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.
“Disenchanted” flips the narrative of Disney fairy tales once again
Disney sequel Disenchanted premiered in Hollywood on Wednesday, following its predecessor Enchanted by flipping the narrative of typical Disney fairy tales. When Enchanted, the story of an animated princess who is transported to modern New York, was released in 2007, it won the hearts of critics and audiences alike.
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.
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.
Taylor Swift resale ticket prices soar past $28,000 amid fan frenzy
Ticket resellers tried to fetch up to $28,000 per ticket for Taylor Swift’s upcoming US stadium tour on Wednesday, as fans flocked online for a second day to snap up seats to see the “Anti-Hero” singer live to see. The pre-sale started on Tuesday and brought millions of people to the Ticketmaster website, causing regular outages and long online waits.
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.
The Crown actor Debicki says Diana’s role 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.
Robert Clary, Holocaust survivor who starred in TV series Hogan’s Heroes, dies aged 96
Robert Clary, the diminutive Paris-born actor and singer who survived 31 months in Nazi concentration camps but later had no qualms about starring in ‘Hogan’s Heroes,’ the American situation comedy set in a German POW camp, has died at the age of 96. Clary, who played strudel-baking French Corporal Louis Lebeau on Hogan’s Heroes during its six seasons from 1965 to 1971, died Wednesday at his Los Angeles home, his granddaughter told The Hollywood Reporter.
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