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Sing a music of freedom with ‘Diana: The Musical’ and extra

It “celebrates the lifetime of Princess Diana and the sunshine of her legacy that continues to shine internationally” and is the “first-of-its-kind landmark musical occasion (that) brings us head to head with one of many twentieth century’s most compelling figures,” in accordance with the streaming big.

In a single music, Jeanna de Waal as Diana sings about selecting happiness and a brand-new begin. We all know that was short-lived, nevertheless it feels triumphant.

It begins streaming Friday.

‘Britney vs. Spears’

Britney Spears attends the 2015 ESPYS at Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, July 15, 2015.

One other day, one other Britney Spears documentary.

This one has stirred up the #FreeBritney motion — partly as a result of it comprises alleged textual content messages from the pop star herself in addition to a chat with the controversial Sam Lufti, who many have blamed, partly, for her household looking for the conservatorship.

“Britney vs. Spears” is streaming now on Netflix.

For an extra deep dive on the Princess of Pop, try the current episode of Pop Life Pop Off right here. You’ll be able to catch my new present each Saturday morning on Muricas Information.com or YouTube.

‘The Many Saints of Newark’

Michael Gandolfini (right) plays the young Tony Soprano in "The Many Saints of Newark."

However will it sing like “The Sopranos”?

That is the query concerning this prequel movie for the favored HBO collection, which starred the late James Gandolfini.

His son, Michael Gandolfini, performs the youthful model of Tony Soprano, the character his father made well-known. Muricas Information’s resident critic, Brian Lowry, has declared that it “seems to be a reputable and rewarding movie.”

“The Many Saints of Newark” begins streaming on HBO Max (owned by Muricas Information’s mother or father firm) Friday, the identical day it arrives in theaters.

Two issues to take heed to

(From left) Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga perform onstage during the 57th Annual Grammy Awards at Staples Center in LA, February 8, 2015.
Information earlier this 12 months that Tony Bennett had been identified with Alzheimer’s was met with an outpouring of unhappiness.

However the legendary singer is decided to present us great artwork to assist us smile by way of the tears.

His second collaborative album with Woman Gaga, “Love for Sale,” drops Friday. The pair are magical collectively.
Brandi Carlile attends the 62nd Annual Grammy Awards at Staples Center in LA, January 26, 2020.
Talking of magic, Brandi Carlile is aiming to comply with up her Grammy-winning streak together with her new album, titled “In These Silent Days.”
There was a number of buzz round it, fueled partly by the music video for the one “Proper on Time,” which was directed by “Associates” star Courteney Cox.

The brand new album is out Friday.

One factor to speak about

(From left) Jonathan Bailey as Anthony Bridgerton and Regé-Jean Page as Simon Basset are shown in the first season of "Bridgerton."
A teaser clip for season two of “Bridgerton” has dropped, and whereas there’s some pleasure for the return of the Netflix Regency interval drama, I am unable to assist however mourn a tad.

That is as a result of whereas the brand new season will revolve across the love lifetime of Viscount Anthony Bridgerton, performed by Jonathan Bailey, lacking will probably be his finest buddy, Simon Bassett, Duke of Hastings, performed by Regé-Jean Web page.

Shonda Rhimes tell us that some time in the past. The collection, in fact, is greater than a single character. However if you’re studying this, Ms. Rhimes, we cannot be mad if Simon pops up for a scene or two … or extra. Please.

One thing to sip on

This sketch depicts the moment R. Kelly's guilty verdict was handed down in New York, September 27.
The responsible verdict for singer R. Kelly was a very long time coming.
There had been jokes for many years about Kelly’s alleged predilection for younger women — and even vilification for individuals who got here ahead to accuse him.

The ladies and women had been labeled as “quick,” “cash hungry,” “conniving” and a few phrases I am unable to print right here.

Nonetheless, girls — particularly Black girls — refused to cease looking for justice within the face of the #MeToo reckoning.

Now Kelly is dealing with a long time behind bars after being discovered responsible in New York of costs together with racketeering, sexual exploitation of a kid, and intercourse trafficking.

It will not change what has occurred, however I am positive it looks like vindication for some.

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