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Martin Lawrence shows off his strength in new Super Bowl commercial with Shannon Sharpe

Martin Lawrence shows off his strength in new Super Bowl commercial with Shannon Sharpe - Martin Lawrence will star alongside Hall of Fame football player Shannon Sharpe in a new Super Bowl commercial


The Guardian view on video games: computer generated worlds are influencing real ones

“It’s possible to play [video] games with no ulterior motive, but I do think they provide a place where we can actually be vulnerable and more open to the full spectrum of human emotions,” the author Gabrielle Zevin told the Guardian ahead of the launch of her 2023 bestseller. Zevin’s absorbing novel Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow examines how video games can ease suffering, challenge assumptions and forge human connections through...


Disney: Bob Iger’s Fortnite pivot pays off as attention turns to its streaming arm

Disney beat expectations in its most recent quarter as it forays into the lucrative gaming market with a $1.5bn investment in Epic Games.


Ladbrokes owner Entain’s chief to leave following HMRC bribery probe

The chief executive of Entain is to depart following the resolution of a bribery scandal at its former Turkish business.


Good Times: What to see and do in February

Our hand-picked culture round up, including reviewed recommendations from the GH team…


Bafta taking stage invasion during Oppenheimer speech ‘very seriously’

Bafta taking stage invasion during Oppenheimer speech ‘very seriously’ - A man, believed to be a YouTuber, joined director Christopher Nolan and the Oppenheimer team on stage as they accepted the prestigious prize.


Paramount CEO on Super Bowl Viewing, Streaming, Taylor Swift

Paramount Global President and CEO Bob Bakish discusses the tech infrastructure it takes to spread Super Bowl LVIII across Paramount's properties, sports in the context of Paramount's other content, the Taylor Swift factor and the possible sale of Paramount. He speaks with "Bloomberg Technology" hosts Caroline Hyde and Ed Ludlow.


Live events on streaming platforms could be cable's death blow

Netflix recently signed a massive deal for its first major live sports event


Las Vegas Sphere reveals €92 million loss after opening in September - CFO resigns

The state of the art $2.3 billion massive spherical venue, which was opened on 29 September, has already made a huge loss – and lost its CFO. View on euronews


Cara Delevingne to star as Sally Bowles in 'Cabaret' opposite Luke Treadaway

The actress and model will take to the stage in Rebecca Frecknall's much-lauded revival


Is FTSE 100 stock Entain like buying £1 coins for 50p?

Shares in this FTSE 100 stock have plummeted in the last two years. But with the under-fire CEO now gone, is Entain the turnaround story of 2024? The post Is FTSE 100 stock Entain like buying £1 coins for 50p? appeared first on The Motley Fool UK.


Netflix is bringing Sonic Mania Plus to your mobile

Netflix is spending serious cash on its gaming catalogue: the GTA trilogy drops today and there are some fun titles scheduled for 2024


Things to do in London for half-term: exhibitions, films, theatre and more

Things to do in London for half-term: exhibitions, films, theatre and more - Half-term is here again, but don't panic, there's plenty of ways to turn screams and tears into oohs and ahhs...


Super Bowl parties come to Las Vegas as ‘Sin City’ becomes US sports capital

Las Vegas, the premier party town in the U.S., is relishing its role as a first-time Super Bowl host, welcoming fans from all over the country eager to be part of America's biggest sporting event. Traffic on the Las Vegas Strip has been at a near standstill in recent nights as an influx of several hundred thousand football fanatics descend on the city in anticipation of the title clash between San Francisco and Kansas City. Rapper Lil Wayne...


‘I like telling difficult stories about contradictory, messy humans’: Meet 2023’s Bafta Breakthroughs

‘I like telling difficult stories about contradictory, messy humans’: Meet 2023’s Bafta Breakthroughs - From Florence Pugh to Tom Holland, and Letitia Wright to Jessie Buckley, the names included on the yearly Bafta Breakthrough list are often a spot-on indicator of future industry heavyweights. Here are the names you need to know from the 2023 roster


Ten Entertainment agrees £287m US private equity takeover

Ten Entertainment shares soared on Wednesday after the UK bowling alley operator agreed to a £287million takeover by US private equity firm Trive Capital Partners.


Fortnite gets 1,200 Lego skins and a music game by the makers of Guitar Hero

Chapter 5 of Fortnite is off to a very busy start, with three major new modes, including a racing game by the creators of Rocket League.


Bollywood superstars: Paris exhibition delves into a century of Indian cinema

In this special edition of Access Asia, we're at Paris's Quai Branly museum, where a new exhibition, "Bollywood superstars", looks back at a century of the Indian film industry. With more than 2,000 movies per year, Bollywood is the biggest movie industry in the world. It evolved from performing arts and silent films to today's big blockbusters. We speak to the exhibition's co-curator Julien Rousseau, as well as Mahina Khanum, a Bollywood dancer and choreographer. Plus, we explore how India's ruling BJP party is increasingly using the country's cinema to push its Hindu nationalist agenda.


OPINION - Ahead of the Baftas on Sunday, we now know London is one of the best places in the world to make films

Ahead of the Baftas on Sunday, we now know London is one of the best places in the world to make films -


Entain directors buy about £2.4m of shares in the betting group

Chairman Barry Gibson has more than quadrupled his holding in the company after buying about 93,700 shares valued at almost £870,000, while his wife, Brenda, has purchased £140,550 worth of shares.


Top 10 most awaited movies of 2024

2024 is full of highly expected movies, from new ones to sequels and prequels of already popular cinematic masterpieces. Have a sneak peek at films that are set to captivate audiences throughout the year, according to Business Insider. Argylle (February 2) Director Matthew Vaughn, a Kingsman creator, brings a spy action comedy to life, starring Bry...


The loss of actor Lee Sun-kyun casts a chill shadow over Korea’s film world

K-class, K-prestige and K-artistry found their apogee in the movies with Bong Joon-ho’s Oscar-winning 2019 smash Parasite – and this colossally successful South Korean social satire certainly found a place for one of that country’s biggest stars. In his 40s and in his prime, with a string of blue-chip movie credits and a home-turf household name due to his TV work, Lee Sun-kyun displayed in Parasite his discreet charisma and sleek movie-star...


Helena Bonham Carter to play Daphne du Maurier in celebration of novelist’s work

Helena Bonham Carter to play Daphne du Maurier in celebration of novelist’s work - BBC Radio 4 has announced a fortnight of special programming dedicated to the work of the 20th century writer.


Fallout TV series release date revealed – and the secret trailer has leaked

We've seen the teaser trailer Amazon wanted to keep secret


15 celebrities who are owners of sports franchises

Celebrities don’t tend to be the sole owners or majority shareholders in a franchise. That takes billions of dollars, by and large. However, here are 15 celebrities with a stake in a sports team. It’s some real “lifestyles of the rich and famous” stuff.


Taron Egerton and Rakie Ayola among BAFTA Cymru winners

Taron Egerton, Rakie Ayola and Russell T Davies were among the winners at BAFTA Cymru on Sunday night.


‘A sense of Ocean’s 11’: the fascinating true story behind We Are the World

For all the behind the scenes gems and 80s nostalgia it has on offer, Bao Nguyen’s The Greatest Night in Pop is a master class in event planning. As anyone who has ever tried to cram a group of A-listers – or even a crowd of sluggish friends and family members – into the same room at the same time knows, it’s going to be a headache. Bringing together 46 of today’s musical superstars for a night of unpaid work would be near impossible (small...


BLACKPINK K-pop star Lisa to join cast of 'White Lotus' - Variety

(Reuters) - BLACKPINK singer Lisa will appear in season 3 of the popular U.S. television series "The White Lotus", making her acting debut and becoming the second member of the popular South Korean K-pop girl group to appear on HBO, Variety reported on Monday. Lisa will be credited in the show under her full name, Lalisa Manobal, when it airs, Variety said. Her role on the show, which focuses on


Acting Tips for Kids: How to Engage Your Child Through Theater

With multiple ways to learn, find something that suits your time, your level, and your budget Do you have a child who loves to “playact”? Or perhaps have a child who is shy and reserved? Maybe you know a child who fits either description, or maybe you’re a teacher with children like this in your class? Have you wondered how you can engage a child t...


Netflix's epic quest into gaming

The streaming giant's entry into the video game industry has been a slow burn, but that could change soon.


MARKET REPORT: Gambling giant Entain shakes up board after criticism

Entain said Ricky Sandler, the boss of New York-based Eminence Capital, which has a 4 per cent stake, will be a non-executive director 'with immediate effect'.


The Big Happiness Interview: Why singing is the secret to happiness

Singing can connect you with others, build confidence, and improve your mental health.


Netflix shares first engagement report revealing most popular shows and movies

Netflix has released detailed viewer data for 99% of its content for the first time, revealing insights into the popularity of its shows and movies. This move addresses longstanding criticism about the streaming giant's lack of transparency in content performance. This comprehensive report, titled "What We Watched," ranks 18,000 titles based on hou...


At Formula One's inaugural Las Vegas Grand Prix, music takes a front seat

At Formula One's inaugural Las Vegas Grand Prix, music takes a front seat - At the inaugural Formula One Las Vegas Grand Prix, music and entertainment has taken a front seat


TV tonight: aspiring artists capture the sights of Liverpool

Landscape Artist of the Year 2024 8pm, Sky Arts To Liverpool, where the Three Graces, a trio of landmarks placed proudly at the city’s Pier Head, are this week’s subject. Accurately capturing the Royal Liver Building, the Cunard Building or the Port of Liverpool Building is one thing, but for a place in the semi-final, finding a new angle on such familiar structures is the key. Jack Seale Great British Menu 8pm, BBC Two Andi Oliver hosts an...


‘This could be really interesting’: Manchester and English National Opera may yet suit each other

To say that it has been a bumpy ride is an understatement – but oddly enough, English National Opera is back where it was in November 2022, when it was told that it would lose its entire government grant unless it moved outside London, probably to Manchester. That was the indirect result of then culture secretary Nadine Dorries’ insistence that millions of pounds of arts funding be transferred out of the capital as part of the Conservative...


Hollywood Bowl investors eye strong profits despite cost-of-living pressure

Investors in the ten-pin bowling operator will also be looking for more information on its growth plans in next week’s update.


Hollywood Bowl scores record-high sales as rainy summer boosts indoor leisure

Hollywood Bowl scores record-high sales as rainy summer boosts indoor leisure - The 10-pin bowling operator said it wants to expand to more than 130 venues across the UK and Canada by 2035.


Chorley seek to become the ‘next Wrexham’ with Boyzone discussions

Chorley seek to become the ‘next Wrexham’ with Boyzone discussions - Chorley are in discussions with former members of Boyzone and Westlife


Disney buys rights to Taylor Swift's Eras Tour in bid to boost its subscription service

Amid tough competition from Netflix and Amazon Prime, Disney is betting the huge popularity of the singer (pictured) will lift subscriptions.


20 of the most notable firsts in pop culture, from music to sports

Every achievement in life is something to celebrate, but there’s something a little extra special about the first. The first Super Bowl winner, the first artist to win a rap Grammy, and so many other firsts in pop culture await below.


How Disney+ is hoping Taylor Swift can reverse its subscriber fall

Disney takes on critics with new 'entertainment universe' featuring Eras Tour, Fortnite, Star Wars and sports


2023 has been ‘comeback year’ for spending on live events, says bank

2023 has been ‘comeback year’ for spending on live events, says bank - Live events have taken centre stage once more in customers’ spending habits, with the average spend at £50 to £60 per month, according to HSBC UK.


Third Bridge's Lumley on Netflix Earnings

Jamie Lumley, Senior Analyst at Third Bridge, discusses the latest earnings from Netflix and outlook for the streaming services. He speaks with Annabelle Droulers and Paul Allen on "Daybreak Australia".


32 Times Singers Broke Into Acting

From Lady Gaga to Frank Sinatra, it's a time-honored tradition.


Everyman Media Group purchases two South West cinemas

The independent cinema group is the fourth largest cinema business in the UK by number of venues


Las Vegas Grand Prix dazzles on debut with usual dose of Max Verstappen reality

Las Vegas Grand Prix dazzles on debut with usual dose of Max Verstappen reality - The first grand prix on the Vegas strip was one of the best races of the season – with Charles Leclerc’s last-lap overtake for second place entertaining the 105,000 A-list crowd until the end


BBC confirms ABBA celebration show to mark Eurovision anniversary

ABBA: Against the Odds will air in May.


Ulster American, review: Woody Harrelson is the grisly epitome of mansplaining insufferability

A touch of Tinseltown has come to west London ahead of Christmas. Woody Harrelson, initially of Cheers renown, then much else besides, is back on stage for the first time in 18 years. Apparently, he had a “particularly unsatisfying experience” appearing in The Night of the Iguana on Shaftesbury Avenue in 2005. So it’s almost an in-joke that he’s ap...


Naomi Campbell, Janet Jackson, Law Roach, Raye And More Celebrate Boss Collection At #LFW

A star-studded occasion like no other