Entertainment News Roundup: R. Kelly Convicted of Multiple Counts in Sexual Abuse Trial; Conviction of rapper Nipsey Hussle’s murderer delayed and more

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Disney Removes Star Wars Movie ‘Rogue Squadron’ From Schedule

On Thursday, The Walt Disney Co pulled the “Star Wars” movie “Rogue Squadron” from next year’s movie schedule and gave no indication of when the company would release a new movie in the hit space franchise. The film would have been the first “Star Wars” movie to hit theaters since “The Rise of Skywalker” was released in December 2019.

Viola Davis says ‘The Woman King’ offered ‘ownership, agency’

As the actress and producer of Sony Pictures’ “The Woman King,” Viola Davis says the historical black woman epic is unlike any project she’s worked on. The film, which premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival on September 9, is based on the true story of the Agojie, a real-life group of female warriors who protected the African kingdom of Dahomey in the 1800s.

Rapper Cardi B pleads guilty to two misdemeanors in New York strip club fight

Grammy-winning rapper Cardi B pleaded guilty on Thursday to two misdemeanors stemming from a 2018 fight at a New York strip club, prosecutors said, adding that the rapper was sentenced to 15 days of community service. Cardi B, real name Belcalis Almanzar, also agreed to a three-year protective order for the victims. His plea covered one count of assault in the third degree and one count of reckless endangerment in the second degree.

R. Kelly found guilty of multiple counts in sex abuse trial

R&B singer R. Kelly was found guilty on Wednesday of multiple charges of child pornography and inciting underage girls to have sex with him, but not guilty of obstructing a 2008 state case that ended with his acquittal. At his last trial, Kelly – whose full name is Robert Sylvester Kelly – was found guilty by a jury on six out of 13 counts, prosecutors said.

“The Piano Lesson” is back on Broadway, starring Samuel L. Jackson

American playwright August Wilson’s “The Piano Lesson” returns to Broadway, with Samuel L. Jackson in the lead role and his wife directing. The Pulitzer Prize-winning work, set in 1936, tells the story of a brother and sister who fight over what to do with an heirloom piano that has images of their family carved by a slave ancestor .

Conviction of rapper Nipsey Hussle’s murderer postponed

A California man convicted of first-degree murder in the 2019 shooting of Grammy-winning rapper Nipsey Hussle had his sentencing postponed Thursday and postponed until November 3. Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Clay Jacke allowed the defense’s motion to delay sentencing. for about six weeks to give defense attorneys for Eric Ronald Holder, 32, more time to prepare for the hearing.

‘Squid Game’ director grapples with reviving dead characters for second season

The director of Netflix’s massive hit series ‘Squid Game’ said on Friday he was in a dilemma over whether and how to revive dead characters as he prepares for a second season after scoring the story at the Emmys last week. “Squid Game” became Netflix Inc’s most-watched series after its release last September, spawning countless online memes and Halloween costumes and kickstarting sales of green tracksuits.

Suriname threatens legal action against South Korean hit show Netflix

South Korean residents in Suriname have been told to take care of their safety by the embassy after the Latin American country said it would consider legal action against the producers of the hit Netflix series “Narco- Saints” of South Korea, which promotes negative images of the country by portraying it as a “narco state”. The show, released this month and titled “Suriname” in South Korea, tells the story of a man who risked his life to join a secret mission to capture a Korean drug lord operating in Suriname, based on real events from around two decades ago. from.

‘Handmaid’s Tale’ Season Premiere Shows Women Resisting Oppression

Elizabeth Moss returns for Season 5 of the Hulu series “The Handmaid’s Tale” as June Osborne, a woman who resists Gilead’s oppressive government. The series gained popularity for addressing timely issues of reproductive rights and women’s rights with praise for the depth of its characters. The dystopian scenario is based on the 1985 novel of the same name by author Margaret Atwood.

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