The following is a summary of the latest entertainment news.
The UK is considering stricter standards for on-demand TV
The UK said Tuesday it would consult to align the rules for on-demand TV services like Netflix, Amazon Prime and Disney + with traditional channels like the BBC, ITV and Sky. Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden said that while watching video-on-demand services, audiences could be better protected from harmful material such as misinformation and pseudoscience.
Woman testifies that R. Kelly pushed her to have sex
A woman who testified against R. Kelly during the R&B singer’s blackmail process said Tuesday that he pressured her to have sexual relations with him shortly after they met, even though she wasn’t ready. The woman, who identified herself as Faith, said the May 2017 encounter came after a concert in Westbury, New York arranged by a Kelly assistant, two months after Faith first met the singer at a concert in San Antonio had hit backstage.
Actor Ed Asner, star of “Mary Tyler Moore”, “Lou Grant” dies at the age of 91 – family
Ed Asner, who played a gruff journalist for laughs and drama in the classic television series “The Mary Tyler Moore Show” and its spin-off “Lou Grant” and was honored with seven Emmy Awards, died on Sunday at the age of 91, his family said. Asner, whose various credits included a key role in the acclaimed 2009 animated film “Up”, died in his home surrounded by his family, his publicist told the media.
Mission: Impossible is suing insurance company for 7 COVID shutdowns
Production of the new film “Mission: Impossible” has been suspended seven times due to the coronavirus pandemic, according to a lawsuit filed on Monday accusing the film’s insurance company of failing to pay for all but one of the costly interruptions. The shooting of the action series with Tom Cruise has been postponed four times in Italy and three times in the UK between February 2020 and June 2021, according to the lawsuit filed by Paramount Pictures in the US federal court in California.
Jon Stewart returns to TV with a deep dive show in September
Six years after quitting his satirical “The Daily Show,” Jon Stewart returns to television next month with a new project that delves into current affairs. Apple announced Monday that “The Problem With Jon Stewart” will be released on September 30th on its Apple TV + streaming platform and see Stewart delving into a single topic of national concern.
Ex-presenter Mike Richards joins as executive producer of ‘Jeopardy!’
Mike Richards, who joined Jeopardy! As the new host earlier this month. After a backlash to previous offensive comments, he will no longer serve as executive producer on the long-running quiz show, Sony Pictures Television announced on Tuesday. Richards has also given up his production duties on the Wheel of Fortune game show, said Suzanne Prete, Sony executive vice president, in a memo released by the company.
Universal Studios Beijing opens September 20th – State Television
The Beijing resort of Universal Studios will officially open on September 20, China’s state broadcaster CCTV announced on Monday, citing the theme park. The park, a joint venture between Universal Parks & Resorts of Comcast Corp and the state-owned Beijing Shouhuan Cultural Tourism Investment, will begin trial operations on September 1, CCTV announced.
Crime pirate “Only Murders” team comedy vets Short, Martin with Selena Gomez
Old friends Steve Martin and Martin Short have teamed up again, this time with Selena Gomez, who gives her new mystery comedy “Only Murders in the Building” a youthful atmosphere. The series, which launches on Hulu on Tuesday, recounts the capers of three neighbors trying to solve a murder in their Manhattan apartment building while recording a podcast at the same time. Martin helped create the show, which he said came from his love for true crime stories.
(With contributions from agencies.)