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Gossip from the world of entertainment


The latest news and gossip from the world of entertainment

The entertainment industry is always buzzing with news and gossip, from movie releases and awards shows to celebrity romances and scandals. Here are some of the latest stories that have caught our attention:

  • Hollywood strikes threaten to collapse the industry: Entertainment mogul Barry Diller has warned that the ongoing strikes by writers and actors in Hollywood will cause the “absolute collapse of the entire industry” if they are not resolved soon1. Members of the Writers Guild of America (WGA) and the Screen Actors Guild and the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (SAG-AFTRA) have been on strike since May and July respectively, over issues such as residuals, streaming rights, diversity and health care. The strikes have affected the production and release of many movies and TV shows, as well as the livelihoods of thousands of workers in the industry.
  • Lionsgate in talks to acquire Entertainment One: Lionsgate has emerged as the frontrunner to acquire the Hasbro-owned Entertainment One, sources tell Deadline2. Entertainment One is a global media company that produces and distributes content such as Peppa Pig, PJ Masks, The Walking Dead, The Rookie and more. Lionsgate is a major film studio that owns franchises such as The Hunger Games, John Wick, Twilight and more. The deal could be worth around $4 billion and would create a powerhouse in the entertainment market.
  • Neil Hamburger’s anti-comedy gets a tragic twist: The 2015 film Entertainment, starring Gregg Turkington as his alter ego Neil Hamburger, is a dark comedy that explores the life of a failed stand-up comedian who performs in desolate venues across America3. The film, directed by Rick Alverson, has been praised for its unconventional and bleak approach to comedy, as well as its commentary on fame, loneliness and art. However, the film also has a hidden layer of tragedy, as it is loosely based on the Greek myth of Oedipus Rex, where a man unknowingly kills his father and marries his mother. The film reveals clues and hints throughout its narrative that suggest that Neil Hamburger is actually Oedipus Rex in modern times.
  • Halle Bailey’s boyfriend slammed for shading her in new song: Halle Bailey, who is set to star as Ariel in Disney’s live-action remake of The Little Mermaid, has been dating rapper DDG for over a year. However, fans are not happy with DDG’s latest song, “I’m Not A Rapper”, where he seemingly disses Halle Bailey for being an actress4. In the song, he raps: “I don’t want no actress / I don’t want no singer / I don’t want no dancer / I just want a rapper”. Fans have accused DDG of being disrespectful and ungrateful to Halle Bailey, who has supported his music career and even appeared in some of his videos.
  • Sylvester Stallone packs on PDA with wife Jennifer Flavin in Italy: Sylvester Stallone and his wife Jennifer Flavin have been married for 24 years and have three daughters together. The couple recently made a rare public appearance in Italy, where they attended the Ischia Global Film & Music Festival5. The 75-year-old actor and the 52-year-old former model were seen kissing and cuddling on a yacht, as well as walking hand-in-hand on the streets. Stallone was honored with a lifetime achievement award at the festival for his iconic roles in movies such as Rocky, Rambo and The Expendables.

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