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'The Fate of the Furious' made enough money to stay at number one for the second weekend in a row. Curious just how much money it made? Me neither, but I have included the numbers. Enjoy!

The Fate of the Furious is the No. 1 movie in North America, earning $38.7 million, BoxOfficeMojo.com announced Sunday.

Coming in at No. 2 is The Boss Baby with $12.8 million, followed by Beauty and the Beast at No. 3 with $10 million, Born in China at No. 4 with $5.1 million and Going in Style at No. 5 with $5 million.

Rounding out the top tier are Smurfs: The Lost Village at No. 6 with $4.9 million, Unforgettable at No. 7 with $4.8 million, Gifted at No. 8 with $4.5 million, The Promise at No. 9 with $4 million and The Lost City of Z with $2.1 million.

I had no idea there was another Smurf movie out there. Did we really need that?

Be Well,
Steve


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'Happy Days' alum Erin Moran dead at 56
Erin Moran, who is best known for playing Joanie Cunningham on the classic sitcom Happy Days and its spinoff Joanie Loves Chachi, has died.

CBS News said the

Harrison County dispatch in Corydon, Ind., received a 911 call regarding an unresponsive female Saturday afternoon.

First responders who went to the scene determined the 56-year-old actress had died, TMZ said.

An autopsy will be performed to determine the time and cause of her death.


Scott Baio mourns Erin Moran: 'God has you now'
Actor Scott Baio took to social media Sunday to express his sadness over the death of his former co-star Erin Moran.

The pair shared the screen as the title couple in the sitcom Joanie Loves Chachi. Before that, they played the same characters on the classic comedy Happy Days.

"May people remember Erin for her contagious smile, warm heart, and animal loving soul. I always hoped she could find peace in her life. God has you now, Erin," Baio wrote on Facebook.

"My sincere condolences. #ErinMoran #HappyDaysFamily," he tweeted.

Moran, 56, was found dead in Indiana after a 911 call alerted first responders to an unresponsive female. The cause for and time of death are expected to be determined through an autopsy and toxicology tests.


LOOSE LIPS:
"I can't talk about it ... What happens on the boat, stays on the boat."
--Oprah Winfrey, on her vacation with Barack and Michelle Obama, to PEOPLE



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David Letterman, Tina Fey to join Alec Baldwin on TCM's 'The Essentials'
Turner Classic Movies says it has tapped actor Alec Baldwin to host its cinema-centric program The Essentials.

Joining Baldwin each week throughout the season will be one of three special guests: late-night television icon David Letterman; Baldwin's former 30 Rock co-star Tina Fey; or filmmaker William Friedkin.

"Together, Baldwin and his guests will introduce a hand-picked classic and offer color commentary on its cultural significance, its influence on other films, behind-the-scenes stories and their own personal reflections," TCM said in a press release.

The new season of The Essentials is to premiere May 6. Baldwin takes over hosting duties following the death of Robert Osborne, who headlined the show from 2006 to 2015.

"I have some big shoes to fill hosting The Essentials, and I plan on doing Bob proud," Baldwin said in a statement. "Dave, Tina and Billy each bring a unique perspective to the movies in our lineup, and they have some fascinating, and even surprising, insights to share as we shine a spotlight on some of our favorite 'must-see' films from over a century of epic movie-making."


'Avatar' sequels get new release dates, starting in 2020
The next installment in James Cameron's Avatar sci-fi series is scheduled to hit theaters in 2020.

"Great to be working with the best team in the business! Avatar takes flight as we begin concurrent production on four sequels," the franchise's Facebook page said Saturday. "The journey continues December 18, 2020, December 17, 2021, December 20, 2024 and December 19, 2025!"

Released in 2009, the first Avatar epic starred Sigourney Weaver, Sam Worthington, Zoe Saldana and Michelle Rodriguez. The movie follows 22nd century humans as they colonize the moon Pandora.


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Which actor will play Colonel Sanders in latest KFC ad campaign?

Hollywood actor Rob Lowe is the latest celebrity to play Colonel Harland Sanders in a Kentucky Fried Chicken ad campaign.

His first commercial debuted Friday.

"My grandfather was the head of the Ohio chapter of the National Restaurant Association in the 1960s and took me to meet Colonel Harland Sanders when I was a kid. It was a big deal. I thought this would be a nice homage to both Colonel Sanders and to my grandfather," Lowe said in a statement. "Plus, we're sending the Zinger chicken sandwich to space. You kind of can't beat that."

"I have no idea how we'll launch a chicken sandwich into space, but the marketing team thinks they can do it," added Kevin Hochman, KFC's U.S. president and chief concept officer. "What I do know, is the Zinger is the bestselling KFC chicken sandwich in 120 countries and it's now available in America."

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