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Crunchyroll Anime Awards: ‘Jujutsu Kaisen’ Takes Top Honors; Megan Thee Stallion, Bong Joon-ho Among Presenters

Jujutsu Kaisen Season 2 was the big winner at Crunchyroll’s Anime Awards in Tokyo over the weekend, taking the top-prize anime of the year honor and triumphing in 10 additional categories, including best director, best character design, best action and best cinematography. The best film prize went to Mokoto Shinkai’s anime blockbuster Suzume, while Demon […]

The Buzzy New Riviera Maya Edition at Kanai Boasts the Largest Penthouse Suite in North America

Destination resort The Riviera Maya Edition at Kanai officially opened with a kick-off party over the weekend of Feb. 23-25 attended by guests including Alessandra Ambrosio, producer Ryan Good, Karrueche Tran, Lucien Laviscount, Gia Coppola, Ella Balinska, models RJ King and Sophie Sumner and fashion designer Prabal Gurung. The first Caribbean property in the Edition […]

Paris Jackson Glows at Roger Vivier’s Trippy Optical-Illusion Themed Paris Show

At Paris Fashion Week, the autumn / winter 2024 collections have been strongly influenced by the 1960s — quite notably at Dior — and it’s no different for French luxury shoe brand Roger Vivier. Holding its presentation at a different-than-usual location in Paris, at the Maison de l’Amérique Latine, the brand welcomed guests with a […]

Jenne Casarotto, Talent Agent and Co-Founder of Casarotto Ramsay & Associates, Dies at 77

Jenne Casarotto, who co-founded the London-based global talent agency Casarotto Ramsay & Associates and represented the likes of Tennessee Williams, Stephen Frears, David Hare, Terry Gilliam, Steve McQueen, Neil Jordan and John Madden during her long career, has died. She was 77. Casarotto died Thursday in the U.K. of complications from a short illness, her […]

‘Slave Play’ in London: U.K. Prime Minister Calls Plan for Two Black Audiences-Only Shows “Divisive”

A London production of the U.S. play Slave Play, written by actor and playwright Jeremy O. Harris (Zola, Euphoria, Gossip Girl), is making political waves after the U.K. prime minister criticized plans to offer two performances exclusively for Black audiences as “wrong and divisive.” The controversial play is set on a plantation and explores “race, identity and […]

Denis Villeneuve Talks ‘Dune 2’ and Why ‘Blade Runner 2049’ Still Keeps Him Up at Night

You’d be hard-pressed to find a filmmaker who has put together a finer body of work than Denis Villeneuve has since making his U.S. debut in 2013. From the mold-breaking thrillers of Prisoners, Enemy and Sicario to a murderers’ row of sci-fi films including Arrival, Blade Runner 2049 and Dune, the French Canadian director’s films […]

BBC Studios Buys ITV’s Stake in Streamer BritBox for $322M

BBC Studios, the BBC’s commercial content studio and streaming business, is acquiring ITV’s 50 percent stake in BritBox International for $322 million. The deal, announced Friday, will give BBC Studios full ownership of the BritBox streaming platform and values the streamer at $631 million. As part of the agreement, BBC Studios has extended its licensing […]

BTS Fans Demand Hybe Fire Scooter Braun Over Pro-Israel Views

Fans of BTS have pleaded with the K-pop band’s management company Hybe to fire Scooter Braun, the CEO of Hybe-America, for his pro-Israel views amid the war in Gaza. The Korea Times reported Wednesday that some BTS fans, commonly known as the ARMY, reacted to a speech Braun delivered in Israel in December that called […]

Martin McDonagh Set for Masterclass, Career Retrospective at Hong Kong Film Festival

Martin McDonagh is set for a masterclass and career retrospective at the 48th Hong Kong International Film Festival (HKIFF). The British-Irish playwright, screenwriter, director and producer will discuss his career in theater and film and his inspirations with an audience in Hong Kong. In a career spanning three decades, McDonagh has won an Academy Award, […]

Kate Middleton Rumors Shut Down by Kensington Palace: Royal Is “Out Until After Easter”

Kensington Palace on Thursday shut down the rumors recently swirling across the web and parts of mainstream media regarding Kate Middleton’s health and whereabouts following her January surgery, reiterating that the she is on the mend and will remain out of public life until Easter. “We were very clear from the outset that the Princess […]

Paramount Focuses on Earnings Growth But Wall Street Lacks Enthusiasm

The stock of Paramount Global, led by CEO Bob Bakish, was in Wall Street analysts’ focus on Thursday as they dissected its fourth-quarter 2023 earnings report from late Wednesday for signs of its outlook and possible deal future. As of Thursday morning, several analysts spoke of a stabilization of sorts in Paramount’s business trends, with […]

MHz Choice, Topic to Merge, Creating International TV Streamer for North America

Kino Lorber’s streaming platform MHz Choice is merging with First Look Media’s Topic platform to create a single North American streamer, operating under the MHz Choice brand, specializing in international series and films for the domestic market. Kino Lorber and First Look Media launched a joint venture in 2022 that bundled their streaming activities. The […]