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‘Black Panther’ Princess Letitia Wright Is Ready To Rule If Required

Black Panther star Letitia Wright suggested at the MCM Comic-con show in London that her character, Shuri, may take over as Wakanda’s future leader. The show ran from Friday and ended today. Wright was answering an audience member question on whether she was prepared to step up as ruler after Thanos’s actions in Avengers: Infinity War left the leadership position at least temporarily vacant.  “To be comic-book accurate, yes,” she said. Shuri’s fate was left unclear at… Read

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Annabella Sciorra Tweets She Has “No Relief” From Harvey Weinstein Arrest

Emmy-nominated actress Annabella Sciorra said via Twitter today that she received “no relief” from movie mogul Harvey Weinstein’s arrest, saying he should be behind bars instead of out on bail. Sciorra has accused Weinstein of raping her. “If there was truly ‘equal justice under the law’, Harvey Weinstein would be behind bars in Rikers today, waiting for his own day in court, not free to roam New York, his other hunting ground, wearing an ankle bracelet,” Sciorra… Read

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Danica Patrick’s Historic Driving Career Ends With Indy 500 Crash – Will Power of Team Penske Wins

Racing driver Danica Patrick’s historic career as a full-time driver ended today in a crash at the Indianapolis 500 race in Indiana. Patrick crashed on Lap 68 of the race, disabling her vehicle but leaving her unhurt. Thus ended a career that many believe is the greatest by a female racing driver in history, one that saw her become the highest-finishing woman in the Indy 500 (third in 2009) and the Daytona 500 (eighth in 2013). She may now turn to her acting and… Read

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‘Meet The Press’ Panel Says NFL Anthem Protest Decision Could Hit Courts

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A panel of pundits on Sunday’s NBC News show Meet The Press said the National Football League’s decision to insist players on the field stand for the national anthem could be decided by court order. The NFL decision this week came in response to last season’s hodgepodge of player protests, which saw players kneel, stay in the locker room, sit on the bench, or raise fists during the pre-game national anthem. The season-long protests were a lightning rod for fan anger… Read

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‘Fixer Upper’ Team Gets Apology From Writer Who Slammed Their Parenting

HGTV’s popular Fixer Upper team of Chip and Joanna Gaines have received an abject apology from a writer who questioned whether they were neglecting their children in pursuit of business goals. Writer Daryl Austin has issued an apology in a column for Fox News, saying a trip to Mexico made him question his initial take in a column for USA Today on the Gaines family, whom he does not know. In that column, Austin said the husband and wife team “don’t put family first”… Read

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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

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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

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

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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

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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