Daniel Craig’s globe-trotting has brought him to Cyprus — but not to film any scenes as super spy James Bond. The British actor was on the eastern Mediterranean island Tuesday to inspect the United Nations’ work in clearing minefields, a vestige of the conflict that divided this island along ethnic lines more than four decades ago.
The U.N. has removed more than 27,000 land mines from the island’s buffer zone over the past decade, but it’s estimated that thousands more remain. The U.N. said Craig inspected a live minefield being cleared by a 20-strong Cambodian demining team from the U.N.’s peacekeeping mission in Lebanon. Cambodia is still plagued by millions of undetected mines planted over three decades of strife that still injure and kill.
“For these peacekeepers to take their expertise, gleaned over the last forty years in Cambodia, and make it available to the people of Cyprus, halfway around the world, is truly inspiring,” Craig said, according to the U.N.
Rhymesayers plans Target Center show
After filling up a field outside Canterbury Park with 30,000 fans in recent years at its annual Soundset festival, Minneapolis-based hip-hop label Rhymesayers Entertainment is moving indoors to try to pack Target Center on Dec. 4 to mark its 20th anniversary. The company’s co-founding rap group Atmosphere will head up the arena celebration alongside other local favorites such as Brother Ali, P.O.S., Prof, I Self Devine, Los Nativos and Toki Wright. Many of the nationwide indie-rap stars who have also recorded for Rhymesayers will also be there, including Aesop Rock, Freeway, Evidence, Dilated Peoples, Musab and Bluprint. Tickets to the all-ages concert, including general-admission arena floor access, are all priced $20 save for some $100 VIP passes. They go on sale Friday at 10 a.m. via AXS.com or the arena box office.
Moore forms group to end gun violence
Actress Julianne Moore is rallying the entertainment industry to try to help end gun violence. Moore announced the formation of the Everytown Creative Council. The 80 entertainers who have signed on include Alec Baldwin, Mindy Kaling, Yoko Ono, Jennifer Lawrence and Spike Lee. The group is affiliated with Everytown for Gun Safety, which was founded by former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg. The group aims to mobilize voters to support measures such as enhanced background checks for gun buyers.
Expecting: John Legend and Chrissy Teigen are expecting their first child. The musician, 36, and model, 29 announced the pregnancy on Instagram.