Entertainment News Roundup: U.S. rapper Nas is leading hip-hop’s 50th-anniversary celebrations; Celine Dion reveals she has rare neurological disorder, postpones shows and more

The following is a summary of current entertainment news.

Lebanese actor questioned, detained in central bank corruption investigation

Lebanese actress Stephanie Saliba was detained on Friday after being questioned by investigators in a corruption case involving the governor of Lebanon’s central bank, a judicial source told Reuters. Judge Ghada Aoun told Reuters on Thursday that he ordered security forces last week to bring Saliba, 35, in for questioning over suspicions that governor Riad Salameh had bought his luxury property. by using ill-gotten gains.

Comedian Jerrod Carmichael to host the Golden Globes

American comedian and actor Jerrod Carmichael will host the Golden Globes in January when the awards ceremony will once again be broadcast to audiences, organizers said Thursday. The film and TV awards return to screens next month after NBC canceled the January 2022 broadcast of the ceremony, and major Hollywood studios and actors boycotted the event. , following a backlash due to a lack of ethics among the organizers, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA).

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American rapper Nas is leading the celebration of 50 years of hip-hop

As hip-hop prepares to turn 50 in 2023, American rapper Nas wants to make sure the world understands his story, importance and impact. Through his company, Mass Appeal, the native New Yorker is leading several events leading up to the anniversary. On August 11, 1973, Clive Campbell, also known as DJ Kool Herc, played at a block party in New York City and is credited with starting the music genre.

Japanese billionaire Maezawa chooses TOP K-pop star DJ Steve Aoki to join SpaceX’s moon trip

Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa announced on Friday that K-pop star TOP and DJ Steve Aoki will be among the eight crew he plans to orbit the moon as early as next year, landing on one of Elon Musk’s SpaceX rockets. . Maezawa bought all the seats on the first lunar trip, which has been in operation since 2018 and will follow his journey on the Soyuz spacecraft to the International Space Station (ISS) for 12 day last year.

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Celine Dion has announced that she has a rare neurological disease, the concert has been postponed

Canadian singer Celine Dion says she has a rare neurological disorder called Stiff-Person Syndrome that causes muscle spasms and has led her to postpone some European concerts. The 54-year-old posted a video on Instagram on Thursday announcing the illness and explaining that the “Courage World Tour” has been postponed from spring 2023 to 2024.

Actor says ‘The Whale’ is an endlessly relatable film

Darren Aronofsky’s “The Whale” is a psychological thriller that stars Brendan Fraser, as well as Sadie Sink, Hong Chau, Ty Simpkins and Samantha Morton. Ever since the film premiered at the Venice film festival in September, Fraser has been tipped to be the best actor winner at the 2023 Oscars.

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Elton John has quit Twitter

British musician Elton John quit Twitter on Friday, the latest celebrity to leave the social media platform after it acquired billionaire Elon Musk. John, who is currently on his latest world tour, blamed Twitter’s recent policy change as the reason for his departure.

Taylor Swift will make her directorial debut with a script she wrote

Grammy Award-winning singer Taylor Swift will make her directorial debut with her first script, Searchlight Pictures announced Friday. Walt Disney Co.’s Searchlight, known for Oscar best picture winners “The Shape of Water” and “Nomadland” as well as the 2022 drama “The Banshees of Inisherin,” has not revealed the subject of Swift’s film or when it will be released. .

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