Asia Today: Bangkok shuts schools, entertainment venues

Asia Today: Bangkok shuts schools, entertainment venues

BEIJING (AP) — Thailand’s capital is shutting down venues including schools and entertainment areas as coronavirus cases continue to spread.
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Reuters Entertainment News Summary

Following is a summary of current entertainment news briefs. Theaters look to Bond and Black Widow to spark 2021 moviegoing Movie theater operators, after a year of dismal ticket sales during the pandemic, are hoping a lineup of superheroes, fighter pilots and cinema’s most famous spy will help them stage a comeback in 2021. Roughly two-thirds of theaters remain shut in the United States and Canada, normally the world’s largest film market. Box office receipts in 2020 plunged 80% from a year earlier. BTS wraps up record-breaking year with New Year’s Eve online concert Global K-Pop sensation BTS celebrated New Year’s Eve with an online concert on Thursday along with other K-pop groups from its management agency Big Hit Entertainment and fans from around the world. Halsey, Lauv and Steve Aoki, who have all collaborated with BTS in recent years, joined on a special stage by connecting remotely. Actress Dawn Wells, castaway Mary Ann on TV’s ‘Gilligan’s Island,’ dies from COVID-19 Dawn Wells, who parlayed her girl-next-door charm and wholesome beauty into enduring TV fame as the sweet-natured desert island castaway Mary Ann on the classic 1960s sitcom “Gilligan’s Island,” died on Wednesday at age 82, her publicist said. Wells, who won the title of Miss Nevada in 1959 and competed in the Miss America contest, died from complications of COVID-19, publicist Harlan Boll said in a statement. Celebrated French DJ tells fans ahead of Louvre gig: ‘get the vaccine’ French DJ David Guetta said he hoped everybody would get vaccinated against COVID-19, shortly before recording a charity concert outside the Louvre Museum in Paris that will be streamed on New Year’s Eve. Guetta, known for his collaborations over nearly two decades with artists such as Akon, J Balvin, Nicki Minaj and Kelly Rowland, is raising money for UNICEF and French charity Les Restos du Coeur, which provides food and meals to people in need. Gold was marginally down Rs 20 to Rs 49,678 per 10 gram in the national capital on Friday, according to HDFC Securities. In the previous trade, the precious metal had closed at Rs 49,698 per 10 gram.Silver also declined Rs 404 to Rs 67,520 … Two of the three youths killed in an encounter with security forces in the Parimpora area of the city were radically inclined and working as overground workers of the Lashkar-e-Toiba LeT terror outfit, police said on Friday and added that t… Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani on Friday assured Prime Minister Narendra Modi that the state government would try to finish building over 1,000 houses under the Light House Projects LHP in Rajkot city within the deadline. The prime min… The Delhi government on Friday extended till March 31 its scheme offering a one-time waiver of water bill arrears and late payment surcharge. Under the scheme, launched in August last year, all categories of houses get an exemption from lat…
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Thousands still expected to celebrate new year in Las Vegas

Despite nightclubs being closed, most live entertainment canceled, casinos-resorts limited to 25% capacity and public gatherings capped at 50 people, …
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