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‘Dumbo’ Leads The Box Office With $45M Opening Weekend

Tim Burton‘s live-action reboot of “Dumbo” earned $45 million in its debut weekend, coming in below the $50 million mark that early predictions expected. For a Disney project. Dumbo now sits toward the bottom of the Disney live-action films, well below The Jungle Book($103 million), Alice In Wonderland ($116 million), and Beauty and the Beast($174 million).  After this weekend, the film’s worldwide total is $116 million, $71 million coming from overseas. ...Read more

All Charges Against Jussie Smollett Have Been Dropped

On Tuesday, prosecutors and attorneys for Jussie Smollett said all charges against the actor — who had been accused of staging a hate crime and filing a false police report about it — have been dropped. It is a dramatic reversal in a case in which Chicago police alleged just last month that the 36-year-old “Empire” actor hired two acquaintances to attack him in late January to promote his career. ...Read more

Oprah Winfrey Announces Documentary Projects And New Book Club For Apple TV+

Almost a year after Oprah Winfrey signed a multi-year deal with Apple for original content, she took the stage at Apple’s Steve Jobs Theater to reveal the first projects she has been working on. They include two documentaries: Toxic Labor, about workplace harassment, and a yet-untitled multi-part series focusing on mental health. Additionally, Winfrey announced that she is partnering with Apple for “building the biggest, most vibrant, most stimulating book club on the planet.” Book club has always been a big part of the Oprah brand, with her picks often translating to bestseller status. ...Read more