Amid Musk Twitter chaos, athletes & celebs cope just like us
Much like many of Twitter's hundreds of millions of users, professional sports stars and celebrities from the entertainment world are dealing with the chaos and uncertainty surrounding the microblogging app since Elon Musk took it over and began trimming the staff and making other changes.
New this week: 'Spirited,' Pokémon, 'Nope' and 'Slumberland'
This week’s new entertainment releases include an album by Neil Young & Crazy Horse, a documentary about how Mickey Mouse became beloved by children and adults and a cash machine for Disney’s growing entertainment empire, and Chris Hemsworth puts himself and his body to the test in National Geographic’s “Limitless.”.
New this week: 'Turning Red,' Ryan Reynolds and Mooski album
This week’s new entertainment releases include albums from Canadian rocker Bryan Adams and a Stephen Sondheim tribute from Betty Buckley, Ryan Reynolds starring as a time-traveling pilot in Netflix’s “The Adam Project” and a small-town murder case gets some big-star wattage in NBC’s “The Thing About Pam” with Renée Zellweger.
Show some “Respect” for what’s in theaters
The Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin has inspired many generations, but now is the time to share her life story of struggles and triumphs on the big screen in the new movie Respect. Movie reviewer Greg Russell sat down with Jennifer Hudson and first-time film director Liesl Tommy to talk about the film.
Moet Hennessy buys 50% stake in Jay-Z's Champagne brand
Moet Hennessy is acquiring a 50% stake in the rapper and entrepreneur's Champagne brand, Armand de Brignac, in an effort to up its cool factor and expand sales. Jay-Z, whose real name is Shawn Carter, said the partnership will help Armand de Brignac grow and flourish. (Photo by Greg Allen/Invision/AP, File)Moet Hennessy is acquiring a 50% stake in rapper and entrepreneur Jay-Z’s Champagne brand in an effort to up its cool factor and expand distribution. Moet Hennessy President and CEO Philippe Schaus said Armand de Brignac breaks barriers and reflects contemporary ideas of luxury, even as it supports historic Champagne-making traditions. Moet Hennessy is the wine and spirits division of luxury goods company LVMH.
Hollywood actors finalize takeover of Welsh soccer club
FILE - This Oct. 3, 2019 file photo shows Ryan Reynolds at New York Comic Con. Hollywood actors Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney are officially the new owners of Welsh soccer club Wrexham, according to a formal takeover announcement Wednesday Feb. 10, 2021, (AP Photo/Steve Luciano, File)WREXHAM – Hollywood actors Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney are officially the new owners of Welsh club Wrexham, the third-oldest professional team in soccer. The announcement late Tuesday was a formality because the takeover was approved in November. The new owners have big plans for Wrexham, which plays in the fifth tier of English soccer, and announced a $2.7 million equity investment. Formed in 1864, Wrexham had been a fan-owned club since 2011.
SPOTLIGHT: Oxford’s two-sport star wins Favorite Senior in Football
Brown spends his winter seasons playing on the Oxford basketball team, but has also been a varsity football player since his sophomore year. This year, Brown started at Tight End for the Wildcats, and used his 6′1″, 200 pound frame to not only fulfill his duties as a blocker, but also as a mismatch as a pass catcher. “It felt like I was a lifetime member of the team,” Brown said. “Before every game, I have to get a Spicy Italian footlong sub from Subway,” Brown said. “I think one day, like my dad, I’ll be a football coach.”Congratulations to Trent on the award!
Hollywood stars complete takeover of Welsh club Wrexham
WREXHAM – Hollywood stars Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney bought one of the world's oldest soccer teams on Monday and plan to document their first foray into the sport in a fly-on-the-wall TV show. In a pinch-yourself moment for success-starved fans of Welsh club Wrexham, Reynolds and McElhenney completed a $2.5 million takeover of a team that plays in the fifth tier of the English game. In a recent call with members of the club’s supporters’ trust, Reynolds and McElhenney described Wrexham as a “sleeping giant” and outlined their vision to make the team a “global force". Amazon Prime was among the first to reply to Wrexham's takeover announcement on Twitter, sending its congratulations to the actors. “The Gang Buys A North Walian Football Club,” read a tweet from Wrexham, a club from a town of about 65,000 people located near the northwest English border.
Scarlett Johansson, Colin Jost marry in private ceremony
FILE - In this Feb. 9, 2020 file photo, Scarlett Johansson, left, and Colin Jost arrive at the Vanity Fair Oscar Party in Beverly Hills, Calif. Meals on Wheels America announced Thursday on Instagram that Johansson and Jost married over the weekend in an intimate ceremony. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, FIle)
Scarlett Johansson, Colin Jost marry in private ceremony
FILE - In this Feb. 9, 2020 file photo, Scarlett Johansson, left, and Colin Jost arrive at the Vanity Fair Oscar Party in Beverly Hills, Calif. Meals on Wheels America announced Thursday on Instagram that Johansson and Jost married over the weekend in an intimate ceremony. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, FIle)LOS ANGELES – Scarlett Johansson and Colin Jost have tied the knot a year after engagement. Meals on Wheels America announced Thursday on Instagram that Johansson and Jost married over the weekend in an intimate ceremony. This is the first marriage for the 38-year-old Jost, who is the co-anchor of “SNL's” Weekend Update.
Kate Beckinsale says she looks like Ryan Reynolds
(CNN) - Kate Beckinsale thinks she looks exactly like Ryan Reynolds. "I look exactly like Ryan Reynolds," Beckinsale told Fallon. Like, when sometimes I see a bus going by with a poster on it, I think, 'Damn, I look hot. Fallon held up a side-by-side photo of Beckinsale and Reynolds and said, "I don't really see it." Time to ask Reynolds if, when he looks in the mirror, he sees Beckinsale staring back.