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The Blonds close New York Fashion Week with a scintillating show
Designer duo The Blonds wrapped up New York Fashion Week on Wednesday with a glittering show of hand-stitched outfits covered in laser-cut crystals, glittering heels and jewels. The brand, which co-designer Phillipe Blond described as extremely over-the-top, bubbly and dangerous, drew inspiration from vampires and The Matrix for its fall 2022 collection.
Ten million Americans tune in to watch Olympic figure skating drama
15-year-old Russian figure skater Kamila Valieva’s failing performance during Thursday night’s long routine drew an audience of 10.3 million on Olympic TV and NBCUniversal’s digital broadcasts, figures show. of the network. The U.S. prime-time replay of the skating competition drew 1.4 million more viewers than the previous night’s Olympic coverage, NBC said.
Rupert Murdoch family documentary slated for CNN+ streaming service
A new documentary series, “The Murdochs: Empire of Influence,” will premiere on CNN+ when the streaming subscription service launches in the spring, the company announced Thursday. The series is based on the New York Times Magazine article by Jonathan Mahler and Jim Rutenberg titled “How Rupert Murdoch’s Empire of Influence Remade the World”, which examined the legacy of media mogul Rupert Murdoch.
The Oscars will require COVID tests for all, vaccines for most
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will require attendees of the 94th Academy Awards in March to show proof of a COVID-19 vaccination and at least two negative PCR test results, a person with knowledge said Thursday. the subject. Performers and presenters with the film industry’s highest honors must also undergo polymerase chain reaction (PCR) testing, but will not need to show proof of vaccination, the source said.
Paul McCartney announces a 14-date US tour, first concerts since 2019
Sir Paul McCartney plans to kick off a 14-date US concert tour of the Pacific Northwest this spring, marking his first streak of live performances since wrapping up a world tour in 2019, the former Beatle announced on Friday. . The “Got Back” tour will open April 28 in Spokane, Wash., McCartney’s first show in that city, followed by back-to-back shows at Seattle’s Climate Pledge Arena on May 2 and 3, according to the published tour schedule. on its official website.
Brad Pitt is suing his ex-wife Angelina Jolie for selling a stake in a French vineyard
Brad Pitt has sued his ex-wife Angelina Jolie for selling her stake in a French wine estate they bought together – and where they were married – to a Russian businessman. In a lawsuit filed in Los Angeles on Thursday, Pitt said Jolie broke their agreement not to sell their interests in Chateau Miraval without the other’s consent by selling her stake to a unit of Stoli Group, a controlled spirits maker. by oligarch Yuri Shefler.
Spanish story of family farm under threat wins Berlinale Golden Bear
Spanish director Carla Simon’s ‘Alcarras’, which explores the divisions torn within a close-knit family of Catalan farmers as they face eviction from their ancestral plot, won the Film Festival’s top prize on Wednesday. from Berlin. Simon herself grew up on a peach farm in the village of Alcarras, and her film was made with amateur actors from that region whom she recruited at village fairs and trained to play several generations of a family. smallholders.
Assassin’s Creed maker Ubisoft sees fiscal year results below forecasts
Ubisoft, the maker of the hit “Assassin’s Creed” video game franchise, said Thursday it expects to report full-year results at the lower end of its guidance despite ongoing fourth-quarter growth. “We can still reach the top of (the forecast) because we have a lot of content to release and an upside is possible, but it’s fair to say that at the moment the forecast is at the lower end of the forecast” , said the chief financial officer. said Frederick Duguet during a conference call.
Pop star Troye Sivan fights HIV stigma in his first major film role
Australian pop singer Troye Sivan, whose YouTube videos and music have inspired a generation of LGBTQ+ young people, wants his first major film role to challenge ignorance around HIV/AIDS. In “Three Months,” Sivan plays 17-year-old Caleb, who is exposed to HIV after a one-night stand on the eve of his high school graduation.
Iconic Madonna dress and pre-Beatles drum kit up for auction in California
The pink Marilyn Monroe-style dress worn by pop star Madonna in her 1984 ‘Material Girl’ music video and a drum set used by the prototype Beatles are some of the items up for auction at a musical memorabilia auction in California. The Madonna lot, consisting of a pink satin dress with a strapless top and an oversized pink satin bow, satin opera gloves and rhinestone bracelets, is estimated between $100,000 and $200,000 when it will go under the hammer in May, as part of the “Music Icons” auction at Julien’s Auctions.
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