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Unopened Legend of Zelda game from 1987 sells for $870,000

An unopened copy of Nintendo’s The Legend of Zelda that was made in 1987 has sold at auction for $870,000. Heritage Auctions in Dallas says the video game sold Friday. The auction house says it was a rare version that was created during a limited production run that took place during a few months in late 1987. The Legend of Zelda is a popular fantasy adventure game that was first released in 1986. In April, the auction house sold an unopened copy of Nintendo’s Super Mario Bros. that was bought in 1986 and forgotten about in a desk drawer for $660,000.

Warner Bros studio tour expands with DC Universe, Potter

Batman’s secret cave, Harry Potter’s cupboard under the stairs and the infamous “Friends” apartment are major centerpieces to the huge Warner Bros. studio lot expansion. Warner Bros. Studio Tour Hollywood recently reopened more than a year after doors were shuttered because of the coronavirus pandemic. Now, attendees will have a chance to explore the studio’s nearly 100 years of television and filmmaking history, highlighting the DC Universe and Harry Potter. A firsthand look took place a couple day before the tour opened in late June at the Southern California studio, which now welcomes families with children ages 5 and older.

'Superman,’ 'Lethal Weapon’ director Richard Donner dies

The filmmaker who turned Christopher Reeve into “Superman” and Mel Gibson and Danny Glover into cop buddies in “Lethal Weapon” has died. His wife Lauren Shuler Donner told the Hollywood trade Deadline that Donner passed away Monday. He was 91. Donner’s other credits include “The Goonies,” “Scrooged” and the “Lethal Weapon” franchise. Donner was never nominated for an Oscar, but he got a chance to thank the academy when it held a tribute in his honor in 2017. Donner is survived by his wife and production partner, Lauren Shuler Donner. In 1993, they founded The Donners Company, which has produced such hits as “Deadpool,” “The Wolverine” and the “X-Men” franchise. 

Megan Thee Stallion, DaBaby, Lil Nas X set for BET Awards

Sunday’s BET Awards will be packed with performances by Megan Thee Stallion, Lil Nas X and H.E.R., a tribute to late rapper DMX and a dedication to Queen Latifah’s acclaimed career. Taraji P. Henson will host the live show from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, where performers include DaBaby, DJ Khaled, Jazmine Sullivan, Migos, Lil Baby, Andra Day, Roddy Ricch and City Girls. Megan Thee Stallion and DaBaby, former collaborators who recently traded words online, are the top contenders with seven nominations each. Last year's BET Awards were a critical success that highlighted the Black Lives Matter movement, civil rights and the lives of those lost because of police officers.

Bruce Springsteen marks the return of live shows on Broadway

Bruce Springsteen reprises his Broadway show for a summer run, another sign of live entertainment's rebirth after a 15-month pause because of COVID-19. The emotional Boss wiped away tears as he recalled his late father and other relatives who had died, saying the reprise of his show allows him to spend more time with them. His Saturday night audience included bandmate Steven Van Zandt and the governor of his home state of New Jersey. Fans at the St. James Theatre were required to show proof of vaccination, which drew a small but boisterous band of anti-vax demonstrators outside.

Elton John adds dates to final tour, including stadium shows

Elton John has announced the final dates for his farewell tour, which includes stops at big stadiums in the U.S. “Elton John Farewell Yellow Brick Road: The Final Tour” will visit Frankfurt, Germany, on May 27, 2022, and will make several stops throughout Europe, including Milan, Liverpool and Paris. John also announced dates in North America, kicking off those shows on July 15, 2022 in Philadelphia. He will wrap the North American trek with two shows in Los Angeles on November 19 and 20, 2022. In 2023 he will play in New Zealand and Australia before wrapping up the tour, which began in 2018.

New Gorge Amphitheatre documentary to be screened locally

A new documentary about the rich history of the Gorge Ampitheatre will hit theaters nationwide for one night only in July. “Enormous: The Gorge Story” was scheduled to be screened last year, but COVID safety restrictions put plans on hold. In celebration of movie theaters reopening, and live music returning to the Gorge, the…

Toyota Center to host Skillet live in October

KENNEWICK, Wash. -- The Toyota Center announced that Skillet will be performing live at the Toyota Center in October. The announcement came Tuesday, shortly after it was announced that Pitbull would be performing in September. The concert will be October…

Pitbull, Iggy Azalea to perform live at the Toyota Center

KENNEWICK, Wash. -- Pitbull, along with special guest Iggy Azalea, will perform live at the Toyota Center in Kennewick on September 29. RELATED: Grammy-nominated country star Billy Currington to headline concert in Pendleton The Toyota Center announced the concert Tuesday…

Will Smith opening up, releasing memoir 'Will' in November

Will Smith is ready to open up about his life story. Penguin Press announced Sunday that Smith will release his memoir called “Will” on Nov. 9. The actor-rapper shared a photo of the book’s cover art to more than 54 million of his followers on Instagram. Smith said he is finally ready to release his memoir after working on the book for the past two years. It will be published by the i Penguin Random House imprint of Penguin Press and is co-authored by Mark Manson. Manson is the author of “The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck.” “Will” looks to tell a story about Smith’s life and career.

15 months later, Radio City reopens with Dave Chappelle

Fifteen months after shuttering for the pandemic, New York’s Radio City Music Hall reopened its doors Saturday for the Tribeca Festival premiere of a new Dave Chappelle documentary. The audience for the debut of “Dave Chappelle: This Time This Place,” was fully-vaccinated and at full-capacity. It was the first time the hallowed midtown hall was packed since it closed in March 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic. That marks the longest spell the Art Deco venue has been shut down since it opened in 1932. The premiere Saturday, which was the closing night for the 20th Tribeca Festival, was seen as a symbolic reawakening of the arts in New York.