Entertainment News Roundup: R&B singer R. Kelly's obstruction trial begins in Chicago; Third Point discloses stake of nearly $1 billion in Disney, pushes for changes and more

I just really like making art, I like making shows, I like traveling, and I would like to do this for as long as it continues to be fun," said puppet Randy Feltface. U.S. actor Anne Heche taken off life support 9 days after car crash American actor Anne Heche was taken off life support on Sunday, nine days after suffering severe injuries in a fiery car crash, as a compatible person was found to receive her donated organs, a spokesperson said.


Devdiscourse News Desk | Updated: 17-08-2022 10:36 IST | Created: 17-08-2022 10:30 IST
Entertainment News Roundup: R&B singer R. Kelly's obstruction trial begins in Chicago; Third Point discloses stake of nearly $1 billion in Disney, pushes for changes and more
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R&B singer R. Kelly's obstruction trial begins in Chicago

R&B singer R. Kelly's latest federal trial began on Monday with the selection of a jury to hear charges that he lured underage women into having sex with him and obstructed a 2008 state case that ended with his acquittal. In a U.S. district court in his hometown of Chicago, the 55-year-old multiplatinum musical artist faces multiple counts of sexual exploitation of a child, enticement of a female and possession of material containing child pornography.

Third Point discloses stake of nearly $1 billion in Disney, pushes for changes

Hedge fund Third Point on Monday disclosed a stake of roughly $1 billion in Walt Disney Co and said it plans to push the media company to make a string of changes, from spinning off cable sports channel ESPN to buying back shares and adding new board members. Billionaire investor Daniel Loeb, who runs Third Point, made a U-turn on Disney when he built a new stake in the second quarter, not long after exiting his position months earlier when fears about rising prices and faster interest rate hikes sparked a sharp market selloff.

Stand-up puppet comic Randy Feltface aims for world domination

A purple comedian from Australia is hoping to take over the world one joke at a time. "... I just really like making art, I like making shows, I like traveling, and I would like to do this for as long as it continues to be fun," said puppet Randy Feltface.

U.S. actor Anne Heche taken off life support 9 days after car crash

American actor Anne Heche was taken off life support on Sunday, nine days after suffering severe injuries in a fiery car crash, as a compatible person was found to receive her donated organs, a spokesperson said. Heche, 53, had been legally dead since Friday, though still with a heartbeat, and was kept on life support to preserve her organs so they could be donated, her representatives said.

Tokyo diners nosh on Demogorgon pasta, and Eleven's waffles at 'Stranger Things' cafe

Japanese fans of the sci-fi hit "Stranger Things" can chow down on demonic pasta and rock out to retro 1980s tunes at a pop-up cafe inspired by the Netflix Inc horror drama. The shop, a partnership with local restaurant chain Pronto Corp, recently extended its run in the fashionable Shibuya district of Tokyo several months amid overwhelming demand. "Stranger Things" has remained one of the streamer's top 10 shows in Japan since the release of its fourth season in May.

(With inputs from agencies.)

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