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Judge set to hear motion to dismiss rapper Travis Scott from lawsuit over deadly Astroworld concert

FILE - Travis Scott performs at the Astroworld Music Festival in Houston, Nov. 5, 2021. A judge in Texas is expected hear arguments Monday, April 15 2024, in Scott's request to be dismissed from a lawsuit over the deadly 2021 Astroworld festival. (Photo by Amy Harris/Invision/AP, File)
A judge in Texas is to hear arguments in rap star Travis Scott's request to be dismissed from a lawsuit over the deadly 2021 Astroworld festival in Houston. A judge in Houston is to hear the motion …

Gun supervisor for 'Rust' movie to be sentenced for fatal shooting by Alec Baldwin on set

FILE - Hannah Gutierrez-Reed, the former armorer at the movie
A movie weapons supervisor is facing a possible sentence of up to 18 months in prison in the fatal shooting of a cinematographer by Alec Baldwin on the set of the Western film “Rust.” Movie …

Winners of the 2024 Olivier Awards celebrating work on the London stage

Nicole Scherzinger poses for photographers upon arrival at the Olivier Awards on Sunday, April 14, 2024, in London. (Photo by Vianney Le Caer/Invision/AP)
Winners of the 2024 Olivier Awards, handed out Sunday for achievement in London theater, opera and dance include “Sunset Boulevard,” which won seven prizes including best musical revival. Star …
Iowa star Caitlin Clark makes surprise appearance on 'Saturday Night Live'

Caitlin Clark made a surprise appearance on “Saturday Night Live” during the show’s “Weekend Update” segment. The Iowa star is in New York for the WNBA draft on Monday night, where she's …

Sarah Jessica Parker, Sarah Snook, Andrew Scott vie for prizes at London's Olivier theater awards Sarah Jessica Parker, Andrew Scott and Sarah Snook are among the stars battling for accolades at the Olivier Awards. The Oliviers are Britain’s equivalent of Broadway’s Tony Awards and celebrate …
Faith Ringgold, pioneering Black quilt artist and author, dies at 93 Artist and award-winning children’s book author Faith Ringgold has died. Her daughter, Barbara Wallace, told the New York Times that Ringgold died Saturday. She was 93 Ringgold was celebrated for …
Small earthquake shakes Southern California desert during Coachella music festival A small earthquake has shaken the Southern California desert near where the Coachella music festival is being held this weekend. No damage or injuries were reported in Saturday's quake. The U.S. …
CBS says its daytime show 'The Talk' will end its run in December after 15 seasons CBS says the daytime talk show “The Talk” will end in December after 15 seasons. The show was created in 2010 by actor Sara Gilbert, who was inspired by conversations she would have with her …
New York Philharmonic to tour China this summer
The New York Philharmonic will give five concerts in China this summer in what it says will be first visit to the mainland by a U.S. orchestra since 2019. Outgoing music director Jaap van Zweden will …
Cannes sets lineup with Lanthimos, Coppola and Trump film 'The Apprentice'
Organizers announced that new films from Yorgos Lanthimos, Andrea Arnold and Francis Ford Coppola, as well as a portrait of 1980s Donald Trump, will compete for the Palme d’Or at the 77th Cannes …
Jailed Vietnamese dissident Pham Doan Trang to be honored by PEN America
Imprisoned Vietnamese author-blogger-journalist Pham Doan Trang will be this year’s recipient of PEN America’s Barbey Freedom to Write Award, given by the free expression organization to a …
Universal Pictures teases ‘Wicked’ and announces ‘Five Nights at Freddy’s 2’
With the dust settled from a big 2023, winning best picture and topping the box office, Universal Pictures is looking to the future. The studio’s upcoming releases include the big screen adaptation …
10 emerging writers each receive $50,000 Whiting Awards
Fiction writer and National Book Award finalist Aaliyah Bilal is among 10 winners of the Whiting Award for emerging authors. The other recipients include fellow fiction writers Yoon Choi, Gothataone …

10 celebrities who have broken into the cannabis business

Stacker researched and created this list of 10 celebrities who have found success within the growing cannabis industry thus far.
The most popular US poker players of all time
Clubs Poker compiled a ranking of the most popular U.S. poker players of all time using unique page view data since Jan. 1, 2008, from The Hendon Mob.
How reality dating TV shows have changed since the 1960s
OLBG hit rewind on reality dating TV shows to discover just how much they've changed over the last six decades, using news reports and studies.
The prison soul band that opened for Stevie Wonder
The Marshall Project looks back at when more Americans saw incarcerated people as more than their crimes—and the soul/funk band The Power of Attorney flourished.

20 panned movies that went on to become cult classics

Stacker combed through film history to highlight 20 films that received mixed-to-negative reviews upon release but were eventually reappraised.

The most important voice on Beyoncé’s new album

Country musician Linda Martell at her home in South Carolina in 2021. Sean Rayford/Getty Images One of the most impressive parts of Beyoncé’s new album, “ Cowboy Carter ,” is her roster of …

Survey reveals Hollywood's 10 most popular celebrities

Way.com uses Statista data to find out which famous celebs are most popular.

5 celebrities famous for throwing epic parties

From costume balls to Christmas Eve soirées, Peerspace compiled a list of five epic parties and the celebrities who threw them.

10 celebrities who you may not know are serious poker players

Clubs Poker compiled a list of 10 celebrities you may not know are serious poker players, using data from The Hendon Mob.

Entertainment 2023
20 of the most prolific showrunners in TV history
Casino Bonus CA compiled a list of 20 of the most prolific showrunners in TV history, using various sources such as news articles and TV archives.
When Taylor comes to town: The economic impact of the Eras Tour
Lyft digs into rideshare data to see what the economic impact of Taylor Swift's Eras Tour has been.
How much does it cost to win Best Picture? Breaking down the biggest and smallest budgets.
Stacker looked at data from The Numbers on production budgets of Oscar-winning films to see what it costs to win Best Picture at the Academy Awards.
The best movies of 2024 so far
Stacker ranked the best films of 2024 so far, using data from Metacritic. Keep checking back to see this list grow as the year progresses.
Best Picture losers that won the most Oscars at their ceremony
Using data provided by the Academy Awards, Stacker compiled a list of 25 Best Picture losers that won the most Oscars at their ceremony.

24 of the most anticipated movies coming in 2024

From the "Mean Girls" musical to the "Nosferatu" remake, Casino Bonus CA highlighted 24 films audiences are most looking forward to in 2024.

Tobacco imagery rising in top entertainment, including among the 2024 Best Picture winner and nominees

(BPT) - To find a smoke-free setting among this year’s Oscar Best Picture nominees, you’d have to go to Barbie Land. Of the 10 films nominated for the Oscars top prize — including …

Highest-grossing Best Picture winners of the last 50 years

Stacker compiled a ranking of the highest-grossing Best Picture winners of the last 50 years, using domestic box office gross from The Numbers.

Best films turning 50 in 2024

Stacker ranked the top 50 films turning 50 years old in 2024, providing a strong overview of the innovative and long-lasting impact of 1974 cinema.

Are the Grammys biased against hip-hop and rap? Here's what the numbers say.

Stacker dove into Grammy nominations, Billboard charts, and Spotify and Last.fm data to quantify the Recording Academy's predisposition to hip-hop.

How the Academy Awards became ‘the biggest international fashion show free-for-all’
The Oscars are no longer just a celebration of movies. They’ve also become a fashion show, with fans, designers and the media celebrating and critiquing Hollywood celebrities as they stroll, pause and pose on the red carpet of the annual awards ceremony. …
From ‘Jaws’ to ‘Schindler’s List,’ John Williams has infused movie scores with adventure and emotion
When Harrison Ford saddles up once again in “Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny,” he has an invisible partner along for the ride: composer John Williams, who received his 54th Academy Award nomination for scoring the movie. …
How non-English language cinema is reshaping the Oscars landscape
This year, of the 10 films nominated for an Academy Award for best picture, three of them – “Anatomy of a Fall,” “Past Lives” and “The Zone of Interest” – are non-English language films. …
With Beyoncé’s foray into country music, the genre is finally breaking free from the stereotypes that have long dogged it
On Super Bowl Sunday, Beyoncé released two country songs – “16 Carriages” and “Texas Hold ‘Em” – that elicited a mix of admiration and indignation. This is not her first foray into the genre, but it is her most successful and controversial entry. …
10 first-time Grammy nominees for 2024
Stacker highlighted 10 artists nominated for a Grammy at the 2024 awards ceremony for the first time.
The 97th Academy Awards will be held March 2. The date announced by the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences on Wednesday moves the annual ceremony up about a week. This year’s Oscars were …
One of the wildest movies of the year — or the century, for that matter — suggests that Bigfoots mourn, cuddle, bury their dead, enjoy throwing rocks in rivers, make art and wonder if they’re …
Marisha Pessl’s first novel in six years is a psychological thriller with the kinds of intricate clues and connections she has been known for since her acclaimed debut, “Special Topics in …
Winter is, apparently, not coming back, as Kit Harington shut down talk of a Jon Snow sequel to HBO’s massive hit “Game of Thrones.” A sequel centered around the popular Snow had reportedly …
“My gift is my song, and this one’s for you.” — Elton John / Bernie Taupin Last week, as Linda and I watched Elton John and Bernie Taupin receive the Library of Congress …