Summary of the entertainment news: F1-racing drivers defend Netflix series after Verstappen snob; It’s not Kanye, it’s Ye, after judge approves name change and more

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F1-racing drivers defend Netflix series after Verstappen snob

The main Formula 1 driver on Thursday defended the popular Netflix series “Drive to Survive” after Red Bull championship leader Max Verstappen said he was snubbing it because he felt some of the rivalries were “rigged. “. The documentary series, which is currently filming its fourth season, has been seen as a major factor in the growth of the sport in the United States.

It’s not Kanye, it’s Ye, after judge approves name change

Rapper Kanye West has obtained legal permission to officially shorten his name to Ye. The 44-year-old musician, record producer and fashion entrepreneur has used Ye as a pseudonym on Twitter for years and has asked a court to make him his full name without a middle name or last name. Los Angeles Superior Court judge Michelle Williams Court approved his request on Monday, court documents showed.

Canadian musician wins Chopin Piano Competition

Canadian musician Bruce Xiaoyu Liu won first prize at the prestigious Chopin International Piano Competition in Warsaw on Thursday. The decision came after several hours of deliberation by an international jury of 17 people. The winner receives a prize of 40,000 euros ($ 46,620) and a gold medal.

Cult American TV Show “Curb Your Enthusiasm” Returns to Post-Pandemic World

After production was delayed due to COVID-19, “Curb Your Enthusiasm,” the American cult TV show starring comedian Larry David as the fictional version of himself, is back for the 11th season , taking place in a world where the pandemic is history. At the show’s Los Angeles premiere on Tuesday night, the Brooklyn-born, bespectacled comedian was quiet about the new season’s plot.

New Netflix Animated Series Lets Saldaña Embrace Latin Culture, Birth Name

The new Netflix animated series “Maya and the Three” has allowed its star voice actor, Zoe Saldaña, to reconnect with her Latin roots as well as her birth name. The show, which begins airing Friday, brings together mythologies from Latin American cultures to tell an epic tale of four heroes who set out to defeat the gods of the underworld.

Protesters denounce Netflix over Chappelle’s transgender comments

About 100 people protested near Netflix Inc headquarters on Wednesday against the streaming pioneer’s decision to release comedian Dave Chappelle’s new special, which they say is ridiculing transgender people. Netflix staff, transgender rights advocates and government officials gathered on a sidewalk outside a Netflix office building, away from the company’s main 13-story building, Sunset Boulevard, in Los Angeles.

Alec Baldwin shoots propeller pistol on film set, killing director of photography

Actor Alec Baldwin fired a gun on a film set in New Mexico on Thursday, killing cinematographer Halyna Hutchins and injuring director Joel Souza, authorities said. The incident occurred on the set of the independent feature film “Rust,” the Santa Fe County Sheriff’s Office said in a statement, at Bonanza Creek Ranch, a production location south of Santa Fe.

Actress Selma Blair’s struggles with MS depicted in new documentary

In October 2018, Selma Blair announced to her fans that she had been diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis, a debilitating, incurable neurological disease in which the immune system eats away at the protective covering of nerves. The new documentary “Introducing, Selma Blair” details the American actress’ journey with the disease and follows her as she undergoes stem cell treatment.

Duran Duran releases new album 40 years after debut

When British pop group Duran Duran made their debut, they weren’t sure how long they were going to last. But 40 years later, the new wave group is still going strong and released their 15th studio album, “Future Past”, on Friday. “We never imagined we would continue to make music together after all this time. We were just kids and we came together in punk rock,” bassist John Taylor told Reuters.

London’s Koko concert hall to reopen next spring after $ 96 million overhaul

London’s historic KOKO concert hall, where artists including Madonna, Prince, Amy Winehouse and Coldplay have performed, will reopen next spring after a $ 100 million overhaul. Located in Camden, north London, the site, originally a 19th-century theater where Charlie Chaplin took the stage before being transformed into a broadcast center, has been under construction and restoration for three years.

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