Entertainment News Roundup: Miley Cyrus’ plane struck by lightning en route to concert in Paraguay; Westerns revived as ‘The Power of the Dog’ leads to the Oscars and more


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Miley Cyrus’ plane struck by lightning on its way to a concert in Paraguay

American pop star Miley Cyrus said on Wednesday her plane was struck by lightning while on its way to a concert near Paraguay’s capital, Asuncion, forcing the plane to make an emergency landing. “To my fans and anyone worried after hearing about my flight to Asuncion. Our plane was caught in an unexpected severe storm and was struck by lightning,” she wrote on Twitter. His post included video from an airplane window showing flashing lightning outside.

Westerns revived as ‘The Power of the Dog’ leads to Oscars

Oscar favorite “The Power of the Dog” leads the pack with 12 nominations ahead of Sunday’s awards show, signaling a revival of the western, the genre that has fueled Hollywood since its inception. Given Hollywood’s propensity to emulate success, ‘Power of the Dog’, a tale of machismo and revenge set in 1925 in the northwestern US state of Montana, is sure to inspire more Western projects, according to film experts.

‘It’s a dream role’ – Pamela Anderson will make her Broadway debut as Roxie Hart in ‘Chicago’

Former “Baywatch” star Pamela Anderson will make her Broadway debut in the hit musical “Chicago.” Anderson will appear on “Chicago” from April 12 to June 5 as Roxie Hart, which she calls “a dream role.” Roxie is a woman who sings and dances and knocks down her lover as easily as most people would swat a fly.

Warhol painting of Marilyn Monroe expected to fetch $200 million at auction

A portrait of actress Marilyn Monroe by 1960s pop icon Andy Warhol will go up for auction in May with an estimated value of $200 million, which would set a record, Christie’s announced on Monday. The work, ‘Shot Sage Blue Marilyn’, ‘is poised to be the most expensive 20th century painting ever sold at auction,’ said Alex Rotter, Christie’s president for 20th and 21st century art. .

Beyonce and Billie Eilish among musical artists to take the stage at the Oscars

Music superstars Beyonce and Billie Eilish will perform their Oscar-nominated songs live at this year’s Academy Awards on March 27, producers announced Tuesday. Beyonce will sing “Be Alive,” a song she co-wrote for the movie “King Richard” about the father of tennis legends Venus and Serena Williams, during the Film Industry Honors on Sunday.

Sweden awards ABBA export award and says ‘Thanks for the music’

Supergroup ABBA won the Swedish Music Export Award on Wednesday for their contribution to Swedish music in 2021, during which they reformed and released their first new material in 40 years to surprise and delight fans. The group – Bjorn Ulvaeus, Benny Andersson, Agnetha Faltskog and Anni-Frid Lyngstad – rose to the top of charts around the world last year with their new album.

“The power of the dog” or “CODA”? The bets are on before the Oscars

Dark Western ‘The Power of the Dog’ is set to seal its Oscar winning streak on Sunday, but ‘CODA’, a coming-of-age story about the only hearing member of a deaf family, is closing in on the award. best movie, according to the bookmakers. Set on a ranch in 1920s Montana, “The Power of the Dog” has already won trophies this season, including Best Picture and Director for Jane Campion at the British Academy Film Awards.

Hit series ‘Bridgerton’ returns with more balls, courtships and gossip

Netflix’s hit series ‘Bridgerton’ returns to screens this Friday with more glitzy balls, romantic love parades and, of course, plenty of gossip columns setting Regency London’s high society ablaze. Based on the books by Julia Quinn, the second season of the period drama focuses on Bridgerton’s older brother, Lord Anthony Bridgerton, played by Jonathan Bailey, as he sets out to find a bride.

Can a streaming service finally capture the Best Picture Oscar?

Since Amazon Studios’ 2016 film “Manchester by the Sea” became the first film from a streaming service to be nominated for the Best Picture Oscar, contestants have spent millions of dollars campaigning for a price that was out of reach. This year could be different. Apple TV+’s “CODA,” a heartwarming story about a deaf couple’s daughter torn between her love of music and her fear of abandoning her parents, is a leading contender on Sunday for the most prestigious award in the film industry, having won top honors from the Producers Guild and Screen Actors Guild.

(With agency contributions.)


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