Following is a summary of current entertainment news briefs.
Explainer-Is the Hollywood writers’ strike over?
The Hollywood writers’ strike is nearing its end after a preliminary agreement with studios and streaming companies on Sunday after five months of disruption. Is the strike over?
R&B star Usher to headline 2024 Super Bowl halftime show
Grammy-winning artist Usher will headline the halftime show at the 2024 Super Bowl in Las Vegas, Nevada, the National Football League (NFL), Apple Music and label Roc Nation announced on Sunday.
David McCallum, ‘The Man from U.N.C.L.E.’ actor, dies at 90
David McCallum, who became one of TV’s biggest stars of the 1960s playing Russian spy Illya Kuryakin on “The Man from U.N.C.L.E.” and then won over a new generation of fans on the popular “NCIS” series decades later, has died at 90, NCIS said on Monday.
Striking Hollywood writers reach tentative deal with studios
Hollywood’s writers union reached a preliminary labor agreement with major studios on Sunday, a deal expected to end one of two strikes that have halted most film and television production and cost the California economy billions.
Talk show producers started planning new episodes on Monday, the first steps to put Hollywood back to work after writers reached a tentative deal to end their nearly five-month strike.
Rapper Jay-Z, producer Timbaland and R&B singer Ginuwine convinced a Manhattan federal judge to dismiss a lawsuit from soul musician Ernie Hines, who alleged that they unlawfully sampled one of his songs from 1969.
Throughout the article, we have provided a summary of current entertainment news, including updates on the Hollywood writers’ strike, Usher headlining the 2024 Super Bowl halftime show, the passing of actor David McCallum, and the tentative deal reached by striking Hollywood writers. The strike is expected to end soon, allowing the industry to resume production. Additionally, a lawsuit against Jay-Z, Timbaland, and Ginuwine has been dismissed. Stay tuned for more updates on these stories.