Summary of entertainment news: ‘The Harder They Fall’ opens the London Film Festival with a glam red carpet; YouTube removes official channels from R&B singer R. Kelly and more

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‘The Harder They Fall’ opens London Film Festival with glamorous red carpet

Netflix’s West “The Harder They Fall” opened the London Film Festival on Wednesday, with a celebrity red carpet marking the return of glitzy in-person premieres at the annual event after a mostly virtual 2020 release. Oscar winner Regina King, “Luther” star Idris Elba and “Da 5 Bloods” actor Jonathan Majors feature in film about an outlaw who joins forces with his former gang to hunt down a crime count recently released from prison.

YouTube drops official channels for R&B singer R. Kelly

Alphabet Inc’s YouTube has said it has removed R&B singer R. Kelly’s channels from its video platform, distancing itself from the singer who was convicted of sex trafficking last month. R. Kelly was convicted by a federal jury in September in his sex trafficking trial, where prosecutors accused the singer of exploiting his stardom for a quarter of a century to lure underage women and girls into his orbit at sexual purposes.

Netflix to change ‘Squid Game’ phone number after woman flooded with calls

A South Korean woman who was inundated with thousands of calls and texts after her phone number was highlighted as a key plot point for the hit Netflix show “Squid Game https: / / “may get some relief soon. Netflix and local production company Siren Pictures announced Wednesday that they will edit scenes to remove the phone number, which appears on a mysterious invitation card given to potential players of a series of games for deadly children.

“Winnie-the-Pooh” bridge sold for up to $ 80,000 at auction

An old bridge that inspired “Winnie-the-Pooh” author AA Milne and was depicted in his beloved children’s stories about the honey-loving bear is auctioned off on Wednesday, along with an estimate ranging up to about $ 80,000. Originally known as the Posingford Bridge, it was built in 1907 in Ashdown Forest in southern England to cross a river.

Chanel takes a playful note for spring

Chanel hit a playful note on Tuesday, sending bare-legged models parading the catwalk in jumpsuits and tweed jackets layered with accessories. Photographers lined up on the catwalk, photographing the models as they twirled and posed, swinging their handbags and smiling for the cameras.

With scenes from space, TV series shines a light on the team repair spectrometer

Filmmaker Ben Turner turned his lifelong passion for space exploration into an original Disney + miniseries centered on American astronaut Chris Cassidy. “Among the Stars,” a six-episode docuseries, takes viewers behind the scenes with Cassidy and an international team of experts as they embark on a mission to repair the Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer, a 2 billion science experiment. dollars designed to uncover the origins of the universe.

Chinese labels flock to Paris to go global in haute couture

Chinese fashion brands, including Shang Xia, Icicle and Fosun Fashion Group, are embracing Paris as a springboard for their international ambitions, opening flagship stores in the city and hiring French designers to polish their credentials. Chinese buyers are the biggest buyers of luxury goods in the world, including those of big European players like LVMH and Kering, owner of Gucci. But China also has its own fashion companies that are growing rapidly in their country and are now targeting the global market.

Singer Tina Turner sells music rights to BMG

Soul and rock star Tina Turner has sold the rights to her music catalog to music company BMG, the last vocal artist to make such a deal for her work. In a statement on Wednesday, BMG, owned by German media company Bertelsmann AG, said it would be “a partner in all of Tina Turner’s musical interests”.

Goodbye Bond, hello Walk of Fame star for Daniel Craig

Daniel Craig finally got a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Wednesday, days before the opening of his latest James Bond film in the United States. “No Time to Die” marks Craig’s fifth and final outing as a suave British secret agent, ending a role that has spanned 15 years.

Two Congos apply for UNESCO registration to reclaim the rhythms of rumba

Perched on a corner of the stage at La Septente, an outdoor club in Kinshasa, capital of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Manda Chante sings the singing overture to “Independence Cha Cha”, an old anthem of African anti-colonial movements. The song made its debut one evening in Brussels in February 1960, during negotiations for the liberation of the Congo from Belgium, electrifying the delegates. In four months, the Congo was free.

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