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'The Hitman's Bodyguard' looks like it's a hit man!

The Samuel L. Jackson-Ryan Reynolds action comedy The Hitman's Bodyguard is the No. 1 movie in North America this weekend, earning $21.6 million in receipts, BoxOfficeMojo.com announced Sunday.

Coming in at No. 2 is Annabelle: Creation at No. 2 with $15.5 million, followed by Logan Lucky at No. 3 with $8 million, Dunkirk at No. 4 with $6.7 million and The Nut Job 2: Nutty by Nature at No. 5 with $5.1 million.

Rounding out the top tier are The Emoji Movie at No. 6 with $4.4 million, Spider-Man: Homecoming at No. 7 with $4.3 million, Girls Trip at No. 8 with $3.8 million, The Dark Tower at No. 9 with $3.7 million and Wind River at No. 10 with $3 million.

I might check 'The Hitman's Bodyguard' out. It looks fun.

Be Well,
Steve


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Comedy titan Jerry Lewis dies at 91
Comedian and actor Jerry Lewis has died at the age of 91.

The news of his death was first tweeted Sunday by John Katsilometes?, a columnist for the Las Vegas Review-Journal.

"Very sad to report entertainment legend #JerryLewis has died today at 9:15 a.m. at his home in Las Vegas. He was 91," Katsilometes?' post read.

A second tweet from the writer cited Lewis' family as saying he died of natural causes surrounded by his loved ones.

The Hollywood Reporter said Lewis had been in poor health for many years, undergoing open-heart surgery, battling prostate cancer and suffering from the chronic lung disease pulmonary fibrosis.


Robert De Niro, Jim Carrey and more mourn Jerry Lewis on social media
A number of celebrities, including Robert De Niro, Jim Carrey, Whoopi Goldberg, have paid their respects to Jerry Lewis on social media following the comedian's death.

Lewis died Sunday of natural causes at the age of 91. The screen legend was said to have been in poor health for many years, undergoing open-heart surgery, battling prostate cancer and dealing with pulmonary fibrosis.

Lewis starred in classic comedy films such as The Ladies Man, The Errand Boy, Cinderfella, The Nutty Professor and The Disorderly Orderly.

"Jerry was a pioneer in comedy and film. And he was a friend. I was fortunate to have seen him a few times over the past couple of years. Even at 91, he didn't miss a beat...Or a punchline. You'll be missed," De Niro said in a statement shared by senior entertainment editor for The Daily Beast Marlow Stern on Twitter.

"That fool was no dummy. Jerry Lewis was an undeniable genius an unfathomable blessing, comedy's absolute! I am because he was!" tweeted Carrey alongside a photo of a young Lewis.

"Jerry Lewis passed today,millions around the world loved him,millions of kids he helped w/his telethons. R.I.P. &condolences 2 his family," added Goldberg.

"Condolences to the family of Jerry Lewis. The world is a lot less funnier today," Shatner shared on Twitter.

"We lost one of the great ones today...possibly the greatest. Jerry Lewis was one of my comedy heroes & was a gigantic inspiration to me. I am so grateful to have shared some valuable time with him. RIP #JerryLewis," Will & Grace star Sean Hayes wrote on Instagram alongside a photo of himself and Lewis.


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"There was an instant connection, like we'd known one another forever. It was obvious very quickly that we were going to get married."
--Jamie Bell, on wife Kate Mara, to ES Magazine



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Which former Mad Men star answered fan question about Scientology?


Comedian and activist Dick Gregory dead at 84
Comedian, civil rights activist and author Dick Gregory is dead at the age of 84, his longtime publicist announced Saturday.

Gregory was surrounded by members of his family, including his wife Lillian, when he died at the Sibley Memorial Hospital in Washington D.C.

The Missouri native had been touring the East Coast when he fell ill and was hospitalized last weekend.

"He was one of the sweetest, smartest, most loving people one could ever know," Steve Jaffe, his publicist of 50 years, said in statement. "I just hope that God is ready for some outrageously funny times."

Funeral details are expected to be announced soon.


'Conjuring' franchise crosses the $1B milestone at the worldwide box office
The Conjuring universe of supernatural horror films has crossed the $1 billion mark at the worldwide box office.

The release of the latest installment -- Annabelle: Creation, which has thus far earned more than $110 million globally -- helped the franchise achieve the milestone.

Sue Kroll, president of worldwide marketing and distribution for Warner Bros. Pictures, announced the achievement Friday.

"We are thrilled with the success of Annabelle: Creation and enormously proud to continue bringing this hugely popular Conjuring franchise to theaters everywhere," Kroll said in a statement. "We congratulate our colleagues at New Line Cinema, our astute marketing and distribution teams, and everyone who put their collective creative energies together to tell such wonderfully frightening stories for movie audiences around the world to enjoy."

Toby Emmerich, president and chief content officer of Warner Bros. Pictures Group, added: "This year marks the 50th anniversary of the founding of New Line, and without question, the horror genre has always been an integral and important part of the company's DNA. While the genre has certainly evolved over the decades, watching the critical and commercial success of the Conjuring universe has been truly spectacular and I am incredibly proud of all the talented people involved in making this happen."

The Nun, which is based on a character in The Conjuring 2, is due in theaters July 13, 2018. Also in the works are The Conjuring 3 and the spinoff The Crooked Man.


??? Guess Who ???

Which former Mad Men star answered fan question about Scientology?

Mad Men and The Haidmaid's Tale actress Elisabeth Moss has answered on Instagram a fan's question about her membership in the Church Scientology.

Moss shared a photo of herself this week with the caption: "Last Handmaids Tale season 1 event until the Emmys! Thank you for coming out everyone last night, your love and support of the show means more to us than I'll ever be able to express in words. Truly. And now we get to go work on bringing you season 2!!! Which by the way is going to blow your minds."

Instagram user moelybanks posted a comment on Moss' message, saying: "Love this adaptation so much. Question though, does it make you think twice about Scientology? Both Gilead and Scientology both believe that all outside sources (aka news) are wrong or evil... it's just very interesting."

"That's actually not true at all about Scientology," Moss replied. "Religious freedom and tolerance and understanding the truth and equal rights for every race, religion and creed are extremely important to me. The most important things to me probably. And so Gilead and THT hit me on a very personal level. Thanks for the interesting question!"

"Thank you for taking the time to try and explain a little," the commenter followed up. "Either way, you do you and imma do me and if that makes us happy i supposed that's all that matters."

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