Entertainment

Hollywood Battle Lines Emerge in Simmering Vaccine War

Hollywood Battle Lines Emerge in Simmering Vaccine War

BY TATIANA SIEGEL, CHRIS GARDNER, BORYS KIT | HollywoodReporter.Com Troy Warren for CNT #Entertainment #COVID-19 Without mandates to get a shot, some film and TV sets have been thrown into chaos as A-list holdouts have caused work stoppages while others say, “It’s not my place to police anyone.” In August, a high-profile actor was on the set of a film when he came down with COVID-19 and was hospitalized. The star, known to the cast and crew as being dismissive of vaccines and masks, was said to be unvaccinated. The film shut down for three weeks, but not before more than a dozen…
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Los Angeles: Netflix to Operate Historic Palisades Bay Movie Theater

Los Angeles: Netflix to Operate Historic Palisades Bay Movie Theater

BY PAMELA MCCLINTOCK, CHRIS GARDNER | HollywoodReporter.Com Troy Warren for LosAngelesNewsAndTalk.Com #Entertainment The deal expands the streamer's ability to screen its movies on the big screen during awards season. Netflix and Los Angeles shopping mall developer Caruso announced Friday that the two have partnered to keep the legendary Bay Theater in the tony Palisades Village open. The lease expands the streamer’s ability to screen its movies on the big screen during awards season while helping another struggling cinema to stay open. Netflix already operates the Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood and New York’s iconic Paris Theatre. Prior to the pandemic, luxury theater operator Cinepolis had refurbished and…
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Disney+ to Surpass Netflix in 2025, Hit 284M Subscribers in 2026, Analyst Forecasts

Disney+ to Surpass Netflix in 2025, Hit 284M Subscribers in 2026, Analyst Forecasts

BY GEORG SZALAI | HollywoodReporter.Com Troy Warren for CNT #Business #Entertainment "Three platforms will control nearly half the world's SVOD subscriptions by 2026," according to Digital TV Research. While the Walt Disney’s Disney+ streaming service may have hit a speed bump as of late, it will reach more subscribers than Netflix by 2025, according to an analyst’s latest forecast. Research firm Digital TV Research shared the prediction in a report, projecting that the number of subscribers to Disney+ would reach 284.2 million in 2026, down from a 294.0 million estimate the firm had made earlier in the year. Netflix will in 2026 have 270.7…
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Kim Kardashian West Tackles O.J. Simpson, Divorce From Kanye in ‘Saturday Night Live’ Monologue

Kim Kardashian West Tackles O.J. Simpson, Divorce From Kanye in ‘Saturday Night Live’ Monologue

BY ABBEY WHITE | HollywoodReporter.Com Troy Warren for CNT #Entertainment #EditorsPicks The season 47 host and influencer also took shots at Caitlyn Jenner's recent campaign for California governor and her own sex tape during the Oct. 9 show. Kim Kardashian West kicked off her Saturday Night Live hosting gig with an opening monologue that addressed and largely roasted many of her and her family’s past and present controversies. That includes throwing comedic jabs about O.J. Simpson and offering a take on what ultimately drove her and her ex, Kanye West, to their divorce. After discussing her awareness around her “privilege,” Kardashian West noted that she has made…
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Matthew McConaughey’s Big Risk (and Opportunity) If He Runs for Texas Governor

Matthew McConaughey’s Big Risk (and Opportunity) If He Runs for Texas Governor

BY JAMES HIBBERD | HollywoodReporter.Com Troy Warren for CNT #EditorsPicks #Entertainment #Celebrity As the star vaguely embraces the idea of seeking higher office and leads a hypothetical statewide poll, Texas political insiders weigh in and warn: "People will start to hate him." Does “Texas Gov. Matthew McConaughey” sound all right? (All right, all right?) The Oscar-winner has been openly flirting for months with the prospect of entering what could be a pivotal race in 2022 to lead the country’s second-most-populous state at a time when the traditionally deep-red territory is increasingly edging toward purple. But is McConaughey serious? And if he is,…
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Disney+’s ‘Muppets Haunted Mansion’: TV Review

Disney+’s ‘Muppets Haunted Mansion’: TV Review

BY DANIEL FIENBERG | HollywoodReporter.Com Troy Warren for CNT #Entertainment In Disney's latest attempt at Muppet cross-branding, Gonzo and Pepe the King Prawn spend a spooky night in a house that just happens to be the Haunted Mansion of theme park fame. Few brands are better suited to mine preexisting intellectual property than the Muppets. From A Christmas Carol to Treasure Island to countless parodic sketches and interludes, the synthetic ensemble has demonstrated a unique ability to smartly insert its myriad felt archetypes into almost any story. Of course, because everybody knows the resilience of the Muppet brand, too often there’s an attempt to shoehorn the…
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‘Venom 2’ Ignites Box Office With Record $90M Opening

‘Venom 2’ Ignites Box Office With Record $90M Opening

BY PAMELA MCCLINTOCK | HollywoodReporter.Com Troy Warren for CNT #Entertainment The Sony sequel hit pre-pandemic levels to come in well ahead of the first 'Venom,' as well as helping to fuel the biggest weekend overall since the COVID-19 crisis struck in North America. In a stunning boost for theatrical, Venom: Let There Be Carnage opened to $90.1 million at the domestic box office, the biggest three-day launch of the pandemic era, fueling the biggest weekend overall since COVID-19 shut down theaters in March of 2020. For the first time during the crisis, domestic box office revenues came in less than 15 percent behind the…
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Charlotte:  Mick Jagger walked into NC bar — and no one noticed, owner says

Charlotte: Mick Jagger walked into NC bar — and no one noticed, owner says

By Avery Newmark, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Troy Warren for CharlotteNewsAndTalk.Com #EditorsPicks #Entertainment Patrons had no idea that rock legend was among them Mick Jagger blended in with the crowd at one of North Carolina’s most notorious dive bars Wednesday night. The 78-year-old rock ’n’ roll legend shared a photo to social media of his outing at the Thirsty Beaver Saloon along with the message, “Out and about last night in Charlotte, NC.”   In the photo, Jagger is wearing a ball cap and jeans and appears to be swigging a beer unnoticed as patrons look the other way. The bar’s co-owner, Brian Wilson,…
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Scarlett Johansson, Disney Settle Explosive ‘Black Widow’ Lawsuit

Scarlett Johansson, Disney Settle Explosive ‘Black Widow’ Lawsuit

BY KIM MASTERS, TATIANA SIEGEL | HollywoodReporter.Com Troy Warren for CNT #Entertainment #EditorsPicks The settlement ends a back-and-forth PR battle pitting the CAA-repped star against the studio that was poised to have dramatic implications for all of Hollywood’s majors. Scarlett Johansson and Disney have settled a breach of contract lawsuit over the star’s Black Widow payday, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. “I am happy to have resolved our differences with Disney,” stated Johansson. “I’m incredibly proud of the work we’ve done together over the years and have greatly enjoyed my creative relationship with the team. I look forward to continuing…
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ABC’s ‘The Shot: Race to the Vaccine,’ CNN’s ‘The Death of George Floyd’ Among News Emmy Winners

ABC’s ‘The Shot: Race to the Vaccine,’ CNN’s ‘The Death of George Floyd’ Among News Emmy Winners

BY TRILBY BERESFORD | HollywoodReporter.Com Troy Warren for CNT #EditorsPicks #Entertainment In an additional ceremony, the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences will present documentary categories on Wednesday evening. ABC’s The Shot: Race to the Vaccine and CNN’s The Death of George Floyd were among the winners of the 42nd Annual News and Documentary Emmy Awards on Tuesday night. Journalist Patricia Janiot welcomed viewers to the virtual ceremony, soon announcing that Vice News’ American Uprising was the recipient of the evening’s first award: outstanding breaking news story in a newscast. The award was accepted by correspondent Alzo Slade, who declared: “There are no words to describe the summer of 2020.”…
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