New this week: 'Outer Banks,' Adam Lambert, 'Snowfall'
This week’s new entertainment releases include the arrival of a new Dierks Bentley album, the unveiling of Sony’s PlayStation VR2 virtual reality headset and Tom Hanks landing on video on demand as a despondent and ornery widower in “A Man Called Otto."
Netflix leads GLAAD Media Awards for LGBTQ representation
GLAAD also noted that transgender characters were prominently featured in “9-1-1: Lone Star,” “Star Trek: Discovery,” “Saved by the Bell,” “Big Mouth” and “Supergirl.”Award recipients will be announced during a virtual ceremony scheduled for April. AdSeveral categories increased from five to 10 nominees to recognize expanding levels of diverse LGBTQ representation across several media genres. "This year’s nominees remind us that even in times of political and cultural division, diverse LGBTQ representation and visibility can enlighten, entertain, and create lasting change,” said GLAAD President & CEO Sarah Kate Ellis in a statement. AdIn its recent “Where We Are on TV” report, GLAAD found that LGBTQ and gender inclusiveness on television has retreated slightly this season due to delays and shutdowns caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Music artists who earned GLAAD nominations this year include Adam Lambert, Brandy Clark, Halsey, Kehlani, Lady Gaga, Miley Cyrus, Pabllo Vittar, Peppermint, Ricky Martin and Sam Smith.
New this week: 'Resident Alien,' Arlo Parks & 'Palmer'
This image released by Syfy shows Alan Tudyk as Harry Vanderspeigle in a scene from the new series "Resident Alien," premiering Wednesday on Syfy. — AP Film Writer Jake CoyleMUSIC— iHeartRadio’s fifth annual ALTer EGO show dedicated to contemporary rock artists starring Billie Eilish, Foo Fighters and Coldplay will air virtually on Thursday night. — British singer-songwriter Arlo Parks is having a breakthrough, and she can count former first lady Michelle Obama as a fan. — If a wacky sci-fi series sounds appealing, check out “Resident Alien.” Alan Tudyk plays Harry, masquerading as a small-town doctor — and a human — after crash-landing on Earth. Based on the comic book series of the same name, “Resident Alien” debuts 10 p.m. EST Wednesday on SyFy.
Tituss Burgess, Adam Lambert star in 'Ratatouille' musical
This combination of file photos shows from left to right, Tituss Burgess, Ashley Park and Adam Lambert. The entertainers are performing in TikToks crowdsourced Ratatouille musical. (AP Photo)NEW YORK – TikTok’s crowdsourced “Ratatouille” musical has cooked up some serious talent for its one-night-only benefit concert, including roles for Tituss Burgess, Adam Lambert, Wayne Brady, André De Shields and Ashley Park. “Ratatouille: The TikTok Musical” — fondly nicknamed the “Ratatousical” — will begin streaming on Friday at 7 p.m. Burgess will play Remy, Lambert plays his older brother, Emile, and Brady plays his father.
New this week: Mariah Carey, Gloria Steinem & 'South Park'
Here’s a collection curated by The Associated Press’ entertainment journalists of what’s arriving on TV, streaming services and music platforms this week. MOVIES— "The Glorias ": Julie Taymor's film, based on Gloria Steinem's 2015 book “My Life on the Road,” is a biopic with verve and flair. Johnson's latest, premiering Friday on Netflix, is a playful eulogy to her father as she slowly loses him to dementia. — AP Music Editor Mesfin FekaduTELEVISION— If laughter is good medicine, then it’s “South Park” to the rescue. Meanwhile, Randy deals with his alleged role in the viral outbreak that has the town of South Park on defense.
Brian May reveals recent heart attack, says he's good now
LONDON Queen guitarist Brian May says he recently had three stents put in after experiencing a small heart attack.May said Monday in an Instagram video that the stents were put in after his doctor drove him to a hospital after he starting feeling the symptoms of a heart attack. I walked out with a heart thats very strong now, May said. Im incredibly grateful that I now have a life to lead again, he said. His video post details a lengthy health saga this month that included dealing with a compressed nerve that was causing him extreme pain. Proceeds from the song benefit the World Health Organizations COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund.
Lady Gaga headlines Global Event for coronavirus airing live here
Lady Gaga headlines Global Citizen’s massive concert event titled “One World: Together at Home” to raise funds amid the coronavirus pandemic. The concert on Saturday is being live-streamed and broadcast on Local 10 and ABC. It’s the largest gathering of major artists and influencers since Live Aid in 1985. Livestream Schedule• 0-2 HOURS •Adam LambertAndra DayBlack CoffeeCharlie PuthEason ChanHozier & Maren MorrisHussain Al JassmiJennifer HudsonJessie ReyezKeshaLang LangLiam PayneLisa MishraLuis FonsiMilky ChanceNiall HoranPicture ThisRita OraSofi TukkerThe KillersVishal Mishra• 2 - 4 HOURS •Adam LambertAnnie LennoxBen PlattCassper NyovestChristine And The QueensCommonDelta GoodremEllie GouldingFinneasJack JohnsonJacky CheungJess GlynneJessie JJuanesKeshaMichael BubléRita OraSebastián YatraSheryl CrowSho MadjoziSofi TukkerThe KillersZuccheroRolling Stones• 4 - 6 HOURS •AngèleAnnie LennoxBen PlattBilly Ray CyrusCharlie PuthChristine And The QueensCommonEason ChanEllie GouldingHozierJennifer HudsonJessie JJohn LegendJuanesLady AntebellumLeslie Odom Jr.Luis FonsiNiall HoranPicture ThisSebastián YatraSheryl CrowSuperM
Ciara is latest musician to postpone show due to coronavirus
NEW YORK, N.Y. – Grammy-winning singer Ciara is the latest musician to postpone a concert because of the rapidly spreading coronavirus. Ciara, who is pregnant, was set to perform in Texas at the grand opening of the new Fort Hood USO on March 19 but announced Saturday that the event is being postponed. “With the continued spread of the coronavirus throughout the U.S., as a pregnant woman, my doctors have advised me to limit travel and large group gatherings,” Ciara said in a statement. And Mariah Carey announced she was postponing a March concert in Honolulu to November because of the coronavirus. And in Asia, several acts including BTS, Green Day, Avril Lavigne and Khalid, have cancelled or postponed live shows.
Global Citizen Festival announces iconic lineup
The headliners for this year's Global Citizen Festival, which will be held Sept. 28 in Central Park, pack a big punch. Queen, still riding its "Bohemian Rhapsody" publicity bump, will perform, with Adam Lambert on vocals. and Carole King will also headline the event, which highlights Global Citizen's mission of ending poverty. "Where you live shouldn't determine whether you live," Pharrell tweeted on Tuesday, talking about his partnership with the Global Citizen cause. "Global citizens" earn their way into the audience by taking actions like signing petitions, tweeting about issues or calling their senators.