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On and off-screen, Aquaman’s Jason Momoa fights for the world’s oceans
In the superhero blockbuster, Aquaman, popular Hollywood actor Jason Momoa plays the role of protector of the deep, but with the world’s oceans under threat in real life, he is also taking the fight off-screen. “Without a healthy ocean life, our planet as we know would not exist,” Momoa said with the sea behind him as he took part in an event on a Portuguese beach ahead of the United Nations Ocean Conference in Lisbon, which starts on Monday.
‘Top Gun: Maverick’ soars past $1 billion, overtakes ‘Doctor Strange 2’ as the highest-grossing movie of the year globally
Paramount’s all-American blockbuster “Top Gun: Maverick” is still flying high at the box office, crossing the coveted $1 billion over the weekend. With those ticket sales, the movie has overtaken Disney’s Marvel adventure “Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness” ($943 million) as the highest-grossing movie of the year at the global box office.
Box Office: ‘Elvis’ and ‘Top Gun: Maverick’ Battle for No. 1 With $30.5 Million Each
In an unusually close box office battle, “Elvis and “Top Gun: Maverick” have tied for first place in North America, with each film bringing in $30.5 million over the weekend. “Elvis” and “Top Gun: Maverick” were locked in a close battle all weekend as the King of Rock and Roll took the No. 1 spot on Friday and dropped to second place on Saturday. The final results will be tallied on Monday.
Celine closes Paris Fashion Week with bare-chested models and dazzling blazers
Celine designer Hedi Slimane sent out a lineup of bare-chested models in sheer, unzipped tops and dazzling blazers Sunday night, marking the return of the French label to Paris Fashion Week’s menswear shows – and closing the week of events. Leggy and long-haired, they marched down a wide runway in sunglasses, hands thrust in front pockets, as spotlights blinked.
Filipina wins transgender pageant in Thailand
Filipina Fuschia Anne Ravena was crowned Miss International Queen 2022 on Saturday at a contest in Thailand billed as the world’s largest and most popular transgender pageant. The 27-year-old business owner beat 22 other contestants for the crown, with the second and third place going to contestants from Colombia and France, respectively.
(With inputs from agencies.)