Entertainment News Roundup: Rihanna to perform at Super Bowl halftime show in Arizona; Aston Martin stunt car, Daniel Craig costume star at James Bond auction and more

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Rihanna will perform at the Super Bowl halftime show in Arizona

Rihanna will perform at the Super Bowl halftime show in Glendale, Arizona, in February, the National Football League announced on Sunday. The Grammy-winning Barbadian singer is filling one of the most coveted slots in the American music calendar, watched by millions of television viewers annually. Past Halftime artists have included Michael Jackson, Prince, Beyoncé, Missy Elliot, Lady Gaga, The Rolling Stones, Paul McCartney, Madonna, Bruce Springsteen and The Who.

Aston Martin stunt car, Daniel Craig costume star at James Bond auction

From an Aston Martin DB5 stunt car to a costume worn by Daniel Craig in “No Time to Die,” an array of James Bond props and memorabilia are being offered at a charity auction as the film franchise celebrates 60 years . The two-part sale will be held as a live auction on Wednesday and an online auction with bids open until James Bond Day on October 5 – the date of the world premiere of the first film about the benign British secret agent – “Dr. “- was held in 1962.

Alec Baldwin, others may be charged over ‘Rust’ shooting in October -DA

Actor Alec Baldwin is among four people who could face charges in October for the fatal shooting of cinematographer Halina Hutchins during the filming of the 2021 western “Rust,” a New Mexico prosecutor said. District Attorney Mary Carmack-Altweis told the state’s finance board that the final police report on the shooting near Santa Fe, New Mexico, is expected next month, at which time prosecutors will file criminal charges.

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Russian filmmaker resigns after authorities turn down Oscars

The chairman of Russia’s Oscar nomination commission has resigned, a state-run news outlet reported on Tuesday, after the country decided not to submit a film to the Academy Awards for 2022. In a scathing letter partly published by TASS news agency, Pavel Chukhrai, whose film “The Thief” was nominated for an Oscar in 1997, wrote that the country’s film academy had unilaterally decided to consult him. Will not nominate a film without

‘Waves’ composer Mr. Probes files $10 million lawsuit against Sony over royalties

Lawyers for Dutch musician Mr Probz, best known for his 2013-14 hit “Waves”, said on Tuesday that he has filed a claim of more than 10 million euros ($9.66 million) against Sony in Amsterdam over royalties, the artist argues that Sony withheld fraudulently. Mr. Probuzz, whose real name is Dennis Steher, argues that Sony deducted administration and distribution fees from his royalties, as they were passed through to the company’s subsidiaries, in breach of their contract as specified. was that they should be determined when they were first collected – “at the source”.

Spanish court formally sends Shakira to trial for tax fraud

A Spanish court on Tuesday formally ordered Colombian superstar Shakira to prosecute on charges that she failed to pay 14.5 million euros ($14.31 million) in income tax, a court document released Tuesday showed. The 45-year-old “Hips Don’t Lie” singer, whose full name is Shakira Isabel Mebarak Ripoll, turned down a deal in July to settle the case, which meant she would have to stand trial in a case that sent her to prison can go. eight years.

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Netflix dismisses lawsuit against producers of ‘The Unofficial Bridgerton Musical’

Netflix Inc. dropped its lawsuit against the creators of “The Unofficial Bridgerton Musical” after reaching a settlement, according to a person familiar with the matter. The streaming service filed a copyright infringement lawsuit against Abigail Barlow and Emily Bear in Washington in late July, three days after a sold-out performance of “The Unofficial Bridgerton Musical” at the Kennedy Center in the US capital.

(With inputs from agencies.)