Today In Events: Paramount Cancels ‘Terminator’ Premiere Due to L.A. Fires, ESPN Drops ‘Monday Night Football’ Halftime Music Performances, Uber Might Sell Culinary Experiences on Food Delivery App

1. PARAMOUNT CANCELS ‘TERMINATOR’ PREMIERE DUE TO L.A. FIRES: Paramount canceled the Los Angeles premiere of Terminator: Dark Fate on Monday due to ongoing wildfires in the area. The premiere was slated to take place at T.C.L. Chinese Theatre. The Hollywood Reporter: “‘In light of the ongoing, active fires being battled in the area, Paramount Pictures and Skydance have canceled tonight’s Los Angeles premiere of Terminator: Dark Fate,’ Paramount said in a statement. ‘We will be donating food intended for the after-party to the American Red Cross, which is serving those affected by the fires.’ … Dark Fate actor Arnold Schwarzenegger had to evacuate his home Monday morning after a brush fire broke out along the west side of Interstate 405, north of Sunset Boulevard and near the Getty Center in Southern California.” 

2. ESPN DROPS ‘MONDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL’ HALFTIME MUSIC PERFORMANCES: ESPN has dropped the musical portion of its Genesis Halftime Show during Monday Night Football. The network instead will have an extended breakdown of the game and a breaking news brief. Advertising Age: “ESPN confirmed the change and says it looks forward to continuing its collaboration with Hyundai’s standalone luxury brand. While the song-and-dance routines have been silenced, Genesis will remain the marquee sponsor of the ‘Monday Night Football’ halftime break through the end of the season.” 

3. UBER MIGHT SELL CULINARY EXPERIENCES ON FOOD DELIVERY APP: Uber is testing out a new feature on Uber Eats, the ridesharing company’s food delivery app, which will sell culinary experiences such as cooking classes and multi-course dinners. The feature, called Uber Moments, is currently having a test run for users in San Francisco through November 17. Events include a $75 Chinese dumpling making class and a $55 Nigerian dinner. Forbes: “The one-month, one-city trial is very limited for the global ride-sharing giant, but could signal a new revenue source for Uber and a new front for competition. For example, home-sharing startup Airbnb has spent the last three years building out its own Experiences platform to let people book everything from surfing to behind-the-scenes museum tours. It already counts over 1,000 cities on the platform, with more than 40,000 experiences available.”