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Idris Elba’s new Apple TV+ project, Blac Chyna vs. the Kardashians, and more


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Idris Elba’s got a new project lined up. According to Variety, the actor is set to star in and executive-produce a new thriller for Apple TV+ called Hijack. It’s a seven-part drama series in which Elba plays a business negotiator whose skills become needed when a plane he’s riding on gets hijacked. Hijack will be the first project to debut from Elba’s first-look deal with Apple, which he signed in 2020.

— In addition to performing at the Billboard Music Awards next month, Burna Boy and Latto will be participating in the first-ever Billboard MusicCon. The two-day event, held May 13-14 in Las Vegas ahead of BBMAs on May 15, will feature a variety of artists and other music industry figures speaking on the “evolving music scene that continues to shift across genres and cultures.” Burna Boy will speak on a panel entitled “The Explosion of Afro-Fusion,” while Latto will participate in a discussion on “The Future of Hip Hop.”

Blac Chyna’s lawsuit against the Kardashian-Jenner family continued in court Friday with a second day of testimony from Kris Jenner. TMZ reports Kris claimed she believed Chyna was going to kill her son, Rob Kardashian, when she allegedly pointed a gun at him during an argument in 2016. Chyna, who was previously engaged to Rob and shares a daughter with him, claimed she pointed the gun as a joke. Chyna has filed a $100 million lawsuit against the family for defamation following the cancellation of her E! reality show Rob and Chyna.

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