Entertainment News Roundup: Motorsports: Pitt briefs team bosses as F1 movie picks up speed; Taylor Swift Reveals Late Night Reflections on ‘Midnights’ Pop Album and More


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Motorsports-Pitt briefs team bosses as F1 movie picks up speed

Formula One executives and team bosses were briefed by Brad Pitt at the United States Grand Prix in Austin, Texas on Friday as plans for a film based on the sport gathered pace. Apple TV announced in June that its studio arm had secured the rights to a film to be directed by Joseph Kosinski, the director of “Top Gun: Maverick.”

Taylor Swift Reveals Late Night Reflections on ‘Midnights’ Pop Album

Taylor Swift returned to pop on Friday with the debut of her 10th studio album, an album called “Midnights” inspired by her late-night thoughts, and also released a video of her “nightmare scenarios” in the horror movie genre. The 32-year-old singer-songwriter described the 13-track “Midnights” as “a collage of intensity, ups and downs, ebbs and flows”.

The main multiplex chains in India bet on the festive season to recover the joy

A slate of failed Bollywood films has hit India’s major cinemas hard, leaving the industry banking heavily on the current festive quarter to revive its fortunes. good content for the lackluster performance of the second quarter, and said they are betting on the third quarter to put them back on a growth path.

Netflix opens ‘immersive’ store for fans of popular shows

Streaming giant Netflix has opened a store in Los Angeles that it hopes will combine retail therapy with an “immersive” experience for fans of its popular shows “Stranger Things,” “Bridgerton” and “Squid Game.” The store, open through early January, offers shoppers the opportunity to take photos next to the iconic laser-eyed animatronic doll Young-hee from “Squid Game” and Queen Charlotte’s throne from the period drama “Bridgerton.”

Berry Gordy, Smokey Robinson to be honored as MusiCares Persons of the Year

Motown icons Berry Gordy and Smokey Robinson will be honored by the music industry in Los Angeles ahead of the annual Grammy Awards as the 2023 MusiCares Person of the Year, 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 its 32nd annual People of the Year benefit gala.

Rapper Cardi B Wins California Lawsuit Over Explicit Album Cover

A federal jury in California on Friday rejected claims that singer Cardi B misused the image of a man on the cover of her first mixtape album of 2016. The cover of “Gangsta Bitch Music, Vol. 1” did not violated plaintiff Kevin Michael Brophy’s rights of publicity or privacy by showing a doctored photo of another man with Brophy’s unique back tattoo performing oral sex on the popular rapper, the Santa Ana jury found after a four-day trial and an afternoon of deliberations.

(With contributions from agencies).


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