Return of indoor shows delayed due to coronavirus

Image caption Seats in theatres will remain empty for at least a fortnight longer The socially-distanced reopening of indoor performances in England has been delayed until at least 15 August, Prime Minister Boris Johnson has said. The easing of restrictions at theatres and music venues was due to start this weekend, but has been postponed[…]

Emmys going virtual in 2020 due to coronavirus concerns, plans outlined in new letter to nominees

No surprise, but the 2020 Emmys are going virtual. Shortly after the nominations were announced yesterday, this year’s Emmy executive producers — including host Jimmy Kimmel — sent a letter to key acting nominees informing them that this year’s ceremony will be virtual, and asking them to prepare to participate from home, or wherever they want to be. “As[…]

Hannity laments New York City ‘deteriorating before our very eyes’ due to failed Democratic leadership

Sean Hannity slammed New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo Wednesday for allowing America’s largest city to decline due to their “pathetic leadership.” “Just take a look …” the host told viewers as images of recent unrest played out. “This is just the beginning of what defunding the police looks like and a preview of what Joe[…]

Scaled back Hajj pilgrimage due to start

Image copyright AFP Image caption Preparations were under way at the Grand Mosque in Mecca to welcome this year’s pilgrims The annual Hajj pilgrimage usually performed by Muslims around the world begins on Wednesday, dramatically scaled back because of coronavirus. Saudi Arabia has banned international visitors from making the journey to Mecca, to try to[…]