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Is Coachella meeting fans expectations?

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Coachella just completed its first weekend but there’s been mixed opinions about the festival

The world’s largest festival welcomed over 250,000 individuals and featured A-listers including Harry Styles, Billie Eilish, Doja Cat and more.

General admission fees start upward of $449 USD, so some attendees were disappointed by last-minute cancellations and unfair management by Coachella organisers.

Just weeks prior to the festival headliner Kanye West pulled out of Coachella with organisers giving no statement.

The performance was predicted to be one of Kanye’s biggest sets in years and many fans were disappointed that he would no longer be performing.

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Coachella organisers were placed under scurtiny as festival-goers critised them for upholding double standards

Mid performance, Japanese singer Joji halted his performance and left his band onstage for nearly ten minutes.

Soon after Joji returned to the stage and attributed leaving to a health condition.

The performance continued, however the live stream was not posted by Coachella.

Fans have since condemmed Coachella organisers for forcing the singer to continue his performance while unwell.

Attendees have accused organisers for being hypocritical as Kanye was allowed to leave the festival.

The Weekend and Swedish House Mafia took over Kanye’s headlining act

Coachella attendees acknowledged the quick replacement for Kanye’s set.

After running 30 minutes late Swedish House Mafia took to the stage first performing EDM and techno tunes.

Soon after The Weekend (Abel Tesfaye) joined them on stage and performed hits including Blinding Lights, a top 10 Billboard hit for 57 consecutive weeks.

The Weekend gave a nod to West and sung the verse he did on the rapper’s single “Hurricane.”

Unlike other Coachella performances spruced with a band, dancers and special effects this one was stripped back to the Swedish House Mafia DJ set and The Weeknd on vocals.

The set had one of the largest attendance of the festival and was considered rather experimental.

The Weekend and Swedish House Mafia dressed in matching black outfits.

The non-traditional act was celebrated among other performances that day including Doja Cat, FINNEAS, Måneskin and more.

Amanda Gunn contributed to this report.

Anthony Lucas is reporter, presenter and social media producer with ticker News. Anthony holds a Bachelor of Professional Communication, with a major in Journalism from RMIT University as well as a Diploma of Arts and Entertainment journalism from Collarts. He’s previously worked for 9 News, ONE FM Radio and Southern Cross Austerio’s Hit Radio Network. 

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Netflix’s ‘Cheer’ star jailed over sexual abuse charges

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Rising star, Jerry Harris has been sentenced to 12 years in prison for child sexual abuse image charges

Jerry Harris from hit Netflix show, ‘Cheer’, has pleaded guilty to to the crimes of coercing teenage boys to send him obscene photos and videos.

In the Federal Court in Chicago, prosecutors say the 22-year-old’s celebrity status enabled him to “persuade and entice” his young victims to engage in sexual conduct.

The cheer star was arrested in 2020 for production of child pornography and has since been in custody in Chicago for almost two years while awaiting trial and sentencing.

Prosecutors allege at the time of his arrest, Harris solicited sex from minors at cheerleading competitions.

He also allegedly solicited photos and videos from two 14-year-old brothers, after a complaint was filed.

A few months after his 2020 arrest, Harris was indicted on more charges in Florida and Texas alleging misconduct.

Earlier this year, he pleaded guilty to one count of receiving child pornography and travelling with the intention to engage in illegal sexual conduct.

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Elon Musk’s secretly welcomed twins last year

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Elon Musk secretly welcomed twins just weeks before his second child with Grimes was born last year

The world’s wealthiest man, Elon Musk is believe to have fathered 10 children after a top executive from one of his companies gave birth to twins last year.

The mother of the children is Shivon Zilis, a senior member of Musks’ artificial intelligence company, Neuralink.

Zilis is considered a rising star in the world of AI, after being listed on Forbes’ 30 Under 30 in 2015, and LinkedIn’s 35 under 35.

According to her LinkedIn, she is currently the Director of Operations and Special Projects at Musk’s neurotechnology firm, Neuralink.

Court documents show the pair filed a petition to change their twins’ last names to Musk, and contain their mothers last name as part of their middle name.

The petition was filed in Austin, Texas which is also the birthplace of Zilis and Musk’s children where they were reportedly born in November 2021.

The two children will add to the six children Musk has with ex-wife, Justine Musk, and two children with Canadian singer Grimes.

The twins will also join Justine and Musk’s 18-year-old daughter, Vivian Jenna Wilson who has recently strived to cut ties with her father.

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Netflix approves ‘Stranger Things’ spin-off series & stage play

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If you haven’t seen Stranger things by now, I’m afraid you’re far behind, the fourth season of the TV show briefly crashed the Netflix app as fans rushed to view it

The series has logged over 1.15 billion hours in viewing time on Netflix, behind South Korean drama “Squid Game.”

SQUID GAME.

It’s so popular that Netflix has now approved a ‘Stranger Things’ spin-off series to help build a franchise.

It’s come at a perfect time because the last season ever of stranger things won’t air until 2024.

So fans can get their fix soon enough now a spin-off science fiction series gets underway.

“Stranger Things” is the biggest English-language hit into a broad entertainment franchise.

The new series will be based on an original idea from the twins who created “Stranger Things”

Netflix is remaining tight lipped on the story or characters but its also announced a stage play set in the world of “Stranger Things.”

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