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The 'Guardians of the Galaxy' came out on top opening weekend...BIG TIME! Yay!

Chris Pratt's Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is the No. 1 movie in North America, earning $145 million in receipts, BoxOfficeMojo.com announced Sunday.

Coming in at No. 2 is The Fate of the Furious with $8.5 million, followed by The Boss Baby at No. 3 with $6.2 million, How to be a Latin Lover at No. 4 with $5.3 million and Beauty and the Beast at No. 5 with $4.9 million.

Rounding out the top tier are The Circle at No. 6 with $4 million, Baahubali 2: The Conclusion at No. 7 with $3.2 million, Gifted at No. 8 with $2 million, Going in Style at No. 9 with $1.9 million and Smurfs: The Lost Village with $1.8 million.

Did you see 'Vol. 2'? Did you like it? Are you looking forward to any other summer blockbusters?

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Steve


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'Beauty and the Beast,' 'Get Out,' 'Stranger Things' win big at the MTV Movie & TV Awards
Beauty and the Beast was declared Best Movie and its star Emma Watson Best Actor in a Movie at the MTV Movie & TV Awards ceremony in Los Angeles Sunday night.

The Show of the Year prize went to Netflix's Stranger Things, while its standout cast member Millie Bobby Brown earned the accolade for Best Actor in a Show.

Lil Rel Howery won the award for Best Comedic Performance for Get Out and his co-star Daniel Kaluuya went home with the Next Generation statuette.

Taraji P. Henson picked up the trophy for Best Hero for Hidden Figures and the film won for Best Fight Against the System.

Jeffrey Dean Morgan won for Best Villain for AMC's The Walking Dead and ABC's black-ish was deemed Best American Story.

Trevor Noah won the Best Host award for Comedy Central's The Daily Show, 13th was named Best Documentary and RuPaul's Drag Race was voted Best Reality Competition Show.

The Best Tearjerker title went to This is Us co-stars Milo Ventimiglia and Lonnie Chavis, while Logan scene partners Hugh Jackman and Dafne Keen won for Best Duo and the Best Kiss prize was presented to Moonlight cast members Ashton Sanders and Jharrel Jerome.

The Fast & Furious was recognized with the Generation Award.


Country music icon Loretta Lynn hospitalized after stroke
Country music icon Loretta Lynn has been hospitalized in Nashville after she suffered a stroke at her home in Hurricane Mills, Tenn.

"She is currently under medical care and is responsive and expected to make a full recovery," a post on her official Facebook page said Friday. "Loretta, who just celebrated her 85th birthday, has been advised by her doctors to stay off the road while she is recuperating. Regrettably, upcoming scheduled shows will be postponed."

Us Weekly said the singer-songwriter also canceled several shows last year after she was injured in a fall and had to undergo minor surgery.


LOOSE LIPS:
"She always responds with empathy ... and she's made me a more empathetic person."
--Ryan Reynolds, on wife Blake Lively, on Humans of New York



??? Guess Who ???

Which star announced her departure from 'Once Upon a Time'?


Pat Sajak, Vanna White, Alex Trebek to stay on their game shows until 2020
Pat Sajak, Vanna White and Alex Trebek have renewed their contracts with Sony Pictures Television to continue hosting their respective shows through the 2019-2020 season.

Sajak and White preside over Wheel of Fortune, which is currently celebrating its 34th season in syndication.

Trebek is the star of Jeopardy! which is now in its 33rd season.

"Pat, Vanna and Alex are beloved by generations of TV viewers, and the enduring popularity of Wheel of Fortune and Jeopardy! is a testament to their incredible talents," Harry Friedman, executive producer of both shows, said in a statement. "All of us at Wheel of Fortune, Jeopardy!, and Sony Pictures Television are thrilled that they will continue through the 2019-20 season."


'Edge of Tomorrow' sequel receives new title, Emily Blunt set to return
Emily Blunt is set to rejoin Tom Cruise for a sequel to Edge of Tomorrow that is now titled Live Die Repeat and Repeat, according to director Doug Liman.

Liman confirmed Blunt's involvement in the sequel and the new title during an interview with Collider as he promotes his next film, The Wall.

"We have an amazing story! It's incredible! Way better than the first film, and I obviously loved the first film. It will be called Live Die Repeat and Repeat," the filmmaker said.

"Tom [Cruise] is excited about it, and Emily Blunt is excited about it. The big question is just when we'll do it. But it's not an if, it's a when."

The new title comes from the first film's tagline of Live. Die. Repeat that was used more prominently then Edge of Tomorrow for the film's home video release. The sci-fi actioner is based on a novel by Hiroshi Sakurazaka titled All You Need is Kill.

Liman had previously stated that the sequel will "revolutionize how people make sequels." The script is being developed by writing duo Joe Shrapnel and Anna Waterhouse.


??? Guess Who ???

Which star announced her departure from 'Once Upon a Time'?

Jennifer Morrison will depart Once Upon a Time after six seasons with the fantasy drama.

The 38-year-old actress, who plays Emma Swan on the ABC series, announced in an Instagram post Monday that she's leaving the show after Season 6.

"As I reached the end of my 6-year contract on ONCE UPON A TIME, I was faced with a significant decision," Morrison told her 1.3 million followers. "After very careful consideration, I have decided that creatively and personally, it is time for me to move on."

"Emma Swan is one of my favorite characters that I have ever played," she said. "My 6 years on ONCE UPON A TIME has changed my life in the most beautiful ways. I am absolutely blown away by the passion and commitment of the Oncer fans. I am so honored to have been a central part of such a special show.

"As I move on to other creative endeavors, I will continue to attend the fan conventions whenever my professional schedule allows. I always look forward to meeting the fans. If ABC Network does in fact order a season 7, I have agreed to appear in one episode, and I will most certainly continue to watch ONCE UPON A TIME," the star assured fans.

Once Upon a Time will air its Season 6 finale May 14, and has yet to be renewed for a seventh season. Executive producer Edward Kitsis told Entertainment Weekly this month that the finale will provide closure in case the series isn't picked up for Season 7.

"What I would say for fans is it will be complete, so they will not have any dangling threads that they're like, 'I can't believe [it]!'" he said. "We're not going for a crazy ending that everyone goes, 'Well, what did that mean? I feel unsatisfied.'"

"We understand that this could be the last year," Kitsis explained. "We feel like we completed this story and the next chapter of Once Upon a Time will be completely different."

Once Upon a Time premiered in 2011, and co-stars Ginnifer Goodwin, Lana Parilla, Josh Dallas, Jared S. Gilmore and Robert Carlyle. The show takes place in the fictional town of Storybrooke, Maine, where several fairy tale characters reside.

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