Entertainment News Roundup: The One With The Truth About Ross and Rachel; Italy’s first ballerina, Carla Fracci, dies aged 84 and over
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Royal Blood rockers delighted with the 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. .
Amazon brings James Bond and Rocky to fight Netflix with $ 8.5 billion MGM buyout
Amazon.com Inc will buy MGM, the legendary American film studio that houses the James Bond franchise, for $ 8.45 billion, giving it a huge library of movies and TV shows and increasing competition with rivals streaming services run by Netflix and Disney +. The deal aims to bolster Amazon’s TV-focused studio with historic new films from MGM, which has won lucrative series such as “Rocky” and “Tomb Raider” since its founding in 1924.
Oscars will once again allow films 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.
Oscar Corps Slows New Member Growth But Reaffirms Diversity Goals
The drive to increase the number of film professionals who vote for annual Oscar winners will slow in 2021 after several years of rapid growth aimed at increasing diversity, the Film Academy said on Wednesday. In recent years, 800 to 950 actors, directors, cinematographers, producers and other filmmakers from all over the world have been invited to join the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences each year.
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.
Analysis – Amazon critics in Washington to jump on MGM deal
Amazon’s decision to buy MGM film and television studio will provide fuel to critics of the Seattle-based company in the nation’s capital who complain it’s already too big and too powerful, but experts have said that the agreement posed few classic antitrust issues.
Just over an hour after the deal was announced, Republican Senator Josh Hawley criticized Amazon.com as a “monopoly platform” on Twitter, adding: “This sale should not go through” and that the company should not be allowed to do this. buy anything.
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 main character, Sandy Kominsky, in the popular Netflix comedy-drama, while Turner joins the cast as his ex-wife Roz.
Moby discusses missing mother’s music, drink and funeral in new movie
American musician Moby looks back on his life in a new documentary, sharing the ups and downs of his fame, including being so drunk that he missed his mother’s funeral. In “Moby Doc”, the 55-year-old talks about his past with drug addiction, animal rights activism and chart success with # 1 albums like “Play” and “18” from 1999 released three years later.
James Bond films to stay in theaters despite Amazon deal, producers say
The James Bond films will remain in theaters despite Amazon.com’s acquisition of the MGM studio, which houses the action-adventure franchise, the film’s producers said in a statement to Variety on Wednesday. “We are committed to continuing to make James Bond films for global cinema audiences,” producers Barbara Broccoli and Michael G. Wilson, who run Eon Productions, headquartered in London, said in a statement. obtained by Variety.
“ 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 on Thursday in a special reunion show on HBO Max.
The recurring romance between characters Ross Geller and Rachel Green wasn’t just for the cameras.
(With contributions from agencies.)