Showbiz in 2023, Hollywood strikes, the final Beatles song, the ‘Swift effect’

Showbiz in 2023, Hollywood strikes: Did you miss out on any entertainment stories this year?

FILE PHOTO: Taylor Swift attends a premiere for Taylor Swift: The Eras Tour in Los Angeles, California, U.S., October 11, 2023. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni/File Photo

Well, a lot happened! Hollywood had its first big work stoppage in 63 years because writers and actors wanted more money for streaming shows and rules about using artificial intelligence. This led to a break in many TV and movie productions, but they eventually sorted things out.

Showbiz in 2023, Hollywood strikes

The Beatles dropped their final song, made using fancy computer smarts to bring back John Lennon’s voice.

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The Beatles, foreground from left, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, John Lennon and Ringo Starr on drums perform on the CBS Ed Sullivan Show in New York on Feb 9, 1964. (Photo: AP)

The Rolling Stones released a new album, “Hackney Diamonds,” the first one with original songs since 2005 and the first without drummer Charlie Watts, who passed away in 2021.

Madonna hit a speed bump—she had to delay the start of her big tour because she got really sick with a bad infection.

Britney Spears spilled some tea in her memoir, talking about a tough decision she made when dating Justin Timberlake. More info about Showbiz in 2023, Hollywood strikes, the final Beatles song, the ‘Swift effect’.

FILE – Britney Spears, left, and Justin Timberlake arrive at the 28th Annual American Music Awards in Los Angeles on Jan. 8, 2001. Spears’ memoir “The Woman in Me” releases Oct. 24. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill, File, File)

Some big names like Kevin Spacey, Gwyneth Paltrow, and Ed Sheeran had to speak up in important trials.

Alec Baldwin got into legal trouble again in New Mexico for the shooting incident involving Rust cinematographer Halyna Hutchins in 2021.

Music stars Taylor Swift and Beyonce rocked successful concert tours, and they even put movies of their shows in theaters. Taylor Swift’s “The Eras Tour” made a whopping 6 million globally in its first weekend—good news for cinemas after the Hollywood strike caused delays in big movies like “Dune: Part Two.”

FILE – Kansas City Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce, centre left, and singer Taylor Swift leave Arrowhead stadium after an NFL football game between the Chiefs and the Los Angeles Chargers in Kansas City, Mo., on Oct. 22, 2023. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel, File)

Swift also made gossip headlines by dating Kansas City Chiefs player Travis Kelce, boosting his jersey sales and TV ratings.

Old-timers Robert De Niro and Al Pacino became dads again, breaking stereotypes at ages 79 and 83.

FILE – Matthew Perry arrives at the premiere of “Ride” at The Arclight Hollywood Theater in Los Angeles. Perry, who starred as Chandler Bing in the hit series “Friends,” has died. He was 54. (Photo by Rich Fury/Invision/AP, File)

But, sadly, we said goodbye to legends like Tina Turner, Lisa Marie Presley, Harry Belafonte, Matthew Perry, Tom Sizemore, Julian Sands, Jeff Beck, Jane Birkin, Tony Bennett, Sinead O’Connor, and Michael Gambon this year.

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