The Rundown

Entertainment Express: Pussy Riot, Berlin Film Festival, NY Fashion Week, Michael J Fox, Jay Leno

 

* Madonna introduced two members of the Pussy Riot punk collective on stage at Amnesty International’s Bringing Human Rights Home concert in Brooklyn on Wednesday night, which featured Imagine Dragons, Lauryn Hill and Blondie. The women rallied for the ousting of Russian President Vladimir Putin, and Madonna spoke about how she was targeted for ‘promoting homosexuality, which I have been known to do.’

* It’s a big weekend for big events – the Berlin Film Festival kicks off with the premiere of Wes Anderson’s The Grand Budapest Hotel. The late Philip Seymour Hoffman will be honoured at the fest, while at the same time more tests are being done to find out the exact cause of his death.

* Mercedes Benz New York Fashion Week also kicks off today. Established names and new names will show their Fall/Winter 2014 collections. Over 300 presentations will take place, but there’s a more international flavour to this year’s event, with emerging talents this season from Europe, Africa, and, for the first time, Australia.

* After it was given an unprecedented guaranteed 22 episodes, The Michael J Fox Show has been cancelled.

* 22 years later, Jay Leno will say goodbye to The Tonight Show tonight, ahead of Jimmy Fallon’s takeover on February 17th.

[Pic: Amnesty International]

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