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Kevin Spacey wins civil sex abuse lawsuit brought by actor Rapp
Kevin Spacey on Thursday thwarted a sexual abuse trial against him after a jury in a civil trial in Manhattan found his accuser failed to prove his allegations that the Oscar-winner made an unwanted sexual advance to him when he was 14. The verdict followed three weeks of trial in Manhattan federal court and came about two hours after the jury began deliberating.
In an Indian village, residents use YouTube to fulfill their Bollywood dreams
A man in a black beanie and pink T-shirt sits on a bullock cart with a mound of grass behind him and plays a rhyme into a camera as he drives through the dusty streets of the Indian village of Tulsi. The hip-hop video is just one of many homegrown, Bollywood-inspired productions being created for the village’s flagship YouTube channel, which has nearly 120,000 subscribers and more than 200 videos uploaded.
Hollywood’s Anna May Wong becomes first Asian American with US currency
The US Mint will feature an Asian American on its currency for the first time when it issues a coin next week engraved with the image of actress Anna May Wong, who worked in Hollywood during an era of open racism and stereotypes. A quarter-dollar coin featuring a profile of Wong with her signature bangs and long fingernails will go into circulation Tuesday as part of the American Women’s Quarters Program, the US Mint said in a statement.
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.
Music star Taylor Swift releases new album “Midnights”
US music superstar Taylor Swift released her tenth studio album “Midnights” on Friday, along with additional tracks created during the recording process. The 32-year-old singer-songwriter describes the 13-track album “as a collage of intensity, highs and lows and highs and lows.”
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.
Judi Dench says Netflix’s The Crown uses ‘raw sensationalism’
British actress Judi Dench has urged Netflix to add a disclaimer to royal drama The Crown, joining a chorus of voices criticizing the series’ fictional storylines. In a letter to The Times on Thursday, the 87-year veteran said as the award-winning show neared the present day, “the more freely it seems willing to blur the lines between historical accuracy and gross sensationalism.”
Jennifer Coolidge wants to show fans another realm in Season 2 of The White Lotus
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 see a new side of her character. “I really enjoyed that because the entire length of ‘The White Lotus’ 1 was a woman stricken with grief and there are bright flashes of light because she met this amazing woman, Belinda, and Tanya felt like she was really saved someone,” Coolidge told Reuters at a red carpet event in Los Angeles. “Season 2 was fun to be in a different realm, the sadness is over.”
Dwayne Johnson calls the comic adaptation “Black Adam” his passion project
Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson stars in the anti-hero DC Comics film Black Adam, and he calls it his passion project. “This is right for me,” Johnson told Reuters. Although the ‘Red Notice’ actor has starred in a number of box office hits, he felt uncomfortable releasing this film as it represents a departure from his previous roles.
Filming of “Rust” will not return to New Mexico after filming is complete
When the western film Rust resumes filming, it won’t take place in New Mexico, the state where actor Alec Baldwin fatally shot the film’s cinematographer Halyna Hutchins in 2021, an attorney for the production company said Thursday. The announcement follows a civil settlement between Baldwin, the Rust producers and the von Hutchins family on October 5, stating that filming will resume in January with the same cast and director. Matthew Hutchins, Halyna’s husband, will serve as executive producer.
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