Halle Berry pulls out of transgender role following backlash
Halle Berry has pulled out of a part in an upcoming film in which after facing online criticism she was expected to play a transgender woman.
In a live interview with Instagram on Friday, the actress said she hadn’t been officially cast for the part but was planning for it.
“[It’s] a story in which a woman is a trans-actor, so she’s a woman who has become a male. She is a character in a project I love to do, “Berry had said. She added she would like to take a “deep dive” into “that culture,” presumably referring to the trans community.
Berry faced online criticism, however, after the character was misgendered several times during the interview.
Others have said transgender community members should be allowed to play transgender roles.
She issued an apology on Monday night and pulled out of the position, saying “the transgender community will definitely have a chance to tell their own stories.”
She wrote: “I had the opportunity over the weekend to address my consideration of a potential role as a transgender man and I would like to apologize for those remarks.
“As a cisgender woman, I now understand that I should not have considered this role, and that the transgender community should undeniably have the opportunity to tell their own stories.
“I am grateful for the guidance and critical conversation over the past few days and will continue to listen, educate and learn from this mistake. I vow to be an ally in using my voice to promote better representation on-screen, both in front of and behind the camera.”
Halle Berry’s initial statement attracted the attention of the Netflix documentary’s Twitter page “Disclosure: Trans Lives on Film.” The show looks at Hollywood’s representation of transgender people and their stories.
The account of the documentary invited Halle Berry to watch the film in order to “understand how cis actors like yourself acting in trans roles have significant offscreen cultural repercussions.”
The account has thanked her for “listening and learning” after Berry ‘s apology.
The LGBTQ rights group GLAAD also replied by saying “We are grateful that Halle Berry has listened to and learned from transgender people’s concerns. Many influential individuals will do likewise. Watching ‘Disclosure’ to learn about trans media coverage is a good place to start.
Victoria Beckham shares photos of her daughter for important reason
Victoria Beckham is one of the many women participating in the new Instagram viral campaign #WomenSupportingWomen. The movement is a way for women to embrace and encourage each other.
A glorious image of her only daughter, the nine-year-old, Harper, is posted by the former Spice Girls star.
“Raising strong women is as important as supporting them,” she wrote in the caption. “#HarperSeven #blackandwhitechallenge #womensupportingwomen.”
The task is to upload a black and white photo of yourself, using the hashtag # WomenSupportingWomen and to thank the woman who nominated them with the hashtag # ChallengeAccepted.
While Victoria and David Beckham‘s works are demanding, the couple are extremely helpful parents and make sure one is always at home while the other works.
The pair are also the parents of Brooklyn, 21, Romeo, 17 and Cruz, 15. Often on social media they love their children and share their sweet messages with their fans.
Victoria Beckham: My secret to balancing work and parenting
The fashion designer gave a sweet look at her family life in a recent Youtube interview called Victoria Beckham’s secret to balancing it.
“I think that being a mum is the most important job in the world,” she said. “I love what I do professionally, and I take it very, very seriously, but there is nothing more serious than having children.
“You start with these little babies, and it’s your responsibility to make sure that you are helping to bring up really good people. I try to be the best mum, I try to be the best wife, I try to be the best professional… I mean, I’m trying.”
Dates For The 2021 Sanremo Has Been Revealed
Previously, we announced that the 2021 edition of Sanremo could not be held in February due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Recently , we reported it could be held a month later in March.
Now, according to reports, it has now been confirmed that the contest is due to take place from the 2nd to the 6th of March 2021. This news has been confirmed as new timetables have been released. It was announced during the announcement that Amadeus would continue collaborating with the festival.
Can Sanremo be used to pick the 2021 Eurovision Act of Italy?
Italy has yet to announce its participation in the 2021 Eurovision Song Contest. On the basis of the patterns, they usually do not officially confirm their participation in the competition later in the year (RAI confirmed their participation in the 2020 competition in October of last year).
As to whether or not the festival will again pick the 2021 Italian entry, this was not confirmed when the dates of the festival were revealed.
However, looking at past experiences of another national selection (Melodifestivalen in this case); Swedish national selections typically take place during the whole of February and the first two Saturdays of March.
It will also mean that a potential meeting of the Heads of Delegation will take place on 15 March 2021. That would then grant Italy an interval of one week if they wanted to use Sanremo to pick their entry.
However, the date of the meeting of the Heads of Delegation is still to be confirmed by the EBU.
Italy’s Eurovision Song Contest
Italy was one of the seven countries that participated in the inaugural Eurovision Song Contest in 1956. Italy achieved two third places in 1958 and 1963 before their first title. Italy’s first victory came in 1964 with Gigliola Cinquetti’s ‘Non ho l’età’ in 1964, which won the Copenhagen contest with 49 points.
In 1990, Toto Cutugno became Italy’s second and most recent “Insieme: 1992” winner. He won the contest with 149 points. Italy took part four more times in the 1990s, before taking part in the competition for a 13-year break from 1998 to 2010.
They returned to the competition in 2011 and have since finished in the top three on three occasions – 2nd in 2011, 3rd in 2015 and 2nd in 2019. Diodato was chosen to represent Italy in 2020 with “Fai rumore” until the competition was cancelled.
Cuppy signs deal with Platoon for her debut album
Cuppy signs deal with Platoon for her debut album
On July 7, 2020, Nigerian DJ and artist, DJ Cuppy announced that her new album will be released through label services company, Platoon.
This comes a couple of weeks after being revealed on Apple Music as Africa Now’s new host. Her debut album, called Original Copy, is said to be ready for release and prepared. Platoon has increased its reach in African countries over the past three years by handing out advances to several acts in South Africa, Ghana , Nigeria and so forth.
— Cuppy (@cuppymusic) July 6, 2020
Speaking with his Billboard in May 2020, Label CEO Denzyl Feigelson says, “I want artists to be able to handle their music on our platform; get resources such as education, legal and accounting; learn about publishing, touring, how to market; and conquer stuff like Twitter , Facebook, TikTok, Twitch because if I help them grow their company, it only helps us grow our company.
Platoon also provides resources such as free studio time; film, advertising and marketing funding; distribution; tour support; track pitching; and data and insights to artists from all digital service providers. It was purchased by Apple a few years ago.