What's the Kennection? #279

In his animated debut, what cheese-loving British inventor journeyed to the Moon with his dog Gromit?

What one-named R&B talent took a long break between 2000's Voodoo and his 2014 follow-up Black Messiah?

According to Michael Jackson's press agent, what chimpanzee "went bananas" in 1990 when he heard media rumors of his own death?

William Shakespeare's hometown of Stratford sits on which English river?

What term from a freelance journalist may refer to the twine that editors used to measure their column-inches of text?

What's the "Kennection"?