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5 unmissable entertainment news this week

Billie Eilish's ultimate announcement and four other news this week that you can't miss.

Still from the trailer for the movie 'Little Women', Billie Eilish and Whitney Houston.

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Here are the five most relevant news around the world of entertainment that happened this week. From music, movies, and celebrities to fashion and gossip. Of varied themes, these are our usual five weekly news to start the weekend.

Billie Eilish and "No time to die"

Billie has written and will perform the theme song for the 25th James Bond film, #NoTimeToDie @007 pic.twitter.com/BrxqLM6ED6

— billie eilish (@billieeilish) January 14, 2020

This week it was announced that Billie Eilish and her brother, with whom she usually compose and produce all the songs, are authors of the original song "No time to die" for the new 007 film. With this, the 18-year-old singer becomes the youngest artist to write and sing for a production of the James Bond franchise. Others like Adele, Sam Smith and Nancy Sinatra herself had already done so in a long tradition of collaboration between the artists of the moment and the 007 movies.

The film will be released in April of this year and there is already a lot of intrigue, not only for the participation of Billie Eilish and for being the new James Bond film, but also for the participation of Phoebe Waller-Bridge, the fashion comedian, in Scriptwriting. We cannot wait.

The jury is being chosen for the trial of Harvey Weinstein

The case of the producer who turned on the #MeToo movement continues to advance. This week the judge is in the process of choosing the jury that will be at Harvey Weinstein's trial.

To the surprise of many, the model Gigi Hadid could be one of the jurors of the trial. Last Monday, January 13, she was seen leaving the Manhattan court and it is speculated that she is shortlisted to be part of the jury's body. According to Page Six, the model is excited about this possibility and swore before the judge that knowing the defendant and some of the witnesses will not prevent her from being impartial if she is selected.

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New names in the Rock 'n Roll Hall of Fame

As is customary every January, the Rock 'n Roll Hall of Fame announced the new names that will be part of it. Among the artists most attached to the rock genre are the seventies bands The Doobie Brothers and T-Rex. However, this institution, which pays homage to rock, is increasingly flexible with the genres that it allows to enter the renowned hall. This is why among those who enter this year, is rapper The Notorious BIG and pop singer Whitney Houston. Together with the bands Depeche Mode and Nine Inch Nails who also enter this year.

The Academy ignores female directors

This week the films nominated for the Academy Awards were announced, awards that will take place on February 9. Although this was news, the actual news that happened after the big announcement was the outrage of critics from the audience after realizing the low representativeness of women in the nominees.

The Best Director category consists entirely of men and the director of one of the films nominated for Best Film, Greta Gerwig, director of Little Women, was not taken into account. The Academy also seems to overlook the excellent interpretation of Jennifer Lopez in the one also directed by a woman, Hustlers, which gave more step to speculation about the low diversity of the nominees.

Meghan Markle goes to Canada

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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After the controversial announcement last week, the atmosphere in the English and global press has been very heavy for Meghan Markle, who is seen as a villain by some and as a heroine by others. This week, the Duchess of Sussex went with her son Archie to Canada, a country of which Queen Elizabeth II is also sovereign. Harry, meanwhile, stayed these days in London. It is speculated that the couple tries with this short separation to relieve some of the tension in the English monarchy.

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