The following is a brief summary of current entertainment news.
‘Hear it from us’: British royal Harry and Meghan’s Netflix documentary to air
“When the stakes are this high, doesn’t it make more sense to hear from us?” said Meghan, Duchess of Sussex in a trailer released Thursday for a Netflix documentary series about Britain’s Prince Harry and his wife. The first clip from the much-anticipated documentary has been released ahead of the series’ expected release next week, and comes as the British royal family grapples with a new race row.
Twitter suspended Kanye West’s account again
Twitter Inc on Friday suspended the account of Ye, the artist known as Kanye West again, just two months after it was restored, because Elon Musk said the rapper violated the platform’s rules that prohibit incitement to violence. Ye’s account showed a notice that it had been suspended, after one of his posts appeared earlier showing the swastika symbol on the Star of David.
Jennifer Garner, John Legend attend lavish US state dinner for France’s Macron
US President Joe Biden rolled out the red carpet on Thursday for celebrities, members of Congress and industry insiders at the first White House dinner in honor of French President Emmanuel Macron. The dinner was a high-profile social event of the trip aimed at showing Mr. Biden’s commitment to Washington’s oldest ally even as the two countries clash over how to handle Russia’s war in Ukraine, U.S. product subsidies and other issues.
“Music is their language”: school makes autistic Chinese youth have a voice
Nearly three years of pandemic restrictions have been tough for 23-year-old Chinese villager Zu Wenbao, but thanks to Beijing-based Studio Chen, music has become his saving grace. Zu is one of the 14 million people in China with autism spectrum disorder, a developmental disability caused by different in the brain. Despite laws to ensure the inclusion of people with autism, many people in China know little about the disorder and support is lacking, experts say.
Will Smith’s ‘Emancipation’ scores mixed reviews so far
Apple TV+’s 2022 slavery drama “Emancipation,” actor Will Smith’s first film since slapping his iconic comedian Chris Rock on the Oscar stage, has received mixed reviews from film critics. The film has a 59% positive rating on Rotton Tomatoes so far, with 14 out of 24 critics applauding the film as of Thursday afternoon.
Elton John headlines Glastonbury in the final UK show of his farewell tour
Elton John will headline Glastonbury next summer in the final UK show on his long world farewell tour at the famous music festival in Worthy Farm. One of the best-selling artists of all time, John has never played the UK’s top music festival and said an appearance on the Pyramid Stage on the final night of the 2023 event would be the perfect way to bow out in the UK.
‘Oswald the Lucky Rabbit’ is back in his first Disney movie in 94 years
Walt Disney Animation Studios has produced its first Oswald the Lucky Rabbit film in 94 years, a new animated short of the beloved character said to be the model for Mickey Mouse. “Oswald the Lucky Rabbit” was created by the studio’s hand-drawn animation team as part of the Disney 100 Years of Wonder celebration to celebrate the Walt Disney Company’s 100th anniversary.
Fleetwood Mac singer Christine McVie has died at the age of 79
Christine McVie, whose songwriting and signature vocals helped make British-American group Fleetwood Mac one of the best-selling rock bands of all time, died Wednesday. She is 79 years old. McVie died in hospital after a short illness, her family said in a statement posted on the singer’s Facebook page.
Will Smith on slamming Chris Rock at the Oscars: ‘I lost it’
Actor Will Smith has spoken out about the shocking moment he slapped and insulted comedian Chris Rock who made a joke about his wife’s hairstyle at this year’s Oscars, saying “I lost it” and he understands if some people are not ready to see his new movie. . Appearing on “The Daily Show with Trevor Noah,” Monday night to promote his new movie, “Emancipation,” the actor recounted the events that covered Hollywood’s top awards ceremony last March.
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