July 3 - The latest entertainment headlines including Adele immortalized in wax, Usher rings NYSE closing bell and Clooney and Bullock to open Venice. Lindsay Claiborn reports.
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Grammy Award-winning singer Adele joined the Madame Tussauds hall of fame on Wednesday (July 3) as her wax figure was unveiled in London. Adele's wax figure is dressed in a long black dress mirroring the one she wore in her 2012 Grammy Awards performance. Adele was not at the unveiling, but got a sneak preview of the figure and told creators that she was happy with the results.
Usher was in New York on Wednesday (July 3) to ring the closing bell at the New York Stock Exchange. The R&B star was joined by representatives of Macy's to promote Thursday's Macy's 4th of July Fireworks display. Usher is 'curating' the annual extravaganza, which will feature music by Rihanna, Kelly Clarkson, Jimi Hendrix, Frank Sinatra and Sam Cooke.
Sci-fi film Gravity, starring George Clooney and Sandra Bullock, is set to kick off the Venice Film Festival in August. The 3D movie, directed by Mexican filmmaker Alfonso Cuaron of "Y Tu Mama Tambien" fame, sees the pair as astronauts on an ill-fated mission. The Venice Film Festival runs from August 28 through September 7.
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