A roundup of entertainment law news including trouble for Ice Cube's lawsuit against Robinhood as well as a plea bargain for ex-MPAA general counsel Steven Fabrizio.
Disney’s 20th Century unit will win the first round in an ongoing battle over franchise rights to the 1987 action film Predator.
On April 15, two dueling suits were filed. First, in San Francisco, Jim and John Thomas — the brothers who wrote the original screenplay — filed a complaint seeking confirmation of successfully recapturing rights under the termination provision of the Copyright Act. Within hours, in Los Angeles, Disney filed its own complaint seeking to hold on to rights.
The case will ultimately turn on the proper method of counting time, but first comes the determination of where the battle will play ...
The details and origin of the beef between Tiwa Savage and Seyi Shay.
In an audio obtained by Pulse Nigeria on June 8, 2021, Seyi Shay narrates her side of the story and made some accusations towards Tiwa Savage.
On June 8, 2021, Nigerian stars, Seyi Shay and Tiwa Savage met each other at Tayo Cuts, Triplet Studio, Lekki Phase One. It is a health and beauty salon that specializes in short hair treatment. Savage was there, already getting her hair done while Shay was there to get her hair done for her Idols appearance on Sunday, June 13, 2021.
Around 11 am, Shay could already feel the tension as she walked in and saw Tiwa Savage at the salon.
Their eyes met and Shay deemed it fit to go say hi to ease the tension. Their mutual presence in the same space was uneasy because of...
‘Superstar’ is one of the few undisputed classics that Nigerian music has seen in the last 10 years.
In 2008, Grammy-winning Nigerian superstar was a boy from small London, Surulere, Lagos when he featured on MI Abaga’s timeless record, ‘Fast Money, Fast Cars.’
Produced by Kraftmatiks, the record was meant to feature DaGrin, but one thing led to another and only Wizkid got featured because Abaga was particular.
A Trap record in 2008, ‘Fast Money, Fast Cars’ stole hearts for his empirical view and the beef it started between its maker and then Kennis Music artist, Kelly Handsome.
Away from the bigger issues of that time, Wizkid caught people’s attention. His thinned vocal expression showcased his youth and the freshness of his identity and artistry, and people naturally gra...
Razer today announced the Opus X pair of wireless headphones featuring active noise-cancelation. Priced at $99, the Opus X are $100 cheaper than the previous Razer Opus.
The Opus X feature large 40mm drivers in a circumaural design with large ear pads. You get active noise-cancelation, which uses microphones on the outside of the headphones to detect and cancel out ambient noise. There's also a Quick Attention Mode that lets outside sound in through the speakers.
The Opus X feature Bluetooth 5.0 connection. Razer claims a latency of 60ms when using Gaming Mode, although it's not clear what codec the headphones are using, with or without this mode.
Compared to the more expensive Opus, the Opus X make a few concessions to reach the lower price. For one, there's no THX brand...
A Russian man from Surgut, a city in Siberia, has broken the country’s strength record by pulling a 40-ton Boeing 737-500, beating the old record of a 36-ton plane set last year. He managed to drag it 15 meters in just 39 seconds.
Maxim Gametsky, a native of the city 2000km east of Moscow, displayed his brute strength at Surgut’s International Airport on Wednesday. Cheered on by a crowd of onlookers, the bodybuilder took three attempts, with his record being verified by Vasily Grishchenko, the head of the Russian Strongman Federation
Gametsky, nicknamed ‘The Siberian Bear,’ is a longtime participant in strength competitions, having won fame as the “Strongest Man of Surgut” and “Strongest Man of the Tyumen Region,” amongst other titles.
Speaking to local me...
The Ministry of Finance has slapped a harmonized excise duty rate of 12% on airtime, value-added services and internet data as substitute for Uganda’s controversially approved Over The Top (OTT) tax.
‘‘Some tax policy interventions to be implemented in FY2021/22 include rationalizing the excise duty regime on telecommunication services,’’ state minister for finance and economic planning, Mr Amos Lugoloobi told MPs as he presented the 2021/22 national budget tailored towards industrialization for inclusive growth, employment and wealth creation.
However, the newly levied taxes that take effect July 1 will exclude access to data for internet portals providing medical and education services.
Introduced in 2018, OTT tax sought to regulate access to microblogging a...
EA / DICE have unleashed the Battlefield 2042 reveal trailer. Alongside the video, put together using 'game engine' footage, a press release outlines the near-future brink of WWIII first-person shooter that EA claims is "set to revolutionize the modern multiplayer sandbox". Key features of the new title are; matches filled with up to 128 players (PC and newest gen consoles), real-time events that reshape the battlefield and tactical combat, plus all-new weapons, vehicles and gadgets.
The story behind this dystopian near future game is that while the US and Russia are drawn into all out war due to shortages of food, water and energy, refugee populations spring up 'No Pat Specialists' willing to fight on either side for the perceived benefit of the large number of citizens of various...
Women are famous for their ability to chat about anything from the current political situation to that guy Molly started dating last week. We, girls, are simply wired that way and want to share our views with like-minded people. That being said, not all things should be revealed to the public. There are secrets you should keep even from your boyfriend and best friend! It won’t disrupt your relationships, on the contrary, we believe it will keep them only healthier. Here are 7 things women should never ever talk about.
Sometimes you check on your ex
Many girls do it , but it doesn’t mean you should talk about it. Sometimes you’re just curious about your ex’s current date or you want to confirm you made the right choice by leaving him – anyway, keep it a secret from you BF!
In a separate interview, Edward had said "Oprah who?" when asked if he has seen Harry and Meghan's tell-all.
Prince Edward, the youngest son of Queen Elizabeth II, admitted sadness over Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's rift with Buckingham Palace and some senior British royals, and said he found that the best way to deal with the family crisis was to stay away from it.
In a sit-down interview with CNN on Thursday, which would have been his father Prince Philip's 100th birthday, the Earl of Wessex was asked about the recent difficult months for the British royal family including Harry and Meghan's tell-all interview with Oprah Winfrey where they made a number of allegations against "The Firm."
"It's very sad," the 57-year-old said, adding that all the members of the royal family h...
The singer-turned-designer releases a new design each year and after facing criticism in 2020, she's announced that 100% of the proceeds will go to charity this time around.
Victoria Beckham has been slammed by Spice Girls fans after launching a Pride T-shirt with a massive price tag of £80.
The 47 year old, who recently shared an incredible Spice Girls throwback snap, took to her Instagram to share the new design with her 28.9 million followers, posting a clip of herself with her former bandmates all dressed in the printed T-shirts.
The top, modelled by Victoria, Geri Halliwell, 48, Mel C, 47, Mel B, 46, and 45 year old Emma Button, features rainbow-coloured words that read: "proud and wannabe your lover," – referencing their hit 1996 debut single.
In the caption, she tol...
Sylvester Stallone poses with a statue of his character John Rambo from Rambo: Last Blood, which was an epic early birthday gift for the actor.
Sylvester Stallone received an epic early gift for his July 6th birthday, a statue that commemorated the film Rambo: Last Blood and his character John Rambo. Stallone has portrayed Rambo, a homeless Vietnam veteran forced to relive the trauma of his past and return to a life where he physically fights his enemies for the better part of almost 40 years. Stallone has become an icon for many Vietnam veterans who were ignored by society upon their return from serving the United States overseas.
In Rambo: Last Blood, the Vietnam war veteran was forced to confront the demons of his life as he embarked on a final mission to save two women he fo...
Spider-Woman is finally making her big-screen debut in Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse 2 - but her film rights are surprisingly complicated.
Issa Rae has been cast as Spider-Woman in Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse 2, and here's how Sony are able to use the character and the situation with her rights explained. In 1977, Marvel Comics readers were introduced to a new superhero called Spider-Woman. Jessica Drew actually had no direct relationship to Spider-Man; unlike many gender-flipped heroes she was a completely separate character, with distinctive powers and a backstory that's nothing to do with radioactive spider-bites.
Marvel created Spider-Woman (and other characters like her, such as She-Hulk) for an amusing reason; the comic book publisher simply wanted to secure the ...
Tom Hiddleston shares his thoughts on Matt Damon reprising his role as the fake Loki in Marvel Cinematic Universe's upcoming Thor: Love and Thunder.
Tom Hiddleston shares his thoughts on Matt Damon reprising his role as the fake Loki in Marvel Cinematic Universe's upcoming Thor: Love and Thunder. Plot details regarding the fourth installment in the Chris Hemsworth-fronted series are still unknown. However, fans will see the return of Natalie Portman's astrophysicist Jane Foster and her transformation into the female iteration of the God of Thunder known as The Mighty Thor. Love and Thunder will also include the returns of co-writer/director Taika Waititi's Korg, Tessa Thompson's Valkyrie, Jeff Goldblum's Grandmaster and the Guardians of the Galaxy, as well as the introduction to Ch...
From Beyoncé, Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams to Amy Schumer and Jennifer Lawrence—if these celebrity squads are ever looking for a new member, we volunteer as tribute!
If this past year-plus has taught us anything it's that teachers and nurses aren't paid nearly enough and leggings can absolutely be considered pants. (Sorry, not sorry, pants purists.)
Also, friends are, like, really, really, really important.
Because when forced to lock it down, forgoing birthday parties and boozy brunches and book clubs and any manner of other IRL activity, we all found ways to maintain our bonds digitally. We Zoomed our faces off, made online parties, showers, even weddings a thing and leaned heavily into technology to find ways to be there for our besties even when we couldn't be there.
Miniso, a Japanese-inspired lifestyle product retailer offering high-quality household goods, cosmetics, and food at affordable prices, has opened shop in Kigali.
The globally renowned retail chain opened its first Rwandan outlet Thursday, June 3, at the Kigali Business Center (KBC).
Miniso has more than 4,200 stores in over 80 countries and regions, including the US, UK, Canada, Australia, Spain, UAE, India, Africa, and Mexico.
The shop sells different household items including; Perfumes, Kitchen equipment, electronic devices such as headphones, Bluetooth devices, power banks, and more.
The New Times caught up with an excited Saya Ko, a Japanese resident in Rwanda, who was shopping at the mall on Friday who was upbeat about the diversity and range of products availa...
The future of global content consumption lies in what the industry terms ‘super aggregation,’ the idea that with the increasingly competitive subscription service market – including Video-on-Demand (VoD), music, e-books, sports, e-learning, gaming, fitness, e commerce and more – consumers will want, or eventually need to, consolidate their accessibility and payments through a single ‘perfect bundle’ from a service provider, writes Amdocs Media’s (www.Amdocs.com) VP for Africa, Gary Finch.
With their large client bases and local insights, operators and OTT Brands in Africa are well-placed to become super aggregators or expand their existing offerings to create a more comprehensive, unified media experience. By offering attractive and seamless ‘super bundling’ options, operators will...
Facebook announced Friday that former President Donald Trump’s accounts will be suspended for two years, freezing his presence on the social network until early 2023, following a finding that Trump stoked violence ahead of the deadly Jan. 6 insurrection at the Capitol.
At the end of the suspension, the company will assess whether Trump’s ‘risk to public safety’ has subsided, Nick Clegg, Facebook’s vice president of global affairs, wrote in a blog post. He said Facebook will take into account ‘external factors’ such as instances of violence, restrictions on peaceful assembly and other markers of civil unrest.
Facebook also announced that it would end a contentious policy that automatically exempted politicians from rules banning hate speech and abuse, and that it would stiffen pe...
Ben Affleck was seen puffing away on a cigarette in the driver's seat of his car, as he left on-again flame Jennifer Lopez's residence in Los Angeles, California.
The two-time Oscar winner, 48, sported a full-grown beard and tousled hair as he glanced down whilst driving, the nearly finished cigarette hanging from his lips.
Earlier in the day, the 51-year-old superstar was seen swinging by Affleck's Brentwood abode, as per photos obtained by Page Six.
The sightings come as the starry lovebirds, who first broke things off way back in early 2004, are said to be making plans for a fun-filled summer together.
A source recently revealed to Peoplethat the pair are 'are discussing summer plans,' adding that they 'want to spend as much time together as possible' despite the fact t...
Kim Kardashian opens up about her emotional divorce from Kanye.
The latest episode of Keeping Up With the Kardashians aired last night and Kim Kardashian spilled the beans on her divorce from Kanye West.
This is the first time Kim has opened up about the high profile divorce, and in very Kim K fashion, it got emotional.
Kim snapped at her family over cookies that had been gifted to her, but Khloe knew the anger was coming from a different place entirely.
Khloe said: "Kim has been struggling privately behind [the] camera about her relationship, and it’s tough because Kim is clearly redirecting so much of her frustration and sadness and anger and sometimes you just take things out on something that has nothing to do with what you’re going through."
Khloe spoke to her sist...
The stock reached record levels as the 'memestock' saga is far from being over
The AMC Entertainment Holdings Inc (NYSE:AMC) story is far from being over as shares nearly doubled with retail investors being wooed with free popcorn.
The cinema operator closed up 95.2% at US$62.55 on Wednesday, with the stock climbing further in after hours trading to US$68.
According to the latest closing price, the ‘memestock’ is valued at US$28bn.
In what seemed a nod to the brigade of Reddit traders, chief executive Adam Aron announced that US-based shareholders will receive free large popcorn alongside other “special offers” when signing up for the company’s updates.
Unfortunately, international investors can still sign up but they won’t receive snacks for now.
ccording to analyst...