As fans tried to tune into the finale of Disney’s WandaVision, technical difficulties prevented some users from watching the premiere at midnight.
On Thursday night, Disney+ subscribers were eager to watch the final episode of WandaVision. The 9-episode Marvel spinoff following Wanda Maximoff (aka the Scarlet Witch) and Vision has been an absolute hit, with the show trending weekly on social media during each Friday episode release. Many viewers rush to stream the show as soon as the clock hits midnight.
However, some of them weren’t able to watch the finale right when it dropped. Instead of seeing the opening title, fans were met with error messages displayed on their screens. Some people expressed their frustration on Twitter, as some users waited hours to view the highly anticipated finale.
It seemed that most of the crashes affected those on the U.S. West Coast, according to reports from IGN. Downdetector, a site that tracks technical issues at streaming services and websites, noted a spike in reports from around the time the episode was made available.
While fans have raised concerns about Disney+ instability within past weeks, many would have hoped to watch the finale hassle-free. That aside, WandaVision has already become a fan favorite within the Marvel cinematic universe. You can watch the official trailer here.
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Written by: Nathalie Lum, Entertainment News Correspondent
Rodger & Hammerstein’s Cinderella has officially landed at Disney+, and we could not be happier. Cinderella 1997 has one of the most diverse casts in a Disney movie, which truly makes it memorable.
The year is 1997, and Disney decided to flip the script and cast R&B singer Brandy for Cinderella’s role in the live-action movie of Rodgers and Hammerstein remake of Cinderella.
Disney+ announced Wednesday, February 10, 2021, via Twitter, “Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella is streaming this Friday, February 12. #Cinderella1997”
Along with the announcement on Twitter, Brandy stopped by the view on February 4 to announce the beloved movie is hitting the streaming service.
While there, Brandy reconnected with Whoppi Goldberg, who also starred in the film as Queen Constantina. The two reflected on shooting the film with the late Whitney Houston.
Goldberg shared, “It’s pretty remarkable that people have been begging for Cinderella to be re-released for almost 24 years.” I mean, who do you think, is it possible?” Well, it happened. Cinderella available for streaming, and I am elated.
Initially, the movie aired as a TV movie 20 years ago on ABC with 60 million viewers. The TV movie received six Emmy nominations.
You can stream Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella on Disney+.
Award-winning TV and radio host Larry King died Saturday, January 23, 2021, at the age of 87.
King was known for hosting the longest-running CNN show, “Larry King Live”.
Announced on his Twitter (@kingthings) early January 23 via his streaming company Ora TV. “With profound sadness, Ora Media announces the death of our co-founder, host, and friend Larry King, who passed away this morning at age 87 at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles.”
The statement continued, “For 63 years, and across the platforms of radio, television, and digital media, Larry’s many thousands of interviews, awards, and global acclaim stand as a testament to his unique and lasting talent as a broadcaster. Additionally, while it was his name appearing in the shows’ titles, Larry always viewed his interview subjects as the true stars of his program, and himself as merely an unbiased conduit between the guest and audience.”
Over his broadcasting years for both CNN and Ora TV; guests on his show included current or former U.S. presidents, foreign leaders, celebrities, and everyday people. One thing that remained consistent throughout Larry’s interviews is his short and direct questions, as they provided the best answers, and he was right.
Larry King was born in Brooklyn in 1933. He started his career in 1957 as a radio station manager for WAHR in Miami Beach; In addition to being a station manager, he worked as a Disc Jockey; hosting a show from 9 am-noon and then afternoon newscasts and sportscast. King continued to expand his career and launched the “Larry King Show,” which ran from 1978 to 1994. Larry continued to excel in his career by launching his hit TV show “Larry King Live”; which began airing on CNN in 1985 while simultaneously hosting the Larry King Show.
King won two Peabody Awards for his work and inducted into both the National Radio Hall of Fame and the Broadcasters Hall of Game. Besides hosting his own programs and conducting interviews, he made guest appearances on several TV shows and movies by playing himself. Guest appearances included: 30 Rock, American Crime Story, Bee Movie, Fraiser, Ghostbusters, Law and Order, Primary Colors, and The Closer, to name a few
Celebrities like Ryan Seacrest mourned the loss of the legendary TV and Radio host. Taking to Twitter sharing a photo of King with the caption “I lost a dear friend and mentor. Truly an American treasure. Rest in peace, Larry King.”
And rapper 50 cent shared a photo of him and the late Radio and TV host on Twitter with the tweet “R.i.P To the legend Larry king God bless him.
Larry King had a history of health issues beginning with his first heart attack in 1987. Larry married eight times, with his most recent marriage ending in 2019 from Shawn King. He is survived by his five children, nine grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren.
As I soon say farewell as an undergraduate student, I would like to thank San Diego State University for the best four years of my life. As I am currently applying to full time opportunities for post graduation, I am reminiscing on the time I had throughout the years.
My freshman year was the biggest learning year for me.
It was my least favorite year, but I was still figuring out who I was as a person. I was mentally, physically, and emotionally unhealthy. The Freshman 15 was more like the Freshman 30, and I did not take school seriously. I did not pass a class that year and I never felt good about myself. However, the summer following my freshman year I got myself back in shape! I put my well-being first, and that was the best thing I could have done.
Sophomore year was a bit interesting at first because I felt like I was starting over again.
I had cleansed myself from the negativity that I brought upon my freshman year, so I almost felt like I was starting as a newbie again. However, this was a great year for my growth. I made new friends that happen to be some of my best friends today! I joined new clubs like KCR College Radio, I and explored more of what San Diego had to offer. The books came first and I raised my GPA so I could stay in the business school. I felt more like myself and I am so thankful that I pushed my limits to get out of my comfort zone to do those new things.
Junior year was by far my favorite year. It was a year of doing what I wanted and it payed off.
I went to New York with KCR, Stagecoach Festival (if you know me you know that I used to hate country), and on a fun road trip in Arizona. I pushed myself to try new things every day. This was the year that I really got back into playing beach volleyball, so I was happy I could connect with something that I had always loved. Junior year was the first time that I was able to start taking my major classes too. I am so happy that I stuck with marketing after taking countless accounting and calculus classes. I felt well established and I was thriving in whatever I did.
As a senior I am thankful for my time.
I would have said this is my favorite year, but I do find it quite stressful applying for jobs. This is the first time in my life that I don’t know what I am doing after the school year. I find it very scary but also extremely thrilling. The opportunities are endless and I am here for the adventure.
I wish everyone that I have met over these four years the best of luck in the future. Also, I’d like to give a huge shout out to my parents for supporting me though out the years and especially college — I couldn’t have done it without them and their love. Lastly, I would like to thank myself for following my dreams and believing in me.
Written by: Nina Capuani
KCR College Radio: The Sound of State
KCR is an internet based radio station run by students at the San Diego State University that provides music, sports, and talk programs to the SDSU community.