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MoviePass parent’s CEO says its rebooted subscription service is already profitable

Two days after MoviePass announced the return of the company’s unlimited ticket plan, Ted Farnsworth, CEO of its parent company Helios and Matheson Analytics, sat down with TechCrunch to offer insight into the state of the beleaguered service. According to the executive, MoviePass Uncapped is already seeing positive results. While he didn’t share concrete numbers, he says that subscribers have increased “well over 800 percent in the last few days. And that’s conservative.” Asked what it would...
Tags: Mobile, Apps, Media, Entertainment, Tech, Sylvester Stallone, Moviepass, Helios, Times Square, Farnsworth, West Hollywood California, Gotti, Jamie McCarthy Getty, EJAF, Matheson Analytics, Ted Farnsworth

Derulo reaches out to K-pop with ‘Let’s Shut Up & Dance’

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jason Derulo is simultaneously looking ahead, looking back and looking across the ocean for his new project. In “Let’s Shut Up & Dance,” the pop singer collaborates with Asian K-pop acts Lay Zhang and NCT 127 in a trans-Pacific partnership he thinks ought to be increasingly common in the musical future. […]
Tags: News, Entertainment, Los Angeles, Ap, Nation, Pacific, Jason Derulo, Derulo, Lay Zhang

Feds seek return of ‘Amorous Couple’ art looted by Nazis

NEW YORK (AP) — The U.S. government says it wants to return a painting to its true owner that was looted from a museum in Nazi-controlled Ukraine near World War II’s end. Manhattan prosecutors said Thursday that “An Amorous Couple,” by Pierre Louis Goudreaux, was stolen from the Bohdan and Varvara Khanenko National Museum of […]
Tags: New York, News, Entertainment, Ukraine, Ap, Nation, Manhattan, Pierre Louis Goudreaux, Varvara Khanenko

Donny and Marie Osmond announce end of Las Vegas residency

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Donny and Marie Osmond say they will end their Las Vegas show later this year, concluding an 11-year run on the Strip. The brother-sister duo made the announcement during an appearance on “Good Morning America” on Thursday. Their final performance at the Flamingo Las Vegas is scheduled for Nov. 16. According […]
Tags: News, Entertainment, Ap, Nation, Las Vegas, Donny, Marie Osmond, Flamingo Las Vegas

Put the pancake tutus away! PNB’s ‘Director’s Choice’ is a dream for fans of contemporary ballet

Pacific Northwest Ballet artistic director Peter Boal's contemporary-leaning late-season lineup is a helpful reminder that ballet need not be all cursed princesses and pancake tutus.
Tags: News, Entertainment, Dance, Pacific Northwest Ballet, PNB, Peter Boal

Comcast to sell streaming-TV bundle for internet customers

NEW YORK (AP) — Comcast is launching an aggregated bundle of existing streaming-TV apps for $5 a month. The new service, “Flex,” available March 26, brings together apps that customers already pay for, like Netflix, Amazon’s video or HBO, and free services like YouTube, Pluto and Tubi, and lets users search for TV shows and […]
Tags: Business, Hbo, New York, Technology, Television, News, Entertainment, Ap, Nation, Comcast, Netflix Amazon, Tubi, YouTube Pluto

WATCH: ‘Drag Race’ contestant takes flaming to a new level… by setting herself on fire

Kandy Zyanide set herself on fire during a runway performance in order to secure the top spot, and some minor burns.
Tags: Feature, Entertainment, Lifestyle, Ad Friendly, Queerty, Drag Queens & Entertainers, Dragaholic, Drag Race, Drag Race Thailand, Kandy Zyanide

‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’ season 11: Honey Davenport reveals how Ru inspired her drag name completely by accident

She also talks diva debacle and that awkward 6-way Lip Sync For Your Life.
Tags: Entertainment, Lifestyle, Ad Friendly, Queerty, Dragaholic, Drag Race, Rupaul's Drag Race, Dragaholic Features, Davenport, Ru, Honey Davenport

Seattle’s G. Willow Wilson delivers an enchanting, resonant fable in ‘The Bird King’

"The Bird King," is an enchanting historical fantasy adventure that combines an unconventional love story with a thoughtful exploration of faith and religious tolerance.
Tags: Books, News, Entertainment, Seattle, G Willow Wilson

Epic Games CEO says Apex Legends hasn’t made a dent in Fortnite

In the wake of Apex Legends, which has briskly grown to 50 million players, many have wondered whether Fortnite has felt the impact. But Epic Games CEO Tim Sweeney told GamesBeat that Apex hasn’t really made a dent. Without being asked about Apex Legends, Sweeney said “an Apex Legends worth” of players have come over to Fortnite. “We’re very close to hitting 250 million Fortnite players,” said Sweeney. “Since Apex Legends came out, we’ve gained an Apex Legends worth of Fortnite players, which...
Tags: Startups, TC, Gaming, Hbo, Entertainment, Tech, EA, Netflix, Fifa, Epic Games, Sweeney, Tim Sweeney, Electronic Arts, Apex, Battle Royale, GamesBeat

David Letterman: I stayed on network TV for too long

NEW YORK (AP) — David Letterman says he stuck around on network television about 10 years too long. He made that admission during an appearance Thursday on Ellen DeGeneres’ talk show. Letterman quit in 2015 after 33 years as a late-night host on CBS and NBC, and is beginning his second season on his more […]
Tags: New York, Television, News, Nbc, Entertainment, David Letterman, Ap, Nation, Cbs, Ellen Degeneres, Letterman, Nation & World

TV picks for Thursday: ‘The Orville’ crew opens a time capsule

Also airing: The season finale of “Bring It!” and Jack tries to get his massage chair back on “A.P. Bio.”
Tags: Television, News, Entertainment, Jack, Orville

Seattle-area music and nightlife events, March 22-28: Maren Morris, Catfish and the Bottlemen and more

Almost every night of the week, Seattle’s stages offer a roster of regional indie-folk artists, do-it-yourself punk bands and homegrown comedians, as well as nationally touring pop stars. To that end, choosing something for your night out can be a daunting task. This weekly guide can help by filtering for recommended shows, select dates and […]
Tags: Music, News, Entertainment, Events, Seattle, Nightlife, Maren Morris Catfish

Seattle Opera names Christina Scheppelmann as its new leader

Christina Scheppelmann, currently artistic leader of the Gran Teatre del Liceu in Barcelona, Spain, will become the fourth general director in Seattle Opera's 56-year history and one of only two women to lead a large-budget opera company in the U.S.
Tags: News, Entertainment, Classical Music, Local News, Seattle Opera, Barcelona Spain, Christina Scheppelmann, Gran Teatre del Liceu

Dubai finds itself entangled in case against R. Kelly

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Dubai found itself entangled in the sex abuse case against American R&B singer R. Kelly on Thursday after the performer asked a U.S. judge to allow him to come to the Arabian Peninsula sheikhdom to perform shows and “meet with the royal family.” Officials in Dubai and the wider […]
Tags: News, Entertainment, Ap, Nation, Dubai, R Kelly, Arabian Peninsula, DUBAI United Arab Emirates

World Video Game Hall of Fame to announce 2019 finalists

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — This year’s finalists for the World Video Game Hall of Fame are about to be revealed. Hall officials say they will announce the Class of 2019 contenders on Thursday morning. The winners will be inducted May 2. Players can weigh in by casting a “Player’s Choice” ballot through March 28 at […]
Tags: News, Entertainment, Ap, Nation, Rochester, Hall

Court reviews arrest request on K-pop singer Jung Joon-young

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — K-pop singer Jung Joon-young is attending a South Korean court hearing on whether a warrant will be issued for his arrest on allegations he illegally shared sexually explicit videos of women taken without their knowledge or consent. He told reporters at the Seoul Central District Court on Thursday that he […]
Tags: News, Entertainment, Nation, Seoul South Korea, Seoul Central District Court, Jung Joon

10 emerging writers receive $50,000 Whiting grants

NEW YORK (AP) — Fiction writer Hernan Diaz and playwright Michael R. Jackson are among 10 winners of $50,000 grants for emerging artists. The Whiting Awards, established in 1985, have previously gone to Tony Kushner, Colson Whitehead and Lydia Davis among others. On Wednesday night, the Whiting Foundation announced that awards for this year also […]
Tags: New York, News, Entertainment, Ap, Nation, Lydia Davis, Whiting Foundation, Michael R Jackson, Hernan Diaz, Tony Kushner Colson Whitehead

PicsArt hits 130 million MAUs as Chinese flock to its photo editing app

If you’re like me, who isn’t big on social media, you’d think that the image filters that come inside most apps will do the job. But for many others, especially the younger crowd, making their photos stand out is a huge deal. The demand is big enough that PicsArt, a rival to filtering companies VSCO and Snapseed, recently hit 130 million monthly active users worldwide, roughly a year after it amassed 100 million MAUs. Like VSCO, PicsArt now offers video overlays though images are still its fo...
Tags: Social, Apps, Asia, Instagram, Entertainment, China, Russia, Social Media, Tech, United States, Armenia, Vsco, Avengers, Photo Sharing, The Avengers, Picsart

Dierks Bentley joins list of performers for NFL Draft

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Country star Dierks Bentley has joined the list of scheduled performers for next month’s NFL Draft festivities. Bentley will perform a free outdoor concert April 27 in downtown Nashville to coincide with the draft and the running of the Nashville Marathon. Grammy-winning country performer Tim McGraw and Grammy-winning gospel singer CeCe […]
Tags: News, Entertainment, Sports, NFL, Ap, Nation, Nashville, Bentley, Tim McGraw, Dierks Bentley, Nashville Tenn, Nashville Marathon Grammy

Scripts from ‘Dick Van Dyke Show’ to be digitally preserved

JAMESTOWN, N.Y. (AP) — Hollywood producer Carl Reiner and the National Comedy Center say they’re working together to digitally preserve Reiner’s collection of scripts from the 1960’s “The Dick Van Dyke Show.” The scripts are full of Reiner’s handwritten changes to the dialogue. Reiner, who turned 97 on Tuesday, says creating and producing the comedy […]
Tags: Hollywood, Television, News, Entertainment, Nation, Dick Van Dyke, Jamestown, Reiner, Carl Reiner, National Comedy Center

Morphin instantly Deepfakes your face into GIFs

Want to star in your favorite memes and movie scenes? Upload a selfie to Morphin, choose your favorite GIF, and your face is grafted in to create a personalized copy you can share anywhere. Become Tony Stark as he suits up like Iron Man. Drop the mic like Obama, dance like Drake, or slap your mug on Fortnite characters. Now after three years in a stealth developing image mapping technology, Morphin is ready to launch its put-you-in-a-GIF maker. While it might look like just a toy, investors see ...
Tags: Travel, Google, Social, Startups, TC, Apps, Elon Musk, Media, Entertainment, Obama, Fifa, Gifs, Drake, BetaWorks, Kanye, Founders Fund

Huffman’s court date pushed back in admissions scam case

BOSTON (AP) — A judge has granted a request to push back actress Felicity Huffman’s court appearance in Boston on charges that she participated in a college admissions cheating scam. Huffman was initially scheduled to appear in Boston federal court on March 29 along with fellow actress Lori Loughlin and other parents. But a judge […]
Tags: News, Entertainment, Boston, Ap, Nation, Huffman, Lori Loughlin

Ariana Grande, Childish Gambino to headline Lollapalooza

CHICAGO (AP) — Ariana Grande, Childish Gambino, Twenty One Pilots and The Strokes will headline this summer’s Lollapalooza music festival in Chicago. Festival organizers announced the lineup for the four-day event on Wednesday, saying more than 170 acts will play on eight stages in Grant Park along Lake Michigan. Other performers include Tame Impala, Flume, […]
Tags: News, Entertainment, Ap, Chicago, Nation, Grant Park along Lake Michigan

‘Us’ review: Jordan Peele’s gripping horror-film follow-up to ‘Get Out’ is scary as hell

Two things: 1) If you love thoughtful horror films and don’t know much about this one, stop reading and get to the theater right now. 2) Lupita Nyong’o’s performance is … wow. Rating: 3.5 stars out of 4.
Tags: Movies, News, Entertainment, Lupita Nyong, Jordan Peele

Hollywood power elite hosting Kamala Harris fundraiser

WASHINGTON (AP) — Many of Hollywood’s power elite, including prolific television hit maker Shonda Rhimes, were hosting a fundraiser Wednesday for Democratic presidential candidate Kamala Harris. The evening event is billed as a “reception in support of Kamala Harris for the People,” and Harris is expected to attend, according to an invitation obtained by The […]
Tags: Hollywood, Shonda Rhimes, News, Entertainment, Washington, Ap, Nation, Kamala Harris, HARRIS

Armie Hammer just threw cold water on the ‘Call Me By Your Name’ sequel

"I think we’re setting ourselves up for disappointment."
Tags: Entertainment, Lifestyle, Armie Hammer, Ad Friendly, Queerty, In Quotes, Call Me by Your Name

Watch the new Stranger Things 3 trailer

They had me at the opening reference to Close Encounters of the Third Kind.
Tags: Video, TV, Television, News, Entertainment, 19A0s, Eleven, The Upside Down

Trio of child-sex documentaries spotlights victims’ parents

NEW YORK (AP) — A trio of high-profile child sexual abuse documentaries has generated intense scrutiny of the people who should matter most to kids: their parents. But what critics with no experience of their own may not realize or accept, experts say, is that parents of victims can be groomed by perpetrators along with […]
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Peloton hit with $150 million music licensing suit

Streaming video is the key to Peloton’s success. But like any good spin class, it’s the soundtrack that really does the heavy lifting. A new suit filed by The National Music Publishers’ Association alleges that that the wild successful exercise startup used north of 1,000 songs in its classes without the proper licensing. The suit features a laundry list of publishers: Downtown Music Publishing, Big Deal Music, Reservoir, Round Hill, Royalty Network, Pulse Music Publishing and TRO Essex Musi...
Tags: Music, Entertainment, Tech, Gwen Stefani, Licensing, National Music Publishers Association, Peloton, David Israelite, TRO Essex Music Group, Hill Royalty Network Pulse Music Publishing