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Wow, Wonder Woman Wins! Wonder Woman has earned more than $400 million at the North American box office as of this week (actually last week).

Directed by Patty Jenkins and starring Gal Gadot as the titular super-heroine, the film has taken in a worldwide total of more than $794 million to date.

The domestic milestone announcement was made Tuesday by Sue Kroll, president of worldwide marketing and distribution for Warner Bros. Pictures.

"When Wonder Woman opened to such a terrific number in June, we thought, 'This is truly a moment' -- for the film, for our industry, for director Patty Jenkins and, of course, for Gal Gadot," Kroll said in a statement. "Now, more than two months later, Wonder Woman has become a phenomenon, the must-see movie of the summer. Audiences have embraced this character and her story in such a spectacular fashion, and we couldn't be happier for everyone involved in bringing this incredible property to life and to cinemas across the country."

The movie -- Wonder Woman's first standalone adventure on the big screen -- co-stars Chris Pine, Robin Wright, Danny Huston, David Thewlis, Connie Nielsen, Elena Anaya and Ewen Bremner.

I haven't seen it yet, but I'm sure I will very soon.

Be Well,
Steve


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Coen brothers working on western anthology series for Netflix
Fraternal filmmakers Joel and Ethan Coen are writing and will direct The Ballad of Buster Scruggs, a western anthology series for Netflix.

Set to debut in 2018, the six-tale project will star Tim Blake Nelson as the title character.

"The Coens are visionary directors, masterful storytellers, and colorful linguists. We are thrilled for Netflix to become home to the full range of their talents," Cindy Holland, the streaming giant's vice president of original content, said in a statement Wednesday.

Nelson previously worked with the Coens on O Brother, Where Art Thou? The siblings' other credits include Fargo, The Big Lebowski, No Country for Old Men, A Serious Man, True Grit and Inside Llewyn Davis.


Channing Tatum holds convenience store dance party with happy fan
Channing Tatum turned a convenience store into a mini dance party recently when he spent time partying with a gas station attendant in Statesville, North Carolina.

The actor's dance session with the cashier named Beatrice, was shared on Tatum's Facebook page as part of a series of fan interactions that make up his promotional tour for upcoming NASCAR heist film Logan Lucky.

"Nothin better than a little dance party. Thank you, Beatrice s/o Sunoco Racing," Tatum captioned the clip featuring himself spending time with Beatrice as they dance behind the register and greet customers.

Beatrice, who was happy to see Tatum, can be heard telling the Magic Mike star's camera man to "get out" so she can spend quality time with the 37-year-old. Other highlights from the video include Beatrice wanting to join Tatum on his Logan Lucky road trip and the pair dancing together to "If I Ruled the World" by Nas featuring Lauryn Hill.

Tatum has been traveling cross-country to meet with fans and spread the word about Logan Lucky which arrives in theaters on Aug. 18. "Don't think I can ever go back to doing regular press junkets," he wrote recently.

Logan Lucky, from director Steven Soderbergh, also stars Daniel Craig, Adam Driver, Seth MacFarlane, Dwight Yoakam and Riley Keough.


LOOSE LIPS:
"I've been in relationships before where I am just confused. And I'm never confused with him."
--Jennifer Lawrence, on her dynamic with boyfriend Darren Aronofsky, to Vogue



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Which rock 'n' roll icon will make his Broadway debut in October?


Netflix renews 'GLOW' for a second season
Netflix says it has ordered a second season of GLOW, its women's wrestling dramedy starring Alison Brie.

The show debuted on the streaming service this year and 10 more episodes are now on the way.

GLOW was created by Liz Flahive and Carly Mensch, who executive produce the series and serve as show-runners.

"Set in 1985 Los Angeles, GLOW follows Ruth Wilder, a struggling out-of-work actress as she auditions for, trains and eventually makes the first-ever women's wrestling TV show," a synopsis said. "Inspired by the short-lived but beloved show from the '80s, GLOW is a Cinderella story with body slams."


Riz Ahmed in talks to join Sony's Spider-Man spinoff 'Venom'
Riz Ahmed is being eyed to star in Sony's upcoming Spider-Man spinoff Venom that stars Tom Hardy in the title role.

Ahmed is in early talks to appear in the film from director Ruben Fleischer, Variety reported.

The actor's potential role is being kept under wraps with The Hollywood Reporter noting that he will not be playing Carnage, another major Spider-Man villain who is connected to Venom.

Venom, a mainstay in Marvel's Spider-Man comics, is a villain and then later an antihero. Venom is born after an alien symbiote bonds with photographer Eddie Brock who is then gifted with powers similar to Spider-Man's along with other abilities. The character was first portrayed by Topher Grace in 2007's Spider-Man 3.

The spinoff film is being penned by Scott Rosenberg (Jumanji) and Jeff Pinkner (The Dark Tower) and is due in theaters on Oct. 5, 2018. Sony has stated that the film does not connect with the recently released Spider-Man: Homecoming starring Tom Holland that takes place inside the Marvel cinematic universe.


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Which rock 'n' roll icon will make his Broadway debut in October?

Bruce Springsteen says he will make his Broadway debut this fall with the solo show, Springsteen on Broadway.

The "Born in the U.S.A." and "Born to Run" singer is scheduled to perform five shows a week in a limited engagement from Oct. 3 through Nov. 26.

"I wanted to do some shows that were as personal and as intimate as possible. I chose Broadway for this project because it has the beautiful old theaters which seemed like the right setting for what I have in mind. In fact, with one or two exceptions, the 960 seats of the Walter Kerr Theatre is probably the smallest venue I've played in the last 40 years. My show is just me, the guitar, the piano and the words and music. Some of the show is spoken, some of it is sung. It loosely follows the arc of my life and my work. All of it together is in pursuit of my constant goal to provide an entertaining evening and to communicate something of value," Springsteen said on his website.

"Bruce Springsteen is one of our greatest musical storytellers, and Broadway is built on a beloved tradition of musical storytelling. What a once-in-a lifetime thrill for all of us at Jujamcyn to welcome Bruce home to his rightful place in the Broadway legacy," added Jordan Roth, president of Jujamcyn Theaters, which owns the Walter Kerr.

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