Entertainment News Roundup: Rihanna to perform at Super Bowl halftime show in Arizona; Polish venue cancels Roger Waters concerts after Ukraine comments & more
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Rihanna to perform at Super Bowl halftime show in Arizona
Rihanna will perform at the Super Bowl halftime show in February in Glendale, Arizona, the National Football League announced Sunday. The Grammy-winning Barbadian singer fills one of the most coveted slots on the American music calendar, watched by millions of viewers every year. Previous artists at halftime have included Michael Jackson, Prince, Beyoncé, Missy Elliott, Lady Gaga, The Rolling Stones, Paul McCartney, Madonna, Bruce Springsteen and The Who.
Aston Martin stunt car and Daniel Craig suits star in James Bond auction
From an Aston Martin DB5 stunt car to costumes worn by Daniel Craig in ‘No Time to Die’, a range of James Bond props and memorabilia are on offer at a charity auction as soon as the film franchise celebrates his 60th birthday. The two-part sale will take place as a live auction on Wednesday and an online auction with bidding open until James Bond Day on October 5 – the date of the first film’s world premiere. on the suave British secret agent – “Dr. No” – took place in 1962.
Polish venue cancels Roger Waters concerts after Ukraine comments
Concerts by Pink Floyd co-founder Roger Waters have been canceled by a venue in the Polish city of Krakow, organizers said on Sunday, after the artist’s comments about the war in Ukraine caused a storm of reviews. Waters was due to appear in Krakow next April, but Polish media reports an open letter he wrote to Ukraine’s First Lady Olena Zelenska urging her to ask her husband to choose ‘a different route’ and criticizing the West for supplying Ukraine with weapons provoked a fierce backlash.
Netflix dismisses lawsuit against creators of ‘The Unofficial Bridgerton Musical’
Netflix Inc has dropped its lawsuit against the creators of ‘The Unofficial Bridgerton Musical’ after reaching a settlement, according to a person familiar with the matter. The streaming service filed a copyright infringement lawsuit against Abigail Barlow and Emily Bear in Washington in late July, three days after a sold-out performance of “The Unofficial Bridgerton Musical” at the Kennedy Center in the US capital.
(With agency contributions.)