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Showtime to combine with Paramount+, rebrand with new name

In this photo illustration, Paramount+ (Paramount Plus) logo is seen on a smartphone against its website in the background. Pavlo Gonchar | SOPA Images | LightRocket | Getty Images Paramount Global is further joining its streaming and cable TV business by combining its Showtime TV network and streaming service, Paramount+. The company said Monday it …

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Folding iPad will launch next year, top Apple analyst Kuo says

The world’s biggest iPhone factory, located in China and run by Foxconn, faced disruptions in 2022. That is likely to filter through to Apple’s December quarter results. Meanwhile, analysts questioned demand for the iPhone 14 from Chinese consumers. Nic Coury | Bloomberg | Getty Images apple will slow the pace of iPad releases for the …

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Premier League signs deal with NFT-based fantasy soccer game Sorare

The Sorare NFT soccer trading card game has partnered with the Premier League on a multi-year licensing agreement. Sorare Sorare, the $4.3 billion fantasy soccer game, has signed a multi-year deal with the Premier League that will see the world’s top soccer league license official player cards. Players of the game will be able to …

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Beyoncé and a $100ka-night suite at Atlantis The Royal

Beyoncé performs on stage headlining the Grand Reveal of Dubai’s newest luxury hotel, Atlantis The Royal on January 21, 2023 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Mason Poole/parkwood Media | Getty Images Entertainment | Getty Images DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — It was the talk of the town. Of the entire country, really — and then …

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‘Rick and Morty’ co-creator Justin Roiland out at Hulu, Adult Swim

Justin Roiland visits the #IMDboat at San Diego Comic-Con 2022. Michael Kovac | Getty Images Entertainment companies are cutting ties with “Rick and Morty” co-creator and star Justin Roiland following revelations that he faces felony charges of domestic violence. Hulu said Wednesday it will no longer work with Roiland, according to NBC News. He had …

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Senators slam Live Nation over Ticketmaster’s dominance

Amy Edwards demonstrates against the live entertainment ticket industry outside the US Capitol January 24, 2023 in Washington, DC. Drew Angerer | Getty Images The Senate Judiciary Committee slammed concert giant Live Nation on Tuesday, calling on activists and artists to speak to competition in the ticketing industry following a botched sale of Taylor Swift …

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M&Ms pulls ‘spokescandies’ in the wake of right-wing outrage

Actor Maya Rudolph to replace M&Ms spokescandies. Source: Mars (L) | Getty Images (R) Candy maker Mars said Monday it is replacing its M&Ms “spokescandies” with actress Maya Rudolph after facing right-wing criticism over its mascot makeover. The spokescandies are a team of cartoon M&Ms mascots that have represented the brand in commercials and other …

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Biden makes surprise video appearance on ‘SNL,’ joining host Aubrey Plaza

US President Joe Biden speaks during the National Association of Counties Legislative Conference in Washington, DC, US, February 15, 2022. Joshua Roberts | Reuters President Joe Biden made a surprise video appearance on “Saturday Night Live” during first-time host Aubrey Plaza’s monologue. The “White Lotus” star, who, like Biden, is from Delaware, joked that she …

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The Way of Water’ tops $2 billion at the global box office

Avatar: The Way of Water Courtesy: Disney Co. Disney‘s “Avatar: The Way of Water” has topped $2 billion at the global box office, making it the third James Cameron film to reach this benchmark. Only five other films have hit this metric — the original “Avatar,” “Avengers: Endgame,” Cameron’s “Titanic,” “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” …

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