Following is a abstract of present leisure information briefs.
Disney delays ‘Black Widow’ debut, provides streaming possibility in summer season film shuffle
Walt Disney Co on Tuesday delayed the worldwide launch of Marvel Studios movie “Black Widow” by two months till July and mentioned it might provide the film concurrently in theaters and for a payment on the Disney+ streaming service. Theater operators had been hoping that “Black Widow,” starring Scarlett Johansson because the Russian-born spy-turned-superhero, would kick off a summer season blockbuster season in early Might and draw crowds again to theaters after prolonged closures because of the coronavirus pandemic.
Indian lingerie mannequin, 52, hopes to encourage inclusivity, change
A 52-year-old Indian lingerie mannequin is pushing e-commerce companies to rent older ladies for his or her promoting campaigns, difficult what she says are the ageist norms practiced by many corporations. Geeta J, a former trainer who took to modeling when she turned 50, says she needs innerwear corporations in India to be extra inclusive and keep away from that includes solely youthful ladies of their promotion drives.
Istanbul stray canine get personal starring roles in new movie
Zeytin likes to stroll via the streets of Istanbul at evening, Nazar simply befriends strangers, whereas Kartal lives on a development web site within the bustling Turkish metropolis. The trio is the main target of the brand new documentary “Stray” which depicts day by day life in Istanbul via the eyes of three canine that roam its streets, trying to find meals, wandering alongside the Bosphorus, and stumbling upon a ladies’s rights march.
Cineworld seeks to beat pandemic blues with Warner Bros deal
U.S. cinema chain Regal will reopen subsequent month in time for big-budget launch “Godzilla vs. Kong”, proprietor Cineworld mentioned on Tuesday, because it set out a deal to point out Warner Bros movies earlier than they’re made obtainable for residence streaming from 2022. The world’s second-largest cinema group, whose reopening plans comply with bigger U.S. rival AMC’s, mentioned the multi-year cope with Warner Bros would let it present the studio’s motion pictures in U.S. cinemas with 45 days exclusivity, starting subsequent yr.
Trendy African music is altering perceptions of the continent as a part of a world cultural shift that marks a “huge second”, Nigerian music artist Burna Boy advised Reuters after hailing his first Grammy award. Burna Boy was awarded a Grammy for the Finest World Music Album this month for ‘Twice As Tall’ which was launched final yr.
Music soothes pandemic blues as 2020 document gross sales hit excessive observe
Activate, tune in and keep at residence. That is what hundreds of thousands of music followers did in 2020, with an increase in subscription streaming resulting in international recorded music income progress of seven.4%. The market reported complete revenues of $21.6 billion, marking its sixth consecutive yr of progress, business commerce physique the IFPI mentioned in its World Music Report on Tuesday.
‘Contact of Class’ actor George Segal dies at age 87
George Segal, the Oscar-nominated actor who sparred with Richard Burton in “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf,” romanced Glenda Jackson in “A Contact of Class” and received laughs within the TV sitcom “The Goldbergs,” has died on the age of 87. “The household is devastated to announce that this morning George Segal handed away as a result of issues from bypass surgical procedure,” his spouse Sonia Segal mentioned in a press release on Tuesday.
(With inputs from companies.)