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Woman at trial says celebrity chef Mario Batali groped her at Boston bar
A tearful Boston-area computer worker testified Monday that celebrity chef Mario Batali groped and squeezed her “sensitive female areas” five years ago at a Boston bar while posing with her for “selfie” photos. “. Natali Tene, 32, told the witness box that she was “shocked” and “alarmed” by the encounter with the celebrity chef as Batali, 61, was tried in Boston City Court on a charge of indecent assault and assault in 2019.
Disney Will Provide Next Streaming Gauge After Netflix Pulls
On Wednesday, Walt Disney Co’s streaming television business will come under scrutiny from investors reassessing the media industry’s aggressive shift from cable TV to online video subscriptions. Netflix Inc rocked Wall Street last month when the streaming video pioneer revealed it had lost subscribers in the first three months of the year and was planning further defections through June.
Comer, Bean and Macfadyen win Britain’s BAFTA TV Awards
Actors Jodie Comer, Sean Bean and Matthew Macfadyen were among the winners of the British Academy Television Awards in London on Sunday night. Bean took home the lead actor award for the prison drama “Time,” which also won the miniseries award. Comer, who shot to fame playing an assassin in “Killing Eve,” won lead actress for “Help,” a drama set in a nursing home during the COVID-19 pandemic.
‘Sex Education’ actor Ncuti Gatwa will be the new ‘Doctor Who’
Ncuti Gatwa will be the first black actor to star in British science fiction series ‘Doctor Who’, succeeding Jodie Whittaker as the 14th incarnation of the Time Lord next year, the BBC announced on Sunday. The 29-year-old Scotsman, star of Netflix hit ‘Sex Education’, posted two hearts plus a blue square, representing the Doctor’s Tardis, a time-traveling police phone booth, on his Instagram account before news broke. is not confirmed by the broadcaster.
Singapore bans controversial Kashmir film hailed by India’s Modi
Singapore has banned a controversial Indian film about the exodus of Hindus from Muslim-majority Kashmir, citing concerns about its “potential to cause enmity between different communities”. ‘The Kashmir Files’ has been hailed by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his right-wing Hindu nationalist supporters, and proved a box office hit, but critics say it’s loose with facts and feelings anti-Muslims.
‘Strange Loop’ and Michael Jackson’s musical nominations to Tony
The musical ‘A Strange Loop,’ the story of a black gay man and his mental struggles as an artist, landed 11 Tony Tony nominations on Monday as Broadway prepared to grace its first season after a long hiatus pandemic. “A Strange Loop,” winner of the 2020 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, will compete for Best Musical with “MJ,” a biographical musical that features two dozen Michael Jackson hits and the race relations story “Paradise Square.” .
Warhol’s Famous ‘Marilyn’ Screenprint Sells for Record $195 Million at Auction
Pop artist Andy Warhol’s famous 1964 screen-printed portrait of Marilyn Monroe sold at auction on Monday for $195 million, a record for a work by an American artist sold at auction. “Shot Sage Blue Marilyn” is one of a series of portraits Warhol made of the actress after her death in 1962 and has since become one of pop art’s best-known works.
Box Office: ‘Doctor Strange 2’ Debuts at Heroic $185 Million
Doctor Strange and His Questionably Effective Book of Spells summoned a $185 million blockbuster to North American theaters over the weekend, reaffirming Disney’s Marvel Cinematic Universe box office dominance after a more turbulent and pandemic year for the franchise. ‘Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness’ represents a return to form for Disney’s MCU after the COVID-era release ‘Black Widow’ ($80 million debut, plus $60 million on Disney Plus) , “Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings” (starts at $75 million), and “Eternals” (starts at $71 million). Due to the pandemic and other extenuating circumstances, these installments fell short of their predecessors in terms of ticket sales.
American rapper Young Thug arrested on gang-related charges
Atlanta police arrested rapper Young Thug, who won a Grammy for his co-written hit “This Is America” in 2019, on Monday on charges of participating in criminal street gang activity, according to the police records. The hip-hop entertainer, whose real name is Jeffery Lamar Williams, was also charged under the state of Georgia’s “Conspiracy To Violate The Racketeer Influenced And Corrupt Organizations Act,” according to Georgia police records. Fulton County.
U2’s Bono performs ‘freedom’ concert in Kyiv metro
The frontman of Irish rock band U2, Bono, and his bandmate The Edge performed a 40-minute concert at a metro station in Ukraine’s capital, Kyiv, on Sunday and paid tribute to Ukrainians who are fighting for their freedom from towards Russia. “Your president is leading the world in the cause of freedom right now… The people of Ukraine are not just fighting for your own freedom, you are fighting for all of us who love freedom,” Bono told a crowd of up to 100 people. gathered inside Khreshchatyk metro station. He was referring to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy.
(With agency contributions.)