Entertainment News Roundup: Netflix Explores Live Sports Investments, Streaming Rights Deals – WSJ; Chris Evans has been named People magazine’s “sexiest man alive” and more

Below is a summary of the latest entertainment news.

Take-Two slumps as projected cut deepens video game industry darkness

Take-Two Interactive Software Inc. cut its full-year revenue guidance on Monday as the video game publisher was hit by this year’s rise in the dollar and a broader industry slump, sending its shares down 17% in extended trading. The move follows a similar cut by competitor Electronic Arts and shows how the sector is grappling with a demand slump caused by a lack of big new titles, the lifting of COVID-19 restrictions and lower spending by inflation-hit consumers becomes.

Shakira and Pique agree on child custody after their split

Colombian pop star Shakira has agreed custody of their two children with former partner Gerard Pique after their 11-year relationship broke up earlier this year, Shakira’s representative in Spain said on Tuesday. The details of the agreement would be announced later on Tuesday, the representative said.

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.

Cast, creators reveal how Steven Spielberg’s life shaped The Fabelmans

American film director Steven Spielberg walked the red carpet in Los Angeles on Sunday with the cast and creators of his semi-autobiographical Universal Films film, The Fabelmans. The film follows fictional character Sammy Fabelman, loosely based on Spielberg as a young man, as he nurtures his love of film and discovers a dark family secret that changes the way he sees the world.

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.

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.

Pop superstar Rihanna admits she’s nervous ahead of the Super Bowl show

Pop singer Rihanna, a global superstar with nine Grammy awards, admitted she still feels uncomfortable about performing live and is nervous about taking to music’s biggest stage at next year’s Super Bowl. Rihanna, who gave birth to her first child in May, said she really needed to think when she was asked to helm the Super Bowl halftime show in February 2023 in front of a global television audience of millions.

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.

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.

Drake, 21 Savage, is being sued for using the name “Vogue” to promote an album

Drake and 21 Savage were sued by Vogue magazine publisher Conde Nast for using the Vogue name without permission to promote their new album, Her Loss. Conde Nast said the rappers’ ad campaign, including their more than 135 million social media followers, was “built entirely” on the unauthorized use of Vogue trademarks and misrepresentations that they would be featured on the next Vogue with “love and support.” -Cover appear. by longtime editor-in-chief Anna Wintour.

(With agency contributions.)


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