Following is a summary of current entertainment news briefs.
Disney delays ‘Black Widow’ debut, adds streaming option in summer movie shuffle
Walt Disney Co on Tuesday delayed the worldwide release offilm by two months until July and said it would offer the movie simultaneously in theaters and for a fee on the Disney+ streaming service. Theater operators had been hoping that “Black Widow,” starring Scarlett Johansson as the Russian-born spy-turned-superhero, would kick off a summer blockbuster season in early May and draw crowds back to theaters after extended closures due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Indian lingerie model, 52, hopes to inspire inclusivity, change
A 52-year-oldlingerie model is pushing e-commerce firms to hire older women for their advertising campaigns, challenging what she says are the ageist norms practised by many companies. Geeta J, a former teacher who took to modelling when she turned 50, says she wants innerwear companies in to be more inclusive and avoid featuring only younger women in their promotion drives.
Istanbul stray dogs get own starring roles in new film
Zeytin likes to walk through the streets ofat night, easily befriends strangers, while Kartal lives on a construction site in the bustling city. The trio are the focus of new documentary “Stray” which depicts daily life in through the eyes of three dogs that roam its streets, searching for food, wandering along the and stumbling upon a women’s rights march.
Cineworld seeks to beat pandemic blues withdeal
U.S. cinema chain Regal will reopen next month in time for big-budget release “Godzilla vs. Kong”, owner Cineworld said on Tuesday, as it set out a deal to showfilms before they are made available for home streaming from 2022. The world’s second-largest cinema group, whose reopening plans follow larger rival AMC’s, said the multi-year deal with would let it show the studio’s movies in cinemas with 45 days exclusivity, beginning next year.
Nigeria’s Burna Boy sayswin marks ‘big moment’ for music
Modernmusic is altering perceptions of the continent as part of a global cultural shift that marks a “big moment”, music artist Burna Boy told Reuters after hailing his first award. Burna Boy was awarded a for the Best Global Music Album this month for ‘Twice As Tall’ which was released last year.
Music soothes pandemic blues as 2020 record sales hit high note
Turn on, tune in and stay at home. That’s what millions of music fans did in 2020, with a rise in subscription streaming leading global recorded music revenue growth of 7.4%. The market reported total revenues of $21.6 billion, marking its sixth consecutive year of growth, industry trade body thesaid in its Global Music Report on Tuesday.
(With inputs from agencies.)