Entertainment News Roundup: “Black Widow” Helps Disney Raise $ 125 Million in Online Revenue; Chart-top duo’s Don Everly Everly Brothers dies aged 84 and over
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Chartridge-top duo Everly Brothers don Everly has died aged 84
Don Everly, whose vocals in close harmony with his brother, Phil, generated dreamy and chart-topping hits on teen romance in the late 50s and early 60s and bands influenced from the Beatles to Simon and Garfunkel, are deceased, the Los Angeles Times reported on Sunday. He was 84 years old. Everly, whose hits with her brother included “Wake Up Little Susie” and “Bye Bye Love,” died at her home in Nashville, Tennessee on Saturday, a family spokesperson told the newspaper. Her brother died in 2014 at the age of 74.
Box Office: “PAW Patrol” crushes Hugh Jackman’s “reminiscence” while “Free Guy” remains No. 1
Need proof that cinema is far from being back to normal? Look no further than this weekend’s domestic box office charts. Case in point: An animated film based on the children’s TV show “PAW Patrol” left Hugh Jackman’s romantic drama “Reminiscence” in the dust in North America, with the heroic puppies of Adventure City collecting six times more than a film topped by one of Hollywood’s most charismatic actors in their respective beginnings. This is the unpredictable reality of cinema, as the delta variant continues to drive down ticket sales across the world.
Karlovy Vary Film Festival opens with award for Caine
The stars returned to the Czech city of Karlovy Vary for its annual film festival on Friday for the first time in more than two years, as the central and eastern European film industry’s main event resumed service after a COVID interruption. The Karlovy Vary International Film Festival opened with two-time Oscar winner Michael Caine walking the red carpet. Caine, 88, went on to receive the festival’s Crystal Globe for his contribution to cinema.
“Impeachment” Star Says Series Aimed To “Redeem” Monica Lewinsky
A TV series starting next month looks at the impeachment of former US President Bill Clinton, and star Beanie Feldstein has said she hopes it might “redeem” Monica Lewinsky in the eyes of some viewers. Lewinsky had an unusual level of involvement in “Impeachment: American Crime Story,” producers said Friday ahead of the September 7 premiere on Walt Disney Co’s FX Network. She provided commentary on the scripts and approved of the dialogue. recited by Feldstein, the “Booksmart” star who plays the former intern.
R. Kelly’s Former Assistants Testify to Aaliyah’s Bribe and ‘Twilight Zone’ Work Environment
A former R. Kelly tour manager told jurors at the R&B singer’s sexual abuse trial on Friday that Kelly paid a $ 500 bribe in order to obtain a license to marry singer Aaliyah when she was only 15 years old after fearing he had made her pregnant. Jurors also heard testimony from a former assistant to Kelly who said working for her former boss was almost like being in a “twilight zone.”
‘Black Widow’ Helps Disney Raise $ 125 Million In Online Revenue
Walt Disney said in a court filing Friday that he made $ 125 million in online revenue from the Marvel superhero movie “Black Widow,” three weeks after being sued by star Scarlett Johansson. Last month, the actress sued Disney, alleging that the company had broken its contract by offering the film to stream at the same time it was shown in theaters.
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