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Charlie Watts Book Collection Will Be Auctioned

Auction house Christie’s says the books and jazz memorabilia of late Rolling Stones drummer Charlie Watts will be auctioned in two parts in September. “Charlie Watts: Gentleman, Collector, Rolling Stone – Literature and Jazz” will feature over 500 lots, with estimated prices ranging from £800 to £300,000 ($1,023 – $383,730).

Madonna’s North American concerts postponed as singer recovers

Pop superstar Madonna said Monday that all North American dates of her upcoming tour will be postponed while she recovers from days of hospitalization from a severe infection. The “Celebration” tour was scheduled to begin this month in Vancouver. Now, the plan is to start the tour with the European leg in October, the “Vogue” singer said on Twitter.

Berlin Film Festival announces program cuts from 2024

Organizers said on Tuesday that the Berlin Film Festival will be downsized from next year to stabilize budgets, and announced a condensed program and end of segments dedicated to local filmmakers. direction. CEO Mariette Rissenbeek and Artistic Director Carlo Chatrian assessed the festival’s structure following its 2023 edition in February, which is the event’s significant comeback after two years affected by the COVID pandemic. -19.

Hollywood studios, actors agree to mediate as strike deadline approaches

Negotiators for the actors union SAG-AFTRA agreed late Tuesday to call a federal mediator to try to forge a last-minute deal with Hollywood studios and avoid a strike and second in the entertainment business. The 160,000 members of SAG-AFTRA, Hollywood’s largest union, have authorized a strike if a new labor agreement cannot be reached by midnight on Wednesday. The Writers Guild of America has been on strike since early May.

Timothee Chalamet debuts as Wonka in the first trailer of the prequel

Timothee Chalamet follows in the footsteps of Gene Wilder and Johnny Depp as Willy Wonka in a new prequel film about how Roald Dahl’s fictional character falls in love with chocolate. The first trailer for “Wonka” was released on Tuesday, showing the 27-year-old “Dune” and “Call Me by Your Name” actor playing a younger version of the famous candy maker, exploring discover cocoa beans, befriend a young orphan girl. and dreamed of having his own chocolate shop.

Kevin Spacey may have drugged victim before attack, UK court says

An alleged victim of Kevin Spacey told a London court on Monday that he believes the Oscar-winning American actor drugged him before performing oral sex on him. him after he passed out. Spacey is being tried at London’s Southwark Crown Court on dozens of historic sex offenses charges against four men, then in their 20s and 30s, between 2001 and 2013.

Margot Robbie ‘shocked’ by fans’ enthusiasm before the release of ‘Barbie’ movie

“Barbie” actress Margot Robbie said she is bewildered by the love fans have for the film ahead of its worldwide release next week. The main star and producer of the hotly anticipated film Mattel doll has been promoting it around the world in costumes that pay homage to Barbie’s wardrobe.

Racing-Hamilton confident Brad Pitt can take F1 to new heights

Hollywood’s treatment of Brad Pitt’s Formula 1 will take the already popular sport to the next level, seven-time world champion Lewis Hamilton predicted on Thursday.

The actor’s untitled film will be shot at Silverstone this weekend in the run-up to the British Grand Prix, with the production featuring a garage and standing pit as an 11th ‘APX GP’ team fictional.

Gary Lineker holds the top spot on BBC’s pay list, with £1.35m

Gary Lineker retains his position as the UK’s highest-paid presenter employed by the BBC, bringing in more than £1.35 million ($1.74 million) in the 2022-2023 financial year, according to the report. The broadcaster’s annual report was announced on Tuesday. The group, which is funded by a license fee paid by every TV household in the UK, must publish the salaries of its top executives and presenters, often criticized by the press for the high salary.

(With input from agencies.)


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