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Angela Ponce Makes History As First Transgender Miss Universe Contestant

On Sunday night, the Miss Universe pageant crowned Catriona Gray from the Philippines as the winner, but another winner of the evening was Spain’s Angela Ponce, who made history as the pageant’s first transgender contestant. The pageant was once owned by Donald Trump and lifted the ban on transgender contestants in 2012. Before the pageant, Ponce took to Instagram to express her gratitude for representing Spain, the transgender community and other marginalized… Read

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‘Orange Is The New Black’ Actress Yael Stone Accuses Geoffrey Rush Of Inappropriate Behavior

Orange is the New Black star Yael Stone has come forward with allegations of inappropriate behavior against Academy Award-winning actor Geoffrey Rush, who was accused last year of another case of misconduct. Stone said that she has been afraid to talk about her experiences with Rush who she starred in a stage production of The Diary of a Madman in 2010 and 2011. According to an interview with the Read

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Phoenix Critics Circle Names ‘The Favourite’ As Best Picture

The Favourite

The Phoenix Critics Circle announced their winners Friday with The Favourite taking the top prize of Best Picture. Other winners include Roma‘s Alfonso Cuaron who won for Best Director. The Lee Israel pic Can You Ever Forgive Me? took home two acting honors: Melissa McCarthy for Best Actress and Richard E. Grant for Best Supporting Actor. Ethan Hawke won Best Actor for his performance in First Reformed while Regina King continues her Best Supporting Actress winning streak… Read

Box Office

‘Aquaman’ Reels In $261M Overseas; ‘Spider-Verse’ Swings To $21M Bow – International Box Office

Aquaman

UPDATE, WRITETHRU: Propelled by a super strong hold in its second China frame, Warner Bros/DC's Aquaman has splashed to a running cume of $261.3M at the international box office. Adding 42 markets this session, the full weekend was $126.4M to lead all overseas play. The James Wan-directed standalone is swimming faster than Justice League by 65% and is more than double the DCEU's previous origin story, Wonder Woman, in like-for-like markets. The China performance has been… Read

breakingBusiness

Melania Trump Spokesperson To CNN: “Reports Focus On The Trivial And Superficial”

Melania Trump

Responding to a recent CNN opinion column castigating First Lady Melania Trump’s job performance, the FLOTUS communications director has penned a defense of her actions. Spokeswoman Stephanie Grisham complained of unfair coverage on Melania Trump after an opinion piece by Kate Andersen Brower on a recent FLOTUS interview with Sean Hannity. In the piece, Brower argued that Trump “doesn’t understand what it means to be first lady.” Grisham said in her own CNN piece late… Read

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Freeform Poked Fun At The ‘Shadowhunters’ Twitter Campaign And Fans Aren’t Happy

If there’s one fanbase you shouldn’t mock, it would be the rabid following of Shadowhunters. Freeform poked the bear while airing a “POPnKnowledge” version of Toy Story. In what started off as a joke turned into an all-out attack of Shadowhunters fans. During Freeform’s “POPnKnowledge” airing of the Pixar classic, fun facts and trivia pop up on the screen while the film plays. In one particular scene, Andy is about to go out and his mom says he is allowed to bring one… Read

Box Office

‘Aquaman’ Amazon Prime Previews Hook Near $3M Besting ‘Jumanji 2’

UPDATED 12:09PM: with more preview figures: One Saturday 7PM show at roughly 1,225 theaters last night of Warner Bros./DC’s Aquaman made a huge $2M $2.9M in paid sneaks, a figure that beats the $1.86M earned by Amazon Prime’s previous collaboration with Sony a year ago on Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle. If we were to rank Aquaman on this weekend’s B.O. chart it would file in 13th  10th place ahead of Universal’s Green Book ($2.78M at 1,215 theaters), Fox Searchlight’s The… Read

Box Office

‘Mortal Engines’ Conks Out At The B.O. And Is Poised To Lose At Least $100M+: Here’s Why

There is nothing more daunting right now in the current franchise-obsessed box office marketplace than launching an original piece of sci-fi/fantasy. This weekend, we're seeing the Peter Jackson-produced, $110M+ Mortal Engines a casualty of its own ambition to create a brand new world on screen, with a disastrous opening of $7.5M and a running worldwide total of $42.3M. Rival film finance sources project that should Mortal Engines chug its way to a global gross of… Read

breakingBusiness

Colin Kroll Dies: CEO Of HQ Trivia And Co-Founder Of Vine Was 35

Colin Kroll, the former co-founder of social media sensation Vine and CEO of HQ Trivia, was found dead early Sunday morning from what news reports quoting police sources claim was an apparent drug overdose. The 35-year-old Kroll's body was discovered by police after his girlfriend told them she could not reach him. The police and the girlfriend went to his SoHo apartment on Spring Street in New York City for a welfare check just after midnight and found Kroll dead in… Read

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‘If Beale Street Could Talk’ Opens Solid as Others Bow Slowly; ‘Mary Queen of Scots’ Expands with Fine: Specialty Box Office

The weekend opening of Annapurna's If Beale Street Could Talk provided some box office zest in an awards season that has had its share of doldrums. Directed by Barry Jenkins, the film, which is his follow- up to the 2016 Oscar Best Picture winner Moonlight, did not roll out with the apex numbers of the latter's opening frame. But Beale Street nevertheless showed solid zeal. If Beale Street Could Talk had a $219,173 take in four locations Friday to Sunday, averaging… Read

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Rudy Giuliani: President Trump Will Meet With Mueller “Over My Dead Body”

President Donald Trump attorney Rudy Giuliani said today that Trump will sit down with special counsel Robert Mueller “over my dead body.” Speaking on Fox News Sunday to Chris Wallace, the former New York City mayor said that ex-National Security Adviser Michael Flynn was “railroaded” and “framed” into making some recent bombshell revelations. Giuliani also claimed that Trump initially “didn’t know about” alleged hush-money payments made by former Trump attorney Michael… Read

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‘Saturday Night Live’ Ratings Rise To Tie A Season High With Host Matt Damon

Saturday Night Live‘s last original telecast of 2018, with host Matt Damon, musical guests Mark Ronson and Miley Cyrus, and appearances by Robert de Niro, Ben Stiller and Alec Baldwin, averaged a 4.8 Live+same day household rating in the metered markets and a 2.0 adults 18-49 rating in the markets with local people meters. That was up sharply from last week’s show, hosted by Jason Momoa with musical guest Mumford & Sons (4.3, 1.7) to tie the the Sept. 29 SNL season… Read