Ed Sheeran canceled his show last night in St. Louis amid rising protests throughout the city. The protests are due to the acquittal of a former police officer who was charged with first-degree murder of a black motorist following a high-speed chase in 2011. Police and protesters have flooded the streets as a result. U2 did the same earlier in the week. Sheeran’s tour company issued a statement, claiming that the cancellation came due to local law enforcement couldn’t fully commit to providing a sufficient amount of police and other city services to protect concertgoers. They plan on having Ed return to St. Louis at a later date in 2018. Fans will receive a refund for their tickets.
Comedian Kevin Hart apologized to his family after an unidentified person allegedly tried to extort him. Hart, who is expecting a child with wife Eniko Parrish, posted the video on Instagram Saturday night, apologizing for his “mistakes” and claiming someone was trying to blackmail him for past misbehavior.
Michael Bublé’s debut fragrance, By Invitation, has been nominated for the 2017 Pure Beauty Awards. The woman’s scent is a finalist in the Best New Female Fragrance category. The singer launched the fragrance last summer, which contains about 50 different “notes,” including vanilla, sandalwood, patchouli, rose oil and red berries
Last night the 69th Primetime Emmy Awards took place, and women ruled the night. The show gave out five Emmys each to a pair of female-fronted projects: The Handmaid’s Tale and Big Little Lies. Their respective stars Elisabeth Moss and Nicole Kidman won Outstanding Lead Actress prizes, and Handmaid’s Tale was named Best Drama Series – the first streaming show to win the category. Veep won its third consecutive prize for Best Comedy Series and star Julia Louis-Dreyfus set a new record with her sixth Emmy win.
“Mother” couldn’t stop “It”. The much talked about Darren Aronofsky movie, scored a rare F grade from CinemaScore audiences, leading to a sad showing in its first week out, with just $7.5 million in receipts. It’s the lowest opening ever for the star Jennifer Lawrence. Ed Harris and Michelle Pfeiffer also star in a movie that was clearly counting on star power to counteract its darkness.
Netflix’s rebooted Fuller House is set to return on September 22nd, or 30 years to the day after the original series premiered on ABC. The third season will mark the occasion with a family reunion: Uncle Jesse, Danny, and Uncle Joey will make an appearance in the same clothes they wore during the first episode.