Entertainment News Roundup: ‘Friends’ creators say Matthew Perry’s death ‘seems impossible’; Hollywood strikes to dampen Big Media’s holiday expectations and more | Entertainment

Following is a summary of current entertainment news briefs.

From Spider-Verse to Argentina: Fans aim to break record for biggest Spider-Man gathering

Some 1,000 people gathered at a major monument in Argentina’s capital on Sunday dressed as Spider-Man, aiming to break a world record for the most people dressed as the famous Marvel superhero at a single public event. Argentine influencer Uki Deane organized the gathering via Instagram, aiming to outdo an event in June in Malaysia where 685 people dressed as Spider-Man.

‘Friends’ creators say Matthew Perry’s death ‘seems impossible’

Family, friends and fellow celebrities on Sunday mourned the loss of Matthew Perry, the wise-cracking co-star of the 1990s hit television sitcom “Friends,” a day after the actor was found dead in a hot tub at his Los Angeles home. “Matthew brought so much joy to the world, both as an actor and a friend,” Perry’s family said in a statement published by People magazine. “We are heartbroken by the tragic loss of our beloved son and brother.”

Hollywood strikes to dampen Big Media’s holiday expectations

Big media firms are expected to warn starting this week that studio revenues will slow in the coming quarters as dual Hollywood strikes left them with a thin release slate. Walt Disney, Warner Bros Discovery and Paramount – which together account for nearly half of Hollywood revenues – have delayed the release of films, including “Dune: Part 2.”

(With inputs from agencies.)

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