Following is a abstract of present leisure information briefs.
Water child Hugh Jackman get soaking in sci-fi thriller ‘Memory’
Hugh Jackman calls himself a water child, however he is by no means spent as a lot time getting moist as in his newest film, “Memory.” “I am Australian born and bred so I really like the water. I am going into the ocean nearly each day if I can,” stated Jackman.
‘Paw Patrol’ unleashed: Behind ViacomCBS’s plan to tackle Disney
When “Paw Patrol: The Film” hits theaters and the Paramount+ streaming service on Friday, it should kick off one in every of ViacomCBS’ most bold efforts to tackle Disney within the streaming wars. The discharge of the function movie based mostly on the animated kids’s sequence a few group of rescue canines who defend their neighborhood can be backed by an “eight-figure” advertising blitz, with 1,800 TV advertisements throughout channels like Nickelodeon. It includes partnerships with nearly 200 firms – from Kellogg’s cereal to Greatest Western motels – on tie-ins for toys and different merchandise, a lot of which can include a free trial of Paramount+.
Timeline: A timeline of R. Kelly’s life and the intercourse abuse case in opposition to him
R&B singer R. Kelly is on trial in Brooklyn federal court docket on fees he led a two-decade racketeering scheme through which girls and women have been recruited for him to have intercourse with and subjected to bodily abuse and blackmail. Kelly has denied the fees.
‘Greatest Actor’: Dutch movie awards go gender-neutral
The principle film awards within the Netherlands will type this 12 months solely single out the very best appearing efficiency in a number one and supporting position, as a substitute of handing out separate prizes to female and male actors. The transfer is supposed to make the Golden Calf awards – named after the small golden statues introduced to winners – extra inclusive, organizers stated on Thursday.
Nation Music Awards strikes from broadcast TV to streaming on Amazon
Subsequent 12 months’s Academy of Nation Music Awards will stream reside on Amazon.com Inc’s Prime Video, the primary main awards present to maneuver solely on-line, organizers stated on Thursday. The awards, first held in 1966, are the longest-running honors in nation music and had been broadcast reside within the United States on the CBS broadcast channel. CBS determined to as a substitute air the CMT Music Awards, nation music honors voted on by followers, in April 2022.
Japan motion star Sonny Chiba dies from COVID-19 issues, NHK says
Japanese motion star Shinichi “Sonny” Chiba died in hospital from issues associated to COVID-19, public broadcaster NHK stated late on Thursday. He was 82. Chiba a martial artist and imposing actor recognized for his legendary battle scenes was greatest recognized within the West for his position as swordmaker Hattori Hanzo within the “Kill Invoice” sequence of movies.
Dylan Penn takes the lead in family-affair ‘Flag Day’
Dylan Penn, daughter of Hollywood heavyweights Sean Penn and Robin Wright, says she initially turned down the possibility to star in her father’s new movie “Flag Day” – her first main film position – however its prolonged manufacturing let her mature into the half.
Primarily based on Jennifer Vogel’s memoir “Flim-Flam Man”, the movie facilities round her relationship along with her father John, a petty felony turned counterfeiter.
R. Kelly accuser testifies that R&B singer made her costume like a Lady Scout
A key prosecution witness in opposition to R. Kelly at his intercourse abuse trial testified on Thursday that the R&B singer videotaped their sexual exercise when she was 16 and insisted she costume like a Lady Scout. Jerhonda Tempo, 28, one of many first girls to publicly accuse Kelly of sexual abuse, spoke throughout her second day of testimony in Brooklyn federal court docket, the primary of many anticipated prosecution witnesses in opposition to the 54-year-old Kelly.
Disney’s U.S. parks to supply faster experience entry for a price
Uninterested in lengthy waits for the Haunted Mansion or the Millennium Falcon? Walt Disney Co’s U.S. theme parks will provide an choice to pay for faster entry to among the hottest rides, the corporate stated on Wednesday. The function is a part of the rollout this fall of Disney Genie, a digital device designed to assist park guests maximize their time at Disney’s U.S. parks, now working at restricted capability because of the COVID-19 pandemic and requiring masks whereas guests are indoors.
New York to mark coronavirus comeback with free live performance
New York marks its emergence from the worst of the coronavirus pandemic with a star-studded free live performance in Central Park on Saturday. “We’re reopening New York City to the remainder of the world and music would be the catalyst,” stated report producer Clive Davis, who put collectively the occasion with promoters Dwell Nation.
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