Leisure Information Roundup: Cannes director criticises rivals for permitting Netflix films in too simply; Raffaella Carra, Italian singer and TV presenter, dies at 78 and extra

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Box office: ‘F9’ rules on the 4th of July weekend as ‘Boss Baby 2’, ‘Zola’ has a strong start

It’s not going to be a weekend for the record books, but this year’s Christmas box office on July 4th is a significant improvement over the 2020 edition. The box office boost is thanks to a trio of new films, the kid-friendly “The Boss Baby: Family Business,” the gruesome thriller “The Forever Purge” and the satirical comedy “Zola”, each of which appeal to a completely different cinema audience. A number of holdovers, namely “F9: The Fast Saga” and “A Quiet Place Part II”, also support domestic revenue.

Swiss Alps, Sailboats are a magical decoration for Ibrahim Maalouf at the Montreux Jazz Festival

The French-Lebanese trumpeter Ibrahim Maalouf gave successive shows on a specially built floating stage at the Montreux Jazz Festival on Monday evening Lake Geneva for a limited number of fans with a COVID 19 free certificate. With the Swiss Alps and sailing boats as a breathtaking backdrop, he performed for the fourth time at one of the most renowned summer music festivals in Europe, which was canceled last year due to the pandemic.

Cannes director criticizes rivals for admission Netflix Movies too easily

The head of the Cannes The film festival attacked competing events on Monday, saying some were too quick to include movies from streaming giants in their main competitions without applying strict rules, thereby harming cinema. Platforms like Netflix flourished during the COVID-19 pandemic and won several top film awards while studios and cinemas struggled as coronavirus restrictions closed cinemas and pushed more viewers online.

Movie fans, vacationers mingle for COVID-conscious people Cannes come back

Movie stars will arrive armed with coronavirus tests and face masks Cannes from Tuesday for the return of the world’s largest film festival, which aims to help cinema recover from the blow of the global pandemic. Organizers and local authorities are relying on strict coronavirus protocols and testing to keep the event free of disruption as the French Government is stepping up warnings of growing cases of highly communicable COVID-19 delta Variant.

Raffaella Carra, Italian Singer and TV presenter, dies at the age of 78

Raffaella Carra, one of Italy’s most popular singers and TV presenter who became almost as famous in as a symbol of sexual liberation Spain and South America as in her own country, died on Monday at the age of 78. Italian prime minister Mario Draghi said Carra, “with her laughter and generosity she has accompanied generations of people Italian and took the name Italy around the world”.

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Raffaella Carrà, Italian leisure icon, dies aged 78 | Pop and rock

Raffaella Carrà, the pop singer and actress who was an entertainment icon in her homeland Italy, died at the age of 78.

Her longtime partner Sergio Iapino announced her death and said: “Raffaella has left us. She has gone to a better world where her humanity, distinctive smile, and extraordinary talent will shine forever. ”He said she had struggled with a nameless disease for some time.

Carrà is best known in the UK for her single Do It, Do It Again, which peaked at number 9 in 1978 and spent 12 weeks in the charts. It was much more successful in Italy, where it was described in 1984 by L’Espresso magazine: “More applause than [president] Pertini, more expensive than [football player] Michel Platini, more wonderful than [modern saint] Padre Pio. “

Born in Bologna in 1943, Carrà studied dance and first became an actor in the “peplum” genre of the Italian historical epic. Inspired by her success, she moved to the United States and played alongside Frank Sinatra and others in Von Ryan’s Express (1965), but soon returned to Italy and became a presenter on the television variety show Canzonissima, which frequently performed songs and dance pieces were from her.

She was occasionally censored with her outfits and routines considered racy by the standards of the era, but her career lasted through the 1970s. She also became very popular in Spain with another variety show, La Hora de Raffaella, and in South America after moving to Buenos Aires in 1979.

She was a gay icon across Europe and was also seen as a feminist icon: In the original Italian version, Do It, Do It Again encourages women to take control of sex. “I think Raffaella Carrà did more to free women than many feminists,” said Francesco Vezzoli, Curator of an exhibition on Italian television from the 1970s for the Fondazione Prada in 2017.

Carrà returned in 1983 with Pronto, Raffaella? returned to Italian television and continued her TV career until 2019, including as a juror for the Italian edition of The Voice. A Spanish musical based on their songs, Explota Explota, was released in 2020.

During her career she released 25 studio albums, most recently in 2018 “Whenever it’s Christmas”.