The new Top Gun movie has given Hollywood superstar Tom Cruise his first $100 million opening weekend at the box office.
Top Gun: Maverick sees him reprise his role as US navy pilot Pete “Maverick” Mitchell from the original 1986 film.
In its first three days in North American theatres, the sequel earned an estimated $124 million (£98m) in ticket sales, Paramount Pictures said Sunday.
Worldwide, that figure is raised to an estimated $248 million.
Cruise’s previous biggest opening weekend for a movie came in 2005 with War of the Worlds, which raked in $64 million.
The 59-year-old’s second outing as Maverick also had the fourth biggest opening of any film in the Covid-era, behind the best-selling Spider-Man: No Way Home, second-placed Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness and then The Batman.
A Jamaican is among the cast members of “The Real Housewives of Dubai”.
Former Miss Jamaica winner Lesa “Milan” Hall will join the latest instalment of the hit American reality television franchise, which premieres this Wednesday on Bravo.
Hall will be inducted alongside five other “housewives”.
She is described on the show’s website as “a successful fashion designer and entrepreneur living out her dreams in Dubai.” The Jamaican mother of three, is married to millionaire financier and real estate developer Richard Hall.
In 2009, Hall competed in the Miss Universe Jamaica contest, and from 2008 to 2009, she was a member of the cast of BET’s College Hill.
R&B singer and songwriter Ciara has announced that her new album is ready for release.
It has been three years since she last released an album but now she is ready to make her musical return with her eighth studio album. Ciara in a recent interview told the associated press, “I’m working on my album, I’m actually finished with my album, which I’m excited about”.
Accotding to Rap Up, the ‘Level Up’ artiste has already shot a video for the first single off the album, reportedly titled ‘Jump’. Though the title of the album has not been released, fans are excited non the less for her return.
Ciara has been mainly focused on her family, recently she and her husband Russell Wilson released their children’s book ‘Why Not You?’. She also recently fulfilled one of her dreams by landing the coveted cover of Sports Illustrated’s Swimsuit Edition.
NETFLIX ISSUES CONTENT WARNING
The fourth season of Netflix’s Stranger Things is being released today with a content warning appearing at the beginning of the first episode.
Netflix believes the opening scene of the show may leave some viewers feeling distressed, following the elementary school shooting in Uvalde, Texas, on Tuesday.
The warning reads, “We filmed this season of Stranger Things a year ago. But given the recent tragic shooting at a school in Texas, viewers may find the opening scene of episode 1 distressing. We are deeply saddened by this unspeakable violence, and our hearts go out to every family mourning a loved one.”
It continues, “The premiere’s description has also been revised and now reads, “Warning: Contains graphic violence involving children’, with ‘disturbing images’ added to the show rating advisories”.
Calvin Harris has reunited with Dua Lipa on a new collaboration out this Friday (27.05.22).
The pair last teamed up on 2018’s ‘One Kiss’, and the superstar DJ took to TikTok this week to share a clip of the new song, ‘Potion’, coming together and the ‘Levitating’ hitmaker agreeing to add her vocals to the track.
It’s reported that Young Thug is also featured on the song.
Teasing when fans can expect Calvin’s upcoming sixth studio album, he tweeted last month: “Summer ’22.”
There’s currently no official release date as yet.
Justin Timberlake has sold his song catalogue to Hipgnosis Song Management, in a deal that gives the company all the rights to the artist’s previously released music.
Hipgnosis Song Management have bought 100 per cent of Timberlake’s rights, including to tracks like ‘SexyBack’, ‘Rock Your Body’, and ‘Can’t Stop The Feeling’.
The deal pertains to Timberlake’s publishing rights but not his recording rights, which means songs that he either wrote or co-wrote.
As he wasn’t a songwriter on some of NSYNC’s best-known hits such as ‘Bye Bye Bye’ and ‘It’s Gonna Be Me’, these are not included in the sale but the majority of his solo work will be included.
The financial details of the sale have not been disclosed.
Timberlake is the latest artist to get involved in the growing music acquisition market, following fellow pop acts like Bruno Mars, who sold a portion of his catalogue last year to Warner Chappell.
Kendrick Lamar is one of the most successful artists in the world, as seen by Mr. Morale & The Big Steppers’ first-week sales figures.
In his first week, he sold about 300,000 units and even reached the top of the Billboard charts
Kendrick Lamar and his single “Die Hard” will be at the top of the R&B charts this week, according to Billboard.
Dancehall superstar Sean Paul today (Fri) released his eighth full-length album “Scorcha”, via Island Records.
The sixteen-track album boasts features from legendary artists across genres including “Light My Fire” featuring Gwen Stefani and Shenseea.
The new album also includes previously released songs “Scorcha,” “Only Fanz” (ft. Ty Dolla Sign), “Dynamite” (ft. Sia), “How We Do It” (ft. Pia Mia), and “No Fear” (ft. Damian Marley & Nicky Jam).
Sean’s next stop on the 2022 U.S. “Scorcha” tour is a special album release performance tonight (Fri) in Los Angeles, before he hits the road in the U.K., Europe, and Canada this summer.
He is also set to join Pitbull this fall for the 2022 “Can’t Stop Us Now” tour.
Lizzo to get Documentary On HBO Max
Her hit series Watch Out for the Big Grrrls has taken over Amazon Prime and industry executives are ready to feature Lizzo in another production.
The superstar hitmaker is sitting at the top of the world as her new single rules over airwaves—and TikTok with its own dance craze—but now fans will receive a full-length documentary about Lizzo’s rise to fame.
According to Billboard, HBO Max is partnering with the singer to showcase her life before she became a “Truth Hurts” icon.
At the moment, HBO Max has yet to share the title of the documentary and it is unclear when it will be released. However, fans can expect to receive this Special on July 15.
Ed Sheeran has confirmed that his wife Cherry Seaborn has given birth to their second daughter.
The 31 year old singer-songwriter, announced the news on Instagram and said they were “over the moon” to be a family of four.
Posting a picture of baby socks, Sheeran added: “Want to let you all know we’ve had another beautiful baby girl. “We are both so in love with her.”
Sheeran, who is protective over his private life, confirmed that the couple were husband and wife in 2019 but did not share further details.
They welcomed their first daughter Lyra Antarctica Seaborn Sheeran in August 2020.