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A long-awaited biopic on slain rap legend Tupac Shakur is set for release in mid-2017, the film production company said Tuesday. "All Eyez On Me," named after the title of one of Tupac's albums, will come out in US theaters on June 16, which would have been the rapper's 46th birthday, Summit Entertainment said. The movie project was announced nearly six years ago with previous participants to include John Singleton, a director closely linked with hip-hop culture whose previous films included 1993's "Poetic Justice," a drama starring Tupac and Janet Jackson.
Controversial French novelist Michel Houellebecq admitted Tuesday that the bleakness at the heart of his work was because his mother didn't love him enough. "It explains everything else, my personality, the most painful parts anyway," he said in the book, which also includes tributes to his work penned by fellow novelists Salman Rushdie and Julian Barnes as well as the rock star Iggy Pop. Although Houellebecq later played down the emotional privations of his childhood in an interview on French public television, his relations with the hippy doctor he once branded "my old slut of a mother" were notoriously bad.
The Red Hot Chili Peppers, The Weeknd and the Pixies will play the inaugural Paris edition of Lollapalooza as the longstanding US alternative culture festival expands. Lollapalooza will take place on July 22-23 at the Longchamp Racecourse in the west of the French capital, the Parisian government announced in November. Unveiling the lineup on Tuesday, promoter Live Nation said the headliners would include veteran Los Angeles alternative band Red Hot Chili Peppers, fellow US rockers Imagine Dragons and R&B sensation The Weeknd.