Below is a summary of the latest entertainment news.
Drake, 21 Savage banned from using ‘Vogue’ covers to promote album, judges rules
A US judge on Wednesday blocked rappers Drake and 21 Savage from using fake copies of Vogue magazine to promote their new album. Less than two days after the duo were sued by Conde Nast, the magazine’s publisher, US District Judge Jed Rakoff in Manhattan issued a restraining order.
Netflix mulls investment in live sports, streaming rights deals – WSJ
Netflix Inc is reviewing investments in live sports broadcasting and has recently applied for the streaming rights to sports leagues, the Wall Street Journal reported Tuesday, citing people familiar with the matter. The company recently applied for the streaming rights for the ATP tennis tour for some European countries, including France and the UK, but has dropped out, the report said.
Despite some complaints, the Black Panther sequel is getting rave reviews
The highly anticipated sequel to Disney’s Black Panther, Black Panther: Wakanda Forever has received rave reviews from a majority of critics. The film, which hits theaters Friday, earned a 94% positive rating on Rotten Tomatoes, with just five out of 81 critics rating the film lazy.
Ralph Fiennes cooks up culinary heaven and hell in “The Menu”.
Anya Taylor-Joy and Nicholas Hoult are served a meal to die for in The Menu, a satirical thriller set in the world of fine dining. The ‘Queen’s Gambit’ and ‘X-Men’ stars play Margot and Tyler, a young couple who are whisked away to a secluded private island home to the exclusive Hawthorne dining establishment, with its many vegetable patches, farm animals, beehives and his life is accommodated – in staff dormitories.
Sean Penn visits Zelenskyy in Ukraine and lends him an Oscar
Hollywood actor and director Sean Penn, sanctioned by Russia for criticizing the war in Ukraine, presented his Oscar statuette to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy during a visit to Kyiv on Tuesday. “It’s just a symbolic, silly thing,” he said, sitting next to the Ukrainian leader at a ceremonial table and pressing his hand on his arm to punctuate his words while aides smiled and laughed. “If you win, take it back to Malibu.”
The new cast of royal series ‘The Crown’ says viewers know it’s dealing with drama
The new cast of ‘The Crown’ premiered the upcoming season of the hit Netflix series on Tuesday, insisting viewers know it’s drama and they don’t need a disclaimer about its fictional storylines. The award-winning show, which follows the reign of Britain’s Queen Elizabeth, returns for a fifth season on Wednesday and portrays the royals in the 1990s as they faced marital troubles, public dissent and a fire at Windsor Castle.
Chris Evans named People magazine’s “sexiest man alive”.
Captain America actor Chris Evans was named People Magazine’s sexiest man alive for 2022 on Monday after his Marvel co-star Paul Rudd held the 2021 title. Evans, who is 41 and single, said the track “feels like an odd form of humble bragging.” However, he was eager to share the news with his biggest fan – his mother.
Kurt Cobain’s smashed guitar, Lennon’s glasses ended up on the auction block
A guitar smashed by Kurt Cobain is expected to fetch the highest price at Julien’s Auction’s annual Icons & Idols: Rock ‘N’ Roll sale in New York. The recorded instrument is considered by some to be a piece of rock ‘n’ roll history and is estimated to cost between $200,000 and $400,000.
British actor Leslie Phillips has died at the age of 98
Veteran British actor Leslie Phillips, best known for his roles in comedy films Carry On, has died at the age of 98. Phillips died “peacefully in his sleep” on Monday morning, his agent Jonathan Lloyd said in an emailed statement.
Brazilian singer Gal Costa, icon of the Tropicalia movement, has died at the age of 77
Brazilian singer Gal Costa, one of the most prominent voices in the country’s Tropicalia movement, has died at the age of 77. “It is with deep sadness and heavy hearts that we announce the death of singer Gal Costa,” her official Twitter account said. “We appreciate everyone’s love at this difficult time.”
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