Following is a abstract of present leisure information briefs.
The “No Zoom” coverage for this yr’s Oscars ceremony is proving a headache for a number of nominees who dwell exterior the United States and who’re nonetheless below pandemic restrictions, in keeping with Hollywood publications. Selection and Deadline Hollywood reported on Wednesday that publicists and a few studio executives have complained to the movie academy about logistics, prices, and quarantine points raised by the choice to bar nominees from collaborating within the ceremony remotely.
Disney delays ‘Black Widow’ debut, provides streaming choice 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 stated it will supply the film concurrently in theaters and for a charge 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 Could 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 corporations to rent older ladies for his or her promoting campaigns, difficult what she says are the ageist norms practiced by many firms. Geeta J, a former instructor who took to modeling when she turned 50, says she desires innerwear firms in India to be extra inclusive and keep away from that includes solely youthful ladies of their promotion drives.
Harry Connick Jr. releases pandemic-produced album, ‘Religion’
Jazz musician Harry Connick Jr. is showcasing a religious aspect together with his new album, “Alone With my Religion.” Connick Jr. created the album in his residence studio in the course of the pandemic, enjoying all of the devices, recording all background vocals, and doing the engineering. The singer stated the method acted as remedy throughout unsure instances.
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 stated on Tuesday, because it set out a deal to indicate Warner Bros movies earlier than they’re made obtainable for residence streaming from 2022. The world’s second-largest cinema group, whose reopening plans observe bigger U.S. rival AMC’s, stated the multi-year take care of Warner Bros would let it present the studio’s motion pictures in U.S. cinemas with 45 days exclusivity, starting subsequent yr.
Music soothes pandemic blues as 2020 document gross sales hit excessive observe
Activate, tune in and keep at residence. That is what tens of millions of music followers did in 2020, with an increase in subscription streaming resulting in world recorded music income development of seven.4%. The market reported complete revenues of $21.6 billion, marking its sixth consecutive yr of development, business commerce physique the IFPI stated in its World Music Report on Tuesday.
Tina Turner bows out of public life with emotional documentary
Tina Turner opens up about her troubled previous and dwelling with PTSD within the new documentary “TINA”, a movie the soul and rock star says is the ultimate act of her public life earlier than bowing out. Woven round a candid interview with the 81-year-old, testimonies from individuals who know her, and archive materials, the movie tracks the singer’s rise from a self-described “lady from the cotton fields” to a worldwide music icon.
‘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 gained 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 consequence of issues from bypass surgical procedure,” his spouse Sonia Segal stated in a press release on Tuesday.
(With inputs from companies.)