Jason Momoa, Jennifer Aniston and the Celebs Who ‘Liked’ the Johnny Depp-Amber Heard Verdict
Photo Illustration by Thomas Levinson/The Daily Beast/Getty ImagesFor the past several weeks, social media has been flooded with two faces: Johnny Depp and Amber Heard. The Pirates of the Caribbean actor’s international fanbase has taken full advantage of a courtroom livestream with memes that revel in Heard’s every twisted expression—and influencers have even staged “comedic” re-enactments in the name of clout-chasing.Apart from a few stalwarts like Winona Ryder, Paul Bettany, and Kate Moss, whnews.yahoo.com
Disney+ tops 100 million subscribers just 16 months after launch
Disney+ has topped 100 million global subscribers. On Tuesday Disney CEO Bob Chapek revealed the streaming service surpassed the benchmark in just 16 months since its launch. The company expects Disney+ will have 230 million to 260 million subscribers by 2024. The streaming service has seen rapid growth in subscribers since its launch in November 2019. On day one, the company had 10 million sign-ups and, by the end of the first quarter, the service had secured 26.5 million subscribers.cnbc.com
Marvel's Wanda has a future, but 'WandaVision' fate unclear
This image provided by Marvel Studios shows Elizabeth Olsen as Wanda Maximoff in a scene from "WandaVision." (Marvel Studios via AP)LOS ANGELES – When “WandaVision” wraps its initial run next month on the Disney+ streaming service, Elizabeth Olsen’s Wanda will make her next appearance in the big-screen “Doctor Strange” sequel. It’s storytelling that determines how and when characters from the Marvel Comics universe hopscotch between TV and movies, Marvel Studios chief Kevin Feige said Wednesday. Feige wouldn’t say whether “WandaVision,” Marvel Studios' first original series for Disney+, has a future after its March 5 season finale. Asked if Marvel Studios might be able to regain them, Feige said he believes it could happen, but added that “rumors online about things reverting” to Marvel aren't always true.
How to tell who's winning — and who's losing — the streaming wars
Each streaming service is different. Discovery's Discovery+ wants to be a "complement to other streaming services," according to CEO David Zaslav. Disney+ has already predicted it will have as many as 260 million global subscribers by 2024. "Not every streaming service deserves to exist or win," Kevin Mayer, former head of Disney+ and ex-CEO of TikTok, told CNBC. "All of these media companies were running commercials for their streaming services on television."cnbc.com
San Antonio jumps on meme train after photo of Bernie Sanders at Biden's inauguration goes viral
click image Instagram / rubycityRuby City photoshopped Bernie into a picture of its iconic building. In Jewish yoga this pose is: waiting for my wife at Loehmann's pic.twitter.com/Qik7wsZ0ad — Chandra Steele (@ChanSteele) January 20, 2021Waiting for the pandemic to be over so I can visit Ruby City like... #BernieSanders pic.twitter.com/L5FcD73oxi — Ruby City (@RubyCityArt) January 21, 2021Wednesday's presidential inauguration was a momentous occasion, but leave it to Sen. Bernie Sanders to steal the show without doing much at all.A photo of the Vermont independent seated in the audience of the inauguration went massively viral, spawning a slew of memes across social media, in which he was photoshopped into everything fromto the new Marvel show(that one was tweeted by series star Paul Bettany, btw).San Antonio wasn't about to be left out of the action, though. Several local orgs tweeted their own versions of the meme, shouting out iconic landmarks while they were at it.Ruby City posted a photo of its award-winning building with Sanders sitting out front with the caption, "Waiting for the pandemic to be over so I can visit Ruby City like..."Due to the aforementioned pandemic, the contemporary art center has been closed to the public since last March. However, locals can still enjoy the building's Instagrammable architecture from the outside, which Ruby City acknowledged in a follow-up tweet On Instagram, Broadway News imagined Sanders waiting for bagels at Wild Barley Kitchen Co., while local handbag line Breakfast Friend used him to hype up its next merch drop.Bernie also cropped up at other SA establishments, including Little Death and Best Quality Daughter , and he was spotted sitting in on some outdoor education at Trinity University But, of course, we could never forget the Alamo! Thanks to the ingenuity of software engineer Nick Sawhney , who made a website that lets you put Sanders just about anywhere captured on Google Street View, Bernie visited San Antonio's historic landmark too.sacurrent.com
Depp under pressure in cross-examination at Sun libel case
Johnny Depp arrives at the High Court in London, Thursday, July 9, 2020. Johnny Depp is back in the witness box for a third day at the trial of his libel suit against a tabloid newspaper that called him a wife-beater. Depp acknowledged Wednesday that he may have done things he cant remember while he was under the influence of alcohol and drugs. Wass asked Depp about a 2014 private plane flight from Boston to Los Angeles. Depp is also suing Heard in the United States for $50 million for allegedly defaming him in a Washington Post article about domestic abuse.
Elizabeth Olsen and Paul Bettany Were 'Blown Away' by 'WandaVision' Pitch
Paul Bettany and Elizabeth Olsen are sharing juicy details on their upcoming Disney + series, WandaVision. When asked to elaborate on how this resurrection will take place, he got cagey, offering how work on the new series began. "When Kevin pitched it to me, we were both blown away by-I would never have thought that this is where they're gonna ask us to go," Bettany said. "I'm excited to be surprised by what we come up with on the day, I'm just excited for character development that isn't so linear," Olsen added. While on the red carpet, Olsen continued toying with a diamond ring on her left ringer finger, prompting her to explain: "It's like a beautiful cocktail ring."