Entertainment News: Taylor Swift fans thankful Super Bowl didn't affect Tokyo concerts; NFL-Usher dazzles at Super Bowl halftime show with help from his friends and more

Following is a summary of current entertainment news briefs. Battle-scarred Taiwanese islands star in Oscar nominated film A film about frontline Taiwanese islands repeatedly fought over with China during the height of the Cold War is vying to win an Oscar this year, with its director hoping the attention will help better explain tensions over Taiwan to a broader audience.


Devdiscourse News Desk | Updated: 12-02-2024 18:37 IST | Created: 12-02-2024 18:26 IST
Entertainment News: Taylor Swift fans thankful Super Bowl didn't affect Tokyo concerts; NFL-Usher dazzles at Super Bowl halftime show with help from his friends and more
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Following is a summary of current entertainment news briefs.

Battle-scarred Taiwanese islands star in Oscar nominated film

A film about frontline Taiwanese islands repeatedly fought over with China during the height of the Cold War is vying to win an Oscar this year, with its director hoping the attention will help better explain tensions over Taiwan to a broader audience. Taiwanese-American director S. Leo Chiang's 19 minute-long "Island in Between", available to watch on YouTube, tells the story of Kinmen, a small island group which hugs the Chinese coast.

Taylor Swift fans thankful Super Bowl didn't affect Tokyo concerts

Taylor Swift fans said on Saturday they were thankful the Super Bowl did not affect her Japanese tour schedule as she wrapped up her final concert in Tokyo. Swift kicked off the Asia leg of her "Eras Tour" this week with four concerts in Tokyo.

'Versatile, charismatic' Sigourney Weaver honoured at Spain's Goya Awards

U.S. actress Sigourney Weaver on Saturday won the International Goya Award in recognition of what the Spanish Film Academy dubbed an impressive career, during which she brought to life "independent, complex and strong female characters". The 74-year-old, best known for playing Ellen Ripley in the "Alien" franchise, is only the third recipient of the honorary prize, which since its creation in 2022 has been awarded to Cate Blanchett and Juliette Binoche.

Rock & Roll Hall of Fame unveils 2024 nominees

The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame on Saturday unveiled its nominees for 2024, with singer-songwriter Mariah Carey, the queen of Christmas hits, and Cher, the Goddess of Pop, making the list for the first time. Other debut nominees include rock stalwarts Foreigner and Peter Frampton, funk legends Kool & the Gang, singer-songwriter Lenny Kravitz, Britpop icons Oasis, the soulful Sade, and Sinéad O’Connor. Ozzy Osbourne, following his previous induction with Black Sabbath, is recognized for his solo career.

NFL-Taylor Swift shares the glare with Kelce, Mahomes on Super Bowl Sunday

Pop superstar Taylor Swift chugged a drink, bit her nails, buried her face in her hands and hugged her friends throughout a nerve-shredding Super Bowl LVIII. At the end, it was hugs and kisses for her Kansas City Chiefs tight end boyfriend Travis Kelce on a field smothered with glitter and ticker tape as the world digested an epic, dynasty-creating victory over the San Francisco 49ers.

NFL-Usher dazzles at Super Bowl halftime show with help from his friends

Usher delivered a high-energy Super Bowl halftime show on Sunday that featured surprise appearances by some of his most famous collaborators as the R&B star rolled through a parade of his hits. Sitting at a red piano, Alicia Keys was the first to be revealed as the two united to perform their 2004 duet "My Boo."

(With inputs from agencies.)

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