Entertainment News Roundup: Shakira refuses to settle with Spanish prosecutor to end tax evasion case; Netflix Orders Ryan Gosling ‘Gray Man’ Movie Sequel, Spinoff & More

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Shakira refuses to settle with Spanish prosecutor to end tax evasion case

Latin American superstar Shakira has rejected a proposed settlement by the prosecutor in her €14.5 million Spanish tax evasion case and is now set to go to trial, her media team said on Wednesday. The Colombian singer – who has sold more than 80 million records worldwide with hits such as “Hips Don’t Lie” – has always met all of her tax obligations, according to a statement. She views the case as “a total violation of her rights”, he said.

Netflix orders sequel and spin-off to Ryan Gosling’s ‘Gray Man’ movie

Netflix Inc is turning its new spy thriller “The Gray Man” into a franchise, announcing plans for a sequel and spin-off of the action movie starring Ryan Gosling on Tuesday. “The Gray Man,” one of Netflix’s most expensive films to date, began streaming on Friday and was the most-watched movie on the streaming service in 92 countries, the company said.

Paul Sorvino, actor of “Les Affranchis” and “Law & Order”, dies at 83

Paul Sorvino, who played mobster Paulie Cicero in the hit movie ‘Goodfellas’, has died aged 83, a spokesperson for the actor said Monday. Sorvino, also known for portraying police sergeant Phil Cerreta on the 1990s television series “Law & Order,” has worked in film, television and on stage for more than 50 years.

Cannibals, a comedy and a cinematic icon in the spotlight of Venice

A Marilyn Monroe drama, a cannibalistic road movie and a dark comedy about family life are among the stories featured at the Venice Film Festival this year. The world’s oldest film festival, considered a launch pad for Oscar contenders as awards season approaches, runs from August 31 to September 10 and features dozens of highly anticipated films in and out of competition. competition.

‘Leave It to Beaver’ co-star Tony Dow in hospice

Actor Tony Dow, best known for his role as Wally Cleaver in the 1950s American television sitcom ‘Leave It to Beaver’, is alive but seriously ill, his management team said on Tuesday, correcting his previous statement that he had died. “This morning, Tony’s wife, Lauren, who was very distraught, informed us that Tony had passed away and asked us to inform all of his fans,” the statement read. “We have since received a call from Tony’s daughter-in-law saying that while Tony is not well, he is not dead yet.”

Sci-Fi Villain ‘Predator’ Returns in Action Thriller Prequel ‘Prey’

Thirty-five years after the alien monster movie “Predator” was first released, the creature is back in action in the upcoming movie “Prey.” Directed by “10 Cloverfield Lane” filmmaker Dan Trachtenberg, “Prey” is set in 1719 and sees “Predator” land in the Northern Great Plains, ready to hunt.

(With agency contributions.)

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