Mobile-only Quibi sees more than 300,000 downloads on launch day: Sensor Tower

Wed, Apr. 8, 2020

Mobile-only streaming service Quibi racked up more than 300,000 downloads on its launch day, industry site Sensor Tower said on Tuesday, as stay-at-home viewers lapped up its short films starring Hollywood A-listers.

Swiss street artist pays tribute to unsung coronavirus heroes

Wed, Apr. 8, 2020

Street artist David Perez has found his own way to pay tribute in Switzerland to the people he regards as the unsung heroes of the coronavirus crisis.

'Harry Potter' author J.K Rowling says fully recovered from likely coronavirus

Tue, Apr. 7, 2020

“Harry Potter” author J.K. Rowling said on Monday she had recovered from a suspected case of COVID-19 after two weeks of illness.

Lady Gaga announces star-studded coronavirus benefit telecast

Tue, Apr. 7, 2020

Lady Gaga on Monday announced a worldwide telecast featuring Paul McCartney, Lizzo, Billie Eilish and others to support healthcare workers responding to the global coronavirus outbreak.

UK PM Johnson's health worsens, taken to intensive care

Mon, Apr. 6, 2020

Prime Minister Boris Johnson's condition has worsened since being hospitalized with persistent COVID-19 symptoms.

Doris Day's awards, animal artifacts haul in $3 million at auction

Mon, Apr. 6, 2020

An auction of late actress Doris Day's four Golden Globe awards and other items from her life generated nearly $3 million over the weekend, far outpacing original estimates, Julien's Auctions said on Sunday.

Singer Pink says she had coronavirus, pledges $1 million to relief efforts

Mon, Apr. 6, 2020

U.S. singer Pink said on Friday she had tested positive for COVID-19, the respiratory disease caused by the new coronavirus, two weeks ago and has since recovered.

Bill Withers, soulful singer of 'Ain't No Sunshine,' dead at 81

Sat, Apr. 4, 2020

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Bill Withers, a soulful singer best known for the 1970s hits “Lean on Me,” “Lovely Day” and “Ain’t No Sunshine,” has died at age 81 from heart complications, his family said on Friday.