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2023: the year of superhero fatigue

theweek.com Good news, . The era of Hollywood being dominated by superhero movies may be coming to an end. For more than a decade, comic book films have been ubiquitous and fairly…

America’s economy is booming. Why aren’t its bosses happier?

economist.com G about America’s economy seems to keep rolling in. In the third quarter expanded by a barnstorming 4.9% in annualised terms. Heading into earnings season, the month or so…

Trialling the two-day workweek

economist.com W our pilot of the two-day workweek, and present our findings below. We would like to thank the leadership team for being imaginative enough to allow this experiment. We are…

How to make hot-desking work

economist.com T private terrace in Manhattan belongs to an algorithmic-trading company called Hudson River Trading. Its offices, spread across several floors near the top of Three World…

Moisés Zamora on Videomart and Bucking the Hollywood System

decrypt.co Moisés Zamora on Videomart and Bucking the Hollywood System "Selena: The Series" creator and co-showrunner Moisés Zamora joins Decrypt's Sander Lutz at the Film3 Summit 2023…

A strike at Chevron shows a reinvigorated union movement

economist.com O past four decades American bosses have grown unused to labour unrest. Ever since Ronald Reagan sacked thousands of striking air-traffic controllers in 1981, shortly after…

‘Please regulate AI:’ Artists push for U.S. copyright reforms but tech industry says not so fast

chicagotribune.com Country singers, romance novelists, video game artists and voice actors are appealing to the U.S. government for relief — as soon as possible — from the threat that…

Thousands of Starbucks workers are expected to go on a one-day strike

chicagotribune.com Thousands of workers at more than 200 U.S. Starbucks stores plan to walk off the job Thursday in what organizers say is the largest strike yet in the two-year-old effort to…

Rachel Zegler & Hunter Schafer on Joining the 'Hunger Games' Franchise

youtube.com The 'Ballad of Songbirds & Snakes' leading ladies Rachel Zegler & Hunter Schafer, put a new twist on the 'Hunger Games' franchise while forging their own unique paths in…

Vice President Kamala Harris's Message to Those Feeling Hopeless Amid Current Events

youtube.com Vice President Kamala Harris discusses the responsibility she feels to help ensure others are not limited by gender expectations and shares the words of wisdom from her…

Vice President Kamala Harris On Being "Momala"

youtube.com Vice President Kamala Harris opens up about the joys of being "Momala" and creating her own modern family: "It's very special." Subscribe to People ►►…

Gwyneth Paltrow On Her Blended Family & Raising Teens

youtube.com Actress and entrepreneur Gwyneth Paltrow shares what life is like in the blended "Faltrow" family residence, how she's celebrating 15 years of Goop, and gets candid about…

Zac Efron Would "Be Honored" to Play Matthew Perry in a Biopic

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Leslie Odom Jr. Reveals What He Eats During Every Broadway Show

youtube.com Leslie Odom Jr., who currently stars in 'Purlie Victorious' on Broadway, admits he becomes a creature of habit when he works on a show: "I don't want to break up the…

Leslie Odom Jr. Cooks an Easy Beet Poke Bowl Recipe

youtube.com The actor-singer shares how he's perfected the dish and relishes his meal prep as "time away." "Nobody can need me for an hour," the father of two says in PEOPLE's Sexiest…

PEOPLE's 2023 Sexiest Man Alive Patrick Dempsey Plays 'This or That'

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Michael Bublé Shares How He Uses Cooking to "Create Memories" For His Family

youtube.com "Food is a big part of our life," the father of four says in PEOPLE's Sexiest Man Alive issue, adding that what fulfills him as a dad is "everybody in the kitchen making a…

Michael Bublé Cooks His Nonna's Famous Risotto

youtube.com The crooner credits his Italian heritage for inspiring his talents in the kitchen and shows off how he's perfected his grandmother’s risotto recipe. Subscribe to People ►►…

Carson Daly Shares How Cooking Brings His Family Together

youtube.com The father of four says food “is at the epicenter” of his family’s house: “Around 4 o’clock to 7, the kitchen [is] centered around dinner that night, kids doing homework and…

Why Kevin Bacon "No Longer" Eats Bacon

youtube.com Kevin Bacon may be a fantastic home cook, but there are certain ingredients that are no-fly zones, including one that might surprise fans! Subscribe to People ►►…

How the GameDiscoverCo newsletter launched a data product for game developers

simonowens.substack.com Image via Pixahive Welcome! I'm Simon Owens and this is my media industry newsletter. You can subscribe by clicking on this handy little button: Subscribe now There’s…

How Sarah Hyland, Ashley Tisdale and Molly Sims' health journeys led them to launch 'meaningful' brands

latimes.com Sarah Hyland, Ashley Tisdale and Molly Sims spoke to The Times about their business ventures outside Hollywood. When former Disney Channel star Ashley Tisdale was in between…

Column: American unions have finally remembered how to win

latimes.com More than 30 years ago, Chicago labor lawyer Thomas Geoghegan penned what he thought was an obituary for organized labor. His classic 1991 book was titled “Which Side Are…

WME owner Endeavor says it is considering 'strategic alternatives' amid stock slump

latimes.com Beverly Hills-based entertainment company Endeavor, owner of Hollywood talent agency WME, on Wednesday disclosed that it is examining “strategic alternatives,” saying its…

Best movies of 2023

marginalrevolution.com As usual, they are in the order I saw them (more or less), not ranked ordinally. And sometimes there are reviews behind the link, sometimes by me: Knock at the Cabin,…

All the Details on Balenciaga’s L.A. Show With Cardi B, Kim Kardashian and That Erewhon Collab

hollywoodreporter.com On Saturday, Dec. 2, the luxury Parisian fashion brand Balenciaga, helmed by artistic director Demna since 2015, dropped down in L.A. to show its fall 2024 men’s and women’s…

Marvel's Dave Bautista Teases Meeting With James Gunn & DC Movie Fans Are Buzzing

looper.com Learn More His days as a Guardian of the Galaxy may be numbered, but his time as part of the DC Universe might be just beginning after Dave Bautista uploaded a very…

Emily Hand's Father Vows to Take Freed Hostage to See Beyoncé

thewrap.com Nine-year-old Emily Hand was taken hostage by Hamas on Oct. 7, and while she was initially thought dead, she was returned to her family on Nov. 25. Her father, Thomas Hand,…

Detroit Casino Council ratify contract with MGM, Penn

reuters.com A view of MGM Grand hotel and casino signage, after MGM Resorts shut down some computer systems due to a cyber attack in Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S., September 13, 2023.…

MGM casino workers react to tentative deal with union in Detroit

clickondetroit.com DETROIT – MGM casino workers could soon be returning to work after a tentative deal is reached with union workers. Details of the agreement won’t be released until after…

Kevin Turen, ‘Euphoria’ and ‘The Idol’ Producer, Cause of Death Revealed as Cardiac Event

hollywoodreporter.com Euphoria and X producer Kevin Turen died in November from cardiac dysfunction and heart disease, according to the Los Angeles Medical Examiner’s Office. The producer’s cause…

Joan Baez Praises a Stunned Boygenius at ’s Hitmakers: ‘I Have Seldom Heard Harmonies as True and as F

variety.com Joan Baez believes in torch-passing, and she signaled her approval of Boygenius in a big way by presenting the trio with the Group of the Year award Saturday at Variety‘s…

Olivia Rodrigo Shares Her Advice On How She Fought ‘The Dread’ Of Pleasing Everyone While Writing Her Music

variety.com Olivia Rodrigo was honored with Variety‘s Storyteller of the Year Award at this year’s Hitmakers brunch by her friend and Grammy winner, St. Vincent, who described Rodrigo…

The Untold Truth Of Nicholas Hoult

looper.com Learn More You might have first seen Nicholas Hoult as Hank McCoy, the mutant called Beast in the "X-Men" films, or maybe you remember him for his time starring in the teen…

Billie Eilish Calls Greta Gerwig the ‘Most Talented Bitch in the World’ in Variety’s Hitmakers Acceptance Speech

variety.com Billie Eilish and Finneas were honored with the Film Song of the Year at Variety‘s Hitmakers, presented by Sony audio, on Saturday for the “Barbie” power ballad “What Was I…

Halo Season 2's First Look Trailer Raises The Stakes For Master Chief

looper.com Learn More Halo Season 2's First Look Trailer Raises The Stakes For Master Chief Paramount+ has debuted the long-awaited first look for "Halo" Season 2. Video game…

Will Smith In Conversation: Watch Actor Talk ‘I Am Legend 2’; Perils Of Fame & Ambitions To Teach Film

deadline.com Will Smith has revealed that the development of I Am Legend 2 is moving at pace, with both him and Michael B. Jordan on board and a first script delivered. News of the…

Will Smith in Talks With Michael B. Jordan to Make a Sequel to ‘I Am Legend’

variety.com Will Smith is in talks with Michael B. Jordan to make a sequel to “I Am Legend” – based on the alternate ending used in the 2007 post-apocalyptic sci-fi movie’s DVD release,…

‘Obliterated’ Creators Talk “Releasing Their Inner R-Rated Urges” With Netflix Action Comedy

hollywoodreporter.com Jon Hurwitz, Hayden Schlossberg and Josh Heald initially set out to write Obliterated as a feature film. But the creators of Netflix‘s latest action comedy changed their…

In A Roadshow Meeting, The Film Academy Caught A Question About Dues

deadline.com The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences turned its annual membership meeting into a roadshow on Saturday morning, convening at the Lucasfilm offices in San Francisco…

Will Smith Talks “Mistakes,” Saudi Arabia and ‘I Am Legend 2’ With Michael B. Jordan

hollywoodreporter.com Will Smith talked about the sequel to I Am Legend and shared much insight into his state of mind, past and future on Saturday while appearing at the third Red Sea…

How Wolfgang Puck’s Pioneering Fusion Restaurant Chinois Changed Dining

hollywoodreporter.com Wolfgang Puck’s now-iconic Chinois on Main, which pioneered what came to be known as Asian fusion or Pacific Rim cuisine, has turned 40 this year. An entertainment industry…

Jada Pinkett Smith on finding self-worth beyond celebrity, and the age of 50

cnbc.com Jada Pinkett Smith knows what it is like to be in the spotlight. A long career in Hollywood has spanned several early turns on popular TV shows, indie film breakout…

Laura Karpman Talks ‘Unbelievable’ Year Scoring Both ‘The Marvels’ and ‘American Fiction’

variety.com Laura Karpman is one of very few composers who has made a genuine difference in the scoring community. A five-time Emmy winner, she co-founded the Alliance for Women Film…

The Truth Of The Curse Of Oak Island No One Seems To Talk About

looper.com Learn More The Truth Of The Curse Of Oak Island No One Seems To Talk About "There is something down there," teased a 1965 issue of Reader's Digest. "But for 170 years no one…

Beyonce’s ‘Renaissance’ Leads Post-Thanksgiving Box Office With $24.5 Million

thewrap.com The post-Thanksgiving doldrums at the box office are easing somewhat thanks to a pair of new releases from independent distributors: AMC/Variance’s “Renaissance,” the new…

Box Office: Beyoncé’s ‘Renaissance’ Eyes $21M-Plus Opening as ‘Napoleon,’ ‘Wish’ Fall Off a Cliff

hollywoodreporter.com Beyoncé’s new concert film is delivering the goods at box office, where it’s headed for the biggest early December opening in two decades. Renaissance: A Film by Beyoncé —…

How ‘Mandoob’ Takes Saudi’s Nascent Cinema Industry Into Uncharted, Un-Comedic Waters

hollywoodreporter.com Ali Kalthami jokingly asserts that Telfaz11, the Saudi Arabia production company he helped co-found more than 10 years ago — long before the country announced it was…

Emma Stone's Transformation From Superbad To Today

looper.com Learn More Evolving from comedy's hottest redhead to an Academy Award winner, Emma Stone has firmly established her presence within the entertainment industry as one of the…

Cut from projects, dropped by agents: How the Israel-Hamas war is dividing Hollywood

nbcnews.com The entertainment industry is grappling with how to talk about the war between Israel and Hamas nearly two months after it erupted. Some in Hollywood say they’re being…

Baz Luhrmann Admits He Hasn’t Watched ‘Priscilla’ Yet

hollywoodreporter.com Among the big-name Hollywood titles screening at the Red Sea Film Festival in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia is Sofia Copolla’s Venice-bowing Priscilla, starring Cailee Spaeny and…

Major Actors Who Have No Movies Or Shows In 2024

looper.com Learn More Major Actors Who Have No Movies Or Shows In 2024 If you sit through the end credits of any movie, you'll see just how many people it takes to bring it from the…

Thriller Fourth Wall, Jessika Borsiczky-Directed ‘Chasing Red’ to Shoot at Saudi Arabia’s Film AlUla

variety.com Kidnap thriller “Fourth Wall” and romance story “Chasing Red” are the first two titles to be shot at Saudi Arabia’s Film AlUla as part of its partnership with Hollywood…

Taylor Swift Could Make Money From Her Concert Film Three Times Over

forbes.com Taylor Swift is not hurting for money, that’s for sure. The superstar’s net worth recently passed the $1 billion mark, according to Forbes. She got to that incredible…

Maestro's Bradley Cooper Responds To Leonard Bernstein Nose Controversy

looper.com Learn More With the SAG-AFTRA strike in the rearview mirror, Bradley Cooper is finally able to address the controversy from last summer about the prosthetic nose he uses to…

Head of New Saudi Distribution and Production Companies on Wanting to “Be A Part” of the Country’s Cinematic Evolution

hollywoodreporter.com Just a few weeks ahead of Saudi Arabia’s Red Sea Film Festival in Jeddah, it was unveiled that a new regional distributor and sales operation was launching. Riyadh-based…

Susan Sarandon Apologizes for Remarks at Pro-Palestine Rally: My ‘Phrasing Was a Terrible Mistake’

variety.com Susan Sarandon issued an apology for controversial comments she made at a pro-Palestine rally in New York last month. At the Nov. 17 rally, the actor had said, “There are a…

'Lady Baller' Film Gets Hundreds of Positive Reviews Despite LGBTQ+ Backlash

newsweek.com A controversial new film mocking transgender women in sports has received hundreds of reviews online. Lady Ballers, made by Daily Wire co-creator and co-CEO Jeremy Boreing,…

WME Independent Co-Head Talks “Harder Journey to Theatrical,” “Truffle Hunting” at Saudi Fest

hollywoodreporter.com The state of the theatrical film business amid the rise of streaming was among the topics of discussion at the third Red Sea International Film Festival’s market on…

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