Below is a summary of current entertainment news.
‘Hear it from us’: Netflix documentary about British royals Harry and Meghan to air
“When the stakes are so high, doesn’t it make more sense to hear the story from us?” says Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, in a trailer released Thursday for the Netflix docuseries about Britain’s Prince Harry and his wife. The first clip from the much-anticipated documentary has been released ahead of the show’s expected launch next week, and comes just as the British royals battle a new row of races.
Cineworld’s creditors mulling sale of Eastern European cinemas – Bloomberg News
Creditors to Cineworld Group PLC have been in talks to break up the bankrupt cinema chain and sell its Eastern European operations, Bloomberg reported on Friday. Offers of about $1 billion were more likely to meet the lender group’s threshold for the sale of the Eastern European cinema chain’s Cinema City and Yes Planet theaters and Rav-Chen’s operations in Israel, people familiar with the matter told Bloomberg, adding that no formal process had yet begun.
Twitter suspends Kanye West’s account again
Twitter Inc suspended the account of Ye, the artist formerly known as Kanye West, on Friday, just two months after it was reinstated, as Elon Musk said the rapper violated the platform’s rules against incitement to violence. Ye’s account showed a notice that he had been suspended after one of his posts previously appeared to show a swastika symbol inside a Star of David.
Jennifer Garner and John Legend attend a lavish US state dinner for France’s Macron
US President Joe Biden rolled out the red carpet for celebrities, lawmakers and industry titans at the first White House state dinner in honor of French President Emmanuel Macron on Thursday. The dinner is the crowning social event of a trip designed to show Biden’s commitment to Washington’s oldest ally, even as the two countries clash over how to handle Russia’s war in Ukraine, subsidies for American products and other issues.
‘Music is their language’: School gives autistic Chinese youth a voice
Nearly three years of pandemic restrictions have been tough for 23-year-old Chinese villager Zu Wenbao, but thanks to Chen Studio in Beijing, music has become his saving grace. Zu is one of 14 million people in China with autism spectrum disorder, a developmental disability caused by differences in the brain. Despite laws ensuring the integration of people with autism, many in China know little about the disorder and support remains lacking, experts say.
Will Smith’s ‘Emancipation’ has mixed reviews so far
Apple TV+’s 2022 slavery drama “Emancipation,” actor Will Smith’s first film since his famous Oscar-stage slap with comedian Chris Rock, has received mixed early reviews from film critics. The film has so far earned a 59% positive rating on Rotton Tomatoes, with 14 out of 24 reviewers applauding the film as of Thursday afternoon.
Elton John will headline Glastonbury on his final UK farewell tour
Elton John will headline Glastonbury next summer in the final UK show of his lengthy global farewell tour at the famous music festival at Worthy Farm. One of the best-selling artists of all time, John has never played the UK’s main 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” returns in his first Disney film in 94 years
Walt Disney Animation Studios has produced its first Oswald the Lucky Rabbit film in 94 years, creating a new animated short of the much-loved character said to be a prototype for Mickey Mouse. “Oswald the Lucky Rabbit” was created by the studio’s hand-drawn animation team as part of Disney 100 Years of Wonder celebrations marking 100 years of The Walt Disney Company.
Will Smith on Chris Rock’s Oscar slap: ‘I lost it’
Actor Will Smith has addressed the shocking moment he slapped and shouted a profanity at comedian Chris Rock for joking about his wife’s hairstyle at this year’s Oscars, saying “I lost it” and that he understood if some people didn’t are still ready to see his new movie. . Appearing on TV’s “The Daily Show with Trevor Noah” Monday night to promote his new film, “Emancipation,” the actor recalled the incident that overshadowed the Hollywood awards ceremony last March.
(With contributions from agencies.)