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'Deadpool 2' Launches with Over $300 Million Worldwide

'Deadpool 2' Launches with Over $300 Million Worldwide
Even though Deadpool 2 didn't deliver a record opening domestically for an R-rated movie it still captured a few record of its own as well as delivered a couple studio records en route to an impressive $301.3 million worldwide debut. Meanwhile Avengers: Infinity War continued it's impressive run becoming the fourth largest global release of all-time while Paramount's Book Club and Global Road's Show Dogs delivered on expectations in their attempts at counter-programming against the pair of superhero features. Early indications were that Deadpool 2 would deliver a record opening for an R-rated film after bringing in a pair of R-rated records with $18.6 million from Thursday previews and a $53.3 million opening day. However, it wasn't able to maintain that momentum, finishing with a still impressive $125 million estimate for the three-day, which is enough to become the second largest R-rated opening ever behind the original's $132.4 million debut two years ago and
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Billboard Music Awards 2018: Complete Winners List

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Billboard Music Awards 2018: Complete Winners List
Kendrick Lamar dominated in the early stages of Sunday’s Billboard Music Awards, picking up six awards, including top rap artist.

Ed Sheeran took home four prizes, including Top Artist. Also earning four awards: Imagine Dragons, Bruno Mars and Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee for their mega-hit with Justin Bieber, “Despacito.”

Billboard Music Awards nominees and winners are based on fan interactions with music, including album and digital song sales, streaming, radio airplay, touring and social engagement, tracked by Billboard and its data partners.

The awards are based on the chart period of April 8, 2017 through March 31, 2018.
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Bill Gold, Iconic Master of the Movie Poster, Dies at 97

Bill Gold, Iconic Master of the Movie Poster, Dies at 97
Bill Gold, who revolutionized the art of the movie poster over a seven-decade career that began with Casablanca and included A Clockwork Orange, The Exorcist and dozens of Clint Eastwood films, has died. He was 97.

Gold died at his home in Old Greenwich, Connecticut, on Sunday, according to family spokeswomen Christine Gillow.

The Brooklyn native began at Warner Bros. in the early 1940s and had a hand in more than 2,000 posters during his iconic career, working on films for everyone from Alfred Hitchcock (1954's Dial M for Murder), Elia Kazan (1955's East of Eden) and ...
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Cannes Winners: ‘Shoplifters’ Takes Palme D’Or; Spike Lee’s ‘BlacKkKlansman’ Is Grand Prize – Full List

Cannes Winners: ‘Shoplifters’ Takes Palme D’Or; Spike Lee’s ‘BlacKkKlansman’ Is Grand Prize – Full List
Update: Jane Campion is still the only woman to have won the Cannes Film Festival’s Palme d’Or. Although Nadine Labaki’s lauded Capernaum was a strong contender and scooped the Jury Prize tonight, it was Japanese veteran Hirokazu Kore-Eda who took the top honor with his family story Shoplifters. The Grand Prize went to Spike Lee’s triumphant return, BlacKkKlansman.
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Patricia Morison, Star of the Original ‘Kiss Me, Kate,’ Dies at 103

Patricia Morison, Star of the Original ‘Kiss Me, Kate,’ Dies at 103
Patricia Morison, the glamorous star who originated the role of the shrewish actress diva in the delightful 1948 Cole Porter musical Kiss Me, Kate, has died. She was 103.

Morison, who also appeared on stage opposite Yul Brynner in The King and I in such films as The Song of Bernadette (1943), died Sunday at her home in Los Angeles of natural causes.

With a mane of exuberant, dark hair that reached her hips, Morison often was cast as a villainess or “the other woman” on the big screen. She notably played Sherlock Holmes’ smiling adversary Mrs. Hilda Courtney, who is ...
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Peabody Awards: Issa Rae, John Oliver, Carol Burnett, Hasan Minhaj Celebrate the Power of Television

Peabody Awards: Issa Rae, John Oliver, Carol Burnett, Hasan Minhaj Celebrate the Power of Television
Comedian Hasan Minhaj set a serious-but-irreverent tone right from the start at Saturday’s 77th annual Peabody Awards in New York, where kudos were presented to a range of news, documentary, public service and entertainment programs.

Host Minhaj opened the evening by noting the odd contrast of handing out awards for excellence in TV and digital media at a venue in the heart of the financial district, Cipriani Wall Street.

“This is the wokest award show in the least woke location,” Minhaj joked. “Are the Pulitzers being handed out at Mar-a-Lago?” Later in the ceremony, Minhaj had a zinger for Vice President Mike Pence. He noted that most people were unsettled by the themes in one of 2017’s honorees, Hulu’s “The Handmaid’s Tale,” “unless of course you’re the Vice President, and then this show is the breakout comedy of the year.”
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Ratings: Once Ends With 8-Week Audience High, Blindspot Finale Up

Ratings: Once Ends With 8-Week Audience High, Blindspot Finale Up
The series finale of ABC’s Once Upon a Time on Friday night drew 2.3 million total viewers and a 0.5 rating, marking its largest audience in two months while flat in the demo. TVLine readers gave the grand finale an average grade of “A-.”

Leading out of that, Agents of Shield‘s season finale (1.9 mil/0.5, TVLine reader grade “B+”) dipped in audience while flat in the demo. (S.H.I.E.L.D. returns in Summer 2019, with a shortened Season 6.)

ABC notes that 20/20’s royal wedding-themed outing drew a two-month audience high (of 2.6 million). Which is nice.
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‘Studio 54’ Acquired by Kino Lorber, Zeitgeist Films

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Zeitgeist Films and Kino Lorber have acquired the U.S. rights to Matt Tyrnauer’s “Studio 54,” it was announced Monday.

The film premiered at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival and also recently played at the 2018 Tribeca Film Festival. The deal was finalized during the Cannes Film Festival with A&E IndieFilms.

Tyrnauer produced “Studio 54” with Altimeter Films partner Corey Reeser and Passion PicturesJohn Battsek. Executive producers are A&E’s Molly Thompson, Robert Sharenow and Elaine Frontain Bryant alongside Andrew Ruhemann at Passion Pictures.

Also Read: Director Matt Tyrnauer on the Untold Story of 'Studio 54' (Video)

The film tells the story of Studio 54, a nightclub that was only open for 33 months in the late 1970s in New York City. Using footage and stills, Tyrnauer takes audiences through the historic rise and fall of the club.

Tyrnauer previously directed “Valentino: The Last Emperor,” “Citizen Jane: Battle for the City,
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‘Studio 54’ Sells to Zeitgeist Films and Kino Lorber (Exclusive)

Zeitgeist Films and Kino Lorber have picked up U.S. rights for Matt Tyrnauer’s “Studio 54,” a documentary about the club that was at the epicenter of New York city nightlife in the 1970s.

Tyrnauer, a Vanity Fair editor-at-large turned filmmaker, previously directed “Valentino: The Last Emperor,” “Citizen Jane: Battle for the City,” and “Scotty and the Secret of Hollywood.” He’s shown a knack for getting under the skins of iconoclasts and myth-makers. He hit pay dirt with Steve Rubell, the flamboyant outer-bourough social-climber who created the ultimate playground for the rich and glamorous with his partner co-owner Ian Schrager. Over the course of a mere 33 months, Studio 54’s mixture of dancing, sexual heat, and drugs attracted everyone from Roy Cohn to Liza Minnelli.

The film premiered to raves at this year’s Sundance Film Festival and also screened at Tribeca. Variety’s Owen Gleiberman praised “Studio 54,
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Alex Jones’ InfoWars Announces Expansion Plan for 24-Hour Live Coverage

Alex Jones will expand his digital TV and radio program to offer 24-hour live coverage, the InfoWars host announced on his show Monday.

The right-wing commentator and conspiracy theorist most famous for suggesting the 2012 Sandy Hook massacre was a hoax told viewers that he was looking to hire at least 15 people — and maybe more.

“We are launching our biggest recruitment and hiring operation ever in our 23-year-history as we prepare to go 24-hour a day live on TV and radio from the InfoWars news center here in Austin, Texas,” said Jones. “We’re looking to hire around 15 people, maybe even more, as we take the information war to the next level in the face of the globalists.”

Also Read: Alex Jones Says Jeff Bezos and CIA Are Spying on Trump With Light Bulbs

“We’re looking for video editors, live show producers, people that can run live TV and radio,
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Howard Stern Talks Trump's Creepy Ivanka Comments With David Letterman

Howard Stern Talks Trump's Creepy Ivanka Comments With David Letterman
Howard Stern reflected on his now-infamous radio interviews with President Trump. He said the future president's unfiltered responses made him the ideal guest in a preview of an upcoming episode of David Letterman's My Next Guest Needs No Introduction.

"To me, a guest who comes on and says anything that is in his mind is a great guest," Stern said. "And he would get on, and no matter what I asked him, he would answer. In a very sincere and thought-out way, I'd say, 'Donald – and I always called him Mr.
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Jake Gyllenhaal Eyed for Villain Role in ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’ Sequel

Jake Gyllenhaal Eyed for Villain Role in ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’ Sequel
Jake Gyllenhaal has found his first comic-book movie role.

The Oscar-nominated actor is set to join Sony and Marvel’s “Spider-Man: Homecoming” sequel. It’s currently unknown who he would be playing, but sources say he would likely be the new villain, joining Michael Keaton, who will return to reprise his role of Vulture.

Tom Holland is returning to play Peter Parker, with Zendaya and Marisa Tomei also coming back for the sequel. Jon Watts is back as director and Jonathan Goldstein and John Francis Daley are penning the script.

Kevin Feige and Amy Pascal are producing.

Plot details are still unknown at this time, but sources say Marvel and Sony, who will co-produce the film, were looking to cast a new male and female lead, with the desire for the male lead to be played by an A-list actor. Actresses for the female role, which is expected to be someone in her 20s,
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Jake Gyllenhaal in Talks to Play Villain Mysterio in ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming 2’

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Jake Gyllenhaal in Talks to Play Villain Mysterio in ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming 2’
Jake Gyllenhaal is in talks to star as the Marvel villain Mysterio in the upcoming “Spider-Man: Homecoming” sequel, an individual with knowledge of the project told TheWrap.

Jon Watts returns to direct the sequel, with Tom Holland set to reprise the character of Peter Parker in the film.

The first “Spider-Man: Homecoming” grossed $334 million domestically and $880.2 million worldwide since it debuted last summer. It was extremely well-reviewed — it holds a “fresh” score of 92 percent on Rotten Tomatoes.

Also Read: Jake Gyllenhaal, Carey Mulligan Drama 'Wildlife' Sells to IFC Films

Mysterio is the name of several supervillains in the Marvel comics, appearing in numerous Spider-Man cartoons and video games as well. He first appeared in “The Amazing Spider-Man #13” in June 1964.

Gyllenhaal will next star in Jacques Audiard’s “The Sisters Brothers,” as well as Dan Gilroy’s untitled Netflix picture and Paul Dano’s “Wildlife.” He will also start shooting Cary
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‘American Idol’ Recap: Katy Perry Calls Finale Part 1 a ‘Disaster’

‘American Idol’ Recap: Katy Perry Calls Finale Part 1 a ‘Disaster’
Sunday nights live taping of “American Idol” will determine who takes home the crown this season.

During part one of the finale the final three contestants, Gabby Barrett, Caleb Lee Hutchinson and Maddie Poppe each performed three songs to vie for the top spot. Voting takes place overnight until Monday at 9 am Et. One contender will be eliminated during the first hour of Monday nights taping, leaving the winner to be announced during the second hour.

This week, iHeartRadio host Bobby Bones mentored Barrett, Hutchinson and Poppe, whose set lists included an original single, a repeat of their favorite song
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Retta ‘Didn’t Appreciate’ Sexual Misconduct Accusations Against Aziz Ansari

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Retta ‘Didn’t Appreciate’ Sexual Misconduct Accusations Against Aziz Ansari
Aziz Ansari’s former co-star Retta “didn’t appreciate” the sexual misconduct accusations made against the actor and says she “didn’t think he was an a–hole.”

“I’m not going to judge [Grace], because I don’t know her,” Retta told Vulture. “I know personally–I had this conversation specifically with one of my good girlfriends, and she was like, ‘I don’t know how this is a story. I didn’t get it.’ I don’t want to get into it. I didn’t like it. Because I’m the first person to be like, ‘F— that mother f—er. He’s an a–hole. He’s a f—ing a–hole.’ And I didn’t think he was an a–hole and I didn’t appreciate it.”

In January, an anonymous woman who was referred to as “Grace” gave an account to Babe.net of a date
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TV’s Most Interesting Ads Could Be Served by CBS, Hulu – and Samantha Bee

TV is heading for a commercial breakdown.

TV networks are set to broadcast many of the same old ads viewers have grown accustomed to seeing for dozens of years. And yet, executives hope they can make those spots more interesting, more timely and harder to ignore by finding new ways to distribute them and measure their effectiveness.

What the industry is realizing is this: what a commercial says may not be as important as how it’s introduced to the viewer Madison Avenue needs to see it. Come the fall, couch potatoes are likely to experience everything from ad breaks
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Watch John Oliver Reveal Scams of America's $35 Billion Rehab Industry

Watch John Oliver Reveal Scams of America's $35 Billion Rehab Industry
Rehab centers are cripplingly expensive, are often unscientific – most frightening – are "dangerously unregulated," John Oliver said on Sunday's Last Week Tonight. The comedian exposed a frequently obscured dark side of the $35 billion industry, which encompasses over 14,500 drug treatment facilities across the United States.

While many rehab centers boast impressive success rates hovering around 80 percent, Oliver argued that these statistics are based on self-reporting from former clients who often lie about their progress out of shame. Rehab, the host said, "should never be seen as a quick fix – it's often just
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Howard Stern Says Trump Rated Women, Called Angelina Jolie a ‘Seven’

Howard Stern Says Trump Rated Women, Called Angelina Jolie a ‘Seven’
Before he became President, Donald Trump made frequent appearances on Howard Stern’s radio show — and Stern says he was a great guest because he would “say anything on his mind.”

On an upcoming segment of David Letterman’s Netflix interview series “My Next Guest Needs No Introduction,” Stern recalled conversations with Trump in which he judged the physical attractiveness of women, including Angelina Jolie and his daughter Ivanka.

“I’d say, ‘Mr. Trump, tell me, who are the great beauties? If I ask you some names, can you tell me who the great beauties are?,'” Stern said.

“First of all,
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John Oliver Calls ‘Bulls—‘ on Rehab Industry — Especially Those Passages Malibu Guys (Video)

John Oliver Calls ‘Bulls—‘ on Rehab Industry — Especially Those Passages Malibu Guys (Video)
John Oliver just called “bulls—” on America’s high-priced drug and alcohol rehab industry.

On Sunday, the HBO “Last Week Tonight” host particularly shredded those father and son goofs (pictured above) from Passages Malibu — who, let’s be honest, definitely had it coming. Come to think of it, the Cliffside Malibu founder, who Oliver described as “if Matt Lauer f—ed a pair of Oakley sunglasses,” got it even worse.

And yes, that guy from the incessant Addiction Network commercials felt Oliver’s wrath too. He totally had it coming — and take that stethoscope off, you’re no doctor.

Also Read: John Oliver 'Quits' 'Last Week Tonight' and It's Because of Australian Koalas (Video)

If you think Malibu corners the rehab market, you should visit South Florida. The situation down there is so dire that the awful cycle of drug, addict, and insurance abuse has been nicknamed “The Florida Shuffle.
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New Mario Batali Accuser Says He Drugged, Then Sexually Assaulted Her in NYC Restaurant

New Mario Batali Accuser Says He Drugged, Then Sexually Assaulted Her in NYC Restaurant
Another woman is accusing celebrity chef Mario Batali of sexual misconduct, detailing an incident where the chef sexually assaulted her at a New York City restaurant in 2005.

“I woke up by myself on the floor. I don’t know where I am, of an empty room, wooden floor, I see broken bottles. The first thing I think is I’ve been drugged. That was the first thing I thought. I’ve been assaulted,” the unnamed woman told Anderson Cooper during an interview on “60 Minutes” Sunday.

“I also did find — I looked on my skirt — there were two areas it looked like DNA. Semen.”

Also Read: Mario Batali Faces Sexual Misconduct Investigation by NYPD

The woman, who worked at Batali’s New York City restaurant Babbo, said Batali invited her to another party at The Spotted Pig restaurant, owned by his friend Ken Friedman, and that things quickly escalated between them.
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