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Tom Cruise’s American Made Co-star Defends the Set’s Safety After Plane Crash

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Sarah Wright Olsen says she’s heartbroken over the September 2015 crash that killed to pilots and injured a third. »


- Hunter Harris

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Box Office: ‘It’ Becomes Highest-Grossing Horror Film of All Time

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“It,” the blockbuster adaptation of Stephen King’s novel about a child-eating clown, has pushed past “The Exorcist” to become the highest-grossing horror film on a domestic basis.

The crown comes with some caveats. “The Exorcist” is still the top-grossing horror film on an international basis, having netted $441.3 million globally to “It’s” $404.3 million. The horror classic also made its money in 1973, so this record doesn’t take inflation into account.

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Box Office: Can ‘Kingsman’ or ‘Lego Ninjago’ Knock ‘It’ From Top Spot?

It’s still a stunning result for the King adaptation, and a reason to celebrate at Warner Bros. and New Line, the studios responsible for bringing Pennywise to the big screen. “It” has earned $236.3 million stateside. In contrast, “The Exorcist” has grossed $232.9 million domestically. In addition to terrorizing ’70s theatergoers, “The Exorcist” got two director’s cut re-releases.

“It” is directed by Andres Muschietti (“Mama”) and stars Bill Skarsgard as Pennywise, along »


- Brent Lang

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‘Morning Joe': Mika Thumps Trump’s North Korea Tweets: ‘You Are a 70-Year-Old Man – Stop’ (Video)

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Just when Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzenzski thought they’ve heard it all from Donald Trump, the President goes and pulls a stunt like this. In case you live in a bunker — which sounds like a good idea right about now — Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un have been engaged in a nasty war of words that is starting to look like it could result in a war of war. In their latest battle-rap round about possible actual battle, Kim described Trump as a “frightened dog” and a “dotard.” He promised to “tame” Trump “with fire.” Also Read: Trump Lashes. »


- Tony Maglio

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A Netflix Children’s Show Is Now Also Asking: Who Drew the Dicks?

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The production company behind the Netflix children’s show is taking legal action. »

- Dee Lockett

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Macklemore’s Latest Effort Falls Flat Without Ryan Lewis

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This is paint-by-numbers pop-rap. »

- Craig Jenkins

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Transparent Takes a Mostly Worthwhile Trip in Season 4

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The Pfeffermans go to Israel. So do all of their problems. »

- Jen Chaney

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The 100 Hardest Video-Game Bosses, Ranked

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From gods and zombies to a ship and a song, the one trait they all share is an ability to end your game swiftly. »

- Joshua Rivera,Mike Rougeau

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‘It’ Passes ‘The Exorcist’ to Become Highest Grossing Horror Movie Ever

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Begone, Pazuzu. The power of Pennywise compels you. After three weeks in theaters, Warner Bros./New Line’s “It” has passed “The Exorcist” to become the highest grossing horror movie of all time. Between its 1973 release and two director’s cut re-releases, “The Exorcist” has grossed $232.9 million domestically. On Thursday, “It” grossed $3.9 million to push the film past that mark and to a total of $236.3 million. Also Read: Could 'It' Float a Franchise? Pennywise Looks Like a Smart Investment Releasing in a month not known for generating big hits, “It” has bagged several box office records over the past three weeks. »


- Jeremy Fuster

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Netflix Kids’ Show Producer Blames Rogue Artist for Penis Drawing: ‘Very Bad Joke’

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The production company for the animated Netflix series “Maya the Bee” has blamed one rogue artist for inserting a penis drawing on a background log in Season 1, Episode 35, which was yanked off the streaming service earlier this week. It was a “very bad joke,” according to a statement released Friday by Studio 100, which also called the background illustration “unacceptable.” “Legal action has already been started,” apologetic producers continued. “At the same time the company is taking all suitable technical measures to remedy the situation.” Also Read: Netflix Yanks Kids' Cartoon Episode With Penis Drawing in Background (Photo) Sounds like producers. »


- Tony Maglio

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How Jimmy Kimmel Found His Political Voice

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Mainstream news outlets, late-night hosts, and the American left would do well to study what happened on ABC this week. »

- Matt Zoller Seitz

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‘Kingsman: The Golden Circle’ Review: Spy Sequel Provides Bugger All in the Way of Fun

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It took the Bond series 15 years and 10 movies to get to the ridiculed “Moonraker.” The laddish spy franchise “Kingsman: The Secret Service” series, based on Mark Millar’s comic book, has done it in one leap with the bloated, inexplicably un-entertaining follow-up “Kingsman: The Golden Circle.” Given that the movie struggles to justify its existence from scene to scene, and so ill-uses a VIP table’s worth of stars/actors — Elton John, Halle Berry, Julianne Moore, Channing Tatum and Jeff Bridges — the better comparison might be to “Cannonball Run II.” At least “Moonraker” had Roger Moore’s bespoke suavity as. »


- Robert Abele

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Brian Strong Joins Fox Sports as Svp, Brand Communications

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Brian Strong has joined Fox Sports as senior VP, brand communications.

In his new role, Strong will be responsible for amplifying Fox Sports’ brand through the elevation of the company’s brand-storytelling strategy. He will lead entertainment, brand, and digital public relations through campaigns, special projects, and key sports and entertainment moments.

He will report to Terri Hines, executive VP, communications for Fox Sports.

Strong most recently worked at Nike, where he served as communications director on the global corporate and North America category communications teams. Working with the global team, he drove storytelling for the company’s corporate-brand narrative. On the North America side, he was responsible for strategic media relations work for the basketball, soccer, football and training categories.

Prior to joining Nike, Strong led his own independent communications consulting firm, the Strong Group, working with brands in the entertainment, art, publishing, beauty, and emerging-markets finance sectors. Previous stops include PR agencies Hl Group and »


- Daniel Holloway

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Every Text Message That Stalker Gossip Girl Sent

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“Do it! Kiss her right now!” »

- E. Alex Jung,Hunter Harris

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Will I Hate Mother!? A Serious Quiz

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Is Mother! a good movie, or is watching it like actually dying? »

- Rachel Handler

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Watch Jimmy Kimmel Slam Trump For Backing Graham-Cassidy Healthcare Bill

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Jimmy Kimmel lambasted Louisiana Senator Bill Cassidy's proposed healthcare bill on Thursday for the third consecutive night, arguing that it removes protections from those who need it most – patients with preexisting conditions. 

"People tell me I should give [Cassidy] the benefit of the doubt, and I do give him the benefit of the doubt," Kimmel said. "I doubt all the benefits he claims are part of his healthcare bill."

Earlier this year, Cassidy declared on Kimmel's show that any healthcare bill must pass "the Jimmy Kimmel test," meaning that insurance »


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Zoo Season-Finale Recap: We Fought a Zoo

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The world is about to get steamrolled by mutant hyenas and I can’t stop laughing. »

- Joshua Rivera

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Inside 'Star Trek Discovery': The Franchise's Answer to the Trump Era

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Walk onto the soundstages at Toronto's Pinewood Studios, a massive complex of airplane hangers jutting out into Lake Ontario, and you'll see transporter rooms, engine rooms and lots of vaguely futuristic hallways. A producer is giving journalists an impromptu tour, pointing out small details like the Malaysian puppets hanging in an officer's ready room and bragging about the creation processes of phasers, badges and alien races.

Walk a little further, and you'll come to a gleaming bridge. A Starfleet commander's seat sits in the middle. There are work stations on both sides, »


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‘Stronger’: Jake Gyllenhaal is Oscar contender in Boston Marathon bombing drama

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Jake Gyllenhaal gives an Oscar-worthy performance in in “Stronger” as Jeff Bauman, Jr. , a victim of 2013 Boston marathon bombing who lost both his legs. This Oscar contender opened on Sept. 22 to rave reviews that translated into an impressive score of 96 at Rotten Tomatoes. And Gyllenhall was singled out by many leading […] »


- Paul Sheehan

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Transparent Season-Premiere Recap: Looking Up, Looking In

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The Pfeffermans return to comfortable and familiar traditions. »

- Kathryn VanArendonk

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Toronto Film Review: ‘Omertà’

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Hansal Mehta’s latest feature dramatizes the life of Ahmed Omar Saeed Sheikh, a notorious real-life terrorist long behind bars — which hasn’t stopped him from being involved in various attacks, purportedly including 9/11. The compelling “Omertà,” whose title is an Italian term for a criminal code of honor that encompasses absolute non-cooperation with legal authorities, cobbles together speculation with what is known about the many-alias’d Saeed, a 43-year-old British national of Pakistani heritage who has been at the forefront of fundamentalist Islamic terror for nearly a quarter-century.

At the end of this slickly mounted film, there’s no lack of questions still dangling nor hoped-for insights that fail to arrive. Nonetheless, while you’re watching it, Mehta’s freely imagined biopic provides a fascinating Rorschach of a figure who is, unfortunately, truly a man for our times.

Scrambling chronology, Mehta and co-scenarist Mukul Dev lead off with an incident sure to grab Western viewers’ attention: In »


- Dennis Harvey

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