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Spielberg directs first music video


Steven Spielberg is the most commercial­ly successful director of all time, drawing fame, acclaim and three Oscars for his work on highprofil­e feature films. But three-minute music videos shot on a cellphone?

The director will make his music video debut with “Cannibal,” the new single from Marcus Mumford. The Mumford and Sons lead singer confirmed the news on Twitter and Instagram, sharing a photo of the director, 75, sitting in a rolling chair anchored by his wife, Kate Capshaw, and training his phone on the singer.

“On Sunday 3rd July in a high school gym in New York, Steven Spielberg directed his first music video, in one shot, on his phone,” Mumford wrote in a Twitter thread. “Kate Capshaw was the almighty dolly grip.”

“I’ve been overwhelme­d by the support of the people around me to bring this music to you, and I cannot hope to express all of my gratitude,” he added. “When people get it, it blows my mind. Kate and Steven just got it, and I cannot thank them enough.”

There was no word yet on when the video will be released. Mumford is set to drop his solo album, “Self-Titled,” on Sept. 16.

Murphy to star in holiday comedy:

Award-winning actor and comedian Eddie Murphy is set to star in and produce “Candy Cane Lane,” a new holiday comedy for Amazon Prime Video. Reginald Hudlin will direct the film, from a screenplay written by Kelly Younger. Plot details are being kept under wraps, and production will begin this winter in Los Angeles.

The new project is the first film in Murphy’s deal

with Amazon Studios, which the parties formalized in 2021 following the successful launch of “Coming 2 America” on the streaming service.

No charges for ‘Late Show’ crew arrested on Capitol Hill:

Federal prosecutor­s said Monday they have declined to bring charges against nine people associated with CBS’ “Late Show with Stephen Colbert” who were arrested in a building in the U.S. Capitol complex last month.

The decision, made by the U.S. attorney’s office in Washington, comes after prosecutor­s determined they “cannot move forward” with the misdemeano­r charges against the nine people arrested June 16 in the Longworth House Office Building.

A spokesman for the U.S. attorney’s office said it was not probable a conviction could be obtained and sustained given that the

nine arrested had been invited and that their escorts had never asked them to leave the building.

Though Capitol Police have refused to provide the names of those arrested, a person familiar with the matter provided a list of people who had been stopped. They included several producers, along with actor Robert Smigel, the voice behind Triumph the Insult Comic Dog.

Capitol Police officials said Monday they respect the decision made by the U.S. attorney’s office.

July 20 birthdays: Singer Kim Carnes is 77. Guitarist Carlos Santana is 75. Actor Dean Winters is 58. Guitarist Stone Gossard is 56. Actor Josh Holloway is 53. Actor Sandra Oh is 51. Actor Omar Epps is 49. Actor Judy Greer is 47. Model Gisele Bundchen is 42. Actor John Francis Daley is 37. Dancer Julianne Hough is 34.

 ?? CHRIS PIZZELLO/AP ?? Steven Spielberg, seen April 21, directed the music video for Marcus Mumford’s single “Cannibal.”
CHRIS PIZZELLO/AP Steven Spielberg, seen April 21, directed the music video for Marcus Mumford’s single “Cannibal.”

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