Patti Smith returns to singing live with Brooklyn concert
CORRECTS DAY OF CONCERT - FILE - Patti Smith attends a special screening of "Pavarotti" at the iPic Theater in New York on May 28, 2019. Smith performed six songs as well as read poetry and excerpts from her book “Just Kids” in the Beaux-Arts Court at the museum, her voice bouncing off the skylight 60 feet above. It was a concert to also honor museum workers and drew just under 50 people, all socially distanced in widely spaced chairs. The Smith concert came on the same day in 1989 that Mapplethorpe died at age 42. It also marked the one-year anniversary of when Smith last performed live, at The Fillmore in San Francisco.
Oprah’s deft royal interview shows why she’s still the queen
In this video grab issued Monday, March 8, 2021 by CBS This Morning, Oprah Winfrey discusses her interview with Prince Harry and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex. "Oprah with Meghan and Harry: A CBS Primetime Special aired March 7. (CBS This Morning via AP)LOS ANGELES – There were royal victims and villains in Harry and Meghan’s tell-all — or tell enough — interview with Oprah Winfrey. But there was only one immediate and clear winner: the American media queen. She also explained the palace bureaucracy that dictates aspects of royal lives, aside from the wishes of the queen, something that U.S. viewers may be unfamiliar with.
Sentimental video tribute closes Trebek's final "Jeopardy!"
A video tribute to the host opened the Friday, Jan. 8, 2021 episode of the quiz show, the final one that Trebek taped before pancreatic cancer claimed his life on Nov. 8. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File)More than two months after Alex Trebek’s death, fans of “Jeopardy!” finally got the chance to say goodbye. A video tribute to the host closed Friday’s episode of the quiz show, the final one that Trebek taped before pancreatic cancer claimed his life on Nov. 8. The week's final Trebek episodes began Monday with the host urging viewers to give to others who were suffering during the coronavirus pandemic. His final shows were originally scheduled to air Christmas week, but they were put off until this week to give the send-off more exposure.
Broadway shutdown due to virus extended again until January
NEW YORK The shutdown on Broadway has been extended again until at least early January. Although an exact date for performances to resume has yet to be determined, Broadway producers are now offering refunds and exchanges for tickets purchased for shows through Jan. 3. The Broadway experience can be deeply personal but it is also, crucially, communal, said Thomas Schumacher, chairman of the board of The Broadway League, which represents producers. Producers, citing health and city authorities, previously extended the shutdown to June 7 and then again to Sept. 6. Broadway grossed $1.8 billion last season and attracted a record 15 million people.
Age and pandemic: Time lost, plans canceled, dreams deferred
The global pandemic has left them wondering about the time they have left, and how to spend those moments when movement is severely limited. One less year is one less trip, said 72-year-old Bob Busch, an avid traveler from Sarasota, Florida who canceled a 35-day camping trip with his wife. They are healthy this year, but what about in the future, after the pandemic has passed? Plans to see another grandson graduate from UCLA in California have also been scrapped. She has postponed her sabbatical because of the pandemic and figures her plans for retirement have been pushed back.
Mother’s heartbreaking video of son with dwarfism crying because of bullying goes viral
A viral video showing the impact of bullying has resulted in an outpouring of support for a young boy in Australia. Quaden Bayles, 9, lives with dwarfism and has been bullied at school. The clip has been viewed millions of times, triggering a global outpouring of support, including from actor Hugh Jackman. Comedian Brad Williams, who also lives with dwarfism, set up a GoFundMe page hoping to raise $10,000 to send Bayles and his mother to Disneyland in California. https://t.co/vGLHQXzO0K — Brad Williams (@funnybrad) February 20, 2020The viral video has also put a spotlight on dwarfism around the globe.
These celebrities are donating money to the Australian bushfires
The bushfires in Australia are still ravaging parts of the country and are wreacking havoc on small communities and rural towns. The damage has been devastating and news of the bushfires has spread overseas with many activists and celebrities sharing photos of the devastation on social media. There are many different places where you can donate money to help with relief, and many celebrities have shared donation links and even donated themselves. I am totally devastated watching what is happening in Australia right now with the horrific bushfires. Another Australian actor, Russell Crowe, who is in Australia right now, posted that he donated $105,000 to firefighters.
Ryan Reynolds Surprises Frenemy Hugh Jackman With a NSFW Birthday Message
Happy birthday, Hugh Jackman! None, however, were as NSFW as the one sent by his frenemy, Ryan Reynolds. Reynolds replied to the comment after singing Jackman "Happy Birthday." Jackman also posted Reynolds' message to his Instagram, writing, "At first I thought -- Ugh, now I actually have to apologize. RELATED CONTENT:Ryan Reynolds and Hugh Jackman 'Call a Truce' on Their Twitter Feud ... SortaHugh Jackman Announces World Tour Performing Songs From 'The Greatest Showman' and 'Les Miserables'
Hugh Jackman Stops Concert to Help Man Propose
Hugh Jackman stopped his recent concert to help a man pop the question. Jackman is currently in the midst of a global arena tour called "The Man. While in St. Paul, Minnesota, on June 22, the actor stopped his concert and approached Sanaa Ahmed, 24, and her now-fiance, Joe Kripal, 25. Video of the moment captures Jackman explaining that he doesn't usually do this but that he'd received a moving letter from Kripal months earlier asking for help, according to T&T Creative. RELATED STORIESMan Pulls Off Epic Underwater Proposal While Diving in Dominican RepublicDolphin Lends a Fin for Man's Proposal: 'Will You Marry Me?'
A visit backstage at the Tony Awards
A visit backstage at the Tony Awards The stars will gather to see who is the best of the best on the Great White Way at the 68th Annual Tony Awards. Mo Rocca goes backstage with Hugh Jackman, master of ceremonies for the show, and others who have been working for months to make this year’s broadcast a real show-stopper.cbsnews.com
Hugh Jackman on "X-Men: Days of Future Past"
Hugh Jackman on "X-Men: Days of Future Past" It's a mutant family reunion 14 years in the making. "X-Men: Days of Future Past" includes stars from all of the past installments in the franchise. As Suzanne Marques reports, Hugh Jackman's Wolverine goes back in time to save the future of the X-Men.cbsnews.com