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The love for Batman and LEGOs continue! 'LEGO Batman' tops the North American box office for second weekend. Was there any doubt?

The LEGO Batman Movie was the No. 1 film in North America for a second weekend, earning $34.2 million in receipts, BoxOfficeMojo.com.

Coming in at No. 2 was Fifty Shades Darker with $21 million, followed by The Great Wall at No. 3 with $18.1 million, John Wick: Chapter Two at No. 4 with $16.5 million and Fist Fight at No. 5 with $12 million.

Rounding out the top tier were Hidden Figures at No. 6 with $7.1 million, Split at No. 7 with $7 million, A Dog's Purpose at No. 8 with $5.6 million, La La Land at No. 9 with $4.5 million and A Cure for Wellness at No. 10 with $4.2 million.

Be Well,
Steve


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George 'The Animal' Steele, WWE Hall of Famer dead at 79
WWE Hall of Famer and noted professional wrestling personality George 'The Animal' Steele has died at the age of 79.

Steele, real name William James Myers, died while in hospice care Thursday night after battling illnesses since 2015 Fox Sports reports.

"Steele was one of the wildest and most unpredictable Superstars in sports-entertainment history," WWE noted in a statement.

Steele known for his green tongue, hairy torso and for eating turnbuckle pads, broke into wrestling after he had received a Master's Degree from Central Michigan University and worked as a high school teacher and wrestling coach in Detroit.

His first WWE appearance started in 1967 after he started a major rivalry against then WWE Champion Bruno Sammartino.

"For nearly 20 years, Steele was a reviled villain, managed by the likes of fellow WWE Hall of Famers The Grand Wizard, "Classy" Freddie Blassie, Capt. Lou Albano and Mr. Fuji. His classic main events against Sammartino, http://www.getsapio.com/blog/relationships-how-soon-is-too-soon/ and Bob Backlund saw him come close to winning the WWE Championship on many occasions," WWE noted.

Steele would later became a crowd favorite in 1985 after he was abandoned during a match by the villainous Iron Sheik and Nikolai Volkoff.

A number of past and present WWE stars shared their condolences on Twitter including WWE COO and part-time performer Triple H who noted, "George Steele was a one of a kind performer who could make fans smile or boo...and his competitors laugh or cry."

"I worked with him a lot when I first got to @WWE and was able to learn so much. My condolences to his family," Triple H continued in a second tweet alongside photos of Steele.

Steele is survived by his wife of 60 years Pat and their three children Dennis, Randy and Felicia.


James Earl Jones and Donald Glover to star in live-action 'Lion King' movie
James Earl Jones and Donald Glover are to lead the cast of the live-action movie The Lion King.

The Jungle Book and Iron Man director Jon Favreau is helming the film for The Walt Disney Co. It is an adaptation of the 1994, animated movie musical, which featured songs by Elton John and Tim Rice, and was later transformed into a wildly popular stage musical, as well.

The original classic about an animal kingdom in Africa starred Jones as Mufasa and Matthew Broderick as his son Simba. Jones will reprise his character in the re-make, while Glover will take over the Simba role.

"Looking forward to working with this legend. #Mufasa," Favreau tweeted Friday, along with a photo of Jones.

"I just can't wait to be king. #Simba," Favreau captioned a portrait of Glover.

I just can't wait to be king. #Simba pic.twitter.com/wUYKixMBJI- Jon Favreau (@Jon_Favreau) February 18, 2017


LOOSE LIPS:
"My first reaction was, like, 'I don't know that person! That is not my husband, that is not the person I fell in love with!'"
--Mandy Moore, upon seeing her clean-shaven TV husband, Milo Ventimiglia, to PEOPLE



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Which 'Kong: Skull Island' star recalls appearing in school play with Eddie Redmayne?


Zoe Saldana gives birth to third son, names him Zen
Guardians of the Galaxy and Avatar actress Zoe Saldana announced via social media she has given birth to her third child.

"Marco and I are elated to share the news of the the birth of our son Zen. We couldn't feel more blessed with the new addition to our family. #threeboys... oh boy!" Saldana wrote in an Instagram post Saturday.

The message accompanied a photo of tiny Zen with his two older brothers -- twins Bowie and Cy, who were born in 2014. Saldana has been married to Italian artist Marco Perego since 2013.


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Which 'Kong: Skull Island' star recalls appearing in school play with Eddie Redmayne?

Tom Hiddleston says he and his fellow British actor Eddie Redmayne starred together in a school version of A Passage to India by E.M. Forster years ago when they were boys.

Hiddleston, 36, recalled the collaboration when he appeared on this weekend's edition of The Graham Norton Show.

"He was a great talent, even then," Hiddleston said of Redmayne. "It was an all-boys school, and the great Eddie Redmayne, now Oscar-winning Eddie Redmayne, was playing the female lead. And in A Passage to India, there's an expedition to this cultural landmark known as the Marabar Caves by elephant. And I'm delighted to reveal that I played the front, right leg of the elephant that Eddie Redmayne was riding on. ... We were holding a table with a cushion on top of it, and also a table cloth to cover our faces because our bodies are the elephant."

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