Following is a summary of current entertainment news briefs.
Liam Gallagher and DJ Guetta to headline delayed Isle of Wight festival
Liam Gallagher, 1980s pop band Duran Duran and DJwill headline September’s Isle of Wight festival, organisers said on Friday, as starts finalising details for a return to big music events as it emerges from lockdown. The festival, whose 2020 edition was cancelled because of the global pandemic, will take place Sept. 16-19, pushed back from its usual June dates.
Supergiant’s ‘Hades’ triumphs at BAFTA Games Awards
Greek mythology-inspired “Hades” took out the top honours at the BAFTA Games Awards on Thursday, scooping five prizes including a win for best game of 2020, as pandemic lockdowns brought new fans to the sector. Developed by San Francisco-based Supergiant Games, “Hades” lets players take on the role Hades’ son Zagreus as he tries to escape the Underworld.
Forget labels, we’re all one, says Grammy nominee Jon Batiste
American musician Jon Batiste says he set out to break the confines of the genre in his new album, mixing styles and working with the likes of gospel singer Mavis Staples, guitaristand author Zadie Smith. The award-winning jazz musician from last week released , described by Vanity Fair as “a vivid turn from straight jazz to joyful, danceable pop and neo-soul”.
Belarus disqualified from Eurovision Song Contest
Organisers of this year’s Eurovision Song Contest have disqualified, ruling that its entry song – by a band whose lyrics have been deemed in the past to mock anti-government protests – is in breach of competition guidelines. Earlier this month the organisers rejected an entry by , which has been gripped by political crisis since August last year, as the submitted song mocked protests against President Alexander Lukashenko.
MMA: UFC261 warn ticket holders of ‘death’ and ‘permanent damage’ from COVID-19
UFC261 set for next month in, sold out in minutes on Friday, with tickets that were issued carrying a warning of a threat of possible “death” and “permanent damage” from COVID-19. Tickets for the April 24 event at VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena, which has an official capacity of 15,000, came with a liability disclaimer that attendance, “may lead to exposure to COVID-19 and that contraction of COVID-19 may result in severe and permanent damage to the health of the Holder and/or others including, but not limited to, death”.
Chinese apps join celebs in backlash againstfashion brands over Xinjiang
China’s top ride-hailing app droppedfashion retailer H&M from its listings as celebrities stopped endorsing foreign labels in a growing uproar over accusations of forced labour in Xinjiang. H&M faced a public backlash in when social media users in the country circulated a statement the company made last year announcing it would no longer source cotton from after reports of the use of forced labour by Muslims.
French film director Tavernier dies
French film director Bertrand Tavernier, who won international acclaim with his 1986 jazz film “Round Midnight”, has died, the Institut Lumiere film museum said on itsfeed. He was 79. “We are sad to announce the disappearance today of Bertrand Tavernier,” said the institute, of which Tavernier was the president.
Ask him anything: William Shatner’s life story to live on through AI
Actor William Shatner, best known for forging new frontiers on theTV series, has tapped new technology that will give current and future generations the chance to query him about his life, family and career. Shatner, who turned 90 on Monday, spent more than 45 hours over five days recording answers to be used in an interactive video created by Los Angeles-based company StoryFile.
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