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Harper Collins and KKR Bid for Simon & Schuster – WSJ
HarperCollins Publishers and KKR & Co are among the bidders for book publisher Simon & Schuster, The Wall Street Journal reported Thursday, citing people familiar with the matter. The company is eyeing its second sale in less than three years. Reuters reported in February that Paramount Global, owner of Simon & Schuster, just months after the media company’s $2.2 billion deal to sell the book publisher to Penguin Random House fell apart. , reportedly looking to sell the publisher again.
New Spider-Man movie won’t screen in UAE, local values debated
The United Arab Emirates will not screen Sony’s ‘Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse’ on Thursday, amid debate among moviegoers online and locally over the treatment of transgender themes in animated films. Cinemas announced without explanation. The film, a sequel to 2018’s Oscar-winning Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, was set to release June 2 in the United States and June 22 in the Gulf region.
New Grammy Rules Require Human Input, Curb Use of Artificial Intelligence
As the world’s most prestigious music awards body seeks to curb the use of artificial intelligence (AI) in the industry, the Recording Academy said Friday that “only human creators” are eligible for the Grammy Awards. Announced. While AI-only productions are prohibited, some music created with the help of AI may fall into certain categories, according to the Academy’s latest rulebook. “A work that does not contain human writing does not qualify in any category.”
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s Spotify deal ends
The multi-year deal with streaming giant Spotify, where Prince Harry and Meghan produce their podcasts, ended after producing just one series. The Swedish company announced a partnership with the Duke and Duchess of Sussex at the end of 2020, after they stepped back from royal duties and began building new careers in California.
Take That turns ‘Greatest Days’ premiere into performance
British pop band Take That performed a segment of the song at the premiere of the hit musical’s film adaptation of ‘The Greatest Days’ on Thursday, turning London’s Leicester Square into a concert stage. The trio of Gary Barlow, Mark Owen and Howard Donald sing “Greatest Day,” “Back for Good,” and “Rule the World,” while the film cast includes actors Aisling Bee and Alice Lowe. appeared on the red carpet with
Seoul hosts huge crowds as BTS fans celebrate 10th anniversary
An estimated 150,000 people gathered in Seoul, South Korea’s capital, on Saturday as fans from around the world celebrated the 10th anniversary of K-pop giant boy band BTS’ debut. BTS is currently on a temporary hiatus as a group due to the military service of two of its seven members, but this week is still packed with celebrations for the band’s loyal fan base known as ‘ARMY’. The event was never canceled.
‘The Blackening’ hopes to wipe out racist Hollywood horror tropes
For actor Antoinette Robertson, after years of witnessing the racist trope of blacks dying first in horror movies, the all-black main cast will be in the horror-comedy The Brakinning. was an opportunity to combine comedy with cultural healing. It was also an opportunity for people around the world to participate in an environment where black characters appear, transcending the Hollywood stereotype that black people always die first.
Bill Cosby sued for sexual assault by nine women in Nevada
Nine women in Nevada have filed a lawsuit accusing comedian Bill Cosby of sexual assault. It’s the latest in a long string of misconduct allegations against the once-beloved entertainer. According to a lawsuit filed Wednesday in federal court in Nevada, the alleged assault took place in various Nevada locations from 1979 to 1992, including Cosby’s dressing room and a Las Vegas hotel suite.
New Season of ‘Black Mirror’ Begins With Confronting Actors’ Anxieties About AI
In the new season of Netflix’s sci-fi show “Black Mirror,” an office manager discovers that the streaming service is using Salma Hayek’s avatar to replay his life. In an episode released Thursday, Hayek sold digital images of himself to Hollywood for use in a show created with artificial intelligence (AI).
Cineworld CEO and executives secure close to $35 million exit fund-FT
Cineworld CEO Mookie Gridinger and his management to pay combined up to $35 million in severance payments from UK cinema operator after completing Chapter 11 legal proceedings next month That’s what the Financial Times reported on Friday. The financiers want Greidinger, his brother and deputy CEO Israel Greidinger, chief financial officer Nisan Cohen and chief commercial officer Lenana Tepelberg to pay $30 million within a year of the exit. A $35 million cash payment was promised, the FT added, citing people familiar with the matter. on that matter.
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