Entertainment News Roundup: Italian rockers Maneskin to launch first U.S., Canada tour; Netflix sues creators of alleged 'Bridgerton' knockoff and more


Devdiscourse News Desk | Updated: 31-07-2022 10:36 IST | Created: 31-07-2022 10:28 IST
Entertainment News Roundup: Italian rockers Maneskin to launch first U.S., Canada tour; Netflix sues creators of alleged 'Bridgerton' knockoff and more
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Following is a summary of current entertainment news briefs.

Italian rockers Maneskin to launch first U.S., Canada tour

Italian rockers Maneskin, winners of the 2021 Eurovision song contest, will tour North America for the first time starting in October. The musicians' hit singles include "Beggin'", "I Want To Be Your Slave" and "Supermodel."

Netflix sues creators of alleged 'Bridgerton' knockoff

Netflix Inc on Friday sued the creators of an alleged unauthorized musical stage production of its popular period drama "Bridgerton," accusing them of copyright infringement after building demand for their knockoff on TikTok. The complaint was filed against Abigail Barlow and Emily Bear in the federal court in Washington, three days after a sold-out performance of "The Unofficial Bridgerton Musical" in that city's Kennedy Center.

Will Smith, in new video, says he is 'deeply remorseful' about the Oscars slap

Actor Will Smith said on Friday he was "deeply remorseful" at having slapped Chris Rock at the Academy Awards this year and had reached out to the comedian to talk but was rebuffed. Smith posted a video on YouTube in which he addressed questions about the attack on Rock on stage at the March ceremony after the comedian made a joke about the appearance of Smith's wife, Jada Pinkett Smith.

Amapiano stars put South African dance music on the map

South African musical export Amapiano has crossed borders and cultural barriers, reaching as far as Japan. To top female artists Kamo Mphela and DBN Gogo, who helped put the dance music genre on the map, it is about inclusivity. Mphela, 22, from Johannesburg's Soweto township, took a leap of faith four years ago and jumped into the world of Amapiano. Now she is a household name in South Africa and tours the globe.

Spanish prosecutor asks for eight-year jail term for Shakira

A Spanish prosecutor is seeking a prison term of eight years for Colombian superstar Shakira over a 14.5 million-euro tax fraud case, a prosecutor's office document showed on Friday.

The singer, who has sold more than 80 million records worldwide with hits such as "Hips Don't Lie", earlier this week rejected a settlement offer from the prosecutor's office to close the case.

Giant video screen falls during Hong Kong pop concert, and dancers hurt

A big video panel fell onto a stage during a concert by Hong Kong boyband Mirror on Thursday, injuring at least two dancers, one of them seriously, and prompting authorities to ban the group from performing pending an investigation. Video clips of the screen falling were circulating on social media while Hong Kong media reported that three members of the audience were also hurt.

(With inputs from agencies.)

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