Telethon raises $115M for New Yorkers impacted by COVID-19; Stars continue to pay tribute to the late Jerry Stiller; The Cannes Film Festival, one of the most glitzy fixtures in the entertainment calendar, was due to kick off Tuesday. (May 12)
LIZZY KNIGHT: AP ShowBiz Minute. Tina Fey shed tears after announcing that more than $115 million was raised to support New Yorkers impacted by COVID 19 during a virtual telethon. Fey was the host of the Rise Up New York event Monday evening. A-listers including Barbra Streisand, Jennifer Lopez, and Robert DeNiro were among those taking part.
Stars including Jerry Seinfeld and Julia Louis-Dreyfus have been paying tribute to Jerry Stiller who died aged 92. Jason Alexander said, "Stiller was perhaps the kindest man I ever had the honor to work beside." Seth Rogen tweeted, "He made me laugh till I cried on many occasions."
The Cannes Film Festival, one of the most glitzy fixtures in the entertainment calendar, was due to kick off Tuesday. The festival director has ditched plans to postpone the event to later in the year, and ruled out holding a virtual version. Movies due to have been screened at Cannes 2020 include Wes Anderson's "The French Dispatch" starring Owen Wilson and Timothee Chalamet, and Pixar's "Soul."
This is Lizzy Knight with AP Showbiz Minute.