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‘Who Is America?’ Offers eBay Sale Of Signed Dick Cheney Waterboarding Kit

Even if ratings haven’t been fantastic for Sacha Baron Cohen’s new show, Who Is America?, it has scored big in one aspect – its ability to generate outrage and media attention by spoofing well-known political figures. The show’s second episode airs tonight at 10 PM ET/PT, and it comes with yet another routine and pre-show teaser that should generate some water cooler conversation – they’re putting former Vice President Dick Cheney’s alleged waterboarding kit for sale on… Read

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Pop & Rock: ‘Mamma Mia 2’ Puts $42M In Offshore Jukebox, ‘Skyscraper’ Tops China With $48M – International Box Office

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UPDATE, WRITETHRU: Universal’s Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again made its debut at the international box office smorgasbord this weekend, belting out $42.4M in 41 markets. The summer sequel, directed by Ol Parker, topped the 2008 movie's start in 34 of those and danced to No. 1 in 24 openings. Combined with domestic, the sun-kissed origins story kicked off a global launch of $76.8M. Overall, Mamma Mia 2 came in at No. 2 overseas this weekend, with Universal/Legendary’s Dwayne… Read

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Trader Joe’s Hostage Taker Identified By Police – Held On $2M Bail – UPDATE

SUNDAY UPDATE: The gunman who took hostages at a Silver Lake Trader Joe’s and got into a shootout with police has been identified as Gene Evin Atkins, age 28. Atkins was booked in the Los Angeles County jail on suspicion of murder because of the death of Melyda Corado, a manager at the Trader Joe’s who was killed in an exchange of gunfire between Atkins and police. He could be arraigned as early as Monday and will likely face additional charges, a spokesman for the Los… Read

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‘Mayans M.C.’ Will Intersect With ‘Sons Of Anarchy’ Eventually, Kurt Sutter Says – Comic-Con

Mayans M.C. isn't closing Comic-Con 2018. But the upcoming Kurt Sutter co-created FX series sure rolled into Hall H hard, like they were the headliners today. Fueling some of that was Sutter's declaration that the shared world of the new show and its Sons of Anarchy mother ride of sorts will meet, eventually. "Right now, there is no intersecting stories. But Sons is a big world," Sutter said of the 2014 ending, Charlie Hunnam-led show, adding he didn't “want to fuck with"… Read

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President Trump Tweetstorm – The Sunday Edition Tackles The “Witch Hunt”

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It’s Sunday, which means it’s the traditional time for President Trump to get a few things off his chest via Twitter. The Commander-in-Tweet was busy earlier today, taking on such topics as Carter Page, “Crooked” Hillary Clinton and the Democratic National Committee, his meeting with Vladimir Putin in Helsinki, and his perennial favorite, the ongoing Mueller “witch hunt.” Naturally, the President had a different take on things than his mainstream media foes. The Sunday… Read

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‘Riverdale’: Penelope Ann Miller Joins Season 3 Cast Of CW Series – Comic-Con

A new lawyer is headed to Riverdale. Penelope Ann Miller has been cast play district attorney Ms. Wright in the upcoming third season of the CW series. The casting hints to the potential fate of Archie Andrews (K.J. Apa), who was hauled off to jail at the end of Season 2 after being framed by Hiram Lodge (Mark Consuelos) for the murder of a Shadow Lake resident named Cassidy. The savvy, eloquent Ms. Wright is the prosecuting attorney in charge of handling Archie's case… Read

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‘Supernatural’ Team Talks Episode 300 & Return Of Fan Favorites For Season 14 – Comic-Con

Supernatural, the longest-running sci-fi series on primetime TV, took its traditional Sunday spot in Hall H at San Diego Comic-Con. Moderated by Richard Speight Jr. and Rob Benedict (both appear on the show), the panel included the Winchesters Jensen Ackles and Jared Padalecki as well as Misha Collins and Comic-Con first-timer Alexander Calvert. Executive producers and co-showrunners Robert Singer and Andrew Dabb also took the dais alongside executive producing/writing… Read

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Selma Blair Calls On Disney’s Marvel To Rehire James Gunn: “This Man Is One Of The Good Ones”

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Selma Blair, who last year detailed to Vanity Fair the sexual harassment she faced in auditioning for filmmaker James Toback, has tweeted her support to James Gunn, encouraging her followers to sign a Change.org petition to have the filmmaker re-hired on Disney/Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 3 and exclaiming, “This man is one of the good ones.” Gunn was fired swiftly by Disney on Friday after Fox News and other right-wing media outlets unearthed some old social… Read

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Kurt Sutter Revs ‘Mayans M.C.’ Past ‘Sons Of Anarchy’s Shadow, Border Politics, Being Outspoken In A #MeToo Moment & Trump’s Tiny Hands: Comic-Con

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EXCLUSIVE: During the celebrated run of Sons of Anarchy, creator Kurt Sutter made a tradition of giving the fleeing masses of San Diego Comic-Con something to stay for on its final day. He’s revived that Jimi Hendrix-at-Woodstock tradition in Hall H today, where he will launch Mayans M.C., the FX spinoff series that focuses on the Latino motorcycle club that became a bigger and bigger part of the Sons series over time. The new show, which Sutter created with Elgin James… Read

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‘Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again’ Sends Universal Past $1B Mark At Domestic B.O.

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Even though Universal’s original ABBA sequel Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again was unexpectedly beat by Sony’s Equalizer 2 for the No. 1 spot at the North American’s weekend box office, $35.8 million to $34.4 million, the Universal City studio can celebrate that its clicked past the $1 billion mark at the domestic box office today. It marks the lot’s eighth time in a row to eclipse the milestone. Universal currently ranks second for the year behind Disney, which has amassed… Read

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‘McQueen’ Stylish And ‘Blindspotting’ Solid In Debuts, ‘Eighth Grade’ Gets High Marks In Week 2 – Specialty Box Office

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UPDATED with more info: Bleecker Street was looking to capture the nonfiction zeitgeist of this spring and summer's robust runs of popular documentaries like Won't You Be My Neighbor?, RBG and Three Identical Strangers, and it appears to have dazzled with its Tribeca premiere McQueen. Directed by Ian Bonhôte and Peter Ettedgui, the title about late British fashion sage Alexander McQueen grossed $96,928 in four theaters this weekend in its debut, an average of $24,232 per… Read

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Jeanine Pirro Thanks Whoopi Goldberg For Making Her Book No. 1 On Bestseller List

As expected, Judge Jeanine Pirro wasted no time responding to her heated showdown with Whoopi Goldberg on The View Thursday. At the top of her Fox News show Justice on Saturday, Pirro sarcastically thanked Goldberg for helping her book make it to No. 1 on the bestseller list. “I much preferred you (Goldberg) in the movie Ghost than on The View,” Pirro snarked. (It was a reply to Goldberg’s earlier statement to Pirro, in which Goldberg said "Jeanine, good luck with your… Read