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‘Crimes Of Grindelwald’ Falls Short Stateside With $62M Debut, Celebrates Overseas Win As ‘Fantastic Beasts’ Series Hits $1 Billion-Plus

Fantastic Beasts: Crimes Of Grindelwald

SUNDAY AM UPDATE: Warner Bros. is celebrating the overseas win for J.K. Rowling’s Fantastic Beasts and the Crimes of Grindelwald after the movie came in lower than expected in U.S./Canada with a studio-reported $62.2M after a $21.5M Saturday that was down -16% from Friday’s (+previews) $25.7M. Overseas took in $191M for a $253M global debut. This easily gets Fantastic Beasts franchise past the $1 billion mark (the first chapter repping over  80% of that number to date)… Read

Film

Constance Wu: ‘Crazy Rich Asians’ Sequel Must Wait; She’s Not Yet Attached To Jennifer Lopez Film

Constance Wu

For those anxiously awaiting China Rich Girlfriend–the follow-up to the Warner Bros. smash-hit Crazy Rich Asiansaccording to Constance Wu, it may take a while, due to director Jon M. Chu’s schedule. “I don’t know much about the production side of things,” Wu said at Vulture Festival in Los Angeles on Saturday. “But I know that Jon wants to direct the next one, and all next year he's directing In The Heights.” Wu also said she wasn’t sure if the plan was to follow the… Read

TV

Claire Foy To Host ‘Saturday Night Live’

Claire Foy

Former The Crown star Claire Foy will make her Saturday Night Live hosting debut on Dec. 1. The announcement was made during tonight’s edition of NBC’s late-night sketch show hosted by Steve Carell. She will be joined by fellow SNL first-timer, Anderson .Paak, who will serve as a musical guest. Foy is coming off a two-season starring turn as Elizabeth II on Netflix’s drama seres The Crown, which earned her an Emmy and a Golden Globe awards. She currently stars as Lisbeth… Read

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Steve Carell’s Jeff Bezos Trolls Donald Trump In ‘Saturday Night Live’ Skit

On the heels of Amazon announcing Arlington, Virginia, and New York’s Queens as the locations of its second headquarters, the company’s CEO Jeff Bezos, played by this week’s host Steve Carell, came out to explain the decision in a special video message on Saturday Night Live. “As you know, Amazon just announced the location of its two new headquarters in New York and Virginia, and everyone — except for the people who live there and the people who live in all the places we… Read

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The Only Reboot ‘Scrubs’ Creator Bill Lawrence Would Consider Is A Movie

Scrubs

It’s been almost nine years since Scrubs aired its finale episode on ABC, following a run that began at NBC way back in 2001. So when the all-star cast reconvened at Vulture Festival in Los Angeles on Saturday, the big question was, would they ever do a reboot? The answer turned out to be both yes and no, with a negative for a TV revisit, but a ‘maybe’ for a film. “I would do anything to not only get to work with not only this group, but the writers, and do it… Read

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‘The Office’ Alums Join Steve Carell For Reunion On ‘SNL’, Urge Him To Do Reboot

For the past year and a half, there rarely has been an interview with Steve Carell where he has not been asked about doing a reboot of The Office. He could not avoid the topic even during his hosting stint on Saturday Night Live, where his opening monologue was “hijacked” by a audience Q&A. In it, a number of Carell’s former Office co-stars, including Ed Helms, Jenna Fischer, Ellie Kemper and Carell’s wife, Nancy, pushed Carell to sign on for a reboot. Carell, who left The… Read

Film

Lana Condor On Possible ‘To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before’ Sequel: “The Whole Cast Would Love To Do It”

Lana Condor

For those very many excited viewers of Netflix's To All The Boys I've Loved Before – take heart, because according to its lead actor Lana Condor, everyone involved wants a sequel to happen. Speaking at Vulture Festival in Los Angeles on Saturday, Condor said, "The whole cast would love to do it," and creator Jenny Han, who wrote the original series of books, agreed. "I think we all would love for that to happen," she said. "Everyone has said that." Thus far, there is no… Read

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‘SNL’ Cold Open: Kate McKinnon’s Laura Ingraham Scrapes The Fox News Barrel

It was Kate McKinnon’s turn for the Saturday Night Live cold open, reprising her sketch on Laura Ingraham’s Fox News show The Ingraham Angle as she attacked some of the recent news of the week. Or, as she put it, “Celebrities in California are whining about a little fire, while the President is under constant attack from rain.” “Ingraham” rolled through some Fox schtick, including a list of things that “sound true but can’t be dismissed just because it isn’t true and… Read

Business

Stan Lee Public Memorial Celebration Being Planned By His POW! Entertainment

Comics icon Stan Lee was laid to rest earlier this week in a private funeral, but his POW! Entertainment company is planning a large public celebration of his life and legacy, according to a Twitter tweet. “Stan was always adamant that he did not want a large public funeral, and as such his family has conducted a private closed ceremony in accordance with his final wishes. Our thoughts and prayers continue to be with him,” read a statement released from POW… Read

Awardsline

‘Vice’ Enters The Oscar Race, Wins Praise For Christian Bale’s Dick Cheney, Amy Adams And Adam McKay At Early Screening

Vice Christian Bale

One of the last shoes to drop in this year’s Oscar race just dropped. Annapurna skipped the Fall Festival circuit and decided instead to take over the Bruin Theatre in Westwood today to put Adam McKay’s Vice (just finished a couple of days ago) out to the world. Judging by the reaction to this afternoon’s unveiling, you can probably expect to not only see nominations for stars Christian Bale – who, for lack of a better word, simply inhabits Cheney – and Amy Adams, equally… Read

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Some Malibu Areas, Roads Reopened After Woolsey Fire Evacs

The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department has opened several Malibu areas affected by the Woolsey Fire. The areas are open as of 5:30 PM today. The following areas inside of the impacted fire area are now opened: This will include the following areas of Las Virgenes Road / Malibu Canyon Road: o Malibu City limit (south) o Mulholland Highway (north) o EXCEPTION: A traffic closure remains in effect to westbound traffic on Mulholland Highway from Malibu Canyon Road The… Read

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Disney Unveils ‘Galaxy’s Edge’ Teasers, Including New John Williams Music, Ride Previews

Composer John Williams will lend a touch of canon to the Star Wars-themed Galaxy’s Edge at Disney theme parks, providing an original score for the attractions, it was announced today at a Disney-sponsored event in Orlando. Also revealed: teaser clips on the two new attractions from Galaxy’s Edge. The Galaxy’s Edge attractions, highlighting the alien world of Batuu and under construction at Disneyland in Anaheim and Disney’s Hollywood Studios in Orlando, Florida, are… Read