Entertainment News Roundup: Duke Ellington School Delays Theater Name After Dave Chappelle; Lady Gaga hails Britney Spears as inspiration after lifting of guardianship and more

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Duke Ellington School Delays Theater Name After Dave Chappelle

The Duke Ellington School of the Arts in northwestern DC said it would postpone its theater name change after Dave Chappelle, one of its best-known graduates, to engage with members of the school who have raised concerns about the comedian’s latest Netflix comedy special. The event, originally scheduled for November 23, is now postponed to April 22, the educational institution said in a statement on Friday.

Lady Gaga hails Britney Spears as inspiration after lifting of guardianship

Pop star and actress Lady Gaga on Saturday celebrated the release of singer Britney Spears from a guardianship imposed more than a decade ago after a mental health crisis, calling Spears an inspiration who has been abused by the industry. the music. Gaga, who said she also struggled with mental health issues including trauma from a sexual assault by a music producer when she was just 19, told Reuters about Spears then that she was attending the red carpet premiere of the movie “House of Gucci” in Milan. the Saturday.

What’s next for Britney? The clues are in his own words

Britney Spears regained her freedom on Friday after 13 years under a guardianship that controlled how she spent her money, when she performed, who had access to her home and what medications she had to take. Aside from her plans to marry her boyfriend Sam Asghari, 27, it’s unclear how she will use this freedom. Spears hasn’t given an interview for three years, hasn’t performed since October 2018, and is rarely seen in public.

Theaters reopen, but Disney cautious about returning families to the big screen

Moviegoers in the United States are back in theaters as the pandemic eases, but it’s not clear whether a significant portion of the audience – families – could be just as happy to watch in comfort and privacy. home security. The supply of new home movies in trade show security can outweigh any clamor for big screens, an issue Walt Disney Co is tackling by shortening the time between the release of blockbusters in theaters and on streaming. Disney +.

Paris Hilton marries in a “true fairytale wedding”

American socialite Paris Hilton married her two-year-old boyfriend Carter Reum in what she called “a real fairytale wedding”. Hilton, 40, who got engaged to businessman Reum, also 40, in February, posted details of the Los Angeles wedding on Thursday in a blog where she said she couldn’t believe that she was finally a wife.

Congo’s self-taught luthier addresses the stars

In a tin shed in the alleys of Kinshasa, capital of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Jean-Luther Misoko Nzalayala, alias Socklo, 61, barefoot, strikes with a machete a piece of wood that begins to look like a handle. guitar. He later hammers pieces of white plastic chair as an inlay to help guide players around the handle and secures the wires of the bike’s brake cable like ropes.

‘Super Trouper’: ABBA takes UK charts by storm with comeback album

Swedish supergroup ABBA made a triumphant return to the UK music charts on Friday, going straight to no. 1 with their first album in 40 years, “Voyage”. The record is the best-selling album of the year so far, the UK’s Official Charts Company said, with 204,000 chart sales in its first week.

Finally free, Britney Spears calls the end of the guardianship “the best day of all time”

Pop star Britney Spears regained control of her personal life and money on Friday when a judge ended a 13-year-old guardianship that became a cause famous to fans and critics of an arrangement typically meant to protect the elderly. “Effective today, the guardianship of Britney Jean Spears’ person and estate is terminated,” Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Brenda Penny said after a 30-minute hearing during which no one objected to the termination of the court-sanctioned agreement.

Ewan McGregor teases lightsaber duel with Vader in ‘Obi-Wan’ series

“Star Wars” fans yearning for another battle between Darth Vader and Obi-Wan Kenobi could see the duo face off in a new streaming TV show expected next year, actor Ewan McGregor said in a video. published Friday. The Scottish actor will reprise his role as the famous Jedi Master in “Obi-Wan Kenobi” on Disney + from Walt Disney Co, and Canadian actor Hayden Christensen will return as Darth Vader. The pair last appeared in these roles in the 2005 film “Revenge of the Sith”.

Former ‘Apprentice’ candidate Zervos abruptly ends his case against Donald Trump

Summer Zervos, a former candidate for “The Apprentice” who accused Donald Trump of sexual assault, ended his nearly five-year libel case against the former US president on Friday without receiving an apology or apology. compensation. The abrupt decision to drop the case saves Trump from being questioned under oath over accusations he subjected Zervos to unwanted kissing and fumbling in 2007 after she sought career advice.

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