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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.
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.
Women guide Wakanda through turmoil in Black Panther sequel
As the sequel to the groundbreaking 2018 Marvel film Black Panther begins, the kingdom of Wakanda is reeling.
Beloved King T’Challa dies at the opening of “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever,” a script change made after actor Chadwick Boseman died of cancer in 2020, just before filming on the sequel was due to begin.
The controversial fifth season of The Crown has received mixed reviews from critics
From comparisons to “a trashy telenovela” to “a robust piece of prestige TV,” the fifth season of hit royal drama The Crown has divided critics. The award-winning Netflix show, which focuses on the reign of the late Queen Elizabeth, has sparked controversy for its fictional dialogue and storylines. New episodes cover a difficult time for the British royal family, which many commentators feel was inappropriate so soon after the monarch’s death.
Rebel Wilson announces baby via surrogacy on Instagram
Actress Rebel Wilson introduced her newborn daughter, Royce Lillian, to the world on Instagram Monday. Wilson’s little girl was born via surrogate and the 42-year-old star was thrilled to share the news with her fans on the social media platform.
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.
Singer Aaron Carter, 34, was reportedly found dead at his home
Aaron Carter, who rose to early fame as a child pop star and toured with his brother’s hit band Backstreet Boys before pursuing a career in rap and acting, was found dead at his home near Los Angeles on Saturday, media reports said. A spokesman for the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department confirmed to Reuters Saturday afternoon that deputies had found a deceased person at Carter’s home and that homicide detectives were on their way to the scene, but said they could not provide further details.
Comedian Jimmy Kimmel returns to host the Oscars in 2023
Late-night talk show host Jimmy Kimmel will host the 2023 Academy Awards, organizers said Monday, choosing a veteran host for Hollywood’s most prestigious show, a year after actor Will Smith turned the event on its head by becoming host Chris Rock hit. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences hopes that Kimmel, a popular US comedian who hosted the Oscars in 2017 and 2018, will help spur slumping television viewing figures and bring decency to the event after Smith’s eruption from the honors last year distracted in the evening.
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