K-Pop Drama, Opera at Glyndebourne & ABBA Reunion: This Week in Entertainment

Entertainment this week includes HYBE's legal actions in a defamation case, Glyndebourne opera festival's unique countryside setting, Taylor Swift's noise controversy in Madrid, Jennifer Lopez canceling her tour, ABBA's royal honor reunion, and Netflix's new animation series 'The Undervale' by the 'Rick and Morty' team.


Reuters | Updated: 01-06-2024 18:26 IST | Created: 01-06-2024 18:26 IST
K-Pop Drama, Opera at Glyndebourne & ABBA Reunion: This Week in Entertainment
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K-pop agency HYBE asks US court to help unmask X account in defamation case

Entertainment group HYBE, home to K-pop group BTS, has asked a U.S. court to compel social media platform X to reveal the identity of a user it accuses of defamation and harassment, according to a court filing reviewed by Reuters. The application for a court order is to assist a criminal complaint filed by HYBE against anonymous X user with the handle "@guiltyarchive" with the Seoul Yongsan Police Station on May 2, it showed.

Music lovers enjoy opera and picnics with the sheep at Glyndebourne

Nestled in the English countryside 50 miles (80 km) south of London, the Glyndebourne opera festival's setting is a world away from the city-centre opera houses which dominate the art form. "It's kind of us and the sheep out there," said Lauren Snouffer, a soprano from Austin, Texas who is performing for the first time at Glyndebourne in Mozart's "The Magic Flute" as Pamina.

Police monitor Taylor Swift gig decibels as Madrid locals fume at noise

Police measured the decibel count of Taylor Swift's concert in Real Madrid's Bernabeu stadium after locals have complained of unbearable noise since the venue began hosting musical events last month. The readings need to be evaluated to see if they exceeded permitted levels, city hall spokesperson Inmaculada Sanz said in a press conference on Thursday. She said the authorities had received 25 complaints after Wednesday's gig.

Jennifer Lopez cancels 'This Is Me...Live' tour to be with family

Jennifer Lopez said on Friday that her "This Is Me... Live" Summer concert tour has been canceled so she can take time to be with her family. Representatives of Live Nation also announced on Friday that the "On the Floor" singer needs a break to be with "her children, family and close friends."

ABBA members reunite to receive top Swedish honour

The four members of iconic Swedish pop group ABBA reunited on Friday to receive one of the country's top honours, "the Royal Vasa Order", during a ceremony in the royal palace in Stockholm. Agnetha Faltskog, Bjorn Ulvaeus, Benny Andersson and Anni-Frid Lyngstad, who rarely make public appearances together and are now in their 70s, were handed their orders from King Carl XVI Gustaf "for very distinguished contributions within Swedish and international music life", according to the Royal Court.

'Rick and Morty' team lands Netflix adult animated series 'The Undervale'

Netflix said on Thursday it has ordered the adult animated series "The Undervale," with "Rick and Morty" veterans Matt Roller and Dan Harmon set to lead the project. Roller is the creator and showrunner, while Harmon is serving as one of the executive producers.

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