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Entertainment Briefing: Harry Styles new music – ASAP Rocky free – Tribute to tragic star -BAFTA to honour Casting – Taylor Swift on mental health 

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Entertainment Briefing, Harry Styles has been spotted in Mexico making a new music video. Fans eagerly await his second solo album.

ASAP Rocky released from Sweden jail after almost a month behind bars. The US rapper has returned to the States awaiting a final verdict.

Disney’s pays tribute to the tragic star, Cameron Boyce. Boyce, 20, died last month after suffering an epileptic seizure in his sleep. 

Great news for film fans, BAFTA 2020 will honour Casting Directors after news broke the prestigious award show will add the category. 

In our last piece, Taylor Swift opens up about mental health and the public humiliation she felt in the wake of the feud with Kim and Kanye. 

All in today’s ENTERTAINMENT briefing – A weekly roundup of all the news headlines that you need to know, summarised as part of WTX News Briefing.

 

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HARRY STYLES SPOTTED FILMING NEW MUSIC VIDEO

The Daily Mail reports, a new music video is one the way from Harry Styles. It’s been two years since he dropped his first successful debut album, it appears the second is on its way! Harry Styles spotted making new music video

The former One Direction star has streets shut down for the late-night shoot. Wearing a glittery shirt and high waisted blue flares fashion-forward Harry, completed the look with white suspenders. 

Harry teased new music was coming this year. He tweeted: ‘Two Years. Thank you for everything. I love you, truly. H #HS2Year’

Read the full story on The Daily Mail

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ASAP ROCKY RELEASED FROM SWEDEN JAIL

 ASAP Rocky is back in the US after almost a month in jail. An alleged fight with a 19-year-old saw ASAP Rocky charged with assault and forced to cancel his tour. ASAP Rocky freed from jail, back in the US

The alleged victim said Rocky beat and attacked him with glass bottles which caused broken ribs and cuts. Rocky denies the allegations and claims he and his team acted in self-defence. 

President Trump and a host of celebrities called for his release. The trial lasted four days, Rocky and his two friends pleaded not guilty.  A final verdict is expected to be reached on August 14. 

Read the full story on GQ

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DISNEY PAYS TRIBUTE TO THE TRAGIC STAR CAMERON BOYCE

E! News reports Disney has paid a touching tribute to the late star, Cameron Boyce. Boyce died last month at the age of 20 after suffering a fateful epileptic fit. He starred in hit films such as Grown Ups and Disney shows Descendants and Jessie. Disney pays tribute to Cameron Boyce

This week Disney paid its respects by dedicating Descendants 3 to the star and making a touching video tribute. The video tribute unearthed unseen audition, behind-the-scenes and blooper footage. In addition, there were appearances from Michelle Obama and Boyce’s co-stars. 

Other stars including Adam Sandler, Millie Bobby Brown, Salma Hayek and Michelle Obama paid tribute. 

Watch the touching tribute on E! News

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BAFTA TO RECOGNISE CASTING INDUSTRY AT 2020 AWARDS

 The Hollywood Reporter says BAFTA has become the first major film awards to honour the casting community. After years of campaigning for award shows to recognise casting, BAFTA 2020 will feature the new category.

News BAFTA will add the category to both Film and TV has been widely praised on social media. The Australian Academy recently announced they too will be adding a casting category. 

“Casting is essential to the screen industries and vital in terms of promoting diversity and inclusion on screen. We hope this Award will also help to promote an understanding of casting and look forward to seeing who will be the first winner in February,” said BAFTA chair Pippa Harris. 

Read the full story on THR

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TAYLOR SWIFT ON ‘PUBLIC HUMILIATION’ AND MENTAL HEALTH AFTER KIM KARDASHIAN FEUD

HuffPost reports, Taylor Swift has opened up about her mental health struggles during the public feud with Kim and Kanye. The feud started when Taylor said she wasn’t consulted over Kanye’s references to her in his song Famous. Kim posted a phone call as evidence Taylor approved some of the lyrics. A backlash followed. Taylor opens up about the public humiliation over Kim K feud

Taylor described the backlash as a “mass public shaming” adding “millions of people” told her she was “cancelled.”

“I don’t think there are that many people who can actually understand what it’s like to have millions of people hate you very loudly,” she told Vogue. “When you say someone is cancelled, it’s not a TV show. It’s a human being. 

“You’re sending mass amounts of messaging to this person to either shut up, disappear, or it could also be perceived as ‘kill yourself’.”

Read the full story on HuffPost

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Entertainment Briefing: Harry Styles new music – ASAP Rocky free – Tribute to tragic star -BAFTA to honour Casting – Taylor Swift on mental health 
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