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Disney Plus adds 8 million subscribers—but it's still operating at a loss

Disney Plus adds 8 million subscribers—but it’s still operating at a loss

Disney+Photo: NICK AGRO/AFP via Getty Images When Disney first launched its streaming service Disney+ back in November of 2019, it did so with a long-term mindset. Streaming was, presumably, the future, and so the company was willing to burn a lot of money to catch up with more established performers in the industry—most notably Netflix, …

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Why it's bad news for the entire market when Apple has a big drop

Why it’s bad news for the entire market when Apple has a big drop

Apple stock is down over 8% this week, wiping out about $200 billion in value and dragging down the Dow and Nasdaq indexes. The iPhone maker is now officially in a bear market alongside other technology giants. Apple has fallen during a bad week for equity markets, which are selling off stocks in nearly every …

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Ashley Judd talks about mental health after mother's death

Ashley Judd talks about mental health after mother’s death

NASHVILLE, Tennessee (AP) — Ashley Judd encouraged people to seek help for their mental health and talked about her grieving process after the loss of her mother, country star Naomi Judd. In an interview aired on “Good Morning America” on Thursday, the movie star said she wanted to address her mother’s struggle with depression. Judd …

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The MCU's Phase 4 Doesn't Have a Big Connection, and That's Great

The MCU’s Phase 4 Doesn’t Have a Big Connection, and That’s Great

In its first 10 years of moviemakingMarvel Studios established something of a myth that persists to this very day: “In Feige We Trust,” fans would exult, as if a prayer to ward against evil rather than a parasocial relationship with a man worth hundreds of millions of dollars. The idea that marvel’s movies were all …

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Chris Pratt on Star-Lord in Thor 4 vs.  Guardians of Galaxy 3

Chris Pratt on Star-Lord in Thor 4 vs. Guardians of Galaxy 3

Chris Pratt as Star-Lord in Thor: Love and Thunder.screenshot: marvel studios He may have been dusted into oblivion for five years, but Star-Lord is now back with a vengeance. After reappearing in Avengers: Endgame along with his fellow Guardians of the Galaxythe pop-music obsessed Terran will next be seen both in this summer’s Thor: Love …

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Meet Charlie Jane Anders' Marvel Comic Character Getaway

Meet Charlie Jane Anders’ Marvel Comic Character Getaway

Picture: marvel comics Here’s a bit of incredibly cool news to end your day: the introduction of Escapade, a new Marvel superhero from the mind of io9 co-founder and award-winning author Charlie Jane Anders. The beginning of Escapade’s journey begins in Marvel’s Voices: Pride #1 which follows the young superhero’s career as a thief and …

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Mario Batali acquittal underscores perils of #MeToo cases

Mario Batali acquittal underscores perils of #MeToo cases

BOSTON (AP) — Bill Cosby was released from prison when his conviction that he drugged and assaulted a woman was overturned. Quarterback Deshaun Watson landed a record-setting $230 million contract, despite an investigation into allegations he assaulted 22 women. Celebrity chef Mario Batali was acquitted this week on just the second day of his sexual …

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Patti LuPone doubles down after F-word mask tirade, Broadway backs her up

Patti LuPone doubles down after F-word mask tirade, Broadway backs her up

She’s in good “Company.” Broadway bigwigs are backing Patti LuPone after she was caught on camera slamming a maskless theatergoer Tuesday night. The stage icon, 73, hollered at the bare-faced patron following a performance of her hit musical “Company,” with the foul-mouthed footage subsequently going viral on social media. The explosive incident divided the internet, …

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Patti LuPone goes on F-word rant with maskless theater boss

Patti LuPone goes on F-word rant with maskless theater boss

Patti LuPone is teaching theater etiquette again. The famously foul-tempered Broadway diva, 73, was caught on camera hollering at a maskless theatergoer on Monday night, following a performance of her musical hit “Company.” The explosive moment was recorded by another audience member and posted to Twitter, where it quickly went viral, racking up more than …

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Late Show paused following Stephen Colbert's COVID “recurrence”

Late Show paused following Stephen Colbert’s COVID “recurrence”

Stephen ColbertPhoto: Keith Tsuji (Getty Images) There will be no Late Show for the second day in a row thanks to COVID. How can this be? Why isn’t the pandemic over? Despite what you’ve heard, we’re still in the middle of this thing and crossing another grim milestone this week: One million COVID deaths in …

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