Entertainment news roundup: Joni Mitchell removes music from Spotify over vaccine misinformation; Australia wants Kanye West to be fully vaccinated before any concert tours and more


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Joni Mitchell removes music from Spotify due to vaccine misinformation

Canadian singer-songwriter Joni Mitchell has announced that she will be removing her music from Spotify, like Neil Young, in protest against the popular streaming service giving voice to misinformation about COVID-19 vaccines. Mitchell acted following Wednesday’s announcement by Spotify and Young that the platform would remove his music following the singer-songwriter’s objection to his songs being streamed on the same service that offers a podcast by prominent vaccine skeptic Joe Rogan.

Australia wants Kanye West fully vaccinated before any concert tour

Hip-hop artist Kanye West will need to be fully vaccinated if he wants to perform in Australia, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on Saturday, after media reports the artist was planning an Australian tour in March. The warning comes just two weeks after tennis superstar Novak Djokovic’s hopes of a Grand Slam title were dashed when a court upheld the government’s decision to revoke his COVID-19 rules visa and his unvaccinated status.

Spotify says it will add a content advisory to podcasts that discuss COVID

Spotify Technology SA will add a “content notice” to any podcast episode that includes discussion of COVID-19, chief executive Daniel Ek has said, after being criticized by rock and folk legends for giving voice to misinformation about COVID-19 vaccines. “This new effort to fight misinformation will roll out to countries around the world in the coming days,” Ek wrote in a blog post published Sunday. “To our knowledge, this content advisory is the first of its kind by a major podcast platform.”

Lawsuit accuses Chris Brown of raping an unnamed woman on a yacht in Florida

An anonymous woman has filed a lawsuit that accuses musician Chris Brown of drugging and raping her on a yacht in Florida in December 2020 and is seeking $20 million in damages from the Grammy-winning singer. The civil suit, filed Thursday by a musician and choreographer identified as Jane Doe, said she was invited by Brown to meet him at Star Island, Florida, the home of rapper Sean Combs. Upon arrival, she boarded a yacht and accepted Brown’s offer of a drink as they discussed her career, according to the filing.

Can ‘Spider-Man: No Way Home’ nab the ‘Avatar’ domestic box office record?

“Spider-Man: No Way Home” is the box office juggernaut that just can’t be caught. The comic book adventure, starring Tom Holland as Marvel’s favorite web-slinger, opened in December and spent all but one weekend as the top movie at the domestic box office. This weekend was no exception. Now in its seventh weekend of release, “No Way Home” once again secured the No. 1 spot over leftovers including “Scream” and “Sing 2,” capping off a particularly quiet January in theaters.

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