Entertainment News Roundup: Ten Million Americans Tune In to Watch Olympic Figure Skating Drama; The Oscars will require COVID tests for all, vaccines for most and more


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Ten million Americans tune in to watch Olympic figure skating drama

15-year-old Russian figure skater Kamila Valieva’s failing performance during Thursday night’s long routine drew an audience of 10.3 million on Olympic TV and NBCUniversal’s digital broadcasts, according to network figures. The U.S. prime-time replay of the skating competition drew 1.4 million more viewers than the previous night’s Olympic coverage, NBC said.

The Oscars will require COVID tests for all, vaccines for most

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will require attendees of the 94th Academy Awards in March to show proof of a COVID-19 vaccination and at least two negative PCR test results, a person with knowledge said Thursday. the subject. Performers and presenters with the film industry’s highest honors must also undergo polymerase chain reaction (PCR) testing, but will not need to show proof of vaccination, the source said.

Paul McCartney announces a 14-date US tour, first concerts since 2019

Sir Paul McCartney plans to kick off a 14-date US concert tour of the Pacific Northwest this spring, marking his first streak of live performances since wrapping up a world tour in 2019, the former Beatle announced on Friday. . The “Got Back” tour will open April 28 in Spokane, Wash., McCartney’s first show in that city, followed by back-to-back shows at Seattle’s Climate Pledge Arena on May 2 and 3, according to the published tour schedule. on its official website.

Brad Pitt is suing his ex-wife Angelina Jolie for selling a stake in a French winery

Brad Pitt has sued his ex-wife Angelina Jolie for selling her stake in a French wine estate they bought together – and where they were married – to a Russian businessman. In a lawsuit filed in Los Angeles on Thursday, Pitt said Jolie broke their agreement not to sell their interests in Chateau Miraval without the other’s consent by selling her stake to a unit of Stoli Group, a controlled spirits maker. by oligarch Yuri Shefler.

Pop star Troye Sivan fights HIV stigma in his first major film role

Australian pop singer Troye Sivan, whose YouTube videos and music have inspired a generation of LGBTQ+ young people, wants his first major film role to challenge ignorance around HIV/AIDS. In “Three Months,” Sivan plays 17-year-old Caleb, who is exposed to HIV after a one-night stand on the eve of his high school graduation.

Iconic Madonna dress and pre-Beatles drum kit up for auction in California

The pink Marilyn Monroe-style dress worn by pop star Madonna in her 1984 ‘Material Girl’ music video and a drum set used by the prototype Beatles are some of the items up for auction at a musical memorabilia auction in California. The Madonna lot, consisting of a pink satin dress with a strapless top and an oversized pink satin bow, satin opera gloves and rhinestone bracelets, is estimated between $100,000 and $200,000 when it will go under the hammer in May, as part of the “Music Icons” auction at Julien’s Auctions.

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