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Entertainment News Roundup: Adam Sandler honored with Kennedy Center’s Mark Twain Prize; Winnie the Pooh horror film ‘mysteriously’ cancelled in Hong Kong and more | Entertainment

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Following is a summary of current entertainment news briefs.

Adam Sandler honored with Kennedy Center’s Mark Twain Prize

Actor and comedian Adam Sandler became the 24th recipient of the Kennedy Center’s Mark Twain Prize for American Humor on Sunday, at an evening event featuring stars Jennifer Aniston, Chris Rock and Conan O’Brien to celebrate his comedy and career. Sandler, whose movies include “Spanglish,” “The Wedding Singer,” and “The Waterboy,” was celebrated for his comedic chops that, while not always winning the hearts of critics, have won over fans and generated billions of dollars.

‘Succession’ star Brian Cox gets into character at final season premiere

“Succession” actor Brian Cox briefly turned into his commanding patriarchal character Logan Roy on the red carpet on Monday, as the cast of the hit HBO drama premiered its fourth and final season. Swearing just like Roy regularly does in the award-winning show about a family jockeying for control of a media empire, Cox playfully shouted as he and his fellow cast members posed for pictures together.

Streaming boosts recorded music revenue, China market growing

Global recorded music revenues rose 9% last year to $26.2 billion, with growth registered in every region and an increase in paid subscription streaming helping drive sales, a report said on Tuesday. Among the trends highlighted by the IFPI, a trade body for the recorded music industry, were China nudging into the top five markets globally for the first time, and income from the use of recorded music in adverts, film, television and games, rising by 22.3%.

Winnie the Pooh horror film ‘mysteriously’ cancelled in Hong Kong

The screening of “Winnie the Pooh: Blood and Honey”, a British slasher film due to be released in Hong Kong this week, has been cancelled, its distributor said on Tuesday without giving a reason. VII Pillars Entertainment said on its Facebook page that it was with “great regret” that the scheduled release of the movie on March 23 had been cancelled. It did not give details.

(With inputs from agencies.)

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