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Romcom queen Meg Ryan back on her throne
The queen of romantic comedies, Meg Ryan, is back on her throne after a 14-year break from this kind of movies.
This 61-year-old actress, known for movies like When Harry met Sally, Sleepless in Seattle and You’ve Got Mailmakes her return to the romantic silver screen with What Happens Later. In this movie she plays opposite Californication said David Duchovny.
The film is about an estranged couple who last saw each other 20 years ago. At an airport, where their flights have been delayed indefinitely, they sit together and wait while the flame of love slowly but surely starts to burn again.
Ryan’s last romantic comedy, Serious Moonlightwhich also stars Kristen Bell and Timothy Hutton, was released in 2009.
What Happens Later will start rolling on the silver screen on October 13 this year. Watch its trailer here.
Complaint against Rammstein singer dropped
German prosecutors have abandoned an investigation against Rammstein’s frontman, Till Lindemann.
This investigation was launched in June this year after Lindemann was accused of sexual offenses by several women. At that time it was alleged that he drugged and then sexually assaulted the women.
Shelby Lynn, a 24-year-old woman from Northern Ireland, told the BBC earlier this year that she suspected that her drink had been doctored during a party after a Rammstein concert in Vilnius, Lithuania. She further claims that Lindemann then insisted on sex, although he never touched her.
She later confirmed on social media that Lindemann never touched her, and that he accepted that she did not want sex.
“I never claimed that he raped me,” Lynn wrote.
However, her claims that he acted inappropriately towards her prompted other alleged victims to come forward. Some of the women argued that they were identified to Lindemann on social media before parties and concerts and thus received invitations to these social events.
An investigation was launched against the Rammstein frontman in Berlin, Germany, in June this year.
However, Lindemann has maintained his innocence since the allegations came to light. Prosecutors say that they had to abandon the investigation due to a lack of evidence.
Late night presenters join forces
Five of America’s most famous late-night presenters have joined forces for a podcast series about the recent Hollywood strikes.
Stephen Colbert, Jimmy Fallon, Jimmy Kimmel, Seth Meyers and John Oliver have their podcast series on Wednesday, August 30, Strike Force Fivelaunched.
These presenters have met once a week since May this year to discuss the complicated nature of the Hollywood writer and actor strikes. They then decided to make these conversations available to the streaming giant, Spotify, as a chat series.
The series will consist of 12 episodes and is already available on Spotify.
Taylor Swift announces Eras– movie on
Those who would give their front teeth to see Taylor Swift live on stage can start ruffling their feathers for a new movie about her sensational Eras-world tour.
“The Erastour has been the most meaningful and eclectic experience of my life so far and I am thrilled to share that one of these days it will be on the silver screen,” Swift revealed in a recent post on social media.
With nearly 150 stadium appearances, the Eras-tour one of Swift’s biggest tours yet. It is expected that this 33-year-old singer will break another record when she crosses the $1 billion mark. She currently sells $14 million (about R263 million) worth of tickets per show. Sir Elton John still holds the record with his Farewell Yellow Brick Road-tour that grossed around $939 million (about R18 billion) in 2019.
Swift captured this giant tour in a film that will be shown on the big screen later this year.
Additional resources: E! News, BBC News, CBS News.