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Minions equal money! The animated movie Despicable Me 3 -- featuring the voice talents of Steve Carell, Kristen Wiig and Miranda Cosgrove -- is the No. 1 movie in North America this weekend, earning $75.4 million in receipts, BoxOfficeMojo.com announced Sunday.

Coming in at No. 2 is Baby Driver with $21 million, Transformers: The Last Knight at No. 3 with $17 million, Wonder Woman at No. 4 with $16.1 million and Cars 3 at No. 5 with $9.5 million.

Rounding out the top tier are The House at No. 6 with $9 million, The Beguiled at No. 7 with $3.3 million, The Mummy at No. 8 with $2.8 million, Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales at No. 9 with $2.4 million and All Eyez on Me at No. 10 with $1.9 million.

I did get out to the movies this week. I took in a showing of Cars 3 with my son. He loved it. I, however, thought it was a bit slow for a racing movie. It was entertaining though.

Be Well,
Steve


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Daniel Dae Kim and Grace Park won't return for 'Hawaii Five-0' Season 8
Longtime cast members Daniel Dae Kim and Grace Park will not be returning for the eighth season of the sun-soaked, cop drama Hawaii Five-0.

"I will never forget meeting Daniel while still writing the pilot and being certain there was no other actor who I'd want to play Chin Ho Kelly," Peter Lenkov, the show's executive producer, told Deadline.com. "Needless to say, Daniel has been an instrumental part of the success of Hawaii Five-0 over the past seven seasons and it has personally been a privilege to know him. Grace's presence gave Hawaii Five-0 a beauty and serenity to each episode. She was the consummate collaborator, helping build her character from Day 1. They will always be ohana to us, we will miss them and we wish them both all the best."

"We are so appreciative of Daniel and Grace's enormous talents, professional excellence and the aloha spirit they brought to each and every one of our 168 episodes. They've helped us build an exciting new Hawaii Five-0, and we wish them all the best and much success in their next chapters. Mahalo and a hui hou [until we meet again]," CBS said in a statement to The Hollywood Reporter.

The characters' absence reportedly will be addressed in the show's Season 8 premiere on Sept. 29.


'The Carmichael Show' canceled after three seasons
Comedian Jerrod Carmichael and NBC have announced the sitcom The Carmichael Show has been canceled after three seasons.

"For three seasons [okay 2.5,] I got to make a show that I love with my friends," Carmichael said in a statement to Deadline.com Friday. "It's something I've wanted to do since I was 13. Now, I'm excited to go make other things that I love. Thank you to every person who worked on or watched The Carmichael Show."

"We are enormously proud of The Carmichael Show and Jerrod's talent and vision to do a classic family sitcom that also taps into issues and relevant stories from the real world. We thank and salute the cast, crew, and producers -- and especially Jerrod -- for three critically-acclaimed seasons," NBC chairman Bob Greenblatt and NBC entertainment president Jennifer Salke told Variety in their own prepared remarks.

The entertainment industry trade newspaper said the show is ending because Carmichael is ready to move onto other projects.


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"It does feel like people read my mind more. I feel like people see my thoughts."
--Cara Delevingne, on her buzzed do, to Glamour



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Which 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' star delivered a scholarship to the daughter of an injured veteran?


Adele cancels last two shows, citing vocal cord damage
British music superstar Adele announced via Facebook she has canceled her final two concerts at London's Wembley Stadium because she damaged her vocal cords.

"I have damaged my vocal cords," she wrote in a message Friday. "And on medical advice I simply am unable to perform over the weekend. To say I am heart broken would be a complete understatement. ... I'm sorry I love you I am so sorry, please forgive me."

Noting she had performed 121 shows since early 2016 for her latest tour, the 29-year-old singer said she considered lip syncing during the last two nights so she wouldn't have to cancel, but ultimately decided against doing that because, "It wouldn't be the real me up there."


Radio station tells Grammy-winner Annie Lennox she has 'potential'
Four-time Grammy winning singer Annie Lennox shared an email she received from a Los Angeles radio station claiming she has "potential."

Lennox shared a photo of an email from a radio station employee who apparently believed they had "discovered" the veteran musician and sought to offer a spot in their rotation.

"I think I'm in with a chance?" Lennox wrote.

The message from a new music coordinator, identified only as Kylie, boasted of the station's monthly "100,000 unique listeners" and requested some of Lennox's music.

"I came across your music online and really like what I heard!" Kylie wrote. "I find artists who I think have potential and get them in rotation on our station. If you'd like, please send over the MP3 for your latest single."

While Lennox poked fun at the idea of being contacted for her "potential" after decades in the music industry, she warned young artists of falling victim to similar "scams."

"I'd urge any new (or indeed established) artists to send that kind of email straight to your trash," Lennox wrote. "Companies reaching out cold to help you, sending emails that are clearly formulaic with links asking for cash to upload your tracks are a very dodgy business indeed and not one I want to see anyone fall foul of."


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Which 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' star delivered a scholarship to the daughter of an injured veteran?

A video showing actor Adam Driver telling a nursing school student she won a scholarship from Budweiser and Folds of Honor has gone viral.

The 4-minute film got nearly 2 million views in the five days since it was posted on YouTube.

"This summer, we've been honoring those who protect our freedom to dream. So, we delivered a life-changing scholarship to a family who has sacrificed for their country and for each other with the help of Folds of Honor and Adam Driver. #ThisBudsForYou," reads a message accompanying the clip.

Driver, 33, is a former U.S. Marine who was injured and medically discharged before his unit was deployed to Iraq.

He is seen in Budweiser's viral video casually dressed and driving a truck to the home of John Williams, a U.S. Army veteran who was hurt during a training exercise before Desert Storm in the 1990s and still copes with pain from the injury as he drives a bus to support his family.

The film tells the story of his struggles, as well as how his daughter Hayley works 40 hours a week to pay for school, so she can eventually help other disabled vets. It ends with Driver teary eyed, telling her she doesn't have to worry about her schooling costs anymore and hugging the family.

Driver is known for his work in the HBO series Girls, as well as in the movies Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Paterson and Silence.

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