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Another day, another round of preposterous decision-making compounded by an unfortunate development or two that Netflix may or may not have any control over whatsoever.

The rise of parasocial equivalents for every human interaction was dauntingly rapid as is, but Netflix is only adding to the problem by plugging its interactive choose-your-own-adventure model into the next original destined for mediocrity.

Elsewhere, the streamer is beginning to feel the ramifications of those unfortunate Witcher developments, three original films have vanished from its release calendar, and the usual suspects are flying high on the charts.

Netflix made quite a choice by investing in Choose Love

Choose Love. Laura Marano as Cami in Choose Love.
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The words “romantic comedy” and “bold” should hardly ever show up in the same sentence together, and when they do, it’s usually not the sort of bold one wishes to be designated as.

Such is the case with Choose Love, an upcoming romantic comedy that just received its first trailer earlier today. Indeed, the strategy being employed by Netflix here is to mesh the story together with a Bandersnatch-esque choose-your-own-adventure structure; one that they seem dead set on pushing until they end up with a piece of content that actually benefits from it.

Indeed, after the dire likes of the aforementioned Bandersnatch, Choose or Die? — among others — one would think that Netflix has received the memo by now, but judging by the fact that they’re banking on a dull genre to inject life into a duller shtick, perhaps those previous attempts have only made them more desperate.

The streamer’s latest true crime darling forgoes bloodshed for malicious charisma

How to Become A Cult Leader. Jamie Gomez from episode 103 of How to Become A Cult Leader.
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It may not consist of the same tragic, often blood-stained components that give most true crime its disturbingly pathological draw, which is perhaps exactly why How to Become a Cult Leader has managed to carve out such a fascinating niche for itself.

Soaring on Netflix’s global charts as the seventh most-watched series around the world, the show unpacks the psychology of a variety of different cult leaders and their heinous, deceptively harmful methods of control, from Charles Manson to Jaimie Gomez to Shoko Asahara.

They may not seem as terrifying as a serial killer on the surface, but anyone who’s plunged into the topic at any depth knows that that’s exactly what makes cult leaders so dangerous.

Three more high-profile Netflix exclusives draw the short straw on the release date shakeup

Millie Bobby Brown in 'Damsels'
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It’s still unclear whether the strikes, malicious streaming practices, or some other third thing has anything to do with this decision, but refusing to offer up an explanation looks almost as bad as dragging three more original films down on one’s release calendar, as Netflix has done for Players, Shirley, and Spaceman earlier today.

The most lucrative victim of this dubious round of rearrangement has to be Spaceman, a sci-fi feature starring the resurgent Adam Sandler who will no doubt continue to prove that he’s a fantastic actor when he puts the pedal to the medal, and while we probably don’t need another rom-com in Players (despite the involvement of one Tom Ellis), Regina King’s highly anticipated biopic Shirley — about America’s first Black congresswoman Shirley Chisholm — certainly deserves better than this.

With the dawn of Liam Hemsworth fast approaching, boycotts of The Witcher are coming hard and fast

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Even now, we’re still not entirely sure why season 3 of The Witcher will be Henry Cavill‘s last; was it his decision? Was it Netflix’s decision? Did they both have a hand in Cavill’s exit?

Whatever the case, the Witcher faithful seem unconcerned with the “why,” as disastrously declining viewership numbers for season 3 of The Witcher indicate that the Cavill diehards are putting their money where their mouth is.

It perhaps helps the boycotters’ case that volume 2 of season 3 of The Witcher is the worst-reviewed run of episodes the show has ever seen, but going from over a million unique views in six days to just 574,000 views in four days is nevertheless one of the harsher declines in Netflix’s history.

When it comes to action films, critics’ trash is Netflix’s treasure

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Some words of wisdom for you all; all the star power in the world can’t elevate your film if the movie itself is nothing more than an abysmal knock-off of Taken.

And that’s exactly the bill that fits The Gunman – a 2015 action film packed to the brim with such names as Sean Penn, Javier Bardem, Idris Elba, Mark Rylance, and Ray Winstone, yet only managed a whimpering $24 million box office pull against a $40 million budget and a 17 percent approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes to boot.

In other words, it’s exactly the sort of movie that Netflix viewers are bound to eat right up, which explains its sneaky Top 10 appearance on the U.K. and Ireland charts.


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Title: Latest Netflix News: ‘The Witcher’ gets abandoned at breakneck speed as three high-profile Netflix originals are sucked into a streaming black hole
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5th Annual Society of Composers & Lyricists Awards Announces Nominees in Film, TV, and Visual Media

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The Society of Composers and Lyricists (SCL) announced today the nominees for the 2024 SCL Awards. Many of the contenders reflect the Oscar shortlist that was also announced today. The nominees include songwriters Billie Eilish, Olivia Rodrigo, Lenny Kravitz, Diane Warren, and Jon Batiste who earned spots on the Oscar shortlist for Best Original Song. […]


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2024 Oscars: Best Original Song Predictions

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With the 2024 Oscars shortlists now out, it’s clear that “Barbie” will have a significant presence in the Best Original Song category.


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Deontay Wilder Net Worth: Career Earnings, Biggest Fight Purse & Endorsement Deals Of ‘The Bronze Bomber’

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Deontay Wilder Net Worth: Career Earnings, Biggest Fight Purse & Endorsement Deals Of ‘The Bronze Bomber’ – originally posted on

Here is everything you need to know about the single hardest puncher in boxing and the former world heavyweight champion, Deontay Wilder. This includes his net worth, career earnings and endorsement deals.

Deontay Wilder Net Worth

Deontay Wilder has been a professional boxer since his debut back in November 2008. He has been boxing consistently for over 15 years straight now in the pro ranks, earning more and more money as his career has progressed up to world level.

The 1985-born boxing superstar is one of the most fearsome punchers the sport of boxing has ever seen. Deontay Wilder’s boxing record consists of 43 wins – 42 of which have come via knockout. The only man to go the distance with ‘The Bronze Bomber’ was Bermane Stiverne, who Wilder then knocked out in a round in their rematch.

As of December 2023, it is reported that Deontay Wilder’s net worth is somewhere in the region of $30 million (source: Celebrity Net Worth).

Of course, given the fact the Alabama man is supremely wealthy, he likes his fair share of luxury items too. Wilder has acquired real estate, expensive jewelry, flashy cars and various other assets that have contributed to his riches.

Wilder reportedly has eight kids in total from various relationships, including one with his current girlfriend Telli Swift. Evidently a fair amount of Wilder’s earnings in the ring is used on providing for his big family and loved ones. Be sure to see Deontay Wilder’s net worth continue to grow for the remainder of his career, as long as that lasts.

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Deontay Wilder Career Earnings

After 46 professional boxing fights, Deontay Wilder’s biggest fight purse is reported to have been around $28 million (source: Forbes). This was reportedly how much ‘The Bronze Bomber’ earned for his rematch bout with Tyson Fury back in February 2020.

Wilder went into the fight as the marginal favorite with the best offshore sportsbooks, given that he was still the reigning champion following his draw with Fury 14 months prior. Despite getting conclusively knocked out in Round 7 of the fight, this still remains the biggest purse of Wilder’s career to date.

Deontay Wilder has reportedly earned a total sum of around $95 million in his professional boxing career from his debut up to now. This is right up there with the likes of heavyweight rivals Anthony Joshua and Tyson Fury, and is more than the likes of Ryan Garcia, Gervonta Davis and Terence Crawford.

The 2008 Beijing Olympic Bronze Medallist has been earnings even figure purses ever since he became world heavyweight champion back in January 2015. Of his last 10 fights, just one has been less than seven figures (Washington – $900k). In fact, Wilder has earned around $80 million just from his last five fights.

See the full table below for a detailed breakdown of the purses Deontay Wilder has received for his last 10 fights. All in all, it is fair to say that the 38-year-old isn’t short of a dollar or two. His net worth, salary and fight purses will continue to rise as his career rolls on at world level.

Deontay Wilder Fight Purses (Last 10):

Fight Fight Purse
Deontay Wilder vs Robert Helenius $10 million
Deontay Wilder vs Tyson Fury 3 $12 million
Deontay Wilder vs Tyson Fury 2 $28 million
Deontay Wilder vs Luis Ortiz 2 $20 million
Deontay Wilder vs Dominic Breazeale $10 million
Deontay Wilder vs Tyson Fury $10 million
Deontay Wilder vs Luis Ortiz $2 million
Deontay Wilder vs Bermane Stiverne 2 $1.4 million
Deontay Wilder vs Gerald Washington $900,000
Deontay Wilder vs Chris Arreola $1.4 million

Deontay Wilder purse info per Sports Payouts & Sporting News

Deontay Wilder Endorsements & Sponsorship

Although the vast majority of Deontay Wilder’s earnings comes from prize fighting, he also earns an extremely lucrative sum of money outside of the ring. These vast endorsement deals from outside of the ring are a big player in boosting Wilder’s net worth and salary.

The 1985-born boxing phenom’s biggest endorsement deal as of today is his partnership with Everlast. Wilder has shown great loyalty to Everlast for several years during his boxing career, and still sports their boxing gear to this day. He also regularly uses Everlast boxing gloves in the ring for his world title fights, as well as during training camps.

Some of Deontay Wilder’s other endorsements include his partnerships with PureKana CBD, Raising Cane’s and IHC Crypto. There is not much else known about Wilder’s endorsements and sponsors outside of his career as a boxer.

All in all, Deontay Wilder’s various sponsorships certainly help boost his net worth. Per Forbes, he reportedly earns an estimated $500,000 per annum through endorsements. Ultimately though it is punching people in the face for a living that pays ‘The Bronze Bomber’ the most money.

Be sure to claim the various sports betting apps bonuses and boxing free bets available on the SportsLens site ahead of Deontay Wilder’s next fight.

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Title: Deontay Wilder Net Worth: Career Earnings, Biggest Fight Purse & Endorsement Deals Of ‘The Bronze Bomber’
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