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New this week: Jingle Ball 2020 & 2 doses of Meryl Streep

New this week: Jingle Ball 2020 & 2 doses of Meryl Streep

Here’s a collection curated by The Associated Press’ entertainment journalists of what’s arriving on TV, streaming services and music platforms this week.
Years of research laid groundwork for speedy COVID-19 shots

Years of research laid groundwork for speedy COVID-19 shots

How could scientists race out COVID-19 vaccines so fast without cutting corners? A head start helped -- over a decade of behind-the-scenes research that had new vaccine technology poised for a challenge just as the coronavirus erupted.
Manitoba government offers money for online performances so people will stay 凯发真人试玩首页home

Manitoba government offers money for online performances so people will stay 凯发真人试玩首页home

WINNIPEG — The Manitoba government is hoping that free online entertainment and classes will help people through the pandemic winter and convince more folks to stay 凯发真人试玩首页home.

Pandemic financial pressures deplete finances, spirits as festive season approaches

TORONTO — Pandemic restrictions and financial strain mean Christmas will look different than past years for Tia Cyr and her family, so she enlisted Santa in breaking the news to her son.

Longtime National Spelling Bee director steps down

The longtime executive director of the Scripps National Spelling Bee has stepped down. Scripps announced Paige Kimble's departure on Monday, effective immediately, after 22 years in charge of the world's preeminent spelling competition.
Gary Oldman on finding the frequency of 'Mank'

Gary Oldman on finding the frequency of 'Mank'

NEW YORK — The first time Gary Oldman and David Fincher met was in London 1990, when Fincher was looking to cast him in “Alien 3.” “And he had the sense to say no,” Fincher recalls.

"Epicentre for syphilis:' Alberta to try dual syphilis, HIV test to fight outbreak

EDMONTON — The University of Alberta has started a clinical trial to try to fight a syphilis outbreak in Edmonton and across northern Alberta.
'The Undoing' creator lured back to network TV for 'Big Sky'

'The Undoing' creator lured back to network TV for 'Big Sky'

LOS ANGELES — Writer-producer David E. Kelley gifted network TV with three decades of hits, including “Ally McBeal,” “The Practice” and “Boston Legal.” Then he switched to a new canvas, premium cable, to make HBO’s “Big Little Lies” and “The Undoing.
Shuttered Met Opera to lock out stagehands

Shuttered Met Opera to lock out stagehands

NEW YORK — The shuttered Metropolitan Opera said it will lock out its stagehands in Local One of the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees at midnight on Monday because it has been unable to negotiate wage cuts during the novel coronav
Cardi B, Post Malone, Foo Fighters to headline Montreal's 2021 Osheaga festival

Cardi B, Post Malone, Foo Fighters to headline Montreal's 2021 Osheaga festival

Montreal's Osheaga Music and Arts Festival has announced headliners for next summer's event, saying while times are uncertain, organizers need to plan for the future. A media release says the festival will run July 30 through Aug.