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Entertainment industry tempers its tone after Paris attacks

Marilyn Manson and Motorhead are among the acts that have canceled shows in Paris following the terrorist attacks that killed at least 132 people. Hollywood is also responding by toning down the "Hunger Games" premiere.

Hard rock groups Motorhead and Marilyn Manson were scheduled to perform at The Zenith, on of Paris' most prominent venues, on Sunday and Monday, respectively.

Both shows were called off due after French authorities ordered that concerts be suspended.

"It was not The Zenith or the artists who wanted to cancel their shows, but we cannot go against the local government decree," the venue wrote on its website.

Motorhead and Marilyn Manson are the latest in a series of cancellations, after US, Foo Fighters and Coldplay called of Paris shows over the weekend following Friday's deadly attacks.

Terrorists killed at least 132 at multiple locations in the heart of Paris, including the famous Bataclan concert hall, where American heavy metal band Eagles of Death were performing.

Eagles of Death have since canceled their upcoming concerts in Germany. They had planned gigs in Cologne on Tuesday, in Munich on Thursday and in Bremen on November 22.

While the band members have been accounted for, some of their crew members are reported missing. "It must be feared that they were sadly victims of these despicable attacks," German concert organizer Marek Lieberberg told news agency dpa.

Hunger Games premiere tones down

The entertainment industry in Hollywood is responding to the tragedy by keeping events low key. The premiere of the film "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2" is taking place Monday (16.11.2016) in Los Angeles. But Liongate film studios have said that no interviews will take place at the premiere out of respect for the Paris victims.

Over the weekend, the popular US television show "Saturday Night Live" traded its typical opening sketch for a poignant monologue of solidarity, held in English and French by cast member Cecily Strong.

On Saturday in Stockholm, pop singer Madonna held a concert as planned, though she told press that she felt unsure about it.

"In many ways I feel torn, because it's like, 'Why am I up here dancing and having fun when people are crying over the loss of their loved ones?'" Madonna told the crowd. On Twitter, she expressed her solidarity with both the victims and refugees.

kbm/jb (AP, dpa, AFP)

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