Summary of entertainment news: the fate of R. Kelly in the hands of a jury in a sex trafficking trial; Britney Spears’ calls and texts have been monitored, new documentary says, and more

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The fate of R. Kelly in the hands of the jury in a sex trafficking trial

A jury questioning whether R. Kelly was running a decades-long illegal racketeering program targeting underage women and girls for sexual purposes ended its first day of deliberations on Friday without reaching a verdict on the R&B superstar. The jury of seven men and five women from Brooklyn will resume deliberations on Monday, after spending more than 3.5 hours behind closed doors on Friday.

Britney Spears’ calls and texts have been monitored, new documentary says

A security company hired by Britney Spears’ father monitored the pop singer’s phone calls and texts during the court-sanctioned guardianship she has lived under since 2008, according to a New York Times documentary released on Friday. In “Controlling Britney Spears,” Alex Vlasov, a former Black Box Security employee who said he worked with the singer’s team for nearly nine years, said the company “mirrored” the pop singer’s phone on an iPad by logging into their iCloud account. A listening device was also placed in his bedroom, Vlasov said.

Autopsy shows “The Wire” actor Michael K. Williams died of drug overdose

An autopsy confirmed that actor Michael K. Williams, who played shotgun drug dealer Omar Little in HBO crime drama “The Wire,” died of a drug overdose, the office said on Friday. of the New York medical examiner. His death was accidental, Julie Bolcer, spokesperson for the New York City chief medical examiner’s office, said in an email.

Elon Musk says he and his musician girlfriend Grimes are ‘semi-separated’

Elon Musk and his girlfriend, Canadian singer Grimes, are “semi-separated” after three years together, the billionaire CEO of Tesla and SpaceX told Page Six in an article published Friday. The post quoted Musk as saying the couple, who started dating in May 2018, remain on good terms and co-parent their one-year-old son, named X Æ A-Xii Musk.

‘Massively grateful’ Daniel Craig bids farewell to James Bond

Daniel Craig believed he had completed his James Bond tenure with “Specter,” but the actor claims his fifth final outing as a British secret agent in “No Time To Die” allowed him to fully complete his 007 journeys. 60 years after the premiere of the first Bond film “Dr. No”, the cinema’s favorite spy, known for his love of fast cars and cool gadgets, returns in the highly anticipated 25th Bond film next week after a 18-month delay due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

China urges cartoon producers to resist ‘unhealthy’ content

China’s broadcasting regulator says it will encourage online producers to create “healthy” cartoons and crack down on violent, vulgar or pornographic content, as Beijing steps up efforts to bring its thriving entertainment industry to heel . The National Radio and Television Administration said in a notice issued Friday evening that children and young people were the main audience for cartoons and that qualified agencies should broadcast content that “stands up for the truth, the goodness and the the beauty “.

Singer Natalie Imbruglia Mixes Motherhood With New “Personal” Album

Natalie Imbruglia thought audiences might throw tomatoes at her when she debuted in the 1990s, but more than 20 years later, the Australian singer-songwriter continues to make music, releasing her sixth studio album on Friday. “Firebird” is Imbruglia’s first original music record since 2009. It was written before the COVID-19 pandemic but primarily recorded during the lockdown in Oxfordshire, England, where she lives.

New comic book sheds light on the life of US President Jimmy Carter

Former US President Jimmy Carter is starring in his own comic book that will be released a few days before his 97th birthday on October 1. The Democrat, who was in power from 1977 to 1981, is the latest icon to join TidalWave Comics’ “Power” series.

Women win big at San Sebastian Film Festival

Women were the big winners on the final night of the San Sebastian Film Festival on Saturday, which saw American actress Jessica Chastain share the Best Actor award with 16-year-old Danish actress Flora Ofelia Hofmann Lindahl. Romanian film “Blue Moon” won the Golden Shell for Best Film at the 69th edition of Spain’s biggest film festival.

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