By Sameen Amer
Fri, 11, 21

Is expected to release his 15th album, So Happy It Hurts (2022), next year...


Out this week

* Albums


  • Voyage by ABBA: Ninth album by the Swedish group, their first new release in 40 years following 1981’s The Visitors; includes the singles ‘I Still Have Faith in You’, ‘Don’t Shut Me Down’, and ‘Just a Notion’.

* Movies


  • Finch (starring Tom Hanks, Caleb Landry Jones) – drama; in a post-apocalyptic world, a man (Hanks), his beloved dog, and an android he built (Jones) go on a journey in search of a new home.
  • Eternals (starring Gemma Chan, Richard Madden, Kumail Nanjiani, Lia McHugh, Brian Tyree Henry, Salma Hayek, Angelina Jolie) – action; a race of immortal beings emerge from hiding to protect Earth from their evil counterparts.
  • Red Notice (starring Dwayne Johnson, Ryan Reynolds, Gal Gadot) – action comedy; an Interpol agent tracks the world’s most wanted art thief.
  • Spencer (starring Kristen Stewart, Timothy Spall, Jack Farthing) – biographical drama; during Christmas holidays with the royals, Diana (Stewart) decides to end her marriage to Prince Charles (Farthing).
  • Love Hard (starring Nina Dobrev, Jimmy O. Yang, Darren Barnet) – romantic comedy; after falling for a man on a dating app, a woman (Dobrev) discovers she has been catfished.


Bryan Guy Adams

  • Born on 5th November 1959 in Ontario, Canada.
  • Has a younger brother, Bruce.
  • Bought his first electric guitar when he was 12.
  • Left school to play in a band called Shock, later becoming the vocalist of the group Sweeney Todd.
  • Released his self-titled solo debut album in 1980.
  • Achieved global fame with the release of his fourth albums, Reckless (1984).
  • Has released 14 studio albums so far and sold over 100 million records worldwide.
  • Is expected to release his 15th album, So Happy It Hurts (2022), next year.
  • Also works as a photographer.
  • Has two daughters (born 2011 and 2013) with his partner, Alicia Grimaldi.
  • Has been a vegan since 1989.

Also born today: Kevin Jonas, Lisa Scott-Lee, Ryan Adams, Sam Rockwell, Famke Janssen, Tatum O’Neal, Tilda Swinton, Robert Patrick, Kris Jenner


Dune: Part One


Cast: Timothée Chalamet, Rebecca Ferguson, Oscar Isaac, Josh Brolin, Stellan Skarsgård, Dave Bautista

Director: Denis Villeneuve

Tagline: Beyond fear, destiny awaits.

  • Sci-fi; a young man (Chalamet) and his noble family are thrust into conflict over the precious resources on a dangerous desert planet.
  • Is the first of a two-part adaptation of the 1965 novel by Frank Herbert. The novel was previously adapted into the 1984 Dune film by David Lynch as well as a 2000 Sci-Fi Channel miniseries Frank Herbert’s Dune and its 2003 sequel Frank Herbert’s Children of Dune.
  • Had a budget of $165 million; has made around $236 million in a week.
  • Has received positive reviews from critics who praised its scope, although some found it boring.
  • Score composed by Hans Zimmer.
  • Will be followed by Dune: Part Two which is scheduled to be released in October 2023.

Celeb Tweets

  • Julius Sharpe (@juliussharpe): Facebook changing their name to Meta is like me piercing my ear in college. You’re still lame.
  • Jameson Lopp (@lopp): A metaverse owned by Facebook (or any company) will be a dystopian cyberhellscape.
  • Carter Bays (@CarterBays): Everyone talks about this guy [Mark Zuckerberg] being a robot, but honestly, the fact that he could go off and quietly be a billionaire the rest of his life, but instead won’t rest until every person on Earth hates him…it’s just so exquisitely human.