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Nicolas Cage to play Nick Cage in tailor-made ‘Massive Talent’

Hollywood star Nicolas Cage said his immediate reaction when asked to play a version of himself in the new action-comedy “The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent” was a resounding “no”. The film is a love letter to the actor and his career, spanning more than four decades. Cage plays Nick Cage, an older actor struggling to take on a new role. Desperate, he accepts an offer to appear at a wealthy European fan’s birthday party in exchange for a $1 million salary.

With jury choice, Johnny Depp will open US defamation lawsuit against ex-wife Heard

The opening statement is expected to come Tuesday in Johnny Depp’s US defamation case against ex-wife Amber Heard, the latest chapter in a protracted legal battle between the two Hollywood stars. Depp, 58, sued Heard for $50 million, saying she defamed him when she wrote a 2018 article in the Washington Post about being a domestic abuse survivor.

Actors Johnny Depp and Amber Heard face off again in US defamation trial

The latest chapter in Hollywood star Johnny Depp’s legal battle with ex-wife Amber Heard began on Monday as a US defamation trial began over allegations Heard made about domestic abuse. Depp, 58, sued Heard for $50 million, saying she defamed him when she wrote a 2018 article in the Washington Post about being a domestic abuse survivor.

Universal Music can’t help but love Elvis Presley, song catalog manager

Universal Music is adding a track record from “King of Rock ‘n’ Roll,” Elvis Presley, which includes hits like “Can’t Help Falling in Love” and “Jailhouse Rock,” under a publishing deal with Authentic Brands Group. The financial terms of the deal were not disclosed, though Universal Music Publishing Group said Tuesday that it will approve and collect revenue when Elvis songs are used in media, movies and TV shows. photo or television.

‘Cabaret’, ‘Life of Pi’ win at the Olivier Awards in London for theatre

The critically-acclaimed revival of the musical “Cabaret” and the stage adaptation of the hit novel “Life of Pi” took big wins at Sunday’s Olivier Awards, winning the highest awards on the biggest stage night in England. After a two-year hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic, London’s theater community has reunited for a solemn ceremony at the Royal Albert Hall.

‘Baby One More Time’ – Britney Spears wants a third child

Singer Britney Spears announced she was pregnant with her third child by posting an Instagram message on Monday. Spears, 40, not only revealed her pregnancy but also announced she is married to fiancé Sam Asghari, 28, calling him “husband” in a post https://www.instagram.com/p /CcONvpGOelB.

Hugh Laurie brings the mystery of Agatha Christie’s murder to TV

British actor Hugh Laurie, best known for playing the eccentric doctor in the TV series “House”, brings what he says is his favorite Agatha Christie novel to the screen with his TV show. new “Why Did They Ask Evans?”. The three-part mini-series was written, produced, and directed by Laurie, who also played a supporting role.

Kurt Cobain’s blue guitar from Nirvana’s ‘Smells Like Teen Spirit’ video goes up for auction

The iconic blue guitar Kurt Cobain rocked in ’90s Nirvana’s “Smells Like Teen Spirit” music video is expected to fetch $800,000 when it goes up for auction next month. With “Smells Like Teen Spirit” reaching more than 1.4 billion views on YouTube, the 1969 blue Fender is arguably one of the most popular in rock music, said Martin Nolan, chief executive officer of Julien’s Auctions.

The hit series ‘Russian Doll’ returns with more existential questions

Actress and writer Natasha Lyonne digs deeper into existential themes in season two of hit Netflix show “Russian Doll,” this time taking her character Nadia and friend Alan to explore their pasts. through the New York subway time portal. After successfully escaping a time loop that saw them repeatedly die in season one, Nadia and Alan embark on a new journey spanning different eras. Yet again they will need to find a way out.

Factbox-Key Winner at Olivier Awards 2022

The Olivier Award for Theater was presented in London on Sunday, with the musical “Cabaret” and the play “Life of Pi” being the top winners. Below is a list of the winners in the main categories.

(With input from agencies.)

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