Sing a song of freedom with 'Diana: The Musical' and more

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    Three things to watch

      'Diana: The Musical'

       The Musical."

      Ahead of its Broadway premiere connected November 2, a musical astir the beingness of Diana, Princess of Wales, is hitting Netflix.

      It "celebrates the beingness of Princess Diana and the airy of her bequest that continues to radiance crossed the world" and is the "first-of-its-kind landmark philharmonic lawsuit (that) brings america look to look with 1 of the 20th century's astir compelling figures," according to the streaming giant.

      In 1 song, Jeanna de Waal arsenic Diana sings astir choosing happiness and a brand-new start. We cognize that was short-lived, but it feels triumphant.

      It starts streaming Friday.

      'Britney vs. Spears'

      Britney Spears attends the 2015 ESPYS astatine  Microsoft Theater successful  Los Angeles, July 15, 2015.

      Another day, different Britney Spears documentary.

      This 1 has stirred up the #FreeBritney question — partially due to the fact that it contains alleged substance messages from the popular prima herself arsenic good arsenic a chat with the arguable Sam Lufti, who galore person blamed, successful part, for her household seeking the conservatorship.

      "Britney vs. Spears" is streaming present connected Netflix.

      For a further heavy dive connected the Princess of Pop, cheque retired the caller occurrence of Pop Life Pop Off here. You tin drawback my caller amusement each Saturday greeting connected CNN.com oregon YouTube.

      'The Many Saints of Newark'

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

      But volition it sing similar "The Sopranos"?

      That's the question regarding this prequel movie for the fashionable HBO series, which starred the precocious James Gandolfini.

      His son, Michael Gandolfini, plays the younger mentation of Tony Soprano, the quality his begetter made famous. CNN's nonmigratory critic, Brian Lowry, has declared that it "turns retired to beryllium a credible and rewarding film."

      "The Many Saints of Newark" starts streaming connected HBO Max (owned by CNN's genitor company) Friday, the aforesaid time it arrives successful theaters.

      Two things to perceive to

      (From left) Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga execute  onstage during the 57th Annual Grammy Awards astatine  Staples Center successful  LA, February 8, 2015.

      News earlier this twelvemonth that Tony Bennett had been diagnosed with Alzheimer's was met with an outpouring of sadness.

      But the legendary vocalist is determined to springiness america fantastic creation to assistance america grin done the tears.

      Brandi Carlile attends the 62nd Annual Grammy Awards astatine  Staples Center successful  LA, January 26, 2020.

      Speaking of magic, Brandi Carlile is aiming to travel up her Grammy-winning streak with her caller album, titled "In These Silent Days."

      There has been tons of buzz astir it, fueled successful portion by the music video for the azygous "Right connected Time," which was directed by "Friends" prima Courteney Cox.

      The caller medium is retired Friday.

      One happening to speech about

      (From left) Jonathan Bailey arsenic  Anthony Bridgerton and Regé-Jean Page arsenic  Simon Basset are shown successful  the archetypal  play   of "Bridgerton."

      A teaser clip for play 2 of "Bridgerton" has dropped, and portion there's immoderate excitement for the instrumentality of the Netflix Regency play drama, I can't assistance but mourn a tad.

      That's due to the fact that portion the caller play volition revolve astir the emotion beingness of Viscount Anthony Bridgerton, played by Jonathan Bailey, missing volition beryllium his champion friend, Simon Bassett, Duke of Hastings, played by Regé-Jean Page.

      Shonda Rhimes let america cognize that a portion ago. The series, of course, is bigger than a azygous character. But if you are speechmaking this, Ms. Rhimes, we won't beryllium huffy if Simon pops up for a country oregon 2 ... oregon more. Please.

      Something to sip on

      This sketch depicts the infinitesimal   R. Kelly's blameworthy  verdict was handed down   successful  New York, September 27.

      There had been jokes for decades astir Kelly's alleged predilection for young girls — and adjacent vilification for those who came guardant to impeach him.

      The women and girls were labeled arsenic "fast," "money hungry," "conniving" and immoderate words I can't people here.

      Nevertheless, women — particularly Black women — refused to halt seeking justness successful the look of the #MeToo reckoning.

        Now Kelly is facing decades down bars aft being recovered blameworthy successful New York of charges including racketeering, intersexual exploitation of a child, and enactment trafficking.

        It won't alteration what has happened, but I'm definite it feels similar vindication for some.

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