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Super Bowl LIII Set, As New England Patriots Beat Kansas City Chiefs 37-31 In OT

The Chiefs had a loud crowd behind them at their Arrowhead Stadium home and the best young quarterback in the game. They just didn’t have Tom Brady. The wild and woolly AFC championship boiled down to this: quarterback Brady of the New England Patriots had the ball first in overtime. If you’re his opponent, that’s never a good thing, and Brady made them pay, resulting in a 37-31 New England victory. The Patriots and Kansas City Chiefs were like prize fighters, trading… Read

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Los Angeles Rams Going To Super Bowl, Beat New Orleans Saints 26-23 In OT

The Los Angeles Rams hit a 57-yard field goal in overtime to win the NFC championship and secure a spot in Super Bowl LIII, to be played Feb. 3 in Atlanta. Rams kicker Greg Zuerlein was the late game hero. Besides the winning kick, he made a 48-yard field goal with 15 seconds left in regulation to tie the game at 23-23 and send it to overtime. The final kick made 33-year-old Rams coach Sean McVay the youngest coach to ever reach the Super Bowl. The Saints won the toss for… Read

Box Office

‘Glass’ Cracks $89M 3-Day Global Bow; ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ Nears $800M WW – International Box Office

Glass

UPDATE, writethru: M. Night Shyamalan's Glass took the top spot at the international box office this weekend with $48.5M in 55 markets. That's right in line with pre-weekend projections and positions the Blumhouse pic at 13% ahead of its predecessor, Split. Disney, which handled the first movie in Shyamalan's Eastrail 177 trilogy, 2000's Unbreakable, has overseas on Glass via Buena Vista International. Combined with the domestic take (via Universal), the global three-day… Read

Business

Fiji Water Girl Kelleth Cuthbert Snags ‘Bold And The Beautiful’ Appearance

It apparently pays to photobomb. Kelleth Cuthbert, the Fiji Water Girl whose blue dress, coy smile and knack for being in strategic places captivated the online world on the 2019 Golden Globes red carpet, has been working on the soap opera The Bold and The Beautiful. Her appearance will air Feb. 6, according to reports. Cuthbert posted a photo of herself on Instagram with some of the soap’s cast this week, captioning the shot, “Thank you to the lovely folks of… Read

Awardsline

PGA Gives ‘Green Book’ Another Big Win But There Still Is No Real Front Runner – And Who In Their Right Mind Wants To Be One?

Normally, as Green Book has now done, when a movie starts out the season by taking the top People’s Choice prize at the Toronto Film Festival, launches awards-giving season with a Best Picture win at the National Board Of Review, then backs up its cred by taking the most Golden Globes including one for Best Picture (Comedy/Musical), and then wins the Producers Guild Of America Best Picture honor, you would have to dub it the front runner. That is what several pundits are… Read

TV

Aaron Sorkin To Congressional Newbies: “Stop Acting Like Young People”; Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Fires Back

Aaron Sorkin

Aaron Sorkin finds a lot to like in the 2020 field of Democratic presidential hopefuls, but there’s one aspect of the party he is less upbeat about: newly elected members of Congress. “I really like the new crop of young people,” he told Fareed Zakaria in an interview that aired on CNN today and was excerpted on Twitter by progressive activist Jordan Uhl. “They now need to stop acting like young people. It’s time to do that.” The Democrats, Sorkin went on, have “a great… Read

Film

With Tuesday’s Oscar Nominations, Will Academy Officials Finally Leave The Bunker?

The most fascinating part of Tuesday's Oscar nominations announcement will be watching to see whether someone, anyone, pops out of the bunker to say something, anything, about the issues afflicting the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences of late. In the best of circumstances, Hollywood's film Academy is about as transparent as dirty dishwater. Policy blocks the group's governors from discussing business conducted in their closed-door meetings. Membership… Read

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President Donald Trump Tweetstorm – The Sunday Edition

A boast, a warning, an analysis, a clarification, an insult, a shout-out – it’s been a busy morning already for President Donald Trump on Twitter, as the Commander-in-Tweet continues to battle for his agenda with his permanent, ephemeral and hidden foes. Coming off his address on the border issues, the President came out swinging against Nancy Pelosi in particular, calling her a “Radical Democrat” whose behavior is irrational, warning her to “be careful.” On a lighter… Read

Business

‘Who Will Write Our History’ Tops Slow Pack of Debuts; ‘Free Solo’ at $13.1M: Specialty Box Office – Update

UPDATED with more numbers and analysis. Who Will Write Our History can claim the highest opening per theater average of 2019 among the specialties, but it has been a slow month. After the current lull, next week’s Oscar nominations and start to Sundance should reinvigorate the specialty sector. Who Will Write, a documentary released by Abramorama, found an audience this weekend with its $12,719 gross. The portrait of a man who kept an archive of recollections in the… Read

Box Office

‘Glass’ Now Looking At Third-Best MLK Weekend Opening With $47M+ Despite Cracks In Tracking – Sunday Final

Glass

Final Sunday AM after 7:49AM post: Glasslike a horror movie, was front-loaded in regards to its $14.6M Saturday being down 9% from its $16M opening (which included previews). This is a different path from M. Night Shyamalan’s previous film Split which saw a 13% spike between the two days going from $14.6M to $16.5M. This puts Glass at a 4-day that’s under $50M at $47M per Universal. Some think the Blumhouse/BVI production can still hit $50M in four days which would be… Read

Business

Cardi B Feuds With Tomi Lahren Over Border Wall: “I’ll Dog Walk You”

Cardi B, whose video last week decrying the government shutdown has nearly 15 million views on Instagram, is going toe to toe on Twitter with Tomi Lahren. Lahren, who was hired by Fox News in 2017 and more recently deployed as a host on fledgling streaming service Fox Nation, is a vocal proponent of the border wall insisted on by President Donald Trump. Accordingly, she ridiculed Cardi B’s support for the Democratic lawmakers refusing to fund Trump’s wall plan. The rapper… Read

TV

‘Saturday Night Live’ Ratings Slip In Return, Still Solid With Host Rachel Brosnahan

In its return on the air after a five-week holiday break, Saturday Night Live last night averaged a 4.5 Live+same day household rating in the metered markets and a 1.8 adults 18-49 rating in the markets with local people meters. The show was hosted by The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel star Rachel Brosnahan with musical guest Greta Van Fleet. That was off from the last original telecast of 2018, with host Matt Damon and musical guests Mark Ronson and Miley Cyrus (4.8. 2.0) Still… Read