Entertainment News Roundup: Kevin Spacey wins in civil sexual abuse case brought by actor Rapp; In an Indian village, locals take to YouTube to fulfill their Bollywood dreams and more

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Kevin Spacey wins in civil sexual abuse case brought by actor Rapp

Kevin Spacey won a sexual abuse case against him on Thursday after jurors in a civil trial in Manhattan found his accuser failed to prove his claim that the Oscar-winning actor made an unwanted sexual advance on him at the age of 14. trial in Manhattan federal court and took place about two hours after jurors began deliberating.

In an Indian village, residents turn to YouTube to fulfill their Bollywood dreams

A man wearing a black cap and a pink t-shirt sits on an ox cart, a pile of grass behind him, and spouts a rhyme at a camera while driving through the dusty streets of the Indian village of Tulsi. The hip-hop video is just one of many local Bollywood-inspired productions created for the village’s flagship YouTube channel, which has nearly 120,000 subscribers and has over 200 videos uploaded.

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.

Music star Taylor Swift releases new album ‘Midnights’

American music superstar Taylor Swift released her 10th studio album “Midnights” on Friday, along with additional tracks made during the disc creation process. The 32-year-old singer-songwriter describes the 13-track disc “as a collage of intensity, ups and downs and ebbs and flows”.

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.”

Jennifer Coolidge Wants To Show Fans A Different Realm In ‘The White Lotus’ Season 2

Jennifer Coolidge returns to “The White Lotus” to play Tanya McQuoid for Season 2 of the HBO Max series created by Mike White, and she’s ready for fans to meet a new side to her character. “It was really fun for me because the full length of ‘The White Lotus’ 1 was a grieving woman and there are flashes of bright light because she met this incredible woman, Belinda, and Tanya had the felt like I was really saved by someone,” Coolidge told Reuters at a red carpet event in Los Angeles. “In Season 2, it was fun to be in a different realm, the heartbreak is over.”

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 western ‘Rust’ resumes filming, it won’t be in New Mexico, the state where actor Alec Baldwin fatally shot cinematographer Halyna Hutchins in 2021, a company attorney said Thursday. of production. 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.)