Here is a summary of the current entertainment briefs.
Golden Globes group adds new members as they work to diversify
The Hollywood Foreign Press Association announced Friday that it has added 21 new members as part of its efforts to diversify the ranks of the organization that awards the Golden Globes for film and television. The additions bring the total number of HFPA members to 105. Of the new members, nearly half are women and six are black, according to an HFPA statement.
South Korean broadband company sues Netflix after increased traffic to ‘Squid Game’
South Korean internet service provider SK Broadband has sued Netflix to pay costs related to increased network traffic and maintenance work due to an influx of viewers to the American company’s content, a SK spokesperson. The move comes after a Seoul court said Netflix should “reasonably” give the Internet service provider something in return for network use, and several South Korean lawmakers have spoken out against content providers who do not pay for network use despite generating explosive traffic.
Boxing legend Muhammad Ali’s drawings up for auction
A rare collection of sketches and paintings by American boxer Muhammad Ali – who loved to draw between fights – will be auctioned in New York next week. The 24-piece collection, many of which are cartoonish and some signed, reflect Ali’s interest in religion and social justice, but there are also some that illustrate him in the ring.
Liam Gallagher to perform at Knebworth Park, announces new album
Twenty-five years after British rock band Oasis performed two historic shows for 250,000 people at Knebworth Park, former lead singer Liam Gallagher said on Friday he would return to the site for what has been described as his biggest solo concert. The 49-year-old, who has also announced the release of a new album, will perform next June at Knebworth Park in Hertfordshire, north London, with singer Michael Kiwanuka and the bands Kasabian, Goat Girl and Fat White Family opening the stage.
The seller takes advantage of the fame of “Squid Game” for its “sweet and deadly” treat
A South Korean candy billed as one of the deadly challenges in Netflix’s hit TV drama “Squid Game” became a worldwide craze, boosting business for the candy vendor who provided the show’s make-up. The series went viral by portraying childhood games with deadly consequences. One of the challenges is for the show’s cash-strapped contestants to carve the symbol etched into a brittle candy called a dalgona without breaking the entire room or risking being shot by masked operatives.
Hermès hosts a fashion show in the hangar at Paris airport
French luxury group Hermes International (HRMS.PA) transported the fashion press to an airport on the outskirts of Paris for its spring ready-to-wear runway, sending in fitted leather crop tops, silky dresses and casual pants on a circular podium set up in a shed. Robot cameras circled the runway and fell from the ceiling, filming the models as they paraded past the audience seated on a platform in the center of the space.
Disney resolves dispute with Scarlett Johansson over “Black Widow” movie
Walt Disney Co and actress Scarlett Johansson have resolved their legal dispute arising from the release of their Marvel superhero film “Black Widow,” the company and artist jointly said Thursday. Terms of the settlement between Disney and Johansson’s Periwinkle Entertainment company were not disclosed.
“No Time To Die” for British cinemas that rely on Bond’s boost
British movie chains will enjoy the luxury of packed houses this weekend thanks to the lasting appeal of the James Bond franchise, but their challenge is to become a habit again after the coronavirus pandemic. Bond’s new film “No Time To Die” is perhaps a fitting title for an industry that has been battered by movie theaters around the world in an attempt to contain the deadly virus.
Celebrity Instagram content linked to negative feelings, Facebook researchers say
Top social media stars including Kim Kardashian, Justin Bieber and Charli D’Amelio are among the celebrities whose Instagram followers have more negative feelings about their self-image, according to an internal Facebook study revealed by The Wall. Street Journal this week, raising questions about the impact of celebrity culture online. The Journal released the leaked research slideshows on Wednesday, which served as the basis for articles it published earlier this month, saying Facebook knew its apps were harming the mental health of some teenage girls and young users.
Banksy’s “Girl With Balloon” diptych auctioned for the first time
A two-part version of Banksy’s painting ‘Girl With Balloon’ grosses up to $ 4.75 million when it goes under the hammer for the first time at a Christie’s auction in London later this month. this. The rare edition, one of 25 created by the elusive British street artist in 2005, features a young girl in one painting and her heart-shaped balloon in another.
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