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Rave News Digest: Yvonne Orji To Host International Emmy Awards, Paris Hilton Gets Married, Alves + More

Rave News Digest: Yvonne Orji To Host International Emmy Awards, Paris Hilton Gets Married, Alves + More


Yvonne Orji to host International Emmy Awards, Paris Hilton gets married, Barcelona re-signs Alves. Stay in the know with our Rave News Digest which summarizes five of the hottest global news you need to catch up on, saving you time and energy. Consider it your daily news fix.

Here is a rundown of five of the hottest news stories…

1. Yvonne Orji to host 2021 International Emmy Awards

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Nigerian-American actress, Yvonne Orji has been unveiled as this year’s host for the 49th International Emmy Awards. Slated for November 22, 2021, the award ceremony which honours worldwide excellence in television programming worldwide will see the Emmy-nominated actress and comedian share the stage with presenters including Vanessa Williams, Aidan Quinn, Tony-nominated actor Brian d’Arcy James, Method Man, Piper Perabo, Emeraude Toubia, Wilson Cruz, Felipe Santana, and Angélica.

This year’s International Emmys spots 44 nominees from 24 countries across the globe. The event which will see both guests and nominees in attendance is set to follow strict Covid-19 guidelines. Live streaming of the ceremony will be available on the awards’ website.

2. Paris Hilton gets married to Carter Reum

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Paris Hilton and Carter Reum are married. The couple said “I do” on Thursday, November 11, in Los Angeles. Sharing the first photo from the star-studded wedding on Instagram, Paris Hilton wrote: “My forever begins today”. According to reports, Paris and Carter got married at her late grandfather Barron’s Bel Air estate after getting engaged in February.

For her special day, the socialite and actress wore a white Oscar de la Renta gown with floral motifs. Paris Hilton documented her wedding for a series on Peacock TV.

3. South Africa: Lady Du wins big at Feather Awards

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Thursday night’s 13th annual Feather Awards were a typically star-studded affair. Complete with exquisite fashion, colorful entertainment and killer live performances, the awards continued on a rich tradition of glitz and glam. Lumko Johnson, Penny Lebyane, Ditshego Ditsego and Zizo Tshwete were the hosts of the 3-hour-long main award ceremony.

Lady Du was the biggest winner of the evening as she bagged 2 awards: the Fag Hag of the Year and Best Musician, which she shared with Makhadzi. Wiseman Zithar took the Hunk of the Year, while Best Styled Award was shared between former Miss Universe Zozibini Tunzi and SA fashion trailblazer Rich Mnisi.

4. US sanctions Eritrea over Tigray war

The US has placed sanctions on Eritrea’s military, its ruling party and two officials, accusing all for contributing to the war in the Tigray region of Ethiopia. The head of the US Treasury Department’s sanctions office, Andrea Gacki, condemned Eritrea for undermining the stability and integrity of the Ethiopian state, resulting in a humanitarian disaster.

Eritrea has supported the Ethiopian federal government against Tigrayan rebels. The UN has accused all sides in the year-long war of committing atrocities that may amount to war crimes. The conflict has displaced over two million people.

5. Dani Alves: Barcelona reach agreement ‘in principle’ to re-sign Brazil defender

Barcelona have reached an agreement in principle to re-sign 38-year-old defender Dani Alves – six years after he left the Nou Camp for Juventus. Alves, who has won nine top-flight titles with Barca, Juve and Paris St-Germain, is the first signing since Xavi took charge earlier this month.

The Brazil international spent eight years at Barcelona between 2008 and 2016 winning La Liga six times. Alves won three Champions League titles and the Copa del Rey four times.

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Our Week Day News Digest brings you a summary of five of the hottest news topics across the world––including celebrity news from Nollywood to Hollywood, the latest trending global headlines from American reports to top African news today, and the best sports stories in 2021. 


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