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Entertainment Briefing: Fleabag direct movie – Stormzy pays student tuition – Harry turns down Disney & more

Stormzy is a legend

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Entertainment Briefing, Phoebe Waller-Bridge has confirmed she will direct her first film. The writer and actress feared she had run out of original ideas. 

British rapper Stormzy is giving back to his community by announcing that he has started his ‘Stormzy Cambridge Scholarship’; where he will cover Cambridge University fees for two students from minority backgrounds. 

The 1975’s frontman, Matt Healy defied Dubai’s anti-gay laws by kissing a fan during a recent gig.

Harry Styles has turned down the role of Prince Eric in Disney’s live-action remake of The Little Mermaid.

In our last piece, following the announcement of their separation after just 7 months of marriage, Liam Hemsworth took to Instagram to wish Miley Cyrus ‘health and happiness.’  And Miley drops a new song seemingly about the relationship. 

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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FLEABAG STAR PLANS HER FIRST FILM AS A DIRECTOR

BBC News says Phoebe Waller-Bridge, writer and star of the hit show Fleabag has come up with the “vision” of her next Fleabag star plans her first film as a directororiginal piece. She plans to write and direct the film – earning her first directing credit.

“The day I wrapped Fleabag, I went to bed thinking, ‘I’m never going to have another idea again’,” the actress and writer told THR. The Bafta-winning star said she wants a meaningful cinema release. Seemingly, ruling out collaborations with online streaming giants like Netflix and Amazon Prime. 

Read the full story on BBC News

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STORMZY SAYS HE’LL FUND TWO MORE CAMBRIDGE SCHOLARSHIPS FOR MINORITY BACKGROUND STUDENTS

Reported by several News outlets today headlines that British rapper Stormzy has promised to pay the tuition fees for two minority students at the prestigious Stormzy says he’ll fund two more Cambridge scholarships for minority background students Cambridge University. He started the Stormzy Scholarship last year in an effort to raise the low numbers of black students at Oxbridge.

The funding covers tuition fees and maintenance grants for the duration of their course. The scholarship is currently only available at Cambridge and not Oxford. Stormzy said that Oxford ‘didn’t want to get involved.’ 

The thing we love about Stormzy is he genuine and is finding ways to give back to the British community and this latest initiative for Stormzy scholarship is one example of how the British rapper is socially responsible.

Read the full story on The Metro 

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 MATT HEALY PROTESTS AGAINST DUBAI’S ANTI-GAY LAWS WITH A KISS FOR A FAN

The Independent reports Matt Healy has defied Dubai’s anti-LGBT laws by kissing a male audience member at a gig in The 1975’s Matt Healy protests against Dubai anti-gay laws with a kiss for a fanthe emirate. He hugged the man before asking him if he wanted a kiss. Loud cheers erupted as the singer then kissed the fan. When he got back on stage, Healy said: “We’re all human right?”. Homosexuality is illegal in Dubai and kissing a man can reportedly carry a 10-year sentence. 

Read the full story on The Independent 

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HARRY TURNS DOWN PRINCE ERIC ROLE

Sky News features the news Harry Styles has turned down the role of Prince Eric in The Little Mermaid. The popstar was in talks to take the lead in Disney’s live-action remake but in the end, turned down the role. Fans have been left Harry turns down Prince Eric roledevastated after multiple news outlets had confirmed the casting just a day before the news broke. Styles made his acting debut in Christopher Nolan’s Dunkirk in 2017. 

Read the full story on Sky News

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LIAM WISHES MILEY ‘HEALTH AND HAPPINESS’ FOLLOWING SPLIT

The Sun says Liam Hemsworth has confirmed he has split from Miley Cyrus after 7 months of marriage. He spoke out on Instagram, insisting there is no bad blood between the pair as he wished her nothing but “health and happiness.” Liam went on to say that it was a private matter and he would not be making any comments to media outlets. The Liam wishes Miley ‘health and happiness’ following splitcouple had dated on-and-off for ten years. And it appears, from her new song, Miley may have already moved on!

Read the full story on The Sun 

 

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