Entertainment News Roundup: Oprah-produced ‘Sidney’ shows how Poitier ‘redefined’ Hollywood; Sony Music exits Russia due to Ukraine war and more

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‘Sidney,’ produced by Oprah, shows how Poitier ‘redefined’ Hollywood

The late Sidney Poitier forever changed the concept of what a black man could be on the world stage, Oprah Winfrey and Reginald Hudlin told Reuters ahead of the world premiere of “Sidney”. The Apple TV+ documentary, directed by Hudlin and produced by Winfrey, celebrates the life of Poitier, who opened doors for the next generation of black actors in Hollywood and “redefined what people thought a black person could to be and who black people were in the world,” Winfrey said in an interview.

Sony Music leaves Russia due to war in Ukraine

Sony Group Corp’s music business left Russia, transferring the business and musicians to local management, due to the conflict in Ukraine. “As the war continues to have a devastating humanitarian impact in Ukraine and sanctions against Russia continue to increase, we can no longer maintain a presence in Russia,” Sony Music said in a statement.

‘Succession’, ‘Ted Lasso’ repeated as top Emmy winners

Media dynasty drama “Succession” and feel-good comedy “Ted Lasso” took top honors at the Emmy Awards in Hollywood on Monday, and a “Squid Game” actor nabbed a major acting trophy. “Succession” was named Best Drama Series, an award the HBO show won in 2020 before the COVID-19 pandemic disrupted its production schedule. The show, which won four trophies in total, tells the story of the wealthy and stabbing Roy family as they fight for power.

Factbox-Key Winners at the 2022 Emmy Awards

The Emmy Awards, television’s highest honors, were presented at a live ceremony in downtown Los Angeles on Monday.

Here is a list of winners in key categories.

Ohio man convicted of threatening and harassing actress Eva LaRue

An Ohio man accused of threatening and harassing TV actress Eva LaRue and her daughter for 12 years has been sentenced to more than three years in federal prison, prosecutors said. The 12-year campaign of harassment by James David Rogers, 58, of Ohio, via letters and phone calls included threats of torture, rape and death, prosecutors said in a statement. It lasted from March 2007 until the man’s arrest in November 2019.

Duchess Meghan pauses Spotify podcast while mourning Queen Elizabeth

Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, has paused new episodes of her Spotify podcast during Queen Elizabeth’s official mourning period, according to an alert on the platform on Monday. Earlier today, her husband Prince Harry paid a very personal tribute to the late Queen, saying how much he treasured the time he spent with his grandmother and promising to honor his father, King Charles, as the new monarch.

German reboot of famous war novel to premiere at Toronto film festival

German director Edward Berger says the world needs a reminder of the horrors of war as his remake of the anti-war classic ‘All Quiet On The Western Front’ premiered at the 47th Berlin International Film Festival. Toronto Monday. It is the first German cinematic treatment of German author Erich Maria Remarque’s epic 1928 novel, which depicts the devastation of World War I from the perspective of a German soldier and helped change the narrative around the glorification of war.

Documentary about activist photographer wins best film award in Venice

“All the Beauty and the Bloodshed”, a documentary about American photographer Nan Goldin and her fight against the wealthy Sackler family, won the first prize of the Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival on Saturday. Directed by investigative journalist Laura Poitras, the film intertwines Goldin’s remarkable life story with her campaign to hold the Sacklers and their pharmaceutical company accountable for America’s opioid crisis.

Chinese actor Evan Li arrested for soliciting prostitutes – CCTV

Chinese actor Li Yifeng, who played former Communist Party leader Mao Zedong in a 2021 film, was recently arrested by Beijing police on suspicion of soliciting prostitutes, China’s state broadcaster reported on Sunday. CCTV. CCTV said it was citing a Beijing police statement on the agency’s Weibo social media account on Sunday that it recently detained an actor surnamed Li for several cases of soliciting prostitutes. CCTV said it confirmed the person was Li Yifeng.

HBO reclaims its Emmy crown with ‘Succession’, ‘White Lotus’ wins

The dysfunctional ‘Succession’ dynasty, teen drama ‘Euphoria’ and a comedy series set in the fictional White Lotus station helped propel HBO to the top of the Emmys list on Monday, overtaking streaming rival Netflix Inc. The Warner Bros. Discovery Inc. division entered the night with the most nominations of any network or streaming service, with a total of 140 nominations for HBO and its companion online offering, HBO Max.

(With agency contributions.)

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