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‘Barbie’ and ‘Oppenheimer’ original scores top 29th Critics’ Choice Awards

‘Barbie’ and ‘Oppenheimer’ original scores top 29th Critics’ Choice Awards

Social media erupted with Ryan Gosling’s deadpan reaction as “I’m Just Ken” won Best Song at Sunday’s 29th Critics’ Choice Awards. Songwriters Mark Ronson and Andrew Wyatt received the award on stage, with Ronson additionally thanking Gosling and “Barbie” director Greta Gerwig, both seated in the audience. “Ryan Gosling, this is as much your award […]

Winter Storm Heather moves Northeast after spreading severe cold across the country

Winter Storm Heather moves Northeast after spreading severe cold across the country

Dangerous cold and winter storms continue to blast much of the continental U.S., with freezing rain falling as far south as Florida. Winter Storm Heather on Tuesday began to spread across the northeastern U.S., bringing snow to New York and ending record-long “inchless” streaks in Baltimore, Philadelphia and Washington D.C. The storm prompted winter weather […]

Gates Foundation announces record budget for 2024

Gates Foundation announces record budget for 2024

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation set its largest budget ever, at $8.6 billion, for 2024. The foundation’s board agreed on the budget on Saturday, and announced it Monday. “The budget, which represents an increase of 4% over last year and is a $2 billion increase over the 2021 budget, comes as global contributions to […]

‘Hazbin Hotel’ prepares for release day with live performances and previews

‘Hazbin Hotel’ prepares for release day with live performances and previews

With nearly a week until its Amazon Prime release day, “Hazbin Hotel” is speeding up the hype train with trailers, previews and even a live performance. Monday saw the New York premiere of the animated musical comedy for the cast and select guests, followed by an afterparty at Don’t Tell Mama featuring live performances of […]

Paramore to feature on tribute album for A24’s ‘Stop Making Sense’ restoration

Paramore to feature on tribute album for A24’s ‘Stop Making Sense’ restoration

Watch out! A24 and Paramore on Wednesday teased a tribute album to follow the studio’s restoration of the Talking Heads concert film “Stop Making Sense.” The album will feature a total of 16 artists – the rest yet to be revealed – covering tracks from the band’s 1984 live album of the same name. The […]

SAG-AFTRA makes deal with Replica Studios on AI use

SAG-AFTRA makes deal with Replica Studios on AI use

SAG-AFTRA signed a deal Tuesday with AI voice developer Replica Studios, aiming to establish standards for the ethical use of AI voices in creative projects. The deal allows licensed voices to be used in video games and “other interactive media projects,” per the guild’s announcement. “Recent developments in AI technology have underscored the importance of […]

Erik Spoelstra and Miami Heat agree to historic contract extension

Erik Spoelstra and Miami Heat agree to historic contract extension

Erik Spoelstra and the Miami Heat have agreed to an eight-year, $120 million contract extension, the most valuable contract in NBA history for a single coach. Spoelstra is one of the longest-serving coaches in the NBA, and has only ever worked with the Heat across his 29 total seasons, the past 16 as head coach […]

Supreme Court temporarily allows Idaho to enforce abortion ban

Supreme Court temporarily allows Idaho to enforce abortion ban

The Supreme Court ruled Friday to allow Idaho to maintain its strict abortion ban, pending a decision on the ongoing legal challenge. Justices will hear arguments in April. The case is one of several which have received national attention in the wake of its 2022 overturning of Roe V. Wade, which allowed states to restrict […]

Raúl Martinez named Vogue’s global creative director

Raúl Martinez named Vogue’s global creative director

Former Victoria’s Secret creative director Raúl Martinez has been appointed global creative director of Vogue, effective Feb. 5. Vogue’s parent company Condé Nast announced the appointment on Thursday – and it is hardly Martinez’s first stint with the magazine. He first worked for Vogue from 1988 to 1996 as an associate art director, and later […]

LA Public Library acquires publishing company

LA Public Library acquires publishing company

In a historic move, the Los Angeles Public Library has acquired publishing house Angel City Press. First announced in December, Angel City’s retiring co-founders Paddy Calistro and Scott McAuley donated the publishing house they had run for over 30 years to the library system. It will now be called Angel City Press at the Los […]

UN says global food prices declined from 2022 highs

UN says global food prices declined from 2022 highs

Global food prices declined in 2023 after record highs in 2022, the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization reported Friday. The FAO Food Price Index, a measure of monthly shifts in the global cost of common food commodities, was just over 10% lower in December 2023 than in December 2022. Food prices spiked in early 2022 […]

Hershey sued over ‘misleading’ Reese’s Halloween candy

Hershey sued over ‘misleading’ Reese’s Halloween candy

A Florida woman has sued The Hershey Company for $5 million over the “misleading” packaging of Halloween-themed Reese’s peanut butter candies. The packaging art of Reese’s Peanut Butter Pumpkins depicts the candy with a carved jack-o-lantern face, which does not appear on the physical candy. In the proposed federal class action lawsuit filed on Dec. […]

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