Following is a abstract of present leisure information briefs.
Scottish film legend Sean Connery, who shot to worldwide stardom because the suave, horny and complicated British agent James Bond and went on to dominate the silver display for 4 many years, has died aged 90, the BBC and Sky Information reported on Saturday. Connery was raised in close to poverty within the slums of Edinburgh and labored as a coffin polisher, milkman and lifeguard earlier than his bodybuilding pastime helped launch an appearing profession that made him one of many world’s greatest stars.
Tokyo movie pageant faucets ‘energy of the humanities’ to offer braveness amid pandemic
The Tokyo Worldwide Movie Pageant kicked off on Saturday with dwell screenings and a number of coronavirus prevention measures to make sure the present might go on. Audiences have been barred from cheering pageant friends, required to put on masks, have their temperature taken, and use hand sanitizer.
Netflix raises month-to-month costs for U.S. prospects, shares leap
Streaming video service Netflix Inc on Thursday raised month-to-month costs in the US for its commonplace and premium subscription plans, a transfer that despatched the corporate’s shares climbing almost 5%. Netflix elevated the price of its commonplace subscription by $1 a month to $14, and the value for the premium tier rose by $2 per thirty days to $18. The usual plan, the corporate’s hottest, allows two streams on the identical time, whereas the premium plan permits for 4 simultaneous streams.
Black British actor Jodie Turner-Smith is to play Anne Boleyn, spouse of English King Henry VIII whom he had beheaded, in a three-part psychological thriller commissioned by TV station Channel 5. Anne, the second spouse of Henry VIII and mom of Elizabeth I, was executed in 1536 on the Tower of London after falling out of favor with the Tudor king and shedding a battle at court docket with enemies similar to Thomas Cromwell.
Scarlett Johansson ties knot with comic Colin Jost
“Black Widow” star Scarlett Johansson has married her “Saturday Night Live” fiance, Colin Jost, in a low-key ceremony. Information of the marriage was introduced on Thursday by the charity Meals on Wheels, which stated the couple have been supporting the group’s efforts to assist aged folks in the course of the coronavirus pandemic.
Harvey Weinstein is sued by girl he was convicted of sexually assaulting
Harvey Weinstein was sued on Friday by the previous manufacturing assistant who the disgraced film producer was convicted at trial of getting sexually assaulted. Miriam Haley, who has additionally used the identify Mimi Haleyi, is searching for unspecified compensatory and punitive damages for the ache and struggling she stated Weinstein brought on by assaulting her in July 2006, a time when she was searching for extra work within the leisure trade.
Actress Lori Loughlin begins jail time period for position in school admissions scandal
“Full Home” actress Lori Loughlin started a two-month jail sentence for her position in an unlimited school admissions fraud scheme to assist her daughters acquire entry right into a prime U.S. college, a jail official stated on Friday. Loughlin, 56, reported to a low-security federal correctional establishment in Dublin, California, a spokesperson for the jail stated by cellphone.