Netflix to Roll Out In-App Ads
Netflix has long been the leader when it comes to streaming services, but with a loss of 200,000 subscribers in the first quarter of 2022, the streaming giant is following in the footsteps of some of its competitors, introducing an ad tier for a lower cost. Co-CEO Ted Sarandos made the announcement at the Cannes Lions festival. According to him, a "big customer segment" is being neglected, and he wants to clear the path for a more cost-effective option.
'Back to the Future' Takes Broadway
An all-time favorite time travel movie is heading to the Great White Way next year. The 1985 classic Back to the Future has been adapted into a musical and is making its way to Broadway's Winter Garden Theatre after premiering at the UK's Opera House Manchester in 2019 and making its way to London in 2021, delayed due to the pandemic. Attendees could be in for a treat after the play was named 'Best New Musical' at the 2022 Olivier Awards.
People wearing face masks to try to curb the spread of coronavirus walk past an image for "Back to the Future the Musical" on a shutter outside the Adelphi Theatre in London, Thursday, Oct. 15, 2020.
Justin Timberlake Beats His Feet
Justin Timberlake made waves this past weekend after a well-received performance at Pharrell's Something in the Water music festival in Washington, DC. However, there was one portion of his routine that had the hometown crowd giving him a bit of a side-eye. When it comes to things like GoGo music and abstract dance, DC natives take their culture very, very seriously; so, when JT hit the stage and broke out the city's classic Beat Ya Feet dance, he fell just a tad short of the locals' high standards. The result was a social media lashing with people dumbfounded at his rendition of the dance — likely because Timberlake had appeared to be light on his feet and sharp with his moves in the past. He took to social media to address "dance gate" and was really a great sport about it, blaming the particular performance on his khaki pants.