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Colorful, violent and silly, ‘the Suicide Squad’ makes a comeback

Margot Robbie leads a cast of lopsided supervillains as “The Suicide Squad” returns on Friday in a sequel her cast calls colorful and crazy. With a new director in James Gunn and new characters played by Idris Elba, Jon Cena and Sylvester Stallone, “The Suicide Squad” follows the 2016 film which did well at the box office but received low reviews.

Singer Rihanna is officially a billionaire, according to Forbes

Pop star Rihanna’s net worth is estimated at $ 1.7 billion, making her the richest female musician in the world, but her music is not the main source of her wealth, the magazine said on Wednesday. Forbes. The Barbados-born singer, whose birth name is Robyn Fenty, makes an estimated $ 1.4 billion of her fortune from her 50% stake in cosmetics line Fenty Beauty, Forbes reported.

Lily Allen says her West End debut comes with “tremendous pressure”

British singer-songwriter Lily Allen has performed in front of tens of thousands of people, but she says taking the stage in London’s West End is “much scarier.” Allen, who rose to fame in the late 2000s with hits such as “Smile” and “Not Fair,” made her theatrical debut in “2:22 – A Ghost Story,” a supernatural thriller that opened. in preview at Christmas. Coward Theater August 3.

Weibo rolls out celebrity list after state media rapped ‘unworthy’ stars

Chinese company Sina Weibo, similar to Twitter, said on Friday it would remove an online list that ranks celebrities by popularity after state media said social media platforms should curb the promotion of children’s culture. celebrities to protect children. The announcement came hours after the state-owned People’s Daily published an op-ed criticizing platforms that prioritize traffic and create celebrities out of “unworthy” individuals, who can attract attention. and fan money.

Meghan Teams Up With Melissa McCarthy For Anniversary Mentorship Video

British Duchess Meghan celebrated her 40th birthday on Wednesday with a lightweight video and a call for people to mentor women trying to re-enter the workforce. Meghan, the wife of Prince Harry, has teamed up with “Bridesmaids” actress Melissa McCarthy for the tongue-in-cheek video to launch her “40×40” initiative.

Latin singer Selena to star in new American comic

Selena, the interpreter of Tejano who was killed in 1995, will star in an American comic book that will debut later this month. Selena, whose birth name was Selena Quintanilla-Perez, will be the focus of “Female Force: Selena,” a comic book in English and Spanish released by TidalWave Comics on August 11.

Grammy Awards to make diversity part of the deal

The Grammy Awards show is committed to hiring a diverse team of people working on and off stage to produce the music industry’s top honors, organizers said on Wednesday. The Recording Academy has said it is adopting a so-called “inclusion jumper” in its contract with the producers of the January 2022 Grammy ceremony to strengthen diversity at all levels.

‘We will cry out our pain’: Gaza’s premier rock band Osprey V takes flight

An accountant, two lawyers, an agronomist and a Swiss humanitarian formed Gaza’s first rock band, giving an English voice to the pain of war in Palestinian territory. The unlikely group came together over two years ago to create Osprey V, posting music videos online and projecting an aura of mystery by keeping their faces hidden.

Louis CK announces first tour since sexual misconduct scandal

Comedian Louis CK announced a 30-city stand-up tour on Wednesday, his first major concerts since being admitted to sexual misconduct in 2017. The former “Louie” television comedy star has announced dates on her website from mid-August in New York City until December. He will also perform in Ukraine, Germany, Denmark and Romania in early 2022.

Kendall Jenner Says Italian Brand’s $ 1.8 Million Suit “Without Merit”

A representative for US supermodel Kendall Jenner hit back Wednesday against a $ 1.8 million lawsuit by Italian label Liu Jo, saying a claim she breached the terms of a modeling contract was “unfounded” . At the center of the dispute is a fashion shoot that was delayed by the COVID-19 emergency, with the contemporary Italian fashion brand alleging that Jenner refused proposals to reschedule it, according to a complaint filed by Liu Jo in court. of Manhattan United States District. late Monday.

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