Tag: entertainment

This crypto scam bilked investors out of $11 million — and paid action star Steven Seagal to promote it

It was a crypto scam straight out of a Steven Seagal movie, featuring the action film star himself, a private eye, a staged kidnapping and...

Here’s what’s coming to Netflix in August 2021 — and what’s leaving

Netflix Inc. has another month packed with new offerings this August, but the two biggest additions ended their critically acclaimed runs almost a decade ago....

Scarlett Johansson Sues Disney Over ‘Black Widow’ Streaming Release

Scarlett Johansson, star of the latest Marvel movie “Black Widow,” filed a lawsuit Thursday in Los Angeles Superior Court against Disney, DIS -0.42% alleging her...

Bob Odenkirk receives well wishes from ‘Breaking Bad’ co-stars

The 58-year-old suffered a “heart related incident” that caused him to collapse, representatives for the actor told CNN Wednesday, adding he was in a stable...

The main attractions arrive: Apple, Microsoft, Google, Facebook, Amazon and Tesla headline the biggest week of earnings

The coming week will be the most important of this quarter’s earnings season — even if later weeks beat it on quantity, it will be...

You know who doesn’t hate Facebook? Wall Street

Excuse us if you’ve heard this song before: Facebook Inc. — under siege from the president and his predecessor, the Federal Trade Commission, a bestselling...

How to watch the Tokyo Olympics for (mostly) free

It’s been delayed a year, will have almost no fans in attendance and there’s a 13-hour time difference with the U.S. East Coast, but the...

Hong Kong Police Arrest Five Over Children’s Books Depicting Protesters as Sheep

Hong Kong’s national-security police arrested five people for allegedly conspiring to commit sedition through a series of picture books that portray sheep being targeted by...

Netflix lays out mobile games plan that could set a collision course with Apple

Netflix Inc.’s its expansion into videogames offers a tantalizing upside for the streaming pioneer, but also sets up a potential confrontation with Apple Inc. “We...

Facebook refutes White House criticism over vaccine misinformation, decries ‘finger pointing’

After coming under fire from President Joe Biden and the U.S. surgeon general, who both said last week that misinformation on social media is killing...

What does a mature streaming service look like? Netflix is about to show us

Netflix Inc. proved to the world that streaming video could be a big business. Now it will show the world what that business looks like...

Why the Entertainment and Social Media Industries are Converging

Social media consolidation and a ramp-up of entertainment-tech companies are creating a new entertainment experience for consumers. Limited-Time Savings: 60% Off of Our Social Media...

A benchmark-beating robot thinks AMC will outperform Facebook and GameStop. It likes these other stocks, too.

An exchange-traded fund run by artificial intelligence bought AMC stock at the beginning of July, preferring shares in the cinema chain and retail investor favorite...

Here’s what’s coming to Hulu in August 2021, and what’s leaving

Hulu is loaded for August, with some big names, highly anticipated originals and new seasons of fan favorites on the way. The biggest of the...

Cannes Film Festival, Risking China’s Ire, to Screen Hong Kong Protest Documentary

The Cannes Film Festival plans to screen a controversial new documentary on Hong Kong’s 2019 pro-democracy unrest on Friday, courting another film-industry clash with Beijing...

Game on? Netflix hires first videogame executive, signaling a new approach

Netflix Inc. announced its first major videogame hire Wednesday, potentially signaling a move beyond its streaming-video roots. Netflix NFLX, +1.34% hired Mike Verdu as vice...

Looking for a fun escape? Try a weekend getaway in Atlanta

You know this vibrant Southern city for its deep musical roots, professional sports teams and emerging reputation as a film production hot spot, but Atlanta is also...

A Generation of Afghan Professionals Flees Ahead of Taliban Advance

KABUL—Afghanistan’s professional class of men and women, part of a generation that came of age under the shield of the U.S. military, are weighing the...

The Stellantis EV day is coming. Here’s what to know.

Stellantis, the world’s fourth-largest car maker, will host its EV Day on Thursday and unveil more details around its electrification strategy. The company, formed earlier...

FTC has a chance for a do-over in its ‘fiasco’ antitrust case against Facebook, legal experts contend

Could the second time be the charm for the Federal Trade Commission in its antitrust pursuit of Facebook Inc.? Legal experts aren’t so sure. The...

Black TikTok Creators Protest Appropriation Of Dance Trends By Going On ‘Strike’

Some Black TikTok creators have refused to choreograph moves to a new song in an effort to show how essential they are to the platform...

Opinion: What’s worth streaming in July 2021: ‘Ted Lasso,’ the Tokyo Olympics and more

The weather may be warming up in July, but the streaming offerings promise to keep it breezy. July’s streaming slate offers nothing too heavy and...

Former Skid Row singer Johnny Solinger dies

“We are saddened to hear the news of our brother Johnny Solinger,” the band said in the post Saturday. “Our thoughts are with his family,...

$70 million box office haul is pandemic record

Still from Universal’s “F9.” Universal Universal’s “F9” is paving the way for 2021’s summer box office. Over its opening weekend, the Fast and Furious film...

Academics Bristle Over LinkedIn Blocking Their Profiles in China

SINGAPORE—Eyck Freymann, an Oxford University doctoral student, was surprised to get a notice from LinkedIn this month telling him his account had been blocked in...