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Former President George H.W. Bush In Hospital For Fatigue, Low Blood Pressure, But “Awake And Alert,” Spokesman Says

George H.W. Bush, the 41st U.S. president, was hospitalized this morning for low blood pressure and fatigue, but spokesman Jim McGrath said the former president “is awake and alert, and not in any discomfort.” Bush, 93, is being treated in Maine at Southern Maine Health Care in Biddeford, about 10 miles from the family’s compound in Kennebunkport. Last November, he became the longest-lived president, surpassing Gerald Ford, who died at 93 in 2006. The former president… Read

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‘Solo: A Star Wars Story’ Stalls With $65M Overseas Bow; What Clipped The Falcon’s Wings? – International Box Office

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UPDATE, WRITETHRU: Disney/Lucasfilm’s Solo: A Star Wars Story grossed an estimated $65M in its international box office bow this weekend. The Millennium Falcon has been through some tough space battles before, but this is a very disappointing result for the film that’s been decently received by critics and offers its share of fun summer popcorn action. The 3-day estimate is far below industry projections and the global 3-day launch totals $148.3M. Contrary to most event… Read

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‘The Gospel According To André’ Tops Slow Holiday Weekend; ‘Pope Francis’ Crosses $1M: Specialty Box Office

Updated at 12PM PT with more numbers and analysis. Three-day numbers were being reported sporadically in the early part of Sunday ahead of the Memorial Day holiday. Tops among specialty newcomers based on these early returns is Magnolia's new documentary, The Gospel According to André, which posted the best per-theater average. The Kate Novack-directed portrait of André Leon Talley, who is known for his long tenure as a Vogue editor and fashion-world tastemaker, grossed… Read


ESPN, TNT Salivate For First Pair Of NBA Conference Title Game 7s Since 1979

For the first time since 1979, both of the NBA’s conferences — the East and the West — will have their championship series decided in a seventh game. ESPN and TNT are salivating for the bonus action, especially during a holiday weekend when programming competition is not at peak levels. Game 7 of the Eastern Conference Finals will be tonight in Boston. LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers forced the deciding game with a win Friday night over the Celtics. In terms of… Read

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Why Is ‘Solo’ Flying So Low At The B.O.? Memorial Day Opening Now At $101M – Sunday Update

3rd Update Sunday AM: Refresh for updates Disney’s Solo: A Star Wars Story is now sinking well below its $130M projection, with Disney now reporting the pic’s three-day at $83.3M and four-day at $101M. Industry estimates are in sync with what Disney is forecasting. The Solo stateside B.O. experience is reminiscent of Justice League, another movie aimed at superfans that many optimistically predicted would open at $110M-$120M, only to see the film collapse. In… Read


‘Charmed’ Star Sarah Jeffery Hits Back At Reboot Critics, Touts Its “Positive Effect”


Days after outspoken original Charmed star Holly Marie Combs threw another salvo at the upcoming CW reboot, writing on Twitter, “I will never understand what is fierce, funny, or feminist in creating a show that basically says the original actresses are too old to do a job they did 12 years ago,” one of the stars of the new series, Sarah Jeffery responded with her own post on Twitter, defending the show. The Charmed reboot, from Jane the Virgin creator Jennie Snyder… Read


MSNBC’s Nicolle Wallace Reads Donald Trump’s Tweets — Until She Just Can’t Take It Anymore

Because most anything Donald Trump tweets is newsworthy, Nicolle Wallace was reading that latest mass of missives  on her MSNBC show Friday. You know, the ones touting his belief that the FBI planted a “spy” in his campaign. So Wallace dutifully donned her glasses and  began reciting social media posts by the president of the United States. She was halfway through this one … Can anyone even imagine having Spies placed in a competing campaign, by the people and party in… Read


Kate Bosworth, Michael Polish Launch Montana Art School; Night Fox To Produce Horror Pic ‘Streetwalkers’ – Film Briefs

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Wife and husband filmmaking duo Kate Bosworth and Michael Polish have launched a nonprofit art school, Montana Institute of the Arts, to help students learn the responsibilities of pre-production through a delivered product. The institution, now accepting applications, promises a hands-on approach to the moviemaking process, which will be taught by industry professionals. "As a Montana resident who has a long family lineage here, it is important to me that the Montana… Read

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Deadpool’s Thank You Vs. ‘Golden Girls’ Opening Theme: Who Swore It Better?

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Ryan Reynolds and 20th Century Fox are celebrating Deadpool 2‘s superheroic start at the box office by thanking the film’s fans in suitable Deadpool fashion: tweaking pop culture with equal parts wit and raunch. On Friday, ahead of the Marvel pic’s full second weekend in theaters, Reynolds tweeted out to his 11.1 million followers a thank-you video in the form of a Deadpoolian version of the opening credits to The Golden Girls, complete with the song “Thank You For Being… Read


Donald Trump Claims News Source “Doesn’t Exist”, Surprising Witnesses

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According to President Donald Trump, Matt Pottinger doesn’t exist. Which might come as news to Matt Pottinger. In a morning tweet that was quickly debunked by reporters – and even a former colleague of Pottinger – Trump wrote today, “The Failing @nytimes quotes ‘a senior White House official,’ who doesn’t exist, as saying ‘even if the meeting were reinstated, holding it on June 12 would be impossible, given the lack of time and the amount of planning needed.’ WRONG AGAIN… Read


How My Struggle As A Survivor Of Sexual Abuse Became ‘The Tale’, A Movie I Hope Will Change The World – Guest Column

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EDITOR’S NOTE: Jennifer Fox’s The Tale airs tonight at 10 PM on HBO, after a Sundance Film Festival premiere in January, which is where I first saw it. The film is a powerful piece of memoir in which Fox, best known for her work in documentary film, struggles with a revelation that a relationship she had when she was 13 with a much older man had not been the romantic first love as she had framed it in her memory for many years. She is played as herself in the film, by… Read


The Week In Deadline Videos & Podcasts: Ron Howard, Will Yun Lee & Natalie Dormer

This week’s roundup of Deadline’s video series and podcasts includes an array of guests that will give you something to watch and listen throughout Memorial Day weekend. Behind The Lens goes on location to the French Riviera and the Cannes Film Festival, where Pete Hammond sat down a few days ago with Oscar-winning director Ron Howard for a wide-ranging discussion of the varied aspects of his career. For Next Generation TV, Dominic Patten talks with Natalie Dormer about… Read