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'Justice League' tops the North American box office with $96M

The superhero ensemble movie Justice League is No. 1 in North America this weekend with $96 million in receipts, BoxOfficeMojo.com announced Sunday.

Coming in at No. 2 is Wonder with $27.1 million, followed by Thor: Ragnarok at $21.8 million at No. 3, Daddy's Home 2 at No. 4 with $14.8 million and Murder on the Orient Express at No. 5 with $13.8 million.

Rounding out the top tier are The Star at No. 6 with $10 million, A Bad Moms Christmas at No. 7 with $6.9 million, Lady Bird at No. 8 with $2.5 million, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri at No. 9 with $1.1 million and Jigsaw at No. 10 with $1.07 million.

I want to see Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri. Oh, and Thor: Ragnarok. And Daddy's Home 2. I've really got to get out of the house!

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Steve


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AC/DC co-founder Malcolm Young dies at 64
AC/DC co-founder Malcolm Young has died after a long battle with dementia. He was 64.

"Today it is with deep heartfelt sadness that AC/DC has to announce the passing of Malcolm Young," the band's official Facebook page said Saturday.

"Malcolm, along with Angus, was the founder and creator of AC/DC. With enormous dedication and commitment he was the driving force behind the band. As a guitarist, songwriter and visionary he was a perfectionist and a unique man. He always stuck to his guns and did and said exactly what he wanted. He took great pride in all that he endeavored. His loyalty to the fans was unsurpassed."

"As his brother it is hard to express in words what he has meant to me during my life, the bond we had was unique and very special. He leaves behind an enormous legacy that will live on forever. Malcolm, job well done," Angus Young added.

The BBC said Malcolm Young is credited with writing some of the Australian heavy metal group's most famous songs such as "Back in Black," "Highway to Hell" and "You Shook Me All Night Long."

Malcolm Young retired in 2014 after his dementia diagnosis.


Diana Ross collects Lifetime Achievement honor; Bruno Mars, Keith Urban win big at the AMAs
Bruno Mars was named Artist of the Year and Diana Ross accepted the Lifetime Achievement honor at Sunday's American Music Awards show in Los Angeles.

Ross performed a medley of her hits and received a congratulations message from former President Barack Obama and his wife Michelle. Ross' daughter Tracee Ellis Ross hosted the gala, which aired live on ABC.

The New Artist of the Year prize went to Niall Horan and Lady Gaga won for the Favorite Female Artist -- Pop/Rock.

Keith Urban was also a big winner at the AMAs. He was voted Favorite Male Artist -- Country and also picked up the trophies for Favorite Album -- for Ripcord and Favorite Song -- Country for "Blue Ain't Your Color."

Imagine Dragons was deemed Favorite Duo or Group -- Pop/Rock; Linkin Park was selected Favorite Artist -- Alternative Rock; and Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee earned the Collaboration of the Year title for their hit song "Despacito."

Other winners included Shawn Mendes for Favorite Artist -- Adult Contemporary; The Chainsmokers for Favorite Artist -- Electronic Dance Music; and DJ Khaled for Favorite Song -- Rap/Hip-Hop for "I'm the One."


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Mel Tillis, country music star and Hall of Famer dead at 85
Country music singer, songwriter and Hall of Famer Mel Tillis has died at the age of 85.

Tillis died Sunday at the Munroe Regional Medical Center in Ocala, Fla. The music legend had been battling intestinal issues since 2016 and died from respiratory failure.

Tillis' career spanned six decades and included more than 1,000 songs, more than 60 albums and a number of hit songs from throughout the '70s including "Good Woman Blues," "Heart Healer" and "Coca Cola Cowboy," CNN reported.

The country star won the Country Music Association's Entertainer of the Year award and was inducted in the Nashville Songwriter's Hall of Fame in 1976. In 2007, Tillis was inducted into the Grand Old Opry and the Country Music Hall of Fame. President Barack Obama awarded Tillis the National Medal of Arts in 2012.

Tillis has also appeared in small guest roles in a number of films such as W.W. and the Dixie Dancekings, The Villain, Every Which Way But Loose, Smokey and the Bandit II, and both Cannonball Run movies. Television shows he appeared in included Mel and Susan Together, Love: American Style, The Dukes of Hazard, The Tim Conway Show and The Love Boat.

"Mel Tillis spent a lifetime giving us joy and laughter and music, which is why his death brings such sadness," said Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum CEO Kyle Young in a statement. "Had he never stepped on a stage, he would still have been one of the funniest and most genuine people on the planet."

"But his whimsy and warmth were only a part of his appeal. He wrote some of country music's most compelling and consequential songs, he fronted a remarkable band, and he sang with power and emotion. He also shone as an inspiration, revealing what others called an impediment as a vehicle for humor and hope," he continued.


David Cassidy suffers organ failure, remains hospitalized in critical condition
Former teen idol David Cassidy, best known for starring in the 1970s sitcom The Partridge Family, is hospitalized in critical condition.

People magazine said the 67-year-old singer suffered organ failure and was placed in a medically induced coma this week.

"He is hoping and waiting for a liver transplant. If he happens to get one in time, the prognosis is still up in the air," a source told Us Weekly Saturday.

"His son, ex-wife Sue and brother Patrick are there now. One of his brothers are en route," the insider added. "He was in an induced coma, but as of right now is conscious. He is on pain medication to keep him comfortable. He is in and out of consciousness. He is receiving an outpouring of support and everyone is praying for his recovery."

Cassidy toured for decades as a solo artist, but announced early this year he was retiring because he had been diagnosed with dementia.


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Harrison Ford came to the rescue Sunday as he attended to a woman who had driven off the side of the highway.

Ford aided the woman who was involved in a single-vehicle crash after her car veered off the side of the road into an embarkment, Fire officials in Santa Paula, Calif. confirmed to ABC News.

The actor stayed with the driver along with other bystanders until first responders arrived. The car had run into some trees and fencing, noted The Hollywood Reporter.

The woman was transported to Santa Paula hospital with minor injuries. Ford's rep had no comment regarding the incident.

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