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Here's the Scoop...

Did you travel to a galaxy far, far away over the weekend? I'm 10 days away from seeing 'The Last Jedi'; I'm so excited! Well, the box office has shown that most people couldn't wait until the end of the month to see the latest Star Wars episode.

Star Wars: The Last Jedi is the No. 1 movie in North America this weekend, earning $220 million in receipts, BoxOfficeMojo.com announced Sunday.

Coming in at No. 2 is Ferdinand with $13.3 million, followed by Coco at No. 3 with $10 million, Wonder at 4 with $5.4 million and Justice League at No. 5 with $4.2 million.

Rounding out the top tier are Daddy's Home 2 at No. 6 with $3.8 million, Thor: Ragnarok at No. 7 with $3 million, The Disaster Artist at No. 8 with $2.6 million, Murder on the Orient Express at No. 9 with $2.5 million and Lady Bird at No. 10 with $2.1 million.

Did you see 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi'? What did you think?

Be Well,
Steve


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Amber Tamblyn slams Rose McGowan for 'shaming' Meryl Streep
Amber Tamblyn is calling out Rose McGowan for "shaming" Meryl Streep and other Hollywood actresses.

The 34-year-old actress criticized McGowan in a series of tweets Sunday after the Charmed alum derided Streep and other unnamed stars for their planned "silent protest" at the 2018 Golden Globe Awards.

"Rose McGowan is a friend and while I support her kind of movement, I do not support any woman (or man) shaming or taunting the movements of other women who are trying to create change," Tamblyn wrote.

McGowan had slammed Streep in a tweet Saturday following reports the 68-year-old star and other actresses will wear black to the Golden Globes as a show of solidarity in the wake of sexual harassment and abuse allegations against Harvey Weinstein and other Hollywood players.

"Actresses, like Meryl Streep, who happily worked for The Pig Monster, are wearing black @GoldenGlobes in a silent protest," McGowan, who accused Weinstein of rape in October, wrote.

"YOUR SILENCE is THE PROBLEM. You'll accept a fake award breathlessly & affect no real change. I despise your hypocrisy. Maybe you should all wear Marchesa," she added, referencing the label designed by Weinstein's estranged wife Georgina Chapman.

Tamblyn said McGowan's comment about Marchesa was "beneath" the actress and defended the planned protest in subsequent tweets.

"You don't have to support and stand with us, but we stand and support you. You may take below the belt shots at us but we will not take them at you in return," she wrote.

"Our movement is big. And a black dress is just the beginning of the darkness that will be drained from every industry around the country by the time we're done. That's a promise," the star added.

Tamblyn later qualified her posts after McGowan's former Charmed co-star Holly Marie Combs came to her defense. Tamblyn said she loves McGowan "fiercely" and that "to be critical of an action is not to condemn the person behind it."


Peter Jackson: Harvey Weinstein blacklisted Ashley Judd, Mira Sorvino
Peter Jackson says Harvey Weinstein blacklisted Ashley Judd and Mira Sorvino while he was pitching the Lord of the Rings movies in the late 1990s.

The 56-year-old New Zealand filmmaker, who directed the trilogy, said in an interview with Stuff that Weinstein told him to avoid casting Judd and Sorvino while he was in talks with the producer's company Miramax.

"I recall Miramax telling us they were a nightmare to work with and we should avoid them at all costs. This was probably in 1998," Jackson said of the casting process for the movies, which were ultimately produced by New Line Cinema.

"At the time, we had no reason to question what these guys were telling us -- but in hindsight, I realize this was very likely the Miramax smear campaign in full swing," he added. "I now suspect we were fed false information about both of these talented women -- and as a direct result their names were removed from our casting list."

Judd and Sorvino are among the numerous women who have accused Weinstein of sexual harassment and abuse over the past few months. The actresses reacted to Jackson's remarks on Twitter this week.

"I remember this well," Judd wrote Thursday alongside a link to the interview.

"Just seeing this after I awoke, I burst out crying," Sorvino confessed Friday. "There it is, confirmation that Harvey Weinstein derailed my career, something I suspected but was unsure. Thank you Peter Jackson for being honest. I'm just heartsick."

Actress Salma Hayek is among Weinstein's other accusers. The Mexican-American star said in an op-ed published this week that Weinstein pressured her to film a lesbian sex scene in the movie Frida after she rejected his sexual advances.


LOOSE LIPS:
"We were all over each other!"
--Mark Hamill, recounting his and Carrie Fisher's initial relationship, to The Guardian



??? Guess Who ???

Which Star Wars: The Last Jedi hero is in talks to voice Gomez in an animated version of 'The Addams Family'?


Sam Rockwell to guest host 'Saturday Night Live' Jan. 13
Galaxy Quest and Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri co-star Sam Rockwell is set to guest host Saturday Night Live on Jan. 13.

"Excited to announce our first show of 2018! #SNL," the 43-year-old sketch comedy's Twitter account said early Sunday.

Halsey will be the musical guest during Rockwell's episode.


'Curb Your Enthusiasm' renewed for Season 10 at HBO
HBO has renewed its comedy series Curb Your Enthusiasm for a 10th season.

Production on new episodes is scheduled to begin next spring.

The show debuted on the cable network in 2001 and ran through 2011, then returned this fall after a six-year hiatus.

Starring Larry David, Jeff Garlin, Susie Essman, J.B. Smoove, Cheryl Hines, Richard Lewis, Bob Einstein, Ted Danson and Mary Steenburgen, Season 9 wrapped up Dec. 3.

"We are thrilled that Larry will be back with his uniquely acerbic wit and comedic sensibility," Casey Bloys, president of HBO programming, said in a statement.

"As I've said many times, when one has the opportunity to annoy someone, one should do so," David added.

The show was nominated this week for the Screen Actors Guild Awards for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series and Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series.


??? Guess Who ???

Which Star Wars: The Last Jedi hero is in talks to voice Gomez in an animated version of 'The Addams Family'?

Oscar Isaac is in talks to lend his voice to the character of Gomez in an animated version of The Addams Family, to be helmed by Conrad Vernon.

Variety said no other prospective cast members have been publicly discussed yet.

The movie is set for theatrical release Oct. 11, 2019, Collider.com reported.

Charles Addams' characters first appeared in popular New Yorker magazine cartoons dating back to 1938. They later starred in a TV sitcom, which aired 1964-66, as well as two films and a Broadway stage musical.