Coldplay’s former manager is ‘suing the band for more than $12 million’

Dave Holmes, Coldplay’s former manager, accused the British rock band of failing to pay him more than US$12 million (AUD$18 million) in commission for two albums, asking the U.K. High Court to make a declaration validating his contract with the band, according to Variety. Key Takeaways Crucial Quote “Dave Holmes’ management contract with Coldplay expired […]

‘Barbie’ tops US$1 billion at global Box Office

Director Greta Gerwig’s smash-hit Barbie crossed U$1 billion in worldwide revenue on Sunday, according to multiple reports, making the Mattel doll’s big screen debut the second-biggest release so far this year just over two weeks after its highly anticipated premiere. Key Facts Barbie, an instant blockbuster starring Margot Robbie and Ryan Gosling, has grossed about […]

Welcome to the Renaissance: Beyoncé collabs with Tiffany & Co.

Beyoncé has announced the launch of a new limited edition jewellery line, inspired by her Renaissance World Tour, in partnership with Tiffany & Co. Beyonce and Tiffany’s are celebrating the Renaissance World Tour, which kicked off in May this year and will run until October. This announcement makes Tiffany & Co. the official jeweller of […]

Barbie, Inc: How a $3 toy inspired a multi-billion-dollar Dream World

She’s here, she’s there, she’s every pinkin’-where. With Margot Robbie’s summer blockbuster arriving in theatres and ubiquitous merchandise collaborations, the world’s favourite doll is about to launch the Mattel cinematic universe. Last June, photographs of beach blonde Margot Robbie and bleach blonde Ryan Gosling, stars of the upcoming Barbie movie, went viral after they were […]

Early ‘Barbie’ reviews are in – so does it live up to the hype?

Reviews of Greta Gerwig’s Barbie—which follows the journey of Margot Robbie’s Barbie and Ryan Gosling’s Ken from Barbie Land into the real world, where they’re exposed to a patriarchal and misogynistic society—are in, and while most critics were awed by the visuals of the film, some found it struggling under the restriction of a giant […]

‘Oppenheimer’ cast walks out of premiere amid actors strike fallout

The cast of the upcoming atomic bomb drama Oppenheimer walked out of the U.K. premiere Thursday after SAG-AFTRA—the union representing screen actors—announced it would be striking alongside Hollywood writers. Key Takeaways Crucial Quote “We have to acknowledge (that) you’ve seen them here earlier on the red carpet,” Nolan said at the U.K. premiere. “Unfortunately they’re […]