FLEABAG WINS BIG AT ROYAL TELEVISION AWARDS: The BBC and Amazon’s co-production Fleabag received massive on the live-streamed present that was held behind closed doorways for the primary time because of coronavirus. Phoebe Waller-Bridge’s Fleabag snagged awards for greatest scripted comedy and greatest author. Craig Mazin, in the meantime, received greatest drama author for HBO and Sky Atlantic’s Chernobyl. HBO and BBC’s Gentleman Jack received greatest drama.
TYRA BANKS STALLS THEME PARK: Tyra Banks is suspending the opening of ModelLand Theme Park within the wake of coronavirus. It was set to open Might 1 in Santa Monica. “As is not any shock, in gentle of the suggestions of the CDC, WHO and California Governor Gavin Newsom, we have now determined to postpone the opening of ModelLand,” learn a model assertion on Wednesday. “We’ll proceed to observe the state of affairs and decide a brand new date to open that’s applicable and secure. We stay excited to convey the wonderous world of ModelLand to you and can wait to welcome you to our attraction when the time is true.”
GAMING USAGE SPIKES: Because the coronavirus outbreak shuts down public life, many are turning to gaming, Verizon reviews. U.S. online game utilization was up 75% for the reason that quarantine received began final week. Video streaming is up 12% and general net site visitors is up 20%. “As we see increasingly more people make money working from home and college students have interaction in on-line studying, it’s a pure byproduct that we’d see a rise in net site visitors and entry to VPN. And as extra leisure choices are cancelled in communities throughout the U.S., a rise in video site visitors and on-line gaming is no surprise,” says Kyle Illness, chief expertise officer for Verizon.
CANNES LIONS FESTIVAL CANCELED: The Cannes Lions Competition of Creativity is suspending its 2020 version till October. “We’ve made the choice to maneuver ahead with our contingency plan and the pageant will now happen from Oct. 26-30, organizers mentioned. “As at all times, the well being, security and wellbeing of our neighborhood is our precedence. The choice was made following productive talks with our valued companions and clients and following session with public well being officers, the Metropolis of Cannes and the French authorities.” The Cannes Movie Competition has not but introduced a change to plans.
LYLE WAGGONER DIES: Carol Burnett Present and Marvel Lady star Lyle Waggoner has died at age 84. An announcement from his household learn that the “loving husband, father, grandfather, entrepreneur, and actor handed away peacefully at dwelling on March 17th on the age of 84 along with his spouse at his aspect. The reason for dying was most cancers.” He’s survived by his spouse of 60 years, Sharon, their two sons, Jason and Beau, and his 4 beloved grandchildren.