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Lawyers for Hollywood star Johnny Depp on Tuesday gave a jury an overview of his US libel case against his ex-wife Amber Heardthe latest chapter in a long legal fight between the two Hollywood stars. The opening statements began in a Virginia court in a lawsuit Depp, 58, filed against Heard35, for $50 million in 2018.
Gilbert Gottfried, Boundary-Pushing Comedian, Dies at 67
Gilbert Gottfried, a stand-up comedian with a wacky voice and a penchant for pushing boundaries with jokes about the 9/11 attacks and the Japanese tsunami, died at 67, his family said Tuesday. Gottfried, former NBC cast member “Saturday Night Live” and the voice of a sarcastic parrot in the anime Disney film “Aladdin,” suffered a lengthy unspecified illness, the family statement said.
Universal Music can’t help but fall in love elvis presleyto manage the song catalog
Universal Music Adds ‘King of Rock ‘n’ Roll’ Song Catalog elvis presley, including hits like “Can’t Help Falling in Love” and “Jailhouse Rock,” under a publishing deal with Authentic Brands Group. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed, although Universal Music Publishing Group said Tuesday it would approve and collect revenue when Elvis songs are used in media, movies or on television.
Ugandan film producer Raymond Malinga, whose work will be featured in an upcoming Disney anthology of animated films from all over Africahope the project will bring African animation to the world “Kizazi Moto: Generation Fire” is a ten-part collection of short animations from producers of six African countries that will be released in the Disney In addition to the streaming platform later this year.
Bollywood Star Alia Bhatt and Ranbir Kapoor They were married in a discreet ceremony in mumbai Thursday. Bhatt29 and, KapoorThe 39-year-old have been dating for five years but have kept a low-key relationship apart from occasional social media photos and rare appearances together.
Oscar-winning Cuban actor well Jr. pleads guilty to forcible touching
Cuba well Jr. pleaded guilty Wednesday to a misdemeanor charge of forcibly touching a woman in a New York nightclub in 2018, as part of a deal with prosecutors that spares the Oscar-winning actor any immediate jail time. The guilty plea, in which well also admitted in court to subjecting two other women to “non-consensual physical contact” in 2018 and 2019, three years after he was arrested, the Manhattan the district attorney’s office said in a statement.
Zombies will reopen the Cannes Film Festival
The Cannes Film Festival will kick off its 75th anniversary next month with a screening of a zombie movie, “Z (Comme Z)” by Michel Hazanavicius, director of the award-winning film “The Artist.” “It’s a zombie comedy that evokes a passion for cinema,” festival director Thierry Fremaux said at a press conference on Thursday, recalling that the 2019 event had started with a Jim Jarmusch film on the same theme. .
CD Projekt says no ‘monumental’ delay to Witcher 3 next-gen release
A member of the board of Polish Video game maker CD Projekt said Thursday that there is no “monumental” delay to its hit game “The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt” for next-gen consoles, a day after the company postponed the release. CD Projekt had said on Wednesday that it had returned to internal work on the version and postponed the release, previously planned for the second quarter.
British rock band The Who return to tour after COVID-19 cancellations
After costly cancellations due to the pandemic, British Rock band The Who is back on the road with THE WHO HITS BACK! route.
“We’re just hitting back at COVID-19 because it stopped us in our tracks. We were, we were going to call it, ‘Where were we?'” lead singer Roger Daltrey said ahead of the tour which begins next week.
(With contributions from agencies).