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 south-east London side's stadium can hold over 27,000 fans but attendances have been well below that number this season, with their season opener against Derby County in August attracting a little over 17,000. NFL says Apple will sponsor Super Bowl halftime show The National Football League has reached a multiyear partnership with Apple Music to sponsor the Super Bowl Halftime Show, beginning with the American football championship game in February 2023, the league said on Thursday.
Following is a summary of current entertainment news briefs.
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 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.
David Bowie honored with stone on London's Music Walk of Fame
David Bowie was honored with a paving stone on the London Music Walk of Fame on Thursday, joining the likes of The Who, Amy Winehouse, Madness, and Soul II Soul on the cultural attraction trail in the city's famed Camden Town area. Depicting a music record with the word "icon" on it, the stone was unveiled at a ceremony where Bowie's hits were played.
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.
Prada plays with contrasts at Milan Fashion Week show
Simplicity and contrasts were the main themes at the Prada catwalk show in Milan on Thursday, with the Italian luxury label stripping off "unnecessary complication" in its latest womenswear collection. Designers Miuccia Prada and Raf Simons opened the Spring/Summer 2023 show with sharp grey looks including pointy-collared shirts, slim-fit trousers and a jumpsuit.
Thirteen years later, 'Avatar' returned with a focus on family
The first sequel to blockbuster movie "Avatar" will focus on a theme of protecting family and will expand the world of Pandora that enchanted audiences more than a decade ago, the movie's stars told Reuters. James Cameron's "Avatar: The Way of Water" is scheduled to reach theaters in December. Ahead of that, Walt Disney Co is releasing a remastered version of the original 2009 film in cinemas starting on Friday.
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.
Soccer-Youtuber KSI and friends to sell out Charlton stadium
British YouTuber KSI and other social media personalities are expected to attract a capacity crowd to Charlton Athletic's Valley stadium for a charity soccer game this weekend, something the League One (third-tier) side have not managed this season. The south-east London side's stadium can hold over 27,000 fans but attendances have been well below that number this season, with their season opener against Derby County in August attracting a little over 17,000.
NFL says Apple will sponsor Super Bowl halftime show
The National Football League has reached a multiyear partnership with Apple Music to sponsor the Super Bowl Halftime Show, beginning with the American football championship game in February 2023, the league said on Thursday. The Super Bowl is usually the most watched television event of the year in the United States, and the halftime show has become a showcase, featuring such notable artists as Dr. Dre, The Weeknd, Jennifer Lopez, Shakira, Beyoncé, Justin Timberlake, Lady Gaga, Katy Perry, Bruno Mars, Prince, and Madonna.
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.
(With inputs from agencies.)