Jason Momoa, Jennifer Aniston and the Celebs Who ‘Liked’ the Johnny Depp-Amber Heard Verdict
Photo Illustration by Thomas Levinson/The Daily Beast/Getty ImagesFor the past several weeks, social media has been flooded with two faces: Johnny Depp and Amber Heard. The Pirates of the Caribbean actor’s international fanbase has taken full advantage of a courtroom livestream with memes that revel in Heard’s every twisted expression—and influencers have even staged “comedic” re-enactments in the name of clout-chasing.Apart from a few stalwarts like Winona Ryder, Paul Bettany, and Kate Moss, whnews.yahoo.com
Disney says Disney+ streaming service now tops 100 million paid subscribers
Elizabeth Olsen as Wanda Maximoff and Paul Bettany as Vision in Marvel Studios' WANDAVISION exclusively on Disney+. The Walt Disney Co. announced Tuesday its streaming service Disney+ now has more than 100 million paid subscribers worldwide. Disney+ was launched in the United States back in November 2019, just in time for the 2019 holiday season. The announcement Tuesday about the Disney+ subscription milestone was made during a Disney annual shareholders meeting. Right now, Disney is enjoying another hit on the streaming service, “WandaVision.” It’s a series based on Marvel Comics characters.
Disney+ tops 100 million subscribers just 16 months after launch
Disney+ has topped 100 million global subscribers. On Tuesday Disney CEO Bob Chapek revealed the streaming service surpassed the benchmark in just 16 months since its launch. The company expects Disney+ will have 230 million to 260 million subscribers by 2024. The streaming service has seen rapid growth in subscribers since its launch in November 2019. On day one, the company had 10 million sign-ups and, by the end of the first quarter, the service had secured 26.5 million subscribers.cnbc.com
Marvel's Wanda has a future, but 'WandaVision' fate unclear
This image provided by Marvel Studios shows Elizabeth Olsen as Wanda Maximoff in a scene from "WandaVision." (Marvel Studios via AP)LOS ANGELES – When “WandaVision” wraps its initial run next month on the Disney+ streaming service, Elizabeth Olsen’s Wanda will make her next appearance in the big-screen “Doctor Strange” sequel. It’s storytelling that determines how and when characters from the Marvel Comics universe hopscotch between TV and movies, Marvel Studios chief Kevin Feige said Wednesday. Feige wouldn’t say whether “WandaVision,” Marvel Studios' first original series for Disney+, has a future after its March 5 season finale. Asked if Marvel Studios might be able to regain them, Feige said he believes it could happen, but added that “rumors online about things reverting” to Marvel aren't always true.
How to tell who's winning — and who's losing — the streaming wars
Each streaming service is different. Discovery's Discovery+ wants to be a "complement to other streaming services," according to CEO David Zaslav. Disney+ has already predicted it will have as many as 260 million global subscribers by 2024. "Not every streaming service deserves to exist or win," Kevin Mayer, former head of Disney+ and ex-CEO of TikTok, told CNBC. "All of these media companies were running commercials for their streaming services on television."cnbc.com
Depp under pressure in cross-examination at Sun libel case
Johnny Depp arrives at the High Court in London, Thursday, July 9, 2020. Johnny Depp is back in the witness box for a third day at the trial of his libel suit against a tabloid newspaper that called him a wife-beater. Depp acknowledged Wednesday that he may have done things he cant remember while he was under the influence of alcohol and drugs. Wass asked Depp about a 2014 private plane flight from Boston to Los Angeles. Depp is also suing Heard in the United States for $50 million for allegedly defaming him in a Washington Post article about domestic abuse.