Braun Strowman’s First Post-WWE Appearance Reportedly Revealed

WWE has released some surprising names so far this year, and fans were shocked when former Universal Champion Braun Strowman was released from his contract last month. Since then Strowman has been teasing his next move, and now Lucha Libre Online is reporting that the Monster Among Men has been booked for the QPW SuperSlam 3 event at the Lausail Sports Arena in Doha, Qatar on February 26, 2022.
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Universal masks recommended for Kansas schools, not mandated

TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) - Governor Laura Kelly has recommended that students, staff, and faculty wear masks indoors at school, regardless of vaccination status, but has not required it. Governor Laura Kelly says her administration has created a new and updated summary document from recommendations in the Kansas Department of Education’s...
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WWE Universal Title Contract Signing, Mysterio vs. Uso Set For 7/30 WWE SmackDown

Roman Reigns and Finn Balor will make their WWE Universal Title bout official on SmackDown. WWE announced that Reigns and Balor will sign the contract on SmackDown that makes their Universal Title match official for SummerSlam. On the July 23 episode of SmackDown, Reigns turned down the challenge of John Cena and instead accepted the challenge of Finn Balor.

Universal Monsters Movies Reportedly Premiering on 4K Ultra HD Disc This Fall

Universal Pictures Home Entertainment is scaring up four classic Universal Monsters movies on physical 4K Ultra HD for the first time. Universal Studios' Dracula and Frankenstein, both celebrating their 90th anniversaries in 2021, will sink their teeth into 4K UHD discs as part of a Universal Monsters Classics Collection that includes The Invisible Man and an 80th-anniversary edition of The Wolf Man. According to a report from The Digital Bits, the four-movie Universal Monsters Classics Collection on 4K will release in late September or early October.
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Disney and Universal update their face mask policies

Orlando, Fla. — Following the local state of emergency declaration from Orange County Mayor Jerry Demings, which urges everyone vaccinated or not to wear a face covering indoors, Disney and Universal have updated their park face mask policies. Starting today, Disney says that all guests 2 and up, regardless of...
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Brit Beat: Labels Plot Response to Scathing U.K. Streaming Report — Is a Similar One Coming to the U.S.?

Summer vacation season may have started in the U.K., but the fallout from the Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport’s Parliamentary Committee report into the economics of music streaming continues to keep much of the British industry hard at work. The report calls for a “complete reset” of the streaming economy and recommends measures, including introducing the right for performers to receive equitable digital music remuneration, and refers the major music companies to the Competition and Markets Authority to investigate what it called their “market dominance.” While the government’s response is not expected until early-to-mid September and it is under no...
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JUST IN: APS Announces Universal Mask Mandate for Return to School

Arlington Public Schools will require universal masking at the start of the school year, regardless of vaccination status, according to an email to families this morning. The order applies to all students, staff and visitors inside APS buildings and on school buses, Superintendent Francisco Durán said in the announcement. Masks will not be required when eating or during outside recess, P.E. class, athletics and other outdoor activities.
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Bob Dylan Prevails in Lawsuit Filed by Estate of ‘Desire’ Co-Writer Jacques Levy

The estate for Jacques Levy, co-writer of much of Bob Dylan’s 1976 “Desire” album, was handed a defeat Friday in a lawsuit against Dylan and Universal Music Group that hoped to establish co-ownership of the songs the late collaborator had a hand in. “We’re pleased with today’s decision,” Dylan’s attorney, Orin Snyder, said in a statement Friday. “As we said when the case was filed, this lawsuit was a sad attempt to profit off the recent catalog sale. We’re glad it’s now over.” Levy’s widow, Claudia Levy, filed the suit in January after Dylan sold his publishing catalog to Universal Music Publishing...

Leslie Odom Jr. Tapped to Star in Universal’s ‘Exorcist’ Trilogy

Universal is reportedly dropping $400 million to start a new Exorcist trilogy starring Leslie Odom Jr. and Ellen Burstyn. LIKE US ON FACEBOOK. FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM & TWITTER. SUBSCRIBE TO OUR YOUTUBE. Burstyn appeared in the 1973 original film and will reprise her role as Chris MacNeil. Odom will...
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Wife of Bob Dylan collaborator loses suit over music catalogue

Bob Dylan just handed the widow of one of his collaborators some “Money Blues.”. The legendary crooner had been sued in Manhattan Supreme Court by Claudia Levy, the wife of late songwriter Jacques Levy who sought a portion of the $300 million Dylan received when he sold his song catalogue.

Netflix Offers Peek Inside Surprise Spielberg Deal, Is Nolan Next?

The Netflix deal with Steven Spielberg's Amblin Entertainment left many in the industry scratching their heads. It seemed like only yesterday that Spielberg was being heavily critical of streaming platforms and questioning their quality compared to the cinematic experience of having a big movie on a big screen, but having had some kind of change of heart, the new deal means that Amblin will now be producing "multiple new films per year." Since the announcement, there has been no real elaboration on what the effectively equates to, and what type of content will be coming the streamer's way from the studio, especially when considering that Amblin's main output will still be through longterm partner, Universal.

‘Waterworld’: Dan Trachtenberg To Direct Series Based On Kevin Costner’s Legendary Box Office Flop Set 20 Years Later

Director Dan Trachtenberg (“10 Cloverfield,” “The Boys“) is currently shooting his secretive “Predator 5” movie in Calgary, but that isn’t the only sci-fi property he’s expected to breath new life into. “Predator 5” producer John Davis has revealed to Collider during an interview that he’s developing a streaming series based...
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Bob Dylan Beats Lawsuit Over $300M Catalog Sale

A New York judge rules that Jacques Levy, who shares credits on songs including "Hurricane," merely is entitled to a portion of licensing income. Bob Dylan can rest easy that he won’t have to hand over a portion of his $300 million sale of his entire song catalog to Universal Music. On Friday, a New York judge rejected a complaint from the estate of Jacques Levy, who collaborated with Dylan on his 1976 album Desire.