'Irishman' watched by 26M members in first week, Netflix says

Dec. 10 (UPI) -- Netflix says over 26 million of its members watched The Irishman in its first week on the streaming service. The company shared the figure Tuesday on Twitter after The Irishman debuted on Netflix on Nov. 27. "My friends, I've got some news from the big guy at the top: THE IRISHMAN was watched by 26,404,081 accounts globally -- within...

Watch: Jaehyun sings in teaser for NCT U's 'Coming Home'

Dec. 10 (UPI) -- South Korean boy band NCT U is giving a glimpse of Jaehyun in its new music video. The K-pop group released a preview Tuesday of Jaehyun, 22, in its "Coming Home" video. The teaser shows Jaehyun singing as he walks under falling snow. The singer sees a lantern on a bench before turning around to face the camera. "Coming Home" is a...

African-American Film Critics Association names 'Us' best film of 2019

Dec. 10 (UPI) -- The African-American Film Critics Association announced on Tuesday their year-end award winners with Jordan Peele's Us earning Best Film. Peele also received Best Director while Us star Lupita Nyong'o won Best Actress. Eddie Murphy was named Best Actor for his role in Netflix's Dolemite Is My Name. Jamie Foxx earned Best Supporting...

'Disenchantment' Season 3 coming in 2020

Dec. 10 (UPI) -- Disenchantment Season 3 is coming to Netflix in 2020. Producers shared a teaser for the season on the show's official Twitter account Tuesday. "Don't mess with mommy. Disenchantment Part 3 coming in 2020," the post reads. The promo shows Princess Bean (voiced by Abbi Jacobson) being burned at the stake before falling through with...

Usher, Sheryl Crow to perform on 'New Year's Rockin' Eve'

Dec. 10 (UPI) -- Usher and Sheryl Crow are set to perform during the New Orleans section of ABC's Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve With Ryan Seacrest. The singers will be performing live from the All State Fan Fest Stage. Billy Porter will be hosting the New Orleans parts of the telecast with Ciara hosting the West Coast celebration. Seacrest will...

Nobel Peace Laureate Says Social Media Sows Hate in Ethiopia

NAIROBI, Kenya — Ethiopia’s prime minister Abiy Ahmed warned in his speech accepting the Nobel Peace Prize in Oslo on Tuesday that social media is now being used to sow “hate and division” and undermine Ethiopia’s delicate political transition. As he accepted a Nobel Peace Prize for ending a long war between his country and neighboring Eritrea...

New York Loses Climate Change Fraud Case Against Exxon Mobil

A New York state judge has handed Exxon Mobil an important victory in the civil case brought by the state’s attorney general that argued that the company had engaged in fraud through its statements about how it accounted for the costs of climate change regulation.After some four years of investigation and millions of pages of documents produced by...

Watch: Dwayne Johnson on his 'magical' wedding to Lauren Hashian

Dec. 10 (UPI) -- Dwayne Johnson says his wedding was a "magical" experience. The 47-year-old actor shared details about his wedding to Lauren Hashian during Tuesday's episode of The Ellen DeGeneres Show. "We had an early morning wedding in Hawaii, on the cliffs there in Kauai. It was very private, and it was the best. It truly was the best," Johnson...

Bravo renews 'Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen' through 2021

Dec. 10 (UPI) -- Bravo announced on Tuesday that Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen has been renewed through 2021. The late-night talk show, which first debuted in 2009, is aired live and features Cohen asking his celebrity guests personal questions alongside fans who call into the show. Cohen, who also serves as the executive producer, celebrated...

'Queen Sono,' Netflix's first African original, to debut Feb. 28

Dec. 10 (UPI) -- Queen Sono, Netflix's first African original series, is coming in February. The streaming service shared a release date, Feb. 28, poster and teaser for the new show Tuesday. The poster, released on Twitter, shows South African actress Pearl Thusi sitting on a throne. "She is #QueenSono. February 28," the caption reads. The teaser...

Paul McCartney's book 'High in the Clouds' to be adapted as Netflix film

Dec. 10 (UPI) -- Netflix is adapting Paul McCartney's children's book High in the Clouds as a new animated film. The streaming service announced in a press release Tuesday that it has teamed with Gaumont to produce a feature film based on the novel by McCartney, Geoff Dunbar and Philip Ardagh. McCartney will produce and create original songs and music...

Trump Aides and Democrats Strike Deal on North American Trade Pact

WASHINGTON — House Democrats said Tuesday they had reached an agreement with the White House to strengthen labor, environmental, pharmaceutical and enforcement provisions in President Trump’s North American trade pact, a significant development that moves the president’s signature trade deal closer to becoming law.The agreement, announced Tuesday...

Look: Ashley Salter expecting baby girl with Austin Brannen

Dec. 10 (UPI) -- The Bachelor alum Ashley Salter is going to be a mom of two. Salter's husband, Austin Brannen, confirmed in an Instagram post Monday that Salter, 29, is pregnant with their second child, a daughter. Salter and Brannen are already parents to a 3-year-old son, Brooks Hartman. Brannen shared a slideshow of photos of himself with Brooks...

Kevin Hart, Eniko Parrish attend 'Jumanji: The Next Level' premiere

Dec. 10 (UPI) -- Kevin Hart and Eniko Parrish stepped out on the red carpet Monday. The 40-year-old actor and comedian and Parrish, 35, attended the Los Angeles premiere of Hart's movie Jumanji: The Next Level at the TCL Chinese Theatre. Hart wore a black suit with floral embroidery, while Parrish sported a black crop top and matching skirt. The couple...

Watch: PlayStation's State of Play announces 'Resident Evil 3' remake

Dec. 10 (UPI) -- PlayStation released a new episode of State of Play Tuesday which announced that a remake of survival horror classic, Resident Evil 3, is set to be released for the PlayStation 4 on April 3. Resident Evil 3 comes after developer and publisher Capcom released the critically-acclaimed remake of Resident Evil 2 in January. A cinematic...

Facebook Tells Barr It Won’t Open Up Encrypted Messages

WASHINGTON — Facebook executives told Attorney General William P. Barr on Monday that they would not open up the company’s encrypted messaging products to law enforcement, escalating a standoff with the government over privacy and policing.In a letter from the company, the executives overseeing Facebook’s WhatsApp and Messenger, Will Cathcart...

Big Tech’s Critics, Flush With Cash, Try to Build a Movement

WASHINGTON — Senators Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders have discussed breaking up the biggest tech companies during their presidential campaigns. Federal and state regulators are investigating whether the companies have violated antitrust law.But the activists and scholars who first raised concerns about the market power of companies like Facebook...

In Photos: Dwayne Johnson, Jack Black attend 'Jumanji: The Next Level' premiere in LA

Entertainment News Photos Updated: Dec. 10, 2019 at 9:58 AM The cast including Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson, Kevin Hart and Jack Black attend the "Jumanji: The Next Level" premiere at the TCL Chinese Theatre in Los Angeles on Monday. ...

Watch: Michelle Obama praises daughters as 'compassionate', 'smart' women

Dec. 10 (UPI) -- Michelle Obama says she's "so proud" of her daughters and the "compassionate," "smart" women they've become. The former first lady, 55, discussed Malia, 21, and Sasha, 18, her daughters with president Barack Obama, during Tuesday's episode of Today. Obama spoke to Today host Jenna Bush Hager, the daughter of president George W. Bush,...

Marie Fredriksson, Roxette singer, dies at 61

Dec. 10 (UPI) -- Marie Fredriksson, a Swedish singer who was part of the pop rock duo Roxette, has died at age 61. An official statement from Fredriksson's management company, Dimberg Jernberg Management, said Fredriksson died Monday following a 17-year battle with cancer. Fredriksson was initially diagnosed with a brain tumor in 2002. She was able...