Entertainment News Roundup: Netflix Orders Ryan Gosling’s ‘Gray Man’ Movie Sequel and Spinoff; Britain to host Eurovision Song Contest 2023 on behalf of Ukraine and more

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Netflix orders sequel and spin-off to Ryan Gosling’s ‘Gray Man’ movie

Netflix Inc is turning its new spy thriller “The Gray Man” into a franchise, announcing plans for a sequel and spin-off of the action movie starring Ryan Gosling on Tuesday. “The Gray Man,” one of Netflix’s most expensive films to date, began streaming on Friday and was the most-watched movie on the streaming service in 92 countries, the company said.

Britain to host Eurovision Song Contest 2023 on behalf of Ukraine

Britain will host the Eurovision Song Contest next year on behalf of Ukrainian winners due to the ongoing dispute there, competition organizers announced on Monday. While decades-old tradition has it that the competition winner hosts it the following year, the European Broadcasting Union (EBU) said security reasons meant runners-up Britain was instead asked to welcome him.

Paul Sorvino, actor of “Les Affranchis” and “Law & Order”, dies at 83

Paul Sorvino, who played mobster Paulie Cicero in the classic mob film ‘Goodfellas’, has died at the age of 83, a spokesperson for the actor announced on Monday. Sorvino, also known for portraying police sergeant Phil Cerreta on the 1990s television series “Law & Order,” has worked in film, television and on stage for more than 50 years.

Cannibals, a comedy and a movie icon share the spotlight in Venice

A Marilyn Monroe drama, a cannibalistic road movie and a dark comedy about family life are among the stories featured at this year’s Venice Film Festival. The world’s oldest film festival, considered a launch pad for Oscar contenders as awards season approaches, runs from August 31 to September 10 and features dozens of highly anticipated films in and out of competition. competition.

‘Leave It to Beaver’ co-star Tony Dow in hospice

Actor Tony Dow, best known for his role as Wally Cleaver in the 1950s American television sitcom ‘Leave It to Beaver’, is alive but seriously ill, his management team said on Tuesday, correcting his previous statement that he had died. “This morning, Tony’s wife, Lauren, who was very distraught, informed us that Tony had passed away and asked us to inform all of his fans,” the statement read. “We have since received a call from Tony’s daughter-in-law saying that while Tony is not well, he is not dead yet.”

(With agency contributions.)

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