Following is a abstract of present leisure information briefs.
Meet Robby Megabyte, Bosnia’s first robotic rock band musician
Bosnia’s hottest rock band, Dubioza Kolektiv, has a brand new recruit who sings and performs musical devices – a humanoid robotic referred to as Robby Megabyte. College students from Sarajevo College’s electrical engineering faculty agreed to construct Robby after the band requested a robotic designed to suit the idea of their album #fakenews, which was launched final 12 months.
The Weeknd, who is thought for pushing the bounds of creativity in his performances, mentioned on Thursday his Super Bowl halftime gig will proceed to comply with a narrative he is been telling however in a extra family-friendly approach. The Canadian singer, whose actual title is Abel Tesfaye, has carried out lately together with his face coated in bandages and launched gory movies, together with one by which two ladies come throughout his disembodied head as a part of his efficiency artwork storyline.
China says actors should comply with ethical pointers or face bans
China printed on Friday a brand new checklist of ethical pointers for actors and different performers, saying they may face a everlasting ban from their occupation in the event that they fail to conform. Performers mustn’t “violate ethics, morals, social public order or good customs, inflicting critical adverse social impression”, the Chinese language Affiliation for Performing Arts, a non-profit organisation backed by the federal government, mentioned on its web site.
‘Meals for the spirit’: French 106-year-old pianist to launch sixth album
Colette Maze says she started enjoying the piano when she was 4 years previous to seek out in music the heat absent in her strict upbringing. Right now, on the age of 106, her enjoying nonetheless exudes nice tenderness and sitting on the piano – one in every of 4 in her Paris residence – her agile fingers appear to barely contact the keys as she sways to the sounds of Schumann, Debussy and Chopin.
Snigger, however not too arduous: New Super Bowl advertisers hold it mild in pandemic
In a teaser advert Uber Eats launched forward of the Super Bowl, actor Mike Myers, reprising his position as Wayne from “Wayne’s World,” tells sidekick Garth what’s on everyone’s thoughts: “2020, man, that was a fantastic 12 months…not.” The meals supply app and different manufacturers doing nicely throughout the pandemic together with electronics model Logitech and gardening firm Scotts Miracle-Gro, will substitute long-time advertisers throughout Sunday’s Super Bowl LV telecast.
Good grief! Snoopy brings new antics to Peanuts streaming collection
Beloved beagle Snoopy and his mates from the Peanuts gang are starring in a brand new animated collection for the streaming TV period. Simply do not count on them to be texting or watching TikTok. “The Snoopy Present” debuts globally on Friday on the Apple TV+ streaming service, the place viewers can watch by way of cellphones, tablets or televisions. But the present itself will keep grounded in traditions which have charmed followers for 70 years, mentioned Jean Schulz, widow of Peanuts creator Charles Schulz.
Sci-fi movies, younger grownup thriller amongst six new Obama tasks for Netflix
Barack and Michelle Obama’s manufacturing firm on Friday introduced six new tasks in improvement for Netflix Inc, together with a love story with a supernatural twist and a younger grownup thriller. The previous president and first girl’s Greater Floor Productions will adapt British-Pakistani creator Mohsin Hamid’s novel “Exit West” into a movie, in accordance with an announcement from Netflix. The e book tells the story of a younger couple who discover magical doorways to move them to different locations and land in the course of a world refugee disaster.
Christopher Plummer, ‘Sound of Music’ star of stage and display, useless at 91
Christopher Plummer, a patrician Canadian who starred as widower Captain von Trapp reverse Julie Andrews within the blockbuster 1965 musical “The Sound Of Music” and in 2012 grew to become the oldest actor to win an Oscar, has died at 91, his longtime pal and supervisor mentioned on Friday. “The world has misplaced a consummate actor immediately and I’ve misplaced a cherished pal,” Andrews mentioned in an announcement. “I treasure the recollections of our work collectively and all of the humor and enjoyable we shared via the years.”
Manufacturing on the third “Fantastic Beasts” film has been halted after a group member examined optimistic for COVID-19, Warner Bros. Photos mentioned on Thursday. The franchise, a spin-off from the “Harry Potter” books and movies, stars Oscar winner Eddie Redmayne as “magizoologist” Newt Scamander.
Spike Lee again in Hollywood awards race with SAG nominations
Director Spike Lee’s Vietnam War drama “Da 5 Bloods” roared again into the Hollywood awards race on Thursday when it was nominated for the highest prize on the Display Actors Guild (SAG) awards, whereas presumed Oscar contender “Mank” received only one nod. “Da 5 Bloods”, from Netflix Inc, scored three nominations, tying with unbiased Korean-language drama “Minari,” and two different Netflix movies: jazz interval film “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom” and Sixties protest movie “The Trial of the Chicago 7.”
(With inputs from companies.)