The following is a summary of the latest entertainment news.
Brands cut ties with the Chinese-Canadian star after alleged rape
At least 12 brands, including international names Bvlgari and Porsche, said they cut ties with Kris Wu after a 19-year-old Chinese student publicly accused the Sino-Canadian singer and actor of rape. Student Du Meizhu told Chinese media on Sunday that the 30-year-old star raped her at the age of 17 after playing with her with drinks.
Amy Winehouse recalls the 10th anniversary of death in a new movie
Amy Winehouse’s family and friends look back on her life in a new documentary on the 10th anniversary of the singer’s death, with harrowing accounts of her rise to global fame and her battle against addiction. Narrated by her mother, Janis Winehouse-Collins, “Reclaiming Amy” features home videos, family pictures and interviews with close friends who remember the six-time Grammy-winner’s happier and darker times.
Kanye West teases new music ahead of the ‘Donda’ album release
Kanye West will release his 10th solo studio album “Donda” on Friday and tease his new music in an ad during the NBA Finals with US sprinter Sha’Carri Richardson, who missed the Olympics because of a positive cannabis test. The 44-year-old rapper will premiere the record on Thursday at a listening event in Atlanta, which will be streamed live.
Chloe Zhao joins her Oscar winner Bong Joon-ho on the jury of the Venice Festival
“Nomadland” director Chloe Zhao will be part of the main jury at this year’s Venice International Film Festival together with Oscar-winning filmmaker Bong Joon-ho, the organizers announced on Wednesday. The jury of the 78th edition of the festival in the Italian lagoon city also includes “Widows” and “Harriet” actresses Cynthia Erivo and the filmmaker Alexander Nanau, who was nominated for the documentary “Colectiv” at this year’s Academy Awards.
Harvey Weinstein pleads not guilty to the rape trial in Los Angeles
Former Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein pleaded not guilty to a second trial in Los Angeles on Wednesday of rape and sexual assault in Los Angeles. 69-year-old Weinstein made his first appearance in a wheelchair in a brown prison uniform in Los Angeles Superior Court after being extradited Tuesday from New York, where he was serving 23 years in prison for rape and other sex offenses.
Royal Albert Hall is fully occupied again, but the London landmark is in debt
Renowned London event and venue Royal Albert Hall opened to full capacity on Monday for the first time since March 2020, but the concert hall says the pandemic is financially devastating. As of Monday, the UK government’s main COVID-19 restrictions in England ended, meaning concert venues and theaters can sell any available seats.
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