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Billy Eichner says gay rom-com Bros bombed at the box office because straight people 'didn't show up'

It was a no-go for Bros at the box office this weekend. The gay romantic comedy starring Billy Eichner flopped in its domestic debut, only grossing $4.8 million. That put it in fourth place behind The Woman King, which was in its third weekend of release, and Don't Worry Darling, which was in its second weekend. Bros was the first theatrical romantic comedy from a major studio to star a cast of… → Read More

Latest Wakanda Forever trailer teases the new Black Panther's identity

Shuri forever? Marvel has dropped the latest trailer for Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, leaving fans more convinced than ever that Letitia Wright's character, Shuri, will take over the Black Panther mantle. The trailer ends with our first full look at the new Black Panther suit, as an unidentified person drops into view wearing it. It's not revealed who's in the suit, but the figure's slim… → Read More

Activist Sacheen Littlefeather, who turned down Marlon Brando's 1973 Oscar, dies at 75

Sacheen Littlefeather, the Native American activist who famously turned down Marlon Brando's Academy Award on his behalf in 1973, has died. She was 75. Littlefeather's death was confirmed in a tweet by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. She had been battling breast cancer, according to Variety. The activist is best known for her role in the 1973 Academy Awards, where Marlon Brando… → Read More

6 seasons and a movie! A Community film is officially in the works

The "six seasons and a movie" prophecy has been fulfilled at last. Peacock has officially ordered a movie based on Community, the cult favorite sitcom that ran from 2009 through 2015. Creator Dan Harmon will write the movie, which hits Peacock in 2023. Original stars Joel McHale, Danny Pudi, Alison Brie, Gillian Jacobs, Jim Rash, and Ken Jeong are all set to return. But the announcement didn't… → Read More

Mark Hamill named ambassador to Ukraine fundraising project, slams 'evil empire' Russia

The Force is strong with Mark Hamill — and with Ukraine. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has named the Star Wars actor an ambassador to help raise funds for the country's "Army of Drones" project. The project is part of a program that "provides for the regular procurement of drones, their repair and prompt replacement, as well as a pilot training," the Ukrainian government says. Zelensky… → Read More

Queen Elizabeth II died of 'old age,' death certificate says

Queen Elizabeth II's death certificate has been revealed. Three weeks after her passing, the National Records of Scotland on Thursday released an extract of the queen's death certificate, which lists her official cause of death as being "old age." No other information about the queen's health was provided, but it also lists her time of death as being 3:10 p.m., while the place of death is listed… → Read More

The Johnny Depp-Amber Heard trial is already getting the movie treatment

Is it too soon to turn the Johnny Depp-Amber Heard trial into a movie? Not according to Tubi. The streaming service has released the first trailer for its original movie Hot Take: The Depp/Heard Trial, a dramatization of the infamous celebrity defamation trial less than four months after the verdict. Mark Hapka stars in the film as Depp, who sued his ex-wife, Heard, for defamation over an op-ed… → Read More

Judge rejects Bill Cosby's request for a new trial in sexual assault case

Bill Cosby has failed in his effort to get a new trial after a jury found he sexually assaulted a 16-year-old girl. A judge on Tuesday denied the disgraced comedian a new trial in the civil case brought by Judy Huth, according to Variety. In June, a California jury found Cosby sexually assaulted Huth at the Playboy Mansion in 1975, when she was 16 years old. She has said Cosby was aware she was… → Read More

Katie Couric reveals she was diagnosed with breast cancer

Katie Couric is urging women not to fall behind on their annual mammograms after revealing she was diagnosed with breast cancer. In an essay on her website Wednesday, the journalist, 65, shared that she received her breast cancer diagnosis in June after she had accidentally been late on receiving a mammogram. "I felt sick and the room started to spin," she writes, describing her reaction to… → Read More

Chess champion Magnus Carlsen accuses rival Hans Niemann of cheating

Not since The Queen's Gambit has the globe been so glued to chess drama. Chess grandmaster Magnus Carlsen has released a statement accusing his rival, Hans Niemann, of cheating after recently resigning during a game with him. This was Carlsen's first time putting his allegations into words. But the drama started when Niemann surprisingly beat Carlsen during the Sinquefield Cup this month, only… → Read More

Shakira set to face trial on tax fraud charges

Shakira's tax fraud case is officially headed to trial. A Spanish judge has approved a trial for the "Hips Don't Lie" singer on charges of tax fraud, according to The Associated Press. Spanish prosecutors have claimed Shakira failed to pay about $14 million in taxes from 2012 through 2014, during which time she claimed Bahamas as her primary residence. Prosecutors, though, allege she spent over… → Read More

James Earl Jones steps back from voicing Darth Vader in Star Wars series

James Earl Jones' most impressive run as Darth Vader is coming to an end. The legendary actor is stepping back from his voice role as Darth Vader in the Star Wars franchise after more than 40 years, according to Vanity Fair. Vader most recently appeared earlier this year in the Disney+ series Obi-Wan Kenobi. But rather than the 91-year-old actor stepping back into the recording studio, Lucasfilm… → Read More

Post Malone hospitalized with 'stabbing pain' and difficulty breathing

Post Malone fans are sending their well-wishes after he was hospitalized with difficulty breathing. The rapper took to social media on Saturday to announce his concert scheduled for Boston that evening was canceled after he woke up that day to "cracking sounds on the right side" of his body. "I'm having a very difficult time breathing, and there's like a stabbing pain whenever I breathe or… → Read More

Apple Music replaces Pepsi as Super Bowl Halftime Show sponsor

And now, a word from the Super Bowl Halftime Show's new sponsor. The NFL has announced Apple Music will sponsor the Super Bowl Halftime Show, replacing Pepsi. "We couldn't think of a more appropriate partner for the world's most-watched musical performance than Apple Music, a service that entertains, inspires, and motivates millions of people around the world through the intersection of music… → Read More

Bachelorette star DeMario Jackson accused of sexually assaulting 2 women

DeMario Jackson, a former contestant on The Bachelorette and Bachelor in Paradise who was accused of on-set sexual misconduct in 2017, is reportedly being sued for sexual assault by two women. In court documents, an anonymous woman who says she met Jackson through a dating app alleged he pinned her to a bed and sexually assaulted her in 2018, TMZ reports. He "forcefully sexually assaulted Jane… → Read More

Megan Thee Stallion, Miles Teller to host SNL

Live from New York, it's your first set of hosts for Saturday Night Live's new season. SNL has revealed its host and musical guest line-up for the first three weeks of season 48 episodes. Miles Teller will host on Oct. 1 with musical guest Kendrick Lamar, while Brendan Gleeson will host on Oct. 8 with musical guest Willow. Megan Thee Stallion will also serve as both host and musical guest on… → Read More

The Golden Globes will return to NBC in 2023

Emma McIntyre/Getty Images for Hollywood Foreign Press Association It's official: The Golden Globes are coming back. The yearly awards ceremony will return to NBC in January, the embattled Hollywood Foreign Press Association has announced. The 2023 Golden Globes will air on NBC and stream on Peacock on Jan. 10 — a Tuesday, rather than the traditional Sunday night slot. NBC canceled the 2022… → Read More

Chris Redd becomes latest SNL cast member to leave the show

Theo Wargo/Getty Images for American Museum of Natural History Yet another comedian will no longer be live from New York. Chris Redd has become the latest Saturday Night Live cast member to leave the show ahead of its upcoming 48th season. He has been with SNL since 2017. "Being a part of SNL has been the experience of a lifetime," Redd said. "Five years ago, I walked into 30 Rock knowing that… → Read More

Spotify adding over 300,000 audiobooks for purchase

Spotify is beginning a new chapter. The streaming platform announced Tuesday it is now offering audiobooks for purchase in the United States. More than 300,000 audiobooks are being added beginning today. Though these audiobooks will show up in Spotify via search, users will have to purchase them at a web page, at which point they'll become available in their Spotify library and can be downloaded… → Read More

Grand Theft Auto VI maker confirms major leak

The makers of one of the most popular video game franchises are dealing with a grand theft of their own. Rockstar Games confirmed Monday that a major leak of footage from its highly anticipated game Grand Theft Auto VI is legitimate. "We recently suffered a network intrusion in which an unauthorized third party illegally accessed and downloaded confidential information from our systems,… → Read More