Following is a abstract of present leisure information briefs.
UK police arrest eight in probe into U.S. celebrities SIM-swapping assaults
British police mentioned on Tuesday that they had arrested eight individuals as a part of an investigation into the SIM-swapping hijacking of U.S. celebrities’ telephones. Britain’s National Crime Agency (NCA) mentioned sports activities stars, musicians and their households had been focused by the rip-off by which criminals acquire entry to their sufferer’s telephones or accounts.
The Weeknd brings shiny lights, bandaged dancers to Tremendous Bowl
Canadian pop singer The Weeknd lit up a pandemic-restricted Super Bowl on Sunday with an upbeat efficiency of hits in entrance of a brightly lit cityscape evoking the theme of his latest album, “After Hours.” Throughout halftime at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida, the 30-year-old performer stepped out of a shiny convertible perched excessive above the stage amid neon indicators paying homage to the Las Vegas Strip at night time.
Music, marching and now a film: How a younger Black artist is pushing for justice in America
Musician Nathan Nzanga has marched in Portland, Chicago, and his hometown of Seattle. The rapper additionally has written songs that mirror why he protests, compositions calling for change and telling his story as an African American and because the U.S.-born son of immigrants from Congo. A movie starring Nzanga and that includes his music that was launched on-line in January provides his inventive perspective to the social justice motion.
Disney to drag the plug on animation studio behind ‘Ice Age,’ ‘Rio’ movies
Walt Disney Co is closing the animation studio behind movie franchises “Ice Age” and “Rio” because of the COVID-19 pandemic’s affect on the leisure business, the corporate mentioned on Tuesday. Disney had acquired the Greenwich, Connecticut-based studio in 2019 when it purchased twenty first Century Fox Inc in a $71 billion deal. (https://reut.rs/3rwCZG2)
Case towards movie workforce accused of disturbing wreck of ferry Estonia dismissed
The case towards two movie makers charged with disturbing the wreck of the ferry Estonia, which sank in 1994 with the lack of 852 lives, was dismissed on Monday by a Swedish courtroom as their vessel was not coated by the regulation defending the grave website. The boys have been a part of a Discovery Community documentary workforce which despatched a remote-operated car to movie the wreck within the Baltic Sea in 2019, discovering beforehand unknown harm to the hull and reviving hypothesis about the reason for the catastrophe.
“Downton Abbey” star Bonneville will get COVID-19 function as vaccine marshal
“Downton Abbey” star Hugh Bonneville has been attending to grips with a topical new function – as a volunteer marshal at a coronavirus vaccination centre. The 57-year-old British actor, greatest recognized internationally for enjoying patriarch Lord Grantham within the hit TV collection, is a part of the help workforce who greet those that arrive for his or her injections on the hub in Midhurst, southern England.
‘Second of pleasure’: reside music in an empty New York storefront
Dwell music from a violin and bass wafts from a New York Metropolis road nook, drawing passersby on a chilly February day. With an empty storefront as a stage, musicians are working their magic once more, amplified by sound programs open air, within the metropolis whose live performance halls have been silenced by the pandemic.
The Supremes co-founder Mary Wilson dies at age 76
Mary Wilson, a founding member of legendary Motown group The Supremes, died on Monday on the age of 76, her publicist mentioned. Wilson died out of the blue at her dwelling in Henderson, Nevada, in line with her publicist. No reason for dying was launched.
Michelle Pfeiffer and an uncommon cat star in quirky ‘French Exit’
New film “French Exit” follows a previously rich American girl and her son making a recent begin in Paris in a story enlivened by a very sincere clairvoyant, a speaking cat and different quirky parts. Opening in theaters on Friday, the movie stars Michelle Pfeiffer as headstrong socialite Frances Value, a job that has already earned her a Golden Globe nomination for greatest actress in a movie musical or comedy.
(With inputs from companies.)