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The next two “Mission: Impossible” films postponed to 2023, 2024
The seventh and eighth films in the “Mission: Impossible” franchise starring Tom Cruise have been delayed to 2023 and 2024 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, producers Paramount Pictures and Skydance said in a statement Friday. “Mission: Impossible 7” was scheduled to debut in theaters in September 2022, followed by “Mission: Impossible 8” in July 2023.
‘Bat Out of Hell’ singer Meat Loaf dies aged 74
Meat Loaf, the American rock star whose debut ‘Bat Out of Hell’ became one of the best-selling albums of all time, has died aged 74. Delivering epic anthems about love, lust and motorcycles with an intensity bordering on melodrama, Meat Loaf became an enduring – and at times explosive – rock icon in the late 1970s.
Dior Homme swings romantically with embellished masculine looks at Paris Fashion Week
Dior Homme walked the runway with a range of embellished masculine looks, offering a romantic take on couture for one of Paris Fashion Week’s big shows. Fashion industry events remained subdued due to the recent rise in coronavirus cases, which prevented many international visitors from attending, but the Dior show drew throngs of onlookers to the Place de la Concorde for a view of celebrity arrivals, including Naomi Campbell.
ABBA settles lawsuit against tribute band over name Abba Mania
Swedish pop supergroup ABBA has settled a lawsuit accusing a British cover band of using the Abba Mania name without permission. ABBA had filed a lawsuit Dec. 3 in U.S. District Court in Manhattan, accusing Abba Mania executives of “parasitic conduct and bad faith” for sacrificing its fame and goodwill and tricking fans into believing that ‘ABBA had endorsed Abba Mania.
Elton John Says Hello Again With Farewell Tour Revival
Flamboyant British rocker Elton John has resumed his “Farewell Yellow Brick Road” tour, returning to the stage in New Orleans after a nearly two-year hiatus. The ‘Tiny Dancer’ and ‘Crocodile Rock’ hitmaker, 74, performed at Crescent City on Wednesday night. Marking his retirement from performing on the road, John’s world tour began in September 2018. Like other musicians, he was forced to postpone live shows due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Adele’s postponement sidelines fans and disrupts live music resumption
Elton John returned to the stage this week for the first time in nearly two years, and big names like Billie Eilish and Justin Bieber are gearing up to tour the world. But as the live music industry braced for a rebound from COVID-19 this year, 15-time Grammy winner Adele tearfully announced that the pandemic had forced a last-minute postponement of her very expected at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas.
Placido Domingo breaks silence on misconduct accusations, says he didn’t harass anyone
Spanish opera star Placido Domingo spoke in a newspaper interview on Friday about accusations of sexual harassment that emerged two years ago, telling El Mundo newspaper he had done nothing wrong and regretted not s be expressed earlier. A 2020 investigation by the American Guild of Musical Artists (AGMA) concluded that Domingo, 81, behaved inappropriately around female performers after hearing testimony from more than three dozen singers, dancers, musicians, vocal teachers and backstage staff who said they witnessed or experienced inappropriate behavior for three decades.
Emmy-winning actor Louie Anderson dies at 68
Three-time Emmy Award-winning comedian and game show host Louie Anderson died Friday morning after a battle with cancer, his publicist told Deadline. He was 68 years old. The ‘Sneakers’ comedy star died in Las Vegas, where he was admitted to a hospital earlier this week for treatment for diffuse large B-cell lymphoma, publicist Glenn Schwartz told the publication. entertainment.
Tearful Adele postpones Las Vegas shows due to COVID delays
A tearful and sorry Adele on Thursday postponed a series of concerts in Las Vegas that was supposed to start on Friday because half of her team was sick with COVID-19 and the pandemic caused delivery delays. The British superstar was due to begin a three-month residency at Caesars Palace Hotel in what was to be his first live appearances since 2017.
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