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‘Avatar: The Way Of Water’ Passes ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ As 4th Highest Grossing Of All Time

forbes.com James Cameron’s blockbuster sequel Avatar: The Way of Water topped Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens on Saturday to make it the fourth-highest grossing movie of all…

Warner's UK Studios Report Record Revenue

forbes.com Warner Bros. has revealed that revenue at its Leavesden Studios complex in the UK rose by 81.2% in 2021 to hit an all-time high of $125.3 million (£101.1 million) fueled by…

The Odd, Winding History Of The Name “DC Extended Universe”

forbes.com For years now fans have called Warner Brothers’ rival superhero movie universe to Disney’s MCU the DC Extended Universe. But, it may surprise many that that name initially…

How to Watch the Spider-Man Movies in Order

thewrap.com Oh what a tangled web we weave when the multiverse becomes part of Spider-Man canon. The Spider-Man film franchise started simply enough, with 2002’s “Spider-Man.” Fast…

Actors Who Somehow Never Hosted Saturday Night Live

looper.com Learn More Actors Who Somehow Never Hosted Saturday Night Live "Saturday Night Live" first emerged in the 1970s as the premiere sketch comedy show featuring the infamous…

‘Avatar 2’ Flies Past ‘Star Wars: Force Awakens’ at Global Box Office, No. 4 Pic of All Time

hollywoodreporter.com The milestones keep coming for Avatar: The Way of Water. James Cameron’s blockbuster is now the fourth top-grossing film of all time at the global box office after passing…

What to expect at work this year

cnn.com The pandemic has transformed work over the past three years in ways few expected. It normalized remote work, created a shortage of critical workers and drove home to…

‘Avatar: The Way Of Water’ Moves Up To No. 4 Biggest Movie Ever Global, Leaving ‘Force Awakens’ In Its Wake

deadline.com Earlier this week, James Cameron’s Avatar: The Way of Water became the No. 5 highest-grossing movie ever worldwide, and, as expected, has now surfed to the No. 4 position on…

Marketing Slip-Ups That Spoiled Famous Movies

looper.com Learn More Simply making a movie and putting it in theaters isn't enough. For a high-profile release, studios spend tens of millions (as per The Hollywood Reporter) on…

My family of 4 spent $600 a night at Disney's Beach Club Resort, and it's one of our favorite hotels

businessinsider.com My family stayed at Beach Club in Disney World. Kari Becker My family of four stayed in a club-level suite at Disney's Beach Club Resort for $600. We loved the resort's…

A week in Hawaii on vacation with my toddler cost $4,500, and she'll never remember it. Here's why I'm glad we went anyway

businessinsider.com The author and her daughter in Hawaii. Emily Hochberg/Insider In 2022, I planned a big family vacation to Hawaii for me, my husband, and our toddler. We spent a week on…

Toy trends for 2023: from Lego flower power to Traitors the board game

theguardian.com With its character parades featuring Paddington Bear, Paw Patrol and Pikachu, the annual UK toy industry beano has a carnival atmosphere but is actually a serious business…

Nelson Peltz Has Some Hard Truths For Mickey Mouse & Co

dealbreaker.com Third Point’s Dan Loeb may be satisfied that all is well in the Magic Kingdom, in spite of financials gruesome enough to lead once-and-current CEO Bob Iger to knife his…

ABC News is reviewing its hosts' relationship

semafor.com ABC News has launched an internal review focused on stars of its signature morning show, which company insiders say could lead to a top host’s departure. The network has…

We’ll reach new heights of moral panic

niemanlab.org As I sit down to write my journalism predictions for 2023, BuzzFeed is laying off 12% of its workforce. Recently, CNN laid off “hundreds” of employees, The Washington Post…

How tech’s defiance of economic gravity came to an abrupt end

economist.com W economic weather, the sun always seemed to shine on Silicon Valley. America’s five largest technology companies—Apple, Microsoft, Alphabet, Amazon and Meta—saw their…

The scourge of job-title inflation

economist.com W enter an unfamiliar office for a meeting with someone who works there, you will almost certainly approach a person sitting behind a large desk. You might think you are…

The rise of the super-app

economist.com I bored of the town square already? A month after completing his acquisition of Twitter, his iconoclastic gaze appears to be trained on the entire city. Mr Musk wants to…

What the next crop of media startups will look like

substack.com Puck media journalist Dylan Byers Welcome! I'm Simon Owens and this is my media newsletter. You can subscribe by clicking on this handy little button: Subscribe now Let’s…

These are some of the notable companies laying off workers

washingtonpost.com The economy added 223,000 jobs in December, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, as unemployment fell to 3.5 percent, near record lows. Though prices have eased,…

What Will Happen When A.I. Makes BuzzFeed Quizzes?

nytimes.com The site announced plans to use tools from the creator of ChatGPT to create content. Former quiz writers aren’t surprised. If you read BuzzFeed between 2014 and 2019,…

Gregory Allen Howard, ‘Remember the Titans’ Screenwriter, Dies at 70

variety.com Gregory Allen Howard, the award-winning screenwriter of “Remember the Titans,” died Friday in Miami, Fla. following a brief illness, his publicist confirmed to Variety. He…

Gregory Allen Howard Dies: Screenwriter On ‘Remember The Titans’ And Producer Was 70

deadline.com Gregory Allen Howard, the first African American screenwriter for a $100 million drama with Remember The Titans, died today in Miami, Florida following a brief illness. He…

Group of unions call on Disney workers they represent to vote against contract offer

foxbusiness.com A group of unions said the Walt Disney World workers they represent should vote against the contract offer from the entertainment company, according to a media advisory. The…

Nikole Hannah-Jones on Bringing ‘The 1619 Project’ to the Screen to “Be Honest About What This Country Was Built Upon”

hollywoodreporter.com Four years ago this month, Nikole Hannah-Jones, the Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist behind The 1619 Project, first pitched the idea for the long-form journalism initiative…

ABC News Breaks Up With Amy Robach, T.J. Holmes Over Off-Camera Affair

variety.com Amy Robach and T.J. Holmes, who surprised TV viewers by developing a behind-the-scenes romance while anchoring ABC News’ “GMA3,” are getting a divorce — from the…

Netflix Offloads Two Completed Films, Filmmakers Shop Projects Elsewhere

hollywoodreporter.com A trend among entertainment companies as Hollywood continues its will they-won’t they relationship with a possible recession is the unloading of completed projects. The move…

Surprise: More And More People Are Cutting Their Streaming TV Services

forbes.com With fears of a recession looming larger every day, and inflation raging for months, it seems people are looking to find ways to save money. They may have found one in…

Box Office: ‘Avatar 2‘ Sets Sights on Scuttling ‘Titanic’

hollywoodreporter.com The remarkable performance of Avatar: The Way of Water continues. Sometime on Friday, James Cameron’s big-budget spectacle will overtake the $2.071 billion grossed globally…

Disneyland Celebrates Disney’s 100th Anniversary With First-Ever Mickey & Minnie Ride-Through Attraction

deadline.com The celebration of the 100th anniversary of The Walt Disney Company at Disneyland in Anaheim begins today with the opening of Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway, a new…

‘Grown-ish’ Star Trevor Jackson Signs With APA

deadline.com EXCLUSIVE: Trevor Jackson, known for his role as Aaron Jackson, the male lead opposite Yara Shahidi on Freefom’s Grown-ish, has signed with APA for representation. Jackson’s…

‘There was no humanity’: The cruelty of tech layoffs leaves employees emotionally devastated

yahoo.com Employees waking up to find out they no longer have email access. Others showing up to the office only to be denied entry. Delayed severance paperwork. Some immigrants…

‘Goosebumps’ Disney+ Series Adds Rob Huebel to Cast (EXCLUSIVE)

variety.com The “Goosebumps” series at Disney+ has cast Rob Huebel in a recurring guest star role, Variety has learned exclusively. The series, which is based on R.L. Stine’s…

Nicole Kidman and Maya Erskine to Star in ‘The Perfect Nanny’ Limited Series at HBO

variety.com HBO is developing the Leïla Slimani novel “The Perfect Nanny” into a limited series. Maya Erskine creates and writes the series, and will star opposite Nicole Kidman. Both…

Rejecting Web3 Gaming’s ‘Hellscape,’ Unioverse Turns to ‘Heroes’

blockworks.co For small independent game studios, attracting an audience is a major challenge. Nascent gaming franchise Unioverse thinks Web3 can provide an answer — and be fun for…

Original Firestarter Drew Barrymore Torches The Razzies Over Ryan Kiera Armstrong's Nomination

looper.com Learn More The Razzies, a.k.a the anti-Oscars which seek to ridicule, instead of celebrating any given year's cinematic efforts, are in hot trouble. Earlier this week, the…

Warner Bros. swiped our Harry Potter wand IP, says Kano

techcrunch.com Kano, the venture-backed U.K startup known for its build-your-own computer kits and software for teaching coding and associated STEM skills, has accused Warner Bros. of…

Law & Order: SVU Fans Want Detective Bruno To Stay For Good

looper.com Learn More Law & Order: SVU Fans Want Detective Bruno To Stay For Good "Law & Order: SVU" has been on for a very long time. On account of this fact, the exceptionally…

Disneyland kicks off yearlong ‘Disney100 ‘ celebration with new ride and 2 nighttime shows

siliconvalley.com Disneyland is gearing up for a yearlong party celebrating 100 yeas of Disney animation with a new nighttime spectacular, fireworks show and dark ride dedicated to the Mouse…

A3 Artists Agency Promotes Four, Moves Adam Loria and Samantha Schmidt To Senior Agents

deadline.com EXCLUSIVE: Talent and Literary focused A3 Artists Agency has promoted four employees. Adam Loria and Samantha Schmidt rise from agents to senior agents, and Stephanie Nolan…

Tesla has rebounded over 50% from its lows in just one month. Here’s why the stock is flying high

yahoo.com Tesla has rebounded over 50% from its lows in just one month. Here’s why the stock is flying high Something unusual happened when markets finally started trading Tesla…

Wall Street Has a Cautious Outlook on NBCUniversal After Comcast Earnings

hollywoodreporter.com Comcast mostly drew a thumbs-up from Wall Street with its fourth-quarter earnings report on Thursday that met or exceeded forecasts in key areas. But analysts remain…

Comcast says 2023 will see 'peak losses' for Peacock after losing $978M in Q4

yahoo.com Comcast says 2023 will see 'peak losses' for Peacock after losing $978M in Q4 As streaming losses accelerate across the media sector amid mounting competition and sky-high…

Jonas Brothers Reflect on Rise to Teen Stardom and Bumpy Path to Hollywood Walk of Fame

variety.com The Jonas Brothers’ legacy will be cemented, quite literally, on Jan. 30 when the band is honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame — an accolade that feels both too…

Beyoncé LGBTQ fans in Dubai speak out over concert backlash

newsweek.com Beyoncé has been criticized by Western LGBTQ people after she performed an exclusive concert in Dubai, part of the Gulf nation of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), where…

Live, Linear TV Still Lives

mediapost.com Is linear TV dying? Netflix executives have said this may happen in five to ten years. However, for all the complaints about live, linear TV -- around the increasing…

The Simpsons renewed for two more seasons as it dominates Disney Plus

polygon.com Can you imagine a world without The Simpsons? Though its cultural domination peaked over 20 years ago, the Fox animated series created by Matt Groening, James L. Brooks, and…

TV Shows That Will Blow Everyone Away In 2024

looper.com Learn More TV Shows That Will Blow Everyone Away In 2024 2022 was an incredible year for TV. Whichever streaming service you turned to, there was a new or returning series…

‘Shrinking’ Creators on Harrison Ford, Therapy and ‘The Muppets’

hollywoodreporter.com Jason Segel, Bill Lawrence and Brett Goldstein of Apple's 'Shrinking' join the podcast this week for an extended interview about the comedy series starring Harrison Ford.…

All bosses ‘secretly’ want workers back in the office, major business group leader says

fortune.com As the return to office debate rages on, many bosses have made it clear that they want their staff back at work in person. Some employees, though, have resisted…

Chip glut batters semiconductor industry as Intel shares lose almost all their 2023 gains after dismal earnings

yahoo.com The cooling of the semiconductor market is happening faster—and proving colder—than companies might have expected, as chip firms across the board face a tougher market due…

FTX owes money to Apple, Google, Netflix, Yahoo, and Gisele Bündchen’s charity

yahoo.com FTX’s 115-page list of potential creditors reads like an alphabetical accounting of the who’s who of business. The now-bankrupt cryptocurrency exchange owes money to Apple,…

Ticketmaster and Live Nation were not supposed to create a monopoly. Here’s why music fans, lawmakers, and Taylor Swift are fed up with the ticketing platforms

fortune.com Senators are looking into Ticketmaster’s dominance in the ticketing market following several high-profile fiascos. As a pricing professional, I support free markets, and (of…

Disney divide: How Disney World caters to big spenders while working families pay the price

foxbusiness.com A new travel article claims the only way for families to enjoy themselves at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida, these days is to spring for the VIP treatment. But data…

The Great Resignation was fueled by workers’ obsession with flexibility. Big Tech layoffs have scared employees reprioritizing what they need

yahoo.com The pandemic brought job flexibility into focus as it never has been before. Workers across a range of industries started pushing back on employers’ demands to be in the…

Elon Musk says his biggest Tesla competition will be a Chinese automaker: ‘They work the smartest’

yahoo.com Elon Musk temporarily shed his “Mr. Tweet” cap for Wednesday’s Tesla earnings call to identify the biggest challenger to his electric car giant: competition from China. With…

Disney Reorganization Looms Ahead Of First Earnings Report Since Bob Iger’s Return

deadline.com The initial exuberance and relief following Bob Iger’s return as Disney CEO has been replaced by anxiety as speculation about a pending corporate restructuring is…

Nikole Hannah-Jones Reflects on the Importance of ‘The 1619 Project’ as Hulu Docuseries Launches: ‘This Is the Work of My Life’

variety.com Nikole Hannah-Jones has given hundreds — or perhaps thousands — of interviews since she first published “The 1619 Project” in The New York Times Magazine in 2019. But when…

The Simpsons, Bob's Burgers, And Family Guy Are All Renewed For Two More Seasons

looper.com The Simpsons, Bob's Burgers, And Family Guy Are All Renewed For Two More Seasons Donuts, burgers, and giant chickens, oh my! Fox's most beloved animated dads will return, as…

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