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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.

 K-pop stars Jung Joon-young and Choi Jong-hoon have been sentenced in a South Korean court for rape. A former X Factor star’s death has been revealed. Ariel Burdett was found dead in her home with a stab wound in the neck. A drunken Kid Rock went on a rant about Oprah and other TV hosts on stage at his bar.

Jack Whitehall fans will see their favourite comedian return to host next year’s Brit Awards. And predictions are in for who will be the first celebrity to leave the Aussie jungle in I’m A Celebrity. 

And for film fans – WTX News reviews Martin Scorsese’s The Irishman – a goodbye to the Goodfellas.

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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K-pop stars Jung Joon-young and Choi Jong-hoon sentenced for rape

BBC News reports a court in South Korea has sentenced K-pop stars Jung Joon-young and Choi Jong-hoon to six and five years in prison for gang-raping drunk conscience women. K-POP stars sentenced for rape

Jung was also charged with filming the assault and distributing the footage. They will have to do 80 hours of sexual violence treatment courses and are banned from working with kids. 

The Judge said that Jung, 30, had raped women who were “drunk and unable to resist, filmed them nude and having sex, then spread it on a group chat.”

Read the full story on BBC News

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The Irishman: A love letter to the fading mob glamour – saying goodbye to the Goodfellas

WTX News reviews Martin Scorsese’s mob epic The Irishman. It hit Netflix on November 27 and is being hailed as Scorsese’s best work in many years. The Irishman review

The film reunites Scorsese with long-time collaborators Robert De Niro, Joe Pesci and brings in screen icon Al Pacino.

The Irishman is an enthralling, haunting masterpiece with ice in its veins. Take a moment to savour the fine performances. And acknowledge you may never see such talent in a single frame again. 

Read the full story on WTX News

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Roman Kemp first to leave I’m A Celebrity 2019 as new evidence reveals downfall?

The Express predicts Roman Kemp will be the first celebrity to leave the Aussie jungle this weekend when public votes open. The papers prediction comes from new data given exclusively to them from Zazzle Media.Will Roman be the first to leave the jungle?

Roman revealed his fears before entering the jungle, saying: “I am not scared of the eating trials because I grew up with dad’s cooking! I think the eating ones I will hate but I will do them. The show is iconic and you want to do everything.”

One reason they believe Roman could get the boot is because of a lack of airtime. So far he’s only done one Bushtucker trial. They also believe his career is the main factor as to why he won’t win – as a TV presenter has never won. 

Read the full story on the Express

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Kid Rock goes on a drunken rant about Oprah … And I ain’t racist

TMZ says Trump supporter, Kid Rock, wants everyone to know he hates Oprah. And other talk show hosts. But he says he isn’t a racist because of it. Kid Rock's Oprah rant

The former rocker went on a wild tirade last week at his bar in Nashville. In a boozy rant on stage, he said “F*** Oprah!” and other vulgarities. 

He repeatedly lays into Oprah and then goes on to attack Joy Behar and Kathy Lee Gifford. The full video is on TMZ and according to them is an “ugly sight to behold.”

Read the full story on TMZ

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X Factor star found dead with a stab wound to her neck

WTX News reports Ariel Burdett’s cause of death has been revealed. She was found dead with a stab wound to her neck on November 12. And police have ruled out foul play. x factor star dies

Burdett shot to fame in 2008 after her infamous audition on the X-Factor. The performance left the judges and viewers baffled as Ariel complained she was a “human being, not a number.”

Though she didn’t make it beyond the auditions, Ariel’s performance is one of the best remembered. Her friends and family have paid tribute. X factor has yet to comment on her passing.  

Read the full story on WTX News 

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Jack Whitehall to present Brit Awards for the third year running

NME reports Jack Whitehall will return as the Brit Awards host for the third year in a row. The London comedian will return to host the ceremony on Tuesday 18 February at London’s O2 Arena. Jack is back - Brit awards

Jack said: “I’m delighted to be back hosting the Brits for [the] third time! I’m excited for another night of trying not to put my foot in it in front of the biggest names in the music industry.”

The host was slammed for being “disrespectful” during his last hosting duty for his gag about Little Mix. After the group performed their single ‘Woman Like Me,’ Jack said: “Dads up and down the country are awkwardly fumbling for a scatter cushion right now.”

Read the full story on NME

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