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Looks like audiences are fans of scary clowns, or Stephen King, or remakes...maybe all three!

The killer clown movie It is the No. 1 movie in North America, earning $117.2 million in receipts, BoxOfficeMojo.com announced Sunday.

Coming in at No. 2 is Home Again with $9 million, followed by The Hitman's Bodyguard at No. 3 with $4.9 million, Annabelle: Creation at No. 4 with $4 million and Wind River at No. 5 with $3.2 million.

Rounding out the top tier are Leap! at No. 6 with $2.5 million, Spider-Man: Homecoming at No. 7 with $2 million, Dunkirk at No. 8 with $1.95 million, Logan Lucky at No. 9 with $1.8 million and The Emoji Movie at No. 10 with $1 million.

I don't like clowns. I won't even eat at McDonalds. Scary stuff!

Be Well,
Steve


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'Last Tycoon,' 'Z' and 'Will' won't return for second seasons
Amazon has canceled its period dramas Z: The Beginning of Everything and The Last Tycoon.

The Hollywood Reporter said neither the Christina Ricci-led Z, which is about author F. Scott Fitzgerald's wife, Zelda Fitzgerald, in the 1920s, nor Matt Bomer's Tycoon, which is based on an unfinished work by F. Scott Fitzgerald about the early Hollywood film industry, were picked up for a second season because the streaming service wants to focus on developing hits for a broader audience.

Meanwhile, Variety reported TNT opted against ordering more episodes of Will due to the show's low ratings. Set in 16th century London, the series followed young William Shakespeare as a struggling poet and playwright. It starred Laurie Davidson, Olivia DeJonge, Colm Meaney, Mattias Inwood, Jamie Campbell Bower and Ewen Bremner.


Upcoming 'South Park' game adjusts difficulty based on skin color
Publisher Ubisoft's upcoming RPG South Park: The Fractured but Whole will adjust the difficulty of the game based on the player character's skin color.

A demonstration of the game, based on the long running Comedy Central series, published to YouTube by Eurogamer showed off the character creation process in which the difficulty of the game increases as the player character's skin gets darker and decreases as it gets lighter.

"Don't worry, this doesn't affect combat," the game's narrator Eric Cartman states. "Just every other aspect of your whole life."

The game's developers added that the player character's skin color will also affect the amount of money they receive throughout the game and how other characters speak to them.

The gender of the main character will also have an impact on the game, as its predecessor 2014's South Park: The Stick of Truth only allowed players to select a male character.

If the player selects to be a female character, a special scene in which school counselor Mr. Mackey contacts the character's parents will play.

"Uh, you're a girl? Mmkay, we were under the impression that, uh. Can you just hang on a minute? I just need to call your parents, mmkay? It'll just take a second," Mackey says. "So the whole King and Stick of Truth thing, she was actually a girl the entire time?"

The scene players will be given the option to choose whether they are cisgender or transgender, with the second option prompting Mackey to warn that things will be tougher.

South Park: The Fractured But Whole is scheduled to release on Oct. 17 for Playstation 4, Xbox One and PC.


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"Run away from a man who can't handle your ambition. Run. So many men think ambition is awesome and sexy!"
--Reese Witherspoon, on her advice for goal-oriented women, to Glamour



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Which member of "Wyld Stallyns" has confirmed his appearance at the New York Comic Con?


Former child star Blake Heron dead at 35
Former child actor Blake Heron has died at his Los Angeles home. He was 35.

TMZ said police suspect he died of an apparent illicit substance overdose days after he left rehab, however no illegal drugs were found at the scene.

First responders reportedly attempted to revive the actor with Narcan, but were unable to save him and he was pronounced dead.

TMZ said Heron had been sick this past week and flu medicine was recovered at his home.

The Wrap reported an autopsy is planned to determine the exact cause of his death.

Heron's credits include Shiloh, We Were Soldiers, Tom and Huck and 11:14. He also was recently featured in a documentary called A Thousand Junkies, which premiered at Tribeca Film Festival.


Country's 'Gentle Giant' Don Williams dies at 78
Country's "Gentle Giant," Don Williams, died Friday, the Country Music Hall of Fame said. He was 78.

The nature of the singers' illness was not disclosed.

Williams, popular internationally and a member of the hall of fame, was known for his hit songs "Tulsa Time" and "It Must Be Love."

"In giving voice to songs like 'Good Ole Boys Like Me,' 'Lord, I Hope This Day Is Good,' and 'Amanda,' Don Williams offered calm, beauty, and a sense of wistful peace that is in short supply these days," said Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum CEO Kyle Young in a statement. "His music will forever be a balm in troublesome times. Everyone who makes country music with grace, intelligence, and ageless intent will do so while standing on the shoulders of this gentle giant."

Williams was born May 27, 1939, in Floydada, Texas. He learned to play guitar from his mother and as a teenager performed in country, folk and rock bands, according to the hall of fame's Encyclopedia of Country Music. His first professional success was with the Pozo-Seco Singers in the 1960s.

He later had a solo career and in the 1970s, had a 15-straight Top 10 hits. He ultimately released more than 35 albums.


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Which member of "Wyld Stallyns" has confirmed his appearance at the New York Comic Con?

The Matrix and John Wick icon Keanu Reeves is confirmed as a speaker at New York Comic Con next month.

"Keanu Reeves + sci-fi? This is guaranteed to be a can't-miss #NYCC panel on 10/5!" the official NYCC Twitter account said.

The tweet linked to a Hollywood Reporter article that said the actor will show and discuss the first footage from his upcoming movie Replicas. He attended the convention last year to offer a glimpse of his film John Wick: Chapter 2.

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