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Elton John's last show and a Ticketmaster apology

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"Black Panther -- Wakanda Forever" remains the top movie in the U.S. and Canada. The sequel to the 2018 Marvel Comics adaptation earned just over 67-million-dollars in its second weekend in North America's theaters. Coming in second is "The Menu" which opened with nine-million-dollars followed by the faith-based film "The Chosen Season 3 -- Episodes One and Two" with just over eight-million-dollars. Rounding out the Top Five are "Black Adam" followed by "Ticket to Paradise." 

https://variety.com/2022/film/box-office/box-office-wakanda-forever-dominates-second-weekend-1235435612/

You can now own Marie Antoinette's drawers. No, not those drawers. The furniture of the 18th century French queen will be for sale to the highest bidder next week. A 250-year-old CHEST of drawers owned by Marie Antoinette could fetch over one-million and her cushioned armchair could be worth over 200-thousand dollars. The historic furniture will go on sale November 22nd in Paris.

https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/infamous-french-queen-marie-antoinettes-furniture-is-up-for-sale-180981162/

Elton John's final North American tour has come to an end. The Rocket Man played his final U.S. show at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles last night. Sir Elton filled the career spanning set list with hits like "Bennie and the Jets," "Crocodile Rock" and "Don't Go Breaking My Heart" which saw Kiki Dee come out and join him. He also performed duets with Dua Lipa and Brandi Carlile before taking his final bow with "Goodbye Yellow Brick Road." The show was the first ever global livestream to be shown on Disney-Plus and Elton's final remarks and song were simulcast on iHeartRadio stations across the country.

https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/music-news/elton-john-dodger-stadium-concert-dua-lipa-brandi-carlile-1235267035/

Ticketmaster is apologizing after a Taylor Swift ticket fiasco left fans empty-handed. Ticketmaster tweeted out the apology after it canceled the public sale of tickets to Taylor Swift's upcoming concert tour this past Friday. The company said an "unprecedented" amount of traffic flooded its site, and this led to longer wait times, as well as some fans losing tickets they selected due to passcode validation errors. Ticketmaster claims that, in order to meet the demand, Swift would have to put on 900 shows. Not only did the situation anger Taylor Swift, but the Department of Justice announced it is opening an anti-trust investigation into Ticketmaster's owner, Live Nation.

https://www.rollingstone.com/music/music-news/ticketmaster-apology-taylor-swift-fans-1234633761/

Kanye West is back on Twitter. He returned to Twitter yesterday, writing "testing testing, seeing if my Twitter is unblocked." It comes less than 24 hours after the platform's new owner, Elon Musk, said he had reinstated several other suspended accounts including former President Trump. West had been locked out following a violation of the platform's policies.

https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/kanye-west-returns-twitter-ban-anti-semitic-remarks-rcna58116

The largest published book in the world is being shown off in Texas. The massive version of the book "I Am Texas" is the Guinness World Record holder for largest published book, It features writing and artwork from one-thousand Texas students. Just how big is the biggest book in the world? "I Am Texas" is seven-feet tall and 11-feet wide.

https://www.guinnessworldrecords.com/world-records/largest-book-published#:~:text=The%20largest%20book%20published%20is,USA%2C%20on%205%20November%202022.


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