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'Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2' does it again! Number 1! Number 1!

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is the No. 1 movie in North America for a second weekend, earning an additional $63 million in receipts, BoxOfficeMojo.com announced Sunday.

Coming in at No. 2 is Snatched with $17.5 million, followed by King Arthur: Legend of the Sword at No. 3 with $14.7 million, The Fate of the Furious at No. 4 with $5.3 million and The Boss Baby at No. 5 with $4.6 million.

Rounding out the top tier are Beauty and the Beast at No. 6 with $3.9 million, How to be a Latin Lover at No. 7 with $3.8 million, Lowriders at No. 8 with $2.4 million, The Circle at No. 9 with $1.7 million and Baahubali 2: The Conclusion at No. 10 with $1.6 million.

Poor, King Arthur.

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Steve


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Powers Boothe, renowned character actor, dies at 68
Powers Boothe, a renowned character actor who won an Emmy Award for his portrayal of cult leader Jim Jones, died Sunday at his home in Los Angeles. He was 68.

"It's with great sadness that I mourn the passing of my friend Powers Boothe. A dear friend, great actor, devoted father & husband," actor and friend Beau Bridges said on Twitter.

Boothe died in his sleep of natural causes, his representative said. A private service will be held in Boothe's home state of Texas, with a memorial celebration under consideration.

Boothe, best known for his roles in the film "Sin City" (2005) and ABC's "Agents of S.H.I.E.LD.," began his acting career in the theater. He played in several Shakespearean productions including Henry IV. He made his Broadway debut in the late 1970s in "Lone Star & Pvt. Wars."

In 1980, Boothe won the Emmy for lead actor in a limited series or special for playing cult leader Jim Jones in CBS' "Guyana Tragedy: The Story of Jim Jones." He crossed a picket line during an actors strike to accept his award, saying, "This may be either the bravest moment of my career or the dumbest."

Boothe also was part of two ensembles nominated for SAG Awards -- in 1996 with the cast of "Nixon" and in 2007 with the cast of "Deadwood."

He gained a reputation for playing villains with memorable roles as wicked gunman Curly Bill Brocius in "Tombstone" (1993) and ruthless saloon owner Cy Tolliver on HBO's "Deadwood."

Boothe also won acclaim for portrayals of Alexander Haig in "Nixon" (1995); Noah Daniels, the vice president and then the U.S. president, on Fox's "24;" and Connie Britton's father, the industrialist and former mayor Lamar Wyatt, on ABC's "Nashville."


Jim Parsons weds longtime companion Todd Spiewak
Jim Parsons, star of the CBS comedy "The Big Bang Theory," married longtime partner Todd Spiewak on Saturday night at the Rainbow Room in New York City, his publicist confirmed.

The couple celebrated their 14th anniversary in November with Parsons saying on Instagram: "I met this guy... 14 years ago today and it was the best thing that ever happened to me, no contest."

Jillian Roscoe, his representative, confirmed the wedding to the New York Post and USA TODAY.

Parsons, 44, came out as gay in a 2012 New York Times profile and said he was in a 10-year relationship and told Ellen DeGeneres in 2014 he was in no hurry to tie the knot.

He said during an interview last year with James Lipton on "Inside the Actors Studio" that coming out was a "wonderful" gift.

"I never had a coming out piece, I just didn't mention it," Parsons said. "I took Todd with me to events...and then finally one day while working on Harvey I did a piece with Patrick Healy for The New York Times and he just point-blank asked, 'Was working on 'The Normal Heart' meaningful to you as a gay man?' And I was like, 'Well, yeah. Yeah.' And what a wonderful ... I can't tell you what a wonderful thing that was, what a gift he gave me with one question. It was suddenly out there and official."

Ironically, Thursday's Season 10 finale of "The Big Bang Theory" featured a marriage proposal from Parsons' character Sheldon -- to Mayim Bialik's character Amy.

Parsons has won four Emmys for his portrayal of Sheldon.


LOOSE LIPS:
"I learn every day that men are marvelous and wonders of light, the same way I've been feeling about women because I come from a family of matriarchs."
--Zoe Saldana, on raising three boys, to Yahoo Style



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Which actress says she will not appear in Season 7 of 'Once Upon a Time'?


Jason Bateman says he has signed up for more 'Arrested Development'
Jason Bateman says he has signed on to appear in a fifth season of his quirky comedy Arrested Development.

"Look very probable I'm going to put some miles on the Stair Car this summer. Just officially signed on to more ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT today," the actor tweeted Friday.

Co-starring Portia de Rossi, Will Arnett, Michael Cera, Alia Shawkat, Tony Hale, David Cross, Jeffrey Tambor and Jessica Walter, the show about a wealthy, dysfunctional family ran for three seasons on FOX 2003-06 and a 15-episode, fourth season debuted on Netflix in 2013.

Netflix has not yet confirmed the show's renewal for a fifth season.


FOX to air live staging of the musical 'Rent'
FOX says it plans to air a live production of the Tony Award- and Pulitzer Prize-winning musical Rent.

Marc Platt, along with the estate of writer and composer Jonathan Larson, will executive produce the event.

No casting, director or air-date have been announced yet.

The re-imagining of Puccini's opera La Bohème is set in 1980s New York City and follows a group of struggling artists.

"We are so honored to partner with the estate of the brilliant Jonathan Larson and producer Marc Platt on one of the great musicals of our time," Dana Walden and Gary Newman, chairmen and chief executive officers of Fox Television Group, said in a joint statement Friday. "The title is so iconic, the music is so beloved, and the themes are as meaningful today as they were when the show first premiered on Broadway. With Marc overseeing this project, we are sure it will have a profound impact on the legions of fans who know and love this musical."

"Rent? was Jonathan's dream of sharing the ?theater and the passion he had for it with a whole new generation," added Julie and Al Larson. "None of us could have imagined the massive impact that the messages and themes in Rent would have on the ?theater? community or the world ... except for Jonathan. We are absolutely thrilled to be continuing Jonathan's legacy and ?the still-relevant ?themes of ?the show in this way."

Jonathan Larson died unexpectedly of an aortic aneurysm on Jan. 25, 1996, 10 days before his 36th birthday.

After a brief, off-Broadway run, his show went on to play on Broadway from April 29, 1996 to Sept. 7, 2008. The original Broadway cast included Anthony Rapp, Idina Menzel, Taye Diggs, Adam Pascal, Daphne Rubin-Vega, Wilson Jermaine Heredia and Jesse L. Martin. Most of the ensemble also appeared in a 2005 movie version.


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Which actress says she will not appear in Season 7 of 'Once Upon a Time'?

Once Upon a Time has been renewed for a seventh season, but longtime cast member Emilie de Ravin will not appear as her character Belle in it.

"Dear #oncers. I wanted to tell you guys myself, but it seems the news was already released :/ ... I won't be returning to #onceuponatime for Season 7," the actress wrote in an Instagram post Friday.

"While I would have loved to continue exploring Belle's journey, the show has decided to move in a different creative direction," she added. "Massive thank you to all the fans for your incredible love & support towards me & this character over the past 6 yrs. It's been an honor & a privilege to bring Belle to life :) Congrats to Adam & Eddy & the returning cast & crew!! I wish you all a wonderful 7th Season!!"

Also not returning next season are Josh Dallas, Jinnifer Goodwin, Jared S. Gilmore, Jennifer Morrison and Rebecca Mader, Deadline.com said. Season 7 will focus on characters played by Lana Parrilla, Robert Carlyle and Colin O'Donoghue, as well as OUAT newcomer Andrew J. West.

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