Erivo on near-EGOT status: 'I’m just going to keep working'
FILE - Actress Cynthia Erivo poses for a portrait during the Toronto International Film Festival in Toronto on Sept. 10, 2019. Erivo portrays Aretha Franklin in the National Geographic miniseries Genius: Aretha. (Photo by Arthur Mola/Invision/AP, File)NEW YORK – “The Color Purple” turned into Grammy, Tony and Emmy gold for Cynthia Erivo. The performer’s brilliant performance in the Broadway revival won her the 2016 Tony for best actress in a musical. “I guess I didn’t expect to be this close this soon,” Erivo told The Associated Press of her almost-EGOT status.
'Frozen 2' soundtrack to feature Panic! at the Disco, more
Disney via CNN(CNN) - "Frozen 2" will feature some very interesting music choices. Demi Lovato had covered "Let It Go" on the end credits to the first "Frozen" movie. Other artists on the soundtrack include Kacey Musgraves singing "All is Found" and Weezer singing "Lost in the Woods." Additional songs include titles, "Some Things Never Change," "When I Am Older," and "Show Yourself." The sequel's soundtrack will be released on Nov. 15.
Defense suggests race played role in identification of murder suspect
Defense attorney Dan Rodriguez said that Lopezs identification of Knowles as the killer relied heavily on the fact that Knowles is an African-American. The investigation presented you just the flimsy testimony of one person saying the black man did it, Rodriguez said in court. He noted that though Lopez identified Knowles as the killer during his testimony, his identification during the police investigation was tentative. Lopez testified that he initially said that Knowles looked like and could possibly be the killer. Prosecutor Stacy Harrington argued that Lopez was initially being cautious in making an identification.
Key witness in murder trial struggled with identifying friend's killer
SAN ANTONIO - Among prosecutors' first questions Tuesday for key state witness Robert Lopez in the murder trial of Nathan Knowles was, "Can you identify the man you saw shoot, Michael Berlanga?" Knowles is on trial for murder, accused of shooting Michael Berlanga to death outside a North Zarzamora Street corner store on October 3, 2017. On cross-examination by defense attorney Dan Rodriguez, Lopez testified that in the days that followed the shooting, detectives showed him several photo line-ups. "It looked like the guy that shot Michael Berlanga," Lopez said when showed a photo of Knowles. "Possibly, yes, it might be, yes," Lopez said.