Entertainment News Roundup: NFL-Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg aim to cement hip-hop’s place on Super Bowl stage; From Spider-Man to Nathan Drake: Tom Holland on the hunt in ‘Uncharted’ and more
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NFL-Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg aim to cement hip-hop’s place on the Super Bowl stage
The hip-hop megastars performing at the Super Bowl on Sunday have promised to deliver a memorable show that will wow audiences and leave no doubt that rap music deserves a place in music’s biggest showcase of the year. The halftime show at SoFi Stadium outside Los Angeles will feature area natives Dr. Dre, Kendrick Lamar and Snoop Dogg, as well as rapper Eminem and R&B singer Mary J. Blige.
Berlinale opening film explores #Metoo issues of power and control
French director François Ozon’s “Peter von Kant” – a film about a director’s possessive relationship with a young actor – explores the power of directors over actors: an issue that resonates strongly in the #MeToo era, Ozon said. . In the film, which premiered Thursday at the opening of this year’s Berlin film festival, Ozon said he aimed to pose these questions to directors and audiences, four years after the #MeToo movement shook the film industry around the world.
Super Bowl ads come out of the pandemic with humor and hope
A year ago, many Super Bowl announcers tiptoed into championship football trying to respectfully acknowledge a difficult year in the COVID-19 pandemic. This Sunday, brands will return to the big game using the tried-and-tested tactic of making the greats laugh or trying to uplift audiences with messages of strength and triumph.
From Spider-Man to Nathan Drake: Tom Holland on the hunt in “Uncharted”
Following the success of “Spider-Man: No Way Home,” Tom Holland returns to action as Nathan Drake in the video game adaptation “Uncharted.” “I played two very famous characters who are known for rock climbing,” the 25-year-old British actor told Reuters.
Hitmaker Sting Sells His Career Music Catalog to Universal
British singer-songwriter Sting has sold his career music catalog to Universal Music Publishing Group (UMPG), the company announced on Thursday, in the latest such move by an artist to cash in on his job. The deal includes all of Sting’s solo works as well as those from his time with rock band The Police – including the classics “Every Breath You Take”, “Roxanne”, “Shape Of My Heart”, ” Message in a Bottle”, “Fields Of Gold”, “Desert Rose” and “Englishman in New York” among others.
YouTube offers to check NFTs and watch games in the metaverse
YouTube laid out its blockchain and metaverse plans for 2022 on Thursday, saying it could leverage emerging technologies to reduce fraud in the rapidly growing digital art market and provide a more social viewing experience for content on social networks. games. The world’s biggest streaming service, which is owned by Alphabet Inc’s Google, has over the past year sought to hook users with better advice on upcoming features amid growing competition with TikTok. by ByteDance Inc and Instagram by Meta Platforms Inc.
Disney is closing the gap with Netflix, the future of the streaming industry still in question
Strong subscriber additions by Disney+ over the past quarter helped Walt Disney Co’s flagship streaming service close the gap with market leader Netflix Inc, but industry watchers have focused on future prospects of streaming in a market in full saturation. Disney+ added 11.8 million https://reut.rs/3suczXC subscribers in the first quarter as viewers signed up to watch hits like “The Mandalorian” and “Black Widow.”
Snoop Dogg’s spokesperson calls sexual assault allegations ‘baseless’
An unidentified woman has filed a civil lawsuit accusing American rapper Snoop Dogg of sexual assault and assault after attending one of his concerts in 2013, allegations the musician’s spokesperson called baseless “shakedown”. The lawsuit was filed Wednesday, days before Snoop Dogg was due to perform at the Super Bowl halftime show with other hip-hop artists near Los Angeles.
Jerry Harris of American reality TV show ‘Cheer’ pleads guilty in pedophilia case
Jerry Harris, who starred in the American reality TV show “Cheer”, pleaded guilty on Thursday to two counts related to child pornography and sexual assault, according to a court filing. Harris was arrested in September 2020 and initially pleaded not guilty to seven counts, but on Thursday changed two as part of a plea deal.
Horror legend Argento, 81, brings gory song to Berlin Film Festival
A period of pandemic-enforced loneliness and the enthusiasm of his actress daughter led Italian horror legend Dario Argento, 81, to abruptly open his director’s chair after a decade-long absence to make another de its iconic gorefests. “Black Glasses,” the director’s latest film, which premiered at the Berlin Film Festival on Friday, captures the unique combination of grim horror, supernatural and pure slapstick that has defined the Italian “giallo” – pulp – movement for years 1970, of which his “Suspiria” (1977) is the crowning achievement.
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