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Tinsel town talks: The latest in Hollywood

Rhonita Patnaik
Filed on September 11, 2020 | Last updated on September 13, 2020 at 11.22 am

Kanye West puts $6.8m into prez bid

Custom masks and BLM dominate VMA show

No Time To Die gets a thrilling new trailer

Kanye West puts $6.8m into prez bid

Kanye West's presidential bid has cost the rapper nearly $7 million, a recent filing to the Federal Election Commission reveals. While West's Birthday Party initially missed an FEC deadline, his self-funded campaign has since made its spending public, with West himself loaning $6.8 million to cover expenses from July 15 to August 31. The rapper has also received a total of just $11,000 in contributions to his Kanye 2020 campaign.

Tenet kicks off with $20m in the US, nears $150m globally

After months of delays, Christopher Nolan's sci-fi epic Tenet finally arrived in US theatres and generated $20.2 million over Labor Day weekend. The espionage thriller is already nearing the $150 million mark globally, thanks to a stronger showing at the international box office. Overseas, "Tenet" earned another $78.3 million this weekend, bringing its worldwide haul to $146.2 million.

Robert Pattinson tests positive on 'Batman' set

British actor Robert Pattinson has tested positive for Covid-19, according to reports, thus halting production of The Batman and highlighting the industry's struggles to get back to business after months of a pandemic-induced shutdown. Movie studio Warner Bros. said, "Filming is temporarily paused."
Meanwhile, Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson and his entire family tested positive for coronavirus but have made a full recovery, the professional wrestler turned Hollywood A-lister has revealed. Johnson, the world's top-paid actor, urged his 196 million Instagram followers to wear masks and avoid "politicising" the pandemic after revealing that he, his wife and two young daughters had picked up Covid-19 from close family friends.
"This has been one of the most challenging and difficult things we have ever had to endure as a family," said Johnson.
The Jumanji actor's young children Jasmine and Tiana Gia had few symptoms, but Johnson and his wife Lauren "had a rough go," he said.

Custom masks and BLM dominate VMA show

Lady Gaga dominated the MTV Video Music Awards show on Sunday, with a series of visually arresting outfits, masked performances and four wins, including artist of the year. Gaga, who went into the show sharing a leading nine nominations with Ariana Grande, stormed the ceremony with multiple costume changes ranging from an exotic bird to a bright green ball gown - all accompanied by exaggerated custom-made face masks and muzzles.

Bvlgari shines at the 77th Venice Film Festival

Italian actress and Official Madrina (official host) of the 77th edition of the Venice Film Festival, Anna Foglietta, walks the red carpet ahead of the movie, The World to Come, in Bvlgari High Jewellery earrings in white gold set with onyx elements, pear brilliant cut diamonds, marquise diamonds and pavè set diamonds. The look is complete with high jewellry ring in platinum with 1 cushion sapphire, round brilliant-cut diamonds and pavé-set diamonds.

No Time To Die gets a thrilling new trailer

For those who don't remember, the film is not just the 25th James Bond outing, but star Daniel Craig's final appearance as 007. Craig obviously returns as the super spy, with other returning players including Ralph Fiennes, Naomi Harris, Rory Kinnear, Léa Seydoux, Christoph Waltz, and Geoffrey Wright. Newcomers consist of Rami Malek as the big villain, as well as Ana de Armas, Lashana Lynch, Billy Magnussen, and many more.

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