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A Quiet Place is number 1 at the box office with $22 million
With an estimated $22 million, A Quiet Place topped the weekend as its domestic cume climbs to $132.4 million after just 17 days in release. The global tally is now over $207 million. www.boxofficemojo.com  
Canadian Shania Twain apologized for saying she would have voted for Donald Trump

Canadian singer Shania Twain, 52, released a statement in which she clarified her comments about President Donald Trump after many criticized her on social media. She wrote:


Kanye West criticized for agreeing with black Trump suporter
Kanye West's politics has become increasingly right leaning. His embrace of Candace Owens was well received by politically engaged blacks, judging from Twitter.
James Cameron on hypergonadal (testosterone) superhero movies: Enough, already
James Cameron, who directed Avatar, Terminator and Titanic, said: “I’m hoping we’ll start getting Avenger fatigue here pretty soon. It’s just, come on guys, there are other stories
Amy Schumer: I’m not invincible - I need to slow down
Outrageously rude and shockingly funny, Amy Schumer has always made her audiences gasp. She talks about falling in love, one night stands and going nuts on stage.
Mapplethorpe opens at Tribeca Film Festival
A renegade Catholic boy raised by conservative parents in Queens, New York, Robert Mapplethorpe transformed blasphemous subjects - gay sex, Satanism, bondage - into black and white image.
Lars Von Trier, the toxic drug Cannes can't quit
Cannes' decision to welcome "banished" filmmaker Lars Von Trier back is emblematic of the contradictions at the heart of the festival - especially when it comes to gender.
Cher says she went too far after calling Trump a cancer
Cher, 71, said she went “too far” after launching a Twitter rant in which she called President Donald Trump a “cancer ravaging our nation.” Cher tweeted: “I Say What I feel, But There’s
French stars and dignitaries condemn antisemitism
More than 300 French dignitaries and stars (ex-president Nicolas Sarkozy, Gérard Depardieu) signed a manifesto denouncing a “new antisemitism” marked by “Islamist radicalization” following a string of killings of Jews.
CBS drama The Good Fight: We need to assassinate the President
The CBS drama The Good Fight featured multiple scenes that saw a series regular discussing assassinating the president to usher in “regime change.”
Amy Schumer is box office poison - she has starred in 3 flops in a row
From a respectable $30 million opening for Trainwreck, to a disappointing $19.5 million opening for Snatched (which ultimately flopped), to a $16 million opening for I Feel Pretty -
The Crown star Matt Smith on Claire Foy pay disparity controversy
Matt Smith, who played Prince Philip in the first two seasons of the Netflix royal drama The Crown, was paid more than his costar Claire Foy, who played Queen Elizabeth. He said:
MSNBC host Joy Reid claims homophobic posts from her blog were fabricated
MSNBC host Joy Reid claims posts on The Reid Report - defending homophobia, gay jokes, and mocking of gay people and homosexuality - were somehow put in by an “external party”
French director Claire Denis: Weinstein affair hasn’t changed anything for women
French director and writer Claire Denis, 72, said that "films about the relations between women and men is only being had in rich countries. The world is not just
Oliver Stone in Tehran, Iran to attend an international film festival
Director Oliver Stone will host a workshop for filmmakers during the Fajr Film Festival and hold a news conference on Wednesday in Iran.
B.B. King Blues Club in NYC is closing after 18 years due to high rent
B.B. King Blues Club & Grill in the heart of New York City's Times Square will shut its doors this month after 18 years in business, citing rising rents in the neighborhood it helped revive.
Mel Brooks: I’ve never been a fan of political correctness
Mel Brooks: "I’ve been a fan of decent behavior, which is different from political correctness. Because political correctness demands too much respect for being good. And comics are not
Barbara Bush funeral: 4 former Presidents and First Ladies pay respects
The funeral of former first lady Barbara Bush in Texas brought together her friends and loved ones, but it also gathered numerous generations of U.S. presidents and their wives.
Mel Brooks: Trump is a big celebrity -and I think, America votes for a celebrity
Mel Brooks: "I think Trump saved late night television. I’m very grateful to him for that. Between Conan and Jimmy Kimmel and Colbert, he saved these guys! They’ve built careers
Shania Twain on abuse, betrayal and finding her voice: I wanted a break – but not for 15 years
Shania Twain recorded the bestselling album ever made by a woman but later disappeared from the limelight. As she begins her first album tour since 2002, she talks about
Quote of the day
Mel Brooks

"I think that people enjoy - that people love the comics that break the rules, that’s what I think. I think it’s only a sliver that really love political correctness. Everybody else likes the truth, which is different."

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