Subsequent is a overview of current entertainment news briefs.
Boston Marathon bombing coming to TV and movie screens near you.
Over three years after the Boston Marathon bombing, the account of the 2013 deadly attack on the race and its causation is making its way to both the big and small screens. Cable channel HBO on Friday unveiled the initial trailer for its documentary “Marathon: The Patriots Day Bombing” which is to be screened on Nov. 21.
Lady Gaga to perform Super Bowl 2017’s halftime show
Grammy-Award winning pop singer Lady Gaga will participate in the halftime show at the 2017 Super Bowl, the musician and National Football League stated on Thursday. “The rumors are true. This year the SUPER BOWL goes GAGA!” the musician explained on Twitter. The NFL retweeted the message, incorporating “Can’t wait. Let’s do this!”
Edward Snowden movie premieres in Hong Kong
The unique movie ‘Snowden’ held its premiere in Hong Kong on Friday (September 30) evening. The asylum-seeking family who, at one point, concealed the U.S. whistle-blower in their Hong Kong apartment after he fled his country, joined in the premiere of the film, which tells the tale of the ex- U.S. National Security Agency (NSA) intelligence contractor. Edward Snowden’s lawyer in Hong Kong, Jonathan Man, mentioned his client was actually assisted by folks who were also stateless. The movie was shot by U.S. director Oliver Stone, known for his controversial revisions of key moments in American history and raising questions about U.S. government accountability. Snowden leaked details about the U.S .government’s enormous surveillance programs and was issued asylum in Russia, right after fleeing the United States in 2013. Supporters view him as a whistle-blower who plainly revealed government excess. But the U.S. government has filed espionage charges in opposition to him for leaking intelligence data. The film is influenced by two books about Snowden published by The Guardian journalist Luke Harding and Snowden’s Russian lawyer, Anatoly Kucherena.
‘Trolls’ stars Timberlake, Kendrick light up London Eye
“Trolls” stars Justin Timberlake and Anna Kendrick lit up the London Eye ferris wheel in the British capital on Thursday night in an assortment of colors as they marketed their new animation film. The duo wandered a rainbow carpet, along which cheering fans donned colorful wig replicas of the famed dolls’ hair.
Hugh Hefner ‘is fine,’ rep affirms, debunking poor health report
Playboy creator Hugh Hefner “is fine” and enjoying life, his spokeswoman stated on Friday, rebutting a statement that aides of the 90-year-old publisher feared for his health. The spokeswoman believed that Hefner has suffered from back pain in recent years “that has made it a bit more challenging for him to get around, but at 90 years of age he is enjoying his life and still very involved in the day to day activities of editing the magazine.”
Playing with new Star Wars figures becomes competitive
Disney is attempting to engage Star Wars fans’ creation of YouTube fiction by cinching Friday’s launch of the action figures from new movie ‘Rogue One: A Star Wars Story’ with a rivalry to produce the greatest short films utilizing the new toys. The idea of ‘Star Wars’ fan fiction is a YouTube sensation with videos collectively receiving over 16 billion views in the last year alone.
Austrian court acquits U.S. rapper Gibbs of sexual assault
U.S. rapper Freddie Gibbs was found not guilty on Friday of sexually assaulting a woman in Austria, a Vienna court spokeswoman stated. Gibbs, 34, whose true name is Fredrick Tipton, was extradited from France to confront charges that he spiked a woman’s drink and sexually mistreated her while he was on tour in Vienna last year.
BP decries Deepwater Horizon film as inaccurate
BP has belittled the new “Deepwater Horizon” film as appearing an incorrect Hollywood dramatization of the fatal oil rig catastrophe in the Gulf of Mexico in 2010. “The Deepwater Horizon movie is Hollywood’s take on a tragic and complex accident. It is not an accurate portrayal of the events that led to the accident, our people, or the character of our company,” Geoff Morrell, BP senior vice-president of U.S. communications & external affairs, mentioned in a statement on the British oil and gas company’s website.
Brad Pitt to have drug tests in deal with Jolie to see kids
Brad Pitt will go through drug and alcohol tests as component of a temporary agreement with his estranged wife Angelina Jolie that will permit him to see their six children, two folks acquainted with the agreement stated on Friday. The short-term agreement, which will run until Oct. 20, was the initial breakthrough in the bitter split between the superstar couple since Jolie filed for divorce on Sept. 20. The actress cited “the health of the family” and looked for full physical custody of the children.
Daniel Craig still first choice for Bond, says producer
The group at the rear of the James Bond films wants Daniel Craig to come back as 007, the spy series’ executive producer explained on Friday, even after the British actor stated he would rather slash his wrists than appear again. The 48-year-old star was “absolutely the first choice … We would love Daniel to return as Bond,” Callum McDougall told BBC radio.
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