Entertainment News Roundup: A$AP Rocky detention extended; Fendi remembers designer Lagerfeld and moreDevdiscourse News Desk | Updated: 07-07-2019 11:08 IST | Created: 07-07-2019 10:28 IST
Following is a summary of current entertainment news briefs.
Actor Kevin Spacey's alleged sex assault victim drops lawsuit
The man that former "House of Cards" star Kevin Spacey is accused by prosecutors of sexually assaulting in Massachusetts three years ago has dropped a civil lawsuit he filed against the Oscar-winning actor only last week. Mitchell Garabedian, the alleged victim's lawyer, on Friday said his client filed papers on Wednesday to voluntarily dismiss a lawsuit in Nantucket County Superior Court that accused Spacey of "explicit sexual behavior and lewd and lascivious conduct."
U.S. rapper A$AP Rocky detained for up to two more weeks in Sweden
A Swedish court on Friday ordered that U.S. rapper A$AP Rocky be held in custody for up to two more weeks while prosecutors investigate his part in a brawl in Stockholm. The 30-year-old performer, producer and model, whose real name is Rakim Mayers, was arrested early on Wednesday along with two members of his entourage and his bodyguard, in connection with a fight in the city center on Sunday.
Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor, the two-month-old son of Britain's Prince Harry and his wife Meghan, was christened on Saturday, in a small private ceremony at Windsor Castle. The ceremony was conducted by the Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby in the castle's Private Chapel, Buckingham Palace said.
On a catwalk overlooking the Colosseum, Italian luxury label Fendi paid homage to Karl Lagerfeld late on Thursday with a fashion show of 54 new looks to mark the late designer's 54-year tenure at the brand. The veteran designer joined Fendi in 1965 and kept on collaborating with the Rome-based label until his death in February, aged 85.
Karen Mok may be currently performing on what she says will be her final concert tour but the Hong Kong-born actress and singer has no plans to retire just yet, setting her sights on bringing Broadway-style musicals to China. The 49-year-old has released 20 solo albums and starred in more than 40 films during her 25-year career including Keanu Reeves' "Man of Tai Chi" and Wong Kar Wai's "Fallen Angels". She also worked alongside fellow Hong Kong star Jackie Chan in "Around the World in 80 Days".
Brazilian musician João Gilberto, founder of bossa nova, dies in Rio
Brazilian musician João Gilberto, 88, who developed bossa nova music and helped turn the style into a worldwide craze, died on Saturday afternoon in his house in Rio de Janeiro, relatives confirmed through messages in social media. His son Marcelo Gilberto said on Facebook "his fight was noble and he tried to maintain dignity". His daughter in law wrote: "Deep sadness. All he wanted was to be with us and to play with his granddaughter".
Weed ban means no Rocky Mountain high for Canada's Calgary Stampede
Canada's Calgary Stampede, known as the country's biggest and booziest annual party, is banning the use of cannabis in the first year that legislators made the drug legal nationwide. The Stampede, which started on Thursday and runs through July 14, draws tourists from around the world for its rodeo and chuckwagon races, but much of the revelry happens away from official venues at parties hosted by oil and gas companies.