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  • Tuesday, Mar. 31, 2020
This May 15, 2019 file photo shows CNN news anchor Chris Cuomo at the WarnerMedia Upfront in New York. Cuomo has announced that he has tested positive for the coronavirus. The prime-time host is one of the most visible media figures to come down with the disease. He said he's experienced chills, fever and shortness of breath. He promised to continue doing his show while in quarantine in the basement of his home. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)
NEW YORK (AP) -- 

CNN's Chris Cuomo announced Tuesday that he has tested positive for the coronavirus but promised to continue doing his prime-time show from the basement of his home.

Cuomo, who looked a little pale while doing his 9 p.m. Eastern show remotely Monday, said he's had fever, chills and shortness of breath.

"I just hope I didn't give it to the kids and Cristina," the 49-year-old newsman tweeted, in a reference to his wife.

Cuomo's older brother, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, has been one of the most visible political figures during the pandemic, and appeared on his brother's show via remote link on Monday.

The governor discussed his younger brother during his daily press briefing Tuesday morning, using it as a cautionary tale. He noted that he had scolded Chris for having their 88-year-old mother, Matilda, visiting Chris' home two weeks ago.

"It's my family, it's your family, it's all of our families," he said. "This virus is More

  • Tuesday, Mar. 31, 2020
"Prairie Wind"
ARLINGTON, Tex. -- 

Prairie Pictures cinematographer and StormStock founder Martin Lisius was awarded “Best Cinematography” honors at this month’s International Innovation Film Festival in Bern, Switzerland. The award was presented for his short film Prairie Wind, which he shot and produced on 16K video. The film features storms he captured over a three-month period in America’s “Tornado Alley” region of the Great Plains. “Storms offer us a glimpse of what our world once was, and inspires us to protect and preserve what remains,” Lisius said.  “I wanted to create a medium as large as the sky. 16K offers the tremendous resolution depth needed to pull that off.”

Lisius shot the production utilizing a 16K camera system and workflow he developed. During postproduction, 12,000 stills were stitched together to create one 15,985 x 5792-pixel image using a Mac Pro workstation. Each shot required five days to prepare, with the computer running around the clock. More

  • Tuesday, Mar. 31, 2020
This notice posted on the Twitter account of Hillsborough County Sheriff Chad Chronister on Monday, March 30, 2020, seeks the public's help for new leads in the disappearance of Jack "Don" Lewis, the former husband of a big cat sanctuary owner featured in the new Netflix series “Tiger King.” Chronister posted that the popularity of the seven-part documentary made it a good time to ask for new leads in Lewis' 1997 disappearance. (Hillsborough County Sheriff Chad Chronister via AP)
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) -- 

A Florida sheriff is asking for new leads in the disappearance of the former husband of a big cat sanctuary owner featured in the new Netflix series "Tiger King."

Hillsborough County Sheriff Chad Chronister posted on his personal Twitter  account Monday that the popularity of the seven-part documentary made it a good time to ask for new leads in the 1997 disappearance of Jack "Don" Lewis. He was married to Carole Baskin, who runs Big Cat Rescue near Tampa.

Lewis went missing shortly before a planned business trip to Costa Rica, investigators said shortly after his disappearance. His van was found near a Pasco County airport. Deputies searched the wildlife sanctuary he ran with his wife, but he was never found in Florida nor Costa Rica. 

"Tiger King" tells the story of an Oklahoma zookeeper named Joseph Maldonado-Passage, also known as "Joe Exotic," who was sentenced to 22 years in federal prison this year after being convicted in an More

  • Tuesday, Mar. 31, 2020
In this Nov. 19, 2018, file photo, Jason Reitman attends the 2018 Kirk Douglas Award for Excellence in Film Honoring Hugh Jackman at the Ritz-Carlton Bacara in Goleta, Calif. Sony Pictures on Monday, March 30, 3030, cleared out its summer calendar due to the coronavirus, postponing the releases of Reitman's "Ghostbusters: Afterlife" and the Marvel movie "Morbius" to 2021. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File)
NEW YORK (AP) -- 

Sony Pictures on Monday cleared out its summer calendar due to the coronavirus, postponing the releases of Jason Reitman's "Ghostbusters: Afterlife" and the Marvel movie "Morbius" to 2021. 

Hollywood's summer season — the film industry's most lucrative time of year — is increasingly shutting down because of the pandemic. Theaters nationwide have closed and major film productions have halted with no clear timeline for resuming. 

"Ghostbuster: Afterlife," set 30 years after "Ghostbusters II," had been scheduled for July 10, but it will now open March 5 next year. The Jared Leto-starring "Morbius," slated for July 31, will now be released March 19 next year. "Greyhound," a World War II drama starring Tom Hanks, is now to-be-determined instead of opening June 12. 

Last week, Warner Bros. postponed "Wonder Woman 1984"  to August instead of June, and undated its adaptation of Lin-Manuel Miranda's "In the Heights." The Walt Disney Co. took More

  • Saturday, Mar. 28, 2020
This image released by Netflix shows Diego Tinoco, left, and Sierra Capri in a scene from "On My Block." The series is an honest portrayal of the realities young adults face growing up in inner-city Los Angeles, and critics have praised the comedy-drama's depiction of four bright, street-savvy friends with nuance and care. (Kevin Estrada/Netfli via AP)
WEST HOLLYWOOD, Calif. (AP) -- 

Cast members of Netflix's "On My Block" say they feel honored to be able to represent teenagers who've long seen themselves portrayed as stereotypes. 

The show in its third season tells the story of a group of black and Latino teens navigating high school and the realities of growing up in inner-city Los Angeles. 

Critics have praised the comedy-drama for its nuance and care in depicting the four bright, street-savvy friends.

In a recent interview, the stars of the show said they feel a level of responsibility in the truth of their portrayals. That responsibility can be "terrifying," said actress Jessica Marie Garcia, who plays an annoying but lovable busy-body who just wants to be part of the cool kids. 

"We want to make sure that we do it right and that we don't let them down," Garcia said. "It's so rare that you get to see a cast like us in the same show that it's like, we just want to do it right and make them proud." More

  • Saturday, Mar. 28, 2020
This combination photo shows actors Matt Damon (l) and Kate Winslet, who are among the stars of the 2011 thriller “Contagion” who have reunited for a series of public service announcements to warn about COVID-19. They have teamed up with scientists from Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health to offer four individual homemade videos. (AP Photo)
NEW YORK (AP) -- 

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.

Matt Damon, Laurence Fishburne, Kate Winslet and Jennifer Ehle have teamed up with scientists from Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health to offer four individual homemade videos.

"Wash your hands like your life depends on it," Winslet says in her PSA. "Because right now, in particular, it just might."

Ehle stresses that the coronavirus is novel, meaning no one is immune. "Every single one of us, regardless of age or ethnicity, is at risk of getting it," she says.

"Contagion," directed by Steven Soderbergh, explores a scenario in which a lethal and fast-moving influenza is spreading around the world. 

Damon, who in the film played a character who was immune to the hypothetical virus, also stresses listening to experts and staying 6 feet apart More

  • Friday, Mar. 27, 2020
Jim Houston
LOS ANGELES -- 

The Hollywood Section of Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE) has announced the passing of its long-time member Jim Houston. A 34-year veteran of the entertainment industry, Houston held senior engineering positions with several studios and prominent postproduction facilities, including Sony Pictures Entertainment, Pacific Title & Art, Walt Disney Feature Animation and, since February of this year, Samsung Research America. A pioneer in motion imaging standards, computer animation and digital restoration, he won two Academy Awards for Scientific and Engineering Achievement. He died from a heart attack, March 26, in Pasadena. He was 61.

“Jim made a profound impact on SMPTE and the industry in general,” said SMPTE Hollywood Section chair Brian Gaffney. “He was a founding member of the Academy Color Encoding System (ACES) committee. He wrote influential papers of topics ranging from the color fidelity of High Dynamic Range More

  • Thursday, Mar. 26, 2020
In this Saturday March 7, 2020 file photo, Britain's Prince Harry and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex arrive at the Royal Albert Hall in London. Meghan, Duchess of Sussex has her first post-royal job: narrating a Disney documentary about elephants. Disney announced Thursday, March 26 that the duchess is lending her voice to “Elephant,” released April 3 on the Disney+ streaming service. (Simon Dawson/Pool via AP, file)
LONDON (AP) -- 

Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, has her first post-royal job: narrating a Disney documentary about elephants.

Disney announced Thursday that the duchess, who is married to Britain's Prince Harry, is lending her voice to "Elephant," to be released April 3 on the Disney+ streaming service. It's one of a series of animal- and nature-themed features released to mark Earth Month.

The film follows an elephant family on a 1,000-mile (1,600-kilometer) journey across the Kalahari Desert.

Harry and Meghan shocked the world in January by announcing that they were quitting as senior royals, relinquishing official duties and seeking financial independence. Since late last year they have been based on Vancouver Island, and will officially end royal duties on March 31.

The grandson of Queen Elizabeth II married the American actress Meghan Markle at Windsor Castle in May 2018, in a ceremony watched by millions around the world. The couple More

  • Wednesday, Mar. 25, 2020
This June 9, 2019 file photo shows the stage prior to the start of the 73rd annual Tony Awards at Radio City Music Hall in New York. The 74th Annual Tony Awards, scheduled to air live on the CBS Television Network on Sunday, June 7, will be postponed and rescheduled at a later date. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP, File)
NEW YORK (AP) -- 

With Broadway shuttered amid the coronavirus pandemic, producers of the annual Tony Awards have postponed this year's celebration of American theater.

The show was originally scheduled for June 7 but the virus forced all 41 Broadway theaters to go dark and caused turmoil in the Tony schedule. The awards show will be "rescheduled at a later date," according to producers. 

Broadway theaters abruptly closed on March 12, knocking out all shows on the Great White Way but also 16 that were still scheduled to open, including "Diana," "Mrs. Doubtfire" and "Company." Already some shows scheduled to open this spring have abandoned their plans, including "Hangmen" and a revival of Edward Albee's "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?"

Broadway producers have vowed to resume musicals and plays the week of April 13, but that would be only 10 days before the official cut-off for eligibility for the Tonys. There was no word on whether the original More

  • Tuesday, Mar. 24, 2020
This image released by Warner Bros. Pictures shows Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman in a scene from “Wonder Woman 1984." Warner Bros. on Tuesday delayed the summer release of the film to Aug. 14 instead of June 5 due to the coronavirus pandemic. (Clay Enos/Warner Bros Pictures via AP)
NEW YORK (AP) -- 

Warner Bros. on Tuesday delayed the summer release of "Wonder Woman 1984" and removed the adaptation of Lin-Manuel Miranda's "In the Heights" from its schedule due to the coronavirus pandemic. 

With much of Hollywood's spring release calendar already vacated due to the virus, major summer movies are also increasingly reshuffling. "Wonder Woman 1984," the sequel to 2017's "Wonder Woman," will now hit theaters on Aug. 14 instead of June 5. 

"In the Heights," directed by "Crazy Rich Asians" filmmaker Jon M. Chu, had been slated for June 26 but now isn't dated for release. Miranda, in a recent livestream interview with Rosie O'Donnell, said the score was being recorded when post-production work slowed due to the outbreak. 

"There's a lot that remains to be done on that movie," said Miranda. "We were finishing the score and the mixing and just getting the music exactly right."

The studio also took several other films off its More

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