Hollywood: Lisa Marie Presley book published posthumously; Maybe Bennifer over again?


RNews offers you a summary of the week’s latest international entertainment news.

Maybe Bennifer is back on the rocks?

The American actress and singer Jennifer Lopez now has to fight numerous fires about her marriage to the actor Ben Affleck and also about her music career.

Gossip tongues have recently started to chatter about a possible divorce after the singer and her Oscar-winning husband are seen less and less together in public – this after they appeared inseparable for the first two years of their marriage.

RNews earlier reported that the Hollywood couple were married in July 2022. Affleck and Lopez first met in 2002 on the set of the movie Giggle met, and he proposed to her in 2003. However, they parted ways in early 2004.

Lopez’s news that she is putting her international concert tour, This Is Me… Live!, on hold for the time being has sparked further speculation about their relationship. Ticket sales for the first series of concerts, which were to kick off in the US, were apparently also scant.

The singer wrote in her newsletter, “On The JLo”, that she is “devastated” to let people down”, but wants to spend more time with her children and family.

“Please know that I would not do this if I did not feel that it was absolutely necessary. I promise I’ll make it up to you, and we’ll all be together again. I love you all very much.”

The couple has not yet shared any official feedback or comments about their marital status.

New book about Elvis’ daughter soon on the shelves

The title and book cover for Lisa Marie Presley’s autobiography was revealed this week.

The late singer-songwriter, the only child of rock legend Elvis Presley, died in January last year at the age of 54 due to an obstruction in her small intestine related to a weight loss operation she had previously undergone.

People reports Presley’s eldest daughter, the Daisy Jones and the Six-actress Riley Keough, helped her mother’s book, From Here to the Great Unknownto complete.

Keough reportedly wrote the book further by listening to recordings her mother made as part of the writing process.

“Few people have had the opportunity to know who my mother really is,” Keough previously said People said.

“I was lucky enough to have that opportunity, and preparing her autobiography for publication was a privilege, even if it was bittersweet. I am so excited to share my mother now, at her most vulnerable and honest, and through that I hope readers will come to love my mother as much as I do.”

From Here to the Great Unknown will be available in October this year.

New British viewing material on the way

Fans of Peaky Blinders feel free to put on their tweed caps for now.

The streaming service Netflix announced this week the Oppenheimer-actor and Oscar winner Cillian Murphy will reprise his role as Birmingham gang boss Tommy Shelby for a new movie based on this hit series.

Peaky Blinders, consisting of six seasons, was on the small box between 2013 and 2022. It takes place between 1919 and 1934 in Birmingham in the United Kingdom and deals with the Shelby family and their obstacles in a time of radical social, economic and political change.

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“Looks like Tommy Shelby wasn’t done with me,” Murphy told Netflix.

“It is very gratifying to work with Steven Knight and Tom Harper again on the film version of Peaky Blinders to work. This one is for the fans.”

The storyline and release date of the Peaky Blinders-movie has not been announced yet.

Although the Bridgerton-spotlight still bright on her shine, there are also apparently new exciting projects ahead for Irish actress Nicola Coughlan.

Coughlan, who plays Penelope Featherington in this Netflix series, will soon face actors like Andrew Garfield from Spiderman-fame and The Crown ‘s Claire Foy to be seen in the film version of Enid Blyton’s beloved children’s book The Magic Faraway Tree.

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The Magic Faraway Tree is about three children, Joe, Beth and Frannie, who move with their parents to a remote English country town and discover a magical tree with extraordinary and eccentric characters, as well as a portal to other worlds.

Coughlan will play the role of Silky, a magic fairy, in the movie.

This is the first time that a full-length film of Blyton’s books, which titles such as Noddy, The Famous Five and The Secret Seven include, be made.

Simon Farnaby, who also works on movies like Wonka and Paddington 2 worked, wrote this movie’s screenplay.

Production on the movie is said to begin later this month in the UK.

Sources: People, BBC, Variety, The Hollywood Reporter