Entertainment News Roundup: Judi Dench Says Netflix’s ‘The Crown’ Uses ‘Crude Sensationalism’; Simon Cowell’s New TikTok Project Gives Users Unreleased Music and More

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Little Simz Wins Mercury Prize for ‘Sometimes I Might Be Introvert’ Album

Rapper Little Simz won the Mercury Prize on Tuesday for her fourth studio album ‘Sometimes I Could Be Introverted’, triumphing over contenders such as Harry Styles and indie rock duo Wet Leg for the British Music Prize. 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 record.

Simon Cowell’s New TikTok Project Gives Users Unreleased Music

Renowned talent scout Simon Cowell is back, but this time his focus is on the social media platform, TikTok. With the international TV series “Got Talent,” “American Idol,” and many other projects already under his belt, Cowell is ready to help budding musicians on TikTok share their unique sounds with the world.

One minute with: Colin Farrell, Brendan Gleeson on “Banshees of Inisherin”

Fourteen years after ‘In Bruges’, filmmaker Martin McDonagh has reunited Irish actors Colin Farrell and Brendan Gleeson for the male friendship and comedy-drama ‘The Banshees of Inisherin’. Set and filmed on an island off the west coast of Ireland, “The Banshees of Inisherin” tells the story of great friends Padraic (Farrell) and Colm (Gleeson). However, Colm unexpectedly ends their friendship, issuing an ultimatum if the former bothers him.

Hollywood’s Anna May Wong will become the first Asian American to use US currency

The U.S. Mint will feature an Asian American on its currency for the first time when it issues a coin next week engraved with the likeness of actress Anna May Wong, who once worked in Hollywood. open racism and stereotypes. A quarter-dollar coin featuring a profile of Wong with her signature bangs and long fingernails will begin circulation Tuesday as part of the American Women’s Quarters program, the U.S. Mint said in a statement.

India’s leading multiplex chains are banking on the festive season to bring back the joy

A list of flop Bollywood films have hit India’s top cinemas hard, leaving the industry betting heavily on the current festive quarter to revive its fortunes Inox and PVR, the country’s leading multiplex operators which reported results this week, all have two blamed a lack of good content for lackluster Q2 performance, and said they’re betting on Q3 to get them back on the path to growth.

Jin, 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 hit boy band BTS, will release his first official solo single next week, the seven-member group’s agency announced on Wednesday, following this week’s announcement that he would soon to start his military service. The song, titled “The Astronaut,” will be released on October 28 at 1 p.m. (0400 GMT), with pre-orders due to start later Wednesday.

Berry Gordy and Smokey Robinson Honored as MusiCares Personalities 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 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 the two songwriters at its 32nd annual People of the Year benefit gala.

Judi Dench Says Netflix’s ‘The Crown’ Uses ‘Crude Sensationalism’

British actress Judi Dench has called on Netflix to add a disclaimer to royal drama ‘The Crown’, joining a chorus of voices criticizing the show’s fictional storylines. In a letter to The Times on Thursday, the 87-year-old veteran said the award-winning show was approaching the present day “the more it seems willing to blur the lines between historical accuracy and crude sensationalism.”

Dwayne Johnson calls comic book movie ‘Black Adam’ his passion project

Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson stars in the DC Comics anti-hero movie “Black Adam,” and he calls it his passion project. “It’s the one for me,” Johnson told Reuters. Although the ‘Red Notice’ actor starred in a string of box office hits, he felt uncomfortable releasing this film as it deviates from his past roles.

‘Rust’ set won’t return to New Mexico after filming

When filming of the western movie “Rust” resumes, it won’t be in New Mexico, the state where actor Alec Baldwin shot and killed cinematographer Halyna Hutchins in 2021, a law enforcement attorney said Thursday. production company. The announcement follows an October 5 civil suit agreement between Baldwin, the producers of Rust and Hutchins’ family, under which filming will resume in January with the same lead cast and director. Matthew Hutchins, Halyna’s husband, will serve as executive producer.

(With agency contributions.)