Entertainment News Roundup: 'The Crown' coaches share how actors portray the royals; 'Mario Wonder' latest mushroom power-up for Nintendo Switch and more

The investigation against the singer and rapper, whose given name is Kwon Ji-yong, comes amid an ongoing crackdown on illegal drugs by the government of conservative President Yoon Suk Yeol. 'Mario Wonder' latest mushroom power-up for Nintendo Switch Nintendo made a pitch for the ongoing match fitness of its aging Switch console on Wednesday, as the Kyoto-based gaming company continues to churn out hits even as the market debates the timing of a successor device.


Devdiscourse News Desk | Updated: 08-11-2023 10:48 IST | Created: 08-11-2023 10:30 IST
Entertainment News Roundup: 'The Crown' coaches share how actors portray the royals; 'Mario Wonder' latest mushroom power-up for Nintendo Switch and more
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'The Crown' coaches share how actors portray the royals

With the final season of "The Crown" about to launch, focusing on Princess Diana's final days in the early episodes, the show's performance coaches have lifted the lid on how the cast perfect their portrayals. As part of the research for the Neflix royal drama, William Conacher said he and cast members watched footage of the British royals with no volume to capture their mannerisms.

Hollywood actors' union notes disagreements with studios' offer, including AI

The Hollywood actors' union on Monday responded to the latest offer from major studios and streaming services, saying the two sides had yet to reach agreement on several items including the use of artificial intelligence. The SAG-AFTRA union said its negotiating committee was determined to secure the best deal and bring a responsible end to a strike that has lasted four months.

Matthew Perry laid to rest in Los Angeles -media

(This Nov. 3 story has been corrected to change wording in paragraph 2 to amend imprecise location for Jackson and Taylor and to reflect that Ball's remains were subsequently relocated in paragraph 2; and to fix the name of Forest Lawn in paragraph 9) Actor Matthew Perry, who died on Saturday at age 54, was laid to rest on Friday at a Los Angeles cemetery in a service attended by relatives and castmates from the hit 1990s television sitcom "Friends," show business media reported, citing photographs.

South Korea police question K-Pop star over alleged drug use

The former front man for the K-pop band BIGBANG, known as G-Dragon, appeared at a police station for questioning on Monday over allegations of illegal drug use, the latest in a string of South Korean artists embroiled in high-profile narcotics cases. The investigation against the singer and rapper, whose given name is Kwon Ji-yong, comes amid an ongoing crackdown on illegal drugs by the government of conservative President Yoon Suk Yeol.

'Mario Wonder' latest mushroom power-up for Nintendo Switch

Nintendo made a pitch for the ongoing match fitness of its aging Switch console on Wednesday, as the Kyoto-based gaming company continues to churn out hits even as the market debates the timing of a successor device. The Japanese firm said it sold 4.3 million copies of "Super Mario Bros. Wonder" - the first entirely new instalment in the almost 40-year-old side-scrolling series in a decade - within two weeks of its Oct. 20 launch.

(With inputs from agencies.)

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