RENEE ZELLWEGER STARS AS JUDY GARLAND IN “JUDY”
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) – Renee Zellweger can relate to some of the struggles Judy Garland had, but she acknowledges that it’s an unfair comparison.
Zellweger stars as Garland in the new film “Judy.” The film is about some of Garland’s last concerts that she agreed to do because of financial problems, even as she struggled with health issues and drug addiction.
Zellweger says Garland was a child star put on a path that would have challenges that no one understood at the time. Zellweger says conversations are happening about women and their careers, which no one thought to have back in Garland’s day.
“Judy” opens in theaters today.
SEVERAL MODELS SUE STRIP CLUB OVER USE OF IMAGES
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) – Several models and actresses have sued a Rhode Island strip club they say used their images in social media and advertising campaigns without permission.
The models, including Tara Leigh Patrick, who is better known as Carmen Electra, say by using their images the Cadillac Lounge in Providence made it appear as if they either worked at, endorsed or were otherwise affiliated the club.
The plaintiffs are alleging misleading advertising, violation of privacy, defamation and unjust enrichment.
The suit filed last week in federal court in Rhode Island seeks unspecified damages, an end to the use of their images and a jury trial.
No attorney for was listed for the club or owner Nancy Shappy in court records. A listed number for the club was not in service.
ROBOTS MADE FAMOUS ON YOUTUBE COULD BE HEADED TO CIRCUS
BOSTON (AP) – Animal-like robots that started out as a military-funded research project might be shipped off to the circus instead of the battlefield.
Cirque du Soleil says it’s in talks with robot maker Boston Dynamics about using the four-legged Spot robot in its live shows.
The agile robots walk, climb stairs and open doors. They have become famous on YouTube but haven’t been applied commercially since the company was founded in 1992.
That’s changing this fall. The Waltham, Massachusetts, robotics firm revealed in a YouTube post this week that Spot is now in mass production and shipping to select customers for such uses as monitoring construction sites or inspecting energy facilities.
Cirque du Soleil says it’s still in the “ideation” stage and evaluating Spot’s potential in live entertainment.