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 known as Robby Megabyte. College students from Sarajevo College’s electrical engineering college agreed to construct Robby after the band requested a robotic designed to suit the idea of their album #fakenews, which was launched final yr.
The Weeknd, who is understood for pushing the bounds of creativity in his performances, stated on Thursday his Super Bowl halftime gig will proceed to comply with a narrative he is been telling however in a extra family-friendly means. The Canadian singer, whose actual identify is Abel Tesfaye, has carried out not too long ago along with his face coated in bandages and launched gory movies, together with one during which two girls 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 revealed on Friday a brand new record of ethical pointers for actors and different performers, saying they might face a everlasting ban from their career in the event that they fail to conform. Performers shouldn’t “violate ethics, morals, social public order or good customs, inflicting critical destructive social impression”, the Chinese language Affiliation for Performing Arts, a non-profit organisation backed by the federal government, stated 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Colette Maze says she started enjoying the piano when she was 4 years outdated to search out in music the heat absent in her strict upbringing. Right this moment, on the age of 106, her enjoying nonetheless exudes nice tenderness and sitting on the piano – one in all 4 in her Paris house – her agile fingers appear to barely contact the keys as she sways to the sounds of Schumann, Debussy and Chopin.
Chuckle, however not too arduous: New Super Bowl advertisers hold it gentle 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 terrific yr…not.” The meals supply app and different manufacturers doing properly throughout the pandemic together with electronics model Logitech and gardening firm Scotts Miracle-Gro, will exchange long-time advertisers throughout Sunday’s Super Bowl LV telecast.
Good grief! Snoopy brings new antics to Peanuts streaming sequence
Beloved beagle Snoopy and his mates from the Peanuts gang are starring in a brand new animated sequence for the streaming TV period. Simply do not anticipate 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 through cell phones, tablets or televisions. But the present itself will keep grounded in traditions which have charmed followers for 70 years, stated 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 growth for Netflix Inc, together with a love story with a supernatural twist and a younger grownup thriller. The previous president and first woman’s Increased Floor Productions will adapt British-Pakistani writer Mohsin Hamid’s novel “Exit West” into a movie, in line with a press release 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 midst of a worldwide refugee disaster.
Christopher Plummer, ‘Sound of Music’ star of stage and display screen, 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 good friend and supervisor stated on Friday. “The world has misplaced a consummate actor immediately and I’ve misplaced a cherished good friend,” Andrews stated in a press release. “I treasure the recollections of our work collectively and all of the humor and enjoyable we shared via the years.”
Jennifer Lawrence reported harm by flying glass on film set
Oscar winner Jennifer Lawrence was hit close to the attention by flying glass whereas filming her new film in Boston, celeb web site TMZ and the Boston Globe reported on Friday. Glass from a managed explosion on the set of “Do not Look Up” reduce Lawrence’s eyelid and left her bleeding, TMZ stated.
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” obtained 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 businesses.)