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Looks like everyone loves a clown, according to the box office totals. 'It' is back on top!

The killer clown movie It is the No. 1 movie in North America, earning $17.3 million in receipts, BoxOfficeMojo.com announced Sunday.

Coming in at No. 2 is American Made with $17.02 million, followed by Kingsman: The Golden Circle with $17 million, The LEGO Ninjago Movie at No. 4 with $12 million and Flatliners at No. 5 with $6.7 million.

Rounding out the top tier are Battle of the Sexes at No. 6 with $3.4 million, American Assassin at No. 7 with $3.3 million, Home Again at No. 8 with $1.8 million, Til Death Do Us Part at No. 9 with $1.6 million and mother! at No. 10 with $1.5 million.

Personally, I'm looking forward to 'Blade Runner 2049'! I can't wait!

All kidding aside, I just wanted to say that our deepest thoughts, sympathies, and condolences go out to the victims of Sunday's Las Vegas shooting and their families.

Be Well,
Steve


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Country stars at Vegas show: Shooting 'beyond horrific'
Country stars such as Jason Aldean, Jake Owen and others have shared their thoughts concerning Sunday's Las Vegas shooting during the Route 91 Harvest Festival on social media.

Aldean, who was performing onstage as the shooting started, shared his condolences for those who were affected by the tragedy and confirmed that he was safe on Instagram alongside a photo of Las Vegas captioned "Pray for Las Vegas."

"Tonight has been beyond horrific. I still don't know what to say but wanted to let everyone know that Me and my Crew are safe. My Thoughts and prayers go out to everyone involved tonight," Aldean captioned the image.

"It hurts my heart that this would happen to anyone who was just coming out to enjoy what should have been a fun night. #heartbroken #stopthehate," he continued.

Owen, who had performed before Aldean, shared an update on Twitter as the shooting rampage unfolded. "Gun shots!!! Vegas. Pray to god. Love you guys. Love you Pearl," he wrote, mentioning his baby daughter Pearl.

"Praying for everyone here in Vegas. I witnessed the most unimaginable event tonight. We are okay. Others arent. Please pray," Owen tweeted hours later.

Luke Combs, who was at the festival closing out the Next From Nashville secondary stage, also updated fans on Twitter during the incident. "Active shooter at @Route91Harvest in Vegas. We're safe. Love you guys," Combs shared.

Josh Abbot wrote on Twitter how he and the Josh Abbot Band were safe, but that he was unable to get to his fiancee who was staying at the Mandalay Bay where the shooter had opened fire from the 32nd floor. "Everyone in JAB is accounted for. They evacuated us from Mandalay. My fiancee is still in room. They won't let me in but she's safe," Abbot wrote.

Another festival performer Dylan Scott noted that he just left for the airport. "Prayers to everyone at @Route91Harvest in Las Vegas. We are ok, had literally just left for the airport. What is wrong with this world!!" he wrote.

Mariah Carey and Celine Dion, who have had residencies in Las Vegas, also shared prayers and well wishes on Twitter.

"Horrified to hear about the shooting in #LasVegas. My thoughts are with the victims and their families. Praying for everyone's safety," Carey stated.

"Praying for all the innocent victims and their families in Las Vegas," added Dion.

At least 50 people died with more than 200 injured during the shooting attack. Authorities confirmed that the suspected gunman was killed by police.


Monty Hall, host of 'Let's Make a Deal,' dead at 96
Monty Hall, the affable host who coaxed anxious contestants to choose between the prize in their hand and the mystery prize behind a closed door on the television game show Let's Make a Deal, died Saturday, his daughter said. He was 96.

Hall died of heart failure, according to his family.

Hall became a television fixture for decades when the show he cofounded became a hit shortly after it launched in 1963 on NBC. The show's initial run included more than 5,000 episodes on NBC, ABC and in syndication before it first went off the air in 1976. The show has been revived multiple times. In all, Hall hosted the program for almost 40 years.

The most recent revival airs on CBS and it is hosted by the comedian Wayne Brady.

While Hall was the unquestioned master of ceremonies, the real stars of Let's Make a Deal were the thousands of frantic, exuberant and impressively festooned contestants he plucked from the audience. Contestants' outlandish costumes became a centerpiece of the show, though not during its first episodes.

Hall recalled in a 2013 interview that when the show began, audience members arrived buttoned down in formal suits and dresses. The tradition of zany costumes evolved as the show continued, and contestants vied in more absurd fashion to attract Hall's attention.

When they did, it could be television gold.

A coy Hall would make an initial offer to the contestant, say to purchase a man's hat for $50. If the contestant agreed, Hall would snatch the hat and hand over the cash. But it was never without a catch. He would invariably offer the contestant the ability to swap the $50 for the contents of a box, which may or may not have contained something worth more. The antics progressed until the contestant was forced to choose between their existing winnings or whatever was hidden behind an infamous set of three doors. The ruse would continue until the contestant earned the biggest prize, turned down Hall's deal, or had the misfortune of picking the show's "booby prize" -- a worthless gag gift or, in some cases, a live animal like a goat.

Failure, in the show's vernacular, meant a contestant got "zonked."

The game show grew to such popularity it gave rise to a well-known probability riddle that mathematicians dubbed "The Monty Hall Problem."

On a few occasions the show's antics turned problematic. Hall recalled the time a live elephant was employed for one of the booby prizes. The animal got spooked during the taping and trampled through the show's backstage studio, eventually running free on the streets of Los Angeles.

Hall, born in Manitoba, Canada, on Aug. 25, 1921, began his career as a stage actor in college. He later moved to Toronto and then New York City, where he became a regular contributor on NBC Radio.

He moved to Los Angeles after earning a spot as a host of a failed game show in 1960, but three years later teamed up with that show's creator, Stefan Hatos, to create and produce Let's Make a Deal.

Hall earned a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 1973 and was given the Lifetime Achievement Award at the Daytime Emmys in 1988.

Though he had gave up hosting duties, Hall retained ownership of the franchise and still made occasional guest appearances on the current CBS version, hosted by Brady.

Hall is survived by an entertainment industry family including daughter Joanna Gleason, a Tony Award-winning stage actress; daughter Sharon Hall, a TV executive; son Robert Hall, an Emmy-winning producer of The Amazing Race, and five grandchildren. He wife of nearly 70 years, the former Marilyn Plottel, died in June.


LOOSE LIPS:
"Obviously, someone is going to cry, someone is going to die - hopefully not me!"
--Alexandra Breckenridge, on the upcoming season of This Is Us, to PEOPLE



??? Guess Who ???

Which actress slammed James Cameron over his 'Wonder Woman' comments?


Jason Alexander, Joe Biden show support for Julia Louis-Dreyfus on social media
A number of celebrities and politicians including Jason Alexander and former Vice President Joe Biden have shown their support for Julia Louis-Dreyfus after the actress announced Thursday that she has been diagnosed with breast cancer.

"One in 8 women get breast cancer. Today, I'm the one," Louis-Dreyfus shared on Twitter to announce she had breast cancer.

"The good news is that I have the most glorious group of supportive and caring family and friends, and fantastic insurance through my union. The bad news is that not all women are so lucky, so let's fight all cancers and make universal health care a reality," she continued.

"So sorry you have to go thru this, pal, but I know you will prevail. We are here if/when you need and we love you," Alexander, who co-starred with Louis-Dreyfus on sitcom hit Seinfeld, wrote on Twitter.

"We Veeps stick together. Jill and I, and all of the Bidens, are with you, Julia," Biden said in reference to Louis-Dreyfus' HBO comedy Veep along with a photo of himself putting on sunglasses next to the 56-year-old.

Other celebrities who also came forward with support included two breast survivors -- Robin Roberts and Christina Applegate, along with Lena Dunham and Mark Hamill.

"Mama, find me. Let's talk if you want, " Applegate offered.

"Sending love and prayers," added Roberts.

"I've loved you since SNL, but need decades more, please. #KickCancersAss," wrote Hamill.

"I love @OfficialJLD, she's one of the strongest people I know and cancer is gonna be real sorry it tried any weird moves on her," Dunham shared.

A rep for Louis-Dreyfus noted to E! News following her breast cancer announcement that she is "incredibly grateful for the outpouring of support and well wishes."


Harrison Ford shares how he accidentally punched Ryan Gosling
Harrison Ford shared how he punched Ryan Gosling Thursday on The Tonight Show during filming of their upcoming film, Blade Runner 2049.

"In one scene," Ford said to host Jimmy Fallon while shrugging his shoulders in a joking manner about how he struck his co-star.

"I threw 80 punches, 79 of them missed him," Ford continued, much to Fallon's delight.

Ford then explained how he attempted to apologize to Gosling by visiting his trailer to pour him a glass of scotch but that the actor became disappointed when he realized that Ford wasn't leaving him the bottle.

"He can take it," the 75-year-old said about Gosling getting punched.

Fallon and Ford earlier on The Tonight Show exchanged jokes while sharing a glass of scotch from Ford's favorite brand, Bruichladdich.

Blade Runner 2049, which also stars Jared Leto, Ana de Armas and Robin Wright, arrives in theaters on Oct. 6.


??? Guess Who ???

Which actress slammed James Cameron over his 'Wonder Woman' comments?

Lynda Carter has responded to James Cameron's comments regarding Wonder Woman, stating how the filmmaker should refrain from criticizing the character and latest film from director Patty Jenkins.

"To James Cameron -STOP dissing WW: You poor soul. Perhaps you do not understand the character. I most certainly do," Carter, who portrayed the superhero in the late-1970s television series, wrote on Facebook Thursday.

"Like all women--we are more than the sum of our parts. Your thuggish jabs at a brilliant director, Patty Jenkins, are ill advised," she continued.

"This movie was spot on. Gal Gadot was great. I know, Mr. Cameron--because I have embodied this character for more than 40 years. So--STOP IT," Carter said mentioning the film's star Gal Gadot.

Carter's response came after Cameron commented on Wonder Woman a second time. "I mean, [Gal] was Miss Israel, and she was wearing a kind of bustier costume that was very form-fitting. She's absolutely drop dead gorgeous. To me, that's not breaking ground," he recently said.

"So as much as I applaud Patty directing the film and Hollywood, uh, 'letting' a woman direct a major action franchise, I didn't think there was anything groundbreaking in Wonder Woman. I thought it was a good film. Period," the Avatar director continued.

In August, Cameron said, "All of the self-congratulatory back-patting Hollywood's been doing over Wonder Woman has been so misguided. She's an objectified icon, and it's just male Hollywood doing the same old thing!"

This lead to Jenkins responding to Cameron on Twitter noting, "James Cameron's inability to understand what Wonder Woman is, or stands for, to women all over the world is unsurprising as, though he is a great filmmaker, he is not a woman."

"If women have to always be hard, tough and troubled to be strong, and we aren't free to be multidimensional or celebrate an icon of women everywhere because she is attractive and loving, then we haven't come very far have we," Jenkins said.

A sequel to Wonder Woman is set to arrive on Dec. 13, 2019 while Gadot will be seen as the character before that in Justice League, due in theaters Nov. 17.

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