Following is a abstract of present leisure information briefs.
‘Tiger King’ star Jeff Lowe ordered to give up cubs in animal welfare case
“Tiger King” star Jeff Lowe, the previous enterprise accomplice on the non-public wildcat zoo featured within the hit Netflix sequence, has been ordered to give up his cubs and their moms after the loss of life of two younger tigers in his care. Lowe and his spouse Lauren have been additionally ordered to not put animals on public exhibit with no license in a federal court docket ruling issued in Oklahoma final week, in keeping with a U.S. Justice Department assertion on Tuesday.
U.S. actors union to determine whether or not to expel Trump
The American actors union will maintain a gathering to think about expelling U.S. President Donald Trump from its ranks. SAG-AFTRA, which represents some 160,000 actors, journalists and different media professionals, stated in an announcement that it had ordered a gathering of its disciplinary committee concerning Trump’s function within the Jan. 6 mob assault on the U.S. Capitol.
An emotional Girl Gaga carried out a dramatic model of the U.S. nationwide anthem, Garth Brooks sang a cappella, and Tom Hanks hosted a star-studded nighttime celebration to cap President Joe Biden’s inauguration on Wednesday. On a day marked by range and appeals for unity, Gaga wowed in an enormous fuchsia Schiaparelli couture silk skirt and black high adorned by a big gold brooch of a dove carrying an olive department as she sung “The Star-Spangled Banner” at Biden’s swearing-in ceremony.
Billionaire businessman Joe Ricketts launching information outlet
Billionaire businessman and founding father of TD Ameritrade Joe Ricketts is launching a brand new nationwide outlet to ship information “with out opinion or bias,” a spokesperson stated on Tuesday. The information of the enterprise was first reported by the Omaha World-Herald https://omaha.com/enterprise/native/joe-ricketts-is-launching-a-national-news-outlet-based-in-omaha/article_117fe584-55e5-11eb-9f6b-9349abea2fd7.html, which describes Joe Ricketts as a number one funder of nationwide conservative causes. The Heart for Responsive Politics has listed him as a Republican megadonor.
Canadian trend mogul Nygard seeks bail on intercourse prices, citing poor well being
Canadian trend mogul Peter Nygard urged a decide on Tuesday to launch him on bail, citing poor well being as he awaits doable extradition to the United States on intercourse trafficking and racketeering prices. Jay Prober, Nygard’s lawyer, informed a decide in Winnipeg, Manitoba, that preserving the 79-year-old defendant in custody in the course of the pandemic “could be nothing in need of a loss of life sentence.”
Amanda Gorman, the youngest poet in U.S. historical past to mark the transition of presidential energy, supplied a hopeful imaginative and prescient for a deeply divided nation on Wednesday along with her poem “The Hill We Climb”. Gorman, 22, a Los Angeles resident, joined the ranks of earlier inaugural poets Robert Frost, Maya Angelou and Elizabeth Alexander, with a strong efficiency on the swearing-in of President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris.
Harvey Weinstein may be questioned in accusers’ civil lawsuit, decide guidelines
A federal decide in Manhattan on Tuesday rejected Harvey Weinstein’s request to delay a deposition in a civil lawsuit by ladies who accused the imprisoned film producer of sexual abuse and office harassment. Weinstein, 68, had argued that his poor well being made giving a deposition “virtually unimaginable,” and put him at “extreme danger” of self-incrimination due to pending felony prices in Los Angeles.
Greater than 100 British musicians, from Ed Sheeran, Sting and Pink Floyd’s Roger Waters to classical stars like conductor Simon Rattle, have stated excursions of Europe by British artists are in peril due to Brexit. In a letter to The Occasions newspaper printed on Wednesday, the musicians stated the federal government had “shamefully” damaged a promise to barter a deal permitting musicians to carry out within the European Union with out the necessity for visas or work permits.
Trump pardons rappers Lil Wayne, Kodak Black; ‘Tiger King’ misses out
Rappers Lil Wayne and Kodak Black have been among the many beneficiaries of Donald Trump’s wave of pardons in his final day in workplace on Wednesday, befitting a president who made his title in New York’s tabloids and on actuality TV. Whereas the greater than 140 folks granted clemency included former aide Steve Bannon and main Republican Get together fundraiser Elliott Broidy, Trump additionally used his huge ranging powers to clear folks with little obvious ties to his administration.
(With inputs from companies.)