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Actor Spacey says he will go to UK to face sex crimes charges – Good Morning America
Oscar-winning actor Kevin Spacey has said he will voluntarily report to Britain “as soon as possible” to face sex crimes charges, Good Morning America reported on Tuesday. Last week Britain’s Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) said it had cleared charges against Spacey, 62, on four counts of sexual assault against three men, and another charge of pushing a person to engage in penetrative sexual activity without consent.
K-pop supergroup BTS will meet Biden and speak at the White House on Tuesday
South Korean supergroup BTS, a fundraising juggernaut for social justice causes in the United States, will travel to the White House on Tuesday to discuss hate crimes targeting Asians with US President Joe Biden. The group will also address the White House press conference on Tuesday afternoon.
Johnny Depp, awaiting verdict, appears at the Royal Albert Hall in London
Hollywood star Johnny Depp, awaiting a decision in a US defamation case involving his ex-wife and actress Amber Heard, made an unscheduled appearance at the Royal Albert Hall in London on Monday during a rock concert , his second in as many nights. Depp appeared with English guitarist Jeff Beck to perform a range of musical covers, including John Lennon’s ‘Isolation’, a track they collaborated on and released in 2020, in the northern English city of Sheffield , surprising the crowd.
Box Office: ‘Top Gun: Maverick’ Debuts at Stratospheric $124 Million
Tom Cruise may have pulled off one of the most daring stunts of his career – getting audiences to go to the movies for something that doesn’t involve superheroes. “Top Gun: Maverick” scored blockbuster ticket sales in its opening weekend, grossing $134 million from a record 4,732 North American theaters. Paramount and Skydance’s all-American action adventure is set to gross $151 million through Monday, defying expectations while setting a new record for Memorial Day opening weekends. That’s thanks to dazzling reviews, doses of nostalgia, and Cruise’s return to the cockpit to perform real aerial stunts as pilot Pete “Maverick” Mitchell.
Jurors in Depp-Heard case continue deliberations after questioning by judge
Jurors considering opposing lawsuits filed by ex-spouses Johnny Depp and Amber Heard continued deliberations on Tuesday after sending a question to the judge overseeing the trial over the actors’ multimillion-dollar defamation allegations. Depp, the 58-year-old ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ star, sued Heard in Virginia for $50 million and claimed she defamed him when she called herself a “public figure representing the domestic violence” in an opinion piece.
Christie’s offers a rare first edition of the book “Harry Potter” in private sale
A first edition of ‘Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone’, with some errors and signed by author JK Rowling, goes on private sale at Christie’s in London, the auction house offering bids from 200 000 pounds ($250,000). The publication is one of 500 hardcover copies of the book that were printed in a first print run in 1997. Three hundred of them were sent to libraries.
(With agency contributions.)