Entertainment News Roundup: Actress Nichelle Nichols, ‘Star Trek’ Trail-Blazing Uhura, Dies at 89; K-Pop’s BTS may still be able to perform while serving military – minister and more

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Actress Nichelle Nichols, ‘Star Trek’ trail-blazing Uhura, of 89. died on

His family said that Nickel Nichols, whose portrayal of starship communications officer Lieutenant Uhura in the 1960s sci-fi TV series “Star Trek” and later films, broke down color barriers and redefined roles for black actors. helped to do so, died at the age of 89. Nichols, whose fans included Martin Luther King Jr. and a young Barack Obama, “became a victim of natural causes and passed away” Saturday night, his son, Kyle Johnson, wrote on Facebook.

Box office: ‘DC League of Super-Pets’ opens with soft $23 million in first place

“DC League of Super-Pets”, an animated adventure about superheroes’ four-legged friends, opened in first place at the domestic box office with $23 million from 4,313 theaters. Although the Warner Bros. film sold enough tickets to oust Jordan Peele’s “Nope” on the North American charts, it was off to a mediocre start given the film’s $90 million price. Sure, Legion of Super-Pets isn’t as recognizable as Superman or Aquaman, but given its affiliation with DC Comics and its high-wattage voice in Dwayne, the “DC League of Super-Pets” audience may not like it. could resonate with. Johnson and Kevin Hart.

K-Pop’s BTS may still be able to perform while serving military – minister

K-pop boy band BTS may be able to perform overseas while still serving in the military, South Korea’s defense minister said on Monday, as the country cuts mandatory military service for K-pop stars from nearly two years to three. Debates on reducing by week. The issue is increasingly coming into focus with the band’s oldest member, Jin, who turns 30 next year. Under a 2019 amendment to the law, globally recognized K-pop stars were allowed to shut down their service until 30.

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In 1975, Edinburgh Festival aims more than ever on medical divisions

Self-described working-class playwright Keaton Saunders-Brown thought the Edinburgh Fringe was not for people like her—until the world’s largest arts festival established a fund to attract a more diverse cast of artists Went. The 24-year-old Londoner, of Irish and Caribbean heritage, is using a grant from generated funds to stage his play “Block’d Off”, which runs through August 3 at the city’s Pleasance Theatre, to break the cycle of deprivation. which is central to the work.

Inspired by ABBA, digital popstar Polar aims to debut in the real world

After headlining a festival in the Metaverse, the virtual singer and influencer Polar has ambitions to perform in the real world – the digital team behind him says, taking inspiration from Avatar concerts pioneered by Swedish pop giant ABBA. The creation of the media company TheSoul Publishing, Polar currently only exists in virtual world environments and on social media.

(With inputs from agencies.)