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Bob Marley’s life story told in new musical in London’s West End
The songs and life story of the late Jamaican reggae star Bob Marley arrive in London’s West End in a new musical celebrating his legacy. “Get Up, Stand Up! The Bob Marley Musical,” which premieres at the Lyric Theater this month, follows Marley’s rise from the Kingston ghettos to international stardom.
Half-shredded Banksy brings in $ 25.4 million upon return to Sotheby’s
A photo of Banksy that was half-sliced by a shredder concealed in its frame at its auction fetched £ 18.6million ($ 25.4million) when it went under the hammer in the same play in London on Thursday. Onlookers gasped when the then-era “Girl with Balloon” was sucked into a shredder as the hammer fell following a 1,042,000 pound bid at an auction. October 2018 at Sotheby’s in London.
Adele makes a musical comeback with new single “Easy On Me”
British singer-songwriter Adele made her much-anticipated musical comeback on Friday, releasing her first new record since the 2015 Grammy-winning album “25”. The 33-year-old, best known for her breakup ballads and regrets, had teased the new single “Easy On Me” last week with a short music video.
Jamie Lee Curtis Channels His Mother’s “Psycho” Character At “Halloween Kills” Premiere
“Halloween Kills” actor Jamie Lee Curtis featured his mother Janet Leigh’s iconic character in “Psycho” at the film’s premiere Hollywood costume party this week. Wearing the same buttoned and belted light blue dress and blonde wig, Lee Curtis completed the look with a bloody shower curtain on one arm.
‘We want our stories to travel’: Netflix launches Palestinian movie collection
Palestinian director Ameen Nayfeh says he was proud to have brought his personal struggle to life through film as he passed through an Israeli military checkpoint to visit his dying grandfather. But he didn’t expect his short film to have a big following. That all changed for Nayfeh on Thursday, when Netflix launched a new collection of Palestinian films, the first of its kind by a major streaming service, which includes his award-winning short “The Crossing”.
The Golden Globes are still alive, despite NBC’s abandonment of the awards show
The Hollywood Foreign Press Association, which hosts the annual Golden Globes, announced on Friday that it would present the TV and Film Awards in January despite NBC TV’s decision in May to no longer broadcast the show. The association has drawn criticism over ethics issues and the lack of racial diversity among its members, which prompted NBC to abandon the Golden Globes television the group hosts. Members of the group were also accused of making sexist and racist comments and of soliciting favors from celebrities and studios.
Malaysian salon paints squid game manicures on tiny coffins and green tracksuits
A nail salon in Malaysia sells painted and squeeze nail designs based on the Squid Game TV show, the latest small business to take advantage of the South Korean show’s growing popularity. The Maniqure Nail Salon on the outskirts of Kuala Lumpur designed a set of nails for each of the show’s nine episodes.
Cher sues Mary Bono for royalties on Sonny & Cher songs
Cher sued former U.S. Republican Representative Mary Bono, widow of her late music partner and ex-husband Sonny Bono, and her estate in Los Angeles federal court for allegedly withholding her share of royalties from songs from Sonny & Cher. Cher on Wednesday asked the court to prevent the trust that administers Sonny Bono’s royalties from terminating his rights under a divorce settlement that gave him half of Sonny & Cher’s royalties.
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