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Argentina disqualified, World Cup stolen: TV show plays on fans’ worst fears
A fictional series that premiered on Disney’s Star+ on Wednesday brought to screen one of Argentina football fans’ worst nightmares: their national team being banned from the World Cup. In Robo Mundial (Stolen World Cup), Lucho Buenaventura invests all his life savings to travel to the World Cup with his 11-year-old son, who recently lost his mother, only to watch Argentina shockly eliminate during a qualifier against Brazil is – and replaced by Chile’s team.
Chris Rock becomes the first comedian to appear live on Netflix
Netflix Inc said Thursday that comedian Chris Rock will be the first artist to perform live on the streaming platform. Netflix plans to roll out more live-streaming options soon, starting with unscripted series and stand-up specials. Rock’s live performance is the first to be revealed by the entertainment service.
Drake, 21 Savage banned from using ‘Vogue’ covers to promote album, judges rules
A US judge on Wednesday barred the rapper’s Drake and 21 Savage from using fake copies of Vogue magazine to promote their new album. Less than two days after the duo were sued by Conde Nast, the magazine’s publisher, US District Judge Jed Rakoff in Manhattan issued a restraining order.
From prison to battling depression, rapper Fat Joe shares new memoir
Recording artist Fat Joe shares the ups and downs of his life in his new book, The Book of Jose: A Memoir. Born Joseph Cartagena, the rapper began his career in the early 1990s and achieved success with numerous hits including “Lean Back”, “What’s Luv?” and “All the way up”.
Ralph Fiennes cooks up culinary heaven and hell in “The Menu”.
Anya Taylor-Joy and Nicholas Hoult are served a meal to die for in The Menu, a satirical thriller set in the world of fine dining. The ‘Queen’s Gambit’ and ‘X-Men’ stars play Margot and Tyler, a young couple who are whisked away to a secluded private island home to the exclusive Hawthorne dining establishment, with its many vegetable patches, farm animals, beehives and his life is accommodated – in staff dormitories.
Sean Penn visits Zelenskyy in Ukraine and lends him an Oscar
Hollywood actor and director Sean Penn, who was sanctioned by Russia for criticizing his war in Ukraine, presented his Oscar statuette to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy during a visit to Kyiv on Tuesday. “It’s just a symbolic, silly thing,” he said, sitting next to the Ukrainian leader at a ceremonial table and pressing his hand on his arm to punctuate his words while aides smiled and laughed. “If you win, take it back to Malibu.”
The new cast of royal series ‘The Crown’ says viewers know it’s dealing with drama
The new cast of ‘The Crown’ premiered the upcoming season of the hit Netflix series on Tuesday, insisting viewers know it’s drama and they don’t need a disclaimer about its fictional storylines. The award-winning show, which follows the reign of Britain’s Queen Elizabeth, returns for a fifth season on Wednesday and portrays the royals in the 1990s as they faced marital troubles, public dissent and a fire at Windsor Castle.
Kurt Cobain’s smashed guitar and Lennon’s glasses ended up on the auction block
A guitar smashed by Kurt Cobain is expected to fetch the highest price at Julien’s Auction’s annual Icons & Idols: Rock ‘N’ Roll sale in New York. The recorded instrument is considered by some to be a piece of rock ‘n’ roll history and is estimated to cost between $200,000 and $400,000.
Brazilian singer Gal Costa, icon of the Tropicalia movement, has died at the age of 77
Brazilian singer Gal Costa, one of the most prominent voices in the country’s Tropicalia movement, has died at the age of 77. “It is with deep sadness and heavy hearts that we announce the death of singer Gal Costa,” her official Twitter account said. “We appreciate everyone’s love at this difficult time.”
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