Entertainment News Roundup: Ed Sheeran Releases Album While Self-isolating For COVID; “Rust” Gunsmith Says Producers Cancel Security Requests & More

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Marvel covers artwork featuring Stan Lee at blockchain auction

On Wednesday, ten works of art showing Stan Lee on the covers of his comics and signed by the late Marvel superhero creator will be auctioned off the blockchain, with winning bidders getting both physical and digital versions of the canvases. Pop artist Rob Prior started working with the man behind, among others, Spider-Man, Iron Man and Black Panther in 2017 on “The Legacy Collection: Portraits of Stan Lee”, and portrayed him as his famous characters or in cameo images.

Mumbai court grants bail to son of Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan

An Indian court on Thursday granted bail to the son of Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan, more than three weeks after his arrest in a drug case that made headlines and polarized social media in the obsessed country. the movie theater. “The court has just granted bail and I hope the three applicants will be released from prison tomorrow or Saturday,” Mukul Rohatgi, a lawyer who appeared for Khan’s son, told reporters in a court of Mumbai, the financial capital of India.

“No place like home”: Regina King cements Hollywood glory

Oscar-winning actress Regina King’s fame was steeped in history Thursday, when she placed her hand and footprints on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in the forecourt of the TCL Chinese Theater. King did a little dance as she stood barefoot in the wet cement and carved “No place like home” under her name, the first line of the theme song from “227”, the late-night TV series. 1980s in which she first gained attention.

New York exhibition celebrates the 75th anniversary of David Bowie’s birth

A pop-up boutique in New York celebrates David Bowie on his 75th birthday. Located in Manhattan’s Soho neighborhood where the British singer lived, the multimedia experience, called “Bowie 75”, will remain open for free until January. Bowie’s birthday, January 8, will be marked.

Britain’s MOBO Awards to host their first live show since 2017

The UK MOBO Awards will return later this year with a live performance, their first since 2017, organizers said on Thursday. MOBOs, which honor music of black origin, will be held on December 5 in Coventry, currently designated the UK City of Culture. The nominees have yet to be announced.

Teen phenomenon Olivia Rodrigo tops American Music Award nominations

Pop newcomer Olivia Rodrigo led the nominations Thursday for the 2021 American Music Awards, where she will compete for the top prize against fan favorites like Taylor Swift, BTS and Drake. Rodrigo, 18, who burst onto the charts in January, earned seven nominations, including Artist of the Year, Best New Artist and Favorite Pop Song for his debut single, “Drivers License.”

“Solo party”: Ed Sheeran releases album while isolating himself for COVID

Music star Ed Sheeran released his fourth solo album, titled “=” (equal), on Friday as he isolated himself for COVID-19, saying he would celebrate with a “solo party.” The singer, known for his chart-topping hits such as “Shape of You” and “Thinking Out Loud,” told fans earlier this week that he tested positive for the coronavirus and canceled all events in no one to promote his new record.

Soccer-TV series on Maradona promises new details and controversy

A new drama series based on the life of late Argentinian footballer Diego Maradona promises to reveal little-known details about the legendary player’s turbulent life and times and has already sparked controversy in his homeland. The series, which was filmed for Amazon Prime Video when Maradona passed away https://www.reuters.com/article/soccer-argentina-maradona-death-idINKBN2852JQ of a heart attack in November 2020, tells the story of his rise from humble origins on the outskirts of Buenos Aires to a global superstar who has battled alcoholism and drug addiction.

“Rust” Gunsmith Says Producers Cancel Security Requests

The gunsmith who oversaw the weapons used in the filming of the Western film “Rust” said the producers cleared a “dangerous” film set and rejected his requests for training and other measures before actor Alec Baldwin don’t accidentally shoot a cinematographer. Lawyers for Hannah Gutierrez, 24, released the first public statement on her behalf Thursday night, a week after Baldwin’s fatal shooting of Halyna Hutchins on the set of “Rust” outside of Santa Fe, New Brunswick. -Mexico.

The weapon was not thoroughly checked before Alec Baldwin fired a fatal shot

A .45 caliber Colt revolver used on the set of the movie “Rust” was not thoroughly checked before being handed over to actor Alec Baldwin, who fired a lead bullet in an accidental fatal shooting last week in New Mexico, according to officials and a new court case. New details about the incident emerged on Wednesday at a press conference by Santa Fe County Sheriff Adan Mendoza and District Attorney Mary Carmack-Altwies and in an affidavit filed by the Sheriff’s Department.

(With contributions from agencies.)

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