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Rapper A$AP Rocky taken into custody in Los Angeles in connection with the shooting
American rapper A$AP Rocky was arrested in connection with a shooting in November 2021 as he arrived from Barbados at Los Angeles International Airport on Wednesday, NBC News reported. Officers from the Los Angeles Police Department and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement arrested the 33-year-old artist who arrived on a private plane from the Caribbean island where he was in vacation with girlfriend pop singer Rihanna, the network reported.
New Mexico slams movie company ‘Rust’ for ‘willful’ safety breach
New Mexico on Wednesday slapped the maximum fine on Rust Movie Productions LLC and blasted the company for ‘willful’ safety lapses that led to the shooting death of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins last year. during the filming of Western “Rust”. An investigation by the state worker’s safety agency, which fined the company $137,000, found the production company knew gun safety procedures weren’t working. not followed and demonstrated “complete indifference” to the hazards, the New Mexico Department of the Environment said in a statement.
Johnny Depp says ex-wife Heard beat him, cost him ‘everything’
Actor Johnny Depp, who is testifying in a defamation case against his ex-wife Amber Heard, said on Wednesday that she was the one who turned violent in their relationship and that her false accusations cost him “nothing less than everything “. During a second day on the witness stand in a Virginia courtroom, Depp said the couple had frequent arguments, including “degrading name-calling” and “bullying” by Heard.
Netflix rocked by loss of subscribers, may offer cheaper ad-supported plans
Netflix Inc said inflation, the war in Ukraine and fierce competition contributed to a loss of subscribers for the first time in more than a decade and predicted bigger losses to come, marking a sharp change in fortune for a streaming company that has thrived during the pandemic. The company said it lost 200,000 subscribers in the first quarter, well below its forecast to add 2.5 million subscribers. The suspension of service in Russia after the invasion of Ukraine took its toll, resulting in the loss of 700,000 members.
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