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Take-Two slows down as expectations deepen the video game industry’s gloom
Take-Two Interactive Software Inc lowered its annual sales forecast on Monday, as the video game publisher was hurt by the dollar’s rally this year and the broader industry downturn, sending its shares down 17% in extended trading. The move comes on the heels of a similar cut by rival Electronic Arts and shows how the sector is suffering from lower demand caused by a lack of major new titles, lifting of COVID-19 restrictions and lower spending from consumers hurt by inflation.
Shakira and Pique reach agreement on child custody after separation
Colombian pop star Shakira has reached an agreement with her ex-partner Gerard Pique over custody of their two children after their 11-year relationship broke up earlier this year, Shakira’s representative in Spain said on Tuesday. The representative said details of the agreement will be revealed later on Tuesday.
Netflix explores investing in live sports, offering streaming rights – The Wall Street Journal
The Wall Street Journal reported Tuesday, citing people familiar with the matter, that Netflix Inc is exploring investments in streaming sports games and recently submitted bids for broadcast rights to sports tournaments. The company recently made a bid for broadcast rights to the ATP tennis tour of some European countries, including France and the United Kingdom, but withdrew, according to the report.
Cast, 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 staff and creators of the semi-autobiographical Universal Films “The Fabelmans.” The film follows the fictional character Sammy Fabelman, loosely based on Spielberg as a young man, as he nurtures a love for the film and discovers a dark family secret that changes the way he views the world.
Despite some complaints, “Black Panther” sequel received great reviews
The highly anticipated sequel to Disney’s Black Panther, Black Panther: Wakanda Forever has received glowing reviews from the majority of critics. The film, which hits theaters Friday, has a 94% positive rating on Rotten Tomatoes, with only five out of 81 critics rating the film as spoiled.
The new cast of ‘The Crown’ says viewers know it’s a drama
The new cast of “The Crown” premiered the upcoming season of the popular Netflix series on Tuesday, insisting that viewers know it’s a drama and don’t need to disclaim responsibility for its fictional events. The award-winning show, which follows the reign of Britain’s Queen Elizabeth, returns for season five on Wednesday, portraying members of the 1990s royal family, as they faced marital turmoil, public opposition and a fire at Windsor Castle.
Pop star Rihanna admits to her anxiety before the Super Bowl
Pop singer Rihanna, the global star with nine Grammy Awards, has admitted that she still feels uneasy ahead of live shows and is nervous about taking the biggest stage in music 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 ‘Sexiest Man Alive’
“Captain America” actor Chris Evans was named People Magazine’s “Sexiest Man Alive” of 2022 on Monday, after Marvel co-star Paul Rudd took the title in 2021. A strange form of humble ostentation.” He was eager to share the news with his biggest fan – his mother.
Veteran British actress Leslie Phillips dies at 98
Veteran British actor Leslie Phillips, known for his roles in “Carry On” comedies, has died at the age of 98. Phillips passed away Monday morning “peacefully in his sleep,” his agent Jonathan Lloyd said in an email statement.
Drake, 21 Savage was sued for using the name “Vogue” to promote the album
Drake and 21 Savage are being sued by Conde Nast, publisher of Vogue magazine, for using the Vogue name without permission to promote their new album “Her Loss”. Condé Nast said the rapper’s promotional campaign, including for her more than 135 million followers on social media, was built “entirely” on the unauthorized use of Vogue trademarks and false representations that will appear on Vogue’s next cover, with “love and support” the editor-in-chief Veteran Anna Wintour.
(With input from agencies.)