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Michael Buble finds a calling “Higher” on his latest album
After a 20-year career, singer Michael Buble has found a new purpose for his 11th studio album, “Higher.” “I was so excited to try things, to be things not just to go places I might have feared to go earlier in my career or in my life, but I was excited to rush into the challenge.”
Adele, Ed Sheeran and Dave have been nominated for the Ivor Songwriting Awards
British singers Adele, Ed Sheeran and Raye, rapper Dave and the band Coldplay will compete for Songwriter of the Year at the Ivors, organizers announced on Thursday, announcing the nominees for the annual awards honoring those famous lyrics. Producer Dean “Inflo” Josiah Cover, who has worked with Adele and Little Simz, leads the Songwriter and Screen Composer Award nominations with four nominations, including three in the Best Album category. said the UK-based Ivors Academy. .
Will Smith banned from attending Oscars for 10 years after slap
The Hollywood Film Academy on Friday banned Will Smith from attending the Oscars for 10 years after the Best Actor winner slapped presenter Chris Rock onstage at the Oscars 12 days ago. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ board of trustees took action at a meeting held a week after Smith preemptively resigned from the group following his outburst during the live TV event.
WarnerMedia, Discovery completes merger, becomes Warner Bros. Discovery
AT&T Inc’s WarnerMedia unit and Discovery Inc have completed their merger, the companies announced Friday. The combined company, Warner Bros. Discovery Inc, will begin trading on the Nasdaq on Monday under the symbol “WBD”.
Camila Cabello is getting “true to herself” with a new album
Pop star Camila Cabello has gone from a bad place to a good place in the making of her third album, “Familia,” which is slated for release April 8. The 25-year-old singer said part of that happiness came from a shift in priorities.
Woman who accused Snoop Dogg of sexual assault withdraws lawsuit
An unidentified woman has withdrawn a civil lawsuit she filed against Snoop Dogg in which she accused the American rapper of sexual assault and assault after attending one of his concerts in 2013, documents show. judicial. The lawsuit was withdrawn on Wednesday nearly two months after it was filed in the Central District of California and days before Snoop Dogg, real name Calvin Broadus, performed at the Super Bowl halftime show in February near Los Angeles.
Analysis: Warner Bros Discovery’s Zaslav takes over as streaming bubble bursts
As David Zaslav prepares to take the helm of Hollywood’s soon-to-be-formed new powerhouse, Warner Bros. Discovery, he will face a challenge few anticipated last May, when WarnerMedia’s $43 billion mergers and Discovery Inc were announced – – how to make streaming video as profitable as the old television company it replaces. Nearly two years after AT&T Inc’s WarnerMedia division launched its HBO Max streaming service in May 2020 to challenge market leader Netflix, Wall Street has grown skeptical of streaming’s long-term prospects, citing heavy investment and continuous in new content and an uncertain future for even market leaders like Netflix. The revaluation came in January, as the world’s largest streaming service forecast modest growth for its first quarter.
Pink Floyd teams up with injured Ukrainian singer in new song
British rock band Pink Floyd will release a new song on Friday to raise money for humanitarian aid in Ukraine, featuring the voice of a Ukrainian singer who left an international tour to fight for his country and was injured . Single “Hey Hey, Rise Up” – Pink Floyd’s first new original music in nearly 30 years – was recorded last week and features vocals by Ukrainian band Boombox’s Andriy Khlyvnyuk, which was taken from a social media post.
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