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‘Venom’ Tops ‘A Star Is Born’ For October’s Opening Weekend Box Office

The movie “Venom” is expected to set an opening weekend record for October with an estimated $80 million from 4,250 theaters. Venom, which stars Tom Hardy as Eddie Brock (aka the eponymous anti-hero Venom), will beat the last October record-holder, “Gravity,” which debuted in 2013 to $55.7 million. Directed by Ruben Fleischer and also starring with Michelle Williams alongside Hardy, “Venom” earned $32.75 million on Friday. The weekend’s other major opener, Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper’s “A Star Is Born,” is expected to make $42 million from 3,686 domestic sites. Warner Bros.’ remake has already earned $6.0 million abroad from 4,590 screens. “A Star Is Born” premiered to rave reviews at the Venice International Film Festival and marked Cooper’s directorial debut from a script he co-wrote with Eric Roth and Will Fetters. ...Read more

Kaley Cuoco To Voice Harley Quinn For Upcoming DC Universe Animated Series

The Big Bang Theory star Kaley Cuoco has a new job, and will voice the title role in the upcoming Harley Quinn animated series. CBS announced in August that The Big Bang Theory will end with its current 12th season. The actress announced the news about Harley Quinn on Wednesday, October 3, during a surprise appearance at New York Comic-Con, where DC Universe also unveiled a teaser for the show. Cuoco told the audience, “I’ve always loved animation. I did it years ago, and I haven’t been in the animation world in a while. [Harley] is so edgy. It’s obviously a very adult comedy, and with such a world-renowned character, it’s been a blast to record.” Cuoco revealed that the series will begin with her character breaking up with The Joker as she becomes the “best badass super villain that there is.” The Harley Quinn voice cast also includes Lake Bell, Alan Tudyk, Ron Funches, JB Smoove, Jason Alexander, Wanda Sykes, Tony Hale and Chris Meloni, and is expected to premiere in 2019.   ...Read more

Tina Turner Musical Is Headed To Broadway

A musical depicting the life and career of the legendary Tina Turner will be opening on Broadway this fall. The show made its debut in London’s West End, and now will be coming to Broadway in the fall of 2019. Turner shared in a statement, “bringing this musical to life on stage and working with this team has meant so much to me, I feel that it is in many ways a culmination of my career.” Tony Award nominee Adrienne Warren, who plays the titular part in the production’s London cast, is expected to reprise her role in the New York show, but official casting information has not been released. An exact date for the show’s opening has yet to be announced. ...Read more

Johnny Depp Talks Backlash From Ex-Wife Amber Heard’s Abuse Allegations

Johnny Depp is opening up about the difficult year he’s had after his ex-wife, actress Amber Heard, accused him of physically abusing her. According to previous reports, Depp and Heard ended their marriage in early 2017 after she accused him of attacking her and throwing an iPhone in her face, which he denies. At the time, she phoned the police, who arrived and found no evidence of a crime. Depp  agreed to pay her $7 million to finally end the marriage, but still maintains her allegations are completely false. Speaking in an interview with GQ magazine for its November edition, Depp opened up about the backlash he’s received and being labeled an abuser of women. Depp said: “I could feel people look at me differently, because of the accusations towards you. And then people start putting things in magazines: ‘He’s insane. He needs to take a sanity test…’ You know, ludicrous stuff. But the only thing that I could do was know what I still know. Ultimately, the truth will come out in all of this and I will be standing on the right side of the roaring rapids. I hope other people will be too.” Depp confirmed that police found no evidence of wrongdoing on his part when they were called on the day in question, and alleged that Heard refused to let an EMT check her. “We probably shouldn’t be talking about this,” Depp said during his interview, “I am worried. I worry about the people that bought it and I worry about her. It’s just not right. I will never stop fighting. I’ll never stop. They’d have to f—ing shoot me. An episode like this takes time to get over.” ...Read more

Sylvester Stallone Offers First Look At The Fifth Installment Of ‘Rambo’

Sylvester Stallone shared a first look at the upcoming Rambo 5 on Instagram, with the caption, “Tonight we start filming.”  In this latest installment, when the daughter of one of his friends is kidnapped, Stallone’s Rambo, who has been working on a ranch, crosses the U.S.-Mexico border and quickly finds himself up against the full might of one of Mexico’s most violent cartels. The “Rambo” franchise launched in 1982 with First Blood, followed by Rambo: First Blood Part II (1985), Rambo III (1988) and Rambo (2008). There is no official word on a release date for Rambo 5, but you can view the photos of Stallone as Rambo in the link below. ...Read more

Christopher Reeve’s ‘Superman: The Movie’ Returning To Theater For 40th Anniversary

Superman: The Movie, the 1978 film with Christopher Reeve as the Man of Steel, will play in more than 500 movie theaters across the U.S. on Sunday, Nov. 25 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. local time, and again on Tuesday, Nov. 27. The return comes in time for the 40th anniversary of the film’s premiere and the 80th anniversary of the character’s creation. Max Fleischer’s 10-minute-long animated Superman short “Mechanical Monsters” will screen before Superman: The Movie — its first time shown on the big screen since its debut in 1941. Superman: The Movie was Reeve’s first time as Kal-E. Tickets are now available for purchase on FathomEvents.com and through participating theater box offices. ...Read more

Taylor Swift To Open American Music Awards With Her First Performance In Over 3 Years

Taylor Swift is heading back to the American Music Awards stage for the first time in over 3 years.  Swift announced on Tuesday that she’s set to open the show with “I Did Something Bad” in what will be her first performance since she sang “Blank Space” in 2014. Swift made the announcement via video which first aired during “Good Morning America.” With her cat Meredith, Taylor said in the video, “Good morning, America, it’s Taylor. I just wanted to say I’m going to be opening up the American Music Awards with a performance, so I wanted to…,” as Meredith wandered away, Swift continued, “Don’t be too excited about it, my god.”  Swift is nominated for four trophies: Artist of the Year, Favorite Female Artist – Pop/Rock, Favorite Album – Pop/Rock and Tour of the Year. You can see Swift’s announcement in the article below. 
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Meghan McCain Reveals Her Return to ‘The View’ After the Death Of Her Father, Sen. John McCain

Meghan McCain will be returning as one of the co-hosts on ABC’s The View, more than a month after the death of her father, Senator John McCain. “I will be getting back on the horse ⁦@TheView⁩ Monday October 8th,” the 33-year-old tweeted on Monday, October 1. “Thank you all for your patience & understanding.” Along with her announcement, Meghan posted an editorial cartoon by The Arizona Republic’s Steve Benson, a drawing depicting her as a boxer prepping for a fight and lacing on a boxing glove emblazoned with the word “Dad.” McCain also quoted Rocky Balboa in her tweet, writing, “It’s not about how hard you hit. It’s about how hard can you get hit and keep moving forward.” Senator John McCain died on August 25, just one day after his family announced that the Senator would be discontinuing treatment for his brain cancer. He was 81. Meghan delivered her father’s eulogy at his funeral, and her cohosts on The View acknowledged her absence during the Season 22 premiere three days later. “Meghan is spending time with her family,” Whoopi Goldberg said, then spoke of Meghan’s eulogy. “It was quite an emotional farewell. Meghan was extraordinary talking about him.” Meghan has starred on The View since 2017; along with Goldberg, her costars in Season 22 are Joy Behar, Sunny Hostin and Abby Huntsman. ...Read more

Kanye West Causes More Controversy With 13th Amendment And Slavery Tweets

After stirring controversy with his “Saturday Night Live” speech about President Donald Trump after the show went off the air this weekend, Kanye West took to social media to offer his thoughts about the 13th Amendment. In a tweet which showed him appearing to be on a private plane while wearing a “Make America Great Again” cap, West wrote, “This represents good and America becoming whole again.”  West tweeted, “We will no longer outsource to other countries. We build factories here in America and create jobs. We will provide jobs for all who are free from prisons as we abolish the 13th amendment. Message sent with love.” Kanye continued, “The 13th Amendment is slavery in disguise. Meaning it never ended. We are the solution that heals.” Producer Swizz Beatz addressed West’s claim of being bullied backstage at “SNL” for wearing the MAGA hat. Beatz said he and West had just talked about the rapper’s political statement, saying “Ain’t nobody bullying you, we love you,” Swizz Beatz said. “But you gotta stop that s***, that s*** ain’t right.” ...Read more

Kanye West Goes On Pro-Trump Rant On ‘SNL’ And Gets Booed

Kanye West went on pro-Trump rant at the end of his appearance on “Saturday Night Live,” which never made the air, due to time constraints (according to SNL.) West, who had declared Saturday morning that he should now be called “Ye,” wore a red “Make America Great Again” hat for much of his time as the musical guest on Saturday’s premiere of the 44th season of SNL. After he performed “Ghost Town” with Kid Cudi and 070 Shake, West and the SNL cast members gathered back on stage to close out the episode. The show had gone off air, however, West continued talking to the audience. Comedian Chris Rock, who was in attendance, posted an Instagram Story after the show with video snippets of West’s speech. During this time, the SNL stood behind West awkwardly. West turned around to thank them “for giving me this platform” but then also called them out for “going at” Trump.  NBC spokeswoman Lauren Roseman said the network was “not commenting.” West had been a last-minute replacement for Ariana Grande, who was originally scheduled to be Saturday’s musical guest before dropping out, citing “emotional reasons.” ...Read more