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Arts & Ent | Film, TV, Music, Celebrity – Kesha ordered to pay Dr Luke over rape claims – First look at Keanu’s return to The Matrix & Louis Tomlinson’s new album ‘Walls’ 

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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, Louis Tomlinson has opened up about his new LP -Walls. The album features a writing credit from Noel Gallagher but Louis not sure if Noel’s even listened to his track. Pop Star Kesha has been ordered to pay Dr Luke $375,000 as the defamation case continues. Kesha told lady Gaga that Dr Luke had raped Katy Perry. 

 Film and TV, on set pictures, have given us a look into Keanu Reeves’ return as Neo in the next Matrix movie. TV star Jameela Jamil has come out as queer on Twitter – find out why she decided to come out!

Celebrity and other news, tributes have poured in for actor Kirk Douglas who died at the age of 103. Katy Perry has accepted a new role as ‘British Asian Trust ambassador’ – no, we don’t know why she thought that was a good idea! 

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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Kesha is ordered to pay $375,000 as Dr Luke defamation case continues

E! News says Kesha has been ordered to pay Dr.Luke $374,000 after suffering a major setback in the defamation case he filed against her. Dr Luke case

According to court documents, a judge has ruled Dr Luke was “defamed” when Kesha made a “false statement” to Lady Gaga claiming he had raped Katy Perry

In court documents “Perry unequivocally testified that Gottwald did not do so. In response, Kesha has not raised a triable issue. There is no evidence whatsoever that Gottwald raped Katy Perry or that Katy Perry, whose sworn testimony is unrefuted, must not be believed.” 

Furthermore, the judge said Dr Luke is not a public figure and is therefore not required to prove in trial that Kesha acted with “malice” when she accused him of rape.

Read the full story on E! News

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Louis Tomlinson doesn’t know if Noel Gallagher even listened to his credited track ‘Walls’

Music-News says Louis Tomlinson has said he doesn’t know if Noel Gallagher has listened to the track he signed off on – ‘Walls’. Louis Tomlinson album

Tomlinson recently released his new LP, talking to Hits Radio Breakfast, he said: “I don’t even know if he’s heard it, but he’s signed it off so I’m buzzing.”

As a fan of Oasis Louis said collaborating with the brothers would be a dream. “Yeah for sure but I always think it will just be a dream, that one.” 

Louis said he was “surprised” when Noel signed off on the approval, which sees him named as a “lyricist and composer” after he got permission to lift elements of Oasis’s ‘Stop Crying Your Heart Out,’ ‘Cast No Shadow’ and ‘Acquiesces.’ 

Read the full story on Music-News

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Matrix 4: Set videos show Reeves return

Screen Rant reports set videos have given us a first look at Keanu Reeves back in action as Neo in the upcoming The Matrix 4. Matrix 4 news

In addition to the surprise announcement there would be another matrix movie, the original cast – Keanu Reeves, Carrie-Ann Moss and Jada Pinkett – are all set to reprise their roles. But it’s unclear how Reeves and Moss will return to the story given how the last film ended. 

The Matrix 4’s cast will also include newcomers Jessica Henwick, Neil Patrick Harris, Johnathan Groff, Toby Onwumere, and Yahya Abdul-Mateen II. 

It is believed the film’s plot will be a nonlinear one, taking place around the events of the original three Matrix movies. A nostalgia-driven plot will only add to the fact we haven’t seen Reeves as Neo in 17 years.

Read the full story on ScreenRant

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Jameela Jamil comes out as queer on Twitter

Sky News says actress Jameela Jamil has come out as queer on Twitter.jameela jamil

The 33-year-old British star told her followers she had kept quiet about her sexuality as she feared she would be accused of jumping on the bandwagon. 

After news broke Jamil was to become a judge on a new TV series about voguing many questioned her suitability because she wasn’t part of the LGBTQ+ community

Jamil wrote on Twitter: “I added a rainbow to my name when I felt ready a few years ago, as it’s not easy within the South Asian community to be accepted, and I always answered honestly if ever straight-up asked about it on Twitter. 

“But I kept it low because I was scared of the pain of being accused of performative bandwagon jumping, over something that caused me a lot of confusion, fear and turmoil when I was a kid.”

Read the full story on Sky News

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Kirk Douglas: Tributes paid to ‘unforgettable’ Hollywood ‘icon’

BBC News says Kirk Douglas has been remembered as an “unforgettable” actor and a film “icon” following his death at the age of 103. kirk douglas dies aged 103

Catherine Zeta-Jones led the tributes, writing: “To my darling Kirk, I shall love you for the rest of my life. I miss you already.”

Tributes have poured in from film director Steven Spielberg, Star Wars actor Mark Hamill and Breaking Bad star Bryan Cranston

Kirk Douglas enjoyed a career that spanned seven decades. He played the title role in the 1960 classic Spartacus. 

Read the full story on BBC News

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Katy Perry named a ‘British Asian Trust ambassador’ to the confusion of many

WTX News reports Prince Charles has appointed pop star Katy Perry as an ambassador of the British Asian Trust charity.katy perry appointed british asian trust ambassador by prince charles

Perry’s new role was announced at the charity’s annual dinner in London Tuesday. Her appointment comes after she met the prince in Mumbai last year and learned about the British Asian Trust’s work. 

The trust was founded by Prince Charles and is an international development charity that tackles poverty and inequality in South Asia. 

The American singer will support the charity’s work to reduce child trafficking and abuse in India. 

Read the full story on WTX News

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