Entertainment News Roundup: Actor Spacey says he will go to UK to face sex crime charges – Good Morning America; K-pop supergroup BTS meets Biden speaks at the White House and more
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Actor Spacey says he will go to UK to face sex crimes charges – Good Morning America
Oscar-winning actor Kevin Spacey has said he will voluntarily report to Britain “as soon as possible” to face sex crimes charges, Good Morning America reported on Tuesday. Last week Britain’s Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) said it had cleared charges against Spacey, 62, on four counts of sexual assault against three men, and another charge of pushing a person to engage in penetrative sexual activity without consent.
K-pop supergroup BTS meets Biden at the White House
South Korean boy band BTS, a fundraising juggernaut for American social justice causes, met with President Joe Biden at the White House on Tuesday to discuss hate crimes targeting Asians. The K-pop stars gave brief statements to reporters ahead of the meeting, calling for an end to crimes targeting Asian Americans.
Actor Damian Lewis and former leader of Northern Ireland honored by Queen Elizabeth
Actor Damian Lewis, author Ian Rankin and former First Minister of Northern Ireland Arlene Foster were among more than 1,100 people recognized by Britain’s Queen Elizabeth on her annual birthday. The list, which is released to mark the 96-year-old monarch’s official birthday, honors recipients for their “outstanding” contributions; most awards recognize public service or community work.
Johnny Depp, awaiting a verdict, appears at the Royal Albert Hall in London
Hollywood star Johnny Depp, awaiting a decision in a US defamation case involving his ex-wife and actress Amber Heard, made an unscheduled appearance at the Royal Albert Hall in London on Monday during a rock concert , his second in as many nights. Depp appeared with English guitarist Jeff Beck to perform a range of musical covers, including John Lennon’s ‘Isolation’, a track they collaborated on and released in 2020, in the northern English city of Sheffield , surprising the crowd.
No verdict in Depp, heard libel cases as jury wraps up day’s deliberations
Jurors considering opposing lawsuits by actors Johnny Depp and Amber Heard deliberated for hours on Tuesday without reaching a verdict in the multimillion-dollar libel fight that aired disturbing details about their troubled marriage. The seven-person jury is expected to resume discussions Wednesday morning in Fairfax County Circuit Court in Virginia.
Christie’s offers a rare first edition of the book “Harry Potter” in a private sale
A first edition of ‘Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone’, with some errors and signed by author JK Rowling, goes on private sale at Christie’s in London, the auction house offering bids from 200 000 pounds ($250,000). The publication is one of 500 hardcover copies of the book that were printed in a first print run in 1997. Three hundred of them were sent to libraries.
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