Entertainment News Roundup: Kim Kardashian wears Marilyn Monroe dress as Met Gala celebrates Gilded Age; Universal Music subscription and streaming revenue up 20%+ in Q1


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Kim Kardashian wears Marilyn Monroe dress as Met Gala celebrates Gilded Age

Reality star Kim Kardashian spoke about American history at the annual Met Gala on Monday, donning the sparkling gold dress Marilyn Monroe wore six decades ago when she sang to President John F. Kennedy “Happy Birthday , Mister President”.

Kardashian, her blonde hair in a tight bun, walked gingerly in the form-fitting dress as her boyfriend and comedian Pete Davidson held her hand on the red carpet. Davidson chose a black suit and sunglasses.

Universal Music subscription and streaming revenue up 20% in first quarter

Universal Music Group (UMG) on Tuesday announced higher-than-expected first-quarter revenue, driven by 20% growth in subscription and streaming revenue. UMG, the largest of the Big Three, ahead of Warner and Sony Music, expects a continuation of the music streaming boom led by Spotify that boosted the industry’s fortunes in the late 2010s.

Paramount misses quarterly revenue estimate, but streaming grows

Paramount Global reported missing quarterly revenue on Tuesday, sending its shares down 6%, but the media giant still added millions of streaming subscribers. Total revenue fell about 1% to $7.33 billion in the first quarter, below analysts’ estimates of $7.38 billion, according to IBES data from Refinitiv.

Netflix drops Meghan Markle’s ‘Pearl’ animated series

Streaming platform Netflix Inc said on Sunday it had decided to stop work on Meghan Markle’s ‘Pearl’ family series as it reviewed animated content. The abandonment of several projects, including Markle’s, was part of strategic decisions about the production of animated series, the company said in a statement, without giving further details on its decision.

(With agency contributions.)


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