Hollywood Actors Reach Agreement With Studios, Streamers to End Strike

Updated Nov. 9, 2023 12:41 am ET Striking Hollywood actors reached a tentative agreement with major studios and streamers Wednesday that could clear the way for the entertainment industry to restart its content factory after six months of labor strife. The Screen Actors Guild-American Federation of Television and Radio Artists said its TV and theatrical … Read more

Taylor Swift’s ‘1989’ Re-Do Tops Original’s First-Week Sales

Taylor Swift’s rerecording of her blockbuster “1989” album sold more copies in its first week than the original following its 2014 debut, the first time one of the pop star’s re-dos has topped her first takes.  “1989 (Taylor’s Version)” sold 1.65 million copies across formats in the U.S., according to Luminate Data, formerly Nielsen Music. … Read more

LVMH to Buy Eyewear Brand Favored by the Stars

PARIS—LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton has agreed to buy Los Angeles-based eyewear maker Barton Perreira, part of the luxury conglomerate’s push to extend its reach to goods with mass-market appeal.  Eyewear has emerged in recent years as one of the first purchases that aspiring luxury consumers make before moving on to more expensive items such … Read more

Matthew Perry, ‘Friends’ Star, Is Dead at 54

In the first five minutes of the pilot episode of “Friends,” Ross is destroyed because his wife has moved out and has turned out to be a lesbian, Rachel has run out on her wedding, and Matthew Perry’s Chandler Bing has unpacked a dream: He’s back in high school, he’s in the cafeteria, he’s naked, … Read more

Brad Pitt, Idris Elba and Chris Hemsworth Have Worn Henleys. But Can Only Ripped Guys Pull Them Off?

THE BURLY MEN of Hollywood suit up for red carpets, but when going about their daily lives, many reach for a henley. You know, the collarless shirt that has a handful of buttons down its front and evokes old-fashioned underwear. In recent years Idris Elba, Brad Pitt and all the Chrises (Evans, Hemsworth, Pine and … Read more

LeBron James and Peyton Manning Plan Basketball Series Modeled on Netflix Hit ‘Quarterback’

Updated Oct. 23, 2023 7:14 pm ET Two of the biggest legends in sports, LeBron James and Peyton Manning, are looking to join forces in the entertainment world. James’s entertainment company, SpringHill, is in talks with Manning’s Omaha Productions to create a show—modeled on the hit Netflix series “Quarterback”—that would follow the lives of professional … Read more

Hollywood Actors, Studios to Restart Contract Negotiations

The Hollywood actors union and major studios and streamers said Saturday they are returning to the negotiating table in an effort to end a monthslong strike that has brought TV and film production to a halt. Talks are scheduled to restart Tuesday, nearly two weeks after the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers—which negotiates … Read more

Thanks to Taylor Swift, Dads and Daughters Are Finally Watching Football Together

Singer has appeared at last two Kansas City Chiefs games amid rumors she’s dating star tight end Travis Kelce. That has new fans tuning in. Source link

Arts Calendar: Happenings for the Week of October 8

Taylor Swift performs on the big screen, ‘Frasier’ orders another round of tossed salad and scrambled eggs, Sondheim’s ‘Merrily We Roll Along’ returns to Broadway and more Source link

How Playboy cut ties with Hugh Hefner to create a post-MeToo brand

Editor’s Note: The views expressed in this commentary are solely those of the writers. CNN is showcasing the work of The Conversation, a collaboration between journalists and academics to provide news analysis and commentary. The content is produced solely by The Conversation. The Conversation  —  Hugh Hefner launched Playboy Magazine 70 years ago this year. … Read more