From a Billboard chart filled with Taylor Swift albums to Michael Cera's aversion to fame, here's what's happening in entertainment.
Taylor Swift's Historic Run
Taylor Swift's hold on the music industry is as strong as its ever been and she has charts on her side to prove it.
Swift has become the first woman in history to have four albums charting on Billboard's Top 200 at one time. She dropped Speak Now (Taylor's Version) earlier this month and it shot to the top spot on the chart. It's the latest in a series of re-releases from Swift as she works to reclaim ownership of her art after her masters were sold off to music executive Scooter Braun. Midnights, Lover, Folklore are the other projects that have re-entered the top 10.
This all comes as Swift is in the middle of her Eras Tour, which is on pace to cross the billion dollar mark when the overseas legs pick up.
Tom Cruise's pursuit of another box office smash is proving tougher than expected.
Mission: Impossible - Dead Reckoning Part One was the best-performing film in theaters over the weekend but raked in just over $56 million between Friday and Sunday. The movie had a two-day headstart with its Wednesday release. Its five day total was $80 million in the U.S. and $235 million globally. While the figures are decent, hopes were high that box office sales would soar, especially with the kind of production price tags Cruise films command.
When it comes to reviews, the film has an astounding 96 percent approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes and scored an A on CinemaScore.
Michael Cera had his breakout roles in 2007 in two classics: Juno and Superbad. And that was almost all she wrote for the actor.
In an interview with The Guardian, he revealed that fame was actually a bit too much for him at 19 years old. "I didn't know how to handle walking down the street," he said. "Fame makes you very uncomfortable in your own skin, and makes you paranoid and weird."
One of Cera's biggest concerns with fame was the lack of respect people had for his boundaries as a person. He said people felt that they had the right to touch and grab him whenever they wanted and it pushed him to reconsider jobs that would increase his fame.
Michael Cera arrives at a photo call for "Barbie," Sunday, June 25, 2023, at the Four Seasons Hotel in Los Angeles. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)