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Weekend Box Office: 'Magic Mike Xxl' and 'Terminator Genisys' Lose Out to 'Jurassic World'

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New York (AP) - "Magic Mike Xxl" and "Terminator Genisys" both fizzled over the July 4th weekend, leaving the popular holdovers "Jurassic World" and "Inside Out" to top the holiday box office.

Despite the release of the anticipated sequels, the rule of "Jurassic World" continued with an estimated $30.9 million in its fourth week of release. Pixar's "Inside Out," though, virtually tied it with $30.1 million in its third week. Final figures will be released Monday.

"Terminator Genisys," the fifth entry in the sci-fi series, opened in third with $28.7 million over the weekend and $44.2 million since opening Wednesday.

The male-stripper sequel "Magic Mike Xxl," starring Channing Tatum, came in fourth with just $12 million on the weekend. Over five days of release, it made $27.1 million. »

- The Associated Press

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'Victor Frankenstein' First Photo Shows James McAvoy and Daniel Radcliffe in Peril

3 July 2015 10:20 AM, PDT

A monstrous bromance for the ages is aliiiiive in the upcoming movie "Victor Frankenstein." James McAvoy plays the (good?) doctor with Daniel Radcliffe as his assistant Igor. The new take on the iconic characters, directed by Paul McGuigan, comes out November 25. Entertainment Weekly shared a new photo, hinting to trouble ahead:

Apparently poor Igor's abuse will be a focus of the movie. As Daniel Radcliffe told EW:

It's about creation, and Victor is not only creating this monster but in a sense Igor, who in the beginning of the movie is living in abject conditions and considered less than human."

James McAvoy added:

Victor's ego means that at times he thinks he's superior to Igor. Their relationship is close, loving, abusive, manipulative, and it turns on a dime."

#SaveIgor. As devoted fans of "Harry Potter" star Radcliffe and "X-Men" hero McAvoy, we wouldn't miss this one for the world. But play nice, »

- Gina Carbone

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Conan O'Brien Crashed a 'Magic Mike Xxl' Girls Night - and It Was Glorious

3 July 2015 9:45 AM, PDT

The petition for "Magic Conan" starts now!

If you think about it, a midnight showing of "Magic Mike Xxl" might be a good place for a guy to find a date. Not that Conan O'Brien was going that route -- even though the married man did take off his shirt and gyrate repeatedly for his assistant and her friends. He said the "Conan" staff were freaking out over the release of the "Magic Mike" sequel, so he decided to investigate by crashing a "girls night" midnight showing.

You have to watch it all play out in his 9 minute video, below.

All the ladies met at his assistant's apartment so, in the dead of night, Conan led cameras to her door. "It's like an episode of 'Cops,'" he said, "only instead of arresting murderers I'm just hanging out with some women and seeing a movie." He proceeded to make fun »

- Gina Carbone

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'Bachelor in Paradise 2' Spoilers: Kaitlyn's Ex Just Got Engaged to Chris's Ex

3 July 2015 9:10 AM, PDT

Don't worry: After we're done being shocked and awed by Kaitlyn Bristowe's season of "The Bachelorette," we have Season 2 of "Bachelor in Paradise" to look forward to never understanding for the life of us.

Reality Steve just updated with episode-by-episode Spoilers for ABC's summer spinoff, and the end game shows that three "Bachelor"/"Bachelorette" couples left the show still together, with one of those couples getting engaged. Since last season ended with one pair getting engaged -- Lacy Faddoul and Marcus Grodd -- and their wedding will be shown at the start of BiP2, it does seem possible that this new union could also go the distance.

Who are the newly engaged lovebirds?

Jade Roper & Tanner Tolbert

Who the heck are they? Jade, like Kaitlyn, made it to the final four of Chris Soules's most recent "The Bachelor" Season 19. Jade was the one who posed for Playboy, and was then sent packing. »

- Gina Carbone

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Sadly, a Cool 'Game of Thrones' Rumor Was Just Shot Down

3 July 2015 8:20 AM, PDT

"Game of Thrones" is always killing our dreams. Then again, death isn't always The End in George R.R. Martin's world, and in this case, it's just a delay. No, we're not talking more about Jon Snow (he's totally coming back), this time we mean the long-awaited sixth book in Grrm's "A Song of Ice and Fire" series. There are seven books coming in total and it has been four years since book five, "A Dance With Dragons," was published. Fans are hoping "The Winds of Winter" will be published before "Game of Thrones" Season 6 arrives in 2016. That may still be the case -- and excerpts have been shared online -- but a rumor was spreading that there was already a manuscript out, read by the Season 6 directors as they prepared the new season.

It all started from a misunderstanding, then led to a game of telephone, based on director Jack Bender's Reddit Ama. »

- Gina Carbone

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'X-Men': Bryan Singer Shares First Look at 'Rogue Cut'

3 July 2015 7:30 AM, PDT

Director Bryan Singer is busy making "X-Men: Apocalypse," but he's also promoting the debut of the "Rogue Cut" of the previous movie, "X-Men: Days of Future Past," with more focus on Anna Paquin's Rogue and a ton of other special features. As Singer put it, "This is not just an extended edition of 'X-Men: Days Of Future Past,' but alternate version of the film."

Check out his tweet with the video link:

I'm happy to share this 30 second spot for the July 14th Blu-ray and Digital HD release date of #RogueCut! #xmen https://t.co/SW1pVuJm74

- Bryan Singer (@BryanSinger) July 1, 2015

Want more details on the "Rogue Cut"? Empire saw it and reported:

...we can confirm that it's 18 minutes longer than the theatrical version, and despite the Anna Paquin-centric title, surprisingly Rogue-light. "She gets resuced from the X-Mansion," says our man Nick De Semlyen, "but »

- Gina Carbone

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'Inside Out' Just Beat Up 'Terminator' and 'Magic Mike' at the Box Office

3 July 2015 7:10 AM, PDT

Hasta la vista, tough guys! As we approach the July 4th holiday weekend, Hollywood is keeping a close watch on the five-day domestic box office. "Magic Mike Xxl" and "Terminator Genisys" just opened, but they were both beat on Thursday by Disney/Pixar's "Inside Out" and also the dino-mite power of "Jurassic World."

According to Variety, "Inside Out" earned $7.7 million on July 2, making its North American total, to date, $216.1 million. "Jurassic World" was not too far behind with $6.9 million, adding to its whopping $527.2 million domestic total.

"Terminator Genisys" was right on the dinosaur's tail, earning $6.5 million to give it a $15.4 million domestic total so far. The "Magic Mike" sequel only had $5.7 million, giving it just over $15 million so far, but since that one only cost about $14.8 million to make, it's not that big a deal if it doesn't have a huge opening weekend. "Terminator," though. That one cost around $155 million »

- Gina Carbone

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'Lip Sync Battle' Is Back With Epic Lineup: Alison Brie, Justin Bieber, 'Empire' Cast

3 July 2015 6:45 AM, PDT

Three mouthed-but-not-vocalized cheers for the return of "Lip Sync Battle"! Spike TV's epic celebrity showdown, hosted by LL Cool J, was an instant hit when it debuted with Dwayne Johnson vs. Jimmy Fallon back in April. It really picked up steam with the Anne Hathaway vs. Emily Blunt match, traumatized us -- in a good way -- with Stephen Merchant and later Julianne Hough, then dipped a bit before going on break. Season 1 is not over, but it's been off the air since May 28. But now it's back with a vengeance, starting next Thursday, July 9.

Here's the upcoming lineup:

o. Alison Brie vs. Will Arnett -- July 9

o. Justin Bieber vs. Deion Sanders -- July 16

o. Andy Cohen vs. Willie Geist -- July 23

o. Victoria Justice vs. Gregg Sulkin -- July 30

o. Abbi Jacobson vs. Ilana Glazer -- August 6

o. Iggy Azalea vs. Nick Young -- August 13

o. Terrence Howard vs. »

- Gina Carbone

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Ben Affleck Admits That 'Daredevil' 'Didn't Work'

3 July 2015 6:30 AM, PDT

"Daredevil" is one of the most derided superhero movies of all time, and apparently, its star agrees with that criticism.

Ben Affleck, who's playing a more high-profile hero in next year's "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice," told Entertainment Weekly that director Zack Snyder's dark vision for that flick is much more advanced than the thinking that went into the production of 2003's "Daredevil."

"'Daredevil' didn't work, at all. If I wanted to go viral I would be less polite," Affleck told EW. "That was before people realized you could make these movies and make them well. There was a cynical sense of 'Put a red leather outfit on a guy, have him run around, hunt some bad guys, and cash the check.'"

Those are some harsh words, but Affleck isn't exactly wrong. As EW points out, there seems to be a line in the sand »

- Katie Roberts

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'Once Upon a Time': New Dark Swan Photos, Season 5 Spoilers on Lily, Zelena

3 July 2015 6:30 AM, PDT

Why are the villains always the sexiest? "Once Upon a Time" Season 5 starts Sunday, September 27 and The Powers That Be just shared new details on Emma Swan's (Jennifer Morrison) transformation into "Dark Swan," plus other magical spoilers.

Dark Swan

First, Entertainment Weekly posted two first look photos of Dark Swan. Part of one is teased above, but see the photos in these tweets for full looks at Emma's awesomeness:

Exclusive: Your first look at The #DarkSwan on @OnceABC has arrived! http://t.co/JMv6ESw7Ce #Ouat pic.twitter.com/QJNtfJkEyo

- Entertainment Weekly (@EW) July 3, 2015

wow...the new dark one is wow (http://t.co/sPkbwBkXdh) pic.twitter.com/xL4RGcK7t4

- Meryll (@meshannen) July 3, 2015 Showrunners Edward Kitsis and Adam Horowitz talked to Entertainment Weekly about Emma's journey, and how her status as the new Dark One will differ from Rumple's. "How a Dark One manifests is specific »

- Gina Carbone

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Hello Kitty Is Getting Her Own Movie in 2019

3 July 2015 6:00 AM, PDT

Hello Kitty, that adorable little cat with the jaunty red bow, is coming to the big screen: Deadline reports that the Japanese icon is getting her own movie.

According to the trade, Sanrio, the company that owns the rights to the character, is funding and producing the movie itself. And the company is apparently pulling out all the stops for the flick: Its staggering budget is slated fit into a range between $160 and $240 million. That's a lot of dough for a little cat, but then again, the insanely popular brand is a global phenomenon -- the movie should easily make up that money in merchandise sales alone.

It's unclear at this point just what medium Sanrio will choose for Hello Kitty's big screen debut, though it's a safe bet that it will be animated (2D or 3D is also unknown for now). A possible plot has yet to be revealed, »

- Katie Roberts

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Jeff Goldblum, Liam Hemsworth Goof Off on 'Independence Day Resurgence' Set

3 July 2015 5:30 AM, PDT

Fighting aliens is hard work, and sometimes you just need to let off a little steam.

That was no doubt part of the inspiration behind a candid moment captured recently on the "Independence Day Resurgence" set, as returning star Jeff Goldblum, posing in front of a spacecraft, was photobombed by co-star Liam Hemsworth. The goofy snap, which Goldblum shared on his new Facebook page, gives fans yet another a glimpse at the playful nature that's part of the film's production, and offers hope that the hotly-anticipated sequel to 1996's "Independence Day" won't take itself too seriously.

So there I was thinking about how I would save mankind when this guy photobombs me. Oh, why hello Facebook, nice to finally meet you. #Idr

Posted by Jeff Goldblum on Thursday, July 2, 2015

"Independence Day Resurgence" picks up some 20 years after the first flick, and centers around Earth's prep for yet another alien invasion, »

- Katie Roberts

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'Jenny's Wedding' Trailer: Katherine Heigl & Alexis Bledel Are Getting Married

3 July 2015 4:00 AM, PDT

The Supreme Court just legalized same-sex marriage nationwide, and that's good news for the protagonists of "Jenny's Wedding," in which Katherine Heigl's titular character wants to marry her roommate -- and secret girlfriend -- Kitty (Alexis Bledel).

Unfortunately for audiences, though, this is one celebration that doesn't seem worth attending, thanks in large part to Jenny's awful family. They harp on her because she's unmarried (her mother, played by Linda Emond, actually utters the phrase "the clock is ticking" because Jenny doesn't have a family yet), and when she says she's in a relationship, they immediately ask when the wedding is. Um, how about we slow our roll, family?

But no, they insist, pressuring Jenny into eventually spilling the beans that Kitty is more than just a roommate, and come to think of it, they do want to get married. Cue horrible homophobia from everyone around Jenny, who »

- Katie Roberts

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America Ferrera Thanks Donald Trump in Scathing Open Letter

3 July 2015 3:15 AM, PDT

While Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump continues to spout controversial comments about Latino immigrants, one entertainer of Latina descent says she's grateful that Trump has spoken his mind.

Actress America Ferrera, star of "Ugly Betty" and the "Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants" movies, penned an open letter to Trump in the Huffington Post, and thanked him for his inflammatory remarks. Why? Because those statements have energized millions of Latino voters, Ferrera said -- and they're planning on firing Trump come election day.

" ... I heard what you said about the kind of people you think Latino immigrants are -- people with problems, who bring drugs, crime and rape to America," Ferrara wrote. " ... What you just did with your straight talk was send more Latino voters to the polls than several registration rallies combined! Thank you for that. ... Remarks like yours will serve brilliantly to energize Latino voters and increase turnout on »

- Katie Roberts

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Producer Says 'Deadpool' Will Be Rated 'Hard R': 'It's Graphic'

3 July 2015 2:30 AM, PDT

There have been promises before that "Deadpool" will be a different breed of superhero movie, and that includes the film's rating. Star Ryan Reynolds has said in the past that the flick will be rated R, and now, producer Simon Kinberg is doubling down on that declaration.

In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, in which he also debuted a new "Deadpool" photo (see below), Kinberg said that audiences would not be disappointed in the colorful, foul-mouthed hero's onscreen representation.

"'Deadpool' is a hard R," Kinberg told EW. "It's graphic. Nothing is taboo. You either commit to a truly outrageous boundary-pushing kind of movie or you don't."

In fact, the flick is so dark that its director, Tim Miller (making his feature debut), linked it to a surprising source of inspiration.

"I felt 'Fight Club' and Tyler Durden were good corollaries," Miller told EW. "We are in »

- Katie Roberts

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'Back to the Future': 30 Things You (Probably) Didn't Know About the Time-Travel Classic

3 July 2015 2:00 AM, PDT

Since its release 30 years ago this week (on July 3, 1985), "Back to the Future" has been everyone's favorite time-travel movie. It's remained a must-see long enough for Marty McFly's own kids to enjoy it.

Even so, there's much you may not know about the beloved sci-fi comedy, from the unused ideas that popped up in other films, to why there has yet to (thankfully) be a reboot. To celebrate the film's 30th anniversary, we're firing up the flux capacitor and traveling back 30 years to learn the secrets of "Back to the Future."

1. Director Robert Zemeckis and co-screenwriter Bob Gale (pictured above) tried for years to create a time-travel story. The key came in 1980, when Gale was looking over his father's high school yearbook and wondered whether he and his father would have been friends if they'd both been teenagers at the same time.

2. Zemeckis and Gale took their idea to Steven Spielberg, »

- Gary Susman

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'True' Romance? Co-Stars Rachel McAdams and Taylor Kitsch Are Reportedly Dating

2 July 2015 10:15 AM, PDT

It looks like love may be in the air for "True Detective" co-stars Rachel McAdams and Taylor Kitsch: According to a new report, the actors are dating.

Us Weekly says that the duo, who star together in season two of the HBO drama, have been spending lots of time together lately -- and that includes off-set, too. The magazine says that "multiple sources" confirm that the stars are dating, after being spotted out to dinner together last month.

"It hasn't been long," a source told Us Weekly of the pair's romance. "But it's serious." (Then again, a different source says, "I don't know if it's full-blown love yet, but they talk constantly." Get your stories straight, anonymous tabloid sources!)

According to the magazine, the actors -- who are both Canadian -- have been "friends for years," but "grew closer on set" while shooting the gritty drama. This isn't the »

- Katie Roberts

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Matt Damon Has a Ponytail Now and the Internet Is Freaking Out

2 July 2015 9:15 AM, PDT

Matt Damon has gone viral after appearing at a press conference in China this week to promote his performance in upcoming thriller "The Great Wall." Unfortunately for the actor, it's not because of the movie -- it's all thanks to his new hairstyle.

Damon is now the proud owner of a ponytail, and the internet could not get enough of the Oscar winner's new, long locks. Vanity Fair has a roundup of some of the more fawning responses to Damon's look, and it's loaded with hyperbolic praise and overly-detailed descriptors that's enough to make any respectable internet-goer blush.

The Cut calls Damon's ponytail "thick, curly, and lush," noting that the style looks like "the bouncy hair lovechild of a pirate, your sexy hippie barista, and all high-school cheer captains everywhere." Page Six waxes on about the actor's "golden tresses," while The Express offered an ode to Damon's "voluminous high ponytail »

- Katie Roberts

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Effie and Katniss Suit Up in New 'Mockingjay - Part 2' Photo

2 July 2015 8:30 AM, PDT

A new photo from "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay -- Part 2" reveals that there's plenty of girl power to go around in the final installment in the massively popular Ya franchise.

Entertainment Weekly shared the snap, which features Effie (Elizabeth Banks) appearing to help Katniss (Jennifer Lawrence) prep for battle -- and sport a killer outfit, naturally. Banks's bubbly stylist and Lawrence's feisty heroine are just two of several key female characters who make "Mockingjay" tick, and as director Francis Lawrence explained to EW, that's entirely by design.

"There is some serious girl power in this movie," Lawrence told the magazine, adding that "Hunger Games" author Suzanne Collins's work was the backbone for establishing that tone. "She wrote it that way, and it's been so much fun to inhabit," Lawrence said.

Check out the photo of Effie and Katniss below, and be on the lookout for new characters played by »

- Katie Roberts

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Sandra Bullock Slams the Media for Attacking Women's Looks, Age

2 July 2015 8:00 AM, PDT

She may have been dubbed the World's Most Beautiful Woman, but Sandra Bullock is fed up with the media's constant focus on appearance and age.

In an interview with E! News, Bullock reflected on earning People magazine's annual Most Beautiful title, which she said she accepted only after she was guaranteed a platform to discuss the women she finds inspiring. The media is setting a nasty standard for how we talk about women, the actress explained, and she wants to change the conversation.

"I feel like it's become open hunting season in how women are attacked and it's not because of who we are as people, it's because of how we look or our age," Bullock told E!. "I'm shocked-and maybe I was just naïve, but I'm embarrassed by it. My son is getting ready to grow up in this world and I'm trying to raise a good man who values and appreciates women, »

- Katie Roberts

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