Britney Spears’ lawyer seeks to oust singer’s father from conservatorship
An attorney for Britney Spears on Monday asked a Los Angeles court to remove her father as conservator of her roughly $60 million estate following the pop singer’s allegations that he had used the arrangement to mistreat her. Mathew Rosengart, newly appointed as the performer’s personal legal representative, requested in legal filings that the court replace Jamie Spears with certified public accountant Jason Rubin as the overseer of the singer’s finances.
U.S. sells ‘Pharma Bro’ Shkreli’s Wu-Tang Clan album
The U.S. government said it sold imprisoned drug company executive Martin Shkreli’s one-of-a-kind album by Wu-Tang Clan to pay off the $7.36 million he was ordered to forfeit after being convicted of fraud. In a letter to U.S. District Judge Kiyo Matsumoto, who oversaw Shkreli’s 2017 trial in Brooklyn, prosecutors said the forfeiture amount has been fully satisfied following the sale of the album, “Once Upon a Time in Shaolin,” and other asset sales.
Musical ‘Anything Goes’ a tonic for London audiences after COVID, says cast
Cast members from revived musical comedy “Anything Goes” hope to bring some relief to audiences from the COVID-19 pandemic in one of the first major shows to open in London since the easing of restrictions in England last week. Set on a cruise ship travelling from New York to London, the musical, which debuted in 1934, began a 12-week run at the Barbican Theatre on Friday, starring Tony Award winners Sutton Foster and Robert Lindsay.
‘Jungle Cruise’ movie pairs spirited heroine with pun-slinging skipper
In Walt Disney Co’s new “Jungle Cruise” movie, Emily Blunt plays a determined explorer on a mission to find an ancient tree that offers great potential to cure many of humanity’s ills. Blunt co-stars with Dwayne Johnson in the big-screen adventure, which debuts on Friday and was based on a Disney theme park ride known for groan-inducing jokes.
‘Better Call Saul’ star Bob Odenkirk hospitalized in New Mexico
Screen actor Bob Odenkirk remained hospitalized in New Mexico on Wednesday, a day after falling ill during production of his AMC cable network show “Better Call Saul,” according to his friend and former “Breaking Bad” co-star, Bryan Cranston. Odenkirk, 58, collapsed on the New Mexico set of the darkly humorous crime drama, which was shooting its sixth and final 13-episode season, and was taken to a nearby hospital, two sources close to the actor confirmed to Reuters on Tuesday night, on condition of anonymity.
British girl band Little Mix gets wax figures at London’s Madame Tussauds
British girl band Little Mix joined the starry line-up at Madame Tussauds in London on Wednesday, with the wax museum unveiling the chart-topping group’s replicas to mark their 10-year anniversary. Ex-member Jesy Nelson, who quit the band in December, joins singers Leigh-Anne Pinnock, Perrie Edwards and Jade Thirlwall in having their wax likenesses created based on the band’s 2019 “Bounce Back” music video.
Olympics-Basketball 3×3-At first medal matches, DJ Lass is there to pump up the volume
When a 3×3 basketball match goes into sudden death overtime, the haunting beat of Kanye West’s “Power” is just the right track to heighten the intensity on the court. At other points in the game, it might be Fat Joe’s urban anthem “Lean Back” that hits the right vibe, or a throwback guitar lick from surf rock. Because when 3×3 basketball made its Olympic debut in Tokyo, it came with a soundtrack. And the man behind the turntable is Frenchman Lassana Karamoko, AKA DJ Lass.