‘Black Panther' sequel scores 2nd biggest debut of 2022
The box office roared back to life with the long-awaited release of “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever." Overseas, it brought in an additional $150 million from 50 territories, bringing its worldwide total to $330 million. "Wakanda Forever" became, instead, about the death of Boseman's King T'Challa/Black Panther, and the grieving kingdom he left behind. The Julia Roberts and George Clooney romantic comedy has made nearly $150 million worldwide. —-Follow AP Film Writer Lindsey Bahr on Twitter: www.twitter.com/ldbahr.wftv.com
Bono, Cruz to star in animated series on vaccine importance
Bono, Cruz and Oyelowo will lend their voices in an animated series to raise awareness about the importance of vaccine access. The ONE Campaign announced Wednesday that the series Pandemica will launch Thursday. (AP Photo)LOS ANGELES – Bono, Penélope Cruz and David Oyelowo will lend their voices in an animated series to raise awareness about the importance of global vaccine access. The series was created to bring attention to global vaccine access in an effort to end the COVID-19 pandemic. “Pandemica is a compelling illustration of the inequality around the world,” Cruz said.
Celebrities unite to various get-out-the-vote efforts
This combination photo shows Justin Bieber, from left, Dua Lipa and Demi Lovato who will take part in various planned events urging Americans to vote. (AP Photo)NEW YORK – In the final days before the U.S. election, celebrities from Kerry Washington to Billie Jean King and Danai Gurira are urging Americans to vote. — The hourlong “Every Vote Counts: A Celebration of Democracy” will be hosted by Alicia Keys, America Ferrera and Kerry Washington. — The NFL's voting campaign includes Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll and quarterback Russell Wilson, San Francisco 49ers tight end George Kittle and Atlanta Falcons running back Todd Gurley. There's also an “Latinos Vote” extension campaign with NFL legends and celebrities encouraging the Latino community to vote that includes Victor Cuz, Roberto Garza and Wilmer Valderrama.
Danai Gurira confirms 'The Walking Dead' exit
Danai Gurira is leaving AMC's "The Walking Dead" in Season 10. Gurira, who has played sword-wielding fan-favorite Michonne since "The Walking Dead's" third season, announced during the show's San Diego Comic-Con panel that she will be exiting the show. With news of the exit also came word that the zombie apocalypse drama is getting some new warm bodies. Series executive producer Gale Anne Hurd shared that "American Beauty" star Thora Birch will join "The Walking Dead" as Gamma. The tenth season of "The Walking Dead" will premiere at 9 p.m. on October 6.