Rebecca Black debuts new video
Unlikely viral video star Rebecca Black has released a follow-up to her first hit, “Friday.”
Black’s second music video, “My Moment,” debuted Monday. In less than 24 hours, it was watched more than 1.9 million times on YouTube. It’s also streaming on her website and is available on iTunes.
The video is better produced than her “Friday” video, which amassed more than 160 million views before it was removed from YouTube last week. Black and her team have disputed the rights of the video with Ark Music Factory, the company Black’s parents paid $4,000 to produce it.
‘Harry’s Law’ to get more Cincy flavor
A television drama starring Kathy Bates and set in Cincinnati is preparing to mix in more of the city’s flavor for the second season, airing this fall.
Executive Director Kristen Erwin of the Greater Cincinnati Film Commission says two of the people behind the NBC show “Harry’s Law” came to town about a month ago to film more establishing shots. Erwin tells The Cincinnati Enquirer they were “blown away” by the city and found it beautiful and interesting.
The crew was particularly interested in a 150-year-old downtown bar named Arnold’s. They filmed its exterior and are re-creating the interior on a Hollywood soundstage.
Indigenous Aussie actor dies at 44
David Ngoombujarra, one of Australia’s best known indigenous actors whose films included “Australia” and “Rabbit-Proof Fence,” has died. He was 44.
The actor was found in a park Sunday and died at a hospital in Fremantle, near Perth on Australia’s west coast. Police have not determined the cause but said his death was not suspicious.
Two of his acclaimed films were “Rabbit-Proof Fence” and “Black and White,” both released in 2002 and based on true stories of Australia’s indigenous people.
“Rabbit-Proof Fence” won best film from the Australian Film Institute. Ngoombujarra won one of his three AFI awards for “Black and White,” in which he played an Aborigine convicted of killing a young white girl.
His other films included “Ned Kelly,” “Crocodile Dundee in Los Angeles” and “Kangaroo Jack.”