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US rapper Lil Baby arrested in Paris for carrying cannabis – source
French police arrested US rapper Dominique Jones, who goes by the name Lil Baby, for allegedly carrying cannabis, a judicial source said on Friday and confirmed an earlier report by AFP. Lil Baby was arrested Thursday afternoon and has been on custody since then, the source said. He was dating NBA basketball player James Harden at the time of his arrest.
French film in Cannes follows a family dispute over euthanasia
In his latest film at the Cannes Film Festival, French film director Francois Ozon deals with the sensitive issue of euthanasia. He tells the story of two sisters who wrestle with their sick father’s wish to put an end to his life. In “Everything Went Fine”, Ozon does not take sides in the debate, but prefers to let the sibling struggle unfold and let the audience wonder what they would do in their situation.
Cannes rock documentary Velvet Underground aims to inspire new fans
Filmmaker Todd Haynes said he hopes to reach a new generation of fans with a documentary about rock and roll band The Velvet Underground that features scenes shot by Andy Warhol and the heady creative energy of New York City 1960s capture.
“The Velvet Underground”, which will be presented at the Cannes Film Festival on the French Riviera, is due to be released on Apple TV + in October, and Haynes said he is happy to be able to reach new audiences along the way.
‘Zigazig ah!’ Spice Girls celebrate 25 years since Wannabe was released
The Spice Girls celebrated 25 years since the release of their debut single “Wannabe” on Thursday with heartfelt messages to thank their fans for their continued support in making them one of the most successful girl bands in the world. An upbeat and powerful track, “Wannabe” was released on July 8th, 1996 and rose to the top of the music charts worldwide.
Matt Damon presents an Amanda Knox-inspired film in Cannes
Matt Damon said Friday that for his role as a disoriented American traveling to France to help his jailed daughter, he was immersed with oil rig workers in Oklahoma for weeks in a new film loosely inspired by the real-life Amanda Knox case. The US actor, who brought a dose of Hollywood glamor to the red carpet at the Cannes Film Festival last year after the COVID-19 pandemic derailed the event last year, said he spent time in Republican state with Driving around the so-called Roughnecks and living with them to capture the mindset of his character in “Stillwater”
FTC Expands Amazon Investigation, MGM Deal – Source
Amazon.com’s deal to purchase MGM film studio for $ 8.5 billion is under expanded investigation by the Federal Trade Commission after a source familiar with the matter said Friday the agency had one in its review of the merger second application made. The issuance of a second application indicated that it would likely take months for the agency to decide on the deal.
“Like a rebirth”: Americans pack reopened concert halls for a summer full of music
Pamela Pickens swung her hips as her husband Tom led her in an impromptu dance to the strumming of guitarist Studebaker John at Chicago’s famous blues bar Kingston Mines. The couple, wearing fedora hats and big smiles, had driven five hours from their home in southeast Indiana to visit their favorite blues club, which recently opened for Live after a year of closure due to COVID-19 – Performances had reopened.
The film “Lingui” from Cannes, set in Chad, examines abortion struggles
The director behind Lingui, an entry at the Cannes Film Festival about a teenager’s struggle for an abortion in Chad, said Friday he hoped the story would resonate well beyond the African country, including in places like that United States, where there are vocal anti-abortion movements. Mahamet-Saleh Haroun said he was inspired to investigate the subject after reading stories of babies abandoned or killed by their young mothers in Chad, where abortions are only allowed in certain cases that include life Woman is in danger.
In Cannes, the filmmaker Lapid takes a seething slap on Israeli identity
The Israeli filmmaker Nadav Lapid’s love-hate relationship with his homeland is evident in his entry to this year’s Cannes Film Festival, a backstory inspired by his own experiences with government interference. “Ahed’s Knee” tells the story of an Israeli filmmaker who comes to a dusty desert city for a screening of one of his productions. There he meets a young official from the Ministry of Culture who asks him to sign a form with topics for discussion that he would like to explore.
Netflix extends contract with ‘Bridgerton’ producer Shonda Rhimes
Netflix on Thursday expanded its contract with Bridgerton television producer Shonda Rhimes and expanded its pact with her company to include feature films, games and live events. Netflix said the deal with Rhimes and its company Shondaland Media would give the streaming platform the ability “to exclusively produce, stream and distribute feature films as well as potential game and virtual reality content.”
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