'Elvis,' 'Top Gun' tie for box-office crown with $30.5M each
Baz Luhrmann’s Elvis Presley biopic “Elvis” shook up theaters with an estimated $30.5 million in weekend ticket sales, but — in a box-office rarity — “Elvis” tied “Top Gun: Maverick,” which also reported $30.5 million, for No. 1 in theaters.
Victim of pandemic, Hong Kong floating restaurant towed away
A landmark floating restaurant that fed Cantonese cuisine and seafood to Queen Elizabeth II, Tom Cruise and millions of other diners was towed from the Hong Kong harborfront Tuesday after being closed by the pandemic. The parent company of Jumbo Floating Restaurant couldn’t find a new owner and lacked funds to maintain it after months of COVID-19 restrictions. The massive floating restaurant designed like a Chinese imperial palace on Aberdeen Harbour was known for its Cantonese cuisine and seafood dishes.news.yahoo.com
Taiwanese cheer as ‘Top Gun: Maverick’ restores Taiwan flag after alleged removal for Chinese censors
One of the changes previously made to “Top Gun: Maverick” to allegedly appease Chinese censors has been reversed, which means it may miss out on screening in the world’s largest box office. Taiwanese and Japanese flags, emblazoned on the bomber jacket worn by Tom Cruise’s character Pete “Maverick” Mitchell in the original 1986 film, were seen replaced with original designs using similar color palettes in the 2019 previews for its sequel. Seen as a representation of Taiwan's independence, the Taiwanese flag is considered an affront to China, who lays claim over the territory.news.yahoo.com
House Republicans on Oversight Committee request Hunter Biden's financial information
Republicans on the House Oversight Committee are requesting more information about Hunter Biden and his associates. CBS News has obtained 14 letters sent by ranking member Rep. James Comer to numerous banks and the Tresury Department. CBS News senior investigtive correspondent Catherine Herridge has the latest.news.yahoo.com
‘Top Gun: Maverick’ star Val Kilmer’s daughter says watching his film was ‘extraordinary,’ ‘trippy’ experience
Val Kilmer first played Iceman alongside Tom Cruise's Pete “Maverick” Mitchell in "Top Gun" at 26 years old, and his role in the newest installment sees his character as a commander in the U.S. Navy.news.yahoo.com
Back to normal? Cannes Film Festival prepares to party
After the 2020 Cannes Film Festival was canceled by the pandemic and the 2021 edition was scaled back — even kisses were forbade on the red carpet — the lavish French Riviera cinema soiree is set to return with a festival that promises to be something like normal.
21 Pilots singer says Tom Cruise 'fired everyone' in 'wholesale swap' during 'Top Gun: Maverick' filming
21 Pilots singer Tyler Joseph recently revealed he was set to write music for "Top Gun: Maverick" but was fired by Tom Cruise. The film is set to release on May 24 after coronavirus pandemic delays.news.yahoo.com
Movies love a comeback story. This summer, it's their turn.
Hollywood is bringing out some of its biggest and most reliable players for the 2022 summer movie season, which unofficially kicks off this weekend with the help of Marvel and Disney’s “Doctor Strange and the Multitverse of Madness” and runs through the end of August.