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The weekend box office was quite scary!

The horror movie Annabelle: Creation is No. 1 at the North American box office, having earning $35 million in receipts this weekend, BoxOfficeMojo.com announced Sunday.

Coming in at No. 2 is Dunkirk with $11.4 million, followed by The Nut Job 2: Nutty by Nature at No. 3 with $8.9 million, The Dark Tower at No. 4 with $7.9 million and The Emoji Movie at No. 5 with $6.6 million.

Rounding out the top tier are: Girls Trip at No. 6 with $6.5 million, Spider-Man: Homecoming at No. 7 with $6.1 million, Kidnap at No. 8 with $5.2 million, The Glass Castle at No. 9 with $4.9 million and Atomic Blonde $4.6 million.

I'm not going to see Annabelle: Creation. That doll freaks me out! Did you see Annabelle: Creation?

Be Well,
Steve


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Video shows Tom Cruise injuring self while filming stunt on 'Mission: Impossible 6'
Video released Sunday shows actor Tom Cruise injuring himself during a stunt on the set of Mission: Impossible 6.

The video shows Cruise, who normally performs his own stunts, leaping off a ledge and onto the roof of another building with wired support from a contraption above. But the jump was a little short and Cruise doesn't make the jump, but instead appears to hurt his leg before pulling himself up onto the roof.

Cruise is then seen limping on set, but didn't appear to be seriously injured.

The 55-year-old movie star is well-known for performing risky stunts on the set of his movies.

In 2011, during the filming of Mission: Impossible 4, Cruise scaled the 2,723-feet tall Khalifa skyscraper in Dubai, known as the tallest man-made structure in the world. The stunt was considered so risky that the initial insurance company for the movie didn't want to insure the stunt. But Cruise wanted to do the stunt, so the insurance company was fired and a new one was hired to go through with the famous stunt.


Joseph Bologna, actor and screenwriter dead at 82
Actor, playwright and oscar-nominated screenwriter Joseph Bologna died Sunday at the age of 82.

"He had a beautiful life and a beautiful death having fully and gratefully experienced three years since being diagnosed with pancreatic cancer at Cedars Sinai," Bologna's wife, actress and writer Renee Taylor said in a statement.

"His team of doctors, who prolonged his life, were Dr. Roger Lerner and Dr. David Hoffman of Cedars Sinai, in Beverly Hills. For the last six months during the cancer's most aggressive stage, Dr. Vincent Chung and Dr. Stefanie Mooney of City of Hope gave him back a wonderful quality of life by creating a personalized treatment and palliative care plan, so that he could receive a Lifetime Achievement Award at the Night of 100 Stars on February 26, of this year, take a month-long trip to his favorite place, Italy, with his family in June, and attend the 35th Anniversary celebration of My Favorite Year, on July 27th," she continued.

Bologna, Taylor and David Zelag were nominated for an Oscar for adapted screenplay in 1970 for Lovers and Other Strangers. In 1973, Bologna and Taylor won an Emmy Award for writing television special Acts of Love and Other Comedies.

The husband and wife duo also co-wrote and starred in Made for Each Other in 1971 and co-wrote and directed Love Is All There Is in 1996 starring a young Angelina Jolie. Together the couple wrote 22 plays together including It Had to Be You, Bermuda Avenue Triangle and If You Ever Leave Me I'm Going With You!

Bologna acted in other films such as My Favorite Year from producer Mel Brooks, Chapter Two, Blame it on Rio, The Woman in Red and Big Daddy. In television he appeared as a regular on Married With Children spinoff Top of the Heap and Rags to Riches.

Bologna's final work is an upcoming film he wrote and starred in titled Tango Shalom.


LOOSE LIPS:
"The bullying I endured [in Hollywood] after I came out made up for the lack of it during my childhood."
--Ellen DeGeneres, on the backlash she experienced after coming out as gay, to Good Housekeeping



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Which former Calvin Klein model has been cast for a recurring role on 'Law & Order: SVU'?


'Walking Dead' creator Robert Kirkman developing TV projects for Amazon
The Walking Dead creator Robert Kirkman has signed a deal to develop sci-fi and horror television projects for Amazon Prime Video under his Skybound Entertainment production banner.

Kirkman co-founded Skybound with his longtime collaborator David Alpert.

"Robert is a gifted storyteller who shares our passion for elevated genre storytelling that pushes boundaries," Sharon Tal Yguado, head of event series for Amazon Studios, said in a statement Friday. "Robert and the team at Skybound are some of the most innovative and fearless creatives in the business. Together, we plan to explore immersive worlds and bold ideas for Prime Video."

"At Skybound Entertainment we strive to tell the best stories in the most unique and creative ways in an effort to always break new ground," Kirkman added. "A forward thinking company like Amazon is the perfect home for us. Their new foray into genre fiction has us at peak optimism for what can be accomplished during this unprecedented partnership. Sharon Tal Yguado has been an instrumental force in the success of Walking Dead and Outcast from Day 1. Being able to not only continue that relationship, but also expand it into new territory with the vast resources of Amazon, means great things are ahead for myself, David Alpert, Skybound and fans of awesome entertainment. Look out world, here we come!"


Naomi Watts' 'Gypsy' won't return for Season 2 on Netflix
Gypsy, a psychological thriller starring Naomi Watts, will not return for a second season on Netflix.

Deadline.com said the development is a surprise since writers have been working for weeks on scripts for Season 2.

The Hollywood Reporter said the cancellation followed lukewarm reviews from television critics when the series premiered June 30.

The show starred Watts as a therapist who develops troubling relationships with the people in her patients' lives.


??? Guess Who ???

Which former Calvin Klein model has been cast for a recurring role on 'Law & Order: SVU'?

"Suddenly Susan" and "The Middle" alum Brooke Shields will play a recurring role on Law & Order: SVU for Season 19.

"I play a very different character from any I have ever played," Shields said in a statement to The Hollywood Reporter. "I'm excited to stir the SVU pot a bit."

Little is known about the character other than she will impact the world of New York Police Lieutenant Olivia Benson, played by Mariska Hargitay, the entertainment industry trade newspaper said.

Law & Order: SVU returns Sept. 27 on NBC. The network retweeted the newspaper's story about Shields' casting Friday.

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