Black Adam has finally started shooting!

Black Adam, the movie centred on Shazam/Captain Marvel’s nemesis, has been in the works for so long it sometimes felt like it would never become real. But Dwayne Johnson (The Rock) wanted this superhero role for a long time, and he never gave up on it. He recently confirmed that shooting has begun.

The current incarnation of the film will likely focus on Adam as more anti-hero than villain. And it features the Justice Society of America. Pierce Brosnan plays Dr Fate, with Aldis Hodge as Hawkman, Quintessa Swindell as Cyclone, and Noah Centineo as Atom Smasher.


The Weeknd wins ‘Songwriter of the Year’ award

The Pop Music Awards, which honours songwriters and publishers, is held annually by the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers. The winners were announced virtually due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

The Weeknd also took home two most-performed song awards for “Blinding Lights” and “Heartless.” The singer is now a 13-time ASCAP Awards winner.

Post Malone’s “Circles” won Song of the Year, while Warner Chappell Music won Publisher of the Year. The publisher released hit songs such as “10,000 Hours” by Dan + Shay and Justin Bieber, “Blinding Lights” by The Weeknd, “Lose You to Love Me” by Selena Gomez and “Rockstar” by DaBaby featuring Roddy Rich.


Selena Gomez to host ‘Vax Live’ concert

Selena Gomez is hosting Global Citizens’ upcoming Vax Live concert, which will feature performances from Jennifer Lopez, Eddie Vedder, Foo Fighters, J Balvin and H.E.R.

Vax Live: A Concert to Reunite the World will promote the Covid-19 vaccine and call on world leaders to ensure that vaccines will be available to everyone globally.

The event will air across ABC, CBS, YouTube and iHeartMedia radio stations on May 8 at 8 p.m. EDT.

YouTube will present an extended version of the concert that will run 90 minutes. The extended version will include an additional performance by NCT 127 and appearances by YouTube creators Daniel El Travieso, Kati Morton, ShootforLove, Thembe Mahlaba and The Try Guys.

Published in Dawn, Young World, May 1st, 2021

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