It's just hot, but so is the Hollywood news. Time for a round-up!

Barbie has become the highest-grossing movie in North America for 2023, according to Variety.  It has raked in $575.4 million in domestic box office, and taken down the reigning 2023 champ, The Super Mario Bros. movie, which had set a five-day U.S./Canada box office record of $204.6 million earlier this year (see "'Super Mario Bros.' Sets Record").  Barbie has also grossed $1.3 billion worldwide, which challenges Mario's current $1.35 billion mark (see "'Super Mario' Over $1B").

The world of wrestling was shocked by the sudden death of former WWE Champion Windham Rotunda, a.k.a. Bray Wyatt/The Fiend.  The beloved wrestler suffered a heart attack on August 24, 2023 while he was coming back to wrestling after contracting COVID-19 in February 2023.  Windham Rotunda was a the son of Mike Rotunda (a.k.a. Michael Wallstreet/I.R.S.), and a part of the Windham wrestling family.  He was 36 years old.

WWE Hall of Famer Terry Funk, who is largely considered one of the greatest pro wrestlers of all-time, passed away on August 23, 2023 at age 79.  Funk was a wrestling legend whose career spanned over 50 years.  In that time, he had held multiple championships across dozens of promotions in the U.S. and Japan.  He was most noted for his work in ECW that helped bring the hardcore style of wrestling into mainstream audiences, which sparked the WWE's Attitude Era in the 90s.  R.I.P. Terry Funk.

Adult Swim announced the release date for Rick and Morty Season 7, which will premiere on October 15, 2023.  However, Adult Swim still hasn't revealed who will be taking over forJustin Roiland, the show's creator and voice of Rick Sanchez, of which they had cut ties with back in January 2023 (see "Adult Swim Cuts Ties with 'Rick & Morty' Co-Creator ").

FX released a teaser for American Horry Story: Delicate (see below).  The new season stars returning veterans like Emma Roberts, Zachary Quinto, and Billie Lourd (see "'American Horror Story'") as well as adds newcomers Cara Delevingne and Kim Kardashian.  It begins streaming on September 20, 2023.  

Max unveiled a new Adventure Time: Fiona and Cake trailer (see below).  This series hits streaming on August 31, 2023 (see "'Adventure Time'").

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