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Broadway composer Stephen Sondheim dies
Composer and lyricist Stephen Sondheim, 91, died early Friday at his home in Roxbury, CT. Sondheim has won six Tony Awards for best score in musicals, a Pulitzer Prize, an Academy Award, five Olivier Awards, and the Presidential Medal of Honor.
 
Rapper shot dead in Memphis
On Wednesday, Young Dolph (real name Adolph Robert Thornton, Jr.) was shot dead at a cookie shop in Memphis, TN. Memphis Police said in their statement that they had no information available on the suspect at the present time.
 
Officials continue to investigate the ‘Rust’ shooting incident
Last week, actor Alec Baldwin fatally shot the director of photography, Halyna Hutchins, in an accident on the 'Rust' movie set. Baldwin also injured director Joel Souza who was standing behind Hutchins. Souza said he was reviewing the camera angle when he heard "what sounded like a whip and then a loud pop" before noticing Hutchins clutch her midsection and stumble backward.
 
Astros to face Braves in the World Series
The Atlanta Braves eliminated the Los Angeles Dodgers on Saturday night and will face the Houston Astros in the World Series. The Astros finished the regular season 95-67 and will host the Braves (88-73) in Game 1 of the World Series on Tuesday Night.
 
Director of Baldwin movie released from hospital
Director Joel Souza, who was injured and hospitalized when actor Alec Baldwin fired a prop gun, was released from the hospital. Cinematographer Halyna Hutchins was killed in the incident that happened on the movie set in New Mexico.
 
Alec Baldwin involved in prop gun accident
Actor Alec Baldwin fired a prop gun and killed the director of photography Halyna Hutchins on Thursday - He also injured the director Joel Souza. The incident happened on the sets of the movie "Rust" in New Mexico.
 
“Squid Game” contributes to Netflix subscriber growth
Netflix announced Thursday that it added 4.4 million subscribers globally in the last quarter. The new subscriptions beat Wall Street expectations and led to the company's first positive subscriber gains report in the past six months.
 
Russians to make first movie in space
On Tuesday, a Russian actor and a film director rocketed to space on a mission to make the world's first movie in orbit. Actor Yulia Peresild and director Klim Shipenko blasted off for the International Space Station (ISS) in a Russian Soyuz spacecraft with cosmonaut Anton Shkaplerov.
 
Hollywood crew vote to authorize strike
Nearly 99% or 52,706 members of the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (IATSE) voted in favor of a strike over the weekend. Behind-the-scenes workers, including camera operators, make-up artists, and others, demanded better wages, longer rests, safer hours, and guaranteed meal breaks.
 
Comedian Norm Macdonald dies
Norm Macdonald - comedian, actor, and writer - died at 61 after a battle with cancer. He joined the cast of Saturday Night Live (SNL) in 1993 and left in 1998.