Entertainment News Roundup: Amy Winehouse remembered in new film marking 10 years since death; Kanye West teases new music ahead of 'Donda' album release and more

First handed out to rockers Primal Scream in 1992, the annual 25,000-pound ($34,385) prize shortlists 12 albums released by British and Irish acts in the United Kingdom in the past year. Chloe Zhao joins fellow Oscar winner Bong Joon-ho on Venice festival jury "Nomadland" director Chloe Zhao will join fellow Oscar-winning filmmaker Bong Joon-ho on the main jury at this year's Venice International Film Festival, organisers said on Wednesday.


Reuters | Updated: 22-07-2021 18:49 IST | Created: 22-07-2021 18:32 IST
Entertainment News Roundup: Amy Winehouse remembered in new film marking 10 years since death; Kanye West teases new music ahead of 'Donda' album release and more
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Amy Winehouse remembered in new film marking 10 years since death

Amy Winehouse's family and friends look back on her life in a new documentary marking 10 years since the singer's death, with harrowing accounts of her rise to global fame and struggle with addiction. Narrated by her mother Janis Winehouse-Collins, "Reclaiming Amy" features home footage, family pictures, and interviews with close friends who recall the six-time Grammy Award winner's happier as well as darker times.

Kanye West teases new music ahead of 'Donda' album release

Kanye West will release his 10th solo studio album "Donda" on Friday, teasing his new music in an advert during the NBA Finals featuring U.S. sprinter Sha'Carri Richardson, who missed out on the Olympics after being suspended for a positive cannabis test. The 44-year-old rapper will premiere the record on Thursday at a listening event in Atlanta, which will be streamed live.

Wolf Alice, Arlo Parks and Ghetts among Mercury Prize nominees

Singer-songwriters Arlo Parks and Celeste, rapper Ghetts and past winner Wolf Alice are among the 12 acts in the running for this year's Mercury Prize, organizers of the British music award said on Thursday. First handed out to rockers Primal Scream in 1992, the annual 25,000-pound ($34,385) prize shortlists 12 albums released by British and Irish acts in the United Kingdom in the past year.

Chloe Zhao joins fellow Oscar winner Bong Joon-ho on Venice festival jury

"Nomadland" director Chloe Zhao will join fellow Oscar-winning filmmaker Bong Joon-ho on the main jury at this year's Venice International Film Festival, organisers said on Wednesday. The judging line-up for the 78th edition of the festival held in the Italian lagoon city will also include "Widows" and "Harriet" actress Cynthia Erivo and filmmaker Alexander Nanau, a nominee at this year's Oscars for documentary "Colectiv".

Harvey Weinstein pleads not guilty ahead of rape trial in Los Angeles

Former Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein pleaded not guilty on Wednesday to charges of rape and sexual assault involving five women in Los Angeles ahead of a second trial. Weinstein, 69, arrived at Los Angeles Superior Court for his first appearance there in a wheelchair, wearing a brown jail uniform, after being extradited from New York on Tuesday where he was serving 23 years in prison for rape and other sexual offenses.

Royal Albert Hall back at capacity, but London landmark left in debt

Prestigious London performance and events venue the Royal Albert Hall opened at full capacity on Monday for the first time since March 2020, but the concert hall says the pandemic has been financially devastating. From Monday, the British government's main COVID-19 restrictions in England ended, meaning concert venues and theatres can sell all available seats.

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