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'Halloween' Slices Up a Monster $77.5 Million Opening

'Halloween' Slices Up a Monster $77.5 Million Opening
With a staggering, $77.5 million debut, Universal and Blumhouse's Halloween topped the weekend with the second largest October opening weekend of all-time. The horror film headlined a massive weekend overall weekend, that saw the top twelve combine for over $160 million, making this the second largest October weekend ever. As already mentioned, Halloween's $77.5 million three-day debut was the second largest October opening weekend of all-time, coming less than $3 million shy of the record set by Venom earlier this month. That said, Halloween did deliver the largest October opening day of all-time, topping Venom's $32.5 million. The film's opening is also the second largest ever for an R-rated horror, topping the $53.8 million opening for The Nun a month ago and behind It's $123.4 million debut last September. The film, which carries a tiny, $10 million production budget, features Jamie Lee Curtis in her iconic role of Laurie Strode and beyond landing well with critics in advance of release,
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‘Shameless’ Mid-season Finale: Goodbye To All That

‘Shameless’ Mid-season Finale: Goodbye To All That
Tonight’s mid-season finale of Showtime’s Shameless was all about goodbyes – and not just until the season picks up again.

Warning: This article contains spoilers on the mid-season finale of Shameless. Proceed at your own risk….

The year was 2010. Barack Obama was finishing his first term as the nation dug out of the worst recession since the 1920s. Apple unveiled the iPad, Bp’s Deepwater Horizon oil pipeline exploded in the Gulf, and Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg was Time’s Man of the Year.

And Cameron Monaghan was cast as an ensemble player on Showtime’s Shameless, playing Ian Gallagher, a gay, bipolar teenage son of a large Chicago family where dysfunction was the rule. He quickly drew raves for his performance.

But all good things must end, and Monaghan announced earlier via Instagram that he would be leaving the series at mid-year, joining the previous announcement by castmate Emmy Rossum,
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NYPD Blue sequel series gets a pilot order from ABC

NYPD Blue sequel series gets a pilot order from ABC
It looks like the classic 90s police procedural series NYPD Blue could be set for a return, with Variety reporting that ABC has granted a pilot production commitment to a sequel from original series writers and executive producers Matt Olmstead and Nick Wootton, along with Jesse Bochco, the son of NYPD Blue co-creator Steven Bochco.

The potential series will follow Theo Sipowicz, the son of Andy Sipowicz (Dennis Franz), as he looks to earn his detective shield and work in the 15th squad while investigating the murder of his father.

Created by Bochco and David Milch (Deadwood) and premiering on ABC in 1993, NYPD Blue ran for 261 episodes across twelve seasons and was the network’s longest running primetime drama until it was surpassed by Grey’s Anatomy in 2016. During its critically acclaimed run, it won 20 Emmy Awards and 4 Golden Globe Awards.

In addition to Franz, who was a regular for all 12 seasons,
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‘Walking Dead’ Recap: Tempers Flare as Alliances Begin to Crumble (Spoilers)

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‘Walking Dead’ Recap: Tempers Flare as Alliances Begin to Crumble (Spoilers)
Spoiler Alert: Do not keep reading if you have not seen Episode 3 of Season 9 of “The Walking Dead,” titled “Warning Signs”

The Walking Dead” continued it’s strong forward momentum in Season 9, with this week’s episode continuing to show the deterioration of the fragile alliance that has been forged.

The episode opens with Justin (Zach McGowan)–the Savior who raised the ire of Daryl (Norman Reedus) in the first two episodes of the season–lying dead on the ground near a brick building. Soon, he reanimates as a walker and rises back to his feet.

The next morning, Rick (Andrew Lincoln) walks through Alexandria in the early morning and visits Carl’s grave. He leaves a freshly grown tomato from the community’s gardens near the grave as a sign of the future Carl helped inspire. Back at home, he and Michonne (Danai Gurira) talk about the bridge building project and her charter.
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‘Venom’ Rules International Box Office Again, ‘A Star Is Born’ Crosses $200 Million Worldwide

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‘Venom’ Rules International Box Office Again, ‘A Star Is Born’ Crosses $200 Million Worldwide
“Venom” remains a force to be reckoned with overseas as the Tom Hardy superhero movie topped the foreign box office for the third weekend in a row.

Sony’s “Venom” secured the No. 1 spot abroad with $32 million from 65 markets, taking its international total to $290.7 million. It earned $18.1 million in North America for a worldwide total of $460.2 million.

Meanwhile, Warner Bros.’ “A Star Is Born” continues to do monster business of its own. The acclaimed musical drama starring Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga generated an impressive $22.8 million from 75 overseas markets, bringing its tally to $74.7 million overseas and $201 million globally. “A Star Is Born” opened in Australia with $4.7 million in 536 venues, as well as Hong Kong with $629,000 in 58 locations. Top holdovers include the United Kingdom ($3.9 million on 846 screens), Italy ($1.5 million on 614 screens), and France ($1.5 million on 353 screens). It debuts next in Japan on Dec. 21.

Though Universal’s “Halloween” topped the domestic box office,
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Selma Blair Reveals She Has MS in Emotional Instagram Post: 'I'm in the Thick of It'

Selma Blair Reveals She Has MS in Emotional Instagram Post: 'I'm in the Thick of It'
Selma Blair has multiple sclerosis.

The actress, 46, revealed her diagnosis via Instagram on Saturday, writing an emotional post detailing her disabilities.

“I have #multiplesclerosis. I am in an exacerbation,” she wrote. “By the grace of the lord, and will power and the understanding producers at Netflix, I have a job. A wonderful job. I am disabled. I fall sometimes. I drop things. My memory is foggy. And my left side is asking for directions from a broken gps. But we are doing it. And I laugh and I don’t know exactly what I will do precisely but I will do my best.
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Regina King (‘If Beale Street Could Talk’) could win overdue Oscar shortly after taking Emmy #3

Regina King (‘If Beale Street Could Talk’) could win overdue Oscar shortly after taking Emmy #3
Best Supporting Actress at the Oscars has opened up in a major way for Regina King, who is earning some of the best reviews of her career for her role in Barry Jenkins‘ new film, “If Beale Street Could Talk.” King has been predicted to earn her first Oscar nomination after the rapturous response to her performance when the film debuted at the Toronto International Film Festival, and now there’s an avenue for her to win. This is all thanks to one of her presumed biggest Supporting Actress competitors now being campaigned in the Best Actress category instead.

SEEWill Emmy winners Claire Foy and Regina King go head-to-head at 2019 Oscars as Best Supporting Actress?

The Favourite” star Olivia Colman has been the subject of the classic, “Is she lead or is she supporting?” debates, for her highly acclaimed performance as Queen Anne. While Colman was being predicted by many
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Scott Wilson of ‘The Walking Dead’ Remembered at Memorial

Scott Wilson of ‘The Walking Dead’ Remembered at Memorial
Scott Wilson, an acting veteran of half a century who was a high-profile member “The Walking Dead” cast, was remembered warmly at memorial ceremonies Saturday at Forest Lawn Hollywood Hills.

Wilson died at the age of 76 after a battle with leukemia on Oct. 6. The premiere episode of the ninth season of “The Walking Dead” aired the next day and was dedicated to Wilson’s memory.

The Walking Dead” cast members Danai Gurira, Andrew Lincoln, Sarah Wayne Callies and Greg Nicotero spoke at Saturday’s event along with director Ernest Dickerson. Gurira recalled in her speech that Wilson went out of
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First Footage of Robert Englund’s Return as Freddy Krueger In “The Goldbergs” [Video]

First Footage of Robert Englund’s Return as Freddy Krueger In “The Goldbergs” [Video]
On this coming Wednesday, October 24th, horror icon Robert Englund returns as Freddy Krueger in a special Halloween-themed episode of “The Goldbergs”. While we exclusively shared the first ever footage from the episode, hilariously titled “Mister Knifey-Hands”, a new promo reveals the A Nightmare On Elm Street slasher in the flesh! It’s short and sweet. In the episode: “Despite Beverly’s […]
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Leslie Jones Live Tweets ‘Shape of Water,’ Asks ‘What the F–?’ About Interspecies Sex Scene

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Leslie Jones Live Tweets ‘Shape of Water,’ Asks ‘What the F–?’ About Interspecies Sex Scene
Saturday Night Live” star Leslie Jones live tweeted while watching Guillermo del Toro’s sci-fi love story “The Shape of Water” and had one thing to say about that odd girl-on-amphibian-man sex scene: “What am I watching?”

Most of Jones’ tweets were simple observations, like, “Ok I need to barf now!” after Michael Shannon’s character proudly announced that he doesn’t wash his hands after using the urinal.

But it’s the interaction between Sally Hawkins’ Elisa and Doug Jones’ amphibian man that left the comedian flummoxed.

Also Read: 'Shape of Water' Actor Doug Jones Says Sex Toy Based on His Character Is 'Not Exactly What I'd Hoped For'

For those who haven’t seen “The Shape of Water,” it’s about a lonely mute cleaning lady in a secret research facility who forms a unique relationship with an amphibian man held in captivity.

Take a look at just a few of Jones’ tweets.
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‘Walking Dead’ Recap: Tempers Flare as Alliances Begin to Crumble (Spoilers)

‘Walking Dead’ Recap: Tempers Flare as Alliances Begin to Crumble (Spoilers)
Spoiler Alert: Do not keep reading if you have not seen Episode 3 of Season 9 of “The Walking Dead,” titled “Warning Signs”

The Walking Dead” continued it’s strong forward momentum in Season 9, with this week’s episode continuing to show the deterioration of the fragile alliance that has been forged.

The episode opens with Justin (Zach McGowan)–the Savior who raised the ire of Daryl (Norman Reedus) in the first two episodes of the season–lying dead on the ground near a brick building. Soon, he reanimates as a walker and rises back to his feet.

The next morning, Rick
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‘The Walking Dead': Norman Reedus on Why Daryl and Maggie Turned Away in Episode 3’s Final Scene

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‘The Walking Dead': Norman Reedus on Why Daryl and Maggie Turned Away in Episode 3’s Final Scene
(Warning: Spoilers ahead for Season 9, Episode 3 of “The Walking Dead,” titled “Warning Signs”)

In Sunday night’s episode of “The Walking Dead,” we finally found out who’s been sniping Saviors: Oceanside members whose loved ones were killed by the formerly Negan-run group. In the final scene, Maggie (Lauren Cohan) and Daryl (Norman Reedus) discover Cyndie (Sydney Park) and other Oceanside residents about to execute Arat (Elizabeth Ludlow), who killed her 11-year-old brother before the war.

Arat begs Maggie and Daryl to intervene, but the two end up walking away, and she’s killed. The scene seems to mark a boiling-over point: Rick has been trying to get all the communities to live peacefully with one another, but there’s still too much history for that to be a realistic goal. The episode ends ominously, with Maggie telling Daryl: “We gave Rick’s way a chance. It’s time to see Negan.
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‘The Deuce’ Recap: Take This Job and Shove It

‘The Deuce’ Recap: Take This Job and Shove It
A review of this week’s The Deuce, coming up just as soon as I take my mom to see Oh! Calcutta!…

“Maybe the next one.” -Candy

This episode, “The Feminism Part,” concludes with someone shooting at Vince while he’s out for a drive. Given this season’s Mob wars, it seems at first like the target must be Rudy or Tommy, who are proudly showing Vince this new Cadillac as a way to ease his recent qualms about the business. But Tommy is seasoned enough at gunplay to
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‘Walking Dead': Breaking Down Everything We Just Learned About Jadis and the Helicopter

‘Walking Dead': Breaking Down Everything We Just Learned About Jadis and the Helicopter
(Spoilers ahead for the Oct. 21 episode of “The Walking Dead” on AMC)

It’s been about a year since we first saw the mysterious helicopter on “The Walking Dead” that has been making us crazy ever since, and this week for the very first time we actually got some real information about it. Seriously! It’s finally happening!

Based on what happened between Jadis (Pollyanna McIntosh) and Father Gabriel (Seth Gilliam) this week, it’s tough not to think that a legitimate subplot involving the helicopter is getting started here. While the info we got this week was certainly vague, it was more than enough to indicate that we’re actually about to see it participate in the story.

Also Read: 'Walking Dead' Just Gave Us a Huge Georgie Update!

So, to recap what happened Sunday night — Jadis, coming under suspicion for the murder of one of the Saviors,
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‘Doctor Who': Is The Doctor Actually Banksy?

‘Doctor Who': Is The Doctor Actually Banksy?
(Spoiler Alert: Do not read if you have not seen the “Doctor Who” episode “Rosa” that aired Oct. 21.)

This weekend’s episode of “Doctor Who” included some solemn social commentary, as the Doctor and her companions landed in 1960s Alabama on the day that Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat at the front of a segregated bus. The Doctor, always hungering for justice, ruminates on the oppression of Jim Crow, while Ryan and Yasmin endure discrimination that, while horrible, isn’t entirely unlike what they faced in 2018 London.

Of course, this is still “Doctor Who,” and even amidst the prejudice and the attempts by a cosmic villain to interfere with civil rights history, the Doctor still has time for some silly jokes, including suggesting that she is the notorious street artist Banksy.

Early in the episode, the Doctor is spray painting on the side of a motel when
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China Box Office: Slowdown Continues as ‘Gutenberg’ Takes Third Weekend Win

Chinese cinemas were largely empty again over the weekend, allowing Hong Kong crime thriller, “Project Gutenberg” to enjoy its third frame as the top-scoring film.

The cumulative total of the top ten films amounted to just $41.2 million, according to data from Ent Group. That is the second lowest weekend this year.

The slump has followed new regulations that limit distributors’ ability to buy their own tickets and give the appearance of success, and a cap on the fees that online ticketing companies can charge. Both measures may have the effect of removing distortions and reveal data that presents a truer picture of theatrical demand.

The latest six-week slump may also reflect problems on the supply side. A growing number of commentators have identified a flow of weak films that have little novelty or particular appear. Box office got a temporary boost at the Mid-Autumn Festival, but the score was more
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Richard Parsons Steps Down as CBS Chairman; Strauss Zelnick to Take Role

Media entrepreneur Strauss Zelnick replaced Richard Parsons as the chairman of the CBS Corp. board of directors Sunday, an unexpected switch that takes place as the venerable media company seeks to remake itself after the recent controversial ouster of former CEO Leslie Moonves.

Parsons cited health reasons for his decision to step down. “As some of you know, when I agreed to join the board and serve as the interim chair, I was already dealing with a serious health challenge – multiple myeloma – but I felt that the situation was manageable. Unfortunately, unanticipated complications have created additional new challenges, and my
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Twitter Mashes Up ‘Singin’ In the Rain’ With ‘It’s Raining Men’

Twitter Mashes Up ‘Singin’ In the Rain’ With ‘It’s Raining Men’
Gene Kelly’s iconic dance under a downpour in “Singin’ In the Rain” is arguably one of the most famous scenes in movie musical history… so, of course, the internet is going to turn it into a mashup.

One adept poster on Twitter named Cuppycup noted that the famous song can be swapped out with any track that has the same beats per minute, and Kelly’s fancy footwork synchronizes perfectly. To demonstrate, Cuppycup paired the clip with a song that’s about as far as you can get from postwar showtunes: Darude’s “Sandstorm”

May I have your attention? Sandstorm and Singin’ in the Rain have the same Bpm. ???-️ pic.twitter.com/ZyAcij7OfF

– cuppycup (@cuppycup) October 16, 2018

And Cuppycup didn’t stop there, showing the clip with several other songs that are a Bpm match, most notably another toe-tapper about precipitation: “It’s Raining Men.”

Singin’ in the
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The Road to Gender Parity, Italian Style

Key representatives of Italian media joined with their American counterparts in Rome Sunday morning to usher a call for greater inclusion in the local entertainment industry.

During a panel on the final day of Mia hosted by Women in Film, TV & Media Italia, the group presented the tools of ReFrame, the American organization promoting a formal action plan to achieve gender parity in film and TV, and debated how they could be used to address systemic challenges facing women in Italian media.

“The ecosystem is…breathing with one single lung,” said Domizia De Rosa, of Women in Film, TV & Media Italia. “[Women are] the half which is missing.”

De Rosa was joined onstage by Kirsten Schaffer (above right), executive director of Women in Film, L.A.; producer Paul Feig (above left); Desiree Akhavan, director of Sundance Grand Jury Prize winner “The Miseducation of Cameron Post”; Mia director Lucia Milazzotto; Stefania Ippoliti, president
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‘It Was Agony’: Ozzy Osbourne Explains Staph Infection That Derailed Tour

‘It Was Agony’: Ozzy Osbourne Explains Staph Infection That Derailed Tour
Ozzy Osbourne knew he had a problem when he saw that his right thumb had swollen to “the size of a fuckin’ lightbulb.” After a Salt Lake City gig earlier this month, he had trouble putting on a thumb ring he regularly wears. The digit got larger overnight until it was 10 times bigger than usual. “I freaked out,” he says. He showed it to his wife and manager, Sharon, and she took him to the emergency room, where he learned he’d contracted a potentially deadly staph infection. Ozzy subsequently
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