These film permits were issued last week by the Miami-Dade County Department of Regulatory & Economic Resources’ Office of Film and Entertainment, (305) 375-3288; the Miami Mayor’s Office of Film, Arts & Entertainment, (305) 860-3823; and the Miami Beach Office of Arts, Culture and Entertainment-Film and Print Division, (305) 673-7070.Continue Reading

Below are some of the FYIs in this week’s edition. The entire content of this week’s FYIs and Insider sections is available by subscription only. To subscribe click here. SEWER WORK ON SCHEDULE: The management of Miami-Dade’s Water & Sewer Department expects to meet all requirements of a federal consent decreeContinue Reading

The City of Miami’s latest design for its new government administration building, as part of the rising Miami Freedom Park, has earned praise and a recommendation for approval. The proposed facility is eight stories with government offices spread out over 235,000 square feet, with an attached parking garage for upContinue Reading

Construction costs in Miami-Dade remain flat without any signs of escalation, according to those involved. Some of the commodities like concrete and steel have leveled off to the point that they are holding their prices throughout the duration of the project, which was not the case in 2022 and 2023,Continue Reading

Miami-Dade appears to be on the verge of a growing worldwide movement, literally, allowing micromobility vehicles in the county’s incorporated and unincorporate areas. The ordinance by Commissioner Raquel Regalado, dealing with a hotly debated issue countywide, ultimately passed without comment Tuesday after the Chairman’s Policy Council & Intergovernmental Affairs CommitteeContinue Reading

Luxembourg, Ireland & 8 More Countries Advance to Eurovision 2024 Grand Final

The first of three live broadcasts of the 2024 Eurovision Song Contest yielded the initial results of the competition, with 10 countries out of 15 moving forward into the grand final on Saturday (May 11) and five countries going home. Most notable among the 10 winning countries are Luxembourg, whichContinue Reading

Fallout art imagines Lucy suiting up in the Brotherhood of Steel’s signature power armor with a furry companion by her side. Prime Video’s Fallout show is set in the same universe as the best-selling Bethesda video game franchise, but follows an all-new story involving three strangers on separate quests whoContinue Reading

In sweltering Brazil, flooding killed dozens of people and paralyzed a city of about 4 million people. Voters and politicians in India, amid national elections, are fainting in heat that hit as high as 115 degrees (46.3 degrees Celsius). A brutal Asian heat wave has closed schools in the Philippines,Continue Reading

50 Cent Sues Ex Daphne Joy for Defamation Over Rape Allegations: ‘Unequivocally False’

50 Cent has filed a defamation lawsuit against his ex Daphne Joy over her public accusations that he raped and physically abused her, calling them a “calculated attack” of false allegations designed to destroy his reputation. In a case filed Monday in Houston court, the rapper (real name Curtis Jackson)Continue Reading

Charlie Wilson Reclaims Record for Most Adult R&B Airplay No. 1s Among Male Artists

Just two weeks after Usher tied Charlie Wilson for the most No. 1s by a male artist on Billboard’s Adult R&B Airplay chart, the latter legend reclaims the title for himself as “Superman” tops the list dated May 11. “Superman” jumps from No. 3 after an 8% increase in playsContinue Reading

All products and services featured are independently chosen by editors. However, Billboard may receive a commission on orders placed through its retail links, and the retailer may receive certain auditable data for accounting purposes. After just two weeks in theaters, Abigail is dancing its ways onto digital platforms. The vampireContinue Reading

Throne of Glass features a lot of great characters throughout its seven books and novella collection, but Sarah J. Maas’ fantasy series completely wastes one of its most promising players. There is no shortage of powerful characters in Throne of Glass, whether they boast magical abilities, physical prowess, or politicalContinue Reading

Kenya’s government has begun bulldozing homes built in flood-prone areas and promising evicted families the equivalent of $75 to relocate after a deadline passed to evacuate amid deadly rains. In the capital, Nairobi, a bulldozer ripped through iron-sheet walls as people watched in despair. Security forces with guns and batonsContinue Reading

Poland’s Prime Minister Donald Tusk called Tuesday for a special meeting of the secret services to discuss alleged Russian and Belarusian infiltration after a Polish judge who had access to sensitive state information defected to Belarus. Authorities in NATO and European Union member Poland are investigating the judge, Tomasz Szmydt,Continue Reading

NASA announced on Tuesday that the Boeing Starliner crew flight test will launch no earlier than 6:16 p.m. on May 17. According to a news release, United Launch Alliance plans to roll the rocket, with Boeing’s Starliner spacecraft, back to its Vertical Integration Facility at Cape Canaveral Space Force StationContinue Reading

Protesters say cops don’t keep them safe, “We keep us safe.” by Hannah Krieg This afternoon the University of Washington propped up police-guarded barricades at all entrances of the Quad. This marks the UW’s first crackdown on student protesters after six days of peaceful camping. While a UW spokesperson toldContinue Reading

You Can Order Mother’s Day Brunch on Amazon

All products and services featured are independently chosen by editors. However, Billboard may receive a commission on orders placed through its retail links, and the retailer may receive certain auditable data for accounting purposes. Amazon is making it easy to serve moms for Mother’s Day Brunch. Starting on Thursday (Feb.Continue Reading

New Hits by Sabrina Carpenter, Shaboozey & Tommy Richman Shake Up the Top of the Hot 100

There’s a lot of fresh blood in the top five of the Billboard Hot 100 this week, with Tommy Richman’s “Million Dollar Baby” debuting at No. 2, Shaboozey‘s “A Bar Song (Tipsy)” rising to No. 3, and Sabrina Carpenter‘s “Espresso” rising to No. 4 (all behind a second week atContinue Reading

J.R.R. Tolkien wrote several stories set in Middle-earth along with The Lord of the Rings, each taking place at different points in this fictional universe’s timeline. Of course, with many of these books being prequels to Frodo’s story, it can sometimes be confusing to pinpoint a reading order. Those lookingContinue Reading

People buying tickets online for concerts, sporting events and other live events in Minnesota will be guaranteed more transparency and protection under a so-called Taylor Swift bill signed into law Tuesday by Gov. Tim Walz. The law, prompted by the frustration a legislator felt at not being able to buyContinue Reading

Jason Aldean, Keith Urban, Jelly Roll, Old Dominion, Lady A, Riley Green, Ashley McBryde, Brothers Osborne and Walker Hayes took the stage on Saturday (May 4) at the 11th annual iHeartCountry Festival Presented by Capital One in Austin, Texas. Old Dominion kicked off the show with a performance including some some ofContinue Reading

UMG Investors Urged to ‘Disapprove’ of Lucian Grainge’s 2023 Pay

Influential shareholder advisory groups Institutional Shareholder Services and Glass Lewis advised Universal Music Group (UMG) investors to vote their disapproval of a UMG compensation report that details CEO Lucian Grainge‘s 2023 pay package, which included a one-time $100 million stock and options award, when it’s put to an advisory voteContinue Reading

Venue Sustainability Program GOAL Releases First Impact Report

GOAL — a sustainability program developed by founding members Oak View Group, State Farm Arena and its NBA sports tenant the Atlanta Hawks, Fenway Sports Group and green building expert Jason F. McLennan — has released a report outlining the impact of its first year of work. The group’s 2024 Impact ReportContinue Reading

It’s Tuesday, May 7th, and we have a lot to cover after the Met Gala yesterday. In case you missed the biggest night in fashion, we’ve got you covered. From best looks at the Met Gala, to behind the scenes action on the red carpet, to performances we go throughContinue Reading

Channel Your Inner Celebrity With These 5 Met Gala Inspired Gowns: Shop the Look

All products and services featured are independently chosen by editors. However, Billboard may receive a commission on orders placed through its retail links, and the retailer may receive certain auditable data for accounting purposes. This year’s 2024 Met Gala highlighted dazzling and high fashion moments where all celebrities embraced theContinue Reading

Met Gala Beauty Roundup: Doja Cat’s Red Carpet Glam Is Going Viral on TikTok — Here’s How She Created the Look

All products and services featured are independently chosen by editors. However, Billboard may receive a commission on orders placed through its retail links, and the retailer may receive certain auditable data for accounting purposes. Doja Cat made quite the statement at the 2024 Met Gala. The “Paint the Town” redContinue Reading

Country singer HARDY links up with Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg for his short film “Gin & Juice” and to promote his new song “Gin & Juice (Another Shot From Dr. Dre).” The short film features appearances from Snoop, Dre and actress Nicola Peltz Beckham and is made in collaborationContinue Reading

Tom Holland continues to be the sweetest boyfriend. The actor took to Instagram on Tuesday (May 7) to share a stunning snap of his girlfriend Zendaya’s standout Met Gala outfit, which she chose in collaboration with her stylist Law Roach. The Euphoria star rocked a custom Maison Margiela by John GallianoContinue Reading

Despite pleas from Democrats and gut-wrenching testimony from doctors and rape survivors, a GOP-controlled legislative committee rejected a bill Tuesday that would have added cases of rape and incest as exceptions to Louisiana’s abortion ban. In the reliably red state, which is firmly ensconced in the Bible Belt and whereContinue Reading

Transgender activists have flooded a Utah tip line created to alert state officials to possible violations of a new bathroom law with thousands of hoax reports in an effort to shield trans residents and their allies from any legitimate complaints that could threaten their safety. The onslaught has led theContinue Reading

The Central York High School girls softball team displayed their dominance in their game against York High school, showcasing their skill and experience with a convincing 19-3 win in just three innings. The implementation of the 15 run rule further emphasized their commanding performance on the field. LockedIN Magazine’s  RickContinue Reading

BE:FIRST’s “Masterplan” blasts in at No. 1 on the Billboard Japan Hot 100, dated May 1, ending Creepy Nuts’ consecutive run atop the chart at 13 weeks. The title track of the septet’s concept single released April 24 on CD, “Masterplan” debuts at No. 2 for CD sales with 115,963Continue Reading

BLACKPINK’s Lisa Waves the Checkered Flag & Meets the Racers at F1 Miami Grand Prix

BLACKPINK‘s Lisa brought some pink venom to the Miami International Autodrome on Sunday when the K-pop star served as the Formula 1 Grand Prix flag-bearer and met the Oracle Red Bull Racing team. On Tuesday (May 7), Lisa posted photos from the event on Instagram, writing that she felt “HonoredContinue Reading

Susan Buckner, the actress and dancer best known for her turn as the bubbly and often-teased Rydell High cheerleader Patty Simcox in the 1978 blockbuster musical Grease, has died. She was 72. She died Thursday in Miami, family spokesperson Melissa Berthier announced. No cause of death was revealed. Buckner portrayed HollywoodContinue Reading

The Legend of Zelda live-action movie faces an impossible Link problem, as proven by the most controversial element of a 2024 video game adaptation. A live-action Legend of Zelda story was confirmed by Nintendo in 2023, causing a great deal of discussion. Many were worried about the film given theContinue Reading

Evil season 4 has a huge challenge after its unbelievable five-year Rotten Tomatoes streak. The horror show has consistently received excellent reviews since its first season premiered in 2019. After initially releasing on CBS, the series then transitioned to Paramount+, which has also produced its latest season. Evil season 3Continue Reading