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I hope you had a very Merry Christmas. It looks like Disney and Star Wars did! Let's check out the weekend box office.

Star Wars: The Last Jedi is the No. 1 movie in North America for a second weekend, earning an additional $68.5 million in receipts, announced Sunday.

Coming in at No. 2 is Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle with $34 million, followed by Pitch Perfect 3 at No. 3 with $20.5 million, The Greatest Showman at No. 4 with $8.6 million and Ferdinand at No. 5 with $7 million.

Rounding out the top tier are Coco at No. 6 with $5.2 million, Downsizing at No. 7 with $4.6 million, Darkest Hour at No. 8 with $4.1 million, Father Figures at No. 9 with $3.2 million and The Shape of Water at No. 10 with $3.1 million.

I'll be cheching out The Last Jedi on the 28th. Have you seen it yet?

Be Well,

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Jennifer Lawrence visits Ky. Children's Hospital for fifth Christmas in a row
Jennifer Lawrence visited the Norton Children's Hospital in her hometown of Louisville, Ky. for the fifth Christmas in a row.

"Louisville's own Jennifer Lawrence stopped by Norton Children's Hospital today to visit with patients, families, and staff," the hospital wrote on their Instagram page. "This visit has become a tradition for Lawrence each Christmas. Thank you, Jennifer! You sure do bring a smile to all!"

In addition to donating her time to the Norton Children's Hospital, the Academy Award-winning Kentucky native has also opened her wallet.

Last year, Lawrence donated $2 million to establish the hospital's Jennifer Lawrence Foundation Cardiac Intensive Care Unit, the Courier-Journal reported.

"My family and I have met so many wonderful children on our visits to the hospital. Their strength and courage is inspiring," Lawrence said at the time.

'Inside the Actors Studio' to spotlight Ted Danson's career Jan. 11
Inside the Actors Studio will spotlight Ted Danson's career in the episode to air Jan. 11 on Bravo.

Host James Lipton is to interview the star in New York over the course of the hour-long show, which will also feature highlights from Danson's decades on the screen.

Danson, 69, is known for his roles in the TV series Cheers, Becker, Damages, CSI, The Good Place and Curb Your Enthusiasm. His film credits include Three Men and a Baby -- and its sequel -- Body Heat and Something About Amelia.

The two-time Emmy winner is married to actress Mary Steenburgen.

"I would like to have more Oscars than anybody. Meryl Streep must feel pretty good, you know?"
--Val Kilmer, on his film career aspirations, to The Hollywood Reporter

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Which rapper has set the record for most consecutive No. 1 album debuts?

'Sound of Music' star Heather Menzies-Urich dead at 68
The Sound of Music cast member Heather Menzies-Urich has died in Ontario after a short battle with brain cancer, her son Ryan Urich said. She was 68.

"She was an actress, a ballerina and loved living her life to the fullest," Urich told Variety. "She was not in any pain but, nearly four weeks after her diagnosis of terminal brain cancer, she had enough and took her last breath on this earth at 7:22 p.m."

Best known for playing Louisa von Trapp in the 1965 movie musical The Sound of Music, the wife of the late actor Robert Urich was surrounded by her children and family members when she died Sunday.

Her other credits include The Farmer's Daughter, Hawaii, Piranha, The Computer Wore Tennis Shoes, Dragnet, Bonanza, Marcus Welby M.D., The Bob Newhart Show, Vega$, The Love Boat, Spenser for Hire and T.J. Hooker, noted.

BBC working on documentary about Harvey Weinstein
The BBC says it is working on a 90-minute documentary about Harvey Weinstein, the Oscar-winning movie mogul accused by dozens of women of sexual misconduct.

Ursula Macfarlane is set to direct Weinstein, a project expected to feature "interviews with sources including the many actresses who have been brave enough to tell their stories, together with journalists, producers, directors, actors, agents, lawyers and others who have previously been unable or unwilling to talk publicly about Weinstein and the culture of fear and abuse that permeates Hollywood."

"The breaking of silence over Harvey Weinstein is a watershed moment for the creative industries and for wider society," Patrick Holland, controller of BBC Two, said in a statement. "Ursula is a brilliant filmmaker and is perfectly placed to make the definitive documentary, piecing together the story of just how he abused his power and position."

In the past few months, Weinstein was pushed out of The Weinstein Co. production company, which he co-founded. He also has been banned from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and his wife, Georgina Chapman, has left him.

Weinstein has categorically denied he engaged in any non-consensual sexual activity.

??? Guess Who ???

Which rapper has set the record for most consecutive No. 1 album debuts?

Eminem made music history this month. said he is the first artist with eight albums in a row to debut at No. 1 on the U.S. chart.

His Revival is now atop the Billboard 200 albums chart. His other hit records are The Marshall Mathers LP [2013,] Recovery [2010,] Relapse [2009,] Curtain Call: The Hits [2005,] Encore [2004,] The Eminem Show [2002] and The Marshall Mathers LP [2000.]

Revival, the performer's ninth studio album, went on sale Dec. 15. It includes the single "Walk on Water," featuring Beyoncé, which was released last month. The video for that song was posted online Saturday and has gotten more than 5 million views since it premiered on YouTube.