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Jerry Lewis, Comedy Legend, Dead at 91

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Jerry Lewis, an actor and auteur who was one of the most influential forces in American comedy, died Sunday morning at his Las Vegas. He was 91.

"Legendary entertainer Jerry Lewis passed away peacefully today of natural causes at 91 at his home with family by his side," his family said in a statement to the Las Vegas Review-Journal writer John Katsilometes. No cause of death was announced.

In a career that spanned vaudeville, radio, television, film and philanthropy, Lewis established the persona of a manic, juvenile jokester, which belied darker, more self-lacerating elements below the surface, »


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'Hitman's Bodyguard' Tops Weekend with $21M+ Opening as 'Logan Lucky' Falls Short

10 hours ago | Box Office Mojo | See recent BoxOfficeMojo.com news »

Lionsgate and Summit's action-comedy The Hitman's Bodyguard finished ahead of pre-weekend expectations and took the #1 spot at the weekend box office while WB and New Line's Annabelle: Creation scored a second place finish over its sophomore frame. The weekend wasn't too kind, however, to Bleecker's Logan Lucky, which did manage to finish third, but was unable to crack double digits from over 3,000 locations. As for the weekend overall, the top twelve narrowly escaped becoming the worst weekend of 2017 by less than $1 million by combining for $81.5 million. As of right now, this means the month of August is currently pacing 34% behind August last year while the summer season is pacing 12.8% behind last year. With an estimated $21.6 million, Lionsgate's release of The Hitman's Bodyguard finished #1 at the box office. This outperforms Mojo's pre-release forecast and is just a shade below historical averages for a film of this size and genre from Lionsgate. »


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‘Game of Thrones’ Spinoff Series Will Be ‘Recognizable as a Past Event’ to Readers, Says Screenwriter

19 August 2017 2:47 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Not much is known about the different “Game of Thrones” spinoffs in development in HBO, though it has been confirmed that all four are prequels and will feature no existing characters. Courtesy of an IGN interview with Jane Goldman, who’s writing one of the proposed spinoffs, we now know that hers will be “recognizable as a past event” to those familiar with Westeros.

Read More:‘Game of Thrones’ Spin-offs: George R.R. Martin Still Co-Writing Two of Them, But Nothing Will Be Ready for A Long Time

Though she emphasizes that she “can say absolutely nothing” in terms of plot details, the “Kick-Ass” screenwriter responds in the affirmative when asked if her spinoff will feature any magic or supernatural elements. Goldman is developing the show alongside George R. R. Martin, and says that she’s “had the pleasure of going to spend some time with him and working on things »


- Michael Nordine

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Warner Bros. Touts $1B ‘Conjuring’ Universe With ‘Annabelle: Creation’ Success

18 August 2017 3:46 PM, PDT | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

So many “universes” since the Marvel Universe brand. Universal touts its Monsters universe and yes, Warner Bros. has one, too, now. It’s call The Conjuring universe. After the successful box office launch of New Line Cinema's latest horror offering Annabelle: Creation, Warner Bros. just announced that James Wan and producer Peter Safran's Conjuring “universe” of films have reached the $1 billion mark at the worldwide box  office. Annabelle: Creation opened to $35M… »


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‘Super Troopers 2’ Lands Spring 2018 Release Date

18 August 2017 11:24 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Fox Searchlight has set an April 20, 2018, release date for “Super Troopers 2” — 17 years after the original.

Jay Chandrasekhar is directing the comedy sequel, as he did on the original. Filmmaking team Broken Lizard raised $4.4 million in a 30-day crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo in 2015 that saw more than 50,000 contributors. It was one of the most successful crowdfunding campaigns for a movie along with the $5.7 million raised by fans for the “Veronica Mars” movie starring Kristen Bell.

Donation incentives for “Super Tropers 2” on the first day included a producer title for $10,000, a speaking actor role for $10,000, a trip to the ballpark with the main actors for $15,000, and the patrol car to be used in the filming for $35,000. “Super Troopers 2” met the initial goal of $2 million (set by Fox Searchlight) in 26 hours.

Super Troopers 2” reunites all five Troopers from the original film — Chandrasekhar, Kevin Heffernan, Steve Lemme, Paul Soter, and Erik Stolhanske. The »


- Dave McNary

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John Boyega Hints Again at Possible Cameos by Princes William and Harry in ‘Jedi’

18 August 2017 8:47 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

John Boyega has hinted again that heirs to the British throne Prince William and Prince Harry and actor Tom Hardy have cameos in “Star Wars: The Last Jedi.”

Speaking on BBC Radio 4’s “Today” program Friday morning to promote Kathryn Bigelow’s “Detroit,” Boyega was asked about the rumors he fueled when last on the show – that the two royals had secret cameos in “The Last Jedi” as stormtroopers – and whether the princes had lines.

“I think they took that scene out,” Boyega said jokingly, then added: “I’ve had enough with those Prince William secrets, man. They came on set; they were there, man. Tom Hardy was there, too – I said it. I’m sick of hiding this.”

The actor, who plays former stormtrooper Finn in the sequel trilogy, said questions had dogged him ever since the rumors first began circulating in April 2016, when William and Harry visited the “Jedi” set (pictured). “Every time I get »


- Robert Mitchell

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Game of Thrones Season 8 to Start Filming in October

11 hours ago | TVGuide - Breaking News | See recent TVGuide - Breaking News news »

The eighth and final season of HBO's Game of Thrones will begin filming this October, actor Nikolaj Coster-Waldau has revealed.

He said as much while promoting his newest film Shot Caller in an interview with Collider, revealing, "I knew what was going to happen for the first three seasons. After

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- Amanda Bell

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Ray Donovan Recap: Anger Management

38 minutes ago | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

Everyone in the Donovan family is thinking about what’s next. »

- Brian Tallerico

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‘Big Brother’ episode 26 recap: House is shaken up after [Spoiler] wins Head of Household

1 hour ago | Gold Derby | See recent Gold Derby news »

A new Head of Household took control of the game on Sunday’s episode of “Big Brother,” nominating two players for eviction. With the entire house against him, Mark Jansen would have to pull off a win to secure his own safety. But a dominant alliance, led by Paul Abrahamian, fought to hold onto power in […] »


- Denton Davidson

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Britney Spears Heard You Whisper, So She Sang a Live Cover of Bonnie Raitt’s ‘Something to Talk About’ in Las Vegas

1 hour ago | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

You’ve been dreaming ‘bout it every night. »

- Halle Kiefer

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The Duffer Brothers’ Upside-Down Journey to Stranger Things

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The twin screenwriters thought they’d flamed out in Hollywood. Then they came up with the Netflix breakout. »

- Adam Sternbergh

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For the Child Stars of Stranger Things, Fame Hasn’t Changed a Thing. Almost.

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“A lot of people consider us famous, but I think we all hate the F-word.” »

- Jen Chaney

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Maggie Gyllenhaal Tests Her Comfort Zone With The Deuce 

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For the actress, taking a role on David Simon’s new HBO series was a trust exercise, in more ways than one. »


- Alex Morris

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Top of the Lake, Curb Your Enthusiasm, and 9 More Fall TV Shows We Can’t Wait to Watch

2 hours ago | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

From Stranger Things to Curb Your Enthusiasm. »


- Jackson McHenry

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China Box Office: ‘Wolf Warriors II’ Wins Fourth Weekend, Extends Total to $769 Million

2 hours ago | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Wolf Warriors II” narrowly won its fourth weekend at the top of the Chinese box office ahead of a chasing pack of new release titles. After 25 days in theaters it has grossed $769 million.

Data from local provider Ent Group, shows “Wolf Warriors II” briefly losing its top spot on Friday to “Paradox.” But on Saturday and and Sunday, the patriotic action sensation reclaimed its habitual position. Both films enjoyed some 70,000 screenings per day.

Every ticket sold pushes “Wolf Warriors II” further into the lead as the all time biggest movie ever released in China. Its total is now 50% bigger than previous claimant “The Mermaid.”

This was also another weekend in which the top Chinese film outpaced the top film at the North American box office. Stateside winner, “Hitman’s Bodyguard” earned $21.6 million.

Hong Kong-made crime actioner, “Paradox,” which opened the Hong Kong Summer International Film Festival, was released on Thursday and scored $31.4 million over the weekend. It »


- Patrick Frater

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Joss Whedon’s Ex-Wife Writes Essay Accusing Him of Feminist ‘Hypocrisy’: ‘He Is Not Who He Pretends to Be’

2 hours ago | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

“I don’t think it is fair to me or other women to remain silent any longer.” »

- Halle Kiefer

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