Entertainment News Roundup: Netflix sues creators of alleged ‘Bridgeton’ knockoff; Will Smith, in new video, says he has ‘deep regret’ about Oscar slaps and more

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Actress Nichelle Nichols, ‘Star Trek’ trail-blazing Uhura, of 89. died on

His family said that Nickel Nichols, whose portrayal of starship communications officer Lieutenant Uhura in the 1960s sci-fi TV series “Star Trek” and later films, broke down color barriers and redefined roles for black actors. helped to do so, died at the age of 89. Nichols, whose fans included Martin Luther King Jr. and a young Barack Obama, “became a victim of natural causes and passed away” on Saturday night, his son, Kyle Johnson, wrote on Facebook.

Box office: ‘DC League of Super-Pets’ opens with soft $23 million in first place

“DC League of Super-Pets”, an animated adventure about superheroes’ four-legged friends, opened in first place at the domestic box office with $23 million from 4,313 theaters. Although the Warner Bros. film sold enough tickets to oust Jordan Peele’s “Nope” on the North American charts, it was off to a mediocre start given the film’s $90 million price. Sure, Legion of Super-Pets isn’t as recognizable as Superman or Aquaman, but given its affiliation with DC Comics and its high-wattage voice in Dwayne, the “DC League of Super-Pets” audience may not like it. could resonate with. Johnson and Kevin Hart.

Netflix sues creators of alleged ‘Bridgeton’ knockoff

Netflix Inc. on Friday sued the creators of an alleged unauthorized music platform production of their popular period drama “Bridgeton,” accusing them of copyright infringement after they demanded their knock on TikTok. A complaint against Abigail Barlow and Emily Byers was filed in federal court in Washington three days after a sold-out performance of “The Unofficial Bridgerton Musical” at the Kennedy Center in that city.

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Will Smith, in new video, says ‘deeply regrets’ about Oscar slap

Actor Will Smith said on Friday that he “deeply regrets” slapping Chris Rock at the Academy Awards this year and reached out to the comedian to talk, but he was denied. Smith posted a video on YouTube in which he addressed questions about the onstage attack on The Rock at the March ceremony, when the comedian joked about the appearance of Smith’s wife, Jada Pinkett Smith.

(With inputs from agencies.)