Despite the threat of arrest, Pink Floyd legend Roger Waters made a political statement during a concert on the eve of Brazil’s presidential election, advocating against the country’s right-wing front-runner Jair Bolsonaro.
During his “Us+Them” show in Curitiba, Brazil, Saturday night, Waters urged concertgoers not to vote for Bolsonaro, the candidate from the Social Liberal Party.
Before the concert, the Electoral Court of Parana, the Brazilian state where Waters was performing, warned the musician that if he failed to comply with the law, which strictly forbids all campaigning past 10 p.m., he could face arrest and jail time.
Mindy Kaling and Matt Warburton’s reboot of “Four Weddings and a Funeral” has cast its lead roles.
Jessica Williams (“2 Dope Queens,” “Fantastic Beasts”), Nikesh Patel (“London Has Fallen”), Rebecca Rittenhouse (“The Mindy Project”) and John Reynolds (“Stranger Things”) round out the cast of Hulu’s upcoming romantic comedy series, set to debut in 2019, the subscription service announced Friday.
Inspired by Mike Newell’s eponymous 1994 feature film starring Hugh Grant and Andie MacDowell, the actors will play characters named Jess, Kash, Ainsley and Duffy, respectively, in the new adaptation, which is also set in England.
Hall tweeted a photo with Roker on the set of the Broadway production of “Waitress,” where Roker is in the midst of a limited engagement playing diner owner Joe.
Smiling ear to ear tonight with @alroker!!! Bravo Mr.Roker for an incredible performance in @WaitressMusical 🙌🏾 The entire cast lit up the stage. A magical Broadway NYC night. I’m blessed to know this icon. Yes he sings in the show!!!!! pic.twitter.com/3FUpB5kuHY
Among the dozen-plus critics of President Trump targeted by someone mailing bombs this week, Robert De Niro stood alone as the sole celebrity on the list. On Friday he took advantage of that dubious distinction to send a message.
“There’s something more powerful than bombs, and that’s your vote,” the Oscar-winning actor said in a statement. “People must vote!”
An envelope with a pipe-and-wires device was received at his TriBeCa Studios this week. Similar packages turned up that were directed toward prominent figures including former President Obama, Hillary Clinton, former Vice President Joe Biden, former CIA director John Brennan, former Atty. Gen. Eric H. Holder Jr., Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Los Angeles) and businessman/investor/activist George Soros.
Irish singer Sinéad O’Connor, who last year changed her name to Magda Davitt, has renounced Catholicism and converted to Islam.
The firebrand musician, who infamously ripped up a picture of the pope on “Saturday Night Live” in 1992 at the peak of her popularity, made the announcement via Twitter on Oct. 19. The “Nothing Compares 2 U” singer also noted that she had changed her name again, to Shuhada’ Davitt. (Shuhada’ means “martyr” or “witness” in Arabic.)
“This is the natural conclusion of any intelligent theologian’s journey. All scripture study leads to Islam. Which makes all other scriptures redundant,” wrote the 51-year-old, a longtime critic of the Catholic Church.
This is to announce that I am proud to have become a Muslim. This is the natural conclusion of any intelligent theologian’s journey. All scripture study leads to Islam. Which makes all other scriptures redundant. I will be given (another) new name. It will be Shuhada’