Here is a summary of the current entertainment briefs.
Harry Potter, “Friends” could fall victim to Hungarian anti-LGBT law (broadcaster)
The biggest Hungarian broadcasters have criticized a new law banning “the display and promotion of homosexuality” among those under the age of 18 as a threat to free speech, and one said that this could impact screenings of some Harry Potter movies and classic TV shows. Prime Minister Viktor Orban’s nationalist government pushed the law through parliament on Tuesday despite criticism from rights groups and the European Union, who said it could result in a loss of development funds for Hungary.
Norwegian fund supports Vivendi’s Universal Music spin-off project
Norway’s $ 1.35 trillion sovereign wealth fund, the world’s largest, said on Thursday it would support Vivendi’s plan to part with Universal Music, including the in-kind distribution of shares to Vivendi shareholders . In addition, the fund will vote against the remuneration of Vivendi’s chairman, chief executive officer, general management and directors, in accordance with its executive remuneration policy that is transparent and aligned with the long-term interests of shareholders.
Warner Music acquires the musical catalog of French DJ David Guetta
Warner Music Group announced Thursday that it will purchase the catalog of recorded music from famous French DJ David Guetta from the past two decades and sign a new contract with him for future recordings. The move will add Guetta’s work to the world’s third largest recording label, which is home to artists such as Cardi B, Ed Sheeran and Bruno Mars.
Diana Ross Says “Thank You” in New Music After 15 Years
American singer Diana Ross expresses her gratitude in the new single “Thank You” released Thursday, the title track from her first studio album in 15 years. Ross, the former lead singer of successful Motown Records band The Supremes recorded the songs in her home studio during the COVID-19 pandemic. The album is described as “a powerful and inclusive musical message of love and togetherness”.
Despite divorce, Kim Kardashian says she’s Kanye West’s biggest fan
Kim Kardashian said her ex-husband Kanye West was like family despite their divorce, adding on a TV show that aired Thursday that she would still be her biggest fan. Kardashian, 40, was speaking on a reunion show for “Keeping Up with the Kardashians,” which aired its final episode last week after 14 years on the air.
Spotify signs exclusive deal with “Call Her Daddy” podcast
Spotify Technology SA announced a multi-year agreement on Tuesday to broadcast the popular “Call Her Daddy” podcast, hosted by Alex Cooper on its audio streaming platform, as part of its latest exclusive partnership to keep listeners connected. The Swedish company will broadcast “Call Her Daddy” exclusively from July 21, including all full catalog episodes, future episodes and additional new exclusive projects in development, Spotify said in a statement, without disclosing any financial details of. the agreement.
The accuser of Kevin Spacey who tried to prosecute anonymously is dismissed
A federal judge on Thursday dismissed all claims by one of two men suing actor Kevin Spacey for alleged sexual misconduct in the 1980s, after the plaintiff refused to identify himself publicly. The dismissal by U.S. District Judge Lewis Kaplan in Manhattan came after lawyers for the man known in court documents as “CD” said the disclosure of his identity would cause “sudden unwanted attention” and would be “just too much for him to bear”.
Miley Cyrus can use her name as a trademark in Europe after long argument
American pop star Miley Cyrus was granted the right to use her name as a trademark on a wide range of products in the European Union, after Europe’s highest court on Wednesday overturned a decision by the US Patents Office. EU to limit the scope of its mark. The case dates back to 2014, when Smiley Miley Inc., the company of the 28-year-old “Wrecking Ball” singer, applied for the trademark MILEY CYRUS with the European Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) for records. audio and video, cell phone cases, electronic books, electronic board games, calendars and other products.
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