Starbucks is leaving Russia, permanently closing 130 coffee shops
The coffee giant has 130 shops in Russia, which account for less than 1 percent of its annual revenue, according to CNBC. Starbucks said it will pay its 2,000 Russian employees for six months and help them find new work outside the company. Many quick-service restaurants, such as KFC and Pizza Hut, are run by franchisees, limiting a corporation’s ability to control local operations. AdvertisementMcDonald’s last week found a buyer for its 850 Russian restaurants. But even those moves have limited effects: Local retailers with certain items already in stock can continue selling them.washingtonpost.com
D.C. sues Mark Zuckerberg over Facebook's Cambridge Analytica scandal
Washington D.C. attorney general Karl Racine is suing Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg over his alleged involvement in the Cambridge Analytica scandal. The lawsuit accuses Zuckerberg of directly participating in decision-making that allowed the Trump-allied political consulting firm to steal personal data of millions of Facebook users. CBS News tech reporter Dan Patterson joins Tanya Rivero and Tony Dokoupil with details.news.yahoo.com
Will Smith’s Letterman Interview Hits Different Post-Oscar Slap
NetflixThere is a very important disclaimer that appears at the beginning of David Letterman’s new interview with Will Smith on season four of his Netflix series My Next Guest Needs No Introduction: “This episode was filmed prior to the 2022 Academy Awards ceremony.”Netflix and Letterman are telling viewers that there will be no explicit questions or answers about Smith infamously slapping comedian Chris Rock for making a joke about his wife, Jada Pinkett Smith, at the Oscars earlier this year.news.yahoo.com
New this week: Harry Styles, 'Angelyne' and 'The Valet'
This week’s new entertainment releases include Harry Styles' third solo album, a reboot of “Chip ’n Dale: Rescue Rangers” that has attracted some top “Saturday Night Live” alums, and Emmy Rossum stars in a series about media personality Angelyne.
Anna Sorokin's ex-friend Rachel Williams says the fake heiress was actually 'cool as a cucumber' during a tense confrontation in Morocco, unlike what was depicted on 'Inventing Anna'
"She didn't seem to register the seriousness, the risk," Williams said of the Sorokin's reaction when Marrakech hotel staff demanded payment.news.yahoo.com
New this week: Rebel Wilson, The Black Keys, 'Firestarter'
This week’s new entertainment releases include a fresh album from The Black Keys, Rebel Wilson starring as a popular high school senior who emerges from a coma after 20 years, and the period drama “Operation Mincemeat,” based on a risky and real military operation in World War II.
Movies love a comeback story. This summer, it's their turn.
Hollywood is bringing out some of its biggest and most reliable players for the 2022 summer movie season, which unofficially kicks off this weekend with the help of Marvel and Disney’s “Doctor Strange and the Multitverse of Madness” and runs through the end of August.
Netflix is in crisis. Hollywood insiders say it could turn into a huge opportunity or leave executives 'more scared and paralyzed than they already were.'
In a rocky month for the streaming giant, Netflix laid off 25 marketing staffers and projected a loss of 2 million subscribers in the spring.news.yahoo.com
New this week: Arcade Fire, 'Hatching,' Three Mile Island
This week’s new entertainment releases include a new album from Arcade Fire, a documentary about Sheryl Crow that's described as an “intimate story of song and sacrifice” and a four-part documentary about the Three Mile Island nuclear disaster.
What to watch on Wednesday: ‘The Survivor’ premieres on HBO
The Flash (CW at 8) Joe decides to intervene when a new Mata wreaks havoc on the city. Choose your plan ArrowRight The Masked Singer (Fox at 8) The final three for Round 3 takes shape. Survivor (CBS at 8) There’s a heated battle for immunity to secure a spot in the final group of eight. Kung Fu (CW at 9) Juliet’s hunt for a mysterious stone sets Nicky off on her own investigation into its origins. Good Sam (CBS at 10) Griff’s confession to the medical board sets off shock waves; Sam and the surgical team prepare for a breakthrough procedure that could elevate her prestige.washingtonpost.com
New this week: 'Turning Red,' Ryan Reynolds and Mooski album
This week’s new entertainment releases include albums from Canadian rocker Bryan Adams and a Stephen Sondheim tribute from Betty Buckley, Ryan Reynolds starring as a time-traveling pilot in Netflix’s “The Adam Project” and a small-town murder case gets some big-star wattage in NBC’s “The Thing About Pam” with Renée Zellweger.
New this week: 'Ice Age,' Kevin James and 'The Gilded Age'
This week’s new entertainment releases include a new album from the legendary group The Temptations, the latest addition to the animated “Ice Age” franchise and a new series on HBO by “Downton Abbey” creator Julian Fellowes called “The Gilded Age” and starring Carrie Coon, Morgan Spector, Cynthia Nixon and Christine Baranski.
Netflix stock plunges as subscriber growth worries deepen
Netflix delivered its latest quarter of disappointing subscriber growth during the final three months of last year, a trend that management foresees continuing into the new year as tougher competition is undercutting the video streaming leader.
New this week: 'Sex and the City,' Juice Wrld and Will Smith
This week’s new entertainment releases include a double album from Alicia Keys and a posthumous one from Juice Wrld, Sandra Bullock playing an ex-con in the Netflix film “The Unforgivable” and Will Smith testing himself in a wildlife documentary series.
New this week: 'Power of the Dog,' 'Annie' live and Kenny G
This week’s new entertainment releases include a new album from saxophone legend Kenny G, a documentary about the 12 young soccer players and their coach trapped in a flooded Thailand cave, and Jane Campion makes a triumphant return to filmmaking in “The Power of the Dog.”.