Following is a abstract of present leisure information briefs.
By no means launched John Lennon recording to be auctioned in Copenhagen
A cassette tape recording of an interview with John Lennon and Yoko Ono, together with a never-released tune, made whereas they visited Denmark in 1970 might be auctioned in Copenhagen on Tuesday. The tape, that includes the tune “Radio Peace”, was recorded on Jan. 5, 1970, by 4 Danish boys who had succeeded in getting an interview with the couple for a neighborhood faculty journal.
Tony Awards ceremony slumps to 2.6 million low on tv
The tv viewers for Sunday’s Tony Awards for theater slumped to a brand new low regardless of a star-studded solid that promoted Broadway’s return after an 18-month shutdown as a result of coronavirus pandemic. Broadcaster CBS mentioned on Monday that simply 2.6 million Americans tuned in for the two-hour particular, which did double obligation as an awards ceremony and a business for the return of stay theater.
Reduction and disbelief greet R. Kelly responsible verdict
A combination of reduction and disbelief greeted the responsible verdict on Monday within the intercourse trafficking trial of singer R. Kelly, essentially the most high-profile musician introduced down within the #MeToo period however whose music stays common on streaming providers. Kelly, as soon as one of many largest promoting R&B singers, was convicted on all 9 counts after some 25 years of utilizing his fame and wealth to lure underage women and girls for intercourse.
R. Kelly convicted of luring ladies, underage women for intercourse
R. Kelly was convicted by a federal jury on Monday in his intercourse trafficking trial, the place prosecutors accused the R&B singer of exploiting his stardom over a quarter-century to lure ladies and underage women into his orbit for intercourse. Jurors in Brooklyn federal court docket deliberated for somewhat greater than a day earlier than voting to convict the 54-year-old Kelly on all 9 counts he confronted, after a 5-1/2 week trial.
Britney’s lawyer says dad ‘crossed unfathomable strains’ by monitoring her calls
An lawyer for Britney Spears on Monday stepped up calls for for the swift suspension of the singer’s father from his position as her guardian, saying he had “crossed unfathomable strains” by reportedly bugging her telephone and bed room. In a court docket submitting forward of a listening to on Wednesday, lawyer Mathew Rosengart mentioned a TV documentary launched on Friday contained “deeply disturbing allegations” that “enlarge the necessity to droop Mr. Spears instantly.”
The late addition of a lawyer with expertise dealing with high-profile shoppers wasn’t sufficient to assist singer R. Kelly beat costs that he sexually abused ladies for many years. Legal professional Deveraux Cannick, who joined Kelly’s authorized crew just some months earlier than the long-awaited trial, argued in court docket that his accusers had been former followers who turned disgruntled after falling out of his favor and that his sexual relationships had been consensual. He made headlines for evaluating Kelly to the slain civil rights chief Martin Luther King, Jr.
CAA to purchase rival ICM Companions in merger of main Hollywood expertise companies
Inventive Artists Company (CAA) mentioned on Monday it could purchase rival ICM Companions, in a deal that may merge two main Hollywood expertise companies. The deal, which is ready to shut later this yr, will give CAA entry to ICM’s whole roster of expertise that features “Bridgerton” Producer Shonda Rhimes and actors Eugene Levy and Catherine O’Hara.
5 key moments from the R. Kelly intercourse abuse trial
R. Kelly was convicted by a federal jury on Monday in his intercourse trafficking trial. Prosecutors described a decades-long scheme wherein the R&B singer used his fame to lure ladies and underage women into his orbit for intercourse. Listed below are 5 key moments from the trial:
Meet Fendace: Fendi and Versace current joint trend assortment
Rival Italian luxurious labels Fendi and Versace have teamed as much as current a joint assortment to mark the top of Milan Vogue Week. Celebrities together with Demi Moore, Dua Lipa, and Elizabeth Hurley gathered on Sunday evening for the present, which was saved underneath wraps till the final minute. Fashions on the catwalk included Kate Moss, Amber Valletta, and Naomi Campbell.
Netflix doesn’t plan to purchase a movie show chain, co-CEO says
Netflix Inc isn’t seeking to purchase a movie show chain, Co-Chief Government Ted Sarandos mentioned on Monday, a rejection of hypothesis that swirled after the world’s largest streaming service purchased two cinemas. The corporate owns one theater in New York, bought in 2019, and one in Los Angeles, which it purchased in 2020. Netflix makes use of the cinemas to carry film premieres and to showcase a few of its unique movies.
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