Entertainment News Roundup: Netflix buys first video game studio, launches mobile games; R. Kelly convicted of attracting women, underage girls for sexual purposes and more
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From Bond to ‘Macbeth’: Daniel Craig returns to Broadway stage
Bond star Daniel Craig has chosen his next act. The British actor, whose fifth round as a British Secret Service agent had his world premiere https://www.reuters.com/lifestyle/bond-is-back-007-film-no-time-die -premieres-london-2021 -09-28 in London on Tuesday, will play the ambitious and murderous “Macbeth” on Broadway next year, the producers said on Wednesday.
Dior brings a bold splash of color to Paris Fashion Week
Christian Dior showcased a flurry of colorful mini-dresses with 1960s and 1970s flavors as the crowd returned to his hometown runway during Paris Fashion Week. Guests presenting health cards on their cellphones had their temperatures checked and were greeted by guards under the marquee in the Tuileries Gardens where spectators gathered to watch the stream of arrivals, including the star of the K-pop Jisoo.
Never-released John Lennon recording sells for $ 58,300 at Danish auction
A tape recording of an interview with John Lennon and Yoko Ono, including an unreleased song, made during their visit to Denmark in 1970 sold for 370,000 Danish kroner ($ 58,300) at an auction in Copenhagen on Tuesday. The tape, containing the unreleased song “Radio Peace”, was recorded on January 5, 1970 by four 16-year-old Danish boys who managed to secure an interview with the couple for a school magazine.
R. Kelly convicted of attracting underage women and girls for sexual purposes
R. Kelly was convicted by a federal jury on Monday in his sex trafficking trial, where prosecutors accused the R&B singer of exploiting his stardom for a quarter of a century to lure underage women and girls into his orbit at for sexual purposes. Jurors in Brooklyn Federal Court deliberated for just over a day before voting to convict Kelly, 54, on the nine counts he faced, after a five-and-a-half-week trial.
Netflix buys first video game studio, launches mobile games
Netflix has bought video game maker Night School Studio and launched five mobile game titles in select European markets, the company said on Tuesday, as it seeks to diversify its revenue streams amid intensifying competition. in the streaming space. Night School Studio, the company’s first game studio purchase, is best known for its debut game, “Oxenfree,” a supernatural teenage thriller with an odd soundtrack.
Britney Spears case returns to court with father’s role at stake
The Britney Spears case returns to court on Wednesday after a summer of surprises, shocking allegations, commitments and growing expectations that the 13-year legal arrangement that controls the singer’s life will soon end. After years of glacial progress, the past two months have seen “Circus” singer’s father, Jamie Spears, make a surprise request to end his guardianship, and Spears, 39, get engaged to her boyfriend from long time.
Britney’s Lawyer Says Dad ‘Crossed Unfathomable Lines’ Watching Her Calls
A Britney Spears lawyer stepped up his demands on Monday to quickly suspend the singer’s father from his role as guardian, saying he had “crossed unfathomable lines” by tapping his phone and bedroom. In a court file ahead of a hearing Wednesday, attorney Mathew Rosengart said a television documentary released on Friday contained “deeply troubling allegations” that “amplify the need to immediately suspend Mr Spears.”
Mission accomplished: critics praise the Bond film “No Time To Die”
The James Bond film “No Time To Die” could debut 18 months later due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but most critics have said it was worth the wait. Critics have praised Daniel Craig’s fifth and final outing after a 15-year tenure as a suave British secret agent, which began with “Casino Royale” in 2006.
Yves Saint Laurent returns to the podium of the Eiffel Tower
French fashion house Yves Saint Laurent returned to the runway for an in-person fashion show under the Eiffel Tower on Tuesday, sending models to a catwalk after dusk with the glittering monument as a backdrop. For the Kering-owned brand’s first home runway show in over a year and a half, Saint Laurent Creative Director Anthony Vaccarello has crafted a range of body-hugging bodysuits and well-fitting evening wear, adding extra glamor to Paris Fashion Week.
BTS to host first live concert since COVID-19 pandemic in Los Angeles in November
South Korean boy band BTS plans to hold live concerts in Los Angeles in November for the first time since the coronavirus outbreak, forcing them to cancel world tours and resort to online performances, announced Tuesday the management of the group. The concerts, titled “Permission to Dance on Stage,” will take place at SoFi Stadium in Los Angeles from November 27-28 and December 1-2, Bit Hit Music has announced.
(With contributions from agencies.)