Entertainment News Roundup: ByteDance Plans Streaming Music Expansion To Take On Spotify – WSJ; Jessica Chastain, Eddie Redmayne tell the story of a serial killer in ‘The Good Nurse’ and more


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ByteDance plans music streaming expansion to take on Spotify – WSJ

China’s ByteDance Ltd is in talks with record labels to expand its music streaming service globally to compete with industry leaders like Spotify Technology SA, the Wall Street Journal reported on Wednesday. TikTok’s parent plans to eventually integrate music streaming within its short video service and scale it to serve as a major platform for distributing music globally, according to the report, which cited people with knowledge of the discussions.

Jessica Chastain and Eddie Redmayne tell the story of a serial killer in ‘The Good Nurse’

The true story of a nurse who murdered hundreds of patients in US hospitals by secretly administering drug overdoses to them is brought to the screen by an all-star team of filmmakers in “The Good Nurse.” Based on a book of the same name, “The Good Nurse” centers on ICU nurse Amy Loughren, who in 2003 helped uncover the murders committed by her colleague and friend Charles Cullen.

The film about the murdered teenager ‘Till’ focuses on the love of mother and son

The murder of Emmett Till and the acquittal of his killers became a landmark case in the American civil rights movement due to the brutality of his death and the injustice that followed, but “Till” director Chinonye Chukwu takes a slightly different angle. Based on true events, the film centers on a 14-year-old African-American boy named Emmett Till who was kidnapped, tortured, and lynched after allegedly flirting with a white woman at the grocery store while visiting relatives in Mississippi in 1955. .

Disney pushes back several Marvel movie release dates

Walt Disney Co announced Tuesday that it will push back the release dates of numerous upcoming Marvel movies, including “Blade,” “Fantastic Four” and “Avengers: Secret Wars.” Following “Blade” director Bassam Tariq’s departure from the project in September due to scheduling conflicts, Marvel decided to temporarily suspend production on the film to search for a new director. “Blade” is now scheduled to be released on September 6, 2024, instead of November 3, 2023, which has affected the rest of the studios’ production schedule.

Angela Lansbury, ‘Murder, She Wrote’ actress, dies at 96

Angela Lansbury, the British-born actress whose career spanned eight decades and produced indelible portraits of a wide range of characters, from villains to detectives to light comedic roles in film, stage and television, has died aged 96, her family said on Monday. Tuesday. . Lansbury, who played a crime-solving mystery writer on the long-running US television series “Murder, She Wrote,” “died peacefully in her sleep” at her Los Angeles home, according to a statement from the children. her.

‘Empire of Light’ by Sam Mendes, a love letter to cinema and his mother

Oscar-winning director Sam Mendes celebrates filmmaking and the families we choose and who choose us with his new film “Empire of Light,” a star-studded drama he wrote, directed and produced. A love story set in an English seaside town in the early 1980s, “Empire of Light” stars Olivia Colman, Colin Firth and Toby Jones as workers at a local cinema, the ‘Empire’.

(With contributions from agencies).


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