Denzel Washington speaks publicly about Will Smith Oscar slap

CNN — Denzel Washington spoke publicly about his interaction with Will Smith on Oscar night and what happened after Smith slapped Chris Rock on stage. Washington was a guest and speaker at Bishop TD Jakes’ leadership summit on Saturday. During the two-hour discussion about faith and his award-winning acting career, Washington was asked about the … Read more

Blue Origin launch today: Six people to join supersonic, suborbital space tourism flight

new York CNN Business — Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin is slated to launch its fourth space tourism mission today as the company continues its mission to make high-speed flights to the edge of space a mainstay of pop culture. The six passengers, which include a Blue Origin engineer and five paying customers, are slated to … Read more

Axie Infinity’s Ronin network suffers hack and theft of over $600 million

new York CNN Business — The latest crypto hack has targeted a gaming-focused blockchain network that supports the popular video game Axie Infinity. Hackers made off with about $625 million worth of Ethereum and USDC, two cryptocurrencies, in one of the largest crypto hacks of all time. The hackers breached the Ronin Network, an independent … Read more

Oscar ratings bounce back from historic lows last year

new York CNN Business — The 94th Academy Awards featured one of the most shocking moments in the show’s long history. It also included a significant ratings bump for ABC. The show drew an average of 15.3 million viewers for ABC on Sunday, according to early Nielsen numbers. That’s a 56% increase from last year’s … Read more

‘CODA’ actor Troy Kotsur’s moving Oscar win brings audience to their feet with silent applause

CNN — Troy Kotsur made history at the 2022 Oscars, becoming the first deaf performer to win an Academy Award in the best supporting actor category for his role in “CODA.” His co-star in the film, Marlee Matlin, became the first deaf actor to ever win an Oscar when she won for best actress in … Read more

Covid-19 infection linked with increased risk of new diabetes diagnosis, studies say

CNN — Over a year after recovering from a Covid-19 infection, Jennifer Hobbs is adjusting to her new normal: brain fog, joint pain, elevated liver enzymes and, now, type 2 diabetes. Hobbs had prediabetes before she got Covid-19, but her blood sugar levels were under control, and she didn’t need any treatment. Recently, that changed. … Read more

Netflix has been trying to win best picture. This might finally be the year

new York CNN Business — Netflix has accomplished a lot in Hollywood: It’s partnered with notable filmmakers, produced buzzy hit films and launched the streaming craze that revolutionized the industry. Yet there’s one coveted Tinseltown accolade Netflix (NFLX) hasn’t received: the Academy Award for best picture. That could change this weekend. Netflix’s film “The Power … Read more

Airline CEOs urge Biden to end mask mandate, testing requirements

CNN Business — The CEOs of 10 airlines and cargo carriers have signed a letter to President Joe Biden saying he should end the transportation mask mandate and testing requirements for international travelers. In a new letter, industry group Airlines for America wrote, “now is the time for the Administration to sunset federal transportation travel … Read more

FDA says maker of powdered infant formula didn’t take steps to prevent products from becoming contaminated

CNN — The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has determined the company running a plant at the center of a baby formula recall didn’t take steps to prevent products from becoming contaminated during manufacturing, according to a preliminary report filed this month. The company, Abbott Nutrition, also failed to ensure that surfaces in the … Read more