James Cameron on the upcoming sequel… Megan thee Stallion covers Forbes… Cardi B & Nicole Arbour’s interaction… Patrick Mahomes birth announcement… and Jennifer Lopez teases her upcoming albumListen to “Showbiz – Nov 29, 2022” on Spreaker.
“Black Panther: Wakanda Forever” will most likely sit comfortably at the top of the box office for the next couple weeks. But then on Dec. 16, “Avatar 2: The Way of the Water” hits theaters, and it should take over the top spot. Back in 2009, the first “Avatar” movie took in a worldwide total of $2.74B. James Cameron told “GQ” that in order to be profitable, “Avatar 2” has to become “the third or fourth highest-grossing film in history.” In other words, this movie has to gross $2B just to break even.
Avatar: The Way of Water director James Cameron said the upcoming sequel would need to be the “third or fourth highest-grossing film in history” to turn a profit. https://t.co/f3CQL4tIrE— IGN (@IGN) November 22, 2022
“Forbes” magazine is out with their “30 Under 30” issue, highlighting “600 pioneers reshaping the future of 20 industries — and the world.” Twenty-seven-year-old Megan Thee Stallion not only made the cut, she made the COVER. And she proudly posted it on her Instagram yesterday, with the caption, “First BLACK WOMAN on thee cover of @forbes 30 under 30 real hotgirl s***’ see you soon hotties love yall.’ Also on that history-making cover, “Forbes” calls Megan “Stream Queen,” adding her quote, “I’ll take a break when I’m dead. I’m trying to really build something.”
Megan thee Stallion covers Forbes’ 30 Under 30 issue.— Rap Alert (@rapalert6) November 28, 2022
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Over the weekend, Cardi B hopped on Twitter to promote her husband Offset’s latest single. She posted a clip of the song with the video, which features Offset dressed as The Joker, holding a machine gun while rapping about shooting people. Comedian Nicole Arbour found this to be a bit tone deaf, tweeting, “Man… few weeks after his cousin was murdered over a dice game… Offset’s making new music about shooting people and shooting places up. Not a single thing was learned.” In defense of her man, Cardi tweeted back, “The fact you trying to use the death of some1 I love to get clout is crazy …..I’m not going to do none of that ….I’m just going to pray for you.” The Twitter war was on. When Nicole posted, “Your brother in law was just murdered and you’re posting videos about killing people … still!?!? Like still!?!? How aren’t you getting it yet?” Cardi responded, “YOUR MOTHER IS GOING TO DIE” with a smiling emoji. It just kept going. Nicole claimed Cardi was photoshopping Facebook posts to make it look like Nicole has posted racist comments. She tweeted, “I don’t even have a Facebook and @iamcardib is posting ‘racist’ posts from my Facebook page to millions. Y’all see what these people do if you talk any sense? Try and smear you, scare you, threaten your family….” Nicole tweeted a video explaining her position if you have about 7 minutes to spare.
Patrick and Brittany Mahomes are proud to announce the birth of their son! In a joint Instagram announcement, they posted a photo of the lower half of their newborn in his tiny tie-dyed onesie, lying on a baby blankie covered with “Mahomes” along with a diamond-encrusted thick chain with the name “BRONZE” in bold letters. They captioned it, “Patrick ‘Bronze’ Lavon Mahomes III 🤴🏽 11/28/22 7lbs 8oz 🤍.” Big sister Sterling will be 2 in February.
To celebrate the 20th anniversary of her “This Is Me…Then,” Jennifer Lopez announced she will be releasing her first new album in 8 years called “This Is Me…Now.” She didn’t give us a release date, but it’s expected sometime next year. In an interview with Zane Lowe, Jennifer said she recorded “This Is Me…Then” when she was falling in love with Ben Affleck. But when they called off their engagement in 2004, Jennifer said, “It was the biggest heartbreak of my life. I honestly felt like I was going to die. It sent me on a spiral for the next 18 years where I just couldn’t get it right. But now, 20 years later, it does have a happy ending.” Jennifer got a little choked up when she explained the message of the album. She said, “If you have, like me at times, lost hope, almost given up, don’t. True love does exist and some things do last forever and that’s real. I want to put that message out into the world and that does take a lot of vulnerability.”