Reuters Entertainment News Summary




  • In US
  • 2019-08-14 04:59:30Z
  • By Reuters

Following is a summary of current entertainment news briefs.

A$AP Rocky awaits verdict on Sweden brawl

American rapper A$AP Rocky learns his fate on Wednesday in a trial over a street brawl in Sweden that led U.S. President Donald Trump to champion his cause. The musician, whose real name is Rakim Mayers, and two members of his entourage were detained and charged with assault after an altercation in Stockholm on June 30.

Remembering Woodstock: Naked men, bounced checks and LSD

Jason Stone played hooky from summer camp and tripped on LSD-spiked watermelon, Graham Nash was so high his memories of performing are hazy, and Robin Naylor, at 15, saw her first naked man. Stone, Nash and Naylor were just a handful of the more than 450,000 people who attended, or performed at, Woodstock in 1969, and each has a different story to tell as the music festival that defined an era marks its 50th anniversary this week.

Pennsylvania judges skeptical of Cosby effort to reverse sex assault conviction

A trio of Pennsylvania judges on Monday appeared deeply skeptical of Bill Cosby's effort to have his sexual assault conviction overturned, as the comedian's lawyers argued in court that the trial judge had deprived him of a fair trial. The judicial panel in Superior Court in Harrisburg, the state capital, posed their toughest questions to Cosby's lawyers during a hearing that lasted less than an hour while state prosecutors seemed to receive a much warmer reception.

How 'Woodstock' movie shaped festival's place in counterculture

Michael Wadleigh never played a note and is not a household name, but he may be the person most responsible for securing Woodstock's place in history as the epitome of Sixties counterculture. Wadleigh filmed and directed the Oscar-winning "Woodstock" documentary about the three days of peace and music on a farm in upstate New York in 1969, but his focus went way beyond the performances on stage.

LA Opera to investigate sexual misconduct accusations against Placido Domingo

The Los Angeles Opera said on Tuesday it will investigate accusations of sexual misconduct against Spanish tenor Placido Domingo, as two organizations canceled planned appearances by him. The Los Angeles Opera, where Domingo is general director, was responding to accusations made by eight singers, a dancer and others in the classical music world in a report by the Associated Press.

Guns N' Roses settles lawsuit over Guns 'N' Rosé beer

Guns N' Roses has settled a lawsuit in which it accused the Colorado brewery Oskar Blues of trademark infringement for selling Guns 'N' Rosé ale and merchandise without permission. According to a Monday court filing by the rock band's lawyers, both sides agreed in principle to settle on July 31, and are working on a written settlement that would lead to the lawsuit's dismissal.

K-Pop's BTS goes on holiday, asks fans for privacy

South Korean boy band, BTS, will take their first long holiday in six years after a series of global hits, their managers said, asking fans to respect the band's privacy if they see them in "a chance encounter". The band, which has led a wave of Korean pop music, crowned their global reach with three No. 1 albums on the Billboard chart in less than a year, a 2019 Grammy nomination and concerts from Los Angeles to Paris.

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