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‘Dumbo’ Leads The Box Office With $45M Opening Weekend

Tim Burton‘s live-action reboot of “Dumbo” earned $45 million in its debut weekend, coming in below the $50 million mark that early predictions expected. For a Disney project. Dumbo now sits toward the bottom of the Disney live-action films, well below The Jungle Book($103 million), Alice In Wonderland ($116 million), and Beauty and the Beast($174 million).  After this weekend, the film’s worldwide total is $116 million, $71 million coming from overseas.... [Read Full Story]

All Charges Against Jussie Smollett Have Been Dropped

On Tuesday, prosecutors and attorneys for Jussie Smollett said all charges against the actor — who had been accused of staging a hate crime and filing a false police report about it — have been dropped. It is a dramatic reversal in a case in which Chicago police alleged just last month that the 36-year-old “Empire” actor hired two acquaintances to attack him in late January to promote his career.... [Read Full Story]

Oprah Winfrey Announces Documentary Projects And New Book Club For Apple TV+

Almost a year after Oprah Winfrey signed a multi-year deal with Apple for original content, she took the stage at Apple’s Steve Jobs Theater to reveal the first projects she has been working on. They include two documentaries: Toxic Labor, about workplace harassment, and a yet-untitled multi-part series focusing on mental health. Additionally, Winfrey announced that she is partnering with Apple for “building the biggest, most vibrant, most stimulating book club on the planet.” Book club has always been a big part of the Oprah brand, with her picks often translating to bestseller status.... [Read Full Story]

Actress Lori Loughlin Released On $1 Million Bond After Arrest In College Admissions Scam

$25 million college admissions scam that has prompted repercussions from Hollywood to the boardrooms of major companies.” data-reactid=”16″ type=”text”>In Los Angeles on Wednesday, Fuller House actress Lori Loughlin was taken into custody by the FBI after she, actress Felicity Huffman and 48 others were charged in a $25 million college admissions scam. ... [Read Full Story]

FBI Arrest Felicity Huffman, Warrant Issued For Lori Loughlin In Massive College Admission Scheme

Felicity Huffman was arrested this morning by law enforcement for her involvement in a bribery scheme to get her and William H. Macy’s daughter into elite colleges.” data-reactid=”18″ type=”text”>Actress Felicity Huffman was arrested Tuesday morning by law enforcement for her involvement in a bribery scheme to get her daughter into elite colleges. Fuller House star Lori Loughlin and her spouse Mossimo Gianulli are also charged in the nationwide indictment. Huffman and Loughlin are being charged with conspiracy to commit mail fraud and honest services fraud. Loughlin’s husband, Mr. Gianulli, has also been arrested. Loughlin was out of the country due to work, and not arrested as of press time.... [Read Full Story]

FBI Arrest Felicity Huffman, Warrant Issued For Lori Loughlin In Massive College Admission Scheme

Actress Felicity Huffman was arrested Tuesday morning by law enforcement for her involvement in a bribery scheme to get her daughter into elite colleges. Fuller House star Lori Loughlin and her spouse Mossimo Gianulli are also charged in the nationwide indictment. Huffman and Loughlin are being charged with conspiracy to commit mail fraud and honest services fraud. Loughlin’s husband, Mr. Gianulli, has also been arrested. Loughlin was out of the country due to work, and not arrested as of press time.... [Read Full Story]

Showtime Cancels ‘SMILF’ After Reports Of On-Set Misconduct

Showtime has canceled the comedy series “SMILF” after two seasons. In addition, ABC studios, which produces the show, has suspended a development deal with its creator, star and executive producer Frankie Shaw. The announcements came after a December story in The Hollywood Reporter that detailed allegations of abusive on-set behavior and violations of industry rules by Shaw, who also directs some episodes of the show. Shaw denied the allegations.... [Read Full Story]