Following is a summary of current entertainment news briefs.
The Hollywood writers’ strike is nearing its end after a preliminary agreement with studios and streaming companies on Sunday after five months of disruption. R&B star Usher will headline the halftime show at the 2024 Super Bowl. David McCallum, known for his roles in “The Man from U.N.C.L.E.” and “NCIS,” has passed away at 90. Hollywood’s writers union reached a tentative deal with major studios, expected to end one of the strikes. Talk show producers are planning new episodes after the writers’ deal.
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.
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.
Hollywood prepares for partial return to work after writers’ deal
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.
Jay-Z, Timbaland, Ginuwine defeat soul musician’s copyright lawsuit
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.