Entertainment News Summary: “It’s gonna be scary but… fun” – Cardi B on hosting the American Music Awards; Helen Mirren will receive SAG Lifetime Honor and more
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“It’s gonna be scary but… fun” – Cardi B on hosting the American Music Awards
Rapper Cardi B said she was scared but excited to host for her first time when she chairs the American Music Awards on Sunday. The New York native said she knew the job would be a lot of work, but said she wanted to tick it off her bucket list.
Helen Mirren to receive SAG Lifetime Honor
Britain’s Helen Mirren will receive a Lifetime Achievement Award from fellow actors at the Screen Actors Guild (SAG) awards ceremony next year, organizers said on Thursday. Oscar-winner Mirren has played more than 70 roles ranging from Queen Elizabeth to a Secret Service assassin during her 45-year career in film, television and theater.
Bursting with bling, ‘House of Gucci’ tells the story behind the fashion
Bold, beautiful to look at and bursting with star power, “House of Gucci” brings to the big screen the remarkable story of the quarrelsome family behind the Italian fashion label. Starring Lady Gaga as an ambitious stranger who has married into the family to see her spouse killed, the film, which releases next Thursday in the United States and beyond, tells a tale of decadence, betrayal and of revenge.
Briton pleads guilty in New York to global film piracy program
A Briton pleaded guilty on Thursday to involvement in an alleged global hacking network that distributed unreleased movies and TV shows online, causing significant losses to production studios. George Bridi, 52, pleaded a conspiracy charge for copyright infringement during a telephone hearing before U.S. District Judge Richard Berman in Manhattan.
Football: Kim Kardashian and Leeds owner Radrizzani help 130 Afghan players fly to Britain
Reality TV star Kim Kardashian and Leeds United football club owner Andrea Radrizzani helped former Afghan captain Khalida Popal transport 130 Afghan footballers and their families from Pakistan to Britain on Thursday. Popal, based in Copenhagen, led efforts to evacuate female athletes from Afghanistan after the Taliban took control of the country in August.
Time’s Up advocacy group must be “rebuilt” after missteps discovered
Time’s Up, the group founded in Hollywood nearly four years ago amid an outcry over sexual harassment, said on Friday it would undergo a “major reset” after a report revealed confusion over its mission, poor communication and other missteps. The group, created with big-name stars and a lot of fanfare in January 2018, gave employees no clear direction on their work and was seen as too close to Hollywood and Democratic politicians, according to an outside consultant’s report. . Time’s Up commissioned the study following public criticism.
Cuban protest anthem “Patria y Vida” wins Latin Grammy Song of the Year award
A group of Cuban musicians, including reggaeton duo Gente de Zona, on Thursday won song of the year at the 2021 Latin Grammy Awards for “Patria y Vida,” a provocative hip-hop song that has become the movement’s anthem. of Cuba’s anti-government protest. Gente de Zona, Yotuel from hip-hop group Orishas and singer-songwriter Descemer Bueno collaborated on the song with two rappers in Cuba, Maykel Osorbo and El Funky, who are part of a collective of dissident artists. on the communist island.
“Emotionally Brilliant”: Singer Adele Releases New Album “30”
Music star Adele released her first album in six years on Friday, winning over critics and fans alike with the record she said she made to explain her divorce to her young son. The highly anticipated “30” is the Briton’s fourth studio album, whose chart-topping ballads of breakups, regrets and nostalgia have made her one of the most successful singer-songwriter of all. the temperature.
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