Entertainment News Roundup: ‘Game of Thrones’ Prequel ‘House of the Dragon’ Launches in Hollywood; Netflix sues creators of alleged ‘Bridgeton’ knockoffs and others

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Italian rockers menskin to launch first US, Canada tour

Italian rockers Menskin, winners of the 2021 Eurovision Song Contest, will tour North America for the first time in October. The musicians’ hit singles include “Begin'”, “I Want to Be Your Slave” and “Supermodel”.

Top model Bella Hadid joins Metaverse with NFT collection

US supermodel Bella Hadid has stepped from the catwalk into the metaverse with the launch of CY-B3LLA – a collection of non-fungal tokens featuring artwork based on 3-D scans of her face and body. Hadid, 25, told Reuters in an interview from New York that she was fascinated by the shared virtual world environment and wanted to create a “cooler version of herself” after becoming obsessed with video games during the COVID-19 lockdown.

Netflix sues creators of alleged ‘Bridgeton’ knockoff

Netflix Inc. on Friday sued the creators of an alleged unauthorized music platform production of their popular period drama “Bridgeton,” accusing them of copyright infringement after they demanded their knock on TikTok. A complaint against Abigail Barlow and Emily Byers was filed in federal court in Washington, D.C., three days after a sold-out performance of “The Unofficial Bridgerton Musical” at the Kennedy Center in that city.

Will Smith, in new video, says ‘deeply regrets’ about Oscar slap

Actor Will Smith said on Friday that he “deeply regrets” slapping Chris Rock at the Academy Awards this year and reached out to the comedian to talk, but he was denied. Smith posted a video on YouTube in which he addressed questions about the onstage attack on The Rock at the March ceremony, when the comedian joked about the appearance of Smith’s wife, Jada Pinkett Smith.

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Amapiano stars put South African dance music on the map

South African music export ampiano has crossed borders and cultural barriers to reach Japan. Top female artists Kamo Amphela and DBN Gogo, who helped put the dance music genre on the map, say it’s all about inclusivity. Amphela, 22, from Johannesburg’s Soweto township, took a leap of faith four years ago and jumped into the world of ampiano. Now she is a household name in South Africa and tours around the world.

Spanish prosecutor demands eight years in prison for Shakira

A Spanish prosecutor is seeking an eight-year prison sentence for Colombian superstar Shakira in a 14.5 million euro tax fraud case, a prosecutor’s office document showed Friday.

The singer, who has sold more than 80 million records worldwide with hits like “Hips Don’t Lie,” earlier this week declined a settlement offer from the prosecutor’s office to close the case.

Netflix’s ‘Grey Man’ marketing blitz: Emoji, TV commercials and a tram

The gray man has his own emoji, has walked around in 3D billboards from Krakow to Seoul, and has fought bad guys in over 100 TV commercials. Netflix Inc. launched one of its biggest marketing campaigns to assure audiences around the world that Ryan Gosling was starring in the company’s big-budget summer action film, “The Gray Man.”

‘Game of Thrones’ prequel ‘House of the Dragon’ opens in Hollywood

The “Game of Thrones” prequel is back with a new cast in the form of “House of the Dragon,” which turned out to launch the show at a premiere in Los Angeles on Wednesday. The new showrunners to take over from David Benioff and DB Weiss are Ryan Kondal and Miguel Sapochnik.

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Huge video screen collapses during Hong Kong pop concert, injures dancers

A large video panel collapsed on a stage during a concert by Hong Kong boyband Mirror on Thursday, injuring at least two dancers, one of whom was critically injured, and authorities told the group to perform pending an investigation. prompted to ban. Video clips of the screen collapsing were circulating on social media, while Hong Kong media reported that three members of the audience were also hurt.

(With inputs from agencies.)