Below is a summary of today’s exciting news.
Chris Rock becomes the first comedian to perform on Netflix
Netflix Inc said Thursday that comedian Chris Rock will be the first artist to star on the platform. Netflix is planning to release more streaming channels in the near future, starting with unscripted series and specials. Rock’s live performance is the first that the entertainment industry has revealed.
The disgraced former UK health minister is seeking redemption in the TV jungle
The only vote Britain’s former health minister is likely to win these days is being selected to run for food in a TV show set in the Australian jungle. Matt Hancock, who resigned from public service after breaking his own COVID-19 rules after being caught kissing an aide, is a contestant on “I’m Famous… Get Me Out of Here!” – where students are tested by spiders and snakes and eat kangaroo testicles.
From prison to deep depression, rapper Fat Joe shares new music
Artist Fat Joe shares the highs and lows of his life in his new book “Jose’s Book: A Memoir”. Born Joseph Cartagena, the rapper began his career in the early 1990s and achieved success with several hit singles including “Lean Back” “What’s Luv?” and “All Ways”.
Alec Baldwin blames for ‘Rust’ shooting
Actor Alec Baldwin filed a lawsuit Friday against the firearms and three other crew members involved in the deadly shooting of the Western movie “Rust,” in which the gun Baldwin used in rehearsals killed cinematographer Halyna Hutchins. Baldwin’s case was filed in Los Angeles County Superior Court as a complaint related to a previous suit in which one member of the group named Baldwin and the others as defendants.
Stories of trauma, courage that appeared at the Palestinian film festival
The fate of the Palestinian girl who was exiled during the 1948 war that created the state of Israel is unknown. But his story took on new life in a film about his experiences that was filmed at today’s Palestine Cinema Days festival. Hundreds of spectators flocked to a closing ceremony in the West Bank city of Ramallah on Monday to watch “Farha”, a coming-of-age film inspired by the real-life events of the conflict 70 years ago.
Disney plans to lay off hiring and cut other jobs, memos say
Walt Disney Co is planning layoffs and other job cuts as it works to shift its Disney+ streaming service to profitability in the face of economic uncertainty, according to a memo seen by Reuters on Friday. Chief Executive Bob Chapek sent a memo to Disney executives, saying the company is initiating layoffs and expects to make “minor headcount reductions” as it looks to control costs.
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