Entertainment news roundup: ‘Avatar’ sequel makes $17 million on US premiere night; What Harry and Meghan said in the latest Netflix episodes and more

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Jane Fonda Reveals ‘Best Birthday Present Ever’: Her Cancer Is In Remission

Actress Jane Fonda, who turns 85 next Wednesday, said Friday she received an early birthday present when her doctor told her her cancer was in remission. Fonda revealed in September that she was undergoing chemotherapy for what she said was a treatable form of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. She said she has now stopped the chemo.

Avatar Sequel Makes $17 Million On Its US Premiere Night

Director James Cameron’s highly anticipated “Avatar: The Way of Water” grossed $17 million at the U.S. and Canadian box office when it first screened Thursday night, distributor Walt Disney Co said. With international sales, the sequel of the highest-grossing film of all time has grossed $50.4 million in theaters worldwide since the film began release on Wednesday.

Angelina Jolie leaves UN refugee agency after more than 20 years

Hollywood actress Angelina Jolie will leave her role as special envoy of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) but will remain a humanitarian campaigner, the United Nations announced on Friday. Jolie, who has carried out more than 60 field assignments in her 21 years with UNHCR, said she wanted to continue working with refugees outside the global body.

Harry and Meghan’s Netflix series is ending – but what’s the effect on the Royal Family?

Beyond the drama of feuding brothers and Machiavellian royal aides working with a hostile press, the key question arising from the Netflix documentary of Prince Harry and his wife Meghan is whether it causes lasting damage to King Charles and to the British monarchy. Over six hours of television, Harry and Meghan delivered a series of accusations against what they described as a deaf institution that didn’t care about their emotional well-being and prepared to suffer if it meant better media coverage. for other older royals. .

Amazon aims to give new powers to ‘Warhammer 40,000’ starring Henry Cavill

Amazon.com is seeking to bring popular fantasy miniatures game ‘Warhammer 40,000’ starring former ‘Superman’ actor Henry Cavill to screens, after agreeing in principle to produce film and TV content with its UK developer. While the commercial terms of the deal were not disclosed by London-listed Games Workshop, the move demonstrates Amazon’s willingness to make the most of a streaming boom and take on rivals such as HBO Max and Netflix.

A Burkinabé filmmaker evokes the golden age of cinema before the insurrection

Film producer Drissa Touré looked through the locked glass doors of what was once the bustling cinema in the town of Bobo-Dioulasso, in southwestern Burkina Faso, and remembered a time when inhabitants could watch films from Africa and elsewhere on its screen. Today, the 70-year-old is battling a respiratory illness and earns his living transporting people and packages on his scooter. He treasures the press clippings that praised his early films and the medals he collected.

Harry accuses Prince William of yelling at him, his aides of leaking stories

Prince Harry and his wife Meghan have heaped fresh criticism of the British royal family in new episodes of their documentary series released on Thursday, accusing his older brother Prince William of yelling at him during a summit to discuss his future. In the final three episodes of the Netflix series, Harry also said aides to William, now heir to the throne, had been complicit in negative stories about the couple in the media and accused the press of miscarriage to Meghan.

What Harry and Meghan said in the latest episodes of Netflix

Netflix released the final three episodes of a documentary series on Britain’s Prince Harry and his wife Meghan on Thursday, exposing their battles with the media and why they stepped down as working members of the British royal family. Below are quotes and details from the series:

The Golden Globes will honor ‘Glee’ creator Ryan Murphy with a TV award

TV writer and producer Ryan Murphy, creator of hits from ‘Glee’ to ‘9-1-1’ and ‘American Horror Story’, will receive lifetime achievement honor at Golden Globes Hollywood next month. Murphy’s appearance will add another big name to the January 10 lineup as organizers try to bounce back from a diversity and ethics scandal.

(With agency contributions.)

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