In May, Khan was found guilty of “culpable homicide not amounting to murder” in the death of a homeless man during the incident in which he had allegedly been driving drunk. He was sentenced to five years in prison, but saw that suspended two days later with a formal grant of bail. The court today said the prosecution “has failed to establish the case against the appellant of driving, and that too under the influence of alcohol.” … [Read more...] about Salman Khan Acquitted In Hit-And-Run; Bollywood Industry Crisis Averted, Again?
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The sentencing today stems from an incident in September of 2002 when Khan’s Toyota Land Cruiser ran into a Mumbai bakery. The car ran over five people sleeping on the street, killing 38-year-old Noor Ullah Khan. Khan has said his driver was behind the wheel while the prosecution alleged the star was driving under the influence of alcohol. The judge today agreed. … [Read more...] about Will Bollywood Star Salman Khan’s Guilty Verdict In Fatal Hit & Run Impact Industry?
Around 20% of the tracks that’ve been pitched through the tool have been accepted into at least one playlist, the company says. Artists who’ve rocketed up from the submission tool include melodic indie singer Conner Youngblood, who’s appeared in 50 major playlists in the last year, and R&B/pop musician Alaina Castillo, who came through the submissions as an unknown and recently passed 500,000 monthly listeners. While the tool is geared toward under-the-radar artists who don’t have the resources to market themselves, Tarquinio says, some label-signed artists have also been accepted through the tool if their songs prove a good fit. … [Read more...] about How Do You Get a Hit Song? Spotify Says to Pitch It
The decision to give An Officer and a Spy 12 Cesar nominations sparked outrage among women's rights groups, who accused organizers, the French Film Academy, of rewarding a man they see as a criminal. Several have announced plans to stage protests on Friday to disrupt the ceremony. … [Read more...] about Roman Polanski Will Not Attend Cesar Awards
Swift was the subject of the Netflix documentary Miss Americana released earlier this year. Among other things, the film follows the pop star’s political awakening and efforts to get more publicly involved in activism, including standing up for women and other marginalized people in the music industry. She released a standalone single, “Only the Young,” to coincide with the film. Swift also played a role in (and wrote a song for) the box office bomb Cats, which she apparently still likes a lot. … [Read more...] about Taylor Swift Transforms Into ‘The Man’ in New Music Video