After opening to $31.05M in first place last weekend, Space Jam: A New Legacy plummeted to No. 4 with an estimated $9.56M, marking a steep 69% drop from its debut. The Warner Bros. release, which debuted day-and-date on HBO Max, has proven to be a front-loaded title in theaters, with its streaming availability likely leading many families with young kids to watch the film at home. The sequel’s total stands at $51.37M to date.
Shaquile O’Neal will make his debut as a co-screenwriter and producer on the short “Headnoise,” mounted through his company Jersey Legends Productions. The film examines the internal and external pressure to succeed, as told through childhood friends Rashaun and Damon, two talented basketball players from the same inner-city neighborhood. Both are NBA hopefuls, but Rashaun is the more coveted pick among college recruitment scouts. Secretly, however, Rashaun’s passion is sculpting — and while his journey to follow his dream is plagued with systemic disadvantages, he is determined to be undefeated by his internal head noise.
“I’m so proud of ‘HeadNoise,’” O’Neal said. “It is my first time writing and producing my own project. I wanted to call attention to what so many people encounter, especially young adults, who deal with anxiety and stress. It was such an honor to create this piece with such a diverse team of people. Everyone should see it.”
The Surreal Life is the latest reality series to get a reboot. VH1 is bringing back the series, which ran for six seasons between 2003 and 2006, to launch later this fall. It comes after Deadline revealed that MTV is bringing back Cribs alongside other reboots across ViacomCBS, including The Real World, Behind the Music, Ink Master and Dating Naked. The series will feature Stormy Daniels, Dennis Rodman, August Alsina, Tamar Braxton, Frankie Muniz, Kim Coles, CJ Perry and Manny Mua living together and competing in a series of challenges.
“Waves” is the second single off Kawhi’s Culture Jam, with the first coming in the form of the track “Everything Different” with YoungBoy Never Broke Again and Rod Wave. Doing his best DJ Khald impersonation, Kawhi brings together some of the biggest names in rap to create a common ground for creativity and success.
Footage of Kanye West in the studio playing new music for Tyler, The Creator emerged Saturday. Later that day, Kanye apparently held another listening session with Kevin Durant and Justin Laboy in Las Vegas — where Kanye also sat courtside with Ice Cube at Cube’s BIG3 basketball event.