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Dog days: Czech canine film stars hit red carpet – and new shelter
Four-legged stars ruled the red carpet at a Czech film premiere of a movie on rescued dogs first portrayed in a surprise hit book and whose stories have helped finance a new shelter for fellow canines. «Gump – the Dog that Taught People to Live» appeared as a book in 2019 and follows the journey of Gump and other mistreated dogs, told from their perspective.
Judge handling Jolie-Pitt divorce case told to step down
The judge handling the bitter divorce case between Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie was ordered to step down on Friday after Jolie complained that he was not impartial. An appeals court ruling in California said Judge John Ouderkirk should have disclosed his previous professional relationships with attorneys representing Pitt in the couple’s protracted dispute over custody of their children.
Health workers and actors on the red carpet at London premiere
Actors, workers for Britain’s National Health Service (NHS) and a flash mob all turned out for the premiere of comedy «Off the Rails» on Thursday, the first major red carpet event in London since most COVID-19 restrictions were lifted in England. Despite a wave of new cases in Britain, Prime Minister Boris Johnson ended most regulations in England on Monday, such as the need to socially distance.
A Minute With: singer Alessia Cara on being open about mental health
Canadian singer-songwriter Alessia Cara sings about mental health and her battle with insomnia in new single «Sweet Dreams» released earlier this month, from her upcoming third studio album. The «Scars to Your Beautiful» singer, who has previously addressed body positivity and self-esteem in her music, also puts out track «Shapeshifter» in the double single release.
Andrew Lloyd Webber opens Drury Lane theatre after $80-million revamp
British musical impresario Andrew Lloyd Webber re-opens his Theatre Royal Drury Lane on Friday after a two-year $80-million restoration, aiming to keep the historic cultural site open all day and not just for performances. The theatre, known as The Lane, boasts a revamped auditorium, swanky staircases, a champagne bar inspired by the Pantheon in Rome, an all-day dining area as well as a cocktail bar named after society photographer Cecil Beaton.
Indian court extends custody of businessman in porn film case
An Indian court on Friday extended the custody of Raj Kundra, a businessman married to popular Bollywood actress Shilpa Shetty, police said, in a pornography case that has stunned the country’s film industry. Mumbai police on Monday arrested Kundra in a case related to the production of pornographic films by his company, and on Friday, he appeared before the court for his bail hearing.
Kim K. joins Kanye West for mass unveiling of album ‘Donda’
Kim Kardashian joined her estranged husband Kanye West as he unveiled his latest album for tens of thousands of fans at an Atlanta sports arena. Kardashian, who in February filed for divorce from West, was pictured with their four young children at the packed 71,000 capacity Mercedes Benz stadium in Atlanta. The musician did not sing but hosted the huge party on Thursday to listen to tracks from «Donda,» named after his mother who died in 2007.
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