Here is a summary of the current entertainment briefs.
It’s ‘yesterday once more’ as Richard Carpenter recalls the 1970s pop duo
More than 50 years after “We’ve Only Begun” and “Yesterday Once More”, Richard Carpenter looks back on the Californian soft pop duo with his sister Karen who topped the charts but was battered by music critics. Now he tells the story his own way for the first time in “Carpenters: The Musical Legacy,” a book based on hundreds of hours of interviews Richard gave to authors Mike Cidoni Lennox and Chris May. Filled with photos, posters, programs, reviews and work schedules, it is meant to be the definitive story of the record stars of the 1970s.
‘Squid Game’ Director Predicts Second Season of Hit TV Show
The director of “Squid Game,” the South Korean dystopian television series on Netflix, said he was convinced the hugely popular show would return for a second season. “We are in talks for season two,” screenwriter and director Hwang Dong-hyuk said in an interview on Monday. “It’s all in my head. I have the base script, the general plan, so we’re in the brainstorming phase.
Explanation – Who could be held responsible for the murderous Houston gig?
More than a dozen lawsuits have been filed and a criminal investigation has been opened after eight people were killed and hundreds injured in an apparent wave of crowds at Travis Scott’s Astroworld festival on Friday. While details of what led to the deadly concert scramble are still emerging, here is an explanation of who could be held responsible for the incident:
Police chief met rapper before scramble that left 8 people dead at concert in Houston
The Houston Police Chief said Monday he briefly met hip-hop star Travis Scott to voice his “public safety concerns” before the rapper took the stage for a weekend performance which ended with eight people killed and dozens more injured in a stampede. Chief Troy Finner has publicly revealed that he has warned Scott in person as legal action is taken on behalf of onlookers crushed in Friday’s deadly influx of crowds, as police continue a criminal investigation into the tragedy.
Family of boy in coma after trampling Houston concert file complaint, lawyer says
A legal team including prominent civil rights lawyer Benjamin Crump said on Tuesday it filed a lawsuit on behalf of a father whose nine-year-old son is in an induced coma after being trampled on at the Astroworld festival in Houston.
The boy, identified in a statement by Crump only as “EB,” suffered life-threatening injuries during a weekend performance featuring hip-hop star Travis Scott that ended with eight people killed and dozens more injured in a stampede.
Alec Baldwin calls on police on film sets to monitor gun safety
As Hollywood considers new security measures after fatal shooting during filming of western movie “Rust,” actor Alec Baldwin said on Monday he believes film and television productions should hire police to monitor guns on the trays. Baldwin accidentally shot and killed cinematographer Halyna Hutchins on October 21 after learning that the gun he was rehearsing with on the set of “Rust” in New Mexico was “cold” or safe to use, according to the office. from the Santa Fe County Sheriff.
Lady Gaga’s ‘9-month romance’ to bring Gucci tragedy to the big screen
Lady Gaga brought her star power to London on Tuesday for the premiere of the drama “House of Gucci”, her second major film role for which she said she stayed in character for nine months to play the wife of Gucci. ‘a murdered heir to the Italian fashion dynasty. . Directed by Ridley Scott, the film, based on the book of the same name, features a star cast, including Adam Driver, Al Pacino, Jared Leto, Salma Hayek and Jeremy Irons, in a retelling of the notorious murder case that has shocked Italy and its fashion industry in the 90s.
Presenter Brian Williams to quit NBC News after 28 years – memo
American presenter and journalist Brian Williams will be leaving NBC News and MSNBC next month after nearly three decades with the company to spend time with his family, MSNBC President Rashida Jones said in a memo on Tuesday. Jones said Williams’ time on NBC was marked by posting countless major stories and attracting prominent reporters and guests to his programming.
The ‘Mona Lisa’ copy goes under the hammer for 210,000 euros at auction in Paris
A faithful copy of Leonardo da Vinci’s “Mona Lisa”, one of the most recognizable portraits in the world, sold for 210,000 euros ($ 242,634) at an auction in Paris on Tuesday. Auction house Artcurial had estimated that the copy, dating from around 1600 and looking surprisingly like the original, would sell for between 150,000 and 200,000 euros.
Production of Disney’s upcoming “Star Wars” film delayed
Production on Walt Disney Co’s upcoming “Star Wars” film has been delayed as director Patty Jenkins juggles other projects, a source close to the production said on Monday.
“Star Wars: Rogue Squadron” is still slated to hit theaters in December 2023, the source said, but that date may change.
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