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‘The Predator’ Wins The Box Office With $24 Million This Weekend

“The Predator” took the top spot at the box office this weekend, beating “The Nun” at the domestic box office. Shane Black’s “The Predator” launched with mediocre $24 million from 4,037 North American locations. That was enough to top the weekend box office, but not enough to land a franchise-best debut, which 2010’s “Predator” still holds with $24.7 million (not including the two “Alien vs. Predator” crossover films). Overseas, “The Predator” earned $30.7 million for a global start of $54.7 million. “The Nun” dropped to second place, picking up $18 million in its second weekend for a domestic total of $85 million, and “A Simple Favor” debuted at No. 3 with $16 million on 3,102 screens. Matthew McConaughey’s “White Boy Rick,” along with “Crazy Rich Asians” rounded out the top five. ...Read more

Warner Brothers Releases Statement On Rumors That Henry Cavill Is Exiting His “Superman” Role

Warner Bros. is addressing recent reports that Henry Cavill will no longer be playing Superman. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Warner Bros. had been hoping Cavill would make a cameo in “Shazam!” but those negotiations fell apart due to scheduling conflicts. Now WB studio released a statement following multiple reports citing that the actor is leaving the role following a dispute with his contract negotiations. The statement read as follows: “While no decisions have been made regarding any upcoming Superman films, we’ve always had great respect for and a great relationship with Henry Cavill, and that remains unchanged.” Cavill’s manager, Dany Garcia, gave a slightly more hopeful message via Twitter: “Be peaceful, the cape is still in his closet. @wbpictures has been and continues to be our partners as they evolve the DC Universe. Cavill debuted as the iconic character in 2013’s “Man of Steel” and he also reprised his role in last year’s “Justice League.”  ...Read more

John Legend Joins ‘The Voice’ As A New Coach For Season 16

John Legend has been named the newest coach of NBC’s The Voice for Season 16 coming in the spring. “I’m thrilled to join the coaches of The Voice” Legend said in a statement. He continued, “I’ve been a guest and mentor on the show multiple times and I’m so excited to discover talented singers and help them make the most of their gift. I hope the world is ready for #TeamJL.”‘ Legend appeared on The Voice in 2016 as a guest performer and as mentioned in his statement, he has also mentored contestants in the past. This time, the musician will take a seat in one of the spinning red chairs alongside returning coaches Kelly Clarkson, Blake Shelton, and Adam Levine. The Voice returns for its 15th season Sept. 24; the coaches are Clarkson, Levine, Shelton and Jennifer Hudson. ...Read more

Comedian Norm Macdonald Apologizes For Controversial #MeToo Comments

Norm Macdonald is apologizing for the controversial #MeToo comments he made during an interview. In his chat with The Hollywood Reporter the comedian weighed in on the #MeToo movement and the resulting fallout of sexual misconduct accusations. “I’m happy the #MeToo movement has slowed down a little bit,” Macdonald said. “It used to be, “One hundred women can’t be lying.” And then it became, “One woman can’t lie.” And that became, “I believe all women.”  Macdonald also talked about the controversy surrounding his friends Roseanne Barr and Louis C.K. Macdonald saying “there are very few people that have gone through what they have, losing everything in a day. Of course, people will go, ‘What about the victims?’ But you know what? The victims didn’t have to go through that.”  Macdonald tweeted an apology Tuesday, saying “Roseanne and Louis have both been very good friends of mine for many years,” Macdonald tweeted. “They both made terrible mistakes and I would never defend their actions. If my words sounded like I was minimizing the pain that their victims feel to this day, I am deeply sorry.” ...Read more

‘Crazy Rich Asians’-Inspired Comedy Being Worked On For ABC

ABC network is looking to produce a “Crazy Rich Asians”-inspired comedy with writer Jessica Gao on board. Gao recently took home the best animated program Emmy for writing the “Pickle Rick” episode of Adult Swim’s Rick and Morty. The project will revolve around Janet Zhao, a first-generation Chinese-American woman who struggles to set boundaries with her crazy family. When her wealthy grandmother dies and names Janet the sole inheritor, she suddenly finds herself the unwilling new matriarch of the family she’s spent her life trying to keep at arm’s length. Crazy Rich Asians has grossed more than $164.3 million worldwide (with $135.8 million of that domestically) on a budget of $30 million. The film’s success has opened the door for other Asian-American-fronted TV and movie projects, and is also said to have helped revive the rom-com genre. ...Read more

‘Wizards Of Waverly Place’ Alum David Henrie Arrested for Carrying Loaded Gun At LAX Airport

David Henrie was arrested at Los Angeles International Airport on Monday, September 10. The former Wizards of Waverly Place actor was taken into police custody after he was found with a weapon while walking through airport security. LAX’s Airport Police Public Information Officer said in a statement, “David Henrie was arrested at 9:05 a.m. for possession of a loaded firearm at an airport screening at LAX. He has been booked into the LAPD Pacific Division Jail and will be released on his own recognizance.” The actor later posted a statement on Instagram, writing, “I take responsibility for the situation at LAX today. I unintentionally brought my legally owned gun which is registered in my name to the airport. I am so sorry for any trouble it caused, but I am appreciative of TSA’s efforts in implementing the safety laws that are in place to protect our beautiful country. More than anything I am humiliated and embarrassed that this even happened. But I am thankful to the TSA, LAPD and all involved today for their kindness and their professionalism during this process.” Henrie starred alongside Selena Gomez on the popular Disney Channel sitcom Wizards of Waverly Place for four seasons from 2007 to 2012. The two have remained close friends. ...Read more

Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown Honored With Six Posthumous Emmys

The Television Academy honored late host Anthony Bourdain with multiple wins at the Creative Arts Emmy Awards. Bourdain and his series, “Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown,” which airs on CNN, won six awards. They included two individual awards for Bourdain, one for outstanding writing for a nonfiction program and another for his role as executive producer of the series, which won for outstanding informational series. “Parts Unknown” also won in the picture editing, sound editing and sound mixing categories. “Parts Unknown” executive producer Lydia Tenaglia accepted one of Bourdain’s awards on his behalf, nothing that Bourdain had been nominated for the nonfiction writing category “many times, but it had always eluded him.” “So it is with tremendous bittersweetness that I accept it on his behalf.” she said. ...Read more

Olivia Newton-John Reveals She Is Fighting Cancer For The Third Time

Olivia Newton-John has been diagnosed with cancer for the third time in three decades. Olivia revealed in an interview that doctors found a tumor at the base of her back in 2017, and she has been using modern medicines and natural remedies, including cannabis oil, to treat the cancer and reduce pain. She’s also stopped eating sugar and started radiation treatment. In the interview, Newton-John expressed gratitude for having the support of her husband, John Easterling, saying, “A lot of cannabis, my husband grows for me. In California, it’s legal to grow a certain amount of plants for your own medicinal purposes.” She went on to say that John is “always there to support me, and I believe I will win over it and that’s my goal.” Newton-John was first diagnosed with cancer in 1992 and became an advocate for cancer research and breast cancer screenings. She even has a cancer center named after her in Melbourne, Australia: the Olivia Newton-John Cancer Wellness Research Center. Newton-John underwent a partial mastectomy and reconstruction, however in 2013, she was diagnosed with breast cancer that had spread to her shoulders.  ...Read more

Narcos Season 4 Trailer Arrives And Release Date Revealed

Netflix hit drug cartel drama Narcos is set to debut Season 4, which will be titiled “Narcos: Mexico.”  Actor Matt Letscher will get involved in the war on drugs in Narcos Season 4, joining new stars Michael Peña and Diego Luna. Letscher is set to portray James Kuykendal, a member of a new team of DEA agents and Colombian police who look to take down the Cali Cartel.  A teaser trailer has arrived for Narcos: Mexico, showcasing some of the action in store for viewers and this time focusing on a new set of characters: Diego Luna’s “Miguel Ángel Félix Gallardo” and Michael Peña’s “Enrique ‘Kiki’ Camarena.” Narcos: Mexico (or Narcos Season 4,) is set to premiere on Netflix on November 16. ...Read more

CBS Chief Les Moonves Resigns Following New Allegations Of Sexual Misconduct

CBS CEO and chairman Les Moonves has resigned, following a new report from Ronan Farrow in The New Yorker, which brought new allegations of sexual misconduct. This past weekend, The New Yorker published a new report that outlines additional accusations against Moonves. Six additional women came forward alleging “sexual harassment or assault.”  CBS’s board made the announcement of Moonves’s resignation on Sunday evening. CBS says that its board of directors and its parent company, National Amusements, announced that they reached a settlement this evening that would see Moonves step down immediately. CBS will also donate $20 million to organizations that support the #MeToo movement, the amount of which will be “deducted from any severance benefits that may be due Moonves following the Board’s ongoing independent investigation.”  At the end of July, The New Yorker detailed allegations that Moonves forcibly kissed and propositioned 6 women and threatened to retaliate when they resisted. At the time, Moonves said that had made “some women uncomfortable,” but denied allegations of deliberately harming careers. ...Read more