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Oh, it's so scary! 'It' is still scaring up the cash making it No. 1 at the North American box office for a second weekend.

The horror movie It earned an additional $60 million in receipts, BoxOfficeMojo.com announced Sunday.

Coming in at No. 2 is American Assassin with $14.8 million, followed by mother! at No. 3 with $7.5 million, Home Again at No. 4 with $5.3 million and The Hitman's Bodyguard at No. 5 with $3.6 million.

Rounding out the top tier are Annabelle: Creation at No. 6 with $2.6 million, Wind River at No. 7 with $2.6 million, Leap! at No. 8 with $2.1 million, Spider-Man: Homecoming at No. 9 with $1.9 million and Dunkirk at No. 10 with $1.3 million.

Did you go to the movies? Did you watch the Emmys? Or did you do something more constructive with your weekend?

Be Well,
Steve


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'Veep,' 'SNL,' 'Big Little Lies,' 'Handmaid's Tale' score multiple Emmys
Veep was named Best Comedy and The Handmaid's Tale was declared Best Drama at the 69th Emmy Awards ceremony in Los Angeles Sunday night.

Veep lead Julia Louis-Dreyfus won the statuette for Best Actress in a Comedy, while The Handmaid's Tale also picked up the prizes for Best Actress in a Drama for Elisabeth Moss and Best Supporting Actress in a Drama for Ann Dowd, as well as Best Writing and Best Directing for a Drama.

Donald Glover went home with the Emmys for Best Actor in a Comedy Series and Best Directing of a Comedy for Atlanta, and Sterling K. Brown was honored with the Best Actor in a Drama accolade for This is Us. The Best Supporting Actor in a Drama trophy went to John Lithgow for The Crown.

Big Little Lies was another big winner at the event honoring excellence in television. It was named Best Limited Series, and its stars Laura Dern, Nicole Kidman and Alexander Skarsgard won for Best Supporting Actress, Best Actress and Best Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or a Television Movie respectively. The show also won the Emmy for Best Directing for a Limited Series, Movie or Dramatic Special.

Riz Ahmed took home the statuette for Best Actor in a Limited Series or a Television Movie for The Night Of.

Last Week Tonight With John Oliver scored the awards for Best Variety Talk Series and Best Writing for a Variety Series.

Saturday Night Live scored the title of Best Variety Sketch Series and Kate McKinnon and Alec Baldwin earned the awards for Best Supporting Actress and Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy. Dave Chappelle and Melissa McCarthy were presented with prizes for Best Guest Actor and Actress in a Comedy at the Creative Arts Emmy Awards gala last week.

Stephen Colbert hosted Sunday's event, which aired on CBS from the Microsoft Theatre.


'Twin Peaks,' 'Alien' and 'Pretty in Pink' star Harry Dean Stanton dead at 91
Paris, Texas and Big Love actor Harry Dean Stanton has died at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles at the age of 91.

Variety confirmed his death Friday and said it was due to natural causes. The entertainment industry trade newspaper offered no other details regarding his final hours.

Stanton's other credits include Cool Hand Luke, Alien, Escape From New York, Repo Man, Pretty in Pink, Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me and Wild at Heart, The Hollywood Reporter noted.

Stanton is one of several stars connected to the Twin Peaks universe, who died after taping episodes of the revival, Twin Peaks: The Return, more than two decades after the original series aired.

Stanton, who played Carl Rodd; Miguel Ferrer, who played FBI Agent Albert Rosenfield; and Catherine Coulson, who played the Log Lady, appeared in the long-gestating third season, which ran for 18 episodes this past spring and summer.

David Bowie reportedly expected to film a cameo in the show, but he died in 2016 before he could tape it. His character, FBI Agent Phillip Jeffries, is referenced in The Return, however.

Ferrer, Coulson and Bowie all died of cancer.


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"It's irritating. It's irritating, irritating, irritating. And he wakes up tan!"
--Kelly Ripa, on "having a physically attractive husband," on Live with Kelly & Ryan



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Which actress will reprise her iconic character in the new 'Halloween' movie?


Sterling K. Brown finishes Emmy speech backstage after being cut off
Sterling K. Brown finished his Emmy acceptance speech backstage Sunday at the award show after his mic was cutoff onstage.

"Nobody got that loud music," the actor said in protest as the orchestra music played and he was rushed offstage. Brown won the Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series for his work on This Is Us.

Brown then welcomed the opportunity to finish his speech backstage when asked by Jason Nathanson of ABC News if he had more to say.

"I wanted to thank our writers. A show doesn't get seven acting nominations without some impeccable, beautiful, thoughtful writing. You guys are our life's blood. So I want to thank you so much. To our producers and our directors, in particular John Requa, Glenn Ficarra, and the crazy cool Ken Olin, thank you for your guidance and friendship. And I wanted to thank Dan Fogelman, he is the Hebrew hammer with which our house is built. He makes me laugh and cry in equal parts and keeps me coming back for more, and in his own little, small special way. He's not trying to make America great again, he's trying to make it the best that it's ever been. I love him for taking me on this journey," he began.

"I wanted to thank my manager of 17 years, Jennifer Wiley-Stockton. We've been doing this for a long time, and it feels like we're just getting started. I can't wait to see what's next," Brown continued before thanking his wife, actress Ryan Michelle Bathe.

"To my wife - they cut me off before I got to thank my wife. You're everything. You make my life worth living, and you gave me two of the most beautiful things that God has ever put on this planet, my sons... Daddy loves you with the strength of a thousand suns. I'll see you Monday after work. Thank you," he said.

Brown is the fourth African American ever to win the Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series.


Claire Foy to play Lisbeth Salander in 'The Girl in the Spider's Web'
Sony Pictures Entertainment says The Crown star Claire Foy has been hired to portray the heroine in The Girl in the Spider's Web.

Production is to begin in January in Berlin and Stockholm, with the film scheduled to be released on Oct. 19, 2018.

Don't Breathe director Fede Alvarez is helming the second installment in Sony's Millennium film franchise, which began with The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo in 2012.

"I couldn't be more thrilled about Claire taking the reins of the iconic Lisbeth Salander. Claire is an incredible, rare talent who will inject a new and exciting life into Lisbeth," Alvarez said in a statement Friday. "I can't wait to bring this new story to a worldwide audience, with Claire Foy at its center."

The Millennium films are based on popular novels by the late Stieg Larsson and his successor David Lagercrantz. Lisbeth was played by Rooney Mara in the Hollywood version of Tattoo and by Noomi Rapace in several Swedish movies inspired by the books.


??? Guess Who ???

Which actress will reprise her iconic character in the new 'Halloween' movie?

Jamie Lee Curtis has signed on to star in the next installment in the Halloween film franchise.

"Jamie Lee Curtis returns to her iconic role as Laurie Strode in Halloween Movie, coming to theaters October 19, 2018," Universal Studios Entertainment said on its Facebook page Friday.

No other details about the project were immediately released, but the post did include a photo of Curtis standing outside a house with white-masked, serial killer Michael Myers in the doorway behind her, holding a knife. A jack o'lantern is on the porch by her feet.

Laurie appears in six of the existing 10 Halloween movies. Curtis played the role in four installments from 1978 to 2002 and Scout Taylor-Compton portrayed the character in two re-boot features released 2007-09.

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