Entertainment

Ellis Marsalis
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Associated Press
April 01, 2020 - 9:34 pm
Ellis Marsalis, jazz pianist, teacher and patriarch of a New Orleans musical family that includes famed musician sons Wynton and Branford, has died.
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Jovan Webb, Scoot and Faith Becnel in the WWL Studio
Dave Cohen, WWL First News early edition
March 29, 2020 - 8:29 pm
Louisiana's Jovin Webb and Faith Becnel both advanced to the top 20 on American Idol.
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FILE - In this June 9, 2012, file photo, Kenny Rogers performs at the 2012 CMA Music Festival in Nashville, Tenn. Actor-singer Kenny Rogers, the smooth, Grammy-winning balladeer who spanned jazz, folk, country and pop with such hits as “Lucille,” “Lady” and “Islands in the Stream” and embraced his persona as “The Gambler” on record and on TV died Friday night, March 20, 2020. He was 81. (Photo by Wade Payne/Invision/AP, File)
Associated Press
March 21, 2020 - 5:32 am
Actor-singer Kenny Rogers, the smooth, Grammy-winning balladeer who spanned jazz, folk, country and pop with such hits as “Lucille,” “Lady” and “Islands in the Stream” and embraced his persona as “The Gambler” on record and on TV, died Friday night. He was 81. He died at home in Sandy Springs,...
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Dave Cohen, WWL First News early edition
March 17, 2020 - 7:07 pm
The New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival is rescheduling for some time in the fall due to coronavirus.
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FILE - In this Feb. 9, 2020 file photo, Tom Hanks, left, and Rita Wilson arrive at the Oscars at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. The couple have tested positive for the coronavirus, the actor said in a statement Wednesday, March 11. The 63-year-old actor said they will be "tested, observed and isolated for as long as public health and safety requires." (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)
Associated Press
March 17, 2020 - 1:52 am
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Tom Hanks and his wife, Rita Wilson, were released from an Australian hospital on Tuesday, five days after they were diagnosed with the new coronavirus, media reported. Queensland state's health department would not comment on media reports that the 63-year-old...
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WWL Newsroom
March 14, 2020 - 4:14 am
Ellen DeGeneres 'suspending' production of her show
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Lizzy Buczak
March 12, 2020 - 1:07 pm
Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson were diagnosed with COVID-19 on Wednesday, but their son, Chet Hanks, doesn’t seem too concerned. The 29-year-old gave an update on his parents’ condition on Instagram. Find out what he had to say.
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Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson
USA TODAY
Dave Cohen, WWL First News early edition
March 11, 2020 - 9:16 pm
Tom Hanks has coronavirus, wife Rita Wilson does too.
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FILE - In this Feb. 9, 2020 file photo, Tom Hanks, left, and Rita Wilson arrive at the Oscars at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. The couple have tested positive for the coronavirus, the actor said in a statement Wednesday, March 11. The 63-year-old actor said they will be "tested, observed and isolated for as long as public health and safety requires." (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)
Associated Press
March 11, 2020 - 8:49 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Tom Hanks and his actress-singer wife Rita Wilson have tested positive for the coronavirus, the actor said in a statement Wednesday. Hanks said the couple were in Australia and felt tired, with colds, body aches and slight fevers. "To play things right, as is needed in the world...
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Harvey Weinstein arrives at a Manhattan courthouse as jury deliberations continue in his rape trial, Monday, Feb. 24, 2020, in New York. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
AP News
March 11, 2020 - 2:46 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Harvey Weinstein pleaded for mercy and said he was “totally confused” by the sex crime case that got him sentenced Wednesday to 23 years in prison, capping the onetime Hollywood mogul's #MeToo downfall. His accusers — those who testified against him and many others who have spoken...
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