In the wake of tragic terrorist attacks that struck Paris on Friday night, the world of entertainment changed its plans.
From blockbuster movie premieres to TV show rescheduling to concert cancellations, here’s how show business was affected.
On Sunday, Lionsgate announced it planned to scale back the El Lay premiere of the Hunger Games: Mockingjay — Part 2 on Monday night.
The studio said in a statement:
“Out of respect for the very recent events in Paris, we have decided to modify our red carpet and we will not conduct interviews at Monday’s ├óΓé¼╦£Mockingjay 2′ premiere. We will proceed with the rest of the event as planned in honor of the incredible fans who have always supported our films with such passion.”
While the Jennifer Lawrence-led film had its premiere scaled down, some studios are canceling premieres altogether.
For the upcoming week, CBS yanked terrorism-related episodes of Supergirl and NCIS: Los Angeles that were scheduled to air on Monday night.
The world of music also shifted plans. The Foo Fighters cancelled the remaining dates of their Sonic Highways World tour, which included a Paris leg.
U2 also dropped their plans to perform in paris on Saturday and Sunday night. Instead, the band paid tribute to the victims by visiting the memorial outside the Bataclan — one of the locations where the Friday attacks took place.
Frontman Bono said in an interview on Saturday:
“If you think about it, the majority of victims last night are music fans. This is the first direct hit on music that we’ve had in this so-called War on Terror. It’s very upsetting. These are our people. This could be me at a show. It’s a very recognizable situation for you and for me and the coldblooded aspect of this slaughter is deeply disturbing and that’s what I can’t get out of my head.”
Our hearts go out to everyone affected far greater than Hollywood by these senseless acts of violence.