MARIANNE FAITHFULL IS OUT OF HOSPITAL
NEW YORK (AP) -Marianne Faithfull has been released from a London hospital where she spent the last three weeks for treatment for the coronavirus. A statement on her social media says she will continue to recuperate in London after being hospitalized for 22 days. Faithfull, who is 73, has had past health issues that include hepatitis C and breast cancer. For most people, the coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms, such as fever and cough, that clear up in two to three weeks. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe life-threatening illness, including pneumonia, and death.
SHAGGY RELEARNS TO COOK
NEW YORK (AP) - Like a lot of people forced to stay home during the coronavirus outbreak, Shaggy is trying to remember how to cook. He is stuck by himself in New York because he did not make it home to Jamaica before it closed to outside travelers. Shaggy says he used to cook, but now he has “to trial and error a little bit” to remember what to do. He says once he figured out how to make omelets, he got creative and made too much, and of course he had to eat it all. He says it’s hard to work out because he’s alone and unmotivated, and he’d rather just eat comfort food. Shaggy just released the album “Hot Shot 20,” which has new tracks as well as new versions of hits like “Angel” and “It Wasn’t Me.”
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THE BEASTIE BOYS BASED NEW DOCUMENTARY ON “THE KIDS ARE ALRIGHT”
NEW YORK (AP) - According to the surviving Beastie Boys, Adam Yauch wanted to do a documentary about the band along the lines of The Who’s 1979 rockumentary, “The Kids Are Alright.” Mike Diamond says Yauch was “obsessed” with that film. He says Yauch wanted to do something with existing footage of the band. Director Spike Jonze went through hours of archival footage and combined it with footage of Diamond and Adam Horovitz promoting the 2018 “Beastie Boys Book.” The result is the film “Beastie Boys Story,” debuting tomorrow on Apple TV Plus. There could be more Beastie Boys music, depending if Diamond and Horovitz decide to do that. Diamond says they’ve talked about it and it “might be fun to delve in and look at that stuff a little bit.”
WHITNEY HOUSTON MOVIE IS IN THE WORKS
LOS ANGELES (AP) - The screenwriter for “Bohemian Rhapsody,” the movie about Queen, is writing a screenplay for a movie about Whitney Houston. Anthony McCarten will write Houston’s life story, with the blessing of the Houston estate. The movie is tentatively titled “I Wanna Dance With Somebody.” A statement from the estate and music producer Clive Davis says that Stella Meghie is in “advanced talks” to direct. Meghie’s most recent film was “The Photograph” with Issa Rae.
YOUTUBE WILL PREMIERE SINGALONG VERSION OF “YELLOW SUBMARINE” MOVIE
LOS ANGELES (AP) - The singalong version of The Beatles film “Yellow Submarine” that hit theaters two years ago will premiere on YouTube on Saturday. The singalong version was released only to theaters in 2018 to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the film. It will run Saturday at noon Eastern on The Beatles’ official YouTube channel.
LIFE IS BEAUTIFUL FESTIVAL CANCELS
LAS VEGAS (AP) - The Life Is Beautiful Festival in Las Vegas has been called off for this year because of the coronavirus outbreak. Organizers say given the “unprecedented times,” they will instead work to create next year’s festival. Life Is Beautiful is usually held in September. This year’s lineup was not announced. Last year’s festival featured Chance The Rapper, The Black Keys, Billie Eilish (EYE’-lish) and Post Malone.
MUSIC VENUE THAT HOSTED JANIS JOPLIN WILL CLOSE PERMANENTLY
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - The music venue in Austin, Texas, where Janis Joplin launched her music career will close because of the coronavirus outbreak. Threadgill’s owner Eddie Wilson says he will not reopen it, but he did not provide further details. He says he plans to sell the property that includes Threadgill’s, which opened in 1933. Joplin was a student at the University of Texas when she performed there in the 1960s. Threadgill’s had been closed for years when Wilson reopened it in 1981.
By Margie Szaroleta