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TONIGHT!!! The NEW "Star Wars: The Last Jedi" Trailer will air TONIGHT during MONDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL!!! TONIGHT!!! If there was ever a reason to watch football... Don't forget to tune in!

Now, let's look at the weekend box office numbers...

The Harrison Ford-Ryan Gosling sci-fi movie Blade Runner 2049 is the No. 1 movie in North America, earning $31.5 million in receipts, BoxOfficeMojo.com announced Sunday.

Coming in at No. 2 is The Mountain Between Us with $10.1 million, followed by It at No. 3 with $9.7 million, My Little Pony: The Movie at No. 4 with $8.8 million and Kingsman: The Golden Circle at No. 5 with $8.1 million.

Rounding out the top tier are American Made at No. 6 with $8 million, The LEGO Ninjago Movie at No. 7 with $6.8 million, Victoria and Abdul at No. 8 with $4.1 million, Flatliners at No. 9 with $3.8 million and Battle of the Sexes at No. 10 $2.4 million.

I'm thinking about seeing Blade Runner 2049 this week. Did you see it? Or are you going to see it relatively soon?

Be Well,
Steve


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Comedian Ralphie May dead at 45
Comedian Ralphie May -- a 2003 Last Comic Standing finalist -- died in Las Vegas Friday. He was 45.

"We are heartbroken to announce the untimely death of our friend, Ralphie May," his publicist said in a statement to Deadline.com. "Ralphie had been battling pneumonia and had canceled a handful of dates over the last month in an effort to recover. Earlier this morning, at a private residence in Las Vegas, his body was discovered; cause of death is cardiac arrest."

TMZ said May performed Thursday night at Harrah's, despite being ill for about six weeks.

"As his manager and his friend, I will miss his laugh, his generosity to fellow comedians, his trademark orneriness, and his enormous love of life. He left us entirely too soon -- and we can only wonder where his comedy might have taken all of us. We send our love to his family, his fans, and all the comics who shared stages with him across the country," Judi Marmel told TMZ.

In addition to touring with his standup act, May has headlined television specials on Netflix and Comedy Central. He is the divorced father of two children.


Harvey Weinstein fired by Weinstein Company
Harvey Weinstein was fired Sunday from the film production company he founded after recent sexual harassment allegations surfaced against the iconic movie producer.

"In light of new information about misconduct by Harvey Weinstein that has emerged in the past few days, the directors of The Weinstein Company -- Robert Weinstein, Lance Maerov, Richard Koenigsberg and Tarak Ben Ammar -- have determined, and have informed Harvey Weinstein, that his employment with The Weinstein Company is terminated, effective immediately," the company said in a statement, reported Variety.

Weinstein has been accused by several women of sexual harassment over the past 27 years, according to a report published last week by the New York Times. He then took a leave of absence from the company and apologized for his past behavior.

"I so respect all women and regret what happened. I hope that my actions will speak louder than words," he said in a statement to the Los Angeles Times.


LOOSE LIPS:
"I remember vividly the first time I met Emilia ... I was sort of bowled over by this absolutely stunning, petite girl with this wicked sense of humor. We became very fast friends quite quickly."
--Kit Harington, on meeting Game of Thrones costar Emilia Clarke, to ELLE



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Which comedy icon says he can't enjoy Bill Cosby's comedy anymore?


Jason Aldean opens 'Saturday Night Live' with Tom Petty's 'Won't Back Down'
Country music star Jason Aldean opened this weekend's edition of Saturday Night Live by singing "I Won't Back Down," an anthem by Tom Petty, who died last Monday.

"This week, we witnessed one of the worst tragedies in American history," Aldean said about the mass shooting at a Las Vegas music festival where he was performing on Oct. 1.

"Like everyone, I'm struggling to understand what happened that night and how to pick up the pieces and start to heal. So many people are hurting. There are children, parents, brothers, sisters, friends -- they are all part of our family. So, I want to say to them: We hurt for you and we hurt with you. You can be sure we are going to walk through these tough times together, every step of the way. Because when America is at its best, our bond and our spirit are unbreakable."

Fifty-eight people were killed and hundreds were hurt when Stephen Paddock opened fire from his 32nd floor hotel room window. As police closed in on him, he reportedly turned his gun on himself.


Dwayne Johnson, Jason Statham 'Fast and Furious' spinoff to release in 2019
Dwayne Johnson and Jason Statham's Fast and Furious spinoff film is set to release in theaters on July 26. 2019.

Universal has dated the project after recently delaying the release of Fast and Furious 9 one year to April 10, 2020.

The spinoff film, being written by franchise screenwriter Chris Morgan, will feature Johnson and Statham reprising their Fast and Furious roles as special agent Hobbs and skilled criminal Deckard Shaw as they team up on an undisclosed mission, Variety reported.

The pair were last seen almost coming to blows during a prison riot in the eighth installment of the series, Fate of the Furious, that ended with Hobbs and Shaw working together with the other members of the ensemble cast.

"Fast & Furious is one of Universal's most beloved properties, and we handle every decision we make surrounding this franchise with great care," Universal chairman Donna Langley said to The Hollywood Reporter. "The global brand of Fast & Furious is strong and full of iconic characters, and we look forward to continuing to build on the film that started it all, as well as expanding into different narratives beginning with our first spinoff."

Johnson also commented on the spinoff on Twitter writing, "My goal from day 1 was to come in and create an exciting/fun character for the fans, elevate the franchise and build it out. #HobbsShaw2019."

Previously, Fast and Furious cast member Tyrese Gibson blamed Johnson for Fast and Furious 9's delay on social media and alluded to the spinoff.

"Congratulations to [The Rock] and your brother in law aka 7 bucks producing partner [Hiram Garcia] for making the fast and the furious franchise about YOU," Gibson wrote on Instagram. "And like you, DJ even if they call I will not be deleting this post - Gn folks see you in 2020 April #FastFamily right? Nah... it's about #TeamDewayne #3yrs will it be worth the wait? #NoShaw just Hobbs will this be another #BayWatch? Guys guys just relax I'm just a passionate film critic."


??? Guess Who ???

Which comedy icon says he can't enjoy Bill Cosby's comedy anymore?

Jerry Seinfeld said he can no longer enjoy listening to Bill Cosby's comedy performances due to the many rape and sexual abuse allegations against the comedian.

Speaking at an event at the New York Society for Ethical Culture Friday night, Seinfeld elaborated on comments he made during an appearance on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert last month, in which the two briefly discussed Cosby, a comedian they both greatly admired growing up. Colbert said he couldn't listen to Cosby anymore, while Seinfeld said he could.

"I kind of thought that I would separate comedy from life, because so many comedians have horrible lives, and they're oftentimes people you don't admire, or they're not likable," Seinfeld said, according to Variety. "And I didn't want that to ruin my appreciation of their comedy. But I had to admit, as [Stephen Colbert and I] discussed it, the more I thought about it, I couldn't listen to [Cosby's work] and enjoy it in the same way that I did before, and I was not able to separate it. So the wall kind of caved in."

According to Deadline, he added: "But so many comedians had horrible lives you don't admire. If you knew everything about everyone, you wouldn't like anyone."

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