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Finneas and Billie Eilish AP PHOTO

Eilish is funny, sullen, charismatic and moody. She gets dreamy and protective of her followers, and complains that writing songs is “torture.”

It is interesting to see her and Finneas test lyrics out, and the juxtaposition of her glamorous appearances and performances with the modest normalcy of their home life.

There are some vulnerable moments too, showing the performer exhausted and annoyed. Eilish remains as unique and enigmatic, but is presented very much like a normal teenager.

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Lady Gaga’s dog walker shot, French bulldogs stolen in LA
LOS ANGELES: Lady Gaga’s dog walker was shot and two of her French bulldogs were stolen in Hollywood during an armed robbery, police said.

Lady Gaga AP PHOTO

The singer is offering a $500,000 reward for the return of her dogs, Koji and Gustav. She is currently in Rome to film a movie.

The dog walker was shot once and is expected to survive his injuries. It’s not yet clear if he was targeted because of his celebrity client. The man was walking three of Lady Gaga’s dogs, but one escaped and has been found.

An email address for tips, KojiandGustav@gmail.com, has been set up.

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Hulu sets Mike Tyson miniseries, but he punches back
LOS ANGELES: Hulu announced a series dramatizing the life of Mike Tyson, who quickly slammed the production as “cultural misappropriation.”

Mike Tyson AP PHOTO

“Hulu’s announcement to do an unauthorized mini-series of the Tyson story without compensation, although unfortunate, isn’t surprising,” Tyson said on Instagram. “This announcement on the heels of social disparities in our country is a prime example of how Hulu’s corporate greed led to this tone-deaf cultural misappropriation of the Tyson life story.”

Tyson’s further criticized the announcement’s timing — during Black History Month — and called on Hollywood to “be more sensitive to Black experiences, especially after all that has transpired in 2020.”




 
 

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