Following is a abstract of present leisure information briefs.
Display screen Actors Guild awards date shifted to April after Grammys battle
Hollywood’s Display screen Actors Guild Awards honoring movie and TV performances has been rescheduled to April 4, organizers mentioned on Wednesday, a transfer that avoids competitors with music’s Grammy Awards. Final week, Grammy Awards organizers mentioned they had been suspending their January ceremony till March 14 due to a coronavirus surge in Los Angeles.
Hollywood film field workplace slumped to close 40-year low in 2020
Hollywood motion pictures suffered an unprecedented 80% stoop in field workplace income in North America in 2020 because the coronavirus pandemic closed film theaters and studios held again the discharge of scores of recent movies. Analysis agency Comscore mentioned in an end-of-year report on Tuesday that the North American field workplace introduced in $2.2 billion in 2020, in contrast with $11.4 billion for 2019.
Warner Bros Video games delays new Harry Potter recreation till 2022
AT&T Inc’s Warner Bros Video games mentioned on Wednesday it has pushed again the discharge of its upcoming Harry Potter role-playing videogame, “Hogwarts Legacy,” by a 12 months to 2022. The sport, introduced throughout Sony’s PlayStation 5 live-stream occasion final 12 months, is being developed by “Disney Infinity” developer Avalanche and can let gamers expertise life as a pupil on the Hogwarts College of Witchcraft and Wizardry within the 1800s.
Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers to host Jeopardy
And the reply is; “Who’s Aaron Rodgers?”. Inexperienced Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers appeared as excited to host Jeopardy as he’s about getting his staff to a different Tremendous Bowl saying on Tuesday that he shall be a visitor host on the massively well-liked recreation present.
‘Queen of Latin Music’ Shakira tunes in to development of promoting music rights
Colombian pop celebrity Shakira has turn out to be the most recent artist to promote the rights to her catalogue of 145 songs to London-listed Hipgnosis Songs Fund, the funding agency mentioned on Wednesday, because the coronavirus disaster crushes live performance earnings. The three-time Grammy award winner, well-known for her songs comparable to “Hips Do not Lie”, “At any time when, Wherever”, “Beneath Your Garments” and 2010 FIFA World Cup tune “Waka Waka (This Time For Africa)”, has bought over 80 million information and has a powerful following on music streaming platforms Spotify and YouTube.
‘WandaVision’ spins heroes by way of worlds of Marvel and traditional TV sitcoms
The Marvel Cinematic Universe returns to the display beginning Friday in “WandaVision,” a narrative that takes two well-liked characters on a visit that alternates between traditional American tv sitcoms and a modern-day superhero world. The nine-episode series is the primary Marvel has made for Walt Disney Co’s Disney+ streaming service. It follows characters Wanda Maximoff and Vision, who had been final seen collectively when Wanda was wanting over Imaginative and prescient’s lifeless physique in 2019 movie “Avengers: Endgame.”
Tom Hanks to host televised particular for Biden’s inauguration
Actor Tom Hanks will host a primetime tv particular on Jan. 20 to have a good time the inauguration of Joe Biden as president, organizers mentioned on Wednesday. The 90-minute “Celebrating America” particular will function appearances by celebrities together with Jon Bon Jovi, Demi Lovato Justin Timberlake and Ant Clemons, in line with a press release from Biden’s inaugural committee.
Netflix Inc mentioned on Tuesday it’s going to launch greater than 70 motion pictures this 12 months to its U.S. prospects throughout comedy, drama, household and different genres, a lineup that underscores the streaming service’s rising prominence within the movie enterprise. The Netflix slate consists of crime thriller “Red Notice” starring Ryan Reynolds, Gal Gadot and Dwayne Johnson, one among six motion motion pictures, and zombie heist movie “Military of the Useless” from director Zack Snyder. The dozen comedies embrace “Do not Look Up” with an all-star forged of Leonardo DiCaprio, Jennifer Lawrence, Timothée Chalamet, Tyler Perry, Meryl Streep and others.
If I had been president… From local weather change to starvation, celebs state their priorities
As Democrat Joe Biden prepares for his inauguration as the subsequent U.S. president on Jan. 20, Reuters requested celebrities what can be the very first thing they might do in the event that they had been elected a world chief. Their responses ranged from a give attention to local weather change to healthcare and social justice.
(With inputs from companies.)