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K-pop kings BTS take world music crown for second year in a row
K-pop superstars BTS were named IFPI Global Recording Artist of the Year 2021 on Thursday, making them the first act to win the award two years in a row. The seven-member group has been leading a global K-pop craze since 2013 with their catchy songs and dances, building a huge and loyal fan base across the globe.
Madea and Mrs. Brown team up in cross-dressing Netflix comedy
When two transvestite matriarchs across the Atlantic collide, the comedy goes global in “A Madea Homecoming” on Netflix. Madea is the feisty, wise old woman who has been portrayed in film by Tyler Perry since 2005, while Agnes Brown of the hit Irish sitcom ‘Mrs. Brown’s Boys’ has been Brendan O’Carroll’s alter ego since 2011.
Husband of slain cinematographer ‘so angry’ Baldwin took no blame
Cinematographer Halyna Hutchins’ husband said he was ‘so angry’ that actor Alec Baldwin denied responsibility for his death after Baldwin shot him while filming ‘Rust’ western. In his first interview since filing a wrongful death lawsuit against Baldwin and about two dozen other defendants last week, Matt Hutchins was asked if he watched Baldwin’s December interview with ABC News in which the actor said he was not responsible for Halyna’s death.
Antique props from hit royal drama ‘The Crown’ stolen in UK robbery
Vintage props used in the production of Netflix’s hit royal drama ‘The Crown’ were stolen last week, but the theft is unlikely to delay filming, British police and a spokesperson for the streaming service said on Thursday. . Britain’s Sun newspaper said the stolen items were worth around 150,000 pounds ($200,550) and included jewellery, candelabra, silverware, a domed birdcage and a replica Fabergé egg rare, acquired by Queen Elizabeth’s grandfather George V in 1933. The theft occurred near the English town of Doncaster.
K-pop sensation BTS back in the US for in-person concerts
South Korean boy band BTS will return to the United States for a series of concerts in Las Vegas in April, their agency announced on Wednesday. The concerts, part of their “Permission to Dance on Stage” tour which has been disrupted by the coronavirus pandemic, will take place April 8-9 and 15-16, with the final show being broadcast live, Bit Hit said. Music in a statement.
‘The Batman’: Robert Pattinson lives his childhood dream on the big screen
Robert Pattinson dressed up as Batman “his whole childhood”, he said. Now, the British actor is set to debut his version of the Caped Crusader in DC Comics’ latest superhero film. “It’s weird to me,” Pattinson, 35, said on the red carpet of a London screening of “The Batman” on Wednesday. “I would be so curious to know what my childhood self would think about it.”
Composer Zimmer Says ‘Dune’ Oscar Win Would Be For Director Villeneuve
Composer Hans Zimmer is no stranger to the Oscars. He’s been nominated for an Oscar 11 times and won once – for ‘The Lion King’ in 1994. But the Hollywood veteran says his nomination for the music of ‘Dune,’ a mammoth adaptation of the sci-fi novel Frank Herbert’s 1965 fiction, looks different after director Denis Villeneuve was snubbed in the best director category.
Movie star Leonardo DiCaprio invests in French champagne brand Telmont
Hollywood actor Leonardo DiCaprio has taken a stake in French champagne house Telmont, its majority owner Remy Cointreau said on Wednesday, as luxury brands strike partnership deals with celebrities to broaden their appeal. “From protecting biodiversity on its land to using 100% renewable electricity, Champagne Telmont is committed to drastically reducing its environmental footprint, which makes me proud to join as an investor,” said DiCaprio. in a press release.
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