British pop superstar Adele has posted a tearful message on social media reluctantly announcing the postponement of her upcoming Las Vegas residency.
“Weekends with Adele”, a series of Friday and Saturday night concerts at The Colosseum at Caesar’s Palace Hotel was due to begin on Friday 21 January and run until Saturday 16 April, but the singer explained to fans that her show was simply not ready in time, having been hit by “delivery delays and Covid”. Her announcement was made just hours before the first show was due to begin.
Adele posted a video on social media and talked about the cancellations.
“Hiya, listen I’m so sorry but my show ain’t ready.
“We’ve tried absolutely everything that we can to pull it together in time and for it to be good enough for you but we’ve been absolutely destroyed by delivery delays and Covid.
“Half my crew, half my team are down with Covid, they still are, and it’s been impossible to finish the show… and I can’t give you what I have right now and I’m gutted, I’m gutted, and I’m sorry it’s the last minute.
“We’ve been awake for over 30 hours now trying to figure it out… We’ve run out of time and I’m so upset and I’m really embarrassed and I’m so sorry to everyone that’s travelled again. I’m really, really sorry, I’m really sorry.
“We’re on it. We’re going to reschedule all of the dates. We’re on it right now and I’m going to finish my show and I’m going get it to where it’s supposed to be.
“I’m so, so sorry. It’s been impossible. We’ve been up against so much and it just ain’t ready. I’m really sorry… sorry.”
Adele promised to reschedule the performances, which would have seen her join such greats as Frank Sinatra, Celine Dion and Britney Spears in playing the Nevada gambling Mecca, but the last-minute nature of the decision has angered fans, some of whom were already en route to catch her opening night.
“It’s my birthday and I am on an airplane right now using the last of my vacation time for a whole year to see you along with some non-refundable deposits and a week of babysitting… I’m sad you couldn’t decide this until the last minute,” one ticket-holder wrote on Twitter.
Adele was tipped to make £500,000 per night from the concerts, with tickets officially on sale from £60 to £500 but going for as much as £22,000 on resale websites.
‘Doctor Strange’ continues to top the box office
“Doctor Strange” and its multiple universes continued to top the North American weekend box office while Tom Cruise and “Top Gun” loomed large.
Marvel’s “Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness” was the highest-grossing weekend movie for the third consecutive week, grossing $31.6 million on 4,534 screens in North America, according to distribution company estimates released on Sunday.
That will change with the release of the much-anticipated “Top Gun: Maverick,” the sequel that arrives next week on Memorial Day weekend, 36 years after the original film and cultural landmark.
Star Tom Cruise witnessed the film’s screening at the Cannes Film Festival in France on Wednesday with a quick appearance at the film’s European premiere, which included flights of French fighter planes and an honorary Golden Palm award.
But while the world waits, “Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness” crossed $800 million in gross worldwide, overtaking “The Batman” to become the highest-grossing film of the year.
Released by Walt Disney and directed by Sam Raimi, “Doctor Strange 2” benefited from being the first Marvel movie to follow “Spider-Man: No Way Home”, in which the wizard character played by Benedict Cumberbatch played a central role.
It’s also based on the popular Disney Plus series “Wanda Vision” and contains the cameos that fans didn’t want to spoil.
The “Bad Guys” and “Sonic the Hedgehog 2” family films ranked third and fourth.
The star of “The Squid Game” shows off his artistic muscles in a new movie
“Squid Game” star Lee Jong-jae shows off his technical muscles in “Hunt”, written, directed, produced and starred by him, which revolves around a thrilling spy story.
This film will be shown for the first time during the Cannes Film Festival in the Out-of-Competition Films section.
The events of the film are fast and full of excitement, as it revolves around two South Korean intelligence men tasked with exposing a North Korean intelligence member, and the two parties end up exchanging an investigation together.
Lee, 49, stars as one of the two spies opposite his old friend and business partner Jung Woo Sung.
He said that his career, which lasted nearly three decades, was of great help to him when he took the directing step.
“I’ve acted in many different kinds of films, and I can remember the scenes that I shot as an actor and they were hard to film or didn’t turn out as I expected,” he told Reuters in Cannes.
“I tried to remember those scenes when I was writing the script to make sure I could be able (to execute) them as much as possible when directing,” he continued.
“I am very grateful that I made my first directing during this renaissance of Korean culture,” Lee said.
“I hope to meet international audiences and fans in other films,” he added.
When asked about what he liked about this movie in particular, in which he wrote, produced, directed and acted, Lee did not hesitate to respond by saying, “Of course acting. I’m an actor. It’s my identity. So, I liked acting more.”
Ronaldinho grabs attention in Tunisia
Brazilian football legend Ronaldinho has grabbed the spotlight in Tunisia, since he arrived on a visit that seems to promote Tunisian tourism, but it still raises a lot of controversy about the extent to which the authorities have succeeded in investing in reviving the tourism sector, which has suffered a noticeable stagnation in the past two years.
Ronaldinho, one of the best Brazilian footballers in history, arrived in Tunisia on Friday for a 3-day visit, at the invitation of his friend, Tunisian rapper Karim Gharbi, known as “Cadorem”.
In media statements, the singer revealed that the visit of the world champion with the Brazil national team in 2002 came to encourage visiting Tunisia with the aim of reviving its tourism and promoting it as a desirable destination, due to its beautiful natural, tourist and archaeological areas.
The visit of Ronaldinho, the Spanish star of Barcelona, the French Barry Saint-Germain and the former Italian Milan, was a prominent event that attracted attention on social media platforms and in various media, not only because of the great reputation that he enjoys being one of the best players in the world, but also because that visit is the first One of the Brazilian football stars for Tunisia, as it comes in a difficult circumstance that the country is going through on the economic and tourism levels.
Thousands of accounts on the Facebook and Instagram platforms published photos and videos of Ronaldinho on tours that took him to the most prominent regions in Tunisia, especially the suburb of Carthage, Gammarth and Sidi Bou Said, north of the capital, Tunis.
It also included a tour of the largest streets of the capital, Tunis, Habib Bourguiba Street, and in the old city markets, where he was received by hundreds of fans and football fans, and fans of the “samba” team in Tunisia.
In addition to visiting a number of tourist areas and luxurious neighborhoods in the capital, Ronaldinho devoted part of his visit to a number of football academies in popular areas and marginalized neighborhoods, such as Qasr al-Saeed, Sidi Hussein and the Tadamon neighborhood in the west of the capital, which are the neighborhoods that are known to be the poorest areas in the capital. country.
And spread on the communication sites, videos in which Ronaldinho appeared in one of the stadiums of the private football academies in the “Qasr Al-Saeed” area, surrounded by a number of children who seemed to be overwhelmed with happiness as they welcomed him with great enthusiasm, but the tour did not last more than 30 minutes, according to what was reported. Bloggers on the Internet.
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