Entertainment News Summary: Marvel Covers Artworks Featuring Stan Lee at Blockchain Auction; A Minute With: Police writer Ann Cleeves on ‘The Long Call’ and more

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Marvel covers artwork featuring Stan Lee at blockchain auction

Ten works of art showing Stan Lee on the covers of his comics and signed by the late Marvel superhero creator will be auctioned off the blockchain on Wednesday, with winning bidders getting both physical and digital versions of the canvases. Pop artist Rob Prior started working with the man behind, among others, Spider-Man, Iron Man and Black Panther in 2017 on “The Legacy Collection: Portraits of Stan Lee”, and portrayed him as his famous characters or in cameo images.

A Minute With: Police Writer Ann Cleeves in “The Long Call”

British writer Ann Cleeves has turned to her teenage land on the South West Coast for inspiration for her novel “The Long Call”, which airs in a new television drama this week in the UK. United and North America. The book, written after the death of her husband Tim in 2017 and released in 2019, follows gay sleuth Matthew Venn as he returns to his old North Devon home, revisiting the community from which he was rejected there years old and getting into a major murder case.

Amanda Seyfried tackles postpartum depression in new movie

Hollywood actress Amanda Seyfried has gone to great lengths to see her new movie “A Mouthful of Air” about postpartum depression hit theaters. Based on the 2003 book of the same name by Amy Koppelman, who wrote on her own experience, the film came to fruition after Koppelman overheard a woman talking on the radio about her illness. She then contacted Seyfried to see if they could make a movie to shed some light on that.

Universal Music Group’s core profits up 21%, boosted by streaming

Universal Music Group NV (UMG), the label behind many of the music industry’s biggest stars, on Wednesday announced a 21% increase in its third quarter core profits, attributed to revenue growth from streaming platforms and social media. UMG’s adjusted earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounted to € 461 million ($ 535 million) compared to € 382 million in the same period a year ago.

New York exhibition celebrates the 75th anniversary of David Bowie’s birth

A pop-up boutique in New York City celebrates David Bowie on his 75th birthday. Located in Manhattan’s Soho neighborhood where the British singer lived, the multimedia experience, called “Bowie 75”, will remain open for free until January. Bowie’s birthday, January 8, will be marked.

Britain’s MOBO Awards to host their first live show since 2017

The UK MOBO Awards will return later this year with a live performance, their first since 2017, organizers said on Thursday. MOBOs, which honor music of black origin, will be held on December 5 in Coventry, currently designated the UK City of Culture. The nominees have yet to be announced.

Hong Kong Passes Film Censorship Law To “Protect National Security”

Hong Kong’s legislature on Wednesday passed a new film censorship law to “protect national security,” though critics say it will curb creativity in its world-famous film industry and further curtail freedoms in the old one. British colony. China imposed a sweeping national security law on its most turbulent city last year, and Hong Kong’s legislature runs out of opposition lawmakers after massive resignations from the pro-democracy camp in protest the eviction of certain colleagues.

Film producers Alec Baldwin hire law firm to investigate the set

Actor Alec Baldwin and other producers of the film “Rust” have hired law firm Jenner & Block to investigate Baldwin’s accidental murder last week against cinematographer Halyna Hutchins. In a letter sent to the cast and crew on Tuesday night and seen by Reuters, the “Rust” production team said Jenner “will have absolute discretion as to who to interview and what conclusions they draw.” The investigation will be led by attorney Brandon Fox, the managing partner of Jenner’s Los Angeles office, according to the letter.

Explanation – Who is legally responsible in the case of the “Rust” shooting?

The lawsuits to assign civil liability in the fatal shooting of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins would likely name the member of the “Rust” crew who inspected the gun, the assistant director who handed it over to the gun. actor Alec Baldwin and possibly others in the production company, experts said Wednesday. Authorities in New Mexico have not ruled out criminal charges in this case. While rehearsing a scene on set, Baldwin accidentally fired a gun that he had been told was safe. The gunshot killed Hutchins and injured director Joel Souza.

The weapon was not thoroughly checked before Alec Baldwin fired a fatal shot

A .45 caliber Colt revolver used on the set of the movie “Rust” was not thoroughly checked before being handed over to actor Alec Baldwin, who fired a lead bullet in an accidental fatal shooting last week in New Mexico, according to officials and a new court case. New details about the incident emerged on Wednesday at a press conference by Santa Fe County Sheriff Adan Mendoza and District Attorney Mary Carmack-Altwies and in an affidavit filed by the Sheriff’s Department.

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