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‘Minions: Rise of Gru’ Smashes July 4th Box Office Records With $127.9M Opening

‘Minions: Rise of Gru’ Smashes July 4th Box Office Records With $127.9M Opening

What a fireworks show. The long July 4th holiday weekend is turning into a box office extravaganza for Hollywood as Minions: The Rise of Gru heads for a huge four-day opening of $127.9 million domestically, according to early estimates. That includes $108.5 million for the three days (number could shift in either direction when updated …

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Friends co-creator to donate $4m amid embarrassment over show’s whiteness

The co-creator of the TV sitcom Friends is planning to donate $4m to an African and African American studies project because she’s so “embarrassed” by – and feels such “guilt” at – the white homogeneity of the characters on the classic coming of age series. Marta Kauffman told the Los Angeles Times that she intends …

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R Kelly sentenced to 30 years in prison for sex trafficking, racketeering – live

R Kelly ‘did atrocious things to children’, victim says after sentencing R&B Singer R Kelly has been sentenced to 30 years in prison following a conviction in federal court last year on sex trafficking and racketeering charges. Appearing in court on Wednesday, the disgraced singer remained silent as he heard from some of his accusers …

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Sonny Barger, biker outlaw and founder of Hells Angels, dies at 83

Placeholder while article actions load Sonny Barger, the bigger-than-life godfather of the Hells Angels Motorcycle Club, equal parts brawler, bully, braggart, rule breaker and shrewd huckster of his own outlaw mystique, died June 29 at his home in California. He was 83. A statement on his official Facebook page read: “If you are reading this …

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She Sang ‘Gimme Shelter’ With the Rolling Stones. Then ‘Tina’ Producers Fired Her for It

When Chanel Haynes showed up at Milan’s San Siro Stadium to sing “Gimme Shelter” with the Rolling Stones on June 21, she had a lot on her mind: She had spent the past few months in London portraying Tina Turner in the West End production of Tina, and there was a show that night. But …

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5 Seconds of Summer’s Woodlands concert cancelled after drummer Ashton Irwin suffers heat exhaustion, stroke-like symptoms

Australian pop-rock band 5 Seconds of Summer, often shortened to 5SOS, left fans in consternation at Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion in The Woodlands Sunday night after one of their members walked off the stage mid-concert, cutting the show short. The band took the stage for their set at 8:40 p.m. Sunday following a performance by …

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Elvis was mocked for his health problems. We should have shown empathy

As the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll, Elvis was idolized, but later mocked after displaying health problems. Movies like “Elvis” portray the star beyond his music to showcase his flaws, dreams and humanity. Contrary to popular belief, celebrities aren’t immune to mental health problems. Experts say it’s crucial to treat stars with empathy and compassion, rather than …

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‘Lightyear’ flop is a sign audiences are weary of Hollywood wokeness

Hollywood was founded by, and for generations run by, pure showmen who were fanatically devoted to giving the audience what it wanted. Today Hollywood’s message is, “Let us entertain you! But first, a brief lecture on what’s wrong with you, the audience . . .” Artists and entertainment corporations have always been desperate to be …

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Volodymyr Zelensky appears at Glastonbury by video link

Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelensky has appeared at Glastonbury to urge festival-goers to ‘spread the truth’ about the country’s conflict with Russia.   Zelensky made his appeal in English in a recorded video message to tens of thousands of festival-goers in southwest England before the start of a set by The Libertines. Wearing his now-trademark military green …

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‘Ms. Marvel’ May Be Different From the Comics, but It’s Integral to the Future of the MCU

One of the biggest questions heading into Ms. Marvel was how the new Disney+ series would handle Kamala Khan’s superpowers and how she attains them. Even from the show’s trailers, it was evident that her abilities had undergone a marked transformation in the character’s transition from the comics to the small screen. In the first …

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