Entertainment News Roundup: Motorsports Pitt Updates Team Principals As F1 Movie Picks Up Speed; Taylor Swift reveals late-night thoughts on pop album ‘Midnights’ and more

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Motorsport Pitt updates team principals as F1 film picks up speed

Formula 1 executives and team principals were briefed by Brad Pitt at the US Grand Prix in Austin, Texas on Friday as plans for a film based on the sport gained momentum. Apple TV announced in June that its studio arm had acquired the rights to a feature film that will be directed by Joseph Kosinski, the director of Top Gun: Maverick.

Taylor Swift reveals late-night thoughts on pop album ‘Midnights’

Taylor Swift returned to pop on Friday with the debut 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 horror film genre. The 32-year-old singer-songwriter described the 13-track Midnights as “a collage of intensity, highs and lows and highs and lows.”

India’s leading multiplex chains are banking on the festive season to bring spirit back

A string of flop Bollywood films have hit India’s top cinemas hard, leaving the industry betting heavily on the ongoing festival quarter to revive its fortunes and good content for the lackluster second quarter performance, saying they are banking on the third quarter to get them back on the growth path.

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. Open through early January, the store will offer shoppers a chance to snap photos alongside the iconic animatronic laser-eyed Young-hee doll from “Squid Game” and Queen Charlotte’s throne from historical drama “Bridgerton.”

Berry Gordy, Smokey Robinson are honored as MusiCares Person of the Year

Motown icons Berry Gordy and Smokey Robinson are being honored by the music industry in Los Angeles as the 2023 MusiCares People of the Year ahead of the annual Grammy Awards, the organization announced Thursday. MusiCares, which is dedicated to supporting the music community, said the music world will celebrate the legacy of both songwriters during their 32nd annual benefit gala.

Rapper Cardi B wins California lawsuit over explicit album cover art

A California federal jury on Friday dismissed claims that musician Cardi B misappropriated the picture of a man on the cover of her debut 2016 mixtape album. The cover of “Gangsta Bitch Music, Vol. 1” did not violate plaintiff Kevin Michael Brophy’s rights of publicity or privacy by showing an altered photo of another man with Brophy’s unique back tattoo performing oral sex on the popular rapper, the Santa found Ana jury after a four-day process and an afternoon of deliberations.

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