Entertainment News Roundup: Netflix workers stage walk-out over Chappelle transgender comments; It's not Kanye, it's Ye, after judge approves name change and more

New documentary "Introducing, Selma Blair" details the American actress' journey with the condition and follows her as she undertakes stem cell treatment. 'Eternals' movie, boasting a diverse cast and Marvel's first deaf role, premieres Actors Angelina Jolie and Salma Hayek brought Hollywood glamor to the world premiere of Marvel Studios' latest comic book adaptation, "Eternals", on Monday.


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Entertainment News Roundup: Netflix workers stage walk-out over Chappelle transgender comments; It's not Kanye, it's Ye, after judge approves name change and more
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Following is a summary of current entertainment news briefs.

Cult U.S. TV show 'Curb Your Enthusiasm' returns in post-pandemic world

After production was delayed due to COVID-19, "Curb Your Enthusiasm," the cult U.S. TV show starring comedian Larry David as a fictionalized version of himself, is back for an 11th season, set in a world where the pandemic is history. At the show's Los Angeles premiere on Tuesday night, the Brooklyn-born, bespectacled comedian was tight-lipped about the plot of the new season.

New Netflix animated series allows Saldaña to embrace Latin culture, birth name

The new Netflix animated series "Maya and the Three" has allowed its top voice actor, Zoe Saldaña, to reconnect with her Latin roots as well as her birth name. The show, which begins streaming on Friday, gathers together mythologies from Latin American cultures to tell an epic story of four heroes who set out to defeat the gods of the underworld.

Frozen potatoes vs turkey: Patriotic Chinese-made war epic tops global box office

A Chinese-made Korean War epic has topped the global box office, tapping a vein of rising patriotism in China and prompting moviegoers to post videos of themselves eating frozen potatoes to emulate the hardships endured by soldiers in the conflict. "The Battle at Lake Changjin" , released to coincide with China's Oct. 1 national holiday, had grossed nearly 5 billion yuan ($779.13 million) by Tuesday, according to data compiled by Lighthouse, a box office tracker owned by Alibaba Pictures .

MTV says Budapest EMAs to show solidarity with LGBTQ+ community

MTV is going ahead with plans to hold its Europe Music Awards in Budapest next month, it said on Tuesday, to show solidarity with Hungary's LGBTQ+ community following a June law banning the "display and promotion of homosexuality" among under-18s. In a memo to staff, MTV Entertainment Group Worldwide President and Chief Executive Chris McCarthy said the decision "may surprise" those familiar with the law, which rights groups and the European Union have criticised.

Netflix workers stage walk-out over Chappelle transgender comments

Netflix Inc employees are staging a walkout on Wednesday in an unprecedented show of defiance to protest the streaming giant's decision to release comedian Dave Chappelle's new comedy special, which they say ridicules transgender people. A group of employees calling itself Team Trans* has scheduled a rally outside Netflix's 13-story Sunset Boulevard offices in Los Angeles, where activists, public figures and other supporters plan to present Chief Content Officer Ted Sarandos with a "list of asks."

It's not Kanye, it's Ye, after judge approves name change

Rapper Kanye West has won legal approval to officially shorten his name to Ye. The 44-year-old musician, record producer and fashion entrepreneur has used Ye as his Twitter handle for years and had petitioned a court to make it his full name with no middle name or last name. Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Michelle Williams Court approved his request on Monday, according to court documents.

Actress Selma Blair's struggles with MS depicted in new documentary

In October 2018, Selma Blair announced to her fans that she had been diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, an incurable debilitating neurological condition in which the immune system eats away at the protective covering of nerves. New documentary "Introducing, Selma Blair" details the American actress' journey with the condition and follows her as she undertakes stem cell treatment.

'Eternals' movie, boasting a diverse cast and Marvel's first deaf role, premieres

Actors Angelina Jolie and Salma Hayek brought Hollywood glamor to the world premiere of Marvel Studios' latest comic book adaptation, "Eternals", on Monday. Directed by Chloe Zhao, who won best director and best picture for the film "Nomadland" at the Oscars earlier this year, "Eternals" boasts one of the most diverse casts of any Marvel movie.

Russian space movie director says moon or Mars could be next

Russian film director Klim Shipenko said on Tuesday he was up for making a movie on the moon or even Mars after returning from 12 days of shooting aboard the International Space Station that transformed his ideas about the possibilities of cinema. Shipenko and actress Yulia Peresild returned to Earth on Sunday after gathering more than 30 hours of material for "The Challenge", billed as the first space movie and hailed by Russian media as a world-beating achievement.

(With inputs from agencies.)

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