Following is a abstract of present leisure information briefs.
Theaters look to Bond and Black Widow to spark 2021 moviegoing
Movie show operators, after a 12 months of dismal ticket gross sales in the course of the pandemic, are hoping a lineup of superheroes, fighter pilots and cinema’s most well-known spy will assist them stage a comeback in 2021. Roughly two-thirds of theaters stay shut in america and Canada, usually the world’s largest movie market. Box workplace receipts in 2020 plunged 80% from a 12 months earlier.
Carlos do Carmo, the ‘Sinatra’ of Portugal’s fado, dies aged 81
Portuguese singer Carlos do Carmo, one of many nation’s most beloved artists who was often called the “Sinatra” of the soulful, melancholic fado music, died on Friday on the age of 81. Do Carmo, born in Lisbon in 1939, mentioned goodbye to the stage final 12 months after a protracted profession throughout which he took fado around the globe. He grew to become the primary Portuguese artist to obtain a Latin Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in 2014.
BTS wraps up record-breaking 12 months with New Year’s Eve on-line live performance
World Okay-Pop sensation BTS celebrated New Year’s Eve with a web-based live performance on Thursday together with different Okay-pop teams from its administration company Massive Hit Leisure and followers from around the globe. Halsey, Lauv and Steve Aoki, who’ve all collaborated with BTS lately, joined on a particular stage by connecting remotely.
Daybreak Wells, who parlayed her girl-next-door allure and healthful magnificence into enduring TV fame because the sweet-natured desert island castaway Mary Ann on the traditional 1960s sitcom “Gilligan’s Island,” died on Wednesday at age 82, her publicist mentioned. Wells, who received the title of Miss Nevada in 1959 and competed within the Miss America contest, died from issues of COVID-19, publicist Harlan Boll mentioned in a press release.
Celebrated French DJ tells followers forward of Louvre gig: ‘get the vaccine’
French DJ David Guetta mentioned he hoped all people would get vaccinated in opposition to COVID-19, shortly earlier than recording a charity live performance outdoors the Louvre Museum in Paris that might be streamed on New 12 months’s Eve. Guetta, identified for his collaborations over practically twenty years with artists corresponding to Akon, J Balvin, Nicki Minaj and Kelly Rowland, is elevating cash for UNICEF and French charity Les Restos du Coeur, which supplies meals and meals to individuals in want.