Entertainment News Summary: Netflix To Change ‘Squid Game’ Phone Number After Woman Is Inundated With Calls; YouTube removes official channels from R&B singer R. Kelly and more
Below is a summary of the current entertainment briefs.
Adele teases new music with music video
British singer Adele teased her first new music since her 2015 Grammy Award-winning album “25” with a music video for the song “Easy On Me.” Known for her chart-topping ballads such as “Hello” and “Someone Like You”, Adele posted the black-and-white video on her Twitter and Instagram pages Tuesday, with the caption “Easy On Me – October 15”.
YouTube drops official channels for R&B singer R. Kelly
Alphabet Inc’s YouTube said it removed R&B singer R. Kelly’s channels from its video platform, distancing itself from the singer who was convicted of sex trafficking last month. R. Kelly was convicted by a federal jury in September in his sex trafficking trial, where prosecutors accused the singer of exploiting his stardom for a quarter of a century to lure underage women and girls into his orbit at sexual purposes.
Netflix to change ‘Squid Game’ phone number after woman inundated with calls
A South Korean woman who was inundated with thousands of calls and texts after her phone number was highlighted as a key plot point for Netflix’s hit show “Squid Game https: / /www.netflix.com/kr-en/title/81040344 “may get some relief soon. Netflix and local production company Siren Pictures announced Wednesday that they will edit scenes to remove the phone number, which appears on a mysterious invitation card given to potential players of a series of games for deadly children.
Hollywood producers and union leaders hold talks to avoid strike
Talks resumed Tuesday between Hollywood producers and behind-the-scenes workers on film and television sets, the day after an overwhelming union vote to allow a strike-screen workers, said in a statement that negotiations had taken place with the Alliance of Film and Television Producers (AMPTP) for the first time in more than two weeks.
“Winnie-the-Pooh” bridge sold for up to $ 80,000 at auction
An old bridge that inspired “Winnie-the-Pooh” author AA Milne and was depicted in his beloved children’s stories about the honey-loving bear is auctioned off on Wednesday, along with an estimate ranging up to about $ 80,000. Originally known as Posingford Bridge, it was built in 1907 in Ashdown Forest in southern England to cross a river.
Chanel takes a playful note for spring
Chanel struck a playful note on Tuesday by sending out bare-legged models parading the runway in jumpsuits and tweed jackets layered with accessories. Photographers lined up on the catwalk, photographing the models as they twirled and posed, swinging their handbags and smiling for the cameras.
With scenes from space, TV series shines the spotlight on team repair spectrometer
Filmmaker Ben Turner turned his lifelong passion for space exploration into an original Disney + miniseries centered on American astronaut Chris Cassidy. “Among the Stars,” a six-episode docuseries, takes viewers behind the scenes with Cassidy and an international team of experts as they embark on a mission to repair the Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer, a 2 billion science experiment. dollars designed to uncover the origins of the universe.
Chinese labels flock to Paris to go global in haute couture
Chinese fashion brands, including Shang Xia, Icicle and Fosun Fashion Group, are embracing Paris as a springboard for their international ambitions, opening flagship stores in the city and hiring French designers to polish their credentials. Chinese buyers are the biggest buyers of luxury goods in the world, including those of big European players like LVMH and Kering, owner of Gucci. But China also has its own fashion companies that are growing rapidly in their country and are now targeting the global market.
Singer Tina Turner sells music rights to BMG
Soul and rock star Tina Turner has sold the rights to her music catalog to music company BMG, the last vocal artist to make such a deal for her work. In a statement on Wednesday, BMG, owned by German media company Bertelsmann AG, said it would be “a partner in all of Tina Turner’s musical interests”.
Two Congos apply for UNESCO registration to reclaim the rhythms of rumba
Perched on a corner of the stage at La Septente, an outdoor club in Kinshasa, the capital of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Manda Chante sings the singing overture to “Independence Cha Cha”, an old anthem of African anti-colonial movements. The song made its debut one evening in Brussels in February 1960, during negotiations for the liberation of the Congo from Belgium, electrifying the delegates. In four months, the Congo was free.
(With contributions from agencies.)