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Entertainment Brief: 11/7/22

From rock n’ roll to indie films, this is your weekly entertainment brief from last week’s biggest entertainment news.

Rock n’ Roll Hall of Fame Inductions Held on Saturday

         On Nov. 5, the 37th annual Rock n’ Roll Hall of Fame Induction saw a new class of classic musicians enter the prestigious Cleveland Museum.

         Eminem, Lionel Richie, Dolly Parton, Duran Duran, Carly Simon, Judas Priest, Eurythmics, Pat Benatar and her husband Neil Giraldo were some of the inductees from this year’s Rock Hall class.

         This lineup marks the most diverse class of inductees for the Rock Hall, as more than rock n’ roll genres were recognized. Rap (Eminem), R&B (Lionel Richie) and country (Dolly Parton) shared the spotlight with hard rock Duran Duran and Pat Benatar.

         Parton almost missed being inducted after turning down the initial nomination in March, saying she didn’t “feel worthy.”  

         “I don’t feel I have earned the right,” Parton said about the possibility of being inducted. “I really do not want votes to be split because of me, so I must respectfully bow out.”

         Parton eventually came around and was inducted on Saturday, performing on stage with Rob Halford of Judas Priest and debuting an original song entitled “Rockin.”

         The Rock Hall ceremony featured more historic duets, including Eminem performing with Steven Tyler. The Aerosmith front man appeared during Eminem’s third song, “Sing for the Moment,” which utilizes a sample from Tyler’s “Dream On.”

         The event will not be televised until Nov. 19, premiering on HBO and HBO Max.

Sadie Robertson Announces Second Child

         Sadie Robertson, star of Duck Dynasty and Dancing with the Stars, announced she is pregnant with a second child.

         The announcement came on Nov. 3rd via the reality star’s Instagram account. In the photo, she sat with her husband, Christian Huff, and daughter, Honey, holding an ultrasound photo.

         “Another little miracle in motion,” the post’s caption read.

         The motivational speaker then posted multiple Instagram stories including various friend’s reactions to the news and a conversation she had with her daughter about being a big sister.

         Robertson married Christian Huff on Nov. 25, 2019, and had their first child, Honey James Huff, on May 11, 2021.

         According to Roberson, the second child is due in May 2023, and no gender has been revealed.

Shelley Duvall Returns to Acting after 20 Years

On Nov. 2, the trailer for a film called The Forest Hills was released across the internet.

On the surface, the film may look like a low-budget indie film, but it makes history as actress Shelly Duvall’s first screen appearance in over 20 years.

In this film, Duvall plays the mother of Rico, a man who is “tormented by visions while wandering through the Catskills mountains,” according to Fox News.

Duvall’s last film was in 2002, where she starred in an indie film called “Manna from Heaven.” Since then, she has kept to herself, save for a famous, yet controversial interview with Dr. Phil.

Duvall began her acting career playing fun and quirky characters, most notably Millie Lammoreaux from Three Women and Olive Oyl in Popeye.

It was not until 1980 when Duvall got her big break in Stanley Kubrick’s The Shining, a film adaptation of the Steven King novel in which Duvall played Wendy Torrance.

         While Duvall’s performance in The Shining was memorable, Kubrick’s filming process was intense, causing the young actress to suffer various mental illnesses throughout her life, contributing to her absence from show business and living as a recluse in her home state of Texas.

         The Forest Hills was written and directed by Scott Goldberg and produced by Scott Hansen. It is set to release in 2023.

Aaron Carter Dies at 34

         Aaron Carter, singer and brother of Backstreet Boys’ Nick Carter, died on Nov. 5, 2022.

         According to CNN, a call was made to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department asking for help at Carter’s home.

The call came in around 11 a.m. local time after Carter’s body had been found in the bathtub of the Lancaster home.

Carter initially made his break into the pop scene as a young boy in the late 90s with songs like “I Want Candy” and “Crush on You.”The singer has gone on to release a total of five studio albums, his most recent being LØVË in 2018.

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