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April 30, 2024

Beyoncé, Donald Glover Return for 'Lion King' Roles in 'Mufasa' Prequel

Disney released the trailer for Mufasa: The Lion King on Monday, and a familiar cast of characters is returning for the prequel to The Lion King. Beyoncé is returning to reprise her role of Nala, while her daughter, Blue Ivy Carter, lands her first major acting role as Kiara, the daughter of King Simba and Queen Nala. Donald Glover is coming back to play his role as Simba. While not in the original animated film, Kiara does appear in The Lion King II: Simba’s Pride from 1998. Directed by Oscar winner Barry Jenkins, Mufasa: The Lion King is set to open in theaters on Dec. 20. Adding to the all-star crew, award-winning songwriter Lin-Manuel Miranda will be tasked with writing the movie’s songs.


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Paramount CEO Resigns as Company Weighs Potential Merger

Bob Bakish is stepping down as Paramount CEO and from the Board of Directors, the company confirmed on Monday. The news comes amid reports that the media brand is considering a potential sale with Skydance after months of entertaining offers from potential buyers. With Bakish’s departure, Paramount says they are creating an “Office of the CEO” consisting of three senior company executives — George Cheeks, Chris McCarthy, and Brian Robbins — who will each oversee major divisions within the company. Bakish joined Viacom in 1997 and became CEO of Viacom in 2016. He remained in that role when Viacom and CBS Corporation merged in 2019 to form Paramount Global.

LeBron James, Naomi Osaka, Joel Embiid to Sit on Uninterrupted Film Festival Committee

LeBron James, Naomi Osaka, and Joel Embiid have been tapped to lead the selection committee for this year’s Uninterrupted Film Festival, put on in partnership with the Tribeca Festival. According to the submission portal, the trio will choose which movies will premiere at the event via an open call for entries. Projects selected will debut at the festival (July 9-10) and become the inaugural class of Uninterrupted Film Festival honorees. The submission portal is open through Friday, May 31, and states the judges are looking for “captivating athlete stories” that are “unique, innovative, and inspiring” with a runtime of 40 minutes or less.

Billie Eilish Announces Tour for 'Hit Me Hard and Soft'

Billie Eilish confirmed via Instagram on Monday that she’s going on tour in support of her forthcoming album, Hit Me Hard and Soft. The Grammy and Academy Award winner will start in North America in September with stops in Philadelphia, Atlanta, and Kansas City before continuing to Australia in February 2025. Then, Eilish will jet to Europe, the UK, and Ireland starting in April until late July. Tickets will be available via an American Express presale on Tuesday, with additional presales running throughout the week. The remaining tickets will be available to the public on Friday on billieeilish.com.

Victor Wembanyama & Spurs Hosting Pacers for 2025 NBA Paris Games

Victor Wembanyama will return to his home country next season when the San Antonio Spurs face the Indiana Pacers on January 23 & 25, 2025, in Paris. The regular-season games mark the fourth edition of the NBA Paris Games, with the Cleveland Cavaliers most recently defeating the Brooklyn Nets this past season. Wembanyama, who was selected No. 1 overall by the Spurs in the 2023 NBA Draft, previously played for Metropolitans 92 in the French capital before taking his talents stateside. The last time San Antonio played in France was in 2006. The Pacers have never played in the City of Light.

Peacock Increases Subscription Prices Ahead of Paris Olympics

Peacock is raising the prices on its monthly and annual plans, with new rates going into effect right in time for the 2024 Paris Olympics. According to CNET, Premium and Premium Plus tiers will see $2 monthly increases to $7.99 and $13.99, respectively, or $79.99 and $139.99 annually. The changes go into effect starting July 18 for new customers and at existing users’ next billing date on or after Aug. 17. Benefits of the Premium Plus tier include ad-free content, the ability to download episodes, and live, local NBC channels. The Summer Games begin on July 26 and all events will stream live on Peacock.