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Shakira and Pique come to an agreement on child custody after their breakup
Colombian pop singer Shakira has reached an agreement with ex-partner Gerard Pique over custody of their two children after their 11-year relationship broke up earlier this year, Shakira’s representative in Spain said on Tuesday. Details of the agreement will be disclosed later Tuesday, the representative said.
Netflix explores investment in live sports, bids for streaming rights – WSJ
Netflix Inc is exploring investments in live sports broadcasting and recently bid for streaming rights to sports leagues, the Wall Street Journal reported on Tuesday, citing people familiar with the matter. The company recently bid for streaming rights to the ATP tennis tour for some European countries, including France and the United Kingdom, but was dropped, the report said.
Cast Reveals How Steven Spielberg’s Life Shaped ‘The Fabelmans’
American film director Steven Spielberg walked the red carpet in Los Angeles on Sunday with the cast and crew of his semi-autobiographical Universal Films film “The Fablemans”. The film follows fictional character Sammy Fableman, loosely based on Spielberg, as a young man who develops a love for film and discovers a dark family secret that changes the way he sees the world.
Despite some complaints, ‘Black Panther’ sequel gets rave reviews
The highly-anticipated sequel to Disney’s “Black Panther,” “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever,” has received glowing reviews from most critics. The film, which hits theaters on Friday, received a 94% positive rating on Rotten Tomatoes, with only 5 out of 81 critics rating the film as rotten.
Sean Penn visits Zelenskiy in Ukraine and presents him with an Oscar
Hollywood actor and director Sean Penn, sanctioned by Russia for his criticism of the war in Ukraine, loaned his Oscar statuette to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy during a visit to Kyiv on Tuesday. “It’s just a symbolic, stupid thing,” he said, sitting at a banquet table next to the Ukrainian leader and pressing his hand on his arm to emphasize his words, as aides laughed and laughed. “When you win, bring it back to Malibu.”
The new cast of ‘The Crown’ royal series says viewers know it’s a drama
The new cast of “The Crown” premiered the upcoming season of the hit Netflix series on Tuesday, so viewers know it’s a drama and doesn’t need a disclaimer for its fictional storylines. The award-winning show, which follows the reign of Britain’s Queen Elizabeth, returns for a fifth season in the 1990s, when the royals faced marital turmoil, public outcry and a fire at Windsor Castle.
Pop superstar Rihanna admits to being nervous ahead of her Super Bowl performance
Nine-time Grammy Award-winning global superstar pop singer Rihanna has admitted she still feels nervous before live performances and is nervous about stepping onto music’s biggest stage at next year’s Super Bowl. Rihanna, who gave birth to her first child in May, said she had to really think about it when asked to headline the Super Bowl halftime show in February 2023 in front of millions of global TV viewers.
Chris Evans Named People Magazine’s ‘Sexiest Man Alive’
“Captain America” actor Chris Evans was named People magazine’s “Sexiest Man Alive” for 2022 on Monday, with his Marvel co-star Paul Rudd holding the title in 2021. Evans, 41 and single, said the title was “alive”. It’s a weird way of saying humble brag.” He was, however, eager to share the news with his biggest fan, his mother.
Veteran British actor Leslie Phillips (98) passed away
British actor Leslie Phillips, best known for his roles in the “Carry On” comedies, has died at the age of 98. Phillips died “peacefully in his sleep” on Monday morning, his agent Jonathan Lloyd said in an emailed statement.
Drake, 21, Sues Savage For Using ‘Vogue’ Name To Promote Album
Drake and 21 Savage are being sued by Vogue publisher Conde Nast for using the Vogue name without permission to promote their new album “Her Loss.” Conde Nast said the rappers’ promotional campaign, including their more than 135 million social media followers, was “entirely” built on the unauthorized use of Vogue trademarks and fake images of them appearing on Vogue’s next cover with “love and support”. Anna Wintour’s longtime editor-in-chief.
(With inputs from agencies.)