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‘Some Like It Hot’ leads the 2023 Tony nominations
The musical adaptation of “Some Like It Hot,” led the nominations announced Tuesday for the 2023 Tony Award, the highest award in American theater, followed by “& Juliet,” “” New York, New York” and “Shucked.” “Kimberly Akimbo” and the revival of “Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street,” also topped the list of production nominations for the 76th annual awards, according to a statement from the Tony Awards committee.
Ed Sheeran’s Copyright Case Goes To New York Grand Jury
A jury will now decide whether British singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran plagiarized Marvin Gaye’s “Let’s Get It On” after hearing the final arguments Wednesday in a hearing. The copyright court lasted a week. Sheeran’s attorney, Ilene Farkas, told jurors in Manhattan federal court that the similarities in chord development and rhythm of Gaye and Sheeran’s hit “Thinking Out Loud” were “letters.” letters of the musical alphabet.”
The ‘plagiarism machine’: Hollywood writers and studios fight over the future of AI
For decades, Hollywood writers have been writing sci-fi scenarios about machines taking over the world. Now, they’re fighting to make sure robots don’t take their jobs. The Writers Guild of America is seeking to limit the use of artificial intelligence in film and television screenwriting. Hollywood studios, struggling to make streaming services profitable and cope with shrinking ad revenue, have rejected that idea, saying they would be open to discussing new technologies once a year, according to the association.
Country legend Willie Nelson, aged 90, among those inducted at Rock Hall 2023
Country music icon Willie Nelson, who celebrated her 90th birthday last weekend with a star-studded concert at the Hollywood Bowl, is among the performers to be inducted into the Hall of Fame. this year’s Rock & Roll, organizers announced Wednesday. Nominated for the first time for rock music, Nelson joins country legends Dolly Parton, who is inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2022, Hank Williams and Johnny Cash.
The Coalition summarizes Hollywood’s famous writers as TV production slows down
Prominent TV and film screenwriters will meet union leaders on Wednesday, the second day of a strike that has plunged Hollywood into turmoil as the industry copes with changes brought about by a media boom. online picture. “Jimmy Kimmel Live” and other late-night shows re-aired Tuesday night after the Writers Guild of America (WGA) went on strike, leaving them without a team to create themed jokes based on on the news of the day. Production was also halted in Los Angeles for the rest of the week.
Cannes Film Festival Honors Michael Douglas with Honorary Palme d’Or
Hollywood actor Michael Douglas will add to his long list of awards this month when the Cannes Film Festival presents him with an honorary Palme d’Or. Organizers of cinema’s biggest showcase said Wednesday that they will honor the two-time Oscar winner at the festival’s opening ceremony on May 16 in recognition of his “brilliant career as well as outstanding achievements.” his attachment to cinema”.
Jared Leto wears giant ‘Choupette’ costume to Met Gala
A giant blue-eyed, white, fluffy Burmese cat mascot stepped onto the Metropolitan Museum of Art on Monday to pay respects to Karl Lagerfeld’s beloved pet “Choupette”, who later revealed himself to be actor Jared Leto, gives a whole new meaning to this year’s Met’s Evening Dress Code “in honor of Karl.” In another homage to the famous cat, American rapper and singer Doja Cat donned a fake cat nose and donned a hooded Oscar de la Renta cape with cat ears.
Ed Sheeran Calls Mimic Claims ‘Offensive’ During ‘Thinking Out Loud’ Trial
The sometimes-angry Ed Sheeran on Monday denied plagiarizing Marvin Gaye’s classic “Let’s Get it On” on a second day of testifying before a grand jury in a copyright hearing in federal court. state of Manhattan, calling the statement “insulting.” As he did last week, the British singer-songwriter played guitar and sang from the witness stand to emphasize his testimony, telling the jury that his song “Thinking Out Loud” he was actually inspired by Irish musician Van Morrison.
(With input from agencies.)