Entertainment News Roundup: Little Simz Wins Mercury Prize For “Sometimes I Can Be Introverted” Album; K-pop Star BTS Member Jin To Release Her 1st Solo Single Next Week Before Military Service & More


What follows is a summary of current entertainment news briefs.

Little Simz wins the Mercury Prize for the album “Sometimes I can be an introvert”

Rapper Little Simz won the Mercury Prize for her fourth studio album “Sometimes I Might Be Introvert” on Tuesday, beating contenders Harry Styles and indie rock duo Wet Leg for the British music award. The 28-year-old, previously nominated in 2019 for the album “Grey Area”, was among the favorites to win the award for her critically acclaimed album.

Jin, a member of K-pop star BTS, will release his first solo single next week before his military service

K-pop singer Jin, a member of the hit boy band BTS, will release his first official solo single next week, the seven-member band’s agency said on Wednesday, following this week’s announcement that he would soon begin military service. The song, titled ‘The Astronaut’, will be released on October 28 at 1 pm (0400 GMT), with pre-orders starting later on Wednesday.

Simon Cowell’s new TikTok project gives users unreleased music

Renowned headhunter Simon Cowell is back, but this time he’s focusing on the social media platform, TikTok. With the international TV series “Got Talent”, “American Idol” and many more projects under his belt, Cowell is ready to help aspiring musicians on TikTok share their unique sounds with the world.

Film festival gives Gazans a rare taste of the movies

Moviegoers in the Gaza Strip, who for decades have been deprived of going to the cinema due to the destruction of cinemas during unrest in the enclave, are enjoying a rare opportunity to see a list of movies on the big screen. Cinema once flourished in Gaza, with audiences flocking to see Arab, Western and Asian films, but movie theaters were burned down in the First Intifada in 1987 and then burned down again in 1996 during another wave of internal violence.

Shares in BTS management rise after band clears up uncertainty over military service

K-pop mega-band BTS’s announcement that members would serve mandatory military service in South Korea has removed a cloud of uncertainty hanging over their plans. Investors in HYBE Co, BTS’s management group, responded to the news by lifting their shares as much as 7.8% on Tuesday.

Russell Crowe at Vatican screening of new movie with beer and popcorn

The Vatican treated new recruits to its police force and Swiss Guards with beer and popcorn at a special screening of the new film “The Greatest Beer Run Ever” on Monday, which culminated in a meeting with one of its stars. Russell Crowe. Crowe, in Italy for the Rome Film Festival, dropped into the tiny Vatican screening room, which seats only about 50 people, to greet the audience between two back-to-back screenings.

(With contributions from agencies).


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