Reuters Entertainment News Summary

Reuters | Updated: 26-03-2019 10:26 IST | Created: 26-03-2019 10:26 IST
Reuters Entertainment News Summary

Following is a summary of current entertainment news briefs. John Lennon and Yoko Ono's 'Bed-In' remembered at 50

In March 1969, newlyweds John Lennon and Yoko Ono skipped a honeymoon and instead staged a "bed-in" in Amsterdam to promote world peace during the Vietnam War. Dressed in white, the artistic duo received visitors and held press conferences from bed in the presidential suite atop Amsterdam's Hilton Hotel from March 23-29. Ovations, hugs and soaring speeches as Apple embraces Hollywood

Apple Inc brought in Oprah Winfrey, Steven Spielberg, Jennifer Aniston and Jason Momoa to talk up its new television streaming service at a Hollywood-style event on Monday marked by standing ovations, hugs and soaring rhetoric. The event ended almost 18 months of secrecy over Apple's television project and featured some of the biggest names in entertainment promoting their original content shows. Apple is working to reinvent itself as an entertainment and financial services company as sales of its iPhones fall. YouTube denies report of plans to cancel high-end dramas, comedies

YouTube has denied that it is cancelling high-end dramas and comedies on its paid service platform, refuting the claims made in a report earlier on Sunday. A Bloomberg report said, citing sources, that the platform has stopped accepting new pitches for high-budget scripted shows and that it had canceled high end dramas and comedies. Apple spotlights services with TV, gaming and credit card offerings

Apple Inc attempted to reintroduce itself on Monday as an entertainment and financial services company that also makes iPhones as it launched a streaming television service, a credit card and an online gaming arcade. With appearances by Oprah Winfrey and Steven Spielberg, the world's second-most valuable technology company lifted the curtain on a television and movie subscription service called Apple TV+ that will stream original television shows and movies. Box Office: Jordan Peele's 'Us' stuns with $70 million opening weekend

Talk about scary good. Universal's "Us," the second directorial effort from Jordan Peele, pulled off a stunning debut, generating $70 million from 3,741 North American locations. Swedish artist's fizzy tablets join vinyl renaissance

Nostalgic music-lovers are increasingly returning to old-style vinyl records to hear artists the same way they discovered them years ago - but they may be startled by a new experiment in Sweden. Instead of old crooners, artist Alexander Hoglund has put the sound of effervescent pain-killers on vinyl after a six-month creative experiment to find the perfect fizz. 'Dumbo' and the elephant not in the room

Big-eared baby elephant Dumbo may be the star of Walt Disney Co's remake of its 1941 animated movie classic but the film was shot without its adorable star ever making an appearance on set. The cast of the live action "Dumbo," arriving in movie theaters worldwide this week, had to act opposite an assortment of models and stunt men and women while the elephant was being created by computer-generated imagery (CGI).

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