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Coco is still on a hot streak!

The animated family adventure Coco is the No. 1 move in North America for a second, consecutive weekend, earning an additional $26.1 million in receipts, BoxOfficeMojo.com announced Sunday.

Coming in at No. 2 is Justice League with $16.6 million, followed by Wonder at No. 3 with $12.5 million, Thor: Ragnarok at No. 4 with $9.7 million and Daddy's Home 2 at No. 5 with $7.5 million.

Rounding out the top tier are Murder on the Orient Express at No. 6 with $6.7 million, Lady Bird at No. 7 with $4.54 million, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri at No. 8 with $4.53 million, The Star at No. 9 with $4 million and A Bad Moms Christmas at No. 10 with $3.5 million.

This Wednesday... I will see... Thor: Ragnarok! Probably! I hope.

Be Well,
Steve


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Tribute paid to Lionel Richie, Gloria Estefan at Kennedy Center Honors
Carmen de Lavallade, Gloria Estefan, LL Cool J, Norman Lear and Lionel Richie were celebrated as the 2017 Kennedy Center honorees at a ceremony in Washington Sunday.

The event, which was taped at the Kennedy Center Opera House, is to be broadcast Dec. 26 on CBS.

"The Kennedy Center Honors spotlights the extraordinary careers of five artists whose talent and ingenuity have enriched and shaped cultural life in America," Kennedy Center Chairman David M. Rubenstein said in a statement when this year's names were announced in August. "Carmen de Lavallade is a national treasure whose elegance and talent as a dancer led to a career touching many art forms; international superstar Gloria Estefan has influenced American music through her infectious Miami sound; landmark hip-hop artist LL Cool J taught the world how to rhyme as one of the pioneers of the hip-hop phenomenon; Norman Lear spoke to the human condition and sparked poignant cultural conversations with some of the most epochal TV sitcoms of the 20th century; and Lionel Richie's irresistibly recognizable melodies capture the heart and transcend generations."

U.S. President Donald Trump and his wife Melania said this summer they were breaking with tradition and would not attend the gala as they initially planned after some of the artists to be honored said they did not want to share their special night with the Trumps.

"The president and first lady have decided not to participate in this year's activities to allow the honorees to celebrate without any political distraction," White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said in a statement. "First lady Melania Trump, along with her husband President Donald J. Trump, extend their sincerest congratulations and well wishes to all of this year's award recipients for their many accomplishments."


Chris Pratt officially files for divorce from Anna Faris
Guardians of the Galaxy star Chris Pratt has filed for divorce from Mom actress Anna Faris, his wife of eight years.

People magazine said Pratt filed legal documents Friday, citing irreconcilable differences as the reason for the split he and his spouse announced during the summer.

TMZ reported Faris filed her response to the petition at the same time, with similar information.

The celebrity news website cited an unnamed source as saying the breakup is "totally amicable" and the former couple, who have a prenuptial agreement, are close to reaching a property settlement.


LOOSE LIPS:
"It imprinted in me that everything was going to work out. The bad guys got it, the good guys won... there was no cynicism in the movies. There was no darkness."
--Carol Burnett, on never feeling discouraged to pursue her dream of being an actress, to PEOPLE



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Which English singer and songwriter has been named the U.N. Environment Global Goodwill Ambassador?


Netflix orders 20 episodes of 'dark, coming-of-age' version of 'Sabrina the Teenage Witch'
Netflix says it has ordered 20 episodes of a one-hour reboot of Sabrina the Teenage Witch.

The new show is being developed in the wake of the success of The CW drama Riverdale, which, like the as-yet-untitled Sabrina property, is inspired by characters from the Archie Comics.

"Untitled Sabrina Series imagines the origin and adventures of Sabrina the Teenage Witch as a dark, coming-of-age story that traffics in horror, the occult and, of course, witchcraft. Tonally in the vein of Rosemary's Baby and The Exorcist, this adaptation finds Sabrina wrestling to reconcile her dual nature -- half-witch, half-mortal -- while standing against the evil forces that threaten her, her family and the daylight world humans inhabit," a Netflix news release said.

Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa is the executive producer-writer for the re-boot. No casting has been announced yet.

Melissa Joan Hart played the titular sorceress in a sitcom version of Sabrina the Teenage Witch 1996-2003, but has said that she won't be involved in the reboot.


ABC News suspends Brian Ross over erroneous Flynn report
ABC News suspended chief investigative correspondent Brian Ross for four weeks without pay due to a "serious error" in his reporting about Michael Flynn.

Ross, 69, cited on-air Friday a Flynn confidante as saying Flynn was prepared to testify Donald Trump instructed him to contact Russian officials during his presidential campaign. However, ABC News said the source later clarified Trump assigned Flynn and a few other senior advisers after the election to find ways to improve relations with Russia, specifically regarding working together against the Islamic State.

ABC News corrected the story hours after the original report aired.

"We deeply regret and apologize for the serious error we made yesterday," ABC News said in a statement Saturday. "The reporting conveyed by Brian Ross during the special report had not been fully vetted through our editorial standards process. As a result of our continued reporting over the next several hours ultimately we determined the information was wrong and we corrected the mistake on air and online. It is vital we get the story right and retain the trust we have built with our audience -- these are our core principles. We fell far short of that yesterday."

Ross re-tweeted the statement and posted his own message, which reads, "My job is to hold people accountable and that's why I agree with being held accountable myself."

Flynn pleaded guilty Friday to one count of making a false statement to the FBI about his interactions with former Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak.

Flynn, a retired general and former head of the Defense Intelligence Agency, served as national security adviser under Trump for less than a month before he was fired for misleading Vice President Mike Pence about his Russian contacts. Flynn is also under investigation by congressional committees probing alleged Russian interference in the 2016 presidential campaign.


??? Guess Who ???

Which English singer and songwriter has been named the U.N. Environment Global Goodwill Ambassador?

Ellie Goulding has been appointed a U.N. Environment Global Goodwill Ambassador.

"I'm delighted to announce that I have become a UN Environment Global Goodwill Ambassador. Thank you to @unep head @eriksolheim for making it official," the singer said on Twitter Sunday alongside a photo of herself petting a giraffe at the Giraffe Manor in Kenya.

"All witnessed by Ed the giraffe (he's pretty special. Only 800 of his species left). ­­­­­­Feel very honoured :)," Goulding continued.

Goulding, in a statement, said that her new role will focus on "amplifying the activism of young people committed to creating a bright future. I want as many people as possible to become advocates for the planet."

The 30-year-old, who recently received the Global Leadership Award from the U.N., will also be helping with efforts to clean up the environment, fight climate change and protect endangered species.

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