Entertainment News Roundup: Kevin Spacey wins in civil sexual abuse case brought by actor Rapp; Motor racing-Pitt briefs team bosses as F1 movie picks up speed and more
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Kevin Spacey wins in civil sexual abuse case brought by actor Rapp
Kevin Spacey won a sexual abuse case against him on Thursday after jurors in a civil trial in Manhattan found his accuser failed to prove his claim that the Oscar-winning actor made an unwanted sexual advance on him at the age of 14. trial in Manhattan federal court and took place about two hours after jurors began deliberating.
Motor racing-Pitt briefs team bosses as F1 film picks up speed
Formula 1 executives and team bosses were briefed by Brad Pitt at the United States Grand Prix in Austin, Texas on Friday as plans for a sports-based film gathered pace. Apple TV announced in June that its studio arm had landed the rights to a feature film to be directed by “Top Gun: Maverick” director Joseph Kosinski.
India’s leading multiplex chains are banking on the festive season to bring back the joy
A list of flop Bollywood films have hit India’s top cinemas hard, leaving the industry betting heavily on the current festive quarter to revive its fortunes Inox and PVR, the country’s leading multiplex operators which reported results this week, all have two blamed a lack of good content for lackluster Q2 performance, and said they’re betting on Q3 to get them back on the path to growth.
Netflix opens ‘immersive’ store for fans of popular shows
Streaming giant Netflix has opened a store in Los Angeles that it hopes will combine retail therapy with an “immersive” experience for fans of its popular shows “Stranger Things”, “Bridgerton” and ” Squid Game”. The store – open until early January – offers shoppers the chance to snap photos alongside the iconic laser-eyed Young-hee animatronic doll from ‘Squid Game’ and Queen Charlotte’s throne from the period drama Bridgerton.
Taylor Swift Reveals Her Late Night Thoughts On ‘Midnights’ Pop Album
Taylor Swift returned to pop on Friday with the launch of her 10th studio album, a record called “Midnights” inspired by her late-night thoughts, and she also released a video of her “nightmare scenarios” in the genre of horror movie. The 32-year-old singer-songwriter described the 13-track “Midnights” as “a collage of intensity, ups and downs and ebbs and flows.”
Berry Gordy and Smokey Robinson Honored as MusiCares Personalities of the Year
Motown icons Berry Gordy and Smokey Robinson will be honored by the music industry in Los Angeles ahead of the annual Grammy Awards as 2023 MusiCares Person of the Year, the organization announced Thursday. MusiCares, which is dedicated to supporting the music community, said the music world will celebrate the legacy of the two songwriters at its 32nd annual People of the Year benefit gala.
Judi Dench Says Netflix’s ‘The Crown’ Uses ‘Crude Sensationalism’
British actress Judi Dench has called on Netflix to add a disclaimer to royal drama ‘The Crown’, joining a chorus of voices criticizing the show’s fictional storylines. In a letter to The Times on Thursday, the 87-year-old veteran said the award-winning show was approaching the present day “the more it seems willing to blur the lines between historical accuracy and crude sensationalism.”
Jennifer Coolidge Wants To Show Fans A Different Realm In ‘The White Lotus’ Season 2
Jennifer Coolidge returns to “The White Lotus” to play Tanya McQuoid for Season 2 of the HBO Max series created by Mike White, and she’s ready for fans to meet a new side to her character. “It was really fun for me because the full length of ‘The White Lotus’ 1 was a grieving woman and there are flashes of bright light because she met this incredible woman, Belinda, and Tanya had the felt like I was really saved by someone,” Coolidge told Reuters at a red carpet event in Los Angeles. “In Season 2, it was fun to be in a different realm, the heartbreak is over.”
Rapper Cardi B wins lawsuit in California over explicit album cover
A California federal jury on Friday dismissed allegations that musician Cardi B misused the image of a man on the cover of her 2016 mixtape debut album. The cover of “Gangsta Bitch Music, Vol. 1” n did not violate the publicity or privacy rights of plaintiff Kevin Michael Brophy by depicting an altered photo of another man with Brophy’s unique back tattoo performing oral sex on the popular rapper, the Santa Jury Ana found after a four-day trial and an afternoon of deliberation.
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