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Korean War blockbuster set to become China’s highest-grossing film

The box office of Chinese patriotic film “The Battle of Changjin Lake” reached 5.69 billion yuan ($ 891 million) on Wednesday, positioning it to become the highest-grossing Chinese film of all time, according to data from the Maoyan online cinema ticket booking platform. Box office revenue had reached the same level as revenue from 2017 Chinese action film Wolf Warrior 2 on Wednesday. But “Battle of Changjin Lake” is still in theaters and accounts for 7% of all films screened on Wednesday. .

“Blinding Lights” dethrones “The Twist” as the No. 1 single of all time on the Billboard

The Weeknd’s hit single “Blinding Lights” ousted Chubby Checkers’ 1960s hit “The Twist” as the all-time No. 1 song on the Billboard single charts. Billboard said Tuesday that the Canadian artist’s single spent 90 weeks on its Hot 100 chart. It also featured in the top 5 for 43 weeks and in the top 10 for 57 weeks.

Jay-Z tops list of most nominated artists in Grammy history

Rapper Jay-Z topped the list of artists with the most Grammy nominations on Tuesday, reaching a lifetime total of 83, placing him just ahead of former Beatle Paul McCartney. The last three nominations for Jay-Z have come from collaborations with other artists. He made appearances on Kanye West’s DMX song “Bath Salts” and “Jail”, which also earned Jay-Z a nod for West’s album “Donda”.

New comic book celebrates the life of legendary artist Tina Turner

The ups and downs of singer Tina Turner’s life are explored in a new comic book. The comic book biop TidalWave details her education in Tennessee, her musical success, her struggles with former husband Ike Turner, and her powerful resurgence.

A Minute With: the actor and director of “Shepherd” on the horror film

Tom Hughes stars in the British indie horror “Shepherd”, describing a widower seeking respite after the death of his wife by taking a job on a barren Scottish island. But what initially appears as a remote jaunt turns into a terrifying nightmare as Hughes’ character Eric a Shepherd is haunted by a mixture of guilt, paranoia, and ghostly appearances.

Tragedy or farce? Furore as the Greek actor refuses to play for the only vaccinated

A Greek actor forced the cancellation of a Eugene Ionesco play in Athens after refusing to perform only for vaccinated audiences, drawing criticism and praise in equal measure amid a wave of infections in the COVID-19 in the country. Coronavirus cases in Greece reached record levels this month, prompting the government to impose more restrictions on the public life of unvaccinated people this week, banning them from indoor places including restaurants, theaters, cinemas and gymnasiums.

From Tony Bennett to Kanye and Jon Batiste, the Grammys missed it big

Jon Batiste led the Grammy nominations on Tuesday in an area of ​​best album that stretched from rap to jazz music and embraced newcomers like teenage sensation Olivia Rodrigo and veteran Tony Bennett. Batiste and Justin Bieber will compete for top prize – album of the year – with Rodrigo, Billie Eilish, R&B artist Doja Cat, singer-songwriter HER, rapper Kanye West, Bennett’s collaboration with Lady Gaga , Taylor Swift and rapper Lil Nas X.

Lights, camera … anyone? Movie studios can’t get the team

Hollywood flocked to central Europe during the pandemic when film producers were allowed to run cameras there, making the region an irresistible draw to streaming giants captivated by castles and tax breaks. Now, however, some production companies may have bit more than they can chew as the region, one of the world’s largest hubs, has seen a record leap in the new film and television industry. in the United States, reaching around $ 1 billion this year.

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