Entertainment News Roundup: ‘Winnie the Pooh’ horror film cancelled in Hong Kong; Crowds swarm Art Basel Hong Kong as galleries report sales bonanza and more | Entertainment
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Crowds swarm Art Basel Hong Kong as galleries report sales bonanza
Thousands of people thronged on Thursday into Art Basel Hong Kong, one of Asia’s largest contemporary art fairs, to view large-scale installations from hanging money trees to a pumpkin 8 feet (2.4 m) tall. Participating galleries reported bumper sales.
Biden honors Springsteen, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Mindy Kaling
U.S. President Joe Biden made an observation when conferring the National Medal of Arts on rocker Bruce Springsteen on Tuesday: “Bruce, some people are just born to run, man.” Springsteen and a host of actors, authors, singers and other artists joined Biden in the White House East Room where they received either a National Medal of Arts or National Humanities Medal for their contributions to American society.
‘Winnie the Pooh’ horror film cancelled in Hong Kong
The screening of “Winnie the Pooh: Blood and Honey”, a British slasher film due to be released in Hong Kong this week, has been cancelled after cinemas in the city declined to show it, its distributor said on Tuesday. VII Pillars Entertainment said it didn’t know the reason for the cancellation; the movie had been scheduled to open March 23 in 32 cinemas in the city.
Dramas ‘This is Going to Hurt’, ‘The Responder’ lead BAFTA TV nominations
Medical comedy-drama “This is Going to Hurt” and police series “The Responder” led nominations for Britain’s BAFTA Television Awards on Wednesday, receiving six nods each, while live coverage of Queen Elizabeth’s Platinum Jubilee and her state funeral were also recognised. Based on former doctor Adam Kay’s memoir and set on an obstetrics ward at a London hospital, “This is Going to Hurt” secured a leading actor nomination for star Ben Whishaw as well as recognition as a mini series.
(With inputs from agencies.)