Summary of entertainment news: Dog days: Czech dog movie stars walk the red carpet – and a new refuge; Amy Winehouse recalls in new film marking 10 years of death and beyond
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Dog days: Czech dog cinema stars tread the red carpet – and a new refuge
Four-legged stars dominated the red carpet at the premiere of a Czech film about rescued dogs, first described in a surprise bestselling book and whose stories helped fund a new shelter for their canine companions . “Gump – The Dog Who Taught People To Live” appeared in book form in 2019 and follows the journey of Gump and other abused dogs, told from their perspective.
Amy Winehouse recalls in new film marking 10 years of death
Amy Winehouse’s family and friends look back on her life in a new documentary marking 10 years since the singer’s death, with poignant tales of her rise to world fame and her struggle with addiction. Narrated by her mother Janis Winehouse-Collins, “Reclaiming Amy” features footage from the house, family photos, and interviews of close friends that bring back the happiest and darkest moments of the six-time award winner. Grammy Award.
Health workers and actors on the red carpet of the London premiere
Actors, workers from Britain’s National Health Service (NHS) and a flash mob all gathered for the premiere of the comedy “Off the Rails” on Thursday, the first big red carpet event in London since most restrictions COVID-19 have been lifted in England. Despite a wave of new cases in Britain, Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Monday ended most regulations in England, such as the need to distance oneself socially.
Kanye West teases new music ahead of ‘Donda’ album release
Kanye West to release his 10th solo studio album “Donda” on Friday, teasing his new music in an NBA Finals commercial featuring US sprinter Sha’Carri Richardson, who missed the Olympics after being suspended for a cannabis test positive. The 44-year-old rapper will present the record Thursday at a listening event in Atlanta, which will be broadcast live.
Wolf Alice, Arlo Parks and Ghetts among Mercury Prize nominees
Singer-songwriters Arlo Parks and Celeste, rapper Ghetts and former winner Wolf Alice are among 12 artists shorting for this year’s Mercury Prize, organizers of the British Music Award announced Thursday. First awarded to rockers Primal Scream in 1992, the annual prize of 25,000 pounds ($ 34,385) preselects 12 albums released by British and Irish artists in the UK over the past year.
Chloe Zhao joins fellow Oscar winner Bong Joon-ho in Venice film jury
Nomadland director Chloe Zhao will join fellow Oscar-winning filmmaker Bong Joon-ho on the main jury for this year’s Venice International Film Festival, organizers said on Wednesday. The jury of the 78th edition of the festival held in the Italian lagoon city will also include the actress of “Widows” and “Harriet” Cynthia Erivo and the filmmaker Alexander Nanau, nominated at the Oscars this year for the documentary “Colectiv”.
Harvey Weinstein pleads not guilty ahead of Los Angeles rape trial
Former Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein pleaded not guilty on Wednesday to rape and sexual assault charges involving five women in Los Angeles ahead of a second trial. Weinstein, 69, arrived in Los Angeles Superior Court for his first appearance there in a wheelchair, dressed in a brown prison uniform, after being extradited from New York on Tuesday where he was serving 23 years in prison for rape and other sexual offenses.
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