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3 Reasons ‘Justice League’ Found Kryptonite at the Box Office

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Justice League” is a film years in the making, filled with some of the most recognizable superheroes in all of pop culture. And yet, this weekend, it has failed to even crack the top 50 highest box office openings of all-time. The film was expected to gross $110-120 million this weekend, well below the openings for “Suicide Squad” and “Batman v Superman,” but more than “Wonder Woman” and on the level of “Man of Steel.” Instead, it has posted an opening of just $96 million, the first WB/DC live-action film to fail to open to over $100 million since “Green »


- Jeremy Fuster

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Earle Hyman, Grandpa Huxtable on ‘Cosby Show,’ Dies at 91

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Earle Hyman, actor of screen and stage best known as Grandpa Huxtable on “The Cosby Show,” died Thursday at age 91. For 40 episodes spanning the famed sitcom’s eight-season run, Hyman appeared in a recurring role as Cliff Huxtable’s father, Russell, who would often butt heads with his son in comedic fashion while serving as a voice of wisdom to his grandchildren. Once a famous jazz trombonist named “Slide” Huxtable, Russell and his wife, Anna (Clarice Taylor), were the centerpiece of two of the show’s most famous episodes in Seasons 2 and 3, when the Huxtables put together lip-synch and »


- Jeremy Fuster

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The Worst Parts of ‘Justice League,’ From Superman’s CGI Mouth to That Underwater Battle

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Justice League,” while certainly never approaching the creative nadir that was the DC movie “Suicide Squad,” is really just not a good movie. It’s silly-but-not-in-a-good-way, it’s nonsensical, it’s sort of inexplicably chaotic. “Justice League” is, at the end of the day, simply a movie that’s very hard to understand what its deal is. So, in honor of that creative accomplishment, let’s take a look at its absolutely worst parts. The Atlantis fight Let me just say that I have complete faith that James Wan, who is one of the best filmmakers working today, will not »


- Phil Owen and Phil Hornshaw

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Mel Tillis, Country Music Hall of Famer, Dies at 85

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Mel Tillis, Country Music Hall of Famer known for his stammer when he spoke that disappeared when he sang, died Sunday morning of suspected respiratory failure. He was 85. Tillis’ publicist, Don Murry Grubbs, told Tennessean that the “Coca Cola Cowboy” singer never fully recovered from diverticulitis surgery in January 2016 and spent a month in the intensive care unit battling sepsis. “Mel Tillis was a guy who had it all: He could write, he could sing and he could entertain an audience,” said Grand Ole Opry announcer Eddie Stubbs. “There’s a big difference between a concert and a show. Mel Tillis always. »


- Rosemary Rossi

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Russell Simmons Says Encounter With 17-Year-Old Model Was ‘Completely Consensual’

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Russell Simmons responded on Sunday to a Los Angeles Times expose in which model Keri Claussen Khalighi claimed the Def Jam producer sexually assaulted her when she was 17 while movie producer Brett Ratner watched. Simmons confirmed that he and Khalighi encountered each other in 1991, but said that everything that happened was “completely consensual.” “We spent time in my apartment over a period of two days and one night, as well as at some public places including Nell’s Nightclub,” Simmons said in a statement. “Much of the time we were in the presence of other acquaintances. I’m deeply saddened. »


- Jeremy Fuster

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‘Justice League’ Posts DC Universe’s Worst Box Office Opening With $96 Million

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The box office delivered a shock this weekend, as “Justice League” is about to become the first installment of the DC Extended Universe to fall short of $100 million in its opening weekend. With an estimated $96 million from 4,051 screens, it’s 44 percent lower than the series-best $166 million opening by “Batman v Superman” last year, and the lowest opening for a live-action Warner Bros./DC film since “Green Lantern” in 2011. This film was supposed to be the high point for the Dceu, following off the momentum made by “Wonder Woman” earlier this year by having the popular heroine »


- Jeremy Fuster

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Chance the Rapper Kicks Off ‘SNL’ With Song About Spending Thanksgiving With All Your Terrible Relatives

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Chance the Rapper began his “SNL” hosting duties by saying in his monologue that to celebrate Thanksgiving he had pledged to give a million dollars to Chicago public schools. Unfortunately, Chance said, his accountant told him he doesn’t have the money and so he needs to make a quick cash grab in the form of what he hopes will be the definitive song about Thanksgiving. Which you can check out in full above. “You can make some serious cash off a holiday hit. Mariah Carey is at that tree lighting every year singing ‘All I Want for Christmas Is »


- Phil Owen

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‘SNL': Steve Harvey Accidentally Brings Both His Families onto ‘Family Feud’ (Video)

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It’s been too long since “SNL” had a “Family Feud” sketch with Kenan Thompson as host Steve Harvey, but the recurring bit came back in a big way this week with a special edition of the Feud in which Steve Harvey brought his family on the show to face off against the family of his son he never knew about. The competing family is the Didricksons, made up mostly of very standard suburbanite-looking white people played by Aidy Bryant and Beck Bennett as the parents and Mikey Day as one of their sons — along with host Chance the Rapper. »


- Phil Owen

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‘SNL': Jeff Sessions Visits Weekend Update and Still Can’t Remember Anything (Video)

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If you felt slightly disappointed that Kate McKinnon showed up in this week’s “SNL” cold open as Julian Assange — which meant she couldn’t do her Jeff Sessions — you’ll be happy to know that McKinnon’s Session did appear later in the show on Weekend Update to chat with co-host Colin Jost. Sessions kicked off the segment with a call-and-response chant with the audience. “When I say ‘I do not,’ you say….” Sessions prompted. “Recall!” the audience yelled back. “That’s my catchphrase,” McKinnon’s Sessions said. Also Read: 'SNL': Black Gotham City Residents Wish Batman »


- Phil Owen

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‘SNL': Black Gotham City Residents Wish Batman Would Stop Racially Profiling Them (Video)

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Is Batman guilty of racially profiling the alleged criminals he goes after? Some of the Gotham residents at Bruce Wayne’s annual Thanksgiving food drive on “SNL” sure think so, in a timely sketch on the opening weekend for “Justice League.” “So, Bruce, you know how Batman is always tough on crime?” “SNL” host Chance the Rapper asked Wayne, played by Bennett. “Yes I do, son, and I’ll tell you a little secret: I actually know Batman,” Wayne replied. Also Read: 'SNL' Cold Open Reveals the Fateful Meeting Between Julian Assange and Donald Trump Jr (Video) “Well, »


- Phil Owen

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‘SNL’ Channels Boyz II Men to Beg Barack Obama to Come Back (Video)

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On Saturday’s Thanksgiving-themed episode of “Saturday Night Live,” Chance the Rapper, Keenan Thompson and Chris Redd teamed up to beg him to come back — Boyz II Men style. Host Chance the Rapper, Thompson, and Redd appeared in the night’s first comedy short as a 90s-style R&B vocal harmony group. The trio sung what appeared to be an impassioned R&B romantic ballad, until the first chorus revealed the song’s title: “Come Back Barack.” Also Read: 'SNL' Cold Open Reveals the Fateful Meeting Between Julian Assange and Donald Trump Jr (Video) Desperate for the 44th »


- Ross A. Lincoln

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Colin Jost Tears Into ‘SNL’ Alum Al Franken Over Sexual Misconduct on Weekend Update (Video)

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The 15 years Sen. Al Franken spent as an “Saturday Night Live” writer and performer didn’t protect him from criticism during Saturday’s edition of  “Weekend Update.” “SNL” was criticized for saying nothing about Harvey Weinstein the weekend after the sexual misconduct accusations accusations against him became public. But “Weekend Update” co-anchors Colin Jost and Michael Che started Saturday’s segment with several minutes on the accusations by Kabc radio anchor Leeann Tweeden that Franken sexually harassed and groped her during a 2006 Uso tour. Watch the full video above. After noting the infamous photo in which Franken appears to be groping Tweeden’s breasts while. »


- Ross A. Lincoln and Phil Owen

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‘SNL’ Cold Open Reveals the Fateful Meeting Between Julian Assange and Donald Trump Jr (Video)

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Alec Baldwin may not have appeared in the “SNL” cold open for the second week in a row, but it made up for it by revealing an important piece of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into possible collaboration between the Trump campaign and Russia to win the 2016 election: a look at an in-person meeting between WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange (Kate Mckinnon) and Donald Trump Jr. (Mikey Day) in which Assange provided Trump with a pile of hacked emails from the Democrats. And Also Eric. I’m gonna cut straight to the end here, in which Eric Trump, played as usual. »


- Phil Owen

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Lena Dunham Retracts Her Defense of ‘Girls’ Writer Accused of Rape

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Lena Dunham walked back her defense of former “Girls” executive producer and writer Murray Miller, who was accused Friday of raping actress Aurora Perrineau in 2012 when she was 17. Dunham apologized Saturday for not supporting Perrineau, saying she was “absolutely wrong” for accusing her of submitting a false report. “Every woman who comes forward deserves to be heard, fully and completely, and our relationship to the accused should not be part of the calculation anyone makes when examining her case,” Dunham tweeted. Also Read: Lena Dunham Defends 'Girls' Writer Accused of Rape: 'We Stand by Murray' After Perrineau went to police Friday, »


- Rosemary Rossi

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Harvey Weinstein’s Hitlist for Investigators Included Rose McGowan, 90 Others (Report)

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Harvey Weinstein drew up a secret hitlist of 91 actors, publicists, producers, and other notable figures in the film industry for his private investigators to target, according to a report in The Guardian. The British paper reported Saturday that it had “gained access to a secret hitlist of almost 100 prominent individuals targeted by Harvey Weinstein in an extraordinary attempt to discover what they knew about sexual misconduct claims against him and whether they were intending to go public.” Among those on the list were Rose McGowan, who was among the first to speak out about Weinstein last month, when the »


- Umberto Gonzalez

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DC Fans Launch Petition for Release of Zack Snyder’s ‘Justice League’ Director’s Cut

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Hardcore DC movie fans have launched a change.org petition asking Warner Bros. to restore director Zack Snyder’s original “Justice League” cut, together with Tom Holkenborg’s (Junkie Xl) score on home release. As of this writing, the petition has collected over 19,000 signatures. DC Movie fan Roberto Mata from San Juan, Puerto Rico launched the petition, condemning changes that were made to the film’s score and run-time following Snyder’s exit in May when his daughter died. Joss Whedon stepped in to finish the film, and composer Holkenborg was replaced with Danny Elfman. »


- Umberto Gonzalez

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Gretchen Carlson Blasts Roy Moore and His Supporters: ‘We Have Reached Rock Bottom’ (Video)

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Former Fox News anchor Gretchen Carlson blasted Gop candidate Roy Moore and the political polarization that is keeping him in contention in the Alabama Senate Race. During an appearance on the digital news network BoldTV Friday, Carlson said she was stunned that there would be so many voters willing to vote for someone facing those kinds of allegations. “We have reached rock bottom in our political divide,” said Carlson. “It’s very disheartening to me that people on either side would say that even if the allegations are all proven to 150 percent, that they’d still vote for a child predator. »


- Jon Levine

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Univision, Verizon Dispute Ends With Deal; Stations Restored

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Verizon and Spanish-language television network Univision have settled their dispute, and service will be restored to Univision networks and stations across the Verizon footprint. “Through this deal, Verizon has demonstrated that it is committed to providing Hispanic America with the critical news, information and content that they rely on,” Univision Communications said in a statement Saturday. Also Read: Univision's 'El Chapo' Drama Series Premiere Date Set Read Univision’s statement in full: “We’re pleased to announce that Univision and Verizon have agreed to new terms, restoring Univision networks and stations across the Verizon footprint. Through this deal, Verizon has »

- Rosemary Rossi

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‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi': Finn Finally Awakes in New Spot (Video)

18 November 2017 1:46 PM, PST

John Boyega’s Finn finally awakes from his healing chamber in the latest television spot for “Star Wars: The Last Jedi.” “I was raised to fight. For the first time, I have something to fight for,” the former Stormtrooper says in the clip. Check out the video above. Read More See John Boyega's latest Power Move. PowerRank: 2405 Boyega told Entertainment Weekly at this year’s Star Wars: Celebration that his character would be in a “bad way.” “He has a lot of issues. He got slashed with a saber, and that took »


- Umberto Gonzalez

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‘Justice League’ Fans React to Henry Cavill’s Mustache Removal: ‘This Is F–king Real?!’

18 November 2017 1:17 PM, PST

Justice League” has dropped in movie theaters but its fans can’t seem to drop the weirdness going on with Superman’s upper lip caused by the CGI removal of Henry Cavill’s mustache. Even Seth Rogen has weighed and tweeted, “This is f–king real?!” “Justice League” underwent reshoots this summer, which ended up taking longer than Warner Bros. anticipated. Cavill was faced with a conflict as a result: he had grown a mustache for “Mission: Impossible 6,” but he obviously couldn’t have a mustache while playing Superman/Clark Kent. Also Read: Ben Affleck Steals a Batarang From »


- Umberto Gonzalez

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