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Star Wars Bits: Sasha Banks, The Mandalorian, Boba Fett, Thrawn: Ascendancy, And More!

In this edition of Star Wars Bits:Sasha Banks Will Not Return in "The Mandalorian" Season 3"Under the Helmet: The Legacy of Boba Fett" Debuts November 12"Thrawn Ascendancy: Lesser Evil" Excerpt"LEGO Star Wars: Castaways" Comes to Apple ArcadeAnd More! Sasha Banks Will Not Return In The Mandalorian Season 3 During an interview with Graham Matthews of Bleacher Report, WWE Superstar Sasha Banks was asked about the possibility of her reprising the role as Koska Reeves in "The Mandalorian" season 3...
Tags: Apple, Hollywood, Television, Movies, News, Instagram, Banks, Disney, Lego, Darth Vader, Lucasfilm, Gina Carano, Leia, Cool Stuff, Snoop Dogg, Dexter


Inside the turbulent personal life of Elon Musk, who's been divorced three times, dated Hollywood stars, and now co-parents a baby with the musician Grimes

Grimes, left, and Elon Musk attend the Costume Institute Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in May 2018. Charles Sykes/AP Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk has had a headline-grabbing personal life over the years. He has six sons, has been divorced three times, and recently broke up with the musician Grimes. Here's a closer look at Musk's famous family and high-profile relationships. Sign up for the 10 Things in Tech daily newsletter. Born in 1971 in Pretoria, South Africa, M...
Tags: Transportation, Family, Spacex, Elon Musk, Hollywood, Texas, Families, Marriage, Instagram, California, Relationships, Time, Los Angeles, Trends, Tech, Tesla


Elon Musk is predicted to become the world's first trillionaire, thanks to SpaceX. Here's how the dual CEO went from getting bullied as a child to becoming one of the most successful and controversial men in tech.

Hannibal Hanschke-Pool/Getty Images Elon Musk, the CEO of Tesla and SpaceX, is worth $242 billion. He who was born in South Africa, has been married three times, and has six sons. Musk is a controversial leader who has incited lawsuits and SEC investigations. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Elon Musk may already be the world's richest person. But if one analyst's prediction comes true, he could become the world's first trillionaire. Morgan Stanley Ad...
Tags: Amazon, Transportation, Spacex, Elon Musk, New York, Hollywood, Texas, Robert Downey Jr, Microsoft, Australia, California, Ebay, White House, Ipo, Germany, Time


Meryl Streep, Kit Harrington, & More Join Apple TV+’s Climate Change Anthology Series

Meryl Streep, Kit Harrington, and Matthew Rhys will lead an ensemble cast for a new, eight-episode anthology series on climate change for Apple TV+. The series will be called Extrapolations. MORE: Ozark Season 4 Part 1: Netflix Sets 2022 Release Date According to a recent report from The Hollywood Reporter, the three actors have all been cast in starring roles, joining a crew that will also include the likes of Sienna Miller, Gemma Chan, Tahar Rahim, Daveed Diggs, David Schwimmer, and Adarsh Gou...
Tags: Apple, TV, Hollywood, Movies, Drama, Netflix, Meryl Streep, TV News, Streaming, Sienna Miller, David Schwimmer, Burns, Daveed Diggs, Matthew Rhys, Kit Harrington, Media Res


The Story Of Marvel Studios Review: A Meticulous Chronicle Of The Passion And Struggles Behind The MCU

Marvel Studios has released a whopping 25 films (and counting) with stories unfolding within the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and it continues to expand with a growing number of original TV shows on Disney+. But roughly 15 years ago, all of this was merely a pipe dream that began with a little movie called "Iron Man" at a time when the Marvel Comics character was anything but a household name, even with the boom of comic book movies that followed the success of "Blade" and "X-Men." An up-and-comin...
Tags: Reviews, Google, New York, Hollywood, Movies, Marvel, Disney, America, Netflix, Thor, Edward Norton, Jon Favreau, James Gunn, Marvel Comics, Terry, Marvel Studios


9 Best Seth Rogen & Evan Goldberg Movies, Ranked By IMDb

Ever since the instant classic high school comedy Superbad put them on the map and the subsequent release of action-packed buddy picture Pineapple Express proved they weren’t one-trick ponies, Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg have been two of the most prolific and sought-after screenwriters in Hollywood. They’ve moved into producing streaming shows like The Boys and Invincible, but Rogen and Goldberg haven’t lost sight of their big-screen roots.Not all of their movies have been as great as Superbad ...
Tags: Hollywood, Entertainment, Interview, North Korea, Tech, James Franco, Seth Rogen, Cia, Zac Efron, Owen Wilson, Pixar, Bruce Lee, Ferris Bueller, Richard Ayoade, Costco, Pineapple Express


Breakfast Club Star Anthony Michael Hall Says The Brat Pack Never Existed

The Breakfast Club star Anthony Michael Hall says the so-called teenage friendship group, The Brat Pack, never existed. Currently celebrating his debut as Tommy Doyle in the slasher sequel Halloween Kills, some of Hall's most iconic roles hail back to his adolescence. The now 53-year-old actor formerly starred in the likes of National Lampoon's Vacation, Sixteen Candles, and Johnny Be Good.Though he has since broken free of his more satirical roles, Hall is undoubtedly best known for his portra...
Tags: Hollywood, Entertainment, Tech, Rob Lowe, New York Magazine, Hall, Mccarthy, Andrew Mccarthy, Johnny, Breakfast Club, Brian Johnson, National Lampoon, Judd, St Elmo, Emilio Estevez, Emilio


SCOTT GALLOWAY: 'Squid Game' is a lesson. Streaming services are in a race to the top, and some are getting left behind.

Netflix's innovation is committing to "glocal" content - content sourced and distributed locally with global scale. Youngkyu Park Scott Galloway is a bestselling author and professor of marketing at NYU Stern. The following is a recent blog post, republished with permission, that originally ran on his blog, "No Mercy / No Malice." In it, Galloway talks about how "the market of content is infinite," and how streaming services like Netflix, Amazon Prime, and Disney+ are battling to domin...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, South Korea, Hbo, Hollywood, Sweden, India, Disney, US, Samsung, Trends, Nike, Spain, Turkey, Apple TV, Cnn


Avengers Director Joe Russo Thinks Indie Movies Don't Have A Future In Theaters

Will independent films ever hold the same theatrical draw that they did before the pandemic? Joe Russo doesn't seem to think so. Russo co-directed "Avengers: Endgame," the second highest-grossing movie of all time, along with three other MCU blockbusters in the 2010s. In terms of sheer box office dominance, if nothing else, some have argued that he and his brother Anthony Russo were the filmmakers who defined the decade, for better or for worse. However, his last movie, "Cherry," was a bit more ...
Tags: Apple, New York, Hollywood, Movies, News, Marvel, Austin, Netflix, Budapest, Wes Anderson, Portland, Lincoln, Grand Budapest Hotel, George Lucas, Spielberg, Chris Evans


10 Things in Politics: Hunter Biden's art raises ethical questions

Welcome back to 10 Things in Politics. Sign up here to receive this newsletter. Plus, download Insider's app for news on the go - click here for iOS and here for Android. Send tips to [email protected]'s what we're talking about:Hunter Biden isn't Trump, but what he's up to deserves your attention - even if you hate Fox NewsRepublicans are bracing for an awkward Trump speech at a big donor eventDemocrats are already floating another massive spending billWith Phil Ro...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Hbo, Hollywood, Supreme Court, Congress, Washington Post, Washington, Kentucky, Senate, White House, Disney, Nbc News, US, Trends, Walmart


Apple TV+ Expected to Reach 36 Million Subscribers By 2026, Far Short of Rivals

Apple's TV+ digital streaming service is expected to have a total of 36 million subscribers by the end of 2026, according to research firm Digital TV Research (via The Hollywood Reporter). According to the research, Disney's wildly successful streaming service will overtake Netflix and reach 284.2 million subscribers by 2026. Netflix by comparison is expected to hit 270.7 million subscribers by that time. Amazon Prime Video is expected to grow to 243.4 million users. Apple has never provided...
Tags: Apple, Hollywood, Disney, Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, Apple TV Apple, Digital TV Research, Apple TV shows, Apple TV Plus, Apple TV Shows Apple, Palmer Cherry


When Hollywood Is For Sale: What Media Mergers Mean For Movie Lovers

For those who have any interest in media, be it from Hollywood's perspective or purely from a business side of things, it is no secret that media consolidation has been a big thing in recent years. This, arguably, hit its apex of public interest when Disney completed its buyout of the majority of Fox's media assets in 2019. But, in less flashy ways for the general public, this is a trend that has only ramped up in recent years, especially in 2021. While it might not make for sexy bar talk, this ...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Hollywood, Television, Movies, Time Warner, Lionsgate, Reese Witherspoon, Disney, Fox, Netflix, James Bond, House Of Cards, Espn, Lucasfilm, Hulu


Recasting Dr. Strangelove If It Were Made In 2021

Often regarded as one of the greatest movies of all time, Dr. Strangelove remains an incredible cinematic achievement to this day. The 1964 nuclear war satire remains sharp, funny, and insightful nearly 60 years later. And while Stanley Kubrick's masterful direction is a big part of that, the pitch-perfect cast cannot be overlooked.The movie boasts some truly iconic performances, especially with Peter Sellers taking on three separate roles. But while Dr. Strangelove seems like one of those class...
Tags: Hollywood, Entertainment, Office, Tech, United States, Stanley Kubrick, Josh Brolin, Idris Elba, Steve Carell, Sacha Baron Cohen, Michael, Melissa Mccarthy, Soviet Union, Kong, George C Scott, Patton


Mubi has a unique library of indie movies from around the world - Amazon Prime members can sign up for $6 a month

When you buy through our links, Insider may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more. Mubi's library includes a variety of international movies. Mubi/Reece Rogers/Insider Mubi is a streaming service with a curated collection of international and independent films. Every day, one new movie is added to Mubi's "Film of the Day" library. A monthly subscription costs $11, and Amazon Prime members can get a discounted rate of $6/month. Table of Contents: Masthead Sticky Streaming Ser...
Tags: Reviews, Amazon, Japan, TV, Hollywood, Movies, Entertainment, Films, Trends, Tech, Amazon Prime, Netflix, Atlantic, United States, Sony, Poland


Shang-Chi Passes $400M at Global Box Office Even Without China

Disney and Marvel's Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings continues to outperform expectations at the box office, sailing past $400 million worldwide. The Phase 4 MCU movie is in its sixth weekend since its release, which was back on September 3. Shang-Chi was an immediate success upon release, grossing $29.6 million at the box office on its opening day, which was the third-best opening day during the COVID-19 pandemic.Shang-Chi would go on to take the crown of the largest Labor Day weekend...
Tags: Hollywood, Entertainment, France, China, Disney, Tech, Rob Zombie, Forbes, Global Box Office, MCU, Shang Chi, United Kingdom South Korea, Simu Liu


10 Oscar Winners You Didn't Realize Played Marvel Superheroes

The Marvel Cinematic Universe has become quite adept at building up the stardom of those who play its most famous superheroes, elevating the likes of Chris Evans and Chris Pratt to action hero superstardom. However, many superheroes of the MCU are also portrayed by actors and actresses with lengthy and prestigious resumes. RELATED: 10 Oscar Winners You Didn't Realize Played Marvel Side Characters This includes several who have actually managed to obtain the holy grail of film awards: an Oscar. T...
Tags: Hollywood, Entertainment, Matt Damon, Tech, Angelina Jolie, Russell Crowe, Thor, Tilda Swinton, Chris Pratt, Shakespeare, Avengers, Chris Evans, Gwyneth Paltrow, Michael Douglas, Korg, Brie Larson


Indie Film Distributor Magnolia Pictures Is Apparently For Sale

The next big media merger in Hollywood may have emerged. In recent years, and this is something that has really been ramping up in the streaming era, media companies have been looking to scoop up content libraries to bolster offerings. The business, as it exists, is obsessed with IP and potential franchises. That has created something of a seller's market. To that point, Magnolia Pictures is reportedly looking to cash in.As first reported by The New York Times, the film distributor has hired an ...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Hollywood, Movies, News, Disney, Netflix, New York Times, Lucasfilm, Magnolia Pictures, MGM, Magnolia, Gareth Edwards, Tucker, Bong Joon, Todd Wagner


Ted Lasso Star Nick Mohammed Explains Why Nate's Hair Turned Gray In Season 2

Beware! Spoilers up ahead for the "Ted Lasso" season 2 finale, "Inverting the Pyramid of Success."With the conclusion of "Ted Lasso" season 2, AFC Richmond and its whole cast of characters have gone through a number of major changes. Roy Kent learns to forgive, Ted lets his vulnerability shine, Sam Obisanya takes his place as the star of the team, Keeley has a stunning new opportunity ahead ... but no one has as substantial a turn as Nate. Through a series of microaggressions and misunderstandin...
Tags: Apple, Hollywood, Television, Movies, News, Ted, West Ham United, Jose Mourinho, Khan, Mohammed, Richmond, Brooklyn Nine Nine, Keeley, Rupert, Nate, Khan Noonien Singh


15 Best Swashbuckling Pirate Movies, According To Rotten Tomatoes

Aye, Mateys! Time to sail the seven seas and search for adventure with these classic pirate movies. The life of a pirate is a life of freedom, danger, and debauchery that make for perfect entertainment. Pirate films are fun and exciting adventure movies that provide a little bit of everything. There are usually great fight scenes, ship battles, and even some romance. Audiences can have a great time with these movies, and most critics can't deny their joy at getting the chance to become invested...
Tags: Hollywood, Entertainment, Tim Curry, Disney, Tech, Netflix, Broadway, Martin Freeman, Johnny Depp, Errol Flynn, Peter Pan, Caribbean, Lake District, Kermit, Peter, Elizabeth


Will Smith Is Venus & Serena Williams’ Loving Father In King Richard Poster

In a new poster for the upcoming biopic King Richard, Will Smith is in the spotlight as Richard Williams, the father of tennis superstars Venus and Serena Williams. The Hollywood legend, 53, is set to play the loving father turned tennis coach who raised his two daughters to become World champions from a very young age. In a long and dedicated career, Richard Williams' daughters went on to win a combined 150 titles under his leadership, including Wimbledon, US Open, and even Olympic Gold Medals...
Tags: Hbo, UK, Hollywood, Entertainment, US, America, Tech, Green, Chicago, Williams, Will Smith, Smith, Richard, Serena Williams, Venus, Venus Williams


NASA's 'Armageddon'-style Asteroid Deflection Mission Takes Off Next Month

NASA has a launch date for that most Hollywood of missions, the Double Asteroid Redirection Test, which is basically a dry run of the movie "Armageddon." From a report: Unlike the film, this will not involve nukes, oil rigs or Aerosmith, but instead is a practical test of our ability to change the trajectory of an asteroid in a significant and predictable way. The DART mission, managed by the Planetary Defense Coordination Office (!), involves sending a pair of satellites out to a relatively nea...
Tags: Hollywood, Dart, Tech, Nasa, Aerosmith, Planetary Defense Coordination Office, Didymos


Russian actor and director prepare for space launch to record first movie in orbit

Crew will blast off for 12-days of filming on the International Space Station as part of a mission to beat the US to making the first film in spaceRussia is set to launch an actor and a film director into space in a bid to best the United States to the first movie in orbit.If successful, the Russian crew will beat a Hollywood project announced earlier this year by Mission Impossible star Tom Cruise together with Nasa and Elon Musk’s SpaceX. Continue reading...
Tags: Space, Spacex, Elon Musk, Hollywood, Technology, Russia, US, World news, Nasa, United States, International Space Station, Tom Cruise


The Possible IATSE Strike Explained, And Why Movie Fans Should Care

One of the biggest stories in the film industry these last few weeks has been the breakdown of talks between the workers union IATSE and Hollywood producers, namely the AMPTP. This is a complex and layered situation that can get very confusing very fast, but the basics can be boiled down to the fact that crews are tired of the same old way of making the movies and series you love. And they want to do something about it. What Are IATSE And The AMPTP? IATSE stands for International Alliance of The...
Tags: Movies, News, Television


The 10 Apple TV Shows That Justify A Subscription

With multiple Emmy Award wins for "Ted Lasso" and the launch of prestige titles like "Foundation," Apple TV+ has been gaining momentum, becoming more of a must-have for viewers in the streaming age. Unlike the big guns — Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, and Disney+ — Apple TV+ isn't a service that gives you access to an extensive library of old movie titles. It relies more on new and original content.As a result, it has had to up its acquisition game. We already put together a list of 10 Apple TV+ m...
Tags: Apple, England, New York, Hollywood, Television, Movies, Mexico, Amc, Superman, Disney, America, Nasa, Earth, Ted, Afghanistan, David


In Foundation, Jared Harris Plays The Key To Saving The Universe [Interview]

Jared Harris is making a habit of playing very smart men who anger the powerful. He received an Emmy nomination for his incredible work as a Soviet scientist who dares to speak the truth in HBO's "Chernobyl," and now, he's one of the leads in "Foundation," playing a mathematician who predicts the end of a galactic civilization ... but also the key to saving it. That character is Hari Seldon, one of science fiction author Isaac Asimov's most famous creations, and also one who really doesn't have ...
Tags: Apple, Hbo, Hollywood, Television, Movies, News, Berlin, David, Iceland, Jared Harris, Dick, Foundation, HARRIS, Gaal, Cassandra, Isaac Asimov


Apple's Foundation Has An 8 Season Plan

Five decades after Hollywood first set its sights on adapting Isaac Asimov's classic science fiction novel series "Foundation" for the screen, it's about to debut as an AppleTV+ streaming series. David S. Goyer ("Batman Begins") is the man who finally figured out a way to tell this story, which was famously dense on the page. (The "Foundation" novels make the often-brainy "Star Trek" feel like the more action-oriented "Star Wars" franchise.) There's so much story crammed into Asimov's novels tha...
Tags: Apple, Hollywood, Television, Movies, News, Foundation, Isaac Asimov, Asimov, Goyer, David S Goyer Batman, Jacob Hall


Here Are The Top 5 Looks From The 2021 Emmys

The stars of the small screen were out in full force last night with the 73rd Primetime Emmy Awards on CBS. As usual, the red carpet was filled with plenty of glitz and glamor as Hollywood put on their Sunday best, hoping to take home a sharp, shiny trophy. Though we don't usually focus on fashion at these big award shows, there were exactly five stunning looks that completely took our breath away, and we couldn't help but bring them to your attention. Trust us when we say you won't be disappoin...
Tags: Apple, Hollywood, London, Television, Movies, News, Cbs, Hunt, Ted Lasso, Brendan Hunt, Ted Lasso Star Brendan Hunt, Ted Lasso Ted Lasso Star Brendan Hunt, Brendan Hunt Read


Netflix dominated the Emmys, tying the record for most wins with 44 and beating HBO

Emma Corrin in "The Crown." Netflix Netflix won the most Emmys for the first time on Sunday with a record-tying 44 wins. HBO, its biggest competitor, trailed with 19 wins, including four for HBO Max. Netflix and HBO have been in a tug-of-war in recent years. See more stories on Insider's business page. Eight years after "House of Cards" earned Netflix its first Emmy nominations, the streaming company came out on top in more ways than one on Sunday during the 73rd Emmys.Netflix's "T...
Tags: Apple, Hbo, TV, Hollywood, Media, Entertainment, Time Warner, Trends, Netflix, House Of Cards, Streaming, Max, Peter Morgan, Casey Bloys, Netflix Netflix, Cindy Holland


Mailchimp employees react with anger after Intuit announces deal to buy the startup for $12 billion

Welcome back to Insider Weekly. I'm Matt Turner, co-editor in chief of business.Regular readers might notice a few subtle changes to this newsletter. The goal: To take you inside some of the top stories of the past week, and connect you with the reporters behind them.This week, you'll hear from correspondent Ben Bergman. His story breaks down why Mailchimp staffers are furious over its $12 billion sale to Intuit. Since his story published, Ben's been hearing from employees at other c...
Tags: Google, Hollywood, Saudi Arabia, White House, Newsletter, Trends, Tech, Getty Images, Fbi, Afghanistan, Dick Cheney, Intuit, Mailchimp, Cto, Don, Ben


Cameo launches Cameo Calls, a service for fans to video chat with celebs

If you really want to video chat tonight with William Hung of retro American Idol fame… got twenty bucks to spare? Yesterday, Cameo launched its Cameo Calls products, which lets fans video chat for up to 15 minutes one-on-one with their favorite influencers and celebrities. The talent sets the duration, time, and price of their call, which Cameo says averages around $31. To book a call, users can go to Cameo’s website or app to see a schedule of upcoming Cameo Calls that they can buy. These also...
Tags: Social, Mobile, Apps, Celebs, Hollywood, Messaging, Social Media, Tech, Stars, Cameo, Disney Channel, James, Calls, Weasley, William Hung, David Henrie



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