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Rihanna to perform at Super Bowl halftime show in Arizona
Rihanna will perform at the Super Bowl halftime show in February in Glendale, Arizona, the National Football League announced Sunday. The Grammy-winning Barbadian singer fills one of the most coveted slots on the American music calendar, watched by millions of viewers every year. Previous artists at halftime have included Michael Jackson, Prince, Beyoncé, Missy Elliott, Lady Gaga, The Rolling Stones, Paul McCartney, Madonna, Bruce Springsteen and The Who.
Aston Martin stunt car and Daniel Craig suits star in James Bond auction
From an Aston Martin DB5 stunt car to costumes worn by Daniel Craig in ‘No Time to Die’, a range of James Bond props and memorabilia are on offer at a charity auction as soon as the film franchise celebrates his 60th birthday. The two-part sale will take place as a live auction on Wednesday and an online auction with bidding open until James Bond Day on October 5 – the date of the first film’s world premiere. on the suave British secret agent – “Dr. No” – took place in 1962.
Alec Baldwin and others could be indicted in October for the filming of “Rust” -DA
Actor Alec Baldwin is among four people who could be charged in October for the shooting death of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins while filming Western “Rust” in 2021, a New Mexico prosecutor has said. The final police report on the shooting near Santa Fe, New Mexico, is expected next month, when prosecutors will file criminal charges if warranted, District Attorney Mary Carmack-Altwies told the council. of state finances.
Russian filmmaker resigns after officials snubbed Oscars
The chairman of Russia’s Oscar nominating commission has resigned, state media reported on Tuesday, after the country decided not to submit a film for the Oscars for 2022. In a scathing letter partially published by the agency TASS press, Pavel Chukhrai, whose film “The Thief” was nominated for an Oscar in 1997, wrote that the country’s Film Academy unilaterally decided not to nominate a film without consulting it.
‘Waves’ musician Mr. Probz files $10 million lawsuit against Sony over royalties
Lawyers for Dutch musician Mr. Probz, known for his 2013-2014 hit ‘Waves’, said on Tuesday they had filed a lawsuit worth more than 10 million euros ($9.66 million) against Sony in Amsterdam for royalties that the artist claims Sony fraudulently withheld. Mr. Probz, real name Dennis Stehr, argues that Sony deducted administration and distribution costs from its royalties as they passed through the company’s subsidiaries, in violation of its contract which stipulated that they were to be determined at their first collection — “At the Source”.
Spanish court formally sends Shakira to court for tax evasion
A Spanish court on Tuesday formally ordered Colombian superstar Shakira to stand trial for failing to pay 14.5 million euros ($14.31 million) in income tax, according to a court document released Tuesday. The ‘Hips Don’t Lie’ singer, 45, whose full name is Shakira Isabel Mebarak Ripoll, in July rejected a deal to settle the case, which meant she would face trial in a case that could see her sent to prison for eight years.
Netflix dismisses lawsuit against creators of ‘The Unofficial Bridgerton Musical’
Netflix Inc has dropped its lawsuit against the creators of ‘The Unofficial Bridgerton Musical’ after reaching a settlement, according to a person familiar with the matter. The streaming service filed a copyright infringement lawsuit against Abigail Barlow and Emily Bear in Washington in late July, three days after a sold-out performance of “The Unofficial Bridgerton Musical” at the Kennedy Center in the US capital.
(With agency contributions.)