Entertainment News Roundup: Dolly Parton, Duran Duran among Rock & Roll Hall of Fame nominees; Britain’s BT still in the game with Discovery sports tie-up and more

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Dolly Parton and Duran Duran among Rock & Roll Hall of Fame nominees

Singers Dolly Parton and Lionel Richie, rapper Eminem and new romance band Duran Duran were among the first nominees announced Wednesday for possible induction into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. Singer Carly Simon, musician Beck and hip hop group A Tribe Called Quest also made the list for the first time.

The British BT still in the game with the sporting merger of Discovery

Britain’s BT said it would merge its sports TV division with Discovery’s Eurosport, allowing it to retain Premier League football and other sports for customers while sharing the burden of expensive broadcast rights. BT, a former British telecommunications monopoly, got into the sport in 2013 when it beat Rupert Murdoch’s Sky for the Champions League rights, hoping the exclusive content would help it stem customer losses broadband.

Four men charged in overdose death of actor Michael K. Williams, US prosecutor says

Four men have been arrested and charged in the overdose death last year of actor Michael K. Williams, who was best known for playing a drug dealer on HBO’s crime drama ‘The Wire’, the report said. US Attorney in New York. Wednesday. Williams, 54, was found dead in his New York apartment on September 7, police said.

‘Game of Thrones’ Studio Tour Takes Fans to the World of Westeros

From the frozen lands “Beyond the Wall” to the destroyed “Throne Room”, a new “Game of Thrones” studio tour takes fans behind the scenes of the hit TV series. Located at Linen Mill Studios in Banbridge, Northern Ireland, one of several locations where the fantasy show was filmed, the attraction opens up the world of Westeros to the public with a range of costumes, props and sets on display. .

Sci-fi epic ‘Dune’ leads BAFTA nominations with 11 nods

The sci-fi epic ‘Dune’, a mammoth adaptation of Frank Herbert’s 1965 novel, led the nominations at the British Academy Film Awards on Thursday, earning 11 nominations. Dark western “The Power of the Dog” and black-and-white drama “Belfast” followed, with eight and six nominations, respectively.

Adele will perform at the BRIT Awards next week

British music superstar Adele has confirmed she will perform at next week’s BRIT Awards, two weeks after tearfully telling fans she was postponing her Las Vegas shows due to Covid-19-related delays. The ‘Hello’ and ‘Someone Like You’ headliner will take the stage in her hometown of London on February 8 for the annual British Pop Music Honors, where she is nominated for four awards.

Olympic actor Jackie Chan carries the Olympic flame to the top of the Great Wall

The Olympic Torch Relay began its second day atop the Great Wall on Thursday, with Hong Kong actor Jackie Chan and Chinese Olympic medalists among those taking turns to carry the flame along a shortened three-day route. due to COVID-19.

The torch relay that will open the Winter Games from February 4 to 20 is much smaller than the World Relay of the 2008 Summer Games in Beijing, a tour that was interrupted by protests.

Bob Marley’s daughter and grandson open London exhibition about reggae star

Bob Marley’s daughter and grandson visited an exhibition which opened in London on Wednesday telling the life story of the late Jamaican reggae singer. The ‘One Love Experience’, at London’s Saatchi Gallery for the next 10 weeks before setting off on a multi-city tour, features memorabilia, photographs and personal items. These range from the original handwritten lyrics of “Turn Your Lights Down Low” to the shoes Marley wore in the 1970s.

Nintendo Switch tops Wii console lifetime sales

Nintendo Co Ltd sold 18.95 million Switch video game consoles in the nine months to the end of December, the Japanese company announced on Thursday, bringing total sales to more than 100 million and beating its console’s lifetime sales. Wii. Although the figure is lower than the 24.1 million Switch units sold during the same period a year earlier, this milestone highlights the continued demand for the device which is in its fifth year on the market.

Chloe Zhao leads Budweiser’s return to Super Bowl publicity battle

Budweiser and one of its famous Clydesdales will return to the Super Bowl in a commercial that celebrates the ability to overcome life’s challenges in a story directed by Oscar-winning filmmaker Chloe Zhao. The ad, posted to YouTube on Wednesday ahead of this month’s National Football League Championship, shows an injured Clydesdale working through setbacks with the help of a vet, a stableman and a watchful dog before recovering triumphantly. “Down Never Means Out” flashes on screen.

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