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Jumanji does it again! That Kevin Hart and Dwayne Johnson are the dynamic duo at the box office.

The Kevin Hart-Dwayne Johnson adventure Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle is the No. 1 movie in North America for a third weekend, earning an additional $20 million in receipts, BoxOfficeMojo.com announced Sunday.

Coming in at No. 2 is 12 Strong with $16.5 million, followed by Den of Thieves at No. 3 with $15.3 million, The Post at No. 4 with $12.2 million and The Greatest Showman at No. 5 with $11 million.

Rounding out the top tier are Paddington 2 at No. 6 with $8.2 million, The Commuter at No. 7 with $6.7 million, Star Wars: The Last Jedi at No. 8 with $6.6 million, Insidious: The Last Key at No. 9 with $6 million and Forever My Girl at No. 10 with $4.7 million.

I've got to get out to the movies soon!

Be Well,
Steve


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SAG gala host Kristen Bell on politics, harassment: 'Fear and anger never win the race'
Host Kristen Bell addressed recent political turmoil and the heightened attention to the treatment of women as she opened Sunday's SAG Awards ceremony in Los Angeles.

The star of The Good Place, Frozen and Veronica Mars first encouraged struggling artists to keep at it, saying that connecting people through art is important.

"It is a true privilege to experience and share the wide scope of humanity through storytelling," she said. "Everyone's story deserves to be told -- especially now. We are living in a watershed moment and as we march forward with active momentum and open ears, let's make sure we are leading the charge with empathy and with diligence because fear and anger never win the race and most importantly -- regardless of our differences -- I think we can all come together and delight in one thing: Frozen 2 is coming out in theaters, 2019, you guys. I am very excited."

Bell is the gala's first host.

The event is being simulcast on TBS and TNT.


Mo'Nique calls for Netflix boycott over pay disparity
In an Instagram video on Saturday, actress and comedian Mo'Nique asked her fans to boycott Netflix for "gender bias and color bias" after the streaming service allegedly offered her far less money than other top comedians for a comedy special.

"I was offered a $500,000 deal last week to do a comedy special. However, Amy Schumer was offered $11 million, Chris Rock and Dave Chappelle $20 million," Mo'Nique said in the video.

Schumer reportedly renegotiated her Netflix deal and earned $13 million.

"She said, 'I shouldn't get what the men are getting, because they're legends, but I should get more,' and Netflix agreed," Mo'Nique said. "When we asked Netflix to explain the difference, why the money was so different, they said, 'Well, we believe that's what Mo'Nique will bring. We said, 'What about my résumé?' They said, 'We don't go off of résumés.'

The Academy Award-winning actress continued: "Then we asked them, 'What was it about Amy Schumer?' And they said, 'Well, she sold out Madison Square Garden twice and she had a big movie over the summer. Is that not Amy Schumer's résumé?' And then Netflix said, 'By the way, we believe Mo'Nique is a legend, too.' Why shouldn't I get what the legends are getting?"

After Mo'Nique called out Netflix on Instagram, Wanda Sykes said on Twitter that she had a similar experience with the streaming service.

"Mo'Nique, thank you for speaking out. Netflix offered me less than half of your $500K. I was offended but found another home. #EPIX," Sykes wrote, referring to the network that produced her 2016 special.

Mo'Nique then took to Instagram again to bolster her case.

"How is that Wanda Sykes and Mo'Nique together, these two black women who have 50-plus years in the comedy game, be offered $750,000 between the both of us and Amy Schumer get $13 million?" she said.

Mo'Nique's criticism of Netflix comes at a time when pay disparity between men and women in the entertainment business is being scrutinized. It also comes at the beginning of a year in which Netflix said it plans to spend $8 billion to create new content.


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Ewan McGregor files for divorce from wife after 22 years of marriage
Scottish actor Ewan McGregor has filed for divorce from production designer Eve Mavrakis, his wife of 22 years.

TMZ said the Fargo and Trainspotting star cited irreconcilable differences as the reason for the split.

McGregor also requested joint custody of his three minor children with Mavrakis and has agreed to pay spousal support. The estranged couple also are the parents of a 21-year-old daughter.

Mavrakis responded to the petition, asking for sole physical custody of the kids with visitation privileges for McGregor.

The couple officially separated May 28, 2017.

Us Weekly said McGregor has not commented on the breakup. He reportedly has been dating actress Mary Elizabeth Winstead since last year.


Joel McHale to host weekly, topical series for Netflix
Comedian and actor Joel McHale has signed on to host a weekly, topical series for Netflix.

The half-hour Joel McHale Show with Joel McHale is scheduled to debut Feb. 18.

Netflix said in a news release the program "takes a sharp, absurdist look at pop culture and news from across the globe. It's a fast and funny distillation of everything people are talking about that week.

"Featuring celebrity guests, comedy sketches, and insane video clips from the worldwide realms of TV, sports, politics, celebrity culture, and every corner of the Internet, The Joel McHale Show with Joel McHale is destination viewing for comedy lovers, or people who just really, really like green screens."

McHale is known for starring on the sitcoms Community and The Great Indoors, as well as for hosting the entertainment program The Soup. He will soon be seen in the Netflix movie A Futile and Stupid Gesture.


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Kim Kardashian says baby No. 3's name is Chicago West.

The 37-year-old reality star shared the news in a post on her website Friday after welcoming a daughter via surrogate with husband Kanye West.

"Chicago West," she wrote, adding her baby girl's birthdate and weight.

Kardashian announced Tuesday that her surrogate gave birth to a 7lb, 6oz infant Monday, Jan. 15. The television personality already shares 4-year-old daughter North West and 2-year-old son Saint West with West.

"The baby is home now with mom, dad and her big sister and brother and enjoying their time as a family bonding with the baby," a source told E! News this week.

Kardashian addressed her decision to use a surrogate in a post Thursday, saying she "instantly" bonded with her daughter.

"The connection with our baby came instantly and it's as if she was with us this whole time," she gushed.

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