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Sobbing Amber Heard accuses Johnny Depp of sexual assault
Aquaman actress Amber Heard broke down in tears on the witness stand on Thursday as she said her ex-husband Johnny Depp sexually assaulted her with a bottle of alcohol and threatened to kill her shortly after their marriage. Testifying in a widely watched defamation lawsuit, Heard said she visited Depp in Australia about a month after they married in early 2015 while he was filming the fifth ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ movie.
‘Fortnite’ Returns to iOS and Android Devices via Microsoft’s Xbox Cloud Gaming
Xbox Cloud Gaming users will now be able to play “Fortnite” for free on devices powered by Google-owned Android and Apple’s iOS thanks to a partnership between Microsoft Corp and Epic Games, the companies announced Thursday. The hit Battle-Royal video game has been out of reach for mobile users since Apple Inc and Google pulled it from their app stores in 2020 following a dispute over in-app payment guidelines.
Suspect in comedian Dave Chappelle attack pleads not guilty
A 23-year-old man accused of tackling comedian Dave Chappelle on stage during a performance pleaded not guilty on Friday to four misdemeanor counts and was told to stay away from fame . In a brief hearing in Los Angeles Superior Court, a judge ordered the suspect, Isaiah Lee, be held on $30,000 bond pending retrial later this month, local media reported.
In his Spanish debut, Brian May sings “Another World”
Decades after studying the skies above the Canary Islands for his doctorate in astrophysics, Queen guitarist Brian May has returned to film his first Spanish vocal “Otro Lugar”, a translated version of his old song “Another World”. The 74-year-old music star traveled to Tenerife, La Palma and El Hierro to record his new music video as part of a remastered version of his 1998 solo album also called ‘Another World’.
Actor Stone and Director Lanthimos Reunite for ‘Golden Age’ Silent Film
Four years after joining forces in a period drama, award-winning American actress Emma Stone and director Yorgos Lanthimos have reunited on a project reminiscent of the golden age of cinema: a silent short film shot in black and white. Filmed on the Greek island of Tinos in 2020, “Bleat” explores the cycle of life and death centering on a local couple, played by Stone and French actor Damien Bonnard.
A Minute With: Singer Brooke on Ireland’s Eurovision Representation
Singer Brooke Scullion will carry the flag of seven-time winner Ireland at the Eurovision Song Contest, to be held this year in the Italian city of Turin. The 23-year-old, who plays Brooke, is participating with her own song “That’s Rich,” and is expected to make the second semi-final next Thursday to qualify for the May 14 final.
Netflix drops Meghan Markle’s ‘Pearl’ animated series
Streaming platform Netflix Inc said on Sunday it had decided to stop work on Meghan Markle’s ‘Pearl’ family series as it reviewed animated content. The abandonment of several projects, including Markle’s, was part of strategic decisions about producing animated series, the company said in a statement, without providing further details on its decision.
Man accused of attacking comedian Dave Chappelle charged with four misdemeanors
A 23-year-old man accused of attacking comedian Dave Chappelle during a performance was charged on Thursday with four misdemeanor counts after the city attorney declined to pursue more serious charges. Isaiah Lee, who was subdued after he tackled Chappelle, 48, on the stage on Tuesday night, was charged by the Los Angeles City Attorney’s Office with assault and battery, possession of a weapon with intent to assault and two other misdemeanor counts.
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