Entertainment News Roundup: Taylor Swift fans gather for cooler Rio show after fan’s death; A.M. Lukas sues actor Nuno Lopes for alleged rape in New York court and more

A collaboration between the Shanghai Symphony Orchestra, New York Philharmonic as well as choirs from the U.S. and China, the work premiered on Nov. 17. Shakira reaches deal to avoid $15 million tax fraud trial in Spain Colombian pop star Shakira on Monday reached a settlement to avoid a trial in Barcelona over charges she failed to pay 14.5 million euros ($15.7 million) in Spanish income tax between 2012 and 2014, arguing it was triggered by personal reasons.


Devdiscourse News Desk | Updated: 21-11-2023 18:30 IST | Created: 21-11-2023 18:26 IST
Entertainment News Roundup: Taylor Swift fans gather for cooler Rio show after fan’s death; A.M. Lukas sues actor Nuno Lopes for alleged rape in New York court and more
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Following is a summary of current entertainment news briefs.

Taylor Swift fans gather for cooler Rio show after fan’s death

Taylor Swift fans headed to her eagerly expected show in Rio de Janeiro on Sunday, following a last-minute postponement of Saturday’s performance due to record breaking heat after a fan died in the sweltering conditions a day earlier. Temperatures were significantly lower on Sunday following two days of record-breaking heat in Brazil’s second-largest city. Fans outside the Nilton Santos stadium were hopeful Sunday's show would go on as planned.

A.M. Lukas sues actor Nuno Lopes for alleged rape in New York court

American writer and filmmaker A.M. Lukas has accused "White Lines" actor Nuno Lopes of drugging and raping her in 2006, in a filing lodged just days before a one-year window to sue over historic sexual abuse expires. Lopes denied any wrongdoing and said he would not be afraid to take legal action against anyone who tried to defame him.

Sean 'Diddy' Combs, ex-girlfriend settle sex trafficking, rape lawsuit

Hip-hop mogul Sean "Diddy" Combs and his ex-girlfriend R&B vocalist Cassandra Ventura on Friday settled her lawsuit that accused the rapper of serial physical abuse, sexual slavery and rape, according to lawyers for Ventura. Terms of the settlement were not disclosed.

Rapper A$AP Rocky ordered to stand trial in Los Angeles on assault charges

Rapper A$AP Rocky, the romantic partner of recording star Rihanna and father of her two sons, was ordered on Monday to stand trial in Los Angeles on two felony counts of assault with a semi-automatic weapon. Rocky, 35, whose given name is Rakim Mayers, is accused of pointing a handgun at another hip-hop artist and former friend, Terell Ephron, during a heated argument, then firing twice in Ephron's direction during a second confrontation. Both encounters occurred on Nov. 6, 2021.

'Wish' commemorates Disney's past and present magic

"Wish," the new animated musical movie marking Walt Disney Co's 100th anniversary, reaches back to its modest beginnings to inspire future generations. The lavish folk tale draws from the song "When You Wish Upon a Star" from the 1940 cartoon film "Pinocchio," about a puppet wishing to become a real boy.

Shanghai's Jewish refugee history takes centre stage in new oratorio

Four years after it was first conceived, the oratorio Emigre made its debut this month in Shanghai, paying tribute to the Chinese financial hub's war-time role in protecting European Jewish refugees who fled to the city in the late 1930s. A collaboration between the Shanghai Symphony Orchestra, New York Philharmonic as well as choirs from the U.S. and China, the work premiered on Nov. 17.

Shakira reaches deal to avoid $15 million tax fraud trial in Spain

Colombian pop star Shakira on Monday reached a settlement to avoid a trial in Barcelona over charges she failed to pay 14.5 million euros ($15.7 million) in Spanish income tax between 2012 and 2014, arguing it was triggered by personal reasons. As part of the deal, she accepted the charges and a fine of half the amount owed, more than 7.3 million euros.

'The Color Purple' cast praise film's heritage at London premiere

The cast of the 2023 movie adaptation of "The Color Purple" said that it was important for them to retell the classic story in a new way as they walked the red carpet on Monday for the London premiere. The new musical adaptation, directed by Blitz Bazawule, draws from a screenplay by Marcus Gardley, based on the stage musical of the same name, which were all based in turn on the 1982 novel of the same name by Alice Walker.

(With inputs from agencies.)

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