Entertainment News Roundup: Royal Blood Rockers Excited For Return Of “Alien” Live Music; Italy’s first ballerina, Carla Fracci, dies aged 84 and over
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Rockers Royal Blood excited for return of ‘alien’ live music
British rock band Royal Blood says they can’t wait to tour their latest album topped the charts, though at the moment the concept of performing for audiences seems ‘alien’ after the COVID-19 pandemic has stopped live music performances for over a year. The duo, which formed in 2011, are halfway through recording their third album “Typhoons” when Britain entered its first nationwide lockdown in March 2020 and had to abandon sessions. .
‘It means everything’: Mary J. Blige inducted into New York’s Apollo Walk of Fame
Mary J. Blige has nine Grammy Awards, eight multi-platinum albums, two Oscar nominations, and now the singer-songwriter has a plaque on the Apollo Theater’s Walk of Fame. Blige, also known as the queen of hip-hop soul with millions of fans around the world, was inducted on Friday on the Walk of Fame just outside the legendary Harlem Theater.
Oscars will once again allow movies on streaming platforms to compete for top honors
The organizers of the Oscars on Thursday moved the ceremony date from 2022 to the end of March, a month later than originally planned, and said films released on streaming services would be eligible for the Academy Awards again. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences said in a statement that the Academy Awards will take place on March 27, 2022, at the show’s traditional home in Hollywood. The ceremony was originally scheduled for February 27.
Main Italian ballerina Carla Fracci dies at 84
Carla Fracci, one of the most famous ballerinas of the 20th century who emerged from humble origins in Italy to dazzle audiences in theaters around the world, has died, her family said on Thursday. She was 84 years old and suffered from cancer.
Russia warns Disney against distribution of shorts featuring gay character
Russian communications regulator Roskomnadzor on Friday warned Walt Disney Co. against distributing content it said was harming children in Russia with the release of a short film, “Out,” which features a character. main gay. Roskomnadzor said he sent a letter to Disney noting that it was against Russian law to disseminate information that “denies family values and promotes non-traditional sex” to children.
One Minute With: Michael Douglas & Kathleen Turner on “Kominsky” Reunion
Kathleen Turner joins Michael Douglas on screen for the final season of “The Kominsky Method,” a reunion after more than 30 years for the actors who played a divorcing couple in “The War of the Roses.” Douglas plays the lead character, Sandy Kominsky, in the popular Netflix comedy-drama, while Turner joins the cast as his ex-wife Roz.
US theaters remove mask warrant for vaccinated people
Masks are no longer needed at the three major movie chains in the United States for people fully vaccinated against the coronavirus, according to guidelines updated Friday. AMC Entertainment, Cinemark and Regal Cinemas have said on their websites that moviegoers who are not fully vaccinated will be urged to continue to wear masks and that other social distancing measures and cleaning protocols will remain in place.
“ Friends ”: The one with the truth about Ross and Rachel
After 10 years on the air and 17 years since the last episode, “Friends” still has its secrets, and one of the biggest was revealed Thursday in a special reunion broadcast on HBO Max.
The recurring romance between characters Ross Geller and Rachel Green wasn’t just for the cameras.
(With contributions from agencies.)