Entertainment News Roundup: Jimmy Kimmel chosen to host Oscars for fourth time; Judge narrows lawsuit over 'South Park' streaming rights and more
Guests at the glitzy gala dinner, organised by the men's fashion and style magazine, celebrated the achievements of this year’s cover stars, actors Jeremy Allen White, Andrew Scott, Ncuti Gatwa and musical trio Boygenius. 'The Crown' aims to depict Princess Diana's final days with dignity For Elizabeth Debicki, portraying Princess Diana on “The Crown” for two seasons created a sense of responsibility to be as authentic as possible for the many people who revere the British royal family.
Following is a summary of current entertainment news briefs.
Jimmy Kimmel chosen to host Oscars for fourth time
Comedian Jimmy Kimmel will host the 96th Oscars next year, his fourth time helming the pinnacle event of the Hollywood awards season, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences said on Wednesday. “I always dreamed of hosting the Oscars exactly four times,” Kimmel said in the Academy statement.
Judge narrows lawsuit over 'South Park' streaming rights
A New York trial judge has narrowed Warner Bros Discovery's lawsuit against Paramount Global over the rights to stream "South Park," the animated comedy featuring foul-mouthed children. In a Monday decision, Justice Margaret Chan of the Supreme Court in Manhattan dismissed a claim that Paramount's alleged deceptive practices violated a state consumer protection law.
Jennifer Aniston says loss of Matthew Perry 'has cut deep'
Actor Jennifer Aniston paid tribute to her late "Friends" co-star Matthew Perry on Wednesday in an Instagram post with a black and white photo of Aniston and Perry laughing together during a cast script reading. Perry was found dead in the Jacuzzi of his Los Angeles home on Oct. 28. He was 54.
Now there's even a comic book about Taylor Swift
Fans who just can't get enough of "queen of pop" Taylor Swift can learn more about her life in an upcoming biographical comic book about the American singer. Swift features as part of TidalWave Comics' Female Force series on "accomplished and influential figures" across literature, business, entertainment, politics and more.
India's Reliance JioCinema signs up Pokemon in kids entertainment push-sources
The entertainment unit of India's Reliance has signed a deal with The Pokemon Company to show children's shows and movies on its platform, two people with knowledge of the deal said, its latest bid to boost content amid a domestic rivalry with the Walt Disney Co and other streaming services. The deal, signed this month, will make JioCinema's streaming app the "exclusive" India platform partner for more than 1,000 episodes and around 20 movies of the Japanese anime series, one of the sources said, without disclosing any financial details.
Ridley Scott's 'Napoleon' film premieres in Paris
The cast of Ridley Scott's biopic "Napoleon" flocked to Paris for the film's global premiere on Tuesday night, taking to the red carpet just days after strikes ended in Hollywood. Joaquin Phoenix plays the role of Napoleon, a historical figure both revered and criticised in France, who is portrayed in the film as a ruthless military tactician with a softer, vulnerable side, uncovered by his wife the empress Josephine de Beauharnais, played by Vanessa Kirby.
Jeremy Allen White, Boygenius among 2023 GQ Men of the Year honourees
Movie, music, fashion and sports stars came together at London's Royal Opera House on Wednesday to raise a toast for the 2023 GQ Men of the Year honourees. Guests at the glitzy gala dinner, organised by the men's fashion and style magazine, celebrated the achievements of this year’s cover stars, actors Jeremy Allen White, Andrew Scott, Ncuti Gatwa and musical trio Boygenius.
'The Crown' aims to depict Princess Diana's final days with dignity
For Elizabeth Debicki, portraying Princess Diana on “The Crown” for two seasons created a sense of responsibility to be as authentic as possible for the many people who revere the British royal family. “There is a profound sense of tragedy that lives in your body when you play that part of the story," Debicki told Reuters in an interview. "But having watched it, which I recently did, and while the credits are rolling, I thought this was a really serious thing that we put on the screen."
Madeleine Carroll portrait, first 'Hitchcock Blonde', headed to auction
A portrait of actress Madeleine Carroll, who was considered the first "Hitchcock Blonde", is headed for auction next month, with a price estimate of around $60,000 - $87,000. Hungarian artist Philip Alexius de Laszlo painted the portrait in 1935, the same year Carroll starred in Alfred Hitchcock's spy thriller film "The 39 Steps".
Emerald Fennell: Second film 'Saltburn' 'sticky, not easily explained'
Writer, director and actor Emerald Fennell follows up her Oscar-winning feature debut "Promising Young Woman" with a starry satirical thriller, "Saltburn". Set in 2006, the movie tells the story of shy and socially awkward Oxford University freshman Oliver Quick (Barry Keoghan), who befriends a popular aristocratic student, Felix (Jacob Elordi). Oliver's status and confidence are given a boost when Felix invites him to spend the summer at Saltburn, his family's sprawling countryside estate. The long, hot summer, surrounded by wealth and the wealthy, brings out a new side of Oliver.
(With inputs from agencies.)