Entertainment News Roundup: V&A celebrates 'Korean Wave' of popular culture with new exhibition; Shakira vows to fight 'false' Spanish tax accusations in first public comments and more

The lyrics are now the star item among a collection of hundreds of personal items that are being sold by the American singer-songwriter through Julien's Auctions. Golden Globes broadcast to return to NBC in 2023 NBC will resume its live broadcast of the Golden Globe awards for film and television in January 2023, the network said on Tuesday, citing organizers' steps to address ethics and a lack of diversity among voters.


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Entertainment News Roundup: V&A celebrates 'Korean Wave' of popular culture with new exhibition; Shakira vows to fight 'false' Spanish tax accusations in first public comments and more
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V&A celebrates 'Korean Wave' of popular culture with new exhibition

From the bright pink guard costumes in hit Netflix series "Squid Game" to a large sculpture of rapper G-Dragon, London's V&A museum is celebrating South Korean popular culture and its rise to global prominence in a new exhibition opening this week. Among the items on display at "Hallyu! The Korean Wave" are K-Pop costumes, K-drama props as well as a replica of the bathroom set in the Oscar-winning film "Parasite".

Shakira vows to fight 'false' Spanish tax accusations in first public comments

Colombian superstar Shakira vowed to fight what she claimed were "false" accusations by Spanish authorities that she dodged 14.5 million euros ($14.31 million) in taxes, in her first public comments on a case that could see her sent to prison for up to eight years. Shakira, 45, is facing trial in Spain accused of failing to pay taxes between 2012 and 2014, a period in which she said she was leading a "nomadic life" because of her work.

Alanis Morissette's COVID-stricken musical gets new life with U.S. tour

Alanis Morissette's musical "Little Jagged Pill" received 15 Tony nominations and won two of them for best book and best actress after opening on Broadway for the 2019-2020 season before being forced to close in 2021 by the COVID-19 pandemic. While the show had to close its curtains to new audiences in New York, it's been given a new life touring the United States and opening in London's West End.

Don McLean's 'Vincent' lyrics expected to fetch $1 million at auction

The original handwritten lyrics of Don McLean's song "Vincent," a tribute to painter Vincent van Gogh, are going up for auction in November with an estimated value of $1 million. The lyrics to the song, which features on his best-selling "American Pie" album, were scrawled in pencil on green paper. The lyrics are now the star item among a collection of hundreds of personal items that are being sold by the American singer-songwriter through Julien's Auctions.

Golden Globes broadcast to return to NBC in 2023

NBC will resume its live broadcast of the Golden Globe awards for film and television in January 2023, the network said on Tuesday, citing organizers' steps to address ethics and a lack of diversity among voters. The Comcast-owned network said it had committed to airing the show for one year as part of an agreement with the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA), the group that hands out the awards. The Jan. 10 show also will stream on Peacock.

Why 'House of Dragon' separated the older and younger actors for Alicent and Rhaenyra

When audiences tune into HBO Max's "Game of Thrones" spin-off "The House of the Dragon" on Sunday, there will be a few changes. The two actors, Emily Carey and Milly Alcock, who portrayed the young frenemies, Queen Alicent Hightower and Princess Rhaenyra respectively, have been recast as the show time jumps a decade forward for its sixth episode.

Star-studded 'Amsterdam' merges facts, fiction and teamwork

Director David O. Russell got his starry cast involved in the creation of his new crime drama "Amsterdam". The five-time Oscar nominee reunited with his "The Fighter" and "American Hustle" star Christian Bale to develop the movie, with the duo getting together in diners over several years to bounce ideas off each other.

Elton John set to perform at the White House on Friday

U.S. President Joe Biden will host British rocker Elton John for a performance on Friday at the White House, according to a press release. The "Tiny Dancer" and "Crocodile Rock" hitmaker, 75, will headline an event where Biden and First Lady Jill Biden are also set to speak, the White House said on Tuesday.

'Star Wars' series 'Andor' looks at everyday life under the Empire

The new "Star Wars" television series "Andor" promises a look at the day-to-day lives of the people who eventually become heroes in the ongoing battle set in a galaxy far, far away. "Andor," which debuts on the Disney+ streaming service on Wednesday, is a prequel to hit 2016 film "Rogue One: A Star Wars Story." The main character is the titular Cassian Andor, played by Diego Luna.

(With inputs from agencies.)

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