‘Crazy Rich Asians’ Even Richer On Saturday With $10M; Weekend Bling Now At $24M+ With $33M+ 5-Day Debut
SUNDAY AM UPDATE: Crazy Rich Asians scored its best day at the box office with an estimated $10M since its Wednesday opening, surging 39% over Friday’s take. Current weekend opening B.O. bling for Jon M. Chu’s Asian romantic comedy stands at a stellar $24.2M with $33.2M over five days.
Current weekend ticket sales are around $127M, up around 30% over a year ago, making it another up-weekend during summer’s most notoriously sluggish month. With Crazy Rich Asians and The Meg… Read
Alyssa Milano Comes After Brett Kavanaugh At ‘Rise Up For Roe’ Event: “We Are In Crazy Times”
During the Los Angeles stop of the “Rise Up For Roe” tour, actress Alyssa Milano did not hold back when it came to her opinions about Donald Trump’s SCOTUS pick Brett Kavanaugh and the threat he poses to the Roe v. Wade decision made in 1973.
Milano, who has been very outspoken when it comes to the Trump administration, said that it is “fucking absurd” that women are fighting to save abortion rights in 2018.
Moderated by journalist Lauren Duca, the Insatiable actress was… Read
White House Counsel Don McGahn Cooperating With Mueller Investigation
In an interesting turn of events, White House counsel Don McGahn is cooperating with special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation.
According to the New York Times, McGahn is not only cooperating but cooperating “extensively” in the probe. He has met with investigators three times in the last nine months about whether or not Donald Trump has obstructed justice. He was also voluntarily interviewed for 30 hours this year and has given Mueller and his team of investigators… Read
Porn Stars Turn To ‘Fortnite’ And Other Big Games As Brand Builders
Your young gamers may have some new online friends in popular titles like Fortnite, Overwatch and World of Warcraft – some of the world’s hottest porn stars.
The adult stars have turned to video games as a brand-builder, streaming their online gaming sessions out to the world as an incentive to lure more followers. It’s all innocent, albeit scantily clad at times. Gaming’s large contingent of males is a ripe target.
While the game titles are the lure, the distribution… Read
Midterm Elections Blue Wave Looking Doubtful, Says CBS News Head Pollster
The CBS News head pollster has some information for Democrats expecting a Blue Wave to take over the House and more in November’s midterm elections: It’s not looking good.
In Where Did You Get That Number?, a new book out Tuesday from Simon & Schuster, author Anthony Salvanto, the CBS pollster, explains his methodology for tracking the 2016 presidential election, considered one of the biggest upsets in electoral history, and how those lessons apply for the coming… Read
Friday Ratings: A Three-Way Tie, But Adjustments For NFL Games May Determine Winners
It was a night of close races in the preliminary tallies of the Friday ratings wars, as real-life ruled.
As of Saturday morning, the overall network rating/share race for the night is a three-way tie between NBC, ABC, and CBS, all with matching scores of 0.6/3 on the judging card. NBC currently has the total viewership win with 3.25 million.
However, pre-season NFL games took over some key slots in big cities, so check back on Monday afternoon for the final ratings… Read
Emmy Predictions: It’s The Battle Of Defending Champs As ‘Handmaids’ And ‘Thrones’ Go Once Again As Best Drama Series
Deadline Awards Columnist and Chief Film Critic Pete Hammond gives his take on contenders in the key categories for the 2018 Primetime Emmy Awards. Here, he breaks down the category of Outstanding Drama Series.
This category made history last year by ushering in five first-season nominees in Emmy's most prestigious and difficult-to-crack category. Of course, it helped that two-time winner Game of Thrones took a year off to help give the new guys a chance. It's back this… Read
Disney Channel’s Animated Della Duck Has ‘Criminal Minds’ Behind Her
If the voice of Della Duck in today’s season finale of Disney Channel’s DuckTales sounds familiar, you must be a fan of CBS police procedural Criminal Minds. Actress Paget Brewster from that show has originated the sound for Della, who has been a rarely seen character.
Della Duck is the twin sister of Donald Duck and long-lost mother to Huey, Dewey and Louie. She made her first animated onscreen appearance in the series earlier this season on DuckTales and was first… Read
Emmy Predictions: A Fresh Outcome Is Guaranteed As Newcomers And Perennial Bridesmaids Battle For Comedy Series Gold
Deadline Awards Columnist and Chief Film Critic Pete Hammond gives his take on contenders in the key categories for the 2018 Primetime Emmy Awards. Here, he breaks down the category of Outstanding Comedy Series.
The largest group of nominees in any program category this year proves that there's likely some fluidity for Outstanding Comedy Series, especially considering that HBO's Veep—the winner for the past three years in a row—is sitting this season out. Equally, the… Read
President Trump Attacks Social Media Censorship In Saturday Tweetstorm
Saturday morning saw President Donald Trump take on social media in the highlight of his regular morning tweetstorm.
The Commander-in-Tweet responded to recent take-downs of Republican/conservative voices by various social media platforms and other services. The President noted that “too many voices are being destroyed,” while his favorite “Fake News” targets of CNN and MSNBC are allowed.
The President questioned who is making the censorship choices, adding, “that cannot… Read
Stevie Wonder Remembers His Final Words To A Dying Aretha Franklin
Detroit native Stevie Wonder said he told Aretha Franklin to “say hello to my sister” in his final conversation with the dying Queen of Soul.
Wonder, speaking today on CBS This Morning, said he visited Franklin at her home two days before she passed. He choked up as he recalled the meeting.
"She wasn't able to speak back, but her family felt that she could hear me, and so I just said all the things that I've always said and told her to say hello to my sister," Wonder… Read
Bill Maher On Trump’s Aretha Tribute: President Can’t Say RIP Without Lying
UPDATE, with video President Donald Trump “lost his one black friend” this week, said Bill Maher tonight – and he wasn’t talking about Aretha Franklin (though the Queen of Soul would get the HBO host’s respect soon enough).
Omarosa Manigault Newman, Maher reminded everyone at the opening of tonight’s Real Time with Bill Maher, was once on Trump’s side. “She lied for him,” Maher said, also recalling Omarosa’s classic “all detractors have to bow down” comment.