Global Showbiz Briefs: Ennio Morricone Cancels U.S. Tour; TFI Orders ‘My Restaurant Rocks’

Ennio Morricone’s Injury Force Cancellation Of U.S. Concert Dates
Complications from a back injury have forced Ennio Morricone to cancel his planned concerts in the U.S. next month. The composer, who has five Academy Award nominations and a 2007 Honorary Oscar to his credit, was to conduct a 200-piece ensemble of musicians and singers performing selections from his film scores. Morricone, 85, had planned give his first-ever Los Angeles performance on June 15 at the Nokia Theatre and only his second career NYC show on June 13 at Barclays Center in Brooklyn. He suffered the back injury in March, leading to the cancellation of shows scheduled into June, but had hoped to make the U.S. dates. His attorney said the injury prevents him from conducting or flying. Said the Italian composer, “I apologize to my fans for having to cancel these shows, and hope that I am able to make it back soon.”

France TF1 Orders ‘My Restaurant Rocks’
Following the early-April airing of its pilot, My Restaurant Rocks has been given a series order by France’s largest broadcaster. TF1 picked up Red Arrow International’s local adaptation of the German reality competition format, in which four professional restaurants go head-to-head in a battle to be the best in their local region. Every restaurant takes its turn hosting its competitors, serving them a three-course dinner. The show’s French title is L’Addition, s’il vous plait.

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