New this week: 'The White Tiger,' Salt-N-Pepa movie & Rhye
Here’s a collection curated by The Associated Press’ entertainment journalists of what’s arriving on TV, streaming services and music platforms this week. “The White Tiger” shows her acting chops in a way that American productions have thus far failed to. The film, from director Gabriela Cowperthwaite (“Blackfish”), is adapted from Matthew Teague’s Esquire article about his own experience. — AP Film Writer Lindsey BahrMUSIC— After a hectic 2020, all you need is the smooth and soothing sound of Rhye to help you start the new year right. — AP Music Editor Mesfin FekaduTELEVISION— The rise and impact of one of the first female rap groups is dramatized in the Lifetime movie “Salt-N-Pepa” (8 p.m. EST Sunday).
Speedy Sir: Lewis Hamilton knighted in year-end royal honors
Hamilton is now a Sir as well as a seven-time Formula One champion after being knighted Wednesday, Dec. 30 in Queen Elizabeth IIs New Year honors list. (Giuseppe Cacace, Pool via AP, File)LONDON – Lewis Hamilton is now a “Sir” as well as a seven-time Formula One champion. Supporters have suggested Hamilton would have been knighted sooner if not for his tax status. In descending order, the main honors are knighthoods, CBE, OBE and Member of the Order of the British Empire, or MBE. There is growing criticism of the honors’ evocation of the British Empire, the legacy of which has been debated anew amid campaigns against racism and colonialism around the world.
Elizabeth Debicki to play Princess Diana on 'The Crown'
NEW YORK The Crown has found its Princess Diana. Elizabeth Debicki will play the Princess of Wales in seasons five and six of The Crown, the Netflix series announced Sunday. Debicki will join a new cast for the series that includes Imelda Staunton as Queen Elizabeth and Lesley Manville as Princess Margaret. Emma Corrin is playing Diana on the dramas upcoming fourth season, but Debicki will take on the part for what's sure to be the character's most dramatic chapters. Princess Dianas spirit, her words and her actions live in the hearts of so many, Debicki said on Twitter.
'The Crown' Is Getting a 6th Season After Creator Changes His Mind on Season 5 Finale
The Netflix series that follows the life of Queen Elizabeth II is getting a sixth season after creator Peter Morgan changed his mind about the season five finale, multiple outlets report. Morgan's statement reiterates what the Netflix show's executive producer, Suzanne Mackie, said earlier this year about the possibility of covering Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's story on the show. "I'm greatly honored, Staunton told ET in May. Since then, ET has learned that British actress Lesley Manville will take over the role of Princess Margaret in season five from Helena Bonham Carter. RELATED CONTENT:Josh OConnor on Playing Prince Charles in 'The Crown' (Exclusive)Prince Harry Wants to Stop Netflix's 'The Crown' Before It Gets to His Life'The Crown' EP Addresses Likelihood They'll Tell Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's Story
The Crown Casts Princess Margaret Part for Fifth and Final Season
The final Princess Margaret has been cast! "I could not be happier to be playing Princess Margaret. Lesley Manville will play Princess Margaret in the fifth season of The Crown. Season four will introduce Princess Diana, played by actress Emma Corrin, as the series continues into the 1980s. RELATED CONTENT:'The Crown' Season 4 Completes Filming Early Amid Coronavirus Outbreak'The Crown' Casts Prince Andrew for Season 4Josh OConnor on 'Emma,' Playing Prince Charles and 'The Crown' Ending After Season 5 (Exclusive)