From IP lawsuits to award show audiences, here's what's trending in entertainment today.
Marvel vs. Reddit
Marvel Studios is looking to protect its intellectual properties after leaked dialogue from Ant-Man and The Wasp: Quantumania was posted to Reddit and Google Docs about a month ahead of its release. The studio filed a subpoena request in a California federal court to force Reddit to provide the account information of those responsible for the leak. Reddit hasn't said whether or not it will comply with the request. "Reddit is committed to protecting our users' privacy. We have rigorous processes in place to assess legal requests and object when appropriate," a rep told Variety.
The Lasso Experience
So Apple TV's Ted Lasso might be coming to an end, but leave it to Airbnb to give fans of the show a chance to relive the series thus far. The short-stay marketplace is listing rooms at The Crown & Anchor pub in London — Lasso's favorite bar. The offer is only available in a limited window and fans can only book up to three nights in October. So, the slots will likely be hard to come by. And outside of sitting at Lasso's favorite booth, playing darts, chess, and pinball, the pub is also offering the coach's iconic biscuits. If you're planning a trip, the booking window opens on March 21 at 1 p.m. ET.
Oscars Viewership
The Academy Awards show is on a path to reclaiming its cachet after years of declining viewership. This year's ceremony, hosted by comedian and late night host Jimmy Kimmel, garnered an audience of 18.7 million. That marked a 12 percent jump from the previous year. The show was bolstered by a slate of competitive nominees that saw Everything, Everywhere All at Once earn the most trophies (seven). It was also the first show post #TheSlap and was complemented with a performance of Wakanda Forever's Lift Me Up by Rihanna.