Why Is ‘Solo’ Flying So Low At The B.O.? Memorial Day Opening Now At $114M+
UPDATED SATURDAY AM: It’s truly a bittersweet Memorial Day weekend at the box office.
While Disney’s Solo: A Star Wars Story is coming in $15.5M shy of its low-end $130M forecast with an estimated 4-day figure of $114.5M, the overall holiday stretch is booming with an estimated $226.5M, +25% over last year’s $181.4M, not to mention it’s the best Memorial Day weekend since 2014 when X-Men: Days of Future Past ruled with $110.5M. Solo‘s Friday, including $14.1M previews, is… Read
‘The Expanse’ Picked Up By Amazon For Season 4 After Syfy Cancellation
The Expanse has been saved! Amazon has closed a deal to pick up the sci-fi drama series, which is in its third and final season on Syfy. The announcement was made tonight by Amazon’s boss himself, Jeff Bezos, at National Space Society’s International Space Development Conference in Los Angeles where he was an honoree. It happened an hour or so after The Expanse panel at the same event that featured exec producer and showrunner Naren Shankar and cast members Cas Anvar, Wes… Read
Morgan Freeman “Devastated” Over Allegations, Says “I Did Not Assault Women” In New Statement
Morgan Freeman has put out a second statement in the wake of a report Thursday in which eight women came forward to accuse the Oscar-winning actor of inappropriate behavior.
"I am devastated that 80 years of my life is at risk of being undermined, in the blink of an eye, by Thursday's media reports,” he said about the accusations that came in a report from CNN. The allegations included unwanted touching and inappropriate comments including asking a woman if she was… Read
Caitlin Carmichael Scores Lead In BYUtv’s ‘Dwight In Shining Armor’
Actress Caitlin Carmichael has landed the female lead in the new series Dwight in Shining Armor, set for the BYUtv network.
The series is a contemporary fish out of water original scripted comedy with Carmichael as "Gretta," a young warrior princess who has been sleeping for a thousand years and wakes up in the 21st century with no understanding of the world around her.
Carmichael was recently seen in a recurring role on Fox's The Mick, and next up plays a young Olivia… Read
President Trump Kicks Off His Weekend With Tweetstorm Targeting Foes
Commander-in-Tweet Donald Trump got an early jump on his usual weekend tweetstorms, firing off a round of late afternoon volleys on the Chicago Police, Democrat opponents’ trade complaints, and laughing stocks.
Trump started his day with a salute to the graduates of the US Naval Academy class of 2018, but a few hours later, his mood had soured. He took on Chicago mayor Rahm Emanuel, whom he tweeted won’t let the police do their job. He then segued to more familiar… Read
‘Lucifer’: Sneak Peek At Canceled Fox Series’ 2 Bonus Episodes Airing Monday
Fans outraged at the cancellation of Lucifer will get to dance with the devil one more time. Fox has a two-hour “bonus” episode of the show set for this Monday at 8 PM and has just released a sneak peak at what to expect from the episode, tilted “Boo Normal/Once Upon A Time.”
In the episode, Lucifer (Tom Ellis) and the team investigate the murder of a child psychiatrist, Ella (Aimee Garcia), who thinks about a big childhood secret that she's been hiding. Then, in Part… Read
Ex-‘Dance Moms’ Star Abby Lee Miller Released From Halfway House
Abby Lee Miller, the former star of the Lifetime reality series Dance Moms who was let out of jail earlier this spring after serving a partial sentence for bankruptcy fraud, was released from a halfway house in Long Beach, CA today.
Miller had been transferred to the house in late March after she left the FCI Victorville facility in Victorville, CA, where she had been serving a 366-day prison sentence but was released early for good behavior. She had been set to exit the… Read
Harvey Weinstein Courtroom Sketches Draw Online Buzz
Gleeful and vengeful courtroom drama fans took to Twitter today to mock the unflattering sketches emerging from movie mogul Harvey Weinsten’s arraignment.
The New York Police Department does not release mug shots of anyone arrested in New York City, so the anti-Weinstein mob had to content itself with the courtroom sketches. Despite the serious nature of the charges, online wags and media had a field day commenting on the artist renderings from the courtroom… Read
Rockets’ Defiant NBA Playoff Win Proves Ratings Champ Against Slow Big 4 Night
In an NBA conference playoffs year that has been full of drama, the Houston Rockets’ 98-94 victory over current champions the Golden State Warriors on Thursday certainly cranked it up on an otherwise placid primetime.
With the Rockets now leading 3-2 in the best-of-7 Western Conference Finals, Houston is only one win away from its first trip to the NBA Finals since Bill Clinton's first term as President. It is a journey that has attracted a lot of attention — last night's… Read
‘Days Of Our Lives’ Actress Marci Miller Bids Farewell Via Instagram
Daytime Emmy Awards nominee Marci Miller bid farewell via an Instagram post today, her last day of filming on Days of Our Lives. She announced a month or so ago that she would be leaving.
Miller played Abigail Deveraux on Days, joining the cast in November 2016. In addition to that, she has appeared in the feature films American Fable, Dog Bowl, Children of the Corn: Runaway and Death Race 2050.
Soap Opera Digest reported Miller opted not to renew her deal.
‘The View’ Co-Host Meghan McCain Again Criticizes NFL National Anthem Kneelers
Meghan McCain has doubled down on her verbal attacks made on The View regarding the NFL’s national anthem kneelers, saying via Twitter she “ardently” believes everyone should stand when the song is played.
McCain, daughter of U.S. senator and former Republican presidential candidate John McCain, defended herself Friday on Twitter after taking a battering on Thursday’s edition of the ABC talker. The kerfuffle came after she gave her view that players who kneel during the… Read
Chef Mario Batali’s Three Las Vegas Restaurants To Close As Misconduct Allegations Swirl
Red-haired celebrity chef Mario Batali will see his three Las Vegas restaurants close as of July 27. The decision comes in the wake of reports that the New York City Police are ramping up an investigation into his sexual misconduct in Manhattan.
The closures will mean approximately 298 employees will be out of work at B&B Ristorante, Otto and CarneVino in Las Vegas. B&B Ristorante and Otto are both located in the Venetian, while CarneVino is in the Palazzo. The two hotels… Read