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‘Duck Dynasty’ Musical to Close Early in Las Vegas

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The show won’t go on for “Duck Commander Musical,” the Las Vegas show about the Robertson family featured on A&E series “Duck Dynasty.” The musical, which is based on a book written by Willie and Korie Robertson, will close on May 17 after less than a two month run. According to the show’s website, it “transports the Louisiana bayou to the stage in a captivating 90 minute show- seasoned with all the southern spirit and down-to-earth humor you’d expect from America’s most famous rednecks, the Robertson family.” It officially opened April 15 following previews on Apr. 8 at the Crown Theater inside. »


- Anita Bennett

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Hollywood’s Guard Is Up After Periscope, Meerkat Live-Stream Pirated ‘Fight of the Century’

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Hollywood TV and movie executives will be keeping their guard up after Saturday’s massive pirating of the Floyd Mayweather-Manny Pacquiao pay-per-view boxing match by people across the web, including Twitter users. They used the site’s live-streaming app Periscope and Meerkat to send out the “fight of the century” to non-paying customers around the globe. Millions of people did ante up $100 to see the fight on TV — which was co-produced by HBO and Showtime the bout and was expected to easily smash the pay-per-view record of 2.48 million buys set in 2007 when Mayweather fought Oscar De La Hoya. »


- Todd Cunningham

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‘SNL’ Fuels Black Widow-Female Superhero Backlash With Mock Marvel Trailer (Video)

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The Avengers” character Black Widow is finally getting her own movie, thanks to “Saturday Night Live.” This weekend’s “SNL” host Scarlett Johansson reprised her role as Black Widow, for a different take on the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The NBC sketch comedy series rolled out a trailer for the fictitious Black Widow film and posed the question: “Does Marvel not know how to make a girl superhero movie?” Also Read: 'Avengers: Age of Ultron' Soars to $188 Million but Record Bid Is Knocked Out “SNL” then shows the Disney-owned studio how the film should be made — in the form of a romantic comedy. »


- Anita Bennett

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‘Game of Thrones’ Nikolaj Coster-Waldau on Why He Hates Spoilers, Backlash Over That Infamous Cersei Sex Scene (Video)

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“Games of Thrones” star Niolaj Coster-Waldau revisited the backlash he got over the controversial Season 4 sex scene in which his character Jaime Lannister forced himself on twin sister Cersei play by Lena Headey. “Whatever you take from a show is absolutely fine. But I think some of the discussion afterward became silly,” Coster-Waldau said a new episode of TheWrap’s “Drinking With the Stars.” The two have engaged in a torrid love affair on the hit HBO show for years, leading to a dark scene following the death of their son Joffrey in which the two have sex while Cersei is standing vigil. »


- Joe Otterson

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Jamie Foxx Pummeled by Fans for National Anthem Performance Before Mayweather-Pacquiao Fight (Video)

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Jamie Foxx turned in a headline-making performance of the national anthem before the Floyd Mayweather vs. Manny Pacquiao fight. But not all of them were good and the Oscar winner was Ko’d on social media in the process. Foxx belted out what can best be described as a soulful rendition of “The Star-Spangled Banner” ahead of Saturday night’s title fight. Also Read: Floyd Mayweather Bans CNN's Rachel Nichols, HBO's Michelle Beadle From Covering Fight Unfortunately, he was ripped by boxing fans for putting more twists and turns into his rendition than the actual fight had. “Jamie Foxx making »


- Anita Bennett

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‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’ Soars to $188 Million but Record Bid Is Knocked Out

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Marvel Studios’ “Avengers: The Age of Ultron” packed a mighty punch with a smashing $187.7 million North American debut at the box office this weekend. But its hopes of topping the record for the biggest movie opening in Hollywood history were knocked out by a high-profile boxing match. Despite an electrifying U.S. rollout the kicked off summer, Disney’s superhero sequel will have to settle for the second-highest-grossing  three-day first weekend ever, behind the $207.4 million rung up by “The Avengers” in 2012. Disney and Marvel have the third-best too, with “Iron Man 3” opening to $174.1 in 2013. The other studios cleared out. »


- Todd Cunningham

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‘Saturday Night Live': ‘Avengers’ Star Scarlett Johansson Gives Fans a Dose of Black Widow (Video)

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Returning to host “Saturday Night Live” for a fourth time, Scarlett Johansson noted that she’s changed since she was last on the show and said she’s now a “Milf” — “Mom in lots of films.” Taran Killam and Kenan Thompson found her lullaby version of Donna Summer’s “Love to Love You Baby” a little too sexy for babies, but the “SNL” audience approved. Before Johansson’s monologue, the show opened with a crawl from NBC saying that since they’d already telecast “the whitest day in sports” with the Kentucky Derby then golf, they were just going to »


- Diane Gordon

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Jimmy Fallon and Helen Hunt Play Beer Bong and Do Tequila Shots – It’s Cinco de Mayo Pre-Game (Video)

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Helen Hunt join Jimmy Fallon on “The Tonight Show” Friday and started the Cinco de Mayo celebration early with a game of beer pong and tequila shots. Fallon explained that first to sink two balls in their opponent’s cup was the winner. “There’s a twist,” he said. “This was Helen’s idea, by the way. The loser does a shot of tequila.” The actress, stopping by to promote her new film “Ride,” and Fallon took their places on opposite sides of the ping pong table and began the game. Fallon started off strong, sinking his first shot with ease. »


- Joe Otterson

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Kirstie Alley Wants Everyone to Know: I’m Not Woman From NJ Gov. Chris Christie’s Bridgegate!

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Kirstie Alley found herself unexpectedly drawn into New Jersey governor Chris Christie’s “Bridgegate” scandal on Friday. After the New York times posted a story with the headline “Christie Ally to Plead Guilty in New Jersey Bridge Closings,” a prankster retweeted the story, but added a picture of Alley. It quickly began trending as people continued confusing Alley with the real ally, David Wildstein. Wildstein was a Christie appointee who plead guilty to two counts of conspiracy after it was revealed lanes of the George Washington bridge were shut down as apparent payback against a Democratic mayor who refused to endorse Christie. »


- Joe Otterson

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Floyd Mayweather Bans CNN’s Rachel Nichols, HBO’s Michelle Beadle From Covering Fight

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Espn and HBO Sports correspondent Michelle Beadle and CNN sports correspondent Rachel Nichols have been banned from covering Saturday night’s superfight between boxers Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao. HBO Sports eventually got Beadle’s credential restored, but she had already returned to Los Angeles and says she does not plan on returning to Las Vegas for the fight. The reporters confirmed the news on their respective Twitter accounts. Nichols wrote, “No fight for me or . Mayweather’s team told my producer the camp was blocking my credential.” Beadle tweeted, “I, along with  have been banned from the MGM Grand Arena for the. »


- Joe Otterson

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Watch ‘Walking Dead’ Star Chad L. Coleman’s Bizarre Rant in New York City Subway (Video)

2 May 2015 11:38 AM, PDT

Walking Dead” alum Chad L. Coleman was caught on video screaming on a New York City subway car Friday. The actor can be heard yelling “I wanna know where my humanitarians are! Yes, I am Chad L. Coleman! I’m on ‘The Wire,’ ‘The Walking Dead.’ I’m not trying to f—ing play no games with you!” Coleman even screamed at one point, “Yes, I’m an actor! You want me on TMZ? Record it!” TMZ did in fact release the video, along with a brief interview with Coleman explaining his actions. See Photos: Party Report in Pictures: ' »


- Joe Otterson

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Dave Goldberg, SurveyMonkey CEO and Sheryl Sandberg’s Husband, Dead at 47

2 May 2015 11:35 AM, PDT

Dave Goldberg, the CEO of online survey company SurveyMonkey and husband of Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg, died suddenly Friday night. He was 47 years old. His brother Robert confirmed the news in a Facebook post: “It’s with incredible shock and sadness that I’m letting our friends and family know that my amazing brother, Dave Goldberg, beloved husband of Sheryl Sandberg, father of two wonderful children, and son of Paula Goldberg, passed away suddenly last night.” “In this time of sorrow, we mourn his passing and remember what an amazing husband, father, brother, son and friend he was,” Robert also wrote. »


- Joe Otterson

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‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’ Ranks No. 1 in All 88 Markets, Hits $425 Million Globally

2 May 2015 9:36 AM, PDT

“Avengers: The Age of Ultron” is ruling the world at the box office. The Marvel superhero sequel roared to $53 million overseas on Friday, a May Day holiday in many countries, and it was the No. 1 movie in all 88 markets in which it was playing for Disney. The international total for “Age of Ultron” is up to $340 million, and its worldwide haul is up to $425 million in just over nine days. It took in $84.5 million in first day of domestic release, and is positioned to challenge the record for the biggest domestic opening weekend ever, set by »

- Todd Cunningham

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‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’ Has Record in Range After Huge $84 Million Friday at Box Office

2 May 2015 7:56 AM, PDT

“Avengers: The Age of Ultron” smashed its way to $84.4 million Friday, the second-highest opening day at the box office ever, but will still need a monster Saturday to break the record set by the original movie for the biggest opening weekend ever. The first day of Disney’s Marvel superhero sequel — which included $27.6 million from Thursday shows — is bigger than the $80.8 million Friday of “The Avengers,” and behind only the $91 million first day of “Harry Potter and the Death Hallows Part II” on the all-time list. But the first “Avengers” had a massive $69.5 million Saturday »


- Todd Cunningham

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David Beckham Joins Instagram After Cameo on Son Brooklyn’s Video Goes Viral (Photos)

1 May 2015 10:12 PM, PDT

David Beckham’s 40th birthday plans: Take the party to Marrakesh; launch hashtag #DB40; join Instagram to share behind the scenes photos. Check, check and check. The former soccer player turned pop culture icon hits 40 on May 2. But that hasn’t slowed Beckham down. Just two weeks ago, he delivered a social media smackdown to his 16-year-old son Brooklyn Beckham that went viral. The younger Beckham shared a video of himself in which he bragged about reaching 1 million Instagram followers on his mother’s birthday. Step aside, millennial. “I’ve got 52 ” David said proudly in the background. Also Reinsad: Instagram Reveals. »


- Lia Haberman

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‘Hunger Games’ Star Josh Hutcherson to Lead James Franco’s ‘The Long Home’

1 May 2015 4:22 PM, PDT

Josh Hutcherson will star in the upcoming James Franco-directed drama “The Long Home,”an individual with knowledge of the project has told TheWrap. Hutcherson is best known for the role of Peeta Mellark, Katniss Everdeen’s fellow tribute in “The Hunger Games” franchise. The film is based on the William Gay novel of the same name. Set in 1940s Tennessee, a young man (Hutcherson) finds himself working for the very bootlegger who killed his father 10 years earlier. This marks the second collaboration for Hutcherson and Franco, as Franco cast Hutcherson in his adaptation of the John Steinbeck novel “In Dubious Battle. »


- Joe Otterson

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Josh Trank Exiting ‘Star Wars’ Spinoff Film

1 May 2015 4:15 PM, PDT

One “Star Wars” film is in need of a director once again. Josh Trank has left the untitled spinoff film he had been set to direct, Lucasfilm announced Friday. “After a year of having the incredible honor of developing with the wonderful and talented people at Lucasfilm, I’m making a personal decision to move forward on a different path,” the director said in a statement. “I’ve put a tremendous amount of thought into this, and I know deep down in my heart that I want to pursue some original creative opportunities. That said, the Star Wars universe has always been. »


- Linda Ge

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‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’ on Pace to Smash Box Office Records With Over $210 Million Opening Weekend

1 May 2015 4:00 PM, PDT

Earth’s Mightiest Heroes are about to prove their worth at the box office. Early Friday estimates show Marvel superhero team-up sequel “Avengers: Age of Ultron” on track to open north of $210 million in its opening weekend, passing the record for biggest opening weekend in Us history, set by the film’s predecessor, “The Avengers.” That film opened at $207 million in 2012. The film already made box-office history Thursday night, zooming to $27.6 million and shattering the record for the biggest midnight haul ever for a Marvel Studios superhero movie. It’s on pace to make $97 million for Friday alone. Also Read: 'Avengers:. »


- Linda Ge

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Hollywood on Freddie Gray Arrests: Arsenio Hall, Spike Lee, Taraji P. Henson React on Twitter

1 May 2015 3:49 PM, PDT

Hollywood figures have come out in support of Maryland State Attorney Marilyn Mosby’s decision to charge all six officers involved in the arrest and ultimate death of Freddie Gray, which sparked nationwide protests and riots in Baltimore earlier this week. “Baltimore ‘s Marilyn Mosby is a rock star,” tweeted media personality Tina Brown. Gray’s death on April 19 rocked the city of Baltimore, which is now under curfew. Mosby’s announcement Friday morning drew cheers from the assembled crowd at the city’s War Memorial. The officers involved in Freddie Gray’s arrest and death have officially been charged »


- Itay Hod

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‘Full House’ Musical Heads to Off-Broadway

1 May 2015 2:42 PM, PDT

Hot on the heels of Netflix announcing a reboot of “Full House” comes news that the ’90s sitcom will also be made an Off-Broadway parody musical. “Full House! The Musical!” will run on weekends starting September 7 at Theater 80 on St. Mark’s Place and will “follow Danny’s wacky and hilarious descent into madness as he slowly turns from wholesome Danny Tanner to foul-mouthed and dark Bob Saget.” The production comes from the creators of the off-off-Broadway “Saved by the Bell” hit parody “National Lampoon’s Bayside! The Musical!” and “Showgirls! The Musical!” Choreography will be by Jason Wise, scenic design by Bryan Harlett, »


- Debbie Emery

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