Summary of entertainment news: Paul Simon joins the trend to monetize old songs; Dua Lipa, Celeste and Arlo Parks top BRIT nominations and more
Here is a summary of the current entertainment briefs.
Nike suspends sales of Lil Nas X “Satan Shoes”
On Thursday, a federal judge sided with Nike Inc in ordering a Brooklyn company to temporarily halt sales of “Satan Shoes” produced in collaboration with rapper Lil Nas XUS. Brooklyn District Judge Eric Komitee ruled three days after Nike sued MSCHF Product Studio Inc., claiming the black and red devil-themed sneakers, which bear Nike’s “swoosh” logo, undermined its brands.
One minute with the cast of “Family Reunion” on relevant storylines
The Netflix sitcom “Family Reunion” returns for its second season next week, bringing its mix of comedy and family strife back to TV screens. The 2019 NAACP Image Award-winning show, which premiered in two parts, follows a black family, the McKellans, after moving from Seattle to Columbus, Ga., To be closer to loved ones.
Dua Lipa, Celeste and Arlo Parks top BRIT nominations
Singers Dua Lipa, Celeste and Arlo Parks led the nominations for the BRITs on Wednesday, with the three singers scoring three nods each to honors in British pop music, organizers said. The three British women are all nominated in the female solo artist and album categories, with the records “Future Nostalgia” by Lipa, “Not Your Muse” by Celeste and “Collapsed in Sunbeams” by Parks recognized.
Eurovision Song Contest to Have Limited Audience in COVID-19 Trial
A limited audience will be allowed to attend the Eurovision Song Contest in the Dutch port city of Rotterdam in May as part of a COVID-19 trial, the Telegraaf newspaper reported on Thursday. The event will be part of a series organized in the Netherlands under the name “field lab”, which allowed small crowds to enter a theater, a conference center and a football match under strict surveillance.
On London’s rooftop, the Royal Opera Chorus gathers for a performance
Wrapped in cloaks and with famous London landmarks behind them, the members of the Royal Opera Chorus sing the Anvil Chorus from Giuseppe Verdi’s 1853 opera “Il Trovatore” at their first reunion in a year. Distinguished by the social distancing measures caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, the 25 singers are gathered on the roof of the Royal Opera House in Covent Garden in London.
Britney Spears says she “cried for two weeks” because of documentary
Singer Britney Spears said she cried for weeks over a TV documentary that examined her meteoric rise to teenage fame, the media scrutiny that followed and her breakdown widely. publicized. In an Instagram post, the 39-year-old singer said she hasn’t watched the entirety of “Framing Britney Spears”.
John le Carré was so furious with Brexit he got Irish citizenship
John le Carre, the British novelist who threw flawed spies on the dark chessboard of Cold War rivalry, was so disappointed with the 2016 Brexit vote to leave the European Union that he was granted citizenship Irishwoman shortly before her death. David Cornwell, known to the world as John le Carre, discovered his Irish roots and obtained Irish citizenship before dying at the age of 89 last year.
UK Glastonbury Festival, cinemas and museums receive government money to survive COVID
The Glastonbury Festival will join 2,700 museums, theaters, cinemas and art venues to receive a share of £ 400million in grants and loans to help them survive the COVID-19 pandemic, the government said on Friday British. Entertainment venues across Britain were forced to close last March due to the coronavirus crisis and although some partially reopened last summer, many have remained closed since then.
Paul Simon joins the trend to monetize old song catalogs
Paul Simon has sold his entire catalog of songs to Sony Music Publishing, joining a series of older musicians enjoying the work of a lifetime. Sony Music Publishing said on Wednesday that the deal includes classic songs ranging from “Bridge Over Troubled Water” to “Still Crazy After All These Years” which Simon has written and recorded over his six-decade career.
From 007 to private investigator, Daniel Craig signs up for more “Knives Out”
Looks like Daniel Craig has a new movie franchise after finishing his role as James Bond. Craig is set to star in two sequels to the 2019 crime film “Knives Out” which will air on Netflix in a multi-million dollar deal.
(With contributions from agencies.)