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Kanye West hosts service honoring Ohio mass shooting victims

Monday, August 26, 2019

Kanye West hosts service honoring Ohio mass shooting victims


Kanye West hosted a Sunday service in Ohio in support of those affected by the recent mass shooting.

A large crowd gathered at the musician’s service in a park in Dayton. The event featured choir singers and was also attended by comedian Dave Chappelle.

Chappelle, who resides in nearby Yellow Springs, was scheduled to host a special block party and benefit concert later Sunday in Dayton for those affected by the shooting. That event was expected to feature national and local entertainers.

Organizers of Sunday night’s “Gem City Shine” event say it would be an effort to “reclaim” the entertainment district where 24-year-old Connor Betts’ 32-second rampage killed nine people and left dozens injured Aug. 4.

‘Angel Has Fallen’ tops box office with $21.3 million debut


“Angel Has Fallen” easily topped the box office with a $21.3 million debut, according to studio estimates Sunday, as the action sequel became the latest midbudget release to find modest success in the often quiet late summer.

The Lionsgate film beat expectations going into the weekend, opening similarly to the previous 2016 installment “London Has Fallen.” The film series stars Gerard Butler as a Secret Service agent protecting the U.S. president played by Morgan Freeman.

Late August is known as a sleepy period at the box office, but it’s also one of the few parts of the calendar relatively light on big-budget tentpole releases.

That’s given some room for recent successes such as Universal’s comedy hit “Good Boys,” which slid to second with $11.8 million. Last week, it became the first R-rated comedy in over three years to land at No.1.

Rounding out the top five at the box office were: “Overcomer,” $8 million, third place; “The Lion King,” $8.2 million, fourth place; and “Hobbs & Shaw,” $8.1 million, fifth place.

Domingo gets standing ovation at Salzburg


Placido Domingo received a standing ovation as he took to the stage at the Salzburg Festival on Sunday, a concerted show of support at his first performance since nine women accused him of sexual harassment in a report by The Associated Press.

Domingo and his co-stars in a concert of Verdi’s tragic opera ‘’Luisa Miller” all shared in 10 minutes of applause at the end of the show – but a standing ovation at the start of the show was for the 78-year-old opera legend alone. The singers walked out single file and the applause intensified as Domingo, second to last, appeared from behind the curtain, growing to a crescendo until most of the house was on its feet.

The Domingo accusations have divided the opera world. Two U.S. opera houses immediately canceled planned appearances. European opera houses have so far confirmed engagements scheduled through November 2020, in what some see as an effort to slow a perceived rush to judgment in the #MeToo movement.

Domingo received unwavering support from the festival, as well as his co-stars. Both soprano Nino Machaidze and tenor Piotr Beczala praised Domingo and the audience for their support as they greeted fans after the show.

‘The Rock’ takes honeymoon to D23


The Rock is honeymooning at a Disney convention.

Dwayne Johnson got married last weekend to longtime partner Lauren Hashian – and then spent Saturday promoting “Jungle Cruise” at the D23 Expo in Anaheim.

He says his new wife didn’t mind and added that the ceremony in Hawaii was “wonderful.”

Johnson partnered with Emily Blunt to make the movie based on the Disneyland ride, set to be released next year.

Associated Press