Jimmy Kimmel to Host Oscars
Seems like the Oscars have been the talk of the town for much of the year, and now the Academy is trending because Jimmy Kimmel once again has been tapped to MC the awards show for its 95th ceremony in 2023. Kimmel is no stranger to Oscars hosting duties after taking on the duties in 2017 and 2018. He joins Jerry Lewis, Steve Martin, Conrad Nagel, and David Niven as threepeat hosts. Whoopi Goldberg and Jack Lemmon each hosted the ceremony four times, Johnny Carson did it five times, Billy Crystal appeared nine times, and Bob Hope holds the Oscars hosting record with 11.
'Black Panther' in Lagos
In the past week, the world promotional tour of Black Panther: Wakanda Forever has been underway with premieres from Los Angeles to London, but some of the cast and crew linked up for a very special showing in Lagos, Nigeria. It was the first time any Marvel film premiered in the country, held in association with the Africa International Film Festival. And ahead of the November 11 wide release, fans were treated to another peek at the sequel film.
Super Bowl X Savage X Fenty
Rihanna said the time was "now or never" when presented with the opportunity to perform at Super Bowl LVII. She was first offered the gig in 2019 but declined to perform after standing in solidarity with ousted quarterback Colin Kaepernick. She's been on a hiatus from music since 2016 when her last album, Anti, was released and her loyal fans, the NAVY, stopped getting their hopes up. Rihanna also told the Associated Press that her Super Bowl performance, so far, is not linked to any new music, but that new tunes were on the way. She did not announce a release date.