Entertainment News Roundup: Dr Feelgood guitarist Wilko Johnson dies aged 75; New ‘Avatar’ film gets rare China release and more

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Dr Feelgood guitarist Wilko Johnson has died aged 75

Wilko Johnson, the guitarist for 1970s pub-rock band Dr Feelgood and an influence on Britain’s punk rock movement, has died aged 75. A statement on Johnson’s Twitter page said the musician had died at home on Monday. No further details were given.

The new movie ‘Avatar’ is rarely released in China

The long-awaited sequel to director James Cameron’s “Avatar” will hit mainland Chinese theaters on Dec. 16, Century 20 Studios said Wednesday. “Avatar: The Way of Water” will be released in China on the same day as the release of its global, the studio said on its official Weibo account.

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“Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery” is worth investigating, the cast says

“Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery,” a sequel to 2019’s “Knives Out,” reunites a new cast in Greece for a new murder mystery and case for hard-wearing detective Benoit Blanc, played by Daniel Craig. Rian Johnson, who directed both films, helped unravel one of the franchise’s biggest mysteries this week when he explained what the “Glass Onion” means.

‘Good Night Oppy’ about NASA’s rover mission might make you cry

When “Good Night Oppy,” which follows NASA’s Opportunity and Spirit rovers before and after they land on Mars, premiered at a film festival in September, the documentary had an unexpected effect on audiences: they cried. “It’s funny because I promise you we weren’t having conversations in the editing room about how we were going to make people cry,” director Ryan White told Reuters.

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Eurovision voting will be open to non-participating countries

Viewers from countries not participating in the Eurovision Song Contest will be able to vote for their favorite act next year for the first time in the contest’s history, the organizer said on Tuesday. He said the new “Rest of the World” vote was to strengthen the audience’s power to influence the results and recognize the global reach of the competition, which last year attracted a television audience of more than 160 million.

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At Disney, Iger faces the problem of the legacy he helped create

Walt Disney Co’s Bob Iger will once again be asked to identify his successor as chief executive – one of his biggest failures in his first return as the company’s leader, people who have worked with him say and the experts. Iger is credited with shaping Disney as a modern media company, acquiring popular entertainment brands like Pixar, Marvel and Star Wars, which would serve as a beacon for consumers as they navigate a crowded entertainment landscape.

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