  • Many among us are heroes

    LEAVE IT TO BEEBER Al Beeber Lethbridge Herald Not all heroes wear capes, as the worn-out cliche goes. Just look around and you will clearly see our heroes during the COVID-19 pandemic. Those heroes are our front-line health-care workers — the doctors, nurses and nursing home aides who risk their lives every day to [...] Read More »

    3 days ago
  • Hoarding toilet paper won’t solve the COVID-19 crisis

    LEAVE IT TO BEEBER Al Beeber Lethbridge Herald Enough of the hoarding already! Now that Costco has limited toilet paper sale to customers, maybe people will start getting the hint that stocking up on certain things isnt necessary. And I hope other stores follow suit. Given the stories that have emerged of people trying [...] Read More »

    1 week ago
  • It’s time to mourn a great friend

    LEAVE IT TO BEEBER Al Beeber Lethbridge Herald Wounds heal with time. It’s a saying I’ve heard often over the years. But with the first anniversary of my dad’s death approaching, I can tell you that isn’t true. So I’m taking the next week off to spend some much-needed time remembering my dad and for [...] Read More »

    1 month ago
  • Netflix makes watching Oscar contenders easy

    LEAVE IT TO BEEBER Al Beeber Lethbridge Herald And the Oscar goes to. . . probably nothing I saw this year, which admittedly wasn’t much. At least not yet. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences released its nominees on Monday and it looks like I’ve got a lot of catching up to [...] Read More »

    2 months ago
  • We’re giving away motorcycle show tickets

    LEAVE IT TO BEEBER Al Beeber Lethbridge Herald For enthusiasts across southern Alberta, the Calgary Motorcycle Show in January is a yearly pilgrimage to see the latest two-wheeled, three-wheeled and four-wheeled machines manufacturers are rolling into showrooms. For my crew, hitting the show has been a ritual for a good decade or so — [...] Read More »

    4 months ago