Welcome to Bridge Update Entertainment Round-up for Wednesday, 10th June, 2020
Compiled by Afolabi Ezekiel 0. (+234(0)8142658024 : +234(0)7065560179)
🇳🇬 NIGERIAN ENTERTAINMENT
Nollywood political thriller, ‘4th Republic’, set for Netflix debut on the 13th of June 2020
I went under the knife to get a perfect body – Nollywood Actress Yvonne
Olu Jacobs is still hale & hearty, Nollywood actors, actresses confirms after rumour arose that the veteran actor is reportedly dead
🏁 FOREIGN ENTERTAINMENT
Azealia Banks drops new song, “Black Madonna” featuring Lex Luger.
Lizzo calls for comprehensive police reform in new video: “Abolish the police as we know it and imagine a safer future for America.”
‘Vanderpump Rules’ cast members Stassi Schroeder and Kristen Doute have been fired after the pair’s racist history was uncovered. Faith Stowers, the only black cast member at the time, says the two women called 911 on her for a crime she didn’t commit.
New cast members Max Boyens & Brett Caprioni have also been fired from ‘Vanderpump Rules’ after racist tweets were uncovered.
George Floyd’s niece demands justice in passionate funeral eulogy: “This is not just murder, but a hate crime.”
CBS has been contacting former Big Brother players for an all-star season amid the show’s 20th anniversary,
The City of Chicago cancels Lollapalooza 2020 in wake of COVID-19. Lolla will instead host a livestream event from Thursday, July 30th to Sunday, August 2nd.
NY Governor Andrew Cuomo is pushing for new bill that would make it a hate crime to place false 911 reports based on race, gender or religion. The Amy Cooper incident helped bring more attention to the bill, which was introduced in 2018.
‘Friends’ co-creator, Marta Kauffman, says she now wishes she made the show more diverse: “I wish I knew then what I knew today, I would have made very different decisions. We’ve always encouraged people of diversity in our company, but I didn’t do enough.”
Harry Potter actor Daniel Radcliffe speaks in support of transgender women for the Trevor Project in response to J.K. Rowlings controversial comments this week: “Transgender women are women. Any statement to the contrary erases the identity and dignity of transgender people.”
Grant Gustin, star of ‘The Flash,’ supports the powerful statement from series showrunner, Eric Wallace, condemning Hartley Sawyer’s racist, misogynistic, and homophobic tweets. Wallace writes: “Concerning his social media tweets, they broke my heart and made me mad as hell.”
Paramount cancels the long-running reality TV series, ‘Cops,’ in wake of the #BlackLivesMatter movement. The show first premiered in 1989 on FOX.
📈 MUSIC DATA
Megan Thee Stallion and Beyonce’s “Savage” is now the #1 song on Billboard’s Songs of the Summer chart.
BTS’ ‘MAP OF THE SOUL: 7’ returns to #1 on the World Albums chart. It has now spent 13 weeks at #1.
Number 1 Song of the Summer in:
’08: I Kissed a Girl
’09: I Gotta Feeling
’10: California Gurls
’11: Party Rock Anthem
’12: Call Me Maybe
’13: Blurred Lines
’16: One Dance
’18: In My Feelings
’19: Old Town Road
Zayn Malik’s ‘Icarus Falls’ is now certified 2x Platinum in Brazil.
ChloexHalle’s “Do It” has entered the US Spotify Viral 50 chart.
Lil Baby’s ‘My Turn’ pacing for return to #1 on US albums chart with 60K,
Lady Gaga’s ‘Chromatica’ #2 with 55K this week
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