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March 7, 2024

Adam Sandler, Margot Robbie Among Hollywood’s Highest-paid Actors in 2023

The top-grossing films of 2023 may have been about a childhood toy and a true story about a theoretical physicist during World War II, but neither of those productions featured last year’s highest-paid actor. According to Forbes, Adam Sandler reigns supreme on the highest-paid actor list, raking in $73 million in 2023, thanks in large part to his long-term deal with Netflix. Last year, Sandler starred in Murder Mystery 2 and You Are So Not Invited to My Bat Mitzvah for the streaming giant, as well as voicing the titular character in the animation Leo. Following Sandler was Barbie star Margot Robbie ($59 million), Tom Cruise ($45 million), Ryan Gosling ($43 million), and Matt Damon ($43 million) to round out the top five.


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Jonas Brothers, Zedd, Leon Bridges Headline NCAA March Madness Music Festival

The performers for the 2024 NCAA March Madness Music Festival are officially set, with performers like Zedd, the Jonas Brothers, and Leon Bridges all on board. The free shows will take place from April 5-7 in Phoenix in conjunction with the men’s Final Four and the championship game. Per a Wednesday announcement from organizers, festivities will kick off on Friday with ZeddReneé Rapp, and Remi Wolf playing, followed by the Jonas Brothers taking the stage on Saturday. Sunday concludes with the JamFest, where audiences will hear tunes from Mumford & Sons, The Black Keys with Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats, and Leon Bridges. Fans unable to watch in person can stream the live performances on Friday and Sunday at ncaa.com.

Kid Cudi's 'Insano World Tour' to Feature Pusha T, Jaden Smith, Earthgang

Kid Cudi is hitting the road this year in support of his latest album, Insano. Per the official website, the Insano World Tour starts in Austin, Tex., on June 28 and will make stops in Kansas City, Washington, DC, and Montreal before concluding on Aug. 30 at LA’s Crypto.com Arena. In total, Kid Cudi will perform 43 shows across North America in Europe this year and in 2025. Each concert will also feature a performance from Pusha T, while Jaden Smith and Earthgang will rotate as the opening act. Pre-sale tickets go on sale starting on March 12 at 10 a.m. local time and March 13 for European dates. The general public will have a chance to secure passes on March 15.

NYCFC Stadium Gets Key Backing from City Commission

In its quest to build the city’s first soccer-specific stadium, NYCFC received key backing from the New York City Planning Commission, which unanimously voted in favor of the stadium on Wednesday. There are still a few more steps required before construction begins, but the club is expected to meet all requirements in order to officially break ground. Also on Wednesday, NYCFC released new details on its forthcoming permanent home field and its unique fan entrance, “The Cube.” The immersive experience is perched more than seven stories above street level and is lined with 11,000 square feet of LED screens that will feature customized game-day messages and other displays. Once the club clears all hurdles, it will begin construction with eyes on a 2027 debut.



Nas, Mark Canton Creating TV Series on First Black Chess Grandmaster Maurice Ashley

Nas and veteran film producer Mark Canton have joined forces on a television series based on the life and successes of Maurice Ashley, the first Black International Chess Grandmaster. Per Deadline, Season 1 will consist of eight episodes set in NYC. Born in Jamaica, Ashley was named to the US Chess Hall of Fame in 2016 and is the author of the forthcoming books “Move by Move” and “The Life-Changing Magic of Chess.” Ashley expressed in a statement: “I love the idea of shining a light on the greatness of so many people and what they have done to contribute to my success and success in their own right. It’s a happy story about doing something that no-one expected and taking the road less traveled, which is always exciting for me.”

Target Launches Membership Program with Same-day Delivery

In an effort to rival the likes of Amazon and Walmart, Target has launched a paid membership program set to begin next month. Per a Tuesday statement from the company, Target Circle 360 will cost $99 per year unless new customers sign up at a discounted rate of $49, available until May 18. Subscriber benefits include free same-day delivery in as little as one hour for products available through its in-house delivery service, as well as discounted prices and 30 extra days to return items. For goods unavailable through the in-house delivery service, members receive free two-day shipping.