Entertainment News Roundup: Iconic Mexican ranchera singer Vicente Fernandez dies at 81; Willkommen: Oscar-winner Redmayne stars in London revival of ‘Cabaret’ and more

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Iconic Mexican ranchera singer Vicente Fernandez dies at 81

Legendary Mexican singer Vicente Fernandez, an emblematic figure of ranchera music, died on Sunday at the age of 81, according to a message posted on his official Instagram account. Fernandez died at 6:15 a.m. local time, the post said. He had been suffering medical complications after a fall at his home that injured his cervical spine and required an operation.

Willkommen: Oscar-winner Redmayne stars in London revival of ‘Cabaret’

Oscar-winning actor Eddie Redmayne makes a return to London’s West End in a new production of the musical “Cabaret”, which opened on Sunday. Redmayne plays the role of Emcee, alongside stage and screen star Jessie Buckley, in the production directed by Rebecca Frecknall.

Publicist was ‘not associated with’ Kanye West when she pressured election worker – West spokesperson

A publicist accused of pressuring a Georgia election worker to confess to false allegations of committing voting fraud was not “associated” with rap star Kanye West at the time she visited the worker, a representative for West said. Reuters reported on Friday that the publicist, Trevian Kutti, met on Jan. 4 with Ruby Freeman, a Fulton County election worker who had been targeted by then-President Donald Trump and his allies with baseless claims that she processed fraudulent votes to favor Democrat Joe Biden.

‘West Side Story’ Falls Flat at Box Office With Disappointing $10 Million Debut

Audiences didn’t open their wallets to see the infamous rivalry between the Sharks and the Jets play out on the big screen. “West Side Story,” Steven Spielberg’s remake of the classic musical, fell flat in its box office debut, collecting a paltry $10.5 million from 2,820 theaters. That’s cause for concern because Disney and 20th Century Studios spent $100 million to revive the Shakespearean love story for modern times and stand to lose millions, unless “West Side Story” endures at the box office through the holidays and Oscar season.

Biden jokes about poor cooking skills in late-night TV debut on ‘Tonight Show’

U.S. President Joe Biden urged Americans to get vaccinated against COVID-19, vowed to combat inflation and joked about his lack of cooking skills during his first late-night TV appearance on NBC’s “Tonight Show” on Friday. Biden, 79, told host Jimmy Fallon that he and first lady Jill Biden had convinced the White House staff to let them make their own breakfast at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.

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Kenneth Proto

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