The Academy Award winning actor caught the infection while filming in Australia in March.
Supermodel Naomi Campbell opened Paris Haute Couture Week with a video message as the fashion week goes digital.
Cordero's wife, Amanda Kloots, had documented his rocky progress with emotional daily updates on Instagram and the campaign #wakeupnick.
Twitter users put a savage pandemic spin on the lyrics to "Ice Ice Baby," the rapper's most famous song.
Vanilla Ice is back with a brand new mission… a fourth of July holiday weekend performance at a venue in Texas despite the fact Gov. Greg Abbott closed all bars in the state last week.The “Ice Ice Baby” rapper promoted the event earlier this week with a post on his Instagram page, writing, “I can’t wait to get back to this. The 90s were the best. We didn’t have coronavirus, or cell phones, or computers. we had 5.0’s, blockbuster, Beavis and Butthead, Wayne’s world, Chris Tucker and Jackie Chan. And Mortal Kombat is still better than fortnight but we got out of the house, We danced, we invented house parties in the 90s. The last of the great decades.”He defended his concert on Thursday morning, tweeting, “I take the coronavirus serious. But we can’t live in a bubble. I think at this point we all understand the severity of it. practice social distancing and wear a mask. This is an outside venue, Fourth of July on the lake with fireworks. Plenty of room for distancing.”The show is scheduled to take place on July 3 at Emerald Point Bar & Grill in Austin. The venue is technically considered a restaurant, according to the Austin Chronicle, because it derives 51% of sales from food, meaning it is exempt from the order.Also Read: Tom Hanks Says 'Shame on You' to People Who Refuse to Help Prevent the Spread of COVID-19The reason Abbott closed bars down, by the by, is that Texas has seen a massive spike in COVID-19 cases in recent weeks, a direct result of decisions Abbott has made since the pandemic began. Most notably, Abbott expressly forbade local authorities from enforcing measures to contain the disease, such as wearing masks. And that was before the state started reopening.As of this week, however, Houston in particular is at risk of having its ER facilities overwhelmed, but Austin is also getting hit hard. And on Wednesday Texas saw a record number of new reported cases.Look, we agree that “Ice Ice Baby” is a pretty fun song, but we would urge fans to stop, collaborate and listen to health authorities who rightly keep pointing out that COVID-19 is no joke and could potentially cause years of health problems even if it doesn’t kill your brain like a poisonous mushroom. Will it ever stop? Yo, we don’t know, but if people don’t take steps to protect themselves it could definitely keep getting worse.In other words, please be careful, Austinites, because the COVID don’t play.Read original story Vanilla Ice Set to Perform in Texas Even as COVID-19 Cases Surge At TheWrap
In his daily COVID-19 press briefing, California Gov. Gavin Newsom ordered Los Angeles County and 18 other counties to close movie theaters and dine-in restaurant service for at least the next three weeks as infections continue to surge.The new order comes after the governor ordered the closure of bars in Los Angeles and other counties severely affected by the virus. Newsom’s latest order also requires the closure of zoos, museums, entertainment venues, and casinos.NEW: @GavinNewsom announces 19 counties must cease indoor activities in the following industries for at least 3 weeks:Dine-in restaurants (take-out OK) Entertainment venues Movie theaters Zoos and museums CardroomsImpacted counties: pic.twitter.com/FX2c3k9jLt— Scott Rodd (@SRodd_CPR) July 1, 2020Newsom made the decision to reopen much of the state’s economy in early June, but restrictions are tightening again as new cases are rapidly increasing in California and dozens of other states. 6,367 new infections in California were reported on Tuesday, a new state record attributed to business reopenings, the resumption of mass gatherings by civilians, and the nationwide protests against police violence following the killing of George Floyd.Beaches will also be closed on Fourth of July weekend in L.A. and Ventura County in an effort to dissuade mass gatherings. Newsom says that while beaches will remain open in most other counties, parking lots statewide will be closed. He also urges residents to remain vigilant about protecting themselves from COVID-19, even during family gatherings.Also Read: Gov. Newsom Orders Bars to Close in Los Angeles and 6 Other California Counties“It’s family gatherings where people let down their guard,” Newsom said. “Then all of a sudden, you see a spread.”As for the movie theater industry, Newsom’s announcement is just the latest in a series of blows to attempts to salvage the summer blockbuster season. It was just two weeks ago that national chains AMC, Cinemark and Regal rolled out their plans to reopen their locations in time for the release of Disney’s “Mulan” and Warner Bros.’ “Tenet.” But as infections continued to escalate, “Mulan” and “Tenet” were moved to August 12 and August 21 respectively, leading AMC to announce earlier this week that it was shifting its reopening plan to the end of July. If the outbreaks in the U.S. continue to worsen, the film industry will be forced to leave summer behind completely.In the meantime, films still set as offerings for theaters in August alongside “Mulan” and “Tenet” include Solstice Studios’ “Unhinged,” Sony’s “The Broken Hearts Gallery,” and Orion’s “Bill and Ted Face the Music.”Read original story Gov Newsom Orders Los Angeles and 18 More Counties to Close Movie Theaters for At Least 3 Weeks At TheWrap
Transitioning back to work and working out how to navigate ongoing distancing rules while trying to be social again, will take some getting used to, so here are some tips.
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Updated June 30 with the cancellation of the Minor League Baseball season Worries about the growing coronavirus pandemic, which has so far infected more than 2.3 million people in the United States and killed at least 120,000 according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, have dramatically upended what was originally going to be a busy schedule of entertainment, sports and cultural events into a virtually empty slate in the first half of 2020.Click to see updated film, music, television, sports, tech and miscellaneous events. FilmTheaters have closed indefinitely, leading studios to push back release dates or go the direct-to-consumer route.Event: Locarno Film Festival Location: Switzerland Original Date: August 5-15 Rescheduled: No, but launched “Locarno 2020 – Future of Films Initiative“Event: Beijing International Film Festival Location: Beijing Original Date: April 19-26 Rescheduled: Online fest to stream on iQIYI beginning May 1Event: Karlovy Vary Film Festival Location: Czech Republic Original Date: July 3-11 Date canceled: April 27 Rescheduled: July 2-10, 2021Event: Comic-Con Location: San Diego Original date: July 23-26 Date canceled: April 17 Rescheduled? Yes, to July 22-25, 2021Event: Cannes Film Festival Location: Cannes, France Original date: May 12-23 Date rescheduled: April 14 Rescheduled? Yes, TBD time and formatEvent: Cannes’ Directors Fortnight, Critics Week Location: Cannes, France Original dates: May 13-23 Date canceled: April 15 Rescheduled? No, but organizers are “looking at the best way to keep on supporting the films submitted”Event: Annecy Animation Film Festival Location: Annecy, France Original date: June 15-20 Date canceled: April 7 Rescheduled? Event will be digital-onlyEvent: Wondercon Location: Anaheim, California Original date: April 10-12 Rescheduled: Yes, March 26-28, 2021Event: South by Southwest 2020 Location: Austin, Texas Original date: March 13-22 Date canceled: March 6 Rescheduled? No, but films will screen online in AprilEvent: 40th Annual Razzie Awards Location: Los Angeles, Calif. Original date: March 14 Date canceled/postponed: March 14 Rescheduled? No, winners announced onlineEvent: Tribeca Film Festival Location: New York Original date: March 20-22 Date postponed: March 12 Rescheduled? No, select programming debuted onlineEvent: CineEurope Convention Location: Barcelona Date postponed: March 24 Rescheduled: Yes, August 3-6Event: Produced By Conference Location: Los Angeles Original date: June 6-7 Date Canceled: March 20 Rescheduled? NoPostponed Event: AFI Tribute to Julie Andrews Original Date: April 25 Date Canceled: March 7 Rescheduled? New date and air date will be announced in coming weeks MusicBans on large public gatherings have shut down Broadway and concert venues, though artists have begun performing their works online.Event: Pitchfork Music Festival Location: Union Park, Chicago Original Date: July 17-19 Date canceled: May 6 Rescheduled: NoEvent: Elton John “Farewell Yellow Brick Road” tour Location: North America Original date: May 22-July 8 Date canceled: April 23 Rescheduled: 2021 TBDEvent: Against Me! 2020 spring tours Location: U.S. and Europe Original date: Beginning May 1 Date canceled: April 17 Rescheduled? TBDEvent: Taylor Swift’s “Lover Fest” Shows Location: U.S. and Europe Original date: Summer 2020 Date canceled: April 17 Rescheduled? Yes, for 2021Event: Coachella 2020 Location: Indio, California Original date: April 10-12 and April 17-19 Date canceled: March 10 Rescheduled? Yes, October 2020Event: Stagecoach Country Music Festival Location: Indio, California Original date: April 24-26 Date canceled: March 10 Rescheduled? Yes, October 10Event: Eurovision Song Contest Location: Rotterdam, Netherlands Original date: May 12-16 Date canceled: March 18 Rescheduled? NoEvent: Rock & Roll Hall of Fame 2020 Induction Ceremony Location: Cleveland, Ohio Original date: March 20-22 Date postponed: March 12 Rescheduled? Yes (Nov. 7, 2020) and will air 8 p.m. ET on HBOEvent: 55th Academy of Country Music Awards Location: MGM Grand, Las Vegas Original date: April 5 Date postponed: March 17 Rescheduled? September 16, 2020 and will air 8 p.m. ET of CBS and CBS All AccessPostponed Event: CMT Music Awards Original date: June 3 Date Canceled: April 3 Rescheduled? Yes, Oct. 14Event: Boston Calling Festival Location: Boston Original date: May 22-24 Date canceled: March 31 Rescheduled? TBD 2021Event: CMA Fest 2020 Location: Nashville, Tenn. Original date: June 4-7 Date canceled: March 31 Rescheduled? June 10-13, 2021Event: Governors Ball 2020 Location: New York City Original date: June 5-7 Date postponed: March 26 Rescheduled? NoEvent: Lovers & Friends Festival Location: Los Angeles Original date: May 9 Date canceled: March 27 Rescheduled? Yes, August 8Event: Glastonbury Musical Festival Location: Pilton, Somerset, England Original date: June 24-28 Date canceled: March 18 Rescheduled? NoEvent: Billboard Music Awards Location: Las Vegas Original date: April 29 Date postponed: March 17 Rescheduled? TBDEvent: Bonnaroo Location: Manchester, Tennessee Original Date: July 11-14 Date Canceled: March 18 Rescheduled? Yes, September 2020Event: BTS 2020 Tour Location: North America, London, Berlin, Barcelona Original date: April 25-26 in Los Angeles Date canceled: March 26 Rescheduled? TBD, postponedEvent: Pussy Riot North American tour Location: US, Canada Original date: March 17-18 Date canceled: March 12 Rescheduled? TBDEvent: Green Day, “Father of All…” tour, first leg Location: Cities across Asia Original date: March 2020 Date canceled: Feb. 27 Rescheduled? TBAEvent: Ultra Music Festival Location: Miami, Florida Original date: March 20-22, 2020 Date canceled: March 4 Rescheduled? TBDEvent: The National Japan tour Location: Tokyo Original date: March 17-18 Date canceled: March 2 Rescheduled? NoEvent: The Pixies Asia tour Location: Cities in Japan and China Original date: Feb. 24-March 3 Date canceled: Feb. 23 Rescheduled? TBDEvent: Stereolab China Tour Location: Shanghai, Beijing Original date: March 19, 21 Date canceled: Feb. 20 Rescheduled? TBDEvent: Stormzy “Heavy is the Head” Asia Tour Location: China, Japan, South Korea, Singapore, Malaysia Original date: March 20-21, 24, 27, 29 Date canceled: Feb. 13 Rescheduled? Postponed, TBDEvent: Korea Times Music Festival Location: Hollywood Bowl Original Date: April 25 Date Canceled: Feb. 26 Rescheduled? TBDEvent: BTS “Map of the Soul” Tour, South Korea Dates Location: Olympic Stadium in Seoul Original Date: April 11, 12, 18 and 19 Date Canceled: Feb. 27 Rescheduled? TBDEvent: Burning Man Location: Nevada’s Black Rock Desert Original Dates: Aug. 30 to Sept. 7 Date Canceled: April 11 Rescheduled? Organizers plan to hold a virtual online-only event. TelevisionProduction has been suspended or delayed on nearly every show.Event: Peabody Awards Location: Los Angeles Original date: June 18 Date postponed: March 25 Rescheduled? NoEvent: Television Critics Association 2020 Summer Press Tour Location: Pasadena, Calif. Original date: Late July to mid August Date postponed: May 1 Rescheduled? NoEvent: Kids Choice Awards 2020 Location: Las Vegas Original date: March 22 Date postponed: March 11 Rescheduled? TBDEvent: Edinburgh TV Festival Location: Edinburgh, Scotland Original date: August 26-28 Rescheduled? Event will be digital-onlyEvent: National Association of Broadcasters’ NAB Show 2020 Location: Las Vegas Original date: April 19-22 Date canceled: March 11 Rescheduled? NoEvent: PaleyFest LA 2020 Location: The Paley Center in Los Angeles Original date: March 13-22 Date postponed: March 11 Rescheduled? TBDEvent: MipTV Location: Cannes, France Original date: March 30-April 2 Date canceled: March 4 Rescheduled? No SportsSports has taken a major hit domestically and internationally. Nearly all events have been canceled or postponed, including the 2020 Olympics.Event: Kentucky Derby and Kentucky Oaks Location: Louisville, Ky. Original date: May 3 Date postponed: March 16 Rescheduled? Yes, Sept. 1-5Event: NFL 2020 Hall of Fame game Location: Canton, Oh. Original date: August 6 Date canceled: June 25Event: New York Marathon Location: New York City Original date: November 2020 Date canceled: June 24Event: 2020 Summer Olympics in Japan Location: Tokyo Original date: July 24 – Aug 9 Date postponed: March 24 Rescheduled? July 23 – Aug 8, 2021Event: Tour de France Location: France Original date: June 27 – July 19 Date postponed: April 14 Rescheduled: August 29 – September 20Event: NASCAR Indy 500 Location: Indianapolis Original date: May 24 Date postponed: March 26 Rescheduled? Aug. 23Event: Wimbledon Location: London Original date: June 29-July 12 Date canceled: April 1 Rescheduled: June 28 – July 11, 2021Event: World Surf League March events Location: Global Original date: Throughout March Date postponed: March 12 Rescheduled? TBDEvent: XFL 2020 Inaugural Season Location: Nationwide Date Canceled: March 20 Rescheduled? NoEvent: Little League World Series Location: Williamsport, Pennsylvania Original Date: Aug. 20-30 Date Canceled: April 30 Rescheduled? NoEvent: Minor League Baseball Location: Nationwide Original Date: April Date Canceled: June 30 Rescheduled? No MiscellaneousEvent: White House Correspondents’ Dinner Location: Washington, D.C. Original date: April 25 Date canceled: June 23 Rescheduled? NoEvent: NYC Pride Location: New York City Original date: June 14-28 Date canceled: April 20 Rescheduled? NoEvent: Anime Expo Location: Los Angeles Original date: July 2-5 Date canceled: April 17 Rescheduled? July 2-5, 2021Event: Cannes Lion Festival Location: Cannes, France Original date: June 22-June 26, rescheduled for October 26-30 Date canceled: April 3 Rescheduled? June 21-25, 2021Event: Edinburgh Fringe Festival (and also Edinburgh Art Festival, Edinburgh International Book Festival, Edinburgh International Festival and the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo) Location: Edinburgh, Scotland Original date: August 7-31 Date canceled: March 31 Rescheduled? TBD 2021Event: RuPaul’s DragCon Location: Los Angeles Original date: May 1-3 Date canceled: March 10 Rescheduled? NoEvent: Gridiron Dinner Location: Washington, D.C. Original date: March 14 Date canceled: March 10 Rescheduled? NoEvent: LA Pride Parade and Pride Month events Location: West Hollywood, Calif. Original date: June 2020 Rescheduled? NoEvent: Beijing and Shanghai Fashion Weeks Location: Beijing, Shanghai Original date: March 25-31 Date canceled: February 10 Rescheduled? TBDEvent: Art Basel Hong Kong Location: Hong Kong Original date: March 19-21 Date canceled: February 6 Rescheduled? No, online viewings insteadPostponed Event: Just for Laughs Comedy Festival Original Date: July Date Canceled: April 3 Rescheduled? Yes, September 29 – October 11Event: Los Angeles Times Festival of Books Location: Los Angeles Original date: April 18-19 Date canceled: March 10 Rescheduled? Yes, postponed to October 3-4Event: Exploding Kittens’ “Burning Cat” convention Location: Portland, Oregon Original date: May 16-17 Date canceled: March 10 Rescheduled? Postponed until further noticeEvent: Scripps National Spelling Bee Location: Washington, D.C. Original date: May 28 Date Canceled: April 21 Rescheduled? No TechEvent: GDC Summer Conference Location: San Francisco Original date: August 4-6 Date postponed: April 30 Rescheduled? Now an online-only eventEvent: Esports World Open Location: Tokyo Original date: July 22-24 Date postponed: April 17 Rescheduled? NoEvent: E3 2020 Location: Los Angeles Convention Center, Downtown Original date: June 11-13 Date canceled: March 11 Rescheduled? NoEvent: Game Developers Conference Location: San Francisco Original date: March 16-20 Rescheduled? No, digital-only with a summer event planned August 4-6Event: Riot Games 2020 Mid-Season Invitational Location: Global Original date: May Date canceled: March 10 Rescheduled? Yes, postponed to July 3-19Event: Microsoft Build conference Location: Seattle, Washington Original date: May 19-21 Rescheduled: Will now be digital-onlyEvent: FMX Visual Effects Conference Location: Stuttgart, Germany Original date: May 5-8 Date canceled: March 3 Rescheduled? NoEvent: Google I/O Conference Location: Mountain View, California Original date: May 12-14 Date canceled: March 3 Rescheduled? NoEvent: 24th Annual Webby Awards Location: New York City Original date: May 11 Date Canceled: March 19 Rescheduled? No, but winners will be announced online via an “Internet celebration”Event: Mobile World Congress Spain Location: Barcelona Original date: February 24-27 Date canceled: February 12 Rescheduled? NoEvent: Facebook’s F8 Location: San Jose Original date: May 5-6 Date canceled: February 27 Rescheduled? TBD, events onlineEvent: ESL One LA (Esports match) Location: Shrine Auditorium, Downtown LA Original date: May 2 Date postponed: March 12 Rescheduled? TBDEvent: Apple: Worldwide Development Conference Location: San Jose, California Original date: June Rescheduled: Will now be digital-onlyEvent: Burning Man Festival – Build of Black Rock City Location: Black Rock Desert, Nevada Original date: Aug. 30 to Sept. 7 Rescheduled: Will be virtual on a date TBDRead original story Coronavirus: The Canceled and Postponed Events in Tech, Media, Sports and Entertainment (Updating) At TheWrap
Fox News’ Steve Doocy pushed Republican National Committee chairwoman Ronna McDaniel on President Donald Trump’s refusal to publicly wear a face mask Tuesday, saying he couldn’t see “a downside” to the president being “a good example.”“It would make him look as if he’s taking it serious and is listening to the CDC because they’ve made it very clear — and I know he’s tested all the time — but the masks work,” Doocy said of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines on how to slow the spread of the coronavirus.McDaniel, appearing on Tuesday’s “Fox & Friends,” insisted that Trump has, in fact, worn a mask and is responsible for “fast action” that slowed the spread.Also Read: MSNBC's Al Sharpton: Trump Retweeting Video of Supporter Saying 'White Power' Was 'Intentional' (Video)Trump, however, has refused to be seen in a mask on multiple occasions. In May, the president visited a factory in Michigan amid speculation over whether he would decline to publicly wear a mask, which he has done in the past in spite of recommendations from his own administration.He ultimately appeared at the plant with no mask, claiming he wore one “in the back area” but removed it because he “didn’t want to give the press the pleasure of seeing it.”The president declined to wear a mask at his Tulsa rally earlier in June. Many of the attendees also did not wear masks. He also appears at White House press conferences without wearing a mask.Doocy pushed back on McDaniel, “More states every day are mandating people, their citizens, to wear masks and I think that if the president wore one it would just set a good example. He’d be a role model. I don’t see any downside to the president wearing a mask in public.”McDaniel insisted “he has done that.”Watch below.Steve Doocy presses the RNC chair on Donald Trump's refusal to wear a mask in public: "If the president wore one, it would just set a good example. He'd be a good role model. I don't see any downside to the president wearing a mask in public." pic.twitter.com/HUlYDOimuq— Bobby Lewis (@revrrlewis) June 30, 2020Read original story Fox News’ Doocy Pushes RNC Chair on Trump Not Wearing Mask: ‘I Don’t See Any Downside’ (Video) At TheWrap
"It’s one thing to fight a monster. It’s another thing to fight a monster in the dark."
Some attractions at Singapore’s Resorts World Sentosa will reopen this week with precautionary measures after being closed as part of COVID-19 restrictions.
Amid the struggles and uncertainties brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, retailers and brands across the globe suffer extensively from the social distancing and travel restrictions put in place to curb the virus.
As COVID-19 infections continue to rise in cities across the U.S., Disney announced that it has once again moved the release date of “Mulan,” now opening August 21, striking a major blow to the movie theater industry’s hope for a strong summer reopening.“While the pandemic has changed our release plans for ‘Mulan’ and we will continue to be flexible as conditions require, it has not changed our belief in the power of this film and its message of hope and perseverance,” Disney Studios Co-Chairmen Alan Bergman and Alan Horn said in a statement. “Director Niki Caro and our cast and crew have created a beautiful, epic, and moving film that is everything the cinematic experience should be, and that’s where we believe it belongs – on the world stage and the big screen for audiences around the globe to enjoy together.”The film’s release was first moved to July 24 from its original March date. This second push means that Warner Bros.’ “Tenet” is once again scheduled to be the first major studio film to be released since the pandemic started, having previously moved from July 17 to July 31 and then again this week to August 12.Also Read: How Andrew Cuomo Could Undo Hollywood's Theater Reopening PlansAnalysts and insiders told TheWrap that a date change for “Mulan” had become increasingly likely as the pandemic seemed to worsen in recent weeks. And it became a near-certainty after Disney announced on Wednesday that it was backing off plans to reopen Disneyland on July 17. Since Disney films and theme parks both rely on families, one analyst said that Disney might be worried about appearing “irresponsible” by encouraging groups with young children to buy tickets when the number of new infections continues to rise in cities, such as Los Angeles.“I don’t know how Disney could say it’s, go to their movies but not the parks,” Exhibitor Relations analyst Jeff Bock told TheWrap. “With so many other family films like ‘Scoob!’ and ‘The Spongebob Movie’ moving, the optics are getting worse for releasing family films for theaters, especially with the pandemic getting worse.”There has also been uncertainty over whether major markets will even have theaters open by late July. New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo recently announced an indefinite delay in the reopening of movie theaters, malls, gyms and other non-essential indoor businesses in order to study how the virus can spread in those areas. In China, a critical market for “Mulan” at the overseas box office, government officials backed off of plans to reopen theaters in Beijing earlier this month, and no new plans have been announced on a timetable to reopen theaters.The National Association of Theater Owners and major chains like AMC and Cinemark have yet to comment on Disney’s decision to move “Mulan.” For now, the first movie set to release in theaters nationwide is “Unhinged,” a thriller from newcomer studio Solstice that stars Russell Crowe and is set for a July 10 release. One week later, Warner Bros. will do a 10th-anniversary re-release of “Inception,” which will feature an introduction from director Christopher Nolan and sneak peek footage of “Tenet.” Nolan has been publicly adamant about using “Tenet” to help movie theaters recover from the COVID-19 pandemic, and signs point to Warner moving forward with its release as TV spots promoting the film have begun appearing.Read original story Disney’s ‘Mulan’ Pushed to Late August as New COVID Cases Continue to Rise At TheWrap