As Virus Spreads, Anger Floods Chinese Social Media

SHANGHAI — Recently, someone following the coronavirus crisis through China’s official news media would see lots of footage, often set to stirring music, praising the heroism and sacrifice of health workers marching off to stricken places.But someone following the crisis through social media would see something else entirely: vitriolic comments...

Washington Post Suspends a Reporter After Her Tweets on Kobe Bryant

The Washington Post suspended one of its reporters, Felicia Sonmez, after she posted tweets about Kobe Bryant in the hours after his death.Amid the flood of public tributes on Twitter to the retired Los Angeles Lakers star who died in a helicopter crash on Sunday at age 41, Ms. Sonmez posted a link to a 2016 Daily Beast article that detailed allegations...

Watch: Chris Evans, John Krasinski use Boston accents in Super Bowl ad

Jan. 27 (UPI) -- Chris Evans and John Krasinski use heavy Boston accents in a new Super Bowl ad. Hyundai shared a commercial Monday featuring actors Evans, Krasinski and Rachel Dratch and former Boston Red Sox baseball player David Ortiz that will run during Super Bowl LIV. Evans, Krasinski and Dratch channel their Massachusetts roots by using exaggerated...

Watch: Netflix shares trailer for 3DCG series 'Ghost in the Shell: SAC_2045'

Jan. 27 (UPI) -- Netflix is giving a glimpse of the 3DCG anime series Ghost in the Shell: SAC_2045. The streaming service shared a first trailer Monday for the animated series featuring the voices of Atsushi Nakanaka as Major Motoko Kusanagi, Akio Takatsuka as Bato and Hirota Takaji as Togusa. The preview shows Major (Nakanaka) and her Section 9 team...

Aerosmith to perform 50th anniversary show in Boston

Jan. 27 (UPI) -- Aerosmith will perform a 50th anniversary show in its hometown of Boston, Mass. The rock band said Monday on Twitter that it will celebrate its 50th anniversary as a group at the "Bad Boys of Boston" concert Sept. 18 at Fenway Park. Aerosmith will be joined by special guest Extreme. Tickets go on sale to the general public Friday...

Stocks Fall as Dangerous Coronavirus Spreads

Stocks and oil prices tumbled on Monday, as the spread of a dangerous virus in China raised investor worries about the global economy, just as it was beginning to emerge from a cloud of uncertainty related to the trade war.The sudden appearance of the coronavirus, which has killed at least 80 people in China and infected others around the globe, pierced...

Look: Selena Gomez celebrates Demi Lovato's 'inspirational' Grammys performance

Jan. 27 (UPI) -- Selena Gomez is celebrating Demi Lovato's "inspirational" Grammys performance. Gomez, 27, showed her support for Lovato, her friend and fellow singer and actress, Sunday on Instagram Stories after Lovato performed an emotional rendition of her new song "Anyone" at the Grammy Awards. Gomez shared a screenshot of Lovato onstage at the...

In Photos: Jim Carrey, James Mardsen attend 'Sonic the Hedgehog' family event

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Watch: Emily Blunt sings apology to Chris Martin over 'Quiet Place'

Jan. 27 (UPI) -- Emily Blunt is sorry she never responded to Chris Martin's A Quiet Place pitch. The 36-year-old actress sang an apology to Martin on Monday's episode of The Ellen DeGeneres Show after Martin said Blunt and her husband, John Krasinski, ignored his idea for a Quiet Place musical. "Well, I just -- it's sort of a way of me begging forgiveness,"...

Lana Del Rey, boyfriend Sean Larkin attend Grammys

Jan. 27 (UPI) -- Lana Del Rey brought her new boyfriend, Sean "Sticks" Larkin, to the Grammys. The 34-year-old singer and Larkin, a police officer who appears on the A&E reality series Live PD, attended the 62nd annual Grammy Awards Sunday in Los Angeles. Del Rey and Larkin kept close as they posed for photos on the red carpet. Del Rey wore a...

Ozzy Osbourne attends Grammys after Parkinson's news

Jan. 27 (UPI) -- Ozzy Osbourne attended the Grammys following news he is battling Parkinson's disease. The 62nd annual Grammy Awards, held Sunday in Los Angeles, marked the singer's first public appearance since sharing the news of his Parkinson's diagnosis last week. Osbourne, 71, used a cane as he walked the red carpet with his daughter Kelly Osbourne....

Cease-Fire in Libya Collapses Despite International Efforts

A cease-fire in the Libyan civil war has collapsed and foreign shipments to the combatants have resumed, shredding the work of a conference of world leaders who convened in Berlin just eight days ago.“Battles are raging on all front lines,” Ahmed Mismari, a spokesman for the military forces based in eastern Libya, told reporters over the weekend,...

Global Stocks Fall as Dangerous Coronavirus Spreads

Stocks tumbled on Monday and oil prices fell, as the spread of a dangerous virus in China raised investor worries about the global economy.The sudden appearance of the coronavirus, which has now killed at least 80 people in China and infected others in Europe and the United States, among other countries, has pierced a calm that had settled over financial...

Look: Jenna Cooper is pregnant with her first child

Jan. 27 (UPI) -- Bachelor alum Jenna Cooper is going to be a mom. The television personality announced on Instagram that she's expecting her first child with her boyfriend, Karl Hudson IV. Cooper shared a slideshow of photos that included two baby bump pictures and a snapshot of her pet pig with a sign that read, "I'm going to be a pig sister! May...

Harry Styles, Camila Cabello booked for 'Big Weekend' music fest

Jan. 27 (UPI) -- Harry Styles, Camila Cabello and Dua Lipa are confirmed as performers for BBC Radio 1's next Big Weekend, live music event. AJ Tracey, Biffy Clyro and Calvin Harris are also part of the lineup for the 17th edition of the festival, which is slated to take place in Camperdown Park in Dundee, Scotland May 22- 24. "Yes, Radio 1! Absolutely...

'Coronation Street' to mark 10,000-episode milestone

Jan. 27 (UPI) -- The 10,000th episode of the British soap opera Coronation Street is set to air on Feb. 7. "Rita is shocked when a parcel arrives containing the ashes of her estranged husband Dennis Tanner, along with a note requesting she scatter them in Blackpool," an ITV press release said. "Deciding a day trip is something everyone would enjoy,...

WWE Royal Rumble: Drew McIntyre, Charlotte Flair are going to WrestleMania

Jan. 27 (UPI) -- The road to WrestleMania has begun as WWE hosted the 33rd annual Royal Rumble event to determine who will main event the company's biggest show. The Royal Rumble on Sunday featured the Men's and Women's Royal Rumble matches where 30 superstars from Raw, Smackdown and NXT competed against each other. A competitor is eliminated if they...

Justin Simien's 'Bad Hair' takes on horrors of double standards

PARK CITY, Utah, Jan. 27 (UPI) -- Dear White People creator Justin Simien returned to Sundance with a horror movie about a killer hair weave, titled Bad Hair. Simien said the high-concept Bad Hair has just as much to say about race as his debut film and the Netflix series it inspired. "My favorite psycho-horror-thrillers are always about the society...

'Doctor Who' introduces first black Doctor, brings back Captain Jack

Jan. 27 (UPI) -- Sunday's episode of Doctor Who featured the introduction of the first black Doctor and the return of the long-absent Captain Jack Harkness. Jodie Whittaker plays the 13th incarnation of the time-traveling Doctor on the sci-fi show. This weekend's adventure saw her meet a woman named Ruth, played by Jo Martin, who turned out to be...

Gloria Steinem biopic puts spotlight on other women activists

PARK CITY, Utah, Jan. 27 (UPI) -- While The Glorias portrays Gloria Steinem's life as a feminist icon, it also puts the spotlight on lesser-known activists who helped shape her work. Steinem and Julie Taymor, who directed the film, said at the Sundance premier Sunday they hope it brings more attention to activists like Dorothy Pitman Hughes (Janelle...