Entertainment News Roundup: Angry Taylor Swift Says She Was Told Ticketmaster Can Handle Demand; Adele has ‘never been so nervous’ as delayed Vegas shows start and more

Below is a summary of the latest entertainment news.

Drake, 21 Savage agrees not to use Vogue’s trademarks to promote the #1 album

Drake and 21 Savage have stopped using Vogue trademarks to promote their new #1 album Her Loss and agreed to an injunction against resuming their campaign. The rappers admitted to distributing a fake cover and a fake version of the fashion magazine without permission from Vogue publisher Conde Nast, according to a filing filed Thursday in U.S. District Court in Manhattan.

Ticketmaster Cancels Taylor Swift Ticket Sales; Congress wants answers

Ticketmaster has canceled ticket sales to the general public for Taylor Swift’s 2023 US concert tour scheduled for Friday, as 3.5 billion ticket requests from fans, bots and scalpers flooded the site with record demand. Meanwhile, customer complaints about high prices and poor service mounted, and prominent members of the US Congress backed public requests for the US Department of Justice (DOJ) to investigate Ticketmaster on antitrust grounds.

Korean-American superhero “Silk” comes to the small screen

Silk, a Korean-American superhero, will come to MGM+ and Amazon Prime Video in a live-action television series based on Sony Pictures’ Marvel characters universe, Amazon said Thursday. Terms of the contract for this first installment in a multi-series agreement Amazon has with Sony have not been disclosed.

The GQ Awards honor “Squid Game” star Lee, rapper Stormzy, among others

Actors Lee Jung-jae, Sydney Sweeney and Andrew Garfield, England soccer captain Leah Williamson and rapper Stormzy were among the honorees at the 2022 GQ Men Of The Year Awards in London on Wednesday. The men’s fashion and style magazine celebrated nearly 30 names from across the world of entertainment, culture and sport for its 25th GQ Men of the Year event, which this year swapped out its previous award categories for a format that featured a special Dinner was toasted to the award winners.

Adele has ‘never been so nervous’ as the delayed Vegas shows begin

Adele says she’s “never been more nervous before a show” as she kicks off her postponed Las Vegas concerts on Friday, 10 months after she rescheduled them at the last minute. The ‘Hello’ and ‘Easy On Me’ chart-topper faced online backlash in January when she apologized to fans in a tearful video and said she wasn’t going to be able to complete her ‘Weekends with Adele’ residency at the Caesars Palace Hotel could detail how half of their crew have contracted COVID-19 and the pandemic has caused delivery delays.

Jake Gyllenhaal Explores Family Dynamics and New Territory in Strange World

Disney’s new animated film, Strange World, is an action-adventure film with universal family themes at its heart, says its star, Jake Gyllenhaal. Gyllenhaal voices Searcher Clade, a farmer who grew up in the shadow of his larger-than-life explorer father and blazed a very different path for himself. An environmental emergency that threatens his crops forces Searcher, now a father himself, to embark on a mission to a distant, alien world.

Amazon is bringing back Australia’s longest-running soap Neighbors in 2023

Australian soap opera Neighbors is set to return to screens in 2023 after a deal with Amazon revived the show that launched the careers of the likes of Margot Robbie, Kylie Minogue and all three Hemsworth brothers. Four decades after its premiere, Australia’s longest-running television drama halted filming in June when its main funder, Britain’s free-to-air broadcaster Channel 5, cut the series after years of declining ratings.

Angry Taylor Swift says she was told Ticketmaster could handle demand

Pop superstar Taylor Swift said on Friday it was “excruciating” for her to watch as fans competed for tickets to her upcoming US tour after being assured Ticketmaster could handle the huge demand. The New York Times reported that the US Department of Justice is investigating whether Live Nation Entertainment, Ticketmaster’s parent company, abused its power over the multi-billion dollar live music industry.

The Crown actor Debicki says the role of Diana felt “unsurpassable” at first

Elizabeth Debicki may have garnered rave reviews for her portrayal of the late Princess Diana in the new season of royal drama The Crown, but the Australian actress says the role felt “insurmountable” when she first took on it. The 32-year-old joins the award-winning post-Reign of Britain’s Queen Elizabeth Netflix series for its fifth season, which portrays royals in the 1990s as they faced marital troubles, public dissent and a fire at Windsor Castle.

Milan climate protests thrown flour at Warhol car

Climate change protesters threw flour over a sports car painted by US pop artist Andy Warhol on display in Italy’s financial capital on Friday. For the third time this month, activists from the group Ultima Generazione (Last Generation) have targeted art exhibitions.

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