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Newcastle beats Wolves for first EPL home win since December. Rock star Knopfler on hand

Newcastle's Alexander Isak celebrates after scoring the opening goal during the English Premier League soccer match between Newcastle United and Wolverhampton Wanderers at the St James' Park, in Newcastle, England, Saturday, March 2, 2024. (Owen Humphreys/PA via AP)
Newcastle manager Eddie Howe has managed to get a tune out of his team in front of rock star Mark Knopfler in a 3-0 English Premier League win over Wolverhampton. Knopfler is the frontman of Dire …

Haruki Murakami unveils his new short story at a Tokyo literary event

In this photo released by The Waseda International House of Literature and
Only 1,100 lucky audience members were there to hear the yet-to-be published short story “Kaho,” read aloud by bestselling Japanese author Haruki Murakami himself. The reading took place at a …

A party like no other? Asia's richest man celebrates son's prenuptials with a star-studded bash

This photograph released by the Reliance group shows Mark Zuckerberg, left, and his wife Priscilla Chan at a pre-wedding bash of billionaire industrialist Mukesh Ambani's son Anant Ambani in Jamnagar, India, Friday, Mar. 01, 2024. (Reliance group via AP)
Tycoons from around the world, heads of state, as well as Hollywood and Bollywood stars have descended on the small western Indian city of Jamnagar where billionaire industrialist Mukesh Ambani is …
Film director who was shot by Alec Baldwin says it felt like being hit by a baseball bat

A movie director who was shot by Alec Baldwin during a rehearsal has testified at trial that he was approaching the cinematographer when he heard a loud bang. Joel Souza said Friday that the gunshot …

Iranian singer who won Grammy for Mahsa Amini protest anthem is sentenced to prison in Iran An Iranian singer who won a Grammy presented by U.S. first lady Jill Biden has been sentenced to more than three years in prison over his anthem supporting the 2022 protests over the death of Mahsa …
Aaron Zigman's 'Émigré' oratorio, about Jews who fled Nazi Germany for Shanghai, has US premiere Aaron Zigman’s ”Émigré,” an oratorio portraying Jews who fled Nazi Germany for Shanghai, was given its U.S. premiere by the New York Philharmonic on Thursday. Commissioned by the New York …
African American Film Critics group celebrates Black Hollywood and beyond while building its stature The success of the African American Film Critics Association didn’t happen overnight. It took time over 20 years of showing its worth in Hollywood while creating a platform to highlight the work …
Private plane carrying Grammy winner Karol G makes emergency landing in Los Angeles A private airplane carrying singer Karol G has made an emergency landing at a Los Angeles airport. KABC-TV reports the aircraft carrying the Grammy winner and others landed at Van Nuys Airport around …
Charlamagne Tha God offers straight talk in next book, 'Get Honest Or Die Lying'
Charlamagne Tha God’s next book is an ode to hard truths and getting to the point. Black Privilege Publishing, a Simon & Schuster imprint founded by Charlamagne Tha God, announced Thursday that …
Oscar winner John Williams among 19 new members of American Academy of Arts and Letters
Oscar-winning composer John Williams has joined a new academy: the American Academy of Arts and Letters. The academy announced Thursday that Williams was among 19 inductees voted into the honorary …
Dave Myers, TV chef known as one half of the "Hairy Bikers" duo, has died at 66
Dave Myers, best known as one half of Britain’s adored “Hairy Bikers” TV chef duo, has died after a battle with cancer. He was 66. His co-star and long-time friend Si King said in a post on …
Movie Review: It’s lonely out in space for Adam Sandler in pensive sci-fi psychodrama ‘Spaceman’
Adam Sandler in a spacesuit as an anxious astronaut headed toward Jupiter? At one point in his career that could only have been a comedy. But Sandler at this point has shown what he can do in a …
Larry David, Jamie Lee Curtis, Ben Stiller pay tribute to comedian Richard Lewis after death at 76
Fellow comedians, famous fans, co-stars and friends are paying tribute to Richard Lewis after his death at age 76. Lewis' “Curb Your Enthusiasm” co-star Larry David says he and Lewis were born …
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How much does it cost to win Best Picture? Breaking down the biggest and smallest budgets.

Stacker looked at data from The Numbers on production budgets of Oscar-winning films to see what it costs to win Best Picture at the Academy Awards.
With Beyoncé’s foray into country music, the genre is finally breaking free from the stereotypes that have long dogged it
On Super Bowl Sunday, Beyoncé released two country songs – “16 Carriages” and “Texas Hold ‘Em” – that elicited a mix of admiration and indignation. This is not her first foray into the genre, but it is her most successful and controversial entry. …
The best movies of 2024 so far
Stacker ranked the best films of 2024 so far, using data from Metacritic. Keep checking back to see this list grow as the year progresses.
Best Picture losers that won the most Oscars at their ceremony
Using data provided by the Academy Awards, Stacker compiled a list of 25 Best Picture losers that won the most Oscars at their ceremony.

24 of the most anticipated movies coming in 2024

From the "Mean Girls" musical to the "Nosferatu" remake, Casino Bonus CA highlighted 24 films audiences are most looking forward to in 2024.

Highest-grossing Best Picture winners of the last 50 years

Stacker compiled a ranking of the highest-grossing Best Picture winners of the last 50 years, using domestic box office gross from The Numbers.

Best films turning 50 in 2024

Stacker ranked the top 50 films turning 50 years old in 2024, providing a strong overview of the innovative and long-lasting impact of 1974 cinema.

Are the Grammys biased against hip-hop and rap? Here's what the numbers say.

Stacker dove into Grammy nominations, Billboard charts, and Spotify and Last.fm data to quantify the Recording Academy's predisposition to hip-hop.

10 first-time Grammy nominees for 2024

Stacker highlighted 10 artists nominated for a Grammy at the 2024 awards ceremony for the first time.

Entertainment 2023
Take laughter, add tears: The secret recipe for the most-liked Super Bowl ads
The Conversation looks at Super Bowl ads and what makes for a successful one.  
25 actors who've come out after playing an LGBTQ+ character
Stacker referenced various news articles to compile a list of 25 celebrities who have come out after playing an LGBTQ+ character.
25 celebrities who you may not realize have learning disabilities
Marker Learning compiled a list of 25 celebrities you may not realize are affected by learning disabilities, using a variety of news sources.  
Biggest NFL playoff upsets of the last 70 years
ATS.io compiled a ranking of the biggest playoff upsets in NFL history since 1952 using historical point spread data from Stathead.
Highest-grossing genres at the 2023 box office
Casino Bonus CA broke down 2023 box office data to determine which movie genres have brought in the most money as of early December.

10 popular '90s artists going on tour in 2024

Stacker compiled a list of 10 popular '90s artists going on nostalgic tours in 2024, including full-blown reunions and album anniversaries.

Osage history comes to Hollywood in 'Killers of the Flower Moon'

The Daily Yonder looks at the cultural and local impact from Martin Scorsese's latest film retelling a dark chapter in Oklahoma's past.

10 reality shows that were hits in other countries before the US

OLBG found 10 reality shows that were hits in other countries before they became household names in the United States.

Top 25 stars of 2023, according to the people

Stacker used IMDb data on 2023's top stars to showcase the stars who consistently ranked the highest on IMDb's STARmeter throughout the calendar year.

Symbol of a superhero empire: The evolution of Marvel's logo

Trademark Engine dives into the history of Marvel's logo, tracing its evolution from a simple design to an iconic emblem of superhero and cinematic excellence. 

5 of the best holiday travel movies
'Tis the season for travel! Airalo researched holiday travel movies and curated a list of five of the best, consulting user ratings on IMDb.
The highest-grossing Christmas weekend movies from the last 40 years
Casino Bonus CA compiled a ranking of the highest-grossing movies during Christmas weekend since the 1980s using data from The Numbers.
From A-listers to tennis legends: 20 famous figures who are also surprisingly musicians
Skoove scoured the internet for 20 famous figures, from athletes to actors to politicians, who you might not know are also musicians.
The Napoléon that Ridley Scott and Hollywood won’t let you see
The 1802 Battle of Crête-à-Pierrot was part of Napoléon's effort to retake Haiti − then known as Saint-Domingue − and reestablish slavery in the colony. Wikimedia Commons …
15 unconventional Christmas albums from the past 50 years
Stacker brings readers 15 of the most unconventional Christmas albums, from new material to covers to those totally made up for an alternate universe.
Noora Niasari’s delicately moving “Shayda” puts the viewer in the shoes of an Iranian woman in Australia living in a women’s shelter with her 6-year-old daughter. The film is based on …
Kate Winslet is running things — on and off the set of her new TV show, “The Regime.” In the HBO show premiering Sunday, she plays Elena Vernham — also known as The Chancellor, the ruler of a …
Noel Fielding trades pastry for pistols in the new mouthful of a series “The Completely Made-Up Adventures of Dick Turpin,” a swashbuckling romp that’s miles from the genteel tent of “The …
The U.S. State Department has hosted a screening of the award-winning Associated Press-PBS “Frontline” Ukraine war documentary “20 Days in Mariupol." Tuesday's screening was held days after …
Excerpted stories in Crawford County newspaper archives 100 Years Ago March 2-4, 1924 Conrad V. Dykeman of Brooklyn, N.Y., imperial potentate of the Ancient Arabic Order of Nobles of …
Saturday, March 2   MIRZA shrine family fun day    MIRZA shrine is having a family fun time on Saturday, March 2, from 3 to 6 p.m. at 110 W 5th Street in Pittsburg. Free …