Jeriann Tripodi, Editor
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Welcome to the wonderful world of entertainment. The following news includes highlights of celebrities, television, movies and music this week.
Kanye West is being sued by Texas pastor for sampling sermon
A Texas pastor, Bishop David Paul Moten, is suing rapper Kanye West for sampling his sermon without permission. In the lawsuit, the Texas pastor claims that “more than a minute” of his sermon can be heard on West’s track, “Come to Life,” which is off his recent Grammy-nominated “Donda” album. Moten is also suing the rapper’s record label. According to Moten’s attorneys, the sample is used as a loop in the pre-chorus and chorus. The attorneys also state that West has a pattern of sampling other people’s work without permission.
“Ozark” is top trending on Netflix
The Netflix series, “Ozark,” has become the top trending television show on the streaming platform after releasing the second part of its fourth and final season. Starring Jason Bateman, Laura Linney and Julia Garner, this hit crime drama series follows the obstacles faced by the Byrde family after they join forces with a drug cartel. When things seem as if they cannot get more complicated for this fractured family, season four part two demonstrates otherwise. According to social media users, the series finale has left fans divided and torn.
The first official trailer for “Hustle” is released
The first official trailer for the upcoming Netflix film, “Hustle,” starring Adam Sandler has recently been released by the streaming platform on YouTube. Taking place in Philadelphia, this drama and sports film follows Stanley Sugarman, a basketball scout for the 76ers who has been traveling the world searching for the right player. The weary scout is close to giving up before he comes across an extremely talented streetball player in Spain named Bo Cruz. Despite the obstacles both men face during the process, Sugarman won’t give up; he coaches Cruz tirelessly with the goal of proving that underdogs can be successful. Produced by Adam Sandler and NBA star LeBron James, “Hustle” is rated R and will be released worldwide on June 10. Key shots for “Hustle” were filmed on La Salle University’s campus, including basketball training scenes shot in Tom Gola Arena.
Number one on the Billboard charts: week of May 12, 2022
According to “The Hot 100” on the charts, the number one song in the U.S. is “WAIT FOR U” by Future featuring Drake and Tems. This is the first week the R&B and hip-hop song is on the charts. According to the “Billboard 200,” the number one album in the U.S. is “I Never Liked You” by Future. This is the first week the hip-hop and rap album is on the charts.
Editor’s Note: I want to thank all of the readers who have been reading my “What’s Trending” articles each week. Several years ago, I started the “What’s Trending” column where, each week, I updated readers on the top circulating events in Hollywood. While reading my articles, I hope you have come across your favorite celebrities, musicians, shows and movies at least once. I am also the author of another original column, “A&E Trivia.” In this column, I would ask four trivia questions—one movie, television, music and celebrity-related. Sometimes, the questions either shared the same theme, other times they tested the reader’s knowledge on what was trending that week. As the school year comes to a close, I wanted to let everyone know that I have greatly enjoyed being an editor for the Arts and Entertainment section of the Collegian and hope to continue bringing you entertainment content in the future.
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