From Travis Scott at the pyramids to Tupac's cold case, here's what's happening in entertainment.
Travis Scott Controversy
Travis Scott has a major concert scheduled to take place at the Pyramids of Giza but the controversial rapper is facing pushback from Egypt's Musicians Syndicate.
The show is slated to go down on July 28 but the agency apparently is looking to shut it down before it even kicks off, according to AhramOnline.
"The syndicate is committed to preserving the security and stability of our beloved homeland and rejects any actions that go against its societal values," a statement said.
Scott has repeatedly made headlines about safety concerns at his shows and has often been cited telling his fans to "rage." But apparently, safety wasn't the concern this time around; there were concerns from online critics who accuse him of "anti-Egyptian Afrocentrism agendas" and "satanic rituals."
Meanwhile, Live Nation says the show will go on as scheduled. "There have been no changes to Travis Scott's show in Egypt; any reports to the contrary are false. We can't wait to celebrate Utopia with you in Egypt."
It's been nearly three decades since rapper and activist Tupac Shakur was gunned down in Las Vegas. He was shot four times and died six days later. No arrests were ever made in connection with his death.
However, a new spotlight is on the case now after police served a related search warrant in nearby Henderson. Details surrounding the search are sparse and it is unclear what the search entailed. According to the Associated Press, officials involved in the investigation couldn't provide more details about the latest development as the hunt for Shakur's killer continues.
The revelation comes just three months after the premiere of FX and Hulu's Dear Mama documentary, which explores the complicated relationship between Shakur and his mother Afeni.
Tupac Shakur at the 1996 MTV Music Video Awards (Photo by Ron Galella/Ron Galella Collection via Getty Images)
The hype surrounding the star-studded Barbie movie is surging ahead of its release this weekend.
Presales are already reportedly outpacing every feature film to hit theaters this year. In fact, they're said to be the best since the 2022 box office blockbuster in Avatar: The Way of Water.
AMC reported that more than 40,000 Stubs members already purchased tickets for both Barbie and Oppenheimer, which also hits theaters this weekend, according to Deadline. The Greta Gerwig-directed movie is expected to bring in around $100 million in North America in its opening weekend, according to analysts. That mark would be good enough to land in the top five opening weekends this year.
Margot Robbie and Ryan Gosling film scenes for 'Barbie' in Venice, California. June, 27 2022. (Photo by MEGA/GC Images)