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‘She Said’ Movie Highlights Women Who Confronted Harvey Weinstein
Actors Carey Mulligan and Zoe Kazan play the award-winning journalists who exposed the Harvey Weinstein sexual harassment scandal in the new film “She Said,” which premieres at the London Film Festival on Friday. The film is based on the 2019 book of the same name about the New York Times investigation into allegations of sexual misconduct by Weinstein, then one of Hollywood’s most powerful producers. Mulligan and Kazan play Megan Twohey and Jodi Kantor, who wrote the book and won Pulitzer Prizes for their reporting.
BTS Holds Free Concert To Support South Korea’s Bid To Host World Expo
K-pop boy band BTS gathered for a concert in Busan on Saturday in support of South Korea’s bid to host the 2030 World Expo in the southern port city. The free concert, titled ‘BTS in BUSAN’, drew an audience of about 52,000 people to a stadium, according to the Yonhap News Agency.
Harry Potter actor Robbie Coltrane dies at 72
Robbie Coltrane, the larger-than-life Scottish actor who played the beloved half-giant Hagrid in the Harry Potter films, died on Friday at the age of 72, his agent said. Coltrane’s career spanning more than four decades spanned from roles in the James Bond films “GoldenEye” and “The World Is Not Enough” to the title role in the 1990s British television series “Cracker,” as the criminal psychologist Dr. Edward ‘Fitz’. Fitzgerald.
Mattel celebrates Tina Turner with the creation of Barbie
The toy company Mattel is honoring Tina Turner on the 40th anniversary of her hit song “What’s Love Got To Do With It” with a Barbie doll created in her likeness. Part of the Barbie Signature Music Series, the doll wears an outfit inspired by the song’s music video: a black mini dress paired with a denim jacket and her signature hairstyle.
(With contributions from agencies).