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Lisa Marie Presley will be buried at Graceland
Singer Lisa Marie Presley will be laid to rest at Graceland, the Memphis mansion she inherited from her father Elvis Presley, the “king of rock ‘n’ roll”, a representative for her daughter said Friday. Presley died Thursday at the age of 54 after being rushed to a Los Angeles-area hospital after apparently suffering cardiac arrest at her home.
Kevin Spacey salutes the Italian museum for having “the courage” to honor him
Kevin Spacey picked up a career award in Italy on Monday, despite controversy over sex crime allegations that have tarnished the Oscar-winning American actor’s reputation. The Turin Cinema Museum said it awarded the prize in recognition of “Spacey’s personal aesthetic and editorial contribution to the development of dramatic art”.
Gina Lollobrigida: From post-war cinema legend to artist
Gina Lollobrigida, who died aged 95, rose to fame in the 1950s as a sultry Mediterranean sex symbol, then became a photographer and sculptor after stepping away from the film world. At the height of her fame in the 1950s and 1960s, Lollobrigida, known simply as “La Lollo”, was an internationally recognized incarnation of post-war Italian cinema, rivaled only by Sophia Loren.
Gina Lollobrigida, diva of post-war Italian cinema, dies at 95
Italian actress Gina Lollobrigida, a sultry Mediterranean diva who came to represent Italy’s vibrant post-World War II renaissance, has died at the age of 95, her former lawyer announced on Monday. After a modest upbringing, Lollobrigida starred alongside Hollywood stars such as Humphrey Bogart, Rock Hudson, Burt Lancaster, Tony Curtis and Frank Sinatra, becoming one of the most recognizable movie icons of the 1950s and 60s.
Opera star Placido Domingo faces new misconduct charges
Opera star Placido Domingo has faced fresh accusations of sexual harassment from another Spanish singer during a TV show on Sunday, three years after such allegations prompted an apology and end to his career. In a 2020 survey, more than three dozen singers, dancers, musicians, singing teachers and backstage staff said they had witnessed or experienced inappropriate behavior by Domingo, 83, over three decades. Domingo admitted no wrongdoing.
Stars flock to Dakar for the All-Africa Music Awards
Music heavyweights gathered in Dakar, Senegal on Sunday for the eighth All-Africa Music Awards (AFRIMA) which aims to celebrate and promote the continent’s top veterans and cutting-edge musicians. Globally recognized stars, including Senegalese maestro Youssou Ndour, and Nigerian artists P-Square and Tiwa Savage, are among those who will perform at the main awards ceremony at the 15,000-seat Dakar stadium.
(With agency contributions.)