Below is a summary of the current entertainment briefs.
Grassroots of Home: Tom Jones joins the British music scene’s little kick-off
Tom Jones and Rag’n’Bone Man are the star names in a list of singers expected to perform over 300 concerts at popular venues across Britain this summer, helping to launch a closed live music industry during COVID-19. The National Lottery is contributing £ 1million ($ 1.38million) towards the touring and production costs of the Revive Live Tour, which it launched on Wednesday with UK charity Music Venue Trust.
“Zigazig ah! The Spice Girls Celebrate 25 Years of “Wannabe” Release
The Spice Girls celebrated 25 years since the release of their debut single “Wannabe” on Thursday with heartfelt messages thanking their fans for their continued support in making them one of the most successful girl groups in the world. An upbeat and uplifting track, “Wannabe” was released on July 8, 1996 and rose to the top of music charts around the world.
Chanel splashes color during haute couture live show
Flowers, sequins and colorful feathers adorned Chanel’s Impressionist-inspired haute couture show in Paris on Tuesday, which was held in front of a live audience as COVID-19 restrictions ease in France. Celebrities such as director Sofia Coppola and French actress Carole Bouquet mingled in the courtyard of the fashion museum at Palais Galliera, where an exhibition on Chanel founder Gabrielle Chanel is currently on display.
Balenciaga makes a remarkable comeback in a couture show
Balenciaga showcased embroidered evening dresses and luxurious oversized casual looks for its first haute couture collection in more than 50 years in Paris on Wednesday at one of the week’s most anticipated fashion shows. Creative director Demna Gvasalia dressed the models in yellow and pink bathrobe-like coats, loose black slacks, and embellished evening gowns. There were also voluminous satin coats and more casual looks consisting of sweaters, jeans and jackets.
“The White Lotus” Social Satire Miniseries Premieres in Los Angeles
HBO’s latest miniseries “The White Lotus,” about vacationers at an exclusive Hawaii hotel, premiered Wednesday at the Bel-Air Bay Club in Los Angeles. The series, which begins airing on HBO on Sunday, opens with a body loaded onto a plane. From there, it returns at the start of the vacation and follows vacationers and hotel staff as their paths intersect regularly.
French DJ returns to work as clubs reopen for first time since COVID strike
In a cavernous Parisian nightclub, DJ Vinz has set up his turntables before Friday night, when French clubs will be allowed to reopen for the first time since the start of the COVID-19 crisis, though strict rules mean many will stay closed. For the past 17 months, Vinz has been unable to work, with his salary largely paid by the state as he maintained his nightly rhythm, unable to shake up a routine of more than a decade as France suffered waves. COVID-19 infections.
Charlotte Gainsbourg faces showbiz lineage in intimate documentary
Actress Charlotte Gainsbourg’s first outing as a director almost fell at the first hurdle, she said, when her mother Jane Birkin, the driving force behind the documentary, got cold feet. Gainsbourg, whose late father Serge Gainsbourg is a legend of songwriting-composer-performer in France and beyond, has long tried to break away from the shadow of his famous parents. The 49-year-old said she first flirted with the idea of speaking to Birkin on video to explore some reserve between them.
Marion Cotillard and Jodie Foster lead Cannes glamor on red carpet return
Wearing a sparkling silver Chanel gown, Oscar-winning actress Marion Cotillard helped kick off Cannes’ comeback on Tuesday as movie stars from all over took to the red carpet for the French cinema showcase. The world’s largest film festival marks its return after skipping 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, in slightly more subdued form, with fewer attendees and parties during the 12-day whirlwind of film premieres .
Bollywood ‘king of tragedy’ Dilip Kumar dies at 98
Dilip Kumar, who gained worldwide fame playing tragic heroes in Bollywood films, died on Wednesday at the age of 98 and was cremated with state honors in India. Fans gathered outside the crematorium on the outskirts of Mumbai where the actor’s body was taken, hoping to catch a final glimpse of the “Devdas” and “Mughal-E-Azam” star, whose the family had moved from what is now Pakistan when he was a child.
Rock legend memorabilia from “A Century of Music” up for auction
Memories of iconic 20th century musical events and acts such as the Woodstock Festival, The Beatles, Van Halen and Lynyrd Skynyrd are up for grabs at an online auction next week. Among the surprising objects are the saxophone of former US President Bill Clinton and the doors of the Chelsea Hotel in New York where Bob Dylan, Jimi Hendrix and Jerry Garcia once lived.
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