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Tokyo Film Market to Return as Virtual Event for Third Consecutive Year

TIFFCOM, the content market that runs in tandem with the Tokyo International Film Festival each Fall, will remain an online-only event in 2022 for the third consecutive year, organizers confirmed Thursday. TIFFCOM shifted to the virtual format in 2020 as the COVID-19 pandemic swept the globe, driving most major film festivals and markets online. TIFFCOM’s […]

‘Jeopardy!’ Host Mayim Bialik Tests Positive for COVID-19: “It’s Very, Very Exhausting”

Jeopardy! host Mayim Bialik is updating her social media followers on her health after testing positive for COVID-19. The star announced her diagnosis via her official Instagram account on Monday and then directed people to the Instagram account for her Bialik Breakdown podcast, where she offered more details on her symptoms. Bialik wrote in her […]

Mick Jagger Tests Positive for COVID-19, Rolling Stones Cancel Amsterdam Concert

The Rolling Stones canceled their concert in Amsterdam on Monday, just hours before it was due to start after lead singer Mick Jagger tested positive for COVID-19. The band announced the cancellation in a statement, saying the 78-year-old Jagger tested positive “after experiencing symptoms of COVID upon arrival at the stadium” on the outskirts of […]

Beanie Feldstein Will Miss ‘Funny Girl’ Performances After Testing Positive for COVID-19

Funny Girl star Beanie Feldstein has tested positive for COVID-19 and will miss a string of the Broadway show’s performances, the actress shared on Monday. In a brief Instagram video message, Feldstein shared her diagnosis and announced her absence. “I just found out that I tested positive for COVID so, unfortunately, I’m going to be […]

High Rises Are Out, Campuses Are In as L.A. Office Real Estate Market Recovers

As L.A.’s commercial real estate market recovers from the massive blow of COVID, some areas are flourishing while others are stuck in a two-year slump,. “It’s somewhat of a tale of two cities, depending on which market we’re talking about,” says Jodie Poirier, executive managing director at Colliers. Notes Bill Bloodgood, executive managing director at […]

Brad Johnson, Actor in Steven Spielberg’s ‘Always,’ Dies at 62

Brad Johnson, the onetime rodeo cowboy and “Marlboro Man” who starred opposite Holly Hunter and Richard Dreyfuss in the Steven Spielberg romantic drama Always, has died. He was 62. Johnson died Feb. 18 of complications from COVID-19 in Fort Worth, Texas, his rep, Linda McAlister, told The Hollywood Reporter. THR was recently alerted about his […]

Charles Siebert, Actor on ‘Trapper John, M.D.,’ Dies at 84

Charles Siebert, the stage-trained actor who portrayed the snooty Dr. Stanley Riverside II on all seven seasons of the CBS drama Trapper John, M.D., has died. He was 84. Siebert died May 1 of COVID-related pneumonia at University of California San Francisco Medical Center, his daughter, Gillian Bozanic, told The Hollywood Reporter. On the big […]

Jimmy Kimmel Taps Andy Samberg, John Mulaney as Guest Hosts Amid Second Bout With COVID-19

Jimmy Kimmel has again tested positive for COVID-19, causing the Jimmy Kimmel Live! host to take additional time away from his ABC late night show. Kimmel tweeted Tuesday that Andy Samberg and John Mulaney will fill in as guest hosts during the following night’s episode of the Los Angeles-based program. Tuesday’s episode will be a […]

Jimmy Kimmel Returns From Having COVID, Jokingly Calls Out Those Who Didn’t Check on Him

Jimmy Kimmel made his return to his eponymous ABC late night show on Monday after he was out the previous week since testing positive for COVID-19. During his monologue on Jimmy Kimmel Live!, the host said he feels “very good” and updated viewers that his “whole family’s fine. “I had it pretty easy. I was […]

‘The Late Show’ Pauses Taping New Episodes as Stephen Colbert Experiences Possible COVID-19 “Recurrence”

The Late Show is hitting pause again, while host Stephen Colbert deals with what may be a “recurrence” of COVID-19. The official Twitter account for the CBS show tweeted on Monday: “Stephen is experiencing symptoms consistent with a recurrence of COVID. Out of an abundance of caution for his staff, guests, and audience, he will […]

New York Gov. Kathy Hochul Tests Positive for COVID-19

New York Gov. Kathy Hochul has tested positive for COVID-19. She tweeted the news Sunday. “Today I tested positive for COVID-19,” she posted. “Thankfully, I’m vaccinated and boosted, and I’m asymptomatic. I’ll be isolating and working remotely this week.” She ended with a reminder for folks to get their vaccines and boosters if they haven’t […]

Hollywood Modifies COVID-19 Protocols in Areas With “Low” Hospitalizations

The entertainment industry’s major studios and guilds modified its COVID-19 Safety Agreement, loosening certain requirements in areas such as testing and masking, in parts of the United States and Canada with “low” COVID hospital admissions. The modifications apply only to areas that have confirmed “low” COVID hospital admissions — the initial announcement doesn’t specifically identify […]