Entertainment News Roundup: Oscars to feature ‘respectful’ moment about Ukraine; Miley Cyrus plane struck by lightning en route to concert in Paraguay and more

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The Oscars will feature a ‘respectful’ moment about Ukraine

As Hollywood celebrities gather for their annual Oscars film celebration on Sunday, the live stream will also acknowledge the effects of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. Organizers provided few details on Thursday, but said there would be a moment at the Oscars ceremony that would acknowledge the invasion, which killed thousands and drove a quarter of Ukraine’s 44 million people from their homes. homes.

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 struck by lightning,” she wrote on Twitter. His post included video from an airplane window showing flashing lightning outside.

Winning an Oscar nomination can net you praise, love and tons of freebies

For the 20th year, marketing firm Distinctive Assets is independently presenting best-in-class Oscar-nominated actors and directors with a gift bag worth $138,000 this year. While every star could probably afford the items, Lash Fary, the company’s founder, said that’s beside the point. It’s a recognition of incredible performance and it’s a matter of business. And after two decades of donations, Fary said the process of getting items has gotten easier.

“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.

Five things to watch for at Sunday’s Oscars

The Oscars, Hollywood’s annual red carpet celebration of cinema, takes place on Sunday. Here are five things to watch for at the ceremony, which will be broadcast live in the United States on ABC. SHAKEUP OF THE SHOW

British Vogue puts Queen Elizabeth on the cover to mark the platinum jubilee

A young Queen Elizabeth appears on the cover of British Vogue for its April issue, in what the fashion magazine called a tribute to the monarch’s Platinum Jubilee this year. The black and white photo was taken by photographer Antony Armstrong-Jones in the early years of Elizabeth’s 70-year reign. Armstrong-Jones, who died in 2017, was married to Elizabeth’s late sister, Princess Margaret, between 1960 and 1978.

Keanu Reeves fired by Chinese video platforms after concert in Tibet

Chinese streaming platforms including Tencent Video and iQiyi have removed films and video content featuring Canadian actor Keanu Reeves after he appeared in a Tibet-related concert organized by a Dalai-founded nonprofit Llama. Reuters checks showed his acclaimed works, the Matrix and John Wick franchises, as well as Speed, were among the films that were removed. Reuters could not determine when the films were removed.

The talent behind recent K-pop hits is a 20-year-old Japanese dancer

South Korea’s distinctive K-pop music genre has swept the world in recent years, its catchy tunes and flashy dance videos making international stars its top performers. But not all elements of the global phenomenon are made in Korea.

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.

The Oscars face a watershed moment to grow viewership

Three actresses will share hosting duties, fans will choose two awards, and some acceptance speeches will be recorded before the live broadcast. It’s part of a plan to shake up the TV broadcast of this year’s Oscars, which faces a crucial test on Sunday in an attempt to rebound from last year’s record ratings.

(With agency contributions.)

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