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'Cars 3' crossed the box office finish line first this weekend!

The animated adventure Cars 3 is the No. 1 movie in North America, earning $53.5 million in receipts this weekend, BoxOfficeMojo.com announced Sunday.

Coming in at No. 2 is Wonder Woman with $40.8 million, followed by All Eyez on Me at No. 3 with $27.1 million, The Mummy at No. 4 with $13.9 million and 47 Meters Down at No. 5 with $11.5 million.

Rounding out the top tier are Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales at No. 6 with $8.5 million, Rough Night at No. 7 with $8 million, Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie at No. 8 with $7.4 million, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 at No. 9 with $5 million and It Comes At Night at No. 10 with $2.6 million.

I still haven't seen one summer movie. I've got to get out and see something...anything...but not Rough Night. That looks terrible!

Be Well,
Steve


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Sylvester Stallone, Ralph Macchio mourn death of director John Avildsen
Actors Sylvester Stallone and Ralph Macchio paid tribute to the late director John Avildsen, who directed their most famous movies -- Rocky and The Karate Kid, respectively.

Avildsen's son Anthony told The Los Angeles Times Friday the filmmaker died of pancreatic cancer at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. He was 81.

"The great director John G. Avildsen Who won the Oscar for directing Rocky! R. I. P. I'm sure you will soon be directing Hits in Heaven- Thank you , Sly," Stallone wrote in an Instagram post captioning a photo of him and Avildsen on the set of 1976's Rocky.

"RIP to my friend and KK director John G Avildsen. He brought inspirational stories to us all and had a guiding hand in changing my life," Macchio tweeted, along with a collage of photos of them together, including one from when they were shooting 1984's Karate Kid.

Avildsen's credits also include Joe, Save the Tiger, Lean on Me and Neighbors.


Carrie Fisher had heroin, cocaine in her system at time of death
Carrie Fisher had heroin and cocaine in her system at the time of her death, according to a toxicology report.

The report obtained from People magazine from the Los Angeles County coroner's office on Monday, also showed that the actress had methadone, ethanol and opiates in her system when she died at the age of 60 in December.

"The exposure to cocaine took place sometime approximately in the last 72 hours of the sample that was obtained," the report notes.

"Based on the available toxicological information, we cannot establish the significance of the multiple substances that were detected in Ms. Fisher's blood and tissue, with regard to the cause of death," it continued.

On Friday, the Los Angeles Country coroner's office announced that sleep apnea and other factors, including drug use and heart disease, contributed to her death.

"My mom battled drug addiction and mental illness her entire life," Fisher's daughter, actress Billie Lourd said in a statement at the time. "She ultimately died of it. She was purposefully open in all of her work about the social stigmas surrounding these diseases. She talked about the shame that torments people and their families confronted by these diseases. I know my Mom, she'd want her death to encourage people to be open about their struggles. Seek help, fight for government funding for mental health programs. Shame and those social stigmas are the enemies of progress to solutions and ultimately a cure. Love you Momby."

The Star Wars star died in December after going into cardiac arrest on a flight from London to Los Angeles.


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"I can't dance. I don't take choreography very well. [But] I will twerk!"
--Chrissy Teigen, on her dancing ability, to Marie Claire



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Which Olympian will be pitted against a Great White during Discovery's 'Shark Week'?


Stephen Furst of 'Animal House' fame dies at 63
Animal House, Babylon 5 and St. Elsewhere alum Stephen Furst has died due to complications with diabetes. He was 63.

Variety reported Furst died in his Moorpark, Calif., home on Friday.

"Steve has a long list of earthly accomplishments. He was known to the world as an brilliant and prolific actor and filmmaker, but to his family and many dear friends he was also a beloved husband, father and kind friend whose memory will always be a blessing," Furst's sons Nathan and Griffith wrote in a Facebook post Saturday. "To truly honor him, do not cry for the loss of Stephen Furst. But rather, enjoy memories of all the times he made you snicker, laugh, or even snort to your own embarrassment. He intensely believed that laughter is the best therapy, and he would want us to practice that now. If you knew him personally, remember his gift for lighting up a room. And no matter who you are, when you think of Steve, instead of being sad, celebrate his life by watching one of his movies or use one of his bits to make someone else laugh -- really, really hard."

Furst's wife Lorraine Wright also died this year.


Report: Beyonce gives birth to twins
Music superstar Beyoncé has given birth to her second and third children with rapper Jay Z.

"Bey and Jay are thrilled and have started sharing the news with their family and closest friends," a source told People magazine Saturday.

Us Weekly said it also confirmed the babies were born earlier this week.

Neither media outlet reported the children's names, genders or actual birthdates.

The stars -- who married in 2008 -- are also parents to a 5-year-old daughter, Blue Ivy.


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Which Olympian will be pitted against a Great White during Discovery's 'Shark Week'?

Discovery Channel will pit 23-time Olympic gold medal-winning swimmer Michael Phelps in a race against a shark for its annual "Shark Week."

Phelps will swim against a great white shark in the Discovery special Phelps Vs. Shark: Great Gold Vs Great White as part of the eight-day marathon of shark-themed programming.

"He is our greatest champion to ever get in the water," Discovery said of Phelps in a press release. "But he has one competition left to win. An event so monumental no one has ever attempted it before. The world's most decorated athlete takes on the ocean's most efficient predator."

Phelps Vs. Shark will air on the first day of "Shark Week" on July 23 at 8 p.m. and will be the first of two specials featuring Phelps.

He will also appear on a program titled Shark School With Michael Phelps on July 30 at 8 p.m. where Phelps will join Doc Gruber and Tristan Guttridge of the Bimini Shark Lab for a "crash course on everything 'shark.'"

"They'll dispel the myths and common misconceptions, teach him how to safely dive with sharks and will get Michael Phelps up close and personal with the incredible power of a great white," Discovery said.

"Shark Week" programming will air on Discovery from July 23 to July 30 as the annual event celebrates its 29th anniversary.

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