Following is a summary of current entertainment news briefs.
British director Ken Loach debuts 'I, Daniel Blake' in London
Veteran British director Ken Loach debuted his latest film in London on Tuesday, which explores how Britain's social security system pushes a downtrodden carpenter and a single mother of two into poverty in the northeastern city of Newcastle. "I, Daniel Blake," which opens in UK theaters on Friday and in U.S. theaters in December, stars comedian Dave Johns as joiner Daniel, who is denied disability benefits when unable to work through illness.
At 90, Chuck Berry to release first new album in four decades
Rock 'n' roll legend Chuck Berry celebrated his 90th birthday on Tuesday by announcing that his first album of new music in 38 years would be released next year. Called simply "Chuck," the album will consist mostly of new, original material recorded and produced by Berry, his record company said.
Frights and frolics as Tyler Perry's Madea returns for Halloween
Timed for Halloween, American actor and director Tyler Perry reprises his role as "Madea" for his new spooky comedy "Boo! A Madea Halloween." Playing Madea, an elderly but feisty African American woman, Perry is tasked in the film with babysitting a teenage girl preventing her from sneaking out to attend a Halloween party while her father, also played by Perry, is out of town.
Michael Moore to release anti-Trump film as celebs step up Clinton support
Michael Moore, the left-wing filmmaker known for provocative documentaries that deliver a biting message, will release an anti-Donald Trump movie on Tuesday as Hollywood ramps up efforts to support Democratic White House contender Hillary Clinton in the final weeks of the 2016 election campaign. Moore, the Oscar-winning maker of documentaries about guns, the Iraq war and the U.S. health system, said on Twitter he would release "Michael Moore in Trumpland" in a free screening in Manhattan on Tuesday night at one movie theater, followed by commercial release in theaters in Los Angeles and New York on Wednesday.
Director Scorsese among Japan's prestigious art prize honorees
American film director Martin Scorsese and Latvian musician Gidon Kremer were among five international artists honored at Japan's Praemium Imperiale awards on Tuesday, renowned prizes given annually by the Japan Art Association. Japan's Prince Hitachi presented the awards at a ceremony in Tokyo, while Prime Minister Shinzo Abe appeared on screen to congratulate the 2016 laureates, who also included American photographer Cindy Sherman, French artist Annette Messager and Brazilian architect Paulo Mendes da Rocha.
Actor Harry Shearer sues Vivendi for $125 million over 'Spinal Tap' profits
Harry Shearer, best known for his voiceovers in "The Simpsons," is suing media group Vivendi for $125 million over profits from the 1984 cult comedy film "This is Spinal Tap." Vivendi bought the rights to the film about a rock band in 1989 but has not paid Shearer, who plays bassist Derek Smalls, or his three Spinal Tap co-creators their rightful dues, according to the complaint, filed in a Los Angeles court.
DiCaprio foundation would return gifts if from Malaysian fund in probe
Oscar-winner Leonardo DiCaprio's charitable foundation would return gifts or donations made to him or his ventures if they were found to have come from Malaysian wealth fund 1MDB, which is being investigated on money laundering allegations, his representatives said on Tuesday. In his first comment on the multinational probe into the fund, DiCaprio said he was cooperating with U.S. authorities to determine if money had come from questionable sources, according to the statement.
Tupac Shakur, Janet Jackson head up Rock Hall of Fame nominees
Slain rapper Tupac Shakur, pop star Janet Jackson and protest singer Joan Baez were among 19 musicians nominated on Tuesday for induction in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. British progressive rock band Yes, American rockers Pearl Jam, metal band Steppenwolf, English electronic band Depeche Mode, and funk singer Chaka Khan, were also included on the nominees list, which will be voted on by fans and music industry experts.
Emmy-Award winning actress Janney gets star on Walk of Fame
"The West Wing" actress Allison Janney was joined by former co-star Richard Schiff as she received the 2,592nd star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Monday. Seven-times Emmy Award-winning actress Janney, who played White House press secretary C.J. Cregg in the political drama, received the star located next to American film and stage actor Montgomery Clift on Hollywood Boulevard.
Tom Hanks wins tabloid apology over crumbling marriage claims
Tom Hanks and his wife Rita Wilson got apologies and retractions on Tuesday from two U.S. tabloids who claimed the Hollywood couple was divorcing because Hanks was in love with his co-stars Meg Ryan or Felicity Jones. The National Enquirer and Star Magazine, both properties of American Media Inc , issued statements, changed their online stories and will run corrections in their upcoming print editions.