Entertainment news roundup: Taylor Swift wins Best MTV Video award, announces new album; Movie tickets will only cost $3 on ‘National Movie Day’ in the US and more

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Turkish pop star to be placed under house arrest after his detention sparked outrage

A Turkish court decided to release pop star Gulsen from pre-trial detention and transfer her to house arrest on Monday, her lawyer said, after the singer’s official arrest four days ago following a joke about schools nuns sparked outrage. Gulsen was jailed pending trial on Thursday for inciting hatred, after a video of her comments from four months ago surfaced on a website of a pro-government newspaper Sabah one day earlier.

Johnny Depp Makes Surprise Appearance at MTV’s Video Music Awards

Actor Johnny Depp, who is trying to rebuild his career after a nasty libel fight with ex-wife Amber Heard, appeared as a floating astronaut hovering above the crowd at the MTV Video Music Awards on Sunday. Depp’s face was digitally imposed inside a spaceman’s helmet, the inspiration for the VMAs’ Moon Person statue, and he delivered brief jokes throughout the live ceremony .

Taylor Swift Wins Best MTV Video, Announces New Album

Taylor Swift won top honors at MTV’s annual Video Music Awards on Sunday for a 10-minute version of her 2012 breakup song “All Too Well” and made a surprise announcement of a new album due out in October. The singer thanked fans on stage at New Jersey’s Prudential Center as she accepted the honor, the 14th VMA of her career. “All Too Well” is one of the past hits that Swift re-recorded after a falling out with her former label.

Movie tickets will only cost $3 on ‘National Movie Day’ in the US

Movie tickets will cost just $3 a day at most theaters across the United States as part of ‘National Movie Day’, the Cinema Foundation has said, as it steps up efforts to encourage people to go back to the movies. The Cinema Foundation, a nonprofit arm of the National Association of Theater Owners, said more than 3,000 theaters with more than 30,000 screens will offer tickets for $3, tax-free, in all show formats and times. September 3.

Young stars, fragile families in the spotlight in Venice without a mask

The Venice Film Festival opens on Wednesday with all health limitations lifted, but with the emotional fallout of the pandemic found in the many films exploring families coping with trauma, which spotlight a new generation of talent. For moviegoers, it will be a welcome return to normalcy at the world’s oldest film festival, as they can once again greet the stars arriving on the Lido red carpet for the 11-day festival.

(With agency contributions.)

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