Daddy Yankee, Whitney Houston and the Duke and Duchess of Sussex make headlines this week

Top-charting releases, movies about music legends and a juicy deal are the news of the week .

Daddy Yankee, Whitney Houston and the Duke and Duchess of Sussex

These are the most relevant entertainment news of this week. / Photos: IG-daddyyankee, YT-Whitney Houston, IG-sussexroyal

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Pop Culture - The Dukes of Sussex sign contract with Spotify

The couple just signed a multi-year contract to produce and host podcasts on the streaming platform. The goal of these podcasts is to highlight diverse perspectives and voices, as reported in a press release.

This new adventure will be under the umbrella of the firm Archewell Audio, owned by the Dukes, and that has been created for this purpose in an exclusive association with Spotify, and whose slogan is "programming that elevates and entertains audiences around the world."

The first podcast of this new alliance will be in the couple's words, a holiday special in which "it will feature stories of hope and compassion from inspiring guests in celebration of the new year."

Movies - New Whitney Houston Biopic Released

I Wanna Dance With Somebody is the name of the biopic based on the life of music legend Whitney Houston. Producer Clive Davis and the record label Primary Wave Music, owners of the rights to the work from Houston, have given the green light to this project and it is expected to hit theaters by Thanksgiving 2022.

The producers have chosen actress Naomi Ackie to play Houston, who achieved great recognition for her role in Star Wars: Episode IX - The Rise of Skywalker, in which she played Jannah.

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Bohemian Rhapsody writer Anthony McCarten joins director Stella Meghie who has films like 2018s The Weekend and more recently 2020s The Photograph on record.

Books - The Memoirs of Alan Rickman

When I first saw actor Alan Rickman in the role of Hans Gruber in Bruce Willis' film Die Hard, I was fascinated by his acting depth. Later generations discovered the masterful performance of this great actor when playing Professor Severus Snape in the Harry Potter film series.

On January 13, 2021, it will be 5 years since his death and for the autumn season of 2022, his memoirs will be published. Since 1990 Rickman began to keep handwritten diaries and which have been acquired by Canongate publisher. Alan Taylor, editor of the Scottish Review of Books, will be in charge of editing the manuscripts, which span 25 years of the artistic life of this great actor.

Music - “De Vuelta Pa 'La Vuelta” is in the top 10 on the Tropical Airplay charts

Daddy Yankee and Marc Anthony's “De Vuelta Pa 'La Vuelta” made its debut at No. 7 on Airplay's tropical chart, a position it achieved in just 3 days after its release.

The song is a fusion of salsa and reggaeton, it gave Daddy Yankee the opportunity to fully immerse himself with Latin rhythms and do it with a legend like Marc Anthony, he created the opportunity to have a new success to end the year.

The song was released on December 10, giving only 3 days in the measurement to rank at the top of the music charts.

For Marc Anthony, this collaboration marks his return under this modality in the Airplay Tropical listings after 2 years with "Addicted" in which he collaborated with Prince Royce.

Video Games - Space Jam comes with a new version of the video game

Digital Eclipse, reported this week that with the launch of the movie Space Jam 2 in which basketball player Lebron James participates, it will be accompanied by a new version of the video game.

According to Digital Eclipse, the video game will be released as an additional value for Xbox Game Pass Ultimate members under the name Space Jam: A New Legacy and is expected to be released in the second half of 2021.

As an interesting note, Microsoft has said that part of the game will be designed by fans who, as of December 14, will be able to send their suggestions. The competition will give two winners a chance to have their story unfold as a video game plot.