Tag: Leisure/Arts

In addition to bitcoin, AMC will soon accept other cryptocurrencies for purchases

AMC on Wednesday expanded the range of cryptocurrencies it soon plans to accept for movie-ticket and concession purchases. In its second-quarter earnings report in August, AMC Entertainment Holdings Inc. AMC, -0.97%, the nation’s largest movie-theater chain, announced it would accept bitcoin BTCUSD, +0.79% for online ticket and concession purchases before the end of this year. […]

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Health officials debunk Nicki Minaj’s claim that COVID vaccine caused impotence

Turns out, Nicki Minaj’s cousin’s friend may not have been a credible source after all. On Monday, the pop star tweeted a claim that her cousin’s friend in her home country of Trinidad had become impotent after receiving the COVID-19 vaccine, suffering from swollen testicles, which caused his fiancee to leave him. While the dubious […]

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ViacomCBS revamping Paramount operations, refocusing on streaming

ViacomCBS Inc. is revamping the operations of its Paramount Pictures movie and television production unit as part of a broader shake-up of the management there that will give television veteran David Nevins a larger role, people familiar with the matter said. Under the new structure, the movie and television arms will be run as separate entities, the people […]

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Opinion: ‘Don’t give up on your dreams,’ says the Medicare songwriter

Last year at about this time I was sitting at my desk when all of a sudden my phone blew up. Congratulatory text messages started coming in: “I always knew this would happen. Proud of you.” After a little checking and a phone call or two, I found out what all the fuss was about. […]

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3 surprising money traps that can drain a retiree’s savings

“It’s more expensive than you think.” Baby boomers often hear that warning about the costs incurred in retirement. And disciplined, intelligent savers take it seriously. There’s the looming threat of uncovered healthcare costs and years of hefty long-term care bills. There’s the allure of taking up new hobbies (from accumulating pricey collectibles to getting hooked […]

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Here’s what’s new on Netflix in September 2021 — and what’s leaving

Netflix Inc. has a stacked September, with new seasons of some of its most popular series and a huge slate of original movies and shows. The pulse-pounding Spanish crime drama “Money Heist” (“La Casa de Papel”) kicks off the first part of its final season Sept. 3; Volume 2 is expected in the coming months. […]

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Opinion: All concerts should mandate that every fan is ‘carded’ — showing proof of a COVID vaccine or test

Since early 2020 we have been bobbing and weaving as the coronavirus has thrown its various variants at us. We’re learning a lot of defensive moves from social distancing, masks, hygiene — and the best being the miracle of vaccines.  The music industry is uniquely positioned to be a leader for COVID vaccinations. Concert venues […]

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