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This Week In Entertainment: Grey’s Anatomy, Endgame, and More

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Grey’s Anatomy Renewed For 16th and 17th Seasons

Hit medical drama Grey’s Anatomy received a renewal for its 16th and 17th seasons. In addition, the show’s star, Ellen Pompeo, is set to return for both of them. ABC has also renewed two other “Shondaland” series; Grey’s spinoff Station 19, as well as How to Get Away with Murder. For Grey’s, though, it continues to make television history.

With its last season, Grey’s Anatomy surpassed NBC’s ER as the longest-running primetime medical drama in total episode count, 341 to 331. In addition, with its newest renewal, it will beat ER with total seasons, 17 to 15. Plus, the show’s ratings don’t seem to be slowing down.

Avenger’s Endgame Breaks Multiple Box Office Records

Don’t worry, you don’t need to click away if you haven’t seen the movie, this contains no spoilers. However, the newest addition to the MCU has broken multiple box office records in just two and a half weeks. From opening weekend records to total gross, the movie seems unstoppable. In just its opening weekend, Endgame grossed nearly 1.2BN worldwide.

Right now, Endgame is at nearly $2.5BN total gross. This places it second in terms of highest grossing films. It’s hot on the heels of Avatar, which is sitting at $2.8BN in total. However, there is no doubt that Endgame will surpass that, as it took Endgame three weeks to make that much and Avatar took

YouTuber Jared Knabenbauer Accused Of Soliciting Underage Fans

Popular YouTube video game player Jared Knabenbauer (ProJared) was accused of soliciting nude pictures from underage fans. This comes right after his wife accused him of abusive behavior and cheating on her. Following her accusations, multiple fans came forward, saying Knabenbauer asked them for nude pictures, as well as sending some himself. Many fans also say that Knabenbauer knew they were minors when he solicited them.

This comes right after fellow YouTube star Austin Jones was sentenced to 10 years in prison for similar issues. As a result, many people began unsubscribing to Knabenbauer’s channel. In addition, multiple other channels, including collective channel Game Grumps, began removing videos featuring him off their channels. When asked to comment, YouTube declined.

Senator Introduces Anti “Loot Box” Bill

You’ve all seen them. The games you download to your phone have multiple extra purchases you can buy to give an edge over the competition. However, a new bill introduced by Missouri Senator Josh Hawley seeks to get rid of them. “Social media and video games prey on user addiction, siphoning our kids’ attention from the real world and extracting profits from fostering compulsive habits,” Hawley said on his website. “No matter this business model’s advantages to the tech industry, one thing is clear: there is no excuse for exploiting children through such practices.”

The bill seeks to ban loot boxes from any video game that targets children under 18. As an example, Hawley brought up hit mobile game Candy Crush. One such purchase is $149.99 bundle which includes in-game currency, boosters to reduce the difficulty, and 24 hours of unlimited lives.

Kim and Kanye Welcome 4th Child

Kanye and Kim Kardashian West welcomed their 4th child on Friday. Kardashian announced her boy’s birth, born via surrogate, over Twitter later that day. “He’s here and he’s perfect!” She tweeted. Currently, there is no news on the baby’s name. Kardashian announced that they were expecting in January, and was very open about the fact they were using a surrogate. Due to health risks, Kardashian didn’t want to risk another pregnancy.