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Entertainment News Roundup: Pokemon Go creators release Harry Potter mobile game Wizards Unite; Jussie Smollett case and more

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Updated: 23-06-2019 10:40 IST
Entertainment News Roundup: Pokemon Go creators release Harry Potter mobile game Wizards Unite; Jussie Smollett case and more

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Following is a summary of current entertainment news briefs.

Rapper Cardi B faces felony charges over strip club fight

Grammy Award-winning rapper Cardi B was indicted on Friday on felony assault charges in connection with a fight at a New York City strip club, court records showed. The 26-year-old performer, whose real name is Belcalis Almanzar, had previously faced misdemeanour charges over the Aug. 29 incident at the Angels NYC strip club in the borough of Queens.

Kim Jones takes Dior to dreamy wasteland where past, future coexist

Kim Jones played with time on Friday in his simultaneously classic and dystopian collaboration with Daniel Arsham, filling Christian Dior's latest menswear collection with tonal, feminine-inspired pieces with a modern edge. The house's Summer 2020 collection linked Dior's history as the industry's salient interpreter of femininity with the French house's daring, gender-bending future by way of draped sashes and floral pins off-set with ultra-modern, sometimes tattered accessories and textures.

Pokemon Go creators release Harry Potter mobile game Wizards Unite

The creators of mobile gaming phenomenon Pokemon Go unleashed a new game on Thursday that features Harry Potter and other characters from the wizarding world made famous in best-selling books and blockbuster movies. Harry Potter: Wizards Unite was co-developed by Pokemon Go developer Niantic Inc and AT&T Inc's Warner Bros, which owns the rights to develop entertainment based on author J.K. Rowling's popular Harry Potter series.

Special prosecutor to examine Jussie Smollett case in Chicago

A Chicago judge on Friday ordered a special prosecutor to examine the handling of actor Jussie Smollett's discredited claim that he was the victim of a hate crime, setting up the possibility he could be criminally charged a second time, a police spokesman said. Smollett, who is black and gay and at the time had a role on the television show "Empire," ignited a firestorm on social media after he told the police on Jan. 29 that he was attacked on a street outside his Chicago home.

Jumpin' Jack Flash Jagger back on stage after heart surgery

Mick Jagger swaggered back to the stage on Friday in his first concert after undergoing heart surgery in April as the Rolling Stones kicked off a delayed North American tour. The veteran British band opened its No Filter tour in Chicago at the city's 61,500 seat Soldier Field stadium, after delaying the 17-date U.S. and Canada tour to allow for Jagger's medical treatment.

(With inputs from agencies.)