Following is a summary of current entertainment news briefs. Record 17.4 million watch 'Game of Thrones' kickoff for final season
Some 17.4 million Americans watched the first episode of the final season of television's "Game of Thrones" - a record audience for the medieval fantasy series, cable channel HBO said on Monday. HBO said Sunday's live U.S. television audience and viewers on its HBO GO and HBO NOW apps exceeded the previous series high of 16.9 million viewers for the Season 7 finale two years ago. Some HBO GO users face issues ahead of GoT final season: downdetector.com
Some HBO GO users were facing issues with the streaming service late on Sunday, according to outages monitoring website Downdetector.com, as the first episode of the much-anticipated final season of Game of Thrones was scheduled to air. The website showed some users in the United States, Mexico and other parts of Latin America were experiencing issues. Actress Lori Loughlin pleads not guilty in college admissions case
Actress Lori Loughlin on Monday entered a not guilty plea to charges that she participated in a wide-ranging college admissions scam by paying bribes to get her two daughters admitted to the University of Southern California. Loughlin, who starred in the television sitcom "Full House," and her fashion designer husband Mossimo Giannulli filed papers in federal court in Boston waiving their personal appearances at an arraignment hearing and asking to have not guilty pleas entered on their behalf. 'Star Wars: Rise of Skywalker' sees return of emperor Palpatine
The ninth film in the original "Star Wars" saga will be called "The Rise of Skywalker," and will feature the return of the evil emperor Palpatine to threaten the young heroine Rey and the Resistance, Walt Disney Co revealed on Friday. Disney showed fans attending the "Star Wars Celebration" convention in Chicago the first footage from the movie, which will be released in theaters in December and will conclude the story that began in 1977. Art frenzy takes over Havana as biennial kicks off
Cones of white paper sprout from the seasalt-eroded pillars of one colonial building along Havana's seafront, elaborately painted curtains cascade from another while out front children play with an installation of multicolored hoses. Havana's 13th Biennial kicked off this weekend with works by more than 300 contemporary artists from 52 countries taking over the city's museums, galleries and open-air spaces, and many more collateral exhibits.
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