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Entertainment News Roundup: Netflix Explores Investing In Live Sports, Broadcast Rights Deals: WSJ; Chris Evans Named People Magazine’s ‘Sexiest Man Alive’ & More

What follows is a summary of current entertainment news briefs.

Take-Two slumps as forecast cut deepens video game industry pessimism

Take-Two Interactive Software Inc lowered its full-year sales forecast on Monday as the video game publisher took a hit from this year’s rising dollar and a broader industry slump, sending its shares down 17 percent. % in extended trading. The move follows a similar cut by rival Electronic Arts and shows how the sector is struggling with a drop in demand caused by a lack of major new titles, the lifting of COVID-19 restrictions and reduced consumer spending. affected by inflation.

Shakira and Piqué reach an agreement on the custody of the children after breaking up

Colombian pop star Shakira has reached an agreement with her ex-partner Gerard Pique for the custody of their two children after the breakup of their 11-year relationship earlier this year, Shakira’s representative in Spain said on Tuesday. Details of the deal would be revealed later Tuesday, the representative said.

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.

Cast and Creators Reveal How Steven Spielberg’s Life Shaped ‘The Fabelmans’

American film director Steven Spielberg walked the red carpet in Los Angeles on Sunday alongside the cast and creators of his Universal Films semi-autobiographical film “The Fabelmans.” The film follows the fictional character Sammy Fabelman, who is loosely based on Spielberg when he was young, as he fosters a love of film and uncovers a dark family secret that changes the way he sees the world.

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.

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. .

Pop superstar Rihanna admits to being nervous ahead of Super Bowl show

Pop singer Rihanna, a global superstar with nine Grammy Awards, acknowledged she still feels awkward ahead of live performances and is nervous about taking on music’s biggest stage at next year’s Super Bowl. Rihanna, who gave birth to her first child in May, said she really had to think when she was asked to headline 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 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.

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.

Drake and 21 Savage are sued for using the name ‘Vogue’ to promote an album

Drake and 21 Savage have been sued by Conde Nast, the publisher of Vogue magazine, for using the Vogue name without permission to promote their new album “Her Loss.” Conde Nast said the rappers’ promotional campaign, including for their more than 135 million social media followers, was “entirely” based on unauthorized use of Vogue’s trademarks and false representations that they would appear on the show. upcoming cover of Vogue, with “love and support”. from editor-in-chief Anna Wintour.

(With contributions from agencies).

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