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Entertainment Briefing: Catch up with this week’s Arts and Entertainment news!

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Entertainment Briefing, Catch up with this week’s top stories from the world of art, music, film and TV.

In music, Kanye West opens up about running for Presidency in 2024 and changing his name to reflect his wealth.  Harry Styles is set to host SNL this Saturday, he’ll also be performing new songs off his upcoming album. And Taylor Swift has said she’s been banned from performing her own songs at the AMAs this month. 

In TV and film, Disney+ has launched and has seen an impressive number of subscribers on its first day. A one-off Friends TV special is said to be in the works – it’ll see the main six reunite but reports say it won’t be a reboot! And finally, The Osbournes may return to our screens after Kelly confirmed the family are close to accepting an offer. 

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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Kanye West plans to run for President and will change his name to reflect his wealth

WTX News reports Kanye West has confirmed he plans to run for President in 2024. His announcement came at a business festival in NYC which he attended. When West announced he would run for office the room burst into laughter, but the rapper seems set on adding politics to his CV. Kanye to run for president

During his speech, he also mentioned he has thought about changing his name to “Christian Genius Billionaire Kanye West.” The shock name change was in response to Kanye’s sadness over Forbes Magazine not listing him as a billionaire. 

Read the full story on WTX News

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Disney+ streaming service bags 10 million subscribers on its first day

Sky News says Disney has gained more than 10 million subscribers to its new streaming service on the first day of its launch. The “extraordinary consumer demand” saw shares in the entertainment giant rise by 3.5%. Disney plus UK March release

Disney+ is set to be a major rival of the likes of Netflix and Amazon. It has so far launched in the US, Canada and the Netherlands. The UK date has been confirmed for March next year. 

Disney+ is offering a mix of Marvel and Star Wars films, the entire Simpson collection (minus the Micheal Jackson episode), new content and classic films from the back catalogue of the world-famous studios. 

Read the full story on Sky News

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Harry Styles will share new music on SNL after 2020 tour announcement

The Express says Harry Styles is set to perform new songs off his upcoming new album Fine Line on Saturday. Harry will not only be performing his new music but also hosting the world-famous Saturday Night Live for the first time. Harry Styles new music at SNL

He announced his album will debut in December and has already posted his touring dates. The news has sent fans into overdrive. Last month he released the lead single from the upcoming album, the single – Lights Up – is miles away from Harry’s rock and roll roots. The highly anticipated album from the former One Direction member is Harry’s second album after his successful self-titled debut in 2017. 

Read the full story on the Express

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One-off Friends TV reunion on the cards – but it won’t be a reboot

BBC News reports all six Friends actors are in talks for a one-off unscripted reunion show, according to reports in the One off Freinds show in talksUS. It has been claimed the special programme would be shown on the new streaming site HBO Max.

But, the new one-off show will not involve fully reviving the hit sitcom that ran for a decade.

Fans are excited by the prospect of seeing all six Friends back on screen. Jennifer Aniston recently broke Instagram when she uploaded a reunion picture of all the co-stars. The hit sitcom has found new fame amongst a younger audience and is the second most-watched show on Netflix.

Read the full story on BBC News

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The Osbournes reboot now the ‘closest we’ve ever come to accepting an offer’ says Kelly Osbourne

The Daily Mail says there have been many attempts to get the Osbourne family back on TV after their hit show, The Osbournes ended 14-years ago. The Osbournes reboot

But now, Kelly Osbourne says the family may finally take the plunge back to reality TV. 

“It keeps coming ‘round. Right now there’s another offer on the table and I think this is the closest we’ve ever come to accepting one,” Kelly said on Thursday. 

Read the full story on the Daily Mail

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Taylor Swift banned from preforming her old songs at AMAs

WTX News reports Taylor Swift has taken to Twitter to inform fans that she will not be able to perform her old hits at the upcoming AMAs. Taylor confirmed Scooter Braun (who now owns the Masters to her previous albums) will not let Taylor Swift music rights fighther perform her songs. 

Swift confirmed her upcoming Netflix documentary is also in doubt as Braun and Scott Borchetta have banned her from using old footage and audio of her previous work. The very public ongoing feud between Taylor and the music moguls has seen an outcry from artists and fans who believe Taylor should own the rights to her music. 

Read the full story on WTX News

Quack, Quack, Quack … ‘The Mighty Ducks’ gets a reboot thanks to Disney+

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