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Winona Ryder Thinks She and Keanu Reeves Got Married for Real While Filming ‘Dracula’

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Winona Ryder Thinks She and Keanu Reeves Got Married for Real While Filming ‘Dracula’
Twenty-six years after heating up the screen in “Bram Stoker’s Dracula,” Winona Ryder wonders if she and her leading man, Keanu Reeves, accidentally got married for real while shooting their characters’ wedding.

“I swear to God I think we’re married in real life,” she told Entertainment Weekly while promoting the upcoming rom-com “Destination Wedding,” which reunites her and Reeves.

“In that scene, [director] Francis [Ford Coppola] used a real Romanian priest,” she explained. “We shot the master and he did the whole thing. So, I think we’re married.”

When they reconnected on the set of “Destination Wedding,” she reminded him that they each said “yes” to the “Do you take…?” question while filming with that ordained priest.

“Don’t you remember that? It was on Valentine’s Day,” she said, to which Reeves deduced,
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Box Office: Kevin Spacey's 'Billionaire Boys Club' Earns Abysmal $126 on Opening Day

Box Office: Kevin Spacey's 'Billionaire Boys Club' Earns Abysmal $126 on Opening Day
Disgraced actor Kevin Spacey is enduring a career low at the box office this weekend.

The ensemble crime-drama Billionaire Boys Club quietly opened Friday in 10 theaters scattered in select states across the U.S. The indie film earned an abysmal $126 for the day following its release on premium VOD last month, according to those with access to theater grosses.

Put another way, that's a per location average of $12.60, which doesn't even equal two tickets if going by the current average ticket price of $9.27. For the full weekend, Billionaire Boys Club could have trouble hitting ...
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‘Stranger Things’ Season 3 Is Inspired by 1985’s ‘Fletch’ (Exclusive)

‘Stranger Things’ Season 3 Is Inspired by 1985’s ‘Fletch’ (Exclusive)
When Season 3 of “Stranger Things” eventually returns, don’t expect Chief Jim Hopper to be jumping for joy at the sight of Starcourt Mall — or rushing to buy a sundae from Joe Keery’s Steve Harrington, for that matter. “I don’t know if Hopper would be caught dead at Scoops Ahoy,” David Harbour joked ahead of a spooky “Stranger Things” screening at Hollywood Forever Cemetery in Los Angeles on Friday night.

Harbour characterized the curmudgeonly cop with a heart of gold’s outlook towards the town’s new development as a little more than complicated. “Clearly, he’s a
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Rihanna Documentary Out Within Months, Director Says

Rihanna Documentary Out Within Months, Director Says
Over two years after a Rihanna-approved documentary was first announced, director Peter Berg revealed that the film could arrive within months.

In April 2016, Berg – whose action film Mile 22 arrived Friday – said he was at work on a Rihanna film modeled after D.A. Pennebaker’s legendary Bob Dylan documentary Don’t Look Back.

While the documentary, which reportedly captured Rihanna at work on her 2016 album Anti, was expected to arrive in 2017, Berg told Slash Film that the movie should be out within two months.

“I think she’s an
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‘Crazy Rich Asians’ to Top ‘The Meg’s’ Second Weekend

‘Crazy Rich Asians’ to Top ‘The Meg’s’ Second Weekend
Crazy Rich Asians” is heading for a glamorous first weekend with an estimated $22 million from 3,384 North American locations.

The Warner Bros. film debuted August 15 and has already racked up $16 million. Constance Wu, Henry Golding, Awkwafina, and Michelle Yeoh star in the Asian-led pic, the first of its kind since 1993’s “The Joy Luck Club.”

Crazy Rich Asians” currently holds a Rotten Tomatoes score of 92% certified fresh and an A CinemaScore. Jon M. Chu directed from a screenplay by Peter Chiarelli and Adele Lim.

“The Meg’s” sophomore frame should come in second place with around $19 million from 4,118 domestic sites. The Jason Statham-starrer debuted to $45 million last weekend and has reeled in an additional $23 million since.

Statham stars as a scientist attempting to defend a beach from a prehistoric, 75-foot Megalodon shark. The Warner Bros. flick has also earned $154 million overseas.

STXfilms’ “Mile 22,” starring Mark Wahlberg, should bring in an
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Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas Officially Confirm Engagement

Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas Officially Confirm Engagement
It's official: Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas are engaged. The couple confirmed their engagement Saturday via Instagram posts. "Taken. With all my heart and soul..," Chopra posted to her 26.2 million followers on Instagram along with a photo with Jonas. He also posted the same photo on his Instagram account with the caption, "Future Mrs. Jonas. My heart. My love."

The couple were engaged in a traditional Hindu ceremony held on Saturday morning at the actress' Mumbai residence which was attended by close family and friends. Jonas' parents Denise Miller-Jonas and Paul Kevin Jonas Sr. also ...
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Boots Riley Criticizes Spike Lee’s Portrayal of Cops in ‘BlacKkKlansman,’ Calls the Real Ron Stallworth a ‘Villain’

Boots Riley Criticizes Spike Lee’s Portrayal of Cops in ‘BlacKkKlansman,’ Calls the Real Ron Stallworth a ‘Villain’
For the second time this week, “Sorry to Bother You” director Boots Riley has taken issue with “BlacKkKlansman.” Spike Lee’s latest is among the most well-received films of the year, even winning the Grand Prix at Cannes in May, and though Riley praises the “masterful craftwork” he nevertheless felt compelled to write what he calls a “political critique of the content and timing” of the film.

At the center of that critique is the fact that “BlacKkKlansman” is “being pushed as a true story and it is precisely its untrue elements that make a cop a hero against racism.” The film tells the story of Ron Stallworth, a black police officer who infiltrated the Ku Klux Klan.

“It’s a made up story in which the false parts of it to try to make a cop the protagonist in the fight against racist oppression,” Riley argues. “It’s being
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H.G. Wells’ ‘The Time Machine’ Will Be Turned Into a TV Series By Sky

H.G. Wells’ ‘The Time Machine’ Will Be Turned Into a TV Series By Sky
There’s never a bad time for time-travel, especially the mother of all time-travel stories. H.G. WellsThe Time Machine is receiving another adaptation courtesy of the European network Sky. Sky is currently developing a The Time Machine TV series with plans to air it on the Sky Atlantic channel, and potentially exporting it to premium cable channels like […]

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Aretha Franklin’s Family Set Public Viewing, Private Funeral in Detroit

Aretha Franklin’s Family Set Public Viewing, Private Funeral in Detroit
Aretha Franklin‘s family has announced a public viewing and private funeral for the singer to be held later this month in the Queen of Soul’s native Detroit.

The public viewing will take place Tuesday, August 28th and Wednesday, August 29th at the city’s Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History, with viewing hours spanning from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. on both days.

On the morning of August 31st, Franklin’s family and friends will attend a private funeral service for the singer at Detroit’s Greater Grace Temple.
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'Juliet, Naked' Team on Changes From Book to Big Screen

'Juliet, Naked' Team on Changes From Book to Big Screen
[The following story contains spoilers from the movie and novel Juliet, Naked.]

Romantic comedy Juliet, Naked is just the latest Nick Hornby book to be adapted for the big screen.

But this time, Ethan Hawke, a longtime fan of Hornby's work, was finally able to play one of the music-loving author's main characters.

"I really wanted to audition for About a Boy and they wouldn't let me. I wanted that part really badly," Hawke told The Hollywood Reporter at Juliet, Naked's New York premiere earlier this week. "And I really wanted to do High Fidelity and John Cusack did ...
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Boots Riley Calls Spike Lee’s ‘BlacKkKlansman’ a ‘Fabricated’ Pro-Cop Story: ‘Really Disappointing’

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Boots Riley Calls Spike Lee’s ‘BlacKkKlansman’ a ‘Fabricated’ Pro-Cop Story: ‘Really Disappointing’
“Sorry to Bother You” director Boots Riley has taken to Twitter to voice his many political objections to Spike Lee’s “disappointing” new movie “BlacKkKlansman.”

“This is being pushed as a true story and it is precisely its untrue elements that make a cop a hero against racism,” Riley wrote in a three-page essay about the film, based on the true story of an African American undercover police officer who infiltrated the Klu Klux Klan in the 1970s.

“It’s a made up story in which the false parts of it to try to make a cop the protagonist in the fight against racist oppression,” Riley wrote. “It’s being put while Black Lives Matter is a discussion, and this is not coincidental.”

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BlacKkKlansman” is based on Ron Stallworth’s
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Former WWE Star Emma Reveals Why She Bailed on UK’s Ring of Honor Tour

Former WWE Star Emma Reveals Why She Bailed on UK’s Ring of Honor Tour
Tenille Dashwood, the pro wrestler who used to perform as Emma for WWE, on Friday shared the reason she withdrew from the U.K.’s upcoming Ring of Honor tour — an apparently brutal bout of the chronic skin condition psoriasis.

“Today, with social media always highlighting the glamorous side of life, I feel it’s important to share a dose of reality,” she wrote in a long statement on her Twitter account.

Dashwood, who said she has been battling psoriasis since she was 14, noted that the current “flare-up” of the condition — marked by often itchy scales and red patches on the skin surface — “has now covered my entire body.”

Also Read: How Hulk Hogan Apologized to WWE Locker Room for N-Word Use (Audio)

“It’s been extremely itchy and painful at this stage, it feels like burns and tearing skin all over my body. Almost unbearable,” she wrote. “I’ve
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RuPaul on How ‘Drag Race’ Maintains an Outsider Edge Despite Mainstream Success

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This story about “RuPaul’s Drag Race” first appeared in the Down to the Wire issue of TheWrap’s Emmy magazine.

“RuPaul’s Drag Race” is bigger than it’s ever been. In addition to record-setting ratings and a seemingly ubiquitous presence on social media, the 10th season of the VH1 reality-competition series bagged 12 Emmy nominations, including two for the tea-spilling aftershow “Untucked.”

Not bad for a show whose host and executive producer — himself a two-time winner — once said he’d “rather have an enema than have an Emmy.”

To RuPaul, a drag legend who has been working the runway for more than three decades as “the supermodel of the world,” all that mainstream recognition is nice but ultimately irrelevant. Drag itself, and by extension “Drag Race,” can never become truly mainstream.

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Michelle Yeoh Recalls Hollywood Quota System: ‘We Can’t Have Two Minorities’ in the Same Film

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Michelle Yeoh Recalls Hollywood Quota System: ‘We Can’t Have Two Minorities’ in the Same Film
Crazy Rich Asians” star Michelle Yeoh recalled her challenges as an Asian actress starting out in Hollywood in the 1990s — including what she described as an apparent quota system for nonwhite performers.

“When I first came to do movies here, I remember very specifically someone said, ‘If we cast an African-American lead, there’s no way we can cast you, because we can’t have two minorities,'” Yeoh said in an interview with GQ.

The Malaysian Chinese actress also said she found herself turning down roles that continuously asked her to play “fragile Asian women” or the “Ming Wave” stereotype.

Also Read: 'Crazy Rich Asians' Stars Dueled Over Epic Mahjong Showdown: 'No One Was Giving in'

Of course, Yeoh played several kick-ass heroines in films like “Supercop,” “Wing Chun” and “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon,” and she often spent up to 11 hours in the gym per day to
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Late-Night TV Has a Growing Problem: Maybe There’s Too Much of It

Something funny is going on with late-night TV, but it’s not the sort of development that’s going to make anyone laugh.

Netflix’s decision on Friday to cancel programs led by comics Michelle Wolf and Joel McHale, both of which emulated traditional late-night series, marks just the most recent move in a scaling back of the genre. Bet in July declined to launch a second season of Robin Thede’s “The Rundown.” And Comedy Central in June axed Jordan Klepper’s “The Opposition,” its latest bid to find a natural follow to its flagship “The Daily Show”.

The
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Mastodon’s Brent Hinds to Sell Personal Collection of Instruments

Mastodon‘s Brent Hinds is selling off items from his personal instrument collection – guitars, organs and more used in the recording of the heavy metal band’s albums – through Reverb.com.

“There comes a time in your life when you have to get rid of everything and for me, that time is now,” Hinds said in a statement of the sale. “The music gear I’m selling in my Reverb shop is legitimate shit. All of it was heavily used—all over the world on tour, in the studio, and beyond.
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‘Wonder Woman 1984’ Stars Gal Gadot, Chris Pine Re-Create ‘Breakfast Club’ Poster

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‘Wonder Woman 1984’ Stars Gal Gadot, Chris Pine Re-Create ‘Breakfast Club’ Poster
Wonder Woman 1984” stars Gal Gadot, Chris Pine, Kristen Wiig, Pedro Pascal and director Patty Jenkins re-created the famous “The Breakfast Club” poster — and nailed it.

Gadot took on Molly Ringwald’s pose, while Pine posed as Anthony Michael Hall’s geeky Brian. Jenkins is Judd Nelson’s delinquent character, while Wiig takes on Ally Sheedy’s outcast Allison and Pascal is Emilio Estevez’s champion wrestler, Andrew.

Of course, Diana Prince’s gold headband is front and center in the picture.

See Photo: 'Wonder Woman 1984': Patty Jenkins Shares First Look at Pedro Pascal

Wonder Woman 1984” is set in the 1980s and will feature Wiig as Dr. Barbara Minerva, also known as Cheetah. Pine is reprising his role as Steve Trevor.

The sequel will hit theaters on November 1, 2019.

Also Read: Gal Gadot Joins Voice Cast of Disney's 'Ralph Breaks the Internet'

The Breakfast Club
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Don’t Tell Allison Janney She Could Make Emmy History: ‘Should I Change My Name?’

Don’t Tell Allison Janney She Could Make Emmy History: ‘Should I Change My Name?’
A version of this story about Allison Janney first appeared in the Down to the Wire issue of TheWrap’s Emmy magazine.

Allison Janney could make history at the Emmys this year, but she doesn’t want to hear about it.

For starters, a win in the Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series for her role on “Mom” would be her eighth Emmy, tying her with Cloris Leachman and Julia Louis-Dreyfus for the most performing wins by an actress.

In addition, she could complete an Oscar-Emmy double play so rare that only two other actresses, both of them named Helen, have accomplished it.

Helen Hunt did it in 1998, winning an Oscar for “As Good as It Gets” and then five months later picking up an Emmy for “Mad About You.” Helen Mirren repeated the feat in
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‘Britain’s Got Talent’ Finalist Stabbed to Death in London Apartment

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“Britain’s Got Talent” finalist Simonne Samantha Kerr was found stabbed to death in an apartment in London on Wednesday.

According to the Metropolitan police, authorities were called to a residential address in the Battersea neighborhood at 12:38 p.m. on Wednesday. Upon arrival, they found the 31-year-old with a stab injury, and she was pronounced dead at the scene at 1:41 p.m.

A 40-year-old man was arrested at the scene on suspicion of murder. According to the BBC, Desmond Sylva will appear in Wimbledon Magistrates’ Court on Friday, and police are not looking for anyone else over Kerr’s death.

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A post-mortem conducted on Wednesday showed that Kerr died as a result of injuries consistent with stabbing.

Kerr appeared on the talent show with the B Positive Choir and made it to the finals,
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Film Review: ‘Billionaire Boys Club’

Film Review: ‘Billionaire Boys Club’
Tough break. After 15 years in director’s jail, “Wonderland” helmer James Cox resurfaces with another smarmy true-crime drama, “Billionaire Boys Club,” this one about a bunch of Los Angeles investment scammers who wound up whacking a couple of their associates when their Ponzi scheme started to go south, only to have the film implode in the wake of #MeToo allegations against co-star Kevin Spacey. This one quietly debuted via VOD on July 17, where there was presumably little demand, followed by a small theatrical release a month later.

Granted, it doesn’t help that “Billionaire Boys Club” was horrible to begin with, the kind of dumbed-down, West Coast, wanna-be “The Wolf of Wall Street” that gives “derivatives trading” a whole new meaning. But the irony of the film’s inevitable failure is that Spacey — who delivers one of his great egomaniacal scenery-chewing performances — took the risk of playing a character dangerously
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