‘The Marvels’ Disappoints at Box Office, Showcasing Disney’s Studio Challenge

“The Marvels,” Disney’s latest superhero feature, landed with a thud at the box office only days after Chief Executive Bob Iger called for an overhaul of the entertainment company’s studio business.  A sequel to 2019’s hit “Captain Marvel” from Disney’s Marvel Studios, the new movie features an all-female trio of stars in Brie Larsen, Teyonah … Read more

Arts Calendar: Happenings for the Week of November 12

‘The Hunger Games’ gets a prequel, ‘The Crown’ ascends to the throne for a final season, Dolly Parton tries out rock ’n’ roll and more.

Davide Renne, New Moschino Creative Director, Is Dead at 46

Davide Renne, the newly appointed creative director of Italian fashion house Moschino and longtime womenswear designer for Gucci, died on Friday. He was 46.  His death was announced by Moschino parent Aeffe in a statement. Copyright ©2023 Dow Jones & Company, Inc. All Rights Reserved. 87990cbe856818d5eddac44c7b1cdeb8

Museum Sells Restituted Cézanne for $39 Million 

Updated Nov. 9, 2023 9:53 pm ET A Paul Cézanne still life sold for $39 million on Thursday as part of a fundraising effort by a beleaguered Swiss museum. The 1890-93 scene, “Fruits and Jar of Ginger,” was sold by Museum Langmatt in the Swiss community of Baden as part of a broader campaign to … Read more

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

Tech, Media & Telecom Roundup: Market Talk

Updated Nov. 8, 2023 4:52 pm ET The latest Market Talks covering Technology, Media and Telecom. Published exclusively on Dow Jones Newswires at 4:20 ET, 12:20 ET and 16:50 ET. 1622 ET – Disney is cutting costs faster than it expected. CEO Bob Iger hinted with third-quarter earnings three months ago that the company was … 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

Elon Musk Says His New AI Bot ‘Grok’ Will Have Sarcasm and Access to X Information

Updated Nov. 4, 2023 1:44 pm ET Elon Musk gave a glimpse of his artificial-intelligence startup’s first product: a bot named Grok whose sense of humor he demonstrated with jokes about Sam Bankman-Fried and how to make cocaine. Musk, with a series of posts late Friday on X, included what he indicated were sample responses … Read more

'The Picnic' Review: Ending the Cold War at a Cookout

A festive gathering along Hungary’s Austrian border allowed hundreds of East Germans to flee to freedom. More would follow.