Entertainment News Roundup: Coachella California Music Festival to Return in April 2022; European consumer group joins EU antitrust case against Apple and more
Here is a summary of the current entertainment briefs.
Coachella California Music Festival to Return in April 2022
The Coachella music festival in the southern California desert will return for the first time in two years in April 2022, the organizer said on Tuesday. The 20-year-old music festival, one of the largest in the world, was canceled in 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic. Organizers had previously worked to bring him back in October 2021, according to media reports, but that plan was scrapped.
Box Office: ‘A Quiet Place Part II’ Sets Pandemic Record With $ 48 Million Debut
You can almost hear the collective sigh of relief from studio executives across Hollywood. After a brutal year and changes for the cinema, the North American box office is finally showing signs of life again.
European consumer group joins EU antitrust case against Apple
The European Consumers’ Organization (BEUC) lobby group on Wednesday backed the European Union’s antitrust case against Apple, which alleges it distorts competition in the music streaming market. The European Commission filed its first antitrust charges against Apple in April following an initial complaint by iPhone maker rival Spotify.
Kevin Spacey returns to work with role in Italian film: media
Kevin Spacey has made a comeback to acting, starting work on an independent film directed by Franco Nero in the city of Turin in northern Italy, local media reported on Tuesday. The American actor, who has largely disappeared from the public eye since he was accused of sexual misconduct in 2017, was photographed in the streets of Turin, where the film “L’uomo Che Disegnò Dio” ( The man who drew God).
(With contributions from agencies.)