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Drake, 21 Savage Blocked From Using ‘Vogue’ Covers To Promote Album, Judge’s Rules
A US judge on Wednesday stopped rappers Drake and 21 Savage from using fake copies of Vogue magazine to promote their new album. US District Judge Jed Rakoff in Manhattan issued a temporary restraining order less than two days after Conde Nast, the magazine’s publisher, sued the duo.
Netflix explores investing in live sports and deals for streaming rights – WSJ
Netflix Inc is exploring investments in live sports streaming and recently made a bid for broadcast rights to sports leagues, the Wall Street Journal reported Tuesday, citing people familiar with the matter. The company recently made a bid for broadcast rights to the ATP tennis tour for some European countries, including France and the United Kingdom, but withdrew, according to the report.
Despite Some Complaints, ‘Black Panther’ Sequel Gets Rave Reviews
The highly anticipated sequel to Disney’s “Black Panther,” “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever” has received rave reviews from most critics. The film, which hits theaters on Friday, earned a 94% positive rating on Rotten Tomatoes, with just five of 81 critics calling the film rotten.
Ralph Fiennes Cooks Culinary Heaven and Hell on ‘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 stars of “Queen’s Gambit” and “X-Men” play Margot and Tyler, a young couple who are brought to a remote private island that is home to the exclusive “Hawthorne” dining establishment and its many orchards, farm animals, beehives and live animals. -in the staff bedrooms.
Sean Penn visits Zelenskiy from Ukraine and lends him an Oscar
Hollywood actor and director Sean Penn, sanctioned by Russia for criticizing its war in Ukraine, lent his Oscar statuette to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy during a visit to Kyiv on Tuesday. “It’s just symbolic nonsense,” he said, sitting next to the Ukrainian leader at a ceremonial table and pressing his hand on his arm to emphasize his words as attendees smiled and laughed. “When you win, bring him back to Malibu.”
New cast of royal series ‘The Crown’ says viewers know it’s a drama
The new cast of “The Crown” premiered the next season of the hit Netflix series on Tuesday, insisting that viewers know it’s a drama and don’t need a disclaimer for its fictional stories. The award-winning show, which follows the reign of Britain’s Queen Elizabeth, returns for a fifth season on Wednesday, portraying the royals in the 1990s as they faced marital problems, 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 won the title in 2021. Evans, who has Aged 41 and single, he said the title “feels like a weird 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 up for auction
A smashed Kurt Cobain guitar is expected to fetch top dollar at Julien’s Auction’s annual Icons and Idols: Rock ‘N’ Roll auction in New York. The engraved instrument is considered by some to be a part of rock and roll history and is estimated to be worth $200,000 to $400,000.
Veteran British actor Leslie Phillips dies at 98
Veteran British actor Leslie Phillips, known for his roles in the comedy films “Carry On,” has died at the age of 98. Phillips died Monday morning “peacefully in his sleep,” his agent Jonathan Lloyd said in an emailed statement.
Brazilian singer Gal Costa, icon of the Tropicalia movement, dies at 77
Brazilian singer Gal Costa, one of the most distinctive voices in the country’s Tropicalia movement, has died at the age of 77. “It is with deep sadness and a heavy heart that we announce the passing of singer Gal Costa,” she said on her official Twitter account. bill. “We appreciate everyone’s love at this difficult time.”
(With contributions from agencies).