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Argentina disqualified, world cup stolen: TV show plays on fans’ worst fears
A fictional series that premiered Wednesday on Disney’s Star+ brought to the big screen one of the worst nightmares for Argentine fans: the disqualification of their team in the World Cup. In “World Robo”, Lucho Buenaventura invests all his savings to travel to the World Cup with his 11-year-old son, who recently lost his mother, only to see Argentina surprisingly eliminated during a qualifying match with Brazil. – and replaced by the Chilean team.
Drake, 21 Savage Blocked From Using ‘Vogue’ Covers To Promote Album, Judge’s Rules
A US judge on Wednesday stopped rappers Drake and 21 Savage from using fake copies of Vogue magazine to promote their new album. US District Judge Jed Rakoff in Manhattan issued a temporary restraining order less than two days after Conde Nast, the magazine’s publisher, sued the duo.
Chris Rock will be the first comedian to perform live on Netflix
Netflix Inc said Thursday that comedian Chris Rock will be the first artist to perform live on the streaming platform. Netflix plans to launch more live streaming options soon, starting with unscripted series and stand-up specials. Rock’s live performance is the first to be presented by the entertainment service.
Disgraced former UK health minister seeks redemption in reality TV jungle
The only vote Britain’s humiliated former health minister is likely to win these days is being nominated to perform repellent tasks for food on a reality show set in the Australian jungle. Matt Hancock, who resigned from government after breaking his own COVID-19 distancing rules when he was caught kissing an attendee, is on “I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here!” — where participants are tested with spiders and snakes and eating kangaroo testicles.
From prison to beating depression, rapper Fat Joe shares new memories
Recording artist Fat Joe shares the ups and downs of his life in his new book “The Book of Jose: A Memoir.” Born Joseph Cartagena, the rapper began his career in the early 1990s and found success with numerous hit songs including “Lean Back,” “What’s Luv?” and “All the way up”.
Ralph Fiennes Cooks Culinary Heaven and Hell on ‘The Menu’
Anya Taylor-Joy and Nicholas Hoult are served a meal to die for in “The Menu,” a satirical thriller set in the world of fine dining. The stars of “Queen’s Gambit” and “X-Men” play Margot and Tyler, a young couple who are brought to a remote private island that is home to the exclusive “Hawthorne” dining establishment and its many orchards, farm animals, beehives and live animals. -in the staff bedrooms.
Stories of trauma and resilience highlighted at Palestinian film festival
The fate of a Palestinian girl forced into exile during Israel’s 1948 war of creation is unknown. But her story was given new life in a film about her experience that captured the big screen at this year’s Palestine Cinema Days festival. Hundreds of spectators flocked to the closing ceremony in the West Bank city of Ramallah on Monday to see “Farha,” a coming-of-age film inspired by true events of the conflict more than 70 years ago.
Kurt Cobain’s smashed guitar, Lennon’s glasses up for auction
A smashed Kurt Cobain guitar is expected to fetch top dollar at Julien’s Auction’s annual Icons and Idols: Rock ‘N’ Roll auction in New York. The engraved instrument is considered by some to be a part of rock and roll history and is estimated to be worth $200,000 to $400,000.
(With contributions from agencies).