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‘Fate of the Furious’ Three-Peats With $19.5 Million, Crosses $1 Billion worldwide

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After three weekends in theaters, “The Fate of the Furious” has become the 30th film of all-time and the 2nd film of 2017 to gross $1 billion worldwide at the box office. F. Gary Gray’s entry into the “Fast & Furious” saga scored an estimated $19.4 million in its third frame, bringing its domestic total to $192 million and its worldwide total to $1.06 billion worldwide. While the film hasn’t performed nearly as strong domestically as “Furious 7” — “Fate of the Furious” failed to hit the $100 million in its opening — it has continued to enjoy incredible success »


- Jeremy Fuster

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Hasan Minhaj Delivers Best Correspondents’ Dinner Speech Since Colbert Insulted George Bush to His Face (Commentary)

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With his speech tonight at the White House Correspondents’ Dinner, Hasan Minhaj provided better “The Daily Show” marketing than anything Comedy Central has done since Jon Stewart left the show. He also turned in the best Whcd speech since fellow “Daily Show” alum Stephen Colbert in 2006. But where Colbert’s masterpiece performance came from insulting George W. Bush, a sitting president, to his face – and in the process making it Ok for the rest of the media to admit maybe Bush wasn’t a very good president — Minhaj’s performance tonight shined for what amounts to the opposite reason. Though. »


- Ross A. Lincoln

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Hasan Minhaj’s Best Zingers at the White House Correspondents’ Dinner

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Hasan Minhaj went all out at the White House Correspondents’ Dinner, aka the Nerd Prom, Saturday night, roasting Trump, his administration and all the journalists who showed up with no hesitation. It was a half hour of non-stop zingers shot in all directions, pulling no punches. Below you’ll find a pile of Minhaj’s best zingers from the evening, arranged int he order in which he said them. “Welcome to the series finale of the White House Correspondents Dinner. My name is Hasan Minhaj or as I’ll be known in a few weeks, 830287.” Also Read: White House Correspondents' Dinner: Press Integrity and. »


- Phil Owen

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White House Correspondents’ Dinner: Press Integrity and Trump Hostility Front and Center

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The annual White House Press Correspondents’ Dinner kicked things off Saturday night with a soaring tribute to the value and integrity of the American press in the era of President Donald Trump. Jeff Mason, president of the White House Correspondents’ Association, stood in front of a banner that read “Celebrating the First Amendment” as he delivered his opening remarks and, right off the bat, he nodded to the elephant in the room — Donald Trump’s decision not to appear at this year’s event. “We are here to celebrate good journalism,” said Mason. “We are here to celebrate the press, »


- Ross A. Lincoln

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Pennsylvania ‘Patriots’ Celebrate Trump’s 100 Days: ‘He’s a Rockstar!’

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Donald Trump marked his 100th day as president surrounded by enthusiastic supporters waving American flags and cheering his name in a Harrisburg, Pennsylvania rally. While tens of thousands of people around the country marched in protest to the president’s denial of climate change and slashing of Epa regulations, and as the media gathered for the annual tradition of the White House Correspondence Dinner, Trump stood before a huge crowd of his most energetic fans at the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex and Expo Center in Harrisburg. “As you may know, there’s another big gathering taking place tonight in Washington, »


- Rosemary Rossi

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7 Songs That Depicted Civil Unrest and Anticipated the La Riots (Videos)

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Twenty five years ago today, the Los Angeles riots erupted response to the shocking acquittal of four Lapd officers videotaped beating motorist Rodney King the year before. Over six days, 55 people died, 11,000 were arrested, and the city suffered approximately $1 billion in property damages. But the riots profoundly changed the city, laying bare systemic problems of race and class discrimination that had plagued La for decades – problems music artists had been screaming about for years. Warning: explicit lyrics. Dead Kennedys – “Riot” This 1982 song from the San Francisco hardcore punk band was inspired more by unrest in the 60s and 70s, but in. »


- Ross A. Lincoln

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How to Watch the White House Correspondents’ Dinner Live Online (Video)

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It’s a weirdly eventful Saturday night even without a new “SNL” on the air or any NBA playoffs games, thanks to this year’s edition of the White House Correspondents’ Dinner, or “Nerd Prom” as some are fond of calling it. In 2017, while the Dinner may be the nominal focus, a pair of spinoff events are also dominating headlines: Donald Trump’s rally in Harrisburg, which he’s attending instead of going to the annual gala held by the White House Correspondents’ Association, and Samantha Bee’s “Not the White House Correspondents Dinner,” which will air on TBS at 7 p. »


- Phil Owen

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Shannen Doherty’s Breast Cancer Is in Remission: ‘I Have No Idea How To React’

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Following a two-year public battle with breast cancer, former “Beverly Hills, 90210” star Shannen Doherty revealed she is in remission. The actress made the moving announcement on her social media accounts Friday, sharing her innermost feelings in a heartfelt post. “Moments. They happen. Today was and is a moment. What does remission mean? I heard that word and have no idea how to react. Good news? Yes. Overwhelming. Yes. Now more waiting. As every single one of my fellow cancer family knows, the next five years is crucial. Reoccurrences happen all the time. Many of you have shared that very story. »


- Umberto Gonzalez

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#ClimateMarch in DC Draws Support From DiCaprio to Leto to Gore

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As the Climate March kicked off in the nation’s capital on April 29, Hollywood luminaries Leonardo DiCaprio, Jared Leto, Mark Ruffalo and numerous others showed their support for the movement. DiCaprio marched alongside an indigenous rights group, carrying a sign saying, “Climate change is real.” “Honored to join Indigenous leaders and native peoples as they fight for climate justice. Join me in standing with them. #ClimateMarch” tweeted DiCaprio. Honored to join Indigenous leaders and native peoples as they fight for climate justice. Join me in standing with them. #ClimateMarch pic.twitter.com/Zrgt090lI6 — Leonardo DiCaprio (@LeoDiCaprio) April 29, 2017 Also Read: Epa Removes Climate Change Page. »


- Umberto Gonzalez

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Producers Close to Offer to Avoid Hollywood Writers’ Strike

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Ahead of contract negotiations set to resume Sunday and Monday, The Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers is meeting today to put together a formal offer to the Writers Guild of America, TheWrap has learned. An individual with knowledge of the situation tells TheWrap that AMPTP is working to have an offer ready when talks resume Sunday. AMPTP did not respond to a request for comment. Also Read: Here's Why Hollywood May Be 2 Steps Closer to Evading a Writers' Strike The meeting comes as both sides appear determined to avoid a writers’ strike like the 2007-08 walkout that shut down most. »

- Ross A. Lincoln

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Samantha Bee Stings Trump Administration, Snuggles ‘Fake News’ Media at Her DC Event

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Samantha Bee has become the queen of stinging the Trump administration, and she pulled out her sharpest one-liners yet to give it to the “thin-skinned” Potus while offering the “fake media” a big warm bear hug at her “Not the White House Correspondents Dinner” Saturday. The “Full Frontal” host held her own dinner at Dar Constitution Hall in Washington, D.C. the same night as the annual “nerd prom,” and let her disdain for Trump fly. In a pre-taped segment viewed by an audience of roughly 2500, Allison Janney reprised her “The West Wing” role of press secretary C.J. Cregg… »


- Rosemary Rossi

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Epa Removes Climate Change Page From Website To ‘Reflect Agency’s New Direction’

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If you’re looking for info about climate change, the Environmental Protection Agency (Epa) website is not the place to go. Friday, the eve before tens of thousands took to the streets of Washington D.C. for the Climate March, the page relating to climate change and the Obama administration’s main emissions regulation for power plants was removed from www.epa.gov. J.P. Freire, the Epa’s associate administrator for public affairs said in a statement that the change was made to “reflect the agency’s new direction under Donald Trump and Administrator Scott Pruitt.” “As Epa renews »


- Rosemary Rossi

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Twitter Rates Donald Trump’s First 100 Days (And It Ain’t Pretty)

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Everybody’s got an opinion, and when it comes to social media’s opinion of Donald Trump, scoring his performance of his first 100 days as president swings drastically from “United We Stand With Our President Djtrump” to comparing his approval rating to “explosive diarrhea.” Being Saturday morning and that being Trump’s favorite day/time to put his thumbs to use his android keyboard, he took to Twitter to attack mainstream media (no surprise there) for not critiquing what he (and many others) see as his accomplishments thus far. “Mainstream (Fake) media refuses to state our long list of achievements, »


- Rosemary Rossi

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‘Wonder Woman’ Director Patty Jenkins Already Has a Sequel Idea in Mind

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With the first “Wonder Woman” film less than five weeks away, the film’s director, Patty Jenkins, is thinking ahead and already has a sequel idea for the Amazonian Warrior’s next standalone adventure. “I’m excited for her to come to America and become the Wonder Woman we are all familiar with from having grown up around her as an American superhero,” Jenkins told the Toronto Sun. “I’d like to bring her a little farther along into the future and have a fun, exciting storyline that is its own thing. Wonder Woman 1 is so much about her becoming the person she. »


- Umberto Gonzalez

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Judge Permits White Alabama Town to Secede From School District

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A federal judge ruled in favor of a predominantly white Alabama town seceding from a multiracial school district to start its own district, raising concerns about a possible push for segregation. Judge Madeline Haikala of the U.S. District Court in Birmingham ruled that Gardendale may take steps toward secession, according to a report by The Washington Post. “Race was a motivating factor in Gardendale’s decision to separate from the Jefferson County public school system,” the judge wrote. Haikala ruled in favor of separation because she fears students from mostly black North Smithfield who get bused to Gardendale schools would get “the. »

- Umberto Gonzalez

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NY Comic Con Ticket Pre-Sales Bring Out Easily Excitable and Hilarious Fans

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Tickets for New York Comic Con went on pre-sale Saturday morning and, as expected, hopeful attendees were more than a little happy about it. “To everyone who is trying to get tickets today #Nycc… may the Force be with us,” one person of the scores stuck in the “waiting room” to purchase tickets tweeted. New York Comic Con is the East Coast’s biggest and most exciting popular culture convention and the only one that takes place in the comic book, publishing, media and licensing capital of the world — Gotham City. New York Comic Con attracted over 185,000 Fans in 2016 and. »

- Umberto Gonzalez

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Fyre Festival Organizers Apologize: ‘We Were Simply in Over Our Heads’

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A day after the epic disaster known as the Fyre Festival got some scathing press, the organizers are trying to offer an explanation and apology for the now-canceled event. It was touted as a luxury music festival, with some VIP packages on sale for up to $250,000 and other packages including a private yacht. Entrepreneur and Fyre Festival co-creator Billy McFarland spoke up late Friday after the festival bore the brunt of some intense scrutiny. McFarland offered a full explanation of what went wrong, in his own words: Also Read: Kendall Jenner Gets Shredded on Social Media for Promoting Fyre Festival »


- Umberto Gonzalez

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‘Fate of the Furious’ Wins Final Pre-Summer Box Office Weekend

29 April 2017 8:28 AM, PDT

As expected, “The Fate of the Furious” is on its way to a third consecutive No. 1 weekend at the box office in the final days of April. Universal’s eighth “Fast & Furious” film made $5 million in its third Friday in theaters and is estimated to make a third frame total of $18.5 million, bringing its domestic total to $191.8 million by Sunday’s end. The film currently has a worldwide cume of $972 million. With “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2” expected to take over theaters next weekend, studios have largely decided to play it safe the past couple »


- Jeremy Fuster

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‘Trollhunters’ Leads Creative Arts Daytime Emmy Winners

28 April 2017 10:44 PM, PDT

The DreamWorks Animation/Netflix series “Trollhunters” was the big winner on Friday night at the 44th Annual Creative Arts Daytime Emmy Awards. It picked up six Emmys, including one for director/co-creator Guillermo del Toro, to nudge out “Days of Our Lives,” “Odd Squad,” “Sesame Street” and “The Bay the Series,” which received five each. Other multiple winners included “Lost in Oz Extended Adventure,” “SuperSoul Shorts – Maggie the Cow,” “The Bold and the Beautiful” and “The Young and the Restless.” Amazon led all networks with 13 wins, followed by Netflix with 11, CBS and PBS with 9 and NBC with 8. Also Read: »


- Steve Pond

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Bill Maher Urges Liberals to ‘Stop Trying To Win Over Trump Voters With Facts’ (Video)

28 April 2017 10:29 PM, PDT

Bill Maher thinks it’s time liberals wake up and smell the coffee about flipping Donald Trump supporters to their way of thinking. “Liberals have to stop trying to win over Trump voters with facts. You’re wasting your breath… and you’re going to need it because the air isn’t getting any better,” the comedian said during his Friday night show “Real Time With Bill Maher.” “The point is, Trump supporters aren’t changing their minds because the problem isn’t in the mind. It’s lower. It’s emotional,” Maher said. “Stop clinging to false hope that »


- Rosemary Rossi

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