Summary of entertainment news: young Venezuelans try to break the Guinness record for the largest orchestra; Lady Gaga hails Britney Spears as inspiration after lifting of guardianship and more
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Young Venezuelans attempt to break Guinness record for largest orchestra
Venezuela tried Saturday to break the Guinness record for the largest orchestra in the world, as 12,000 musicians performed a classical piece together for more than five minutes. The attempt by the nation’s national youth and children’s orchestra system known as “The System” will break a Russian record set two years ago and be judged by Guinness within the next 10 days.
Lady Gaga hails Britney Spears as inspiration after lifting of guardianship
Pop star and actress Lady Gaga on Saturday celebrated the release of singer Britney Spears from a guardianship imposed more than a decade ago after a mental health crisis, calling Spears an inspiration who has been abused by the industry. the music. Gaga, who said she also struggled with mental health issues including trauma from a sexual assault by a music producer when she was just 19, told Reuters about Spears then that she was attending the red carpet premiere of the movie “House of Gucci” in Milan. Saturday.
Hollywood crew members narrowly approve contract with TV and film producers
Some 60,000 backstage American film and television workers narrowly approved a new contract with the producers, their union said Monday. The International Alliance of Theatrical Workers (IATSE), which includes cameramen, makeup artists, sound technicians and others, said in a statement that its members voted to ratify a new three-year contract that has was tentatively agreed last month.
85-year-old Swiss sniper hangs up his rifle
In the end, it was the sun in his eyes. Surrounded by other snipers, Toni Hacki, in a scruffy port, raised his long rifle and aimed across the Ruetli meadow where Switzerland was founded in 1291, as he had done for the past 51 years. years.
Eric Clapton and Elvis Presley’s guitars up for auction
More than 900 items from some of the world’s biggest music stars, including Eric Clapton, Elvis Presley, Madonna and Michael Jackson, will be auctioned in New York this week. The best lot is an acoustic guitar owned by Clapton and performed on stage at a 1970 concert in London.
How Harry Potter’s world-building spawned its own school of magic
Surrounded by the front pages of the “Daily Prophet” and the “Harry Potter” wizarding world books, graphic designer Miraphora Mina holds up an envelope that countless children have surely wished to receive. He’s from Hogwarts, the sorcerer’s stone, and he’s addressing a certain “MH Potter, The Cupboard under the Stairs, 4 Privet Drive, Little Whinging, Surrey”.
Ed Sheeran Wins Best Artist Award as MTV Europe Music Awards Return to Live Format
English singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran won Best Artist and Best Song for “Bad Habits,” while K-pop stars BTS took home four awards at MTV’s Europe Music Awards, which are revenue as an in-person event after a 2020 virtual edition due to the pandemic. MTV said Sunday’s EMAs, held in Budapest, will continue to show solidarity with Hungary’s LGBTQ + community following a June law banning “the display and promotion of homosexuality” among the underprivileged. 18 years old.
A nine year old child dies; Houston concert stampede death toll rises to 10
A family lawyer for a 9-year-old boy who was trampled on at a Travis Scott concert in Houston and who was on life support for a week said the child died of his injuries on Sunday. Ezra Blount’s death brought the total number killed in a stampede at last week’s Astroworld festival to ten, aged 9 to 27.
Collision Course: Nigerian Film Explores Impact of Police Brutality
A new film exploring the impact of rogue law enforcement officers on Nigerian society and inspired by last year’s protests against police brutality has premiered at one of the biggest film festivals in the world. ‘Africa in Lagos. Last year, Nigerians took to the streets to demand an end to what protesters called rampant police brutality. But the bubbling protests, which had taken place in towns of some 200 million people across the country, ended at a Lagos toll booth in a hail of gunfire.
“True Fan” Rosamund Pike Brings “The Wheel of Time” Fantasy to TV
Robert Jordan’s fantasy book series “The Wheel of Time” arrives on the small screen in a new TV drama, with Oscar nominee Rosamund Pike at the helm. The Amazon Prime Video series features the British actor as Moiraine, a member of the powerful all-female organization Aes Sedai, who embarks on a perilous journey around the world with a group of young men and women. One of them is prophesied to save or destroy mankind.
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