Johnson to host virus equity concert
Dwayne Johnson will host and Shakira, Miley Cyrus and Jennifer Hudson will perform on a globally broadcast concert calling on world leaders to make coronavirus tests and treatment available and equitable for all.
The advocacy organization Global Citizen and the European Commission announced Monday that Global Goal: Unite for Our Future — The Concert will air Saturday on NBC in the U.S. and other television stations, radio stations, websites and streaming outlets around the world.
Other artists performing in isolation include Usher, Justin Bieber, Coldplay and Chloe x Halle.
The concert will also feature appearances from Billy Porter, Charlize Theron, Chris Rock, Kerry Washington, Salma Hayek and David Beckham.
“The event aims to lift up the global community that is tackling equitable access to health care and other enormous injustices facing our world,” Johnson said in a statement.
Organizers say the show is not a fundraiser, but it is instead intended to draw awareness to the disproportionate impact the coronavirus pandemic has had on marginalized communities.
Live Nation announces drive-in concert series: Tour promoter Live Nation has announced its firstever drive-in concert series in the U.S. for July. The entertainment company announced Monday “Live from the Drive-In” — a set of nine shows to take place July 10 to 12 in Nashville, Tennessee; Maryland Heights, Missouri; and Noblesville, Indiana. Brad Paisley will headline shows in all three cities, while Darius Rucker and Jon Pardi will also perform in Nashville at Nissan Stadium. Nelly will perform in
Maryland Heights, near St. Louis. Concertgoers will be able to drive into the parking lots of the amphitheaters and will have two empty parking lot spaces in between each vehicle so fans can watch and party from their designated individual tailgating zones.
Tribeca Drive-In series features films, comedy, football: “Jaws,” “Black Panther” and “Back to the Future” are just a few of the modern classics coming to the drive-in this summer. Tribeca Enterprises, IMAX and AT&T announced Monday the initial lineup for its summer series of films, comedy and football, running every weekend from July 2 through Aug. 2 in cities such as Los Angeles, New York, Dallas, Minneapolis, Miami and Seattle. Tickets, which are free for essential workers, are now on sale. A percentage of proceeds from the Tribeca Drive-In series will be donated to Black Lives Matter.
Viggo Mortensen’s career to be honored: The career of Viggo Mortensen, Aragorn in the popular trilogy “Lord of the Rings” and a protagonist in the Academy Award-winning “Green Book,” will be honored at this year’s San Sebastian Film Festival in Spain. The festival announced Monday that this year’s recipient of its Donostia Award will be Mortensen, 61, who has featured in about 50 movies in a career spanning more than three decades.
June 23 birthdays: Singer Diana Trask is 80. Actor Ted Shackelford is 74. Ex“Idol” judge Randy Jackson is 64. Actress Frances McDormand is 63. Director Joss Whedon is 56. Actress Selma Blair is 48. Singer KT Tunstall is 45. Actress Emmanuelle Vaugier is 44. Singer-songwriter Jason Mraz is 43. Actress Melissa Rauch is 40.
Dwayne Johnson will host a global concert calling on world leaders to make coronavirus tests available for all.