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A Caution For Politically Inflamed Hollywood: Revolutions Eat Their Own

Peter Fonda

Two years of graduate school didn't teach me much, except that I didn't want to be in graduate school. But I did pick up one valuable lesson from a close study of modern history. That is, revolutions eat their own. Robespierre got Danton. Stalin got Trotsky. Someone, maybe Hua Guofeng, got China's Gang of Four, after they got any number of "bourgeois elements" during Mao's Cultural Revolution. Closer to home, Hollywood's own cultural revolution last week devoured actor Pet… Read

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‘The King’ Reigns Over Mixed Weekend of Openers; ‘Won’t You Be My Neighbor?’ Expands Robustly: Specialty Box Office

The King

With summer tentpoles in full thrust, specialty distributors are maintaining their seasonal role offering up alternative programming for moviegoers not dazzled by the latest studio blitz. The final full weekend of June included at least a half dozen new limited titles, headlined by Sundance's The King by Eugene Jarecki, which Oscilloscope opened in two Manhattan locations Friday. The documentary lorded over the pack of newcomers with a $29K gross for a solid $14,525 per… Read

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Germany & Mexico Wins Shatter World Cup Ratings Records For Fox

Having captured everyone's attention with their June 17 World Cup battle, Mexico and Germany took to the pitch yesterday to remind everyone why this tournament of the beautiful game is one of the finest in all of sports – and make Rupert Murdoch and Fox very happy. Early on Saturday, our southern neighbor came off their jaw-dropping upset win over Germany with a solid 2-1 victory over South Korea with goals from Carlos Vela and Javier Hernandez. The LAFC and West Ham… Read

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Roseanne Barr Sobs On Rabbi’s Podcast, Says “There’s No Excuse” In Post-Cancellation Interview

Roseanne

Roseanne Barr’s spiritual advisor, Rabbi Shmuley Boteach, has released an edited transcript and podcast of a telephone conversation with the embattled television star. The far-ranging conversation, which reportedly took place shortly after Barr was booted from her namesake television show in the wake of a controversial Twitter remark, reveals an emotional reaction by Barr to accusations of racism. It also touched on politics, Judaism, and forgiveness. Boteach is a… Read

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Sarah Sanders Restaurant Tweet May Be Violation, Says Former Ethics Chief

Sarah Huckabee Sanders

White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders’s affirmation of being booted from a Virginia restaurant may be an ethics violation because it was confirmed from an official government Twitter account. That’s the opinion voiced by Walter Shaub, a former federal ethics chief who worked under Barack Obama and Donald Trump. His comment has been picked up by others, with one Democrat House member calling for an ethics investigation on the tweet. Sanders and her family were… Read

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‘Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom’ Slurps $711M+ WW; ‘Incredibles 2’ Has Record Pixar China Bow – International Box Office

Refresh for latest: Universal Pictures/Amblin Entertainment's Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom scored a hat-trick this weekend, taking the No. 1 position at the international box office for the third frame in a row. With $106.7M overseas in the session, including a sophomore weekend in China where it passed $200M, the sequel’s offshore cume is now $561.5M for $711.5M worldwide. The J.A. Bayona-helmed return to Isla Nublar added 17 markets this frame including majors… Read

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President Donald Trump Twitter Tweetstorm – The Sunday Edition

Donald Trump

The Commander-in-Tweet continued his weekend Twitter habit this morning, launching last night with a rare Saturday night session before continuing with vigor on Sunday. Today’s lineup of thoughts includes some of the usual suspects – the Witch Hunt, the border, the Democrat inaction – but took a harsher tone when it came to defining immigration. “Our system is a mockery to good immigration policy and Law and Order,” the President said. This morning’s tweets (so… Read

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‘Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom’ With $150M Reps Uni’s 2nd Highest Opening Ever – Sunday

4TH UPDATE/WRITETHRU, SUNDAY AM: Universal this morning is calling Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom‘s opening weekend at $150M, which reps the studio’s second-best opening ever at the domestic B.O. after Jurassic World‘s gargantuan $208.8M start, and also outranks Furious 7‘s $147.1M bow. Fallen Kingdom‘s Saturday came in at $50M, -15% from its combined previews + Friday of $59M, which is the same Friday-Saturday ease posted by JW three summers ago. This is a fantastic… Read

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Did Tom Holland Reveal The Title Of The ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’ Sequel?

As seen in various videos with his Infinity War co-stars, the charming Tom Holland hasn’t been the best at keeping secrets when it comes to movies from the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Keeping up with his superhero power of sharing secrets, he may have — intentionally or unintentionally — revealed the title to the Homecoming sequel: Spider-Man: Far From Home. In an Instagram video, he posted while at Seattle's Ace Comic-Con with the caption “Sorry for no announcements, but… Read

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Alec Baldwin Invites Melania Trump To “Come Over To The Light” And Join Him On ‘SNL’

In a sincere, yet slightly comedic tweet, Alec Baldwin has reached out to Melania Trump and asked her to join him on Saturday Night Live. Even though SNL is on hiatus for the summer, Baldwin, who is known for playing Donald Trump on the legendary late-night sketch show, is already planning for the next season and hopes that the First Lady will join him. In his open letter on Twitter, Baldwin wrote: “Dear Melania- We know what you're thinking. What you're feeling. You are… Read

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Lydia Hearst Defends Husband Chris Hardwick In Wake Of Sexual Assault Claims

Lydia Hearst has come forward to support her husband Chris Hardwick after Chloe Dykstra claimed the Talking Dead host sexually assaulted her while they were in a relationship. Hearst posted a photo of Hardwick and herself on Instagram with a long caption saying, “This is not a statement in defense, this is a statement of defense. Defense for all the women who have been sexually abused, raped, trafficked, and tortured; defense of all the people who this movement was… Read

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‘One Day At A Time’ EP Says TV Writers Stop Border Separation Campaign Is About “Paying It Forward”

"It's been really lovely to see how in some small part we can use this platform to help these people and families," said One Day at a Time executive producer and co-showrunner Gloria Calderon Kellett of the effort initiated this week by TV writers to stop families being separated at the southern border by Donald Trump's administration. "It feels like paying it forward," added the daughter of Cuban immigrants, who were given sanctuary when they came to American decades… Read