Short Cuts: Kate Perry's new album and the rest of the week in film, music and everything else

Singer Katy Perry, who voiced the character of "Smurfette", poses at the premiere of "The Smurfs 2" at the Regency Village theatre in Los Angeles, California July 28, 2013. The movie opens in the U.S. on July 31.  REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni  (UNITED STATES - Tags: ENTERTAINMENT)
Singer Katy Perry, who voiced the character of "Smurfette", poses at the premiere of "The Smurfs 2" at the Regency Village theatre in Los Angeles, California July 28, 2013. The movie opens in the U.S. on July 31. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni (UNITED STATES - Tags: ENTERTAINMENT)

A round up of this week's entertainment news

Katy Perry will release her next album, titled Prism, on October 22. The news was announced via an 18-wheeler gold lorry that drove around Los Angeles this week. ‘Don’t worry, Los Angeles is just the first stop on the map,’ she tweeted

Woody Allen is considering a return to standup more than 40 years after he gave up touring. He says he was inspired by the standup icon Mort Sahl at a New York performance last month. ‘I thought, gee, it would be nice to get up there and do that again,’ Allen told Variety magazine

Speculations are rife that the Indian actress Sonam Kapoor has auditioned for a role in the fifth part of the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise. The audition apparently took place in a studio in Mumbai and Kapoor was also part of a video conference with Jerry Bruckheimer.

Tom Felton (aka Draco Malfoy in Harry Potter) has joined the US TV series Murder in the First, a San Francisco-set drama starring Taye Diggs and Kathleen Robertson taking on murder cases.

The Harry Potter director David Yates is in final talks to direct a reboot of Scarface, which will feature new characters and a new setting. The 1983 Al Pacino–led Scarface is itself a remake of a 1932 movie.

The Office’s Ellie Kemper has a role in the final season of How I Met Your Mother. The ninth season will span the 56 hours leading up to Barney and Robin’s wedding

Chris Brown seems done with music. The R&B star tweeted this week that his forthcoming album may be his last: ‘Don’t worry mainstream America. After this X album, it’ll probably be my last album. Being famous is amazing when it’s for your music and talent. I’m tired of being famous for a mistake I made when I was 18. I’m cool & over it!’

Published: August 10, 2013 04:00 AM

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