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June 14, 2024

Dwayne Johnson & Dany Garcia's Seven Bucks Inks Deal with Disney

Seven Bucks Production, the entertainment firm co-founded by Dwayne Johnson and Dany Garcia, has agreed to a first-look deal with Disney, Variety reported on Thursday. Johnson and Garcia will develop movies for both theatrical premieres and streaming releases, with The Rock potentially starring in said projects. Johnson and Disney have a longstanding relationship, collaborating on blockbusters like 2016’s Moana and 2021’s Jungle Cruise.


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Joey Chestnut, Takeru Kobayashi to Face Off in Live Netflix Special

Two of the best competitive eaters of all time are settling the score once and for all. Joey Chestnut and his “fiercest rival,” Takeru Kobayashi, will face off in a live Netflix special on Sept. 2. The contest, titled Chestnut vs. Kobayashi: Unfinished Beef, will have the two face off 1-on-1 for the first time in 15 years. Chestnut currently holds the world record by eating 76 hot dogs in 10 minutes. The event is the most recent in Netflix‘s venture into streaming live sports, having already aired The Netflix Cup and The Netflix Slam.

Marc Lasry's Fund Raises $445M, Eyeing NWSL's Angel City FC

Former Bucks co-owner Marc Lasry has raised more than $445 million via his Avenue Sports Opportunities Fund. The trust’s attention is focused on women’s sports in both longstanding and upstart leagues. Specifically, Avenue Sports is said to be exploring a controlling stake in Angel City FC, according to Sportico. Last spring, Lasry sold his share of the Milwaukee Bucks in a deal valuing the NBA franchise at $3.2 billion.

Jimmy Fallon to Host ‘Tonight Show’ through 2028 with NBC Extension

Jimmy Fallon isn’t leaving nighttime television anytime soon. The Saturday Night Live alum has renewed his contract with NBCUniversal and will host The Tonight Show through 2028, the company announced Thursday. Calling it a “privilege,” Fallon succeeded Jay Leno as the show’s host in 2014. Fellow SNL alum Seth Meyers also saw his Late Night contract renewed recently for an additional four years.

Taylor Swift's Tour Generates $98M to Edinburgh Economy

Taylor Swift’s Eras Tour continues to be an economic triumph. Her recent run in Edinburgh generated around $98 million for the Scottish capital’s economy, CNBC reports. Earlier this year, Barclays projected the pop star could contribute an estimated $1.27 billion to the British economy. Swift celebrated the tour’s 100th show in front of a sold-out crowd at Anfield Stadium in Liverpool on Thursday night.

Amazon's Prime Video, NHL Team up on Weekly Studio Show

A weekly NHL studio show “featuring live look-ins, highlights and expert analysis of every NHL game” is set to premiere on Amazon‘s Prime Video in 2025, the league confirmed Thursday. Per the release, NHL Coast to Coast is scheduled to air on Prime Video every Thursday in Canada. As for talent and other key production notes, the NHL said that those details will be revealed at a later date.