Following is a summary of current entertainment news briefs. Alicia Vikander takes on bilingual role in Tokyo-set 'Earthquake Bird'
Alicia Vikander plays a murder suspect caught in a love triangle in "Earthquake Bird," a thriller set in 1989 Tokyo in which the Oscar winner performs in English as well as Japanese. Based on the novel by Susanna Jones, the film follows Vikander's character, translator Lucy Fly, an expat living in Japan who begins a romantic relationship with photographer Teiji, played by Naoki Kobayashi. Sienna Miller faces every mother's worst nightmare in 'grueling' new role
Portraying a single mother whose teenage daughter suddenly disappears in "American Woman" was a "grueling" role for Sienna Miller that forced the British-American actress to imagine her worst nightmare. Miller plays Debra, a 32-year old supermarket cashier whose daughter Bridget, a mother herself, fails to return home after a night out. NBA, 'South Park' episodes spotlight Hollywood's China dilemma
China's removal of animated comedy "South Park" from online sites just as it dropped U.S. basketball broadcasts highlighted a tension familiar to Hollywood studios - the need to please Chinese authorities in order to reach the country's vast audience. Media companies count on ticket sales in China, which is projected to become the world's largest movie market next year, to bolster their bottom lines. And some films, such as recent Oscar winner "Green Book," rely on Chinese investment to make it to the big screen. Actor Cuba Gooding Jr. to face new U.S. charges in groping case
Actor Cuba Gooding Jr.'s trial on charges of groping a woman at a Manhattan bar was postponed Thursday as prosecutors revealed they had brought new charges against him in connection with another incident. Gooding is expected to appear in Manhattan Supreme Court on Tuesday to enter a plea to the new charges, which are not yet public, according to the office of Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance. Gingers Unite: Ed Sheeran and Prince Harry promote mental health
The doorbell rings to the tune of the British national anthem "God Save the Queen", and Prince Harry opens the door to find Ed Sheeran on the threshold. Both men have red hair and beards. "It's like looking in the mirror," the prince quips before ushering the pop star inside. Shark Tank star's wife now facing fine, not jail time, after Canada fatal boat crash
The wife of Shark Tank star Kevin O'Leary is now facing a fine and no jail time after she was charged with careless operation of a vehicle following a boat crash that caused two deaths and three injuries, Canadian prosecutors said on Friday. Linda O'Leary was charged two weeks ago for the crash, which took place in late August in Muskoka, a part of Ontario popular for its lakeside cottages.
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