Entertainment News Roundup: 'It's going to be scary but ... fun' - Cardi B on hosting American Music Awards; Oscar-winning costume designer Emi Wada dies aged 84 -reports and more

Time's Up commissioned the study following public criticism. Cuba protest anthem 'Patria y Vida' wins Latin Grammy Song of the Year A group of Cuban musicians including reggaeton duo Gente de Zona on Thursday won Song of the Year in the 2021 Latin Grammy Awards for "Patria y Vida," a defiant hip-hop song that has become the anthem of Cuba's anti-government protest movement.


Reuters | Updated: 21-11-2021 18:31 IST | Created: 21-11-2021 18:29 IST
Entertainment News Roundup: 'It's going to be scary but ... fun' - Cardi B on hosting American Music Awards; Oscar-winning costume designer Emi Wada dies aged 84 -reports and more
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'It's going to be scary but ... fun' - Cardi B on hosting American Music Awards

Rapper Cardi B said she is scared but excited about hosting for her first time when she presides over the American Music Awards on Sunday. The New York native said she knew the job would be a lot of work, but said she wanted to check it off her bucket list.

Oscar-winning costume designer Emi Wada dies aged 84 -reports

Japanese costume designer Emi Wada, who won an Oscar for her work on Akira Kurosawa's 1985 movie "Ran", has died aged 84, local media reported on Sunday, citing her family. Wada died on Nov. 13 and a service was held with family and close friends, according to the reports, without citing a cause of death.

Bursting with bling, 'House of Gucci' tells of feuds behind the fashion

Bold, beautiful to look at and bursting with star power, "House of Gucci" brings the remarkable story of the squabbling family behind the Italian fashion brand to the big screen. Starring Lady Gaga as the ambitious outsider who married into the family only to have her spouse killed off, the movie opening next Thursday in the United States and beyond tells a tale of decadence, betrayal and revenge.

Advocacy group Time's Up to be 'rebuilt' after findings of missteps

Time's Up, the group founded in Hollywood almost four years ago amid an outcry over sexual harassment, said on Friday it would undergo a "major reset" after a report found confusion about its mission, poor communication and other missteps. The group, created with big-name stars and much fanfare in January 2018, gave employees no clear guidance about their work and was seen as too close to Hollywood and Democratic politicians, said the report by an outside consultant. Time's Up commissioned the study following public criticism.

Cuba protest anthem 'Patria y Vida' wins Latin Grammy Song of the Year

A group of Cuban musicians including reggaeton duo Gente de Zona on Thursday won Song of the Year in the 2021 Latin Grammy Awards for "Patria y Vida," a defiant hip-hop song that has become the anthem of Cuba's anti-government protest movement. Gente de Zona, Yotuel of hip-hop band Orishas fame and singer-songwriter Descemer Bueno collaborated on the song with two rappers in Cuba, Maykel Osorbo and El Funky, who are part of a dissident artists' collective on the communist-run island.

Venezuela claims Guinness World Record for largest orchestra

Venezuela's National System of Youth and Children's Orchestras - known as "El Sistema" - has set a new Guinness record for the world's largest orchestra with 8,573 musicians playing together, the country's government said on Saturday. A week ago more than 12,000 musicians played a classical piece together for more than five minutes as they sought to beat a Russian record that was set two years ago.

'Emotionally brilliant': singer Adele releases new album '30'

Music star Adele released her first album in six years on Friday, winning over critics and fans alike with the record she said she made to explain her divorce to her young son. The hotly-anticipated "30" is the fourth studio album by the Briton, whose chart-topping ballads about break-ups, regrets and nostalgia have made her one of the most successful singer-songwriters of all time.

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