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The Daily Recap - 17th November 2021



** TRIGGERING WARNING - This post does mention sexual assault. If this is triggering please contact 1800 RESPECT. **



Tennis Star Peng Shuai Goes Missing After Reporting Beijing's Former Vice Premier Of Sexual Assault


One of China's biggest sporting stars Peng Shuai has reportedly gone missing days after she reported former government official Zhang Gaoli of sexual abuse.


Zhang was a high ranking member of the Communist Party and former Vice Premier of Beijing.


The 75 year old allegedly had an affair with Peng back in 2011, but in 2018 he pressured her to rekindle their relationship and assaulted her.


Peng Shuai was the first Chinese tennis player to be ranked world No. 1 doubles by the WTA. Source: CBS Sports

On the 2nd of November Peng shared these accusations on the Chinese social media site Weibo (known as the Chinese Facebook).


The post was deleted 30 minutes later and the word wangqiu (Chinese word for tennis) and Peng's name was blocked on Weibo.


No one has seen Peng since she made the allegations nearly two weeks ago.


"My understanding is that she is in Beijing in China, but I can’t confirm that because I haven’t spoken directly with her," says Women's Tennis Association CEO Steve Simon, "the recent events in China concerning a WTA player, Peng Shuai, are of deep concern."


The WTA are now calling upon the Chinese Government to investigate the sexual assault allegations made against Zhang Gaoli.



The Harry Potter Cast are Returning to Hogwarts to Celebrate the 20th Anniversary of the Franchise


Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, Emma Watson and the rest of the Harry Potter cast are coming together again for a televised reunion to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the 'Harry Potter' franchise.



It's hard to believe it's been two decades since we first saw Harry, Ron and Hermione on our screens in the incredible 'Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone.'


Tom Felton, Gary Oldman, Matthew Lewis and Helena Bonham Carter are just some of the famous faces we'll be seeing in the special reunion.


The Harry Potter cast on the set of 'Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part Two.' Source: Instagram / Emma Watson

Nothing has been said yet about whether the transphobic, Harry Potter author J.K Rowling will be attending the reunion; but nevertheless we at TNWC a beyond excited about this reunion.


The 'Harry Potter 20th Anniversary: Return to Hogwarts' reunion special which will stream New Year’s day on HBO Max in 2022.



LGBTQIA+ Activists Deni Todorovič and Aj Clementine Make Their Way to Melbourne Fashion Week


Fashion Week has officially begun!


To kick off the opening night of Melbourne Fashion Week AJ Clementine walked the runway for Australian couture brand JASONGRECH.


With it also being 'Trans Awareness Week,' the model/author says walking for Fashion Week was a "magical way" to celebrate the LGBTQIA+ community.

AJ Clementine walking the runway at Melbourne Fashion Week. Source: Instagram / AJ Clementine

Fashion icon Deni Todorovič also had the chance to strut their stuff on the catwalk at Fashion Week.


Not only were they the Creative Director of the opening show but they also got to close the show with AJ Clementine.


Deni Todorovic and AJ Clementine at opening night of Melbourne Fashion Week. Source: Instagram

"My heart is still over flowing with all the feels and emotions," says Deni, "last night was special beyond words.


Throughout the week, more than 250 designers will showcase their pieces during Melbourne Fashion Week.


This year's runways are focused on sustainability, inclusivity and diversity of Australia’s fashion industry.



2000s TV Icons Lizzie McGuire and Samantha Jones are Joining Forces in a New TV Show


Hilary Duff and Kim Cattrall are both set to star in the highly anticipated 'How I Met Your Father' series.


The show is a reboot of the popular series, 'How I Met Your Mother' and is expected to tell the story of a woman name Sophie and how she met her son's father.

Hilary Duff on set of 'How I Met Your Father.' Source: Instagram / Hilary Duff

Millennial icon Hilary Duff is set to play Sophie alongside screen queen Kim Cattrall who will play future Sophie.


With fans missing out on the Lizzie McGuire revival and seeing Samantha Jones in the Sex and the City mini-series 'And Just Like That,' at least we as an audience still get to see these 2000s TV icons back on our screens.

Kim Cattrall as SATC character Samantha Jones and Hilary Duff as Lizzie Mcguire. Source: IMDB

The How I Met Your Father series has commenced filming but it's unknown when the reboot will be released.



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