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Entertainment News Roundup: Netflix to release weekly ‘Top 10’ lists of movies and TV shows; ‘Rust’ script never called for Baldwin gun to be fired, lawsuit alleges and more

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Netflix on Tuesday published its first weekly Top 10 list of the most popular movies and television shows on the streaming service, addressing industry criticism that it has been selective in the information it shares publicly. Netflix CEO Reed Hastings told investors the change was coming during the company’s third-quarter earnings call on Oct. 19.

‘Rust’ script never called for Baldwin gun to be fired, lawsuit alleges

A crew member working on the Western movie “Rust” said in a lawsuit on Wednesday that the script never called for a gun to be fired during a scene that Alec Baldwin was rehearsing when he killed a cinematographer last month. Script supervisor Mamie Mitchell alleges Baldwin should have checked the gun himself for live ammunition rather than relying on the assistant director’s assertion that the Colt .45 revolver was safe to use.

Warner Music in talks to buy David Bowie’s songwriting catalog – FT

Warner Music Group is in talks with David Bowie’s estate to acquire the late music icon’s songwriting catalog, the Financial Times reported on Wednesday. The company is raising $535 million in debt to support the potential acquisition, the report added, citing people familiar with the matter.

Britney Spears delighted to regain ‘keys to my car’ after freedom ruling

Pop star Britney Spears has given a sneak-peek into how she plans to use her new-found freedom, after gaining control of her personal life and estate earlier this month. The ‘Stronger’ singer, posted a video on her Twitter and Instagram handles in which she talked about her wanting to be “an advocate for people with real disabilities” and her hopes that her story will create impact and “make changes in the corrupt system”.

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