‘Furious 7′ Leads Pack, ‘Mall Cop 2′ Bags $23M+, ‘Unfriended’ in Third
Updated Saturday, 11:22 Pm: Furious 7 had a nice Saturday uptick for Universal and will likely race in with around $28.7M for the three-day to push its cume to around $294M. Sony’s sequel comedy Paul Blart Mall Cop 2 is now expected to nab around $23M+ while Universal/Blumhouse’s horror flick Unfriended as expected had a Saturday night drop (the way genre usually does) and could have a three-day of anywhere between $15.8M and $16.5M depending on what tomorrow brings. Here… »
Anne of Green Gables star Jonathan Crombie dies, aged 48
Canadian actor Jonathan Crombie has died, aged 48.
The star was best known for his role as Gilbert Blythe in the CBC TV Anne of Green Gables movies.
Crombie's sister Carrie confirmed to CBC News on Saturday (April 18) that her brother had suffered a brain haemorrhage and died in New York on Wednesday (April 15).
"We've been going through lots of stories the last couple days," Carrie said. "He was funny, he was sweet, he loved acting, he loved comedy and singing and dancing. As a little kid, he just loved Broadway shows and all of that kind of stuff and would sing and dance in the living room."
Crombie reprised his role as Blythe in two sequels to the original 1984 TV movie, most recently in 2000.
"I think he was really proud of being Gilbert Blythe and was happy to answer any questions," Carrie revealed. "He really enjoyed that series and was happy, »
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