Here’s a quick summary of today’s entertainment news.
Elton John ends his US farewell tour with a star-studded performance at Dodger Stadium
Elton John performed the final North American concert of his farewell tour on Sunday, with a star-studded performance at the Los Angeles Dodger Stadium. The “Tiny Dancer” and “Rocket Man” hitmaker played three shows at the stadium in the last few days, marking a return to the venue where he famously appeared in a sequined baseball uniform in 1975 at the height of his fame.
Taylor Swift dominates again at the American Music Awards
Superstar singer-songwriter Taylor Swift won all six trophies she competed for Sunday at the American Music Awards, including the top prize of the night: artist of the year. The new AMA award brings Swift’s lifetime total to 40, breaking her own record for most wins at the world’s biggest fan-voted awards ceremony.
China resumes streaming of South Korean content after a six-year suspension
A Chinese streaming platform has resumed broadcasting South Korean content after suspending it for nearly six years, South Korean officials said on Tuesday, in what Seoul said was a sign of Beijing’s readiness to improve ties. Chinese streaming site Tencent began distributing a film by South Korean director Hong Sang-soo, “Hotel by the River,” earlier this month, it said, in the first such step after Beijing effectively banned K-pop imports amid tensions over US THAAD. . missile defense system installed in South Korea.
‘Good Night Oppy’ about NASA’s rover mission can make you cry
When “Good Night Oppy”, which follows the NASA rovers Opportunity and Spirit before and after they landed on Mars, was opened at the film festival in September, the document had an unexpected effect on the audience: they cried. “It’s funny because I promised you we wouldn’t talk in the editing room about how to make people cry,” director Ryan White told Reuters.
Iger Disney may have to cut costs because streaming is losing money
Saving Walt Disney Co. this time will require Bob Iger to show a different side to his character. The legendary chief executive who turned Disney into the most powerful entertainment company on the planet needs to show how quickly he can cut costs and restore profits, analysts say.
Cuban songwriter and social crusader Pablo Milanes has died at the age of 79
Pablo Milanes, a Cuban singer-songwriter and one of the founders of the “Nueva Trova” music movement that emerged after Fidel Castro’s 1959 revolution, died early Tuesday in Spain at the age of 79, according to the artist’s official Facebook page. Milanes was hospitalized after suffering an infection linked to an immune disorder that forced him to seek medical treatment and live in Madrid since 2017.
(With input from agencies.)