Entertainment news roundup: On and off screen, Aquaman’s Jason Momoa fights for the world’s oceans; ‘Top Gun: Maverick’ Surpasses $1 Billion, Surpasses ‘Doctor Strange 2’ as Highest-Grossing Movie of the Year Worldwide, and More


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On-screen and off-screen, Aquaman’s Jason Momoa fights for the world’s oceans

In the superhero blockbuster, Aquaman, popular Hollywood actor Jason Momoa stars as protector of the deep, but with the world’s oceans under threat in real life, he’s taking the fight off-screen as well. “Without healthy ocean life, our planet as we know it would not exist,” Momoa said with the sea behind him as he took part in an event on a Portuguese beach ahead of the United Nations Ocean Conference in Lisbon, which starts on Monday.

‘Top Gun: Maverick’ tops $1 billion, overtakes ‘Doctor Strange 2’ as highest-grossing movie of the year worldwide

Paramount’s all-American blockbuster “Top Gun: Maverick” is still flying high at the box office, crossing the coveted $1 billion over the weekend. With those ticket sales, the film overtook Disney’s Marvel adventure “Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness” ($943 million) as the year’s highest-grossing film at the global box office.

Box Office: ‘Elvis’ and ‘Top Gun: Maverick’ battle for No. 1 with $30.5 million each

In an unusually tight box office battle, “Elvis” and “Top Gun: Maverick” tied for the top spot in North America, with each film grossing $30.5 million over the weekend. “Elvis” and “Top Gun: Maverick” were locked in a close battle all weekend as the king of rock and roll took the No. 1 spot on Friday and fell to second place on Saturday. The final results will be counted on Monday.

Celine closes Paris Fashion Week with shirtless models and dazzling blazers

Celine designer Hedi Slimane sent out an array of shirtless models in sheer, unzipped tops and dazzling blazers on Sunday night, marking the French label’s return to the Paris Fashion Week menswear shows – and closing the week of events. Long-legged and long-haired, they marched down a wide runway in sunglasses, hands shoved into front pockets, as spotlights flashed.

Filipina wins transgender contest in Thailand

Filipina Fuschia Anne Ravena was crowned Miss International Queen 2022 on Saturday in a pageant in Thailand billed as the world’s largest and most popular transgender pageant. The 27-year-old business owner beat 22 other competitors for the crown, with second and third place going to competitors from Colombia and France respectively.

(With agency contributions.)


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