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‘The Wife’ & ‘We The Animals’ Bow Strong; ‘Three Identical Strangers’ at $10.5M in 2nd Month of Release: Specialty Box Office

'The Wife' Review with Glenn Close and Jonathan Pryce

Sony Classics' The Wife with Glenn Close and Jonathan Pryce topped out a group of newcomer limited releases that mostly did decent numbers this weekend. The 2017 Toronto debut by Björn Runge grossed $111,137 in four New York and Los Angeles locations in the three-day estimate, averaging $27,784. Sundance breakout We The Animals by Jeremiah Zagar from The Orchard also had a nice launch, playing three theaters in New York and L.A., for $66,261 and a $22,087 per theater… Read

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‘Brady Bunch’ Home Sale – Agent Claims HGTV “Blew Buyers Out Of The Water”

HGTV’s strategy in its purchase of the iconic home used for the exterior shots on the Brady Bunch TV series has been revealed by the purchaser’s real estate agent. The network’s strategy against competitors essentially “blew those buyers out of the water” with its bid, according to the agent. The strategy, detailed in Forbes by real estate writer Ellen Paris, claims that the network so wanted the iconic home (which was the outside view on the television show – the… Read

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President Donald Trump Tweetstorm – The Sunday Edition

As surely as dawn follows darkness, the Commander-in-Tweet was back on his Twitter megaphone this morning for his usual Sunday messaging. President Donald Trump spent most of his tweets today focused on his arch-enemy, the “Failing New York Times,” owing to its big story about White House Counsel Don McGahn and his alleged cooperation with the Mueller probe. Today’s jihad against the Times follows yesterday’s Trump Twitter takes on social media outlets that are allegedly… Read

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‘Crazy Rich Asians’ Even Richer On Saturday With $10M+; Weekend Bling Now At $25M+ With $34M 5-Day Debut

SUNDAY AM UPDATE, 2nd write-thru after midnight postCrazy Rich Asians scored its best day at the box office since its Wednesday opening, with its $10.3M surging 42% over Friday’s take. Current weekend opening B.O. bling as of this morning for Jon M. Chu’s Asian romantic comedy stands at a stellar $25.2M, with $34M over five days. This is according to Warner Bros. For a contemporary comedy about Asians, starring Asians, and made by Asians, those numbers certainly rep an… Read

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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

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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

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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

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Midterm Elections Blue Wave Looking Doubtful, Says CBS News Head Pollster

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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