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Not a lot of folks going to the movies lately. What's the deal?! Bad movies? Is there a limit to seeing the The Emoji Movie? Bidding time until Stephen King's IT, Kingsman: The Golden Circle, or the Flatliners remake?

Well, until then... The Samuel L. Jackson-Ryan Reynolds action-comedy The Hitman's Bodyguard is the No. 1 movie in North America for a third weekend, earning $10.3 million in receipts, BoxOfficeMojo.com announced Sunday.

Coming in at No. 2 is Annabelle: Creation with $7.3 million, Wind River at No. 3 with $5.9 million, Leap! at No. 4 with $4.9 million and Logan Lucky at No. 5 with $4.4 million.

Rounding out the top tier are Dunkirk at No. 6 with $4.1 million, Spider-Man: Homecoming at No. 7 with $3.7 million, The Emoji Movie at No. 8 with $2.5 million, Despicable Me 3 at No. 9 with $2.4 million and Girls Trip at No. 10 with $2.3 million.

Be Well,
Steve


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Serena Williams gives birth to a daughter
Serena Williams and fiance Alexis Ohanian, Reddit cofounder, have welcomed a daughter, sources at the Florida hospital where the tennis star gave birth said Friday.

Personnel at the St. Mary's Medical Center in Palm Beach Gardens told WPEC-TV that Serena Williams, 35, was induced to give birth Thursday and the baby was born Friday.

The hospital's entire first floor was cleared Wednesday when Serena Williams checked in. Anyone wanting to enter must go through security.

Asked about reports of her sister giving birth, fellow tennis star Venus Williams told ESPN, "obviously I am super excited and words can't describe it."

The baby's name has yet to be revealed.

Williams announced her pregnancy in April after getting engaged to Ohanian in December. She said in an interview with The Telegraph published in August that she's already anticipating her return to tennis.

"I am looking forward to becoming a mother and coming back to the courts already," the star said. "I'm always thinking about what's next: the next victory, the next trophy."

"I intend to keep exercising for as long as possible while pregnant," she added. "I want the baby to be healthy for for that you need a healthy life. Also, when I come back to tennis it'll be better if I've kept as fit as possible all the way through the pregnancy."


Miranda Lambert, Little Big Town, Keith Urban up for multiple CMA Awards
Garth Brooks, Luke Bryan, Eric Church, Chris Stapleton and Keith Urban were nominated for the CMA Entertainer of the Year Award Monday.

The nominees for Female Vocalist of the Year are Kelsea Ballerini, Miranda Lambert, Reba McEntire, Maren Morris and Carrie Underwood.

Shortlisted for Male Vocalist of the Year are Dierks Bentley, Eric Church, Thomas Rhett, Chris Stapleton and Keith Urban.

Up for Vocal Group of the Year are Lady Antebellum, Little Big Town, Old Dominion, Rascal Flatts and Zac Brown Band.

In the running for Vocal Duo of the Year are Maddie & Tae, LOCASH, Florida Georgia Line, Dan + Shay and Brothers Osborne.

The nominees for Single of the Year are "Better Man" by Little Big Town, "Blue Ain't Your Color" by Keith Urban, "Body Like a Back Road" by Sam Hunt, "Dirt on My Boots" by Jon Pardi and "Tin Man" by Miranda Lambert.

The Album of the Year contenders are The Breaker by Little Big Town, From A Room: Volume 1 by Chris Stapleton, Heart Break by Lady Antebellum, The Nashville Sound by Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit, and The Weight of These Wings by Miranda Lambert.

Carrie Underwood and Brad Paisley are set to host the Country Music Association Awards ceremony for a 10th, consecutive year on ABC Nov. 8.


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"I can't wait to share the new music I'm working on, I promise it'll be here before you know it!!"
--Avril Lavigne, announcing upcoming music, on Twitter



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Which American pop music icon has moved to Portugal, says she is working on new film and music?


Lil Wayne hospitalized; T.I. replaces him at Las Vegas gig
Lil Wayne's publicist says the rapper suffered multiple seizures and was hospitalized Sunday.

TMZ reported Lil Wayne, who is epileptic, was found unconscious in his Chicago hotel room and transported to Northwestern Memorial where he was treated.

His scheduled Sunday night show in Las Vegas was canceled and he is now resting. It is unclear if he is still in the hospital or is recuperating at home.

"Due to unforeseen circumstances Lil Wayne will be canceling his previously scheduled performance tonight at Drai's Nightclub located at the Cromwell Hotel. In lieu of his absence T.I. will be performing in his place alongside DJ Franzen for another installment of Sundrais," Drai's Nightclub said in an Instagram post Sunday. "Lil Wayne and the entire Young Money / Maverick team are valued partners and members of the Drai's LIVE family. Our priority is the health and well-being of our artists. Everyone at Drai's wishes Lil Wayne a speedy recovery during this time."


Lady Gaga cancels Montreal show due to illness
U.S. pop star Lady Gaga says she is ill and must postpone Sunday night's concert in Montreal.

"I couldn't be more devastated that I am unable to perform tonight," the singer tweeted in a message to her "beautiful fans," which accompanied a photo of her with her hand over one of her eyes.

"I sing this entire show live, and pride myself in giving it all, but when I sang in the rain at Citi Field I got sick and have been pushing through. I am so sorry to anyone that had their heart set on seeing me tonight. I love you."

Another tweet read: "I'm sending free [pizza] to any monsters outside my hotel The William Gray Montréal. I love u so much & I'm so sorry u are the most loyal fans."


??? Guess Who ???

Which American pop music icon has moved to Portugal, says she is working on new film and music?

Madonna announced via Instagram she has moved to Europe to work on various projects.

"The energy of Portugal is so inspiring. I feel very creative and alive here and I look forward to working on my film LOVED and making New Music!!!" the 59-year-old entertainer wrote in a post Saturday. "This will be the next Chapter in My Book! It's time to conquer the world from a different vantage point."

The "Like a Virgin" and "Vogue" singer -- who has acted in the movies Desperately Seeking Susan, A League of Their Own and Evita -- has six children ages 4 to 20. She has also helmed the films WE and Filth and Wisdom.

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