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‘Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald’ Tops The Weekend Box Office With $62 Million

“Fantastic Beasts: Crimes of Grindelwald” had an opening weekend of $62 million to top the weekend box office.  However, the second installment is down $13 million from its first episode, “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.”  “The Crimes of Grindelwald” is the second entry in what Warner Bros. intends to be a five-film franchise, and has earned an additional $191 internationally for a worldwide gross of $253 million for its opening weekend.  The Grinch earned second place with $38.2 million, and Bohemian Rhapsody moved to third place with $15.7 million. Mark Wahlberg‘s Instant Family opened in fourth place with $14.7 million and Viola Davis‘ Widows rounded out the Top 5 with $12.3 million.... [Read Full Story]

Celine Dion Unveils Gender-Neutral Clothing Line For Children

Céline Dion is launching a gender-neutral children’s clothing line, saying in part that she hopes to “encourage a dialogue of equality and possibility.” Dion unveiled the CELINUNUNU collection with a humorous commercial, in which she’s shown in the maternity ward of a hospital, blowing a handful of sparkling confetti over a group of infants and replacing their traditional pink and blue sleepwear with black and white, non-gender-specific ensembles. Dion says in the clip, “We miss the past. They dream of tomorrow. We may thrust them forward into the future, but the course will always be theirs to choose.”  The CELINUNUNU collection features more than 70 styles for kids aged 0 to 14 years and was created with the children’s boutique brand NUNUNU, which specializes in unisex designs. ... [Read Full Story]

Actress Paz De La Huerta Sues Harvey Weinstein For Assault And Sexual Battery

Actress Paz de la Huerta filed a $60 million lawsuit against Harvey Weinstein, seeking damages for alleged assault, sexual battery and emotional distress. The “Boardwalk Empire” actress publicly accused Weinstein of raping her twice in 2010 in New York City and sexually assaulting her a year later in Los Angeles. After the Manhattan district attorney’s office declined to press charges in December, de la Huerta is suing Weinstein in California superior court. De la Huerta claims in the suit that Weinstein’s actions have caused her “physical injury, severe emotional distress, humiliation, embarrassment, mental and emotional distress and anxiety.” The actress also claims that Weinstein derailed her career after she refused his advances during the third incident in Los Angeles. De la Huerta estimates that Weinstein cost her $55 million over the course of her career.  Weinstein lawyer Benjamin Brafman issued a statement in response to the suit, calling de la Huerta “an unstable personality with a vivid imagination.” ... [Read Full Story]

YouTuber Lilly Singh Announces She’s Taking A Break To Focus On Mental Health

YouTube star Lilly Singh announced she is taking a break from her popular YouTube channel.  Singh — known to her fans as “Superwoman” — announced in a video on Monday that she’ll be taking a hiatus from the video platform, saying she’s not at her “optimal happiness” and could be “mentally healthier.”  She told her viewers that she’s been making videos for 8 years, and added “I am mentally, physically, emotionally and spiritually exhausted. I think there’s a lot going on up here that I need to address that I’m not able to, constantly pumping out content.” She also added that she hasn’t been happy with “a lot of the content I’ve created” adding, “I’ve always said that happiness is the most important thing that you will ever fight for. Relevance is not.” Singh started making videos on the platform back in 2010, and has been an outspoken advocate for mental health awareness. She told Time that she actually discovered YouTube while she was dealing with depression.... [Read Full Story]

“Game Of Thrones” Season 8 Teaser Confirms It’s Final Season Will Premiere April 2019

On Twitter, HBO released a teaser for the final season of Game of Thrones, formally announcing that it will premiere in April 2019. The teaser was released with the text “Every battle. Every betrayal. Every risk. Every fight. Every sacrifice. Every death. All #ForTheThrone.” The trailer ends with the reveal that April of 2019 will be the debut of the eight — and final — season of the show, which first premiered in 2011. ... [Read Full Story]

Sandra Bullock Donates $100,000 To Help Save Animals From California Fires

Actress Sandra Bullock has made a $100,000 donation to The Humane Society of Ventura County, which is helping the animals affected by the wildfires in Southern California. The organization wrote on Facebook: “Our efforts for rescuing and caring for evacuated animals from the Hill and Woolsey fires had caught her attention and her team reached out to the shelter to show their supporT. Sandra Bullock and her family have reached out to other nonprofit organizations both during this incident and in the past. However, this time she wanted to contribute to those on the frontline rescuing animals in peril and hope others will choose to do the same.” The group said the donation will help provide care for animals such as horses, bulls and donkeys, amongst others, to be safely evacuated from the fires. ... [Read Full Story]

‘Toy Story 4’ Trailer Released, Introducing New Character

Pixar released the trailer for “Toy Story 4” on Monday, and the whole gang — Woody, Buzz Lightyear, Rex, Slinky Dog, Hamm the Piggy Bank and Mr. and Mrs. Potato Head — are back, along with a new character; a spork named Forky (voiced by Tony Hale.) While further details about the latest installment of the legendary Toy Story franchise are still scarce, the official synopsis states, “A road trip adventure alongside old and new friends will show Woody how big the world can be for a toy.”... [Read Full Story]

Stan Lee, Legendary Co-Creator Of Marvel Comics, Dies At Age 95

Stan Lee, a legend who created many of the popular Marvel characters, has died at age 95. Lee died early Monday morning at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. He was born Stanley Martin Lieber on Dec. 28, 1922, in New York City. Lee got a job at Timely Comics as an assistant at age 17, and was with the company for near six decades before Timely Comics became Atlas Comics and then Marvel Comics. Lee created or co-created Black Panther, Spider-Man, X-Men, The Mighty Thor, Iron Man, The Fantastic Four, The Incredible Hulk, Daredevil, Ant-Man and other characters. Lee is survived by his daughter, J.C. His wife of 69 years, Joan, died in 2017. ... [Read Full Story]

The 2018 E! People’s Choice Awards: Full List Of Winners

The 44th Annual People’s Choice Awards — now called the E! People’s Choice Awards– made it’s debut on the E! channel on Sunday night, taking place at the Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, California. The evening’s big winner was the Marvel Cinematic Universe as “Black Panther” and “Avengers: Infinity War” earned a total of five awards, including the year’s biggest movie (“Avengers”) as well as top action stars (Chadwick Boseman and Danai Gurira, respectively, for “Black Panther”). In addition, Melissa McCarthy was awarded the “People’s Icon of 2018” and Victoria Beckham won “Fashion Icon” award, ahead of the show.... [Read Full Story]

‘The Grinch’ Tops U.S. Box Office With $66M Opening Weekend

“Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch” earned $66 million for Universal Pictures to top the weekend North American box office, according to studio estimates Sunday. Last week’s top film “Bohemian Rhapsody,” dropped to second for 20th Century Fox with a $30.8 million weekend that brings its overall take to $100 million. “The Grinch,” with the title character voiced by Benedict Cumberbatch, was widely expected to be No. 1 with few other major openings this weekend, but it surpassed projections that had it bringing in closer to $60 million. Paramount Pictures’ “Overlord” was third with $19 million.... [Read Full Story]

Actress Meg Ryan Announces Engagement To Musician John Mellencamp Via Instagram Post

Actress Meg Ryan confirmed her engagement to John Mellencamp on Thursday, November 8, just one day after she was spotted wearing a diamond ring.  The 56-year-old actress captioned a photo of an illustration of the twosome on Thursday via her Instagram with the statement “ENGAGED!” Ryan and Mellencamp, 67, were first linked in 2011, but called it quits in 2014. While the pair reconciled later that year, they split again in 2015, before reuniting for a third time in 2017.  Ryan was previously married to actor Dennis Quaid, with whom she shares 26-year-old son Jack, from 1991 to 2001. She later adopted a now 14-year-old daughter Daisy. Mellencamp has been married three times and has five children, including Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Teddi Mellencamp. ... [Read Full Story]

Actress And Talk Show Host Tamera Mowry-Housley’s Niece Killed In Thousand Oaks Bar Shooting

Actress Tamera Mowry-Housley and her husband, former Fox News correspondent Adam Housley, searched for information about their niece, Alaina Housley, after a mass shooting took place in Southern California on Wednesday night. Yesterday the couple announced through their representative that they learned she was among the victims. In a joint statement on Thursday, they said: “Our hearts are broken. We just learned that our niece Alaina was one of the victims of last night’s shooting at Borderline bar in Thousand Oaks. Alaina was an incredible young woman with so much life ahead of her and we are devastated that her life was cut short in this manner. We thank everyone for your prayers and ask for privacy at this time.” Alaina Housley, an 18-year-old Pepperdine freshman, was at Thousand Oaks’ Borderline Bar & Grill when a gunman opened fire in the early hours Thursday morning. Tracking on her iPhone and Apple Watch put her location on the dance floor as of Thursday morning while Adam Housley searched the hospital and crime scene for his niece. The gunman, who killed 12 people including the responding sheriff’s sergeant, also died in the incident, apparently taking his own life. The Real, the syndicated daytime talk show co-hosted by Mowry-Housley, aired a pre-taped episode on Thursday.... [Read Full Story]

Michael Douglas Is Joined By Loved Ones, Including His Father Kirk Douglas, At Hollywood Walk of Fame Ceremony

Oscar-winning actor Michael Douglas was presented with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame this week, surrounded by family and friends, including his wife, Catherine Zeta-Jones, his son Cameron Douglas, and his father, star Kirk Douglas. Jane Fonda, Eric McCormack, Andy Garcia and Douglas’ former agent Ron Meyer were also present at the event. During the ceremony, Michael gave a heartfelt speech about having his loved ones by his side for the big moment, saying, “Let’s face it, this is a great honor and I’m not getting any younger. I’m going to enjoy it with my wife and my son and my caretakers and my great-great-grandkids.” Mentioning wife Zeta-Jones, he added, “I’m grateful for your support and your love and your patience. By the way, in another week we are celebrating our 18th anniversary, so thank you for the best 18 years of my life, sweetheart!” When addressing his famous father, Douglas said, “My dad is here. In a month, Kirk will be 102 years old! It means so much to me, Dad, that you’re here today. Thank you for your advice, inspiration, and I’ll say it simply and with all my heart: I’m so proud to be your son.” ... [Read Full Story]

Angelina Jolie And Brad Pitt Going To Trial In Child Custody Case

Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt are heading to court over thecustody of their children. According to court documents, the trial is set to begin on December 4. Jolie and Pitt separated in September 2016 after two years of marriage, and filed for divorce shortly after. The former-couple have six children together, ranging from ages 10 to 17. Since the time of their split, the duo’s mutually agreeable custody arrangement has been a point of contention for the two starts.  Jolie has sought sole custody, while Pitt is seeking joint custody. Jolie currently maintains primary physical custody of the children.... [Read Full Story]

HBO’s “Deadwood” Has Begun Production On Long-Awaited Movie

HBO announced this week that production has begun in Los Angeles on the highly anticipate Deadwood movie. A press release stated: “The indelible characters of the series are reunited after 10 years to celebrate South Dakota’s statehood. Former rivalries are reignited, alliances are tested and old wounds are reopened, as all are left to navigate the inevitable changes that modernity and time have wrought.” Series start Ian McShane, Timothy Olyphant, Molly Parker, Paula Malcomson, John Hawkes, Anna Gunn, Dayton Callie, Brad Dourif, Robin Weigert, William Sanderson, Kim Dickens and Gerald McRaney will all be returning for the movie.The followup was written by David Milch and will be directed by Daniel Minahan. Deadwood ran for three seasons 2004-06; the movie was first announced in July.... [Read Full Story]

Idris Elba Named People’s ‘Sexiest Man Alive’ For 2018

People magazine has named Idris Elba as 2018’s Sexiest Man Alive. The British actor, who has starred in movies such as “The Wire” and “Luther,” was surprised after being crowned this year’s winner, according to the magazine. Elba’s selection was revealed on “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon,” with the actor appearing via satellite from London. Elba said of his selection, “My mom is going to be very, very proud.”  Past winners of People’s title have included Dwayne Johnson, David Beckham, Chris Hemsworth, Adam Levine, Channing Tatum and country singer Blake Shelton. Elba will be featured in a special double issue that will hit newsstands Friday.... [Read Full Story]

Demi Lovato Spotted Out Of Rehab 3 Months After Overdose

More than three months after she was hospitalized due to an apparent drug overdose, singer Demi Lovato is reportedly out of rehab and was spotted out to dinner in Los Angeles over the weekend. Lovato was seen dining with designer Henri Alexander Levy on Saturday night, and she also was recently been seen by fans at a Beverly Hills spa and at Universal Studio’s Halloween Horror Nights. In photos posted by TMZ, Lovato is seen smiling at Levy and holding his hand across the table at the popular celebrity eatery Matsuhisa. Lovato’s stay in rehab had been expected to extend for several months, according to sources. Back in July, Lovato was found unconscious in her Hollywood Hills home in July after a near-fatal overdose. She entered a treatment facility, her third rehab stint, following a two-week hospital stay.... [Read Full Story]

The Spice Girls Announce Reunion Tour, But Without Victoria Beckham

The Spice Girls — consisting of Emma “Baby Spice” Bunton, Geri “Ginger Spice” Halliwell Horner, Melanie “Mel C” Chisholm and Melanie “Mel B” Brown — announced their United Kingdom reunion tour Monday, on the official Spice Girls Twitter account. The four ladies appeared in the video without Victoria “Posh Spice” Beckham, in a video spoof that announced news of the tour. The foursome will be joined by a special guest, singer Jess Glynne. The Spice Girls officially split in 1998 after becoming one of the UK’s biggest girl groups ever. Tickets are scheduled to go on sale Saturday at 5:30 a.m. ET.... [Read Full Story]

Andrea Bocelli Earns First No. 1 On Billboard 200 Chart With His Album “Sì”

Legendary singer Andrea Bocelli has debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 for the first time with his latest studio album Si. The album moved 126,000 equivalent album units in its first week, with 123,000 of those being traditional album sales. This is Bocelli’s first No. 1 album, and his 26th studio album overall. It’s more than 20 years since his first time making his debut on the charts with Romanza in 1997, and it’s also his largest sales week since 2009. Moreover, it’s the first classical album No. 1 in 10 years. ... [Read Full Story]

Julianne Hough To Play Jolene In Dolly Parton Anthology Show For Netflix

Julianne Hough of Dancing With the Stars fame has been cast as Jolene, the infamous man-stealer from Parton’s song of the same name, in the new anthology show from Netflix, called Dolly Parton’s Heartstrings. The eight-part anthology show is set to adapt the stories and inspirations behind Parton’s most iconic hits. According to press releases, Jolene is described as “a flirtatious free-spirit with aspirations of escaping her small hometown of Coventry, GA to follow her dreams of becoming a successful singer-songwriter.” Parton will play Babe, a “sparkly force of nature” who runs the local honky-tonk bar where Jolene works as a waitress and acts as a mother-figure. In addition to Hough and Parton, Kimberly Williams-Paisley will play local wife and mother Emily, whose life changes when she becomes president of the Coventry Women’s League, and Dallas Roberts will play Aaron, a husband in the midst of a midlife crisis. Dolly Parton’s Heartstrings is set to debut on Netflix in 2019.... [Read Full Story]

Naomi Watts Cast In HBO ‘Game of Thrones’ Prequel Show

The next chapter of HBO’s “Game of Thrones” will star Naomi Watts. The pilot for the network’s prequel has cast Watts to star in the project, from creators Jane Goldman and George R.R. Martin. According to HBO, Watts will play “a charismatic socialite hiding a dark secret in the drama pilot.” The pilot (and hopefully potential series) will be set thousands of years before the events seen in the current series, and chronicle the world’s “descent from the golden Age of Heroes into its darkest hour,” according to a description of the show. Goldman will also serve as showrunner on the series. HBO ordered the pilot for the prequel back in June. Meanwhile, the final season of “Game of Thrones” is scheduled to air sometime in 2019.... [Read Full Story]

Barbra Streisand Sings With James Corden In Teaser Of Her Appearance On “Carpool Karaoke”

Barbra Streisand and Late Late Show host James Corden will take a musical car ride, as seen in a new teaser trailer for Thursday’s installment of Carpool Karaoke. Streisand said on Twitter Tuesday alongside the trailer, “They say there’s a first time for everything… can you believe this was my first time singing out loud in a car? Had so much fun with @jkcorden – tune in to @latelateshow Thursday night! #BarbraWalls.”  In the clip, Corden is then shocked to discover that Streisand doesn’t play music in her car. “I don’t usually put the radio on to hear music. Do you really have to hear music?” Streisand says before the duo launch into a rendition of “Don’t Rain on My Parade” from Funny Girl. Streisand recently released a new single titled “Don’t Lie to Me” that will appear on her upcoming 36th album, Walls. The project is set for release on Nov. 2.... [Read Full Story]

Director Tyler Perry Planning To End His “Madea” Character In 2019

Filmmaker Tyler Perry says he’s retiring the character of Madea, the grandmother he first featured on screen in “I Can Do Bad All By Myself back in 1999,” and has since appeared in 10 installments, along with numerous stage shows and TV appearances. Perry says he also plans to stage a farewell tour in 2019, along with the character’s final film, “Tyler Perry’s a Madea Family Funeral.” Perry said that the film was shot more than two years ago, but Perry wanted to delay the release in light of the two Madea Halloween films he made from 2016 and 2017, respectively. He’s also looking forward to working on different kinds of projects, including Acrimony, out earlier this year, and Nobody’s Fool, due out in November, both of which Perry wrote and produced.... [Read Full Story]

“A Wrinkle In Time” Director Ava DuVernay Partnering With Netflix On Prince Documentary

A Wrinkle in Time and 13th director Ava DuVernay is partnering with Netflix for a feature-length documentary on the late musical icon Prince. The documentary will chronicle Prince’s entire life and career. DuVernay tweeted about the project, saying “Prince was a genius, a joy, and a jolt to the senses. He was like no other. He shattered preconceived notions, smashed boundaries, and shared his heart through his music. The only way I know how to make this film is with love and great care. I’m honored to do so and grateful.” DuVernay has been working on the project for several months and she has the full cooperation of Prince’s estate. Prince died on April 21st, 2016, due to an overdose of fentanyl. As of press time, there was no estimated release date for the Prince documentary.... [Read Full Story]

Actress Hilary Duff And Boyfriend Matthew Koma Welcome A Baby Girl

Actress Hilary Duff and boyfriend Matthew Koma shared on Instagram that their new baby girl had officially arrived. Duff shared the baby’s name, posting “Banks Violet Bair, this little bit has fully stolen our hearts! She joined our world at home on Thursday afternoon and is absolute magic” alongside a photo of the couple cradling their new addition. Duff posted several more photos of baby Banks in her Instagram Stories, sharing a snapshot showing Koma had dyed his hair pink in anticipation of the baby’s arrival. Duff is also mama to 6-1/2-year-old son Luca with ex-husband Mike Comrie.  ... [Read Full Story]

FOX Announces Cast For Live Musical Production Of ‘Rent’

Fox has announced the lineup for its live musical version of Rent.  Vanessa Hudgens, who starred as Rizzo in Fox’s Grease Live, will play Maureen Johnson, a performance artist protesting a real estate development plan to evict the homeless. Maureen’s girlfriend, Joanne, will be played by Kiersey Clemons. Dancing With the Stars winner Jordan Fisher will appear as aspiring filmmaker Mark Cohen while Brennin Hunt and singer Tinashe will play star-crossed lovers Roger Davis and Mimi Marquez, a musician and a dancer respectively who are both HIV positive.  RuPaul’s Drag Race favorite Valentina will take on the role of Angel and Brandon Victor Dixon, who played Judas in last spring’s Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert, will play Tom Collins. Finally Mario rounds out the cast as Benjamin Coffin III. Jonathan Larson’s Tony- and Pulitzer-winning rock musical follows a group of New York City artists dealing with the HIV/AIDS crisis in 1989.  Rent will air live Jan. 27, 2019 at 7 p.m. on Fox.... [Read Full Story]

Venom Breaks $500 Million At The Worldwide Box Office

Sony’s Venom just grossed an additional $17.3 million in 65 international markets this past weekend, which now brings the film’s global total to $500 million. Venom follows Eddie Brock as he attempts to revive his journalism career by investigating the Life Foundation only to come into contact with an alien symbiote which grants him powers, transforming him into the anti-hero Venom. Directed by Ruben Fleischer, Venom stars Tom Hardy, Michelle Williams, Riz Ahmed, Scott Haze, Reid Scott, Jenny Slate, Ron Cephas Jones, and Woody Harrelson.... [Read Full Story]

Michael Bublé Appears On ‘Carpool Karaoke’ With James Corden For An Important Cause

Michael Bublé appeared with “Late Late Show” host James Corden for a worthwhile cause.  Bublé’s appearance on “Carpool Karaoke” was part of the “Stand Up To Cancer” telethon that aired in the United Kingdom on Friday. Bublé opened up to Corden about his son’s cancer battle, and the mood turned somber after when speaking about Bublé’s now 5-year-old son Noah, who was diagnosed with liver cancer in 2016 at the age of three. Corden said, “you’ve had an extremely tough couple of years, what you’ve gone through in the last few years … is every parent’s worst nightmare.” Michael explained that he and his wife actress Luisana Lopilato were told that Noah’s diagnosis “was not good” and told James that “it’s too hard to talk about.” The episode ended with Michael’s plea to everyone at home to make a donation to Stand Up to Cancer, an organization that raises funds for cancer research. ... [Read Full Story]