From the poster that may have ousted Spider-Man to the new rules of the Grammys, here’s what’s happening in entertainment.
There is no Spider-Man in the UAE
Despite its worldwide success, Spider-Man: Across the Spiderversethe film was recently pulled from several theaters in the United Arab Emirates.
Across the Universe is just the latest film to meet this fate.Disney’s light year The film was banned in several Muslim-majority countries because it contained a scene in which two women kissed.
royal podcast finished
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s short-lived Spotify streak has come to an end.
The audio-streaming giant and the couple’s podcast production company, Archwell Audio, have announced they are parting ways. The parting was mutual, variety The couple have been wanting to get out of their contract for some time and are reportedly considering another partnership.
Meanwhile, the media outlet also reported that it wasn’t happy with the number of podcasts Spotify produced. The pair have only aired one series since signing the deal in 2020.
After the death of Queen Elizabeth II in September, the royal family put production on hold. The cancellation comes at the same time that Spotify has refused to re-sign other notable deals involving Barack Obama and Michelle Obama. The company announced last week that it was laying off 200 people as it restructured its podcast division.
grammy awards rules
The Recording Academy continues to make changes to tweak the Grammy Awards.
It brings the latest changes to the night’s most prestigious awards, including Best New Artist, Song of the Year, Album of the Year and Record of the Year. His ten nominees in each category have been reduced to his eight, which was the norm before the 2022 awards ceremony.