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Fifty Shades Freed -- starring Dakota Johnson and Jamie Dornan -- is the No. 1 movie in North America, earning $38.8 million in receipts this weekend, BoxOfficeMojo.com announced Sunday.

Coming in at No. 2 is Peter Rabbit with $25 million, followed by The 15:17 to Paris at No. 3 with $12.6 million, Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle at No. 4 with $9.8 million and The Greatest Showman at No. 5 with $6.4 million.

Rounding out the top tier are Maze Runner: The Death Cure at No. 6 with $6 million, Winchester at No. 7 with $5 million, The Post at No. 8 with $3.5 million, The Shape of Water at No. 9 with $3 million and Den of Thieves at No. 10 with $2.9 million.

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Steve


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'Happy Days' icon Marion Ross says she has retired from acting
Happy Days icon Marion Ross says she isn't looking for any more acting jobs, now that she is 89.

"I have been retired for the last two years and I say: 'Oh, no, children, I don't think I can be in your play. I don't think I can do this television series.' First of all, I've done it. And I want to enjoy my life and my children. I just love being at the phase that I'm at now. ... Sometimes I say: 'No, I'm not going to be in this play and give you every last ounce of myself. I'm saving it for me and my family,'" the actress told UPI with a laugh before she walked the runway for the Go Red for Women Red Dress Collection fashion show in New York Thursday.

Ross said she was excited to participate in the American Heart Association's fun and glamorous event because it was for a good cause -- raising awareness about women's heart health.

"I'm a character actress. I was a mother figure," she explained. "Now, I'm a grandmother and a great-grandmother type. Because I eat so well, I've kept all my marbles and I try to keep in shape. I've always been plump all my life, but I've always been strong. ... Our generation is living past our parents and I think it's got to be the tremendous attention that is placed on our health and the pure responsibility of looking after your heart. It's not just what you were born with."

Best known for her portrayal of warm and wise Marion Cunningham on Happy Days, Ross said she has remained close with her former castmates from the show and planned to reunite with some of them this weekend to support their co-star -- and Oscar-winning filmmaker -- Ron Howard at a memorial for his dad Rance, who died in November.

"We have that legacy," Ross said of how she and her Happy Days family built something together of which they can remain proud to this day.

"I just talked to the Fonz last week," she added, referring to Henry Winkler, who played Arthur Fonzarelli on the series. "Ron is... finishing his movie [Solo: A Star Wars Story,] but he will be here for his father's funeral."

Co-starring Don Most, Anson Williams and the late Tom Bosley, Happy Days is a family sitcom that initially aired 1974-84 and remained popular in re-runs for decades. Many of its actors also attended a memorial in May 2017 for their former cast-mate Erin Moran.


'The Wire,' 'House of Cards' star Reg E. Cathey dies at 59
Emmy-winning actor Reg E. Cathey has died. He was 59.

The Alabama native is best known for his work on the TV shows Outcast, House of Cards, Oz and The Wire.

"Reg Cathey, 1958-2018," The Wire creator David Simon announced on Twitter Friday. "Not only a fine, masterful actor -- but simply one of the most delightful human beings with whom I ever shared some long days on set. On wit alone, he could double any man over and leave him thinking. Reg, your memory is a great blessing."

The Hollywood Reporter confirmed Cathey's death, but said no details regarding the cause or place of it were immediately available.

His other credits include The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, The Fantastic Four, Born on the Fourth of July, What About Bob?, Clear and Present Danger, Seven, Tank Girl, American Psycho and Pootie Tang.

"We lost a masterful actor, a sonorous voice, a great colleague, and a kind friend. A more gregarious human being you could not find. A man whose presence was always a blessing and joy. I'm hard pressed to remember a moment of anger. A beautiful human being who will be missed," The Wire co-star Wendall Pierce tweeted.


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"Recently, it has felt like the best chance for all of us to really connect - something that I find myself wanting more of as my kids are getting older."
--Joanna Gaines, on dinner being synonymous with family time, in her column for The Magnolia Journal



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Composer Jóhann Jóhannsson dead at 48
Icelandic composer, musician and producer Jóhann Jóhannsson was found dead in his Berlin apartment Friday. He was 48.

Deadline.com confirmed the news with his manager, Tim Husom, but said the cause was not immediately known.

Jóhannsson's music was heard on the soundtracks of the films mother!, Arrival, The Theory of Everything, Prisoners and Sicario. He is also credited as a composer, along with Hildur Gu?nadóttir, for the upcoming Bible drama Mary Magdalene.

Jóhannsson is survived by his parents, three sisters and daughter, Variety reported.

His Facebook page was updated Saturday with the message: "It is with profound sadness that we confirm the passing of our dear friend Jóhann. We have lost one of the most talented and brilliant people who we had the privilege of knowing and working with. May his music continue to inspire us.


Daniel Tosh's 'Tosh.0' extended three seasons through 2020
Comedy Central has renewed comedian Daniel Tosh's series Tosh.0 for an additional three seasons, keeping the show on the network through 2020.

The extension comes as Tosh.0 is getting ready to premiere its 10th season on March 27. The series features Tosh providing commentary on Internet culture while allowing stars of viral videos the opportunity to redeem themselves from any embarrassment they may have suffered.

"Knowing when to move on in show business is highly overrated," Tosh said in a statement.

Tosh.0 debuted on Comedy Central in 2009. It is the third longest-running show on Comedy Central behind The Daily Show and South Park.

"I know it makes Daniel uncomfortable to publicly acknowledge our love and affection for each other, but we couldn't be more thrilled to extend our relationship with him," said president of Comedy Central Kent Alterman.

In September, Comedy Central signed Trevor Noah to a five-year contract extension to remain the host of The Daily Show through 2022.


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Which 'Breaking Bad' alum just became a dad for the first time?

Former Breaking Bad star Aaron Paul is a first-time dad.

The 38-year-old actor shared a cute picture Thursday on Instagram after wife Lauren Paul gave birth to a baby girl.

The black and white snapshot shows a closeup of Paul's daughter's foot as Lauren cradles the infant to her chest in a hospital bed. A congratulatory balloon and flowers can be seen in the background.

"My heart," Paul captioned the photo.

Lauren gave fans a first glimpse of her daughter's face in a slideshow of pictures on her own account.

"There are no words that will ever be able to explain what just happened to my heart," she captioned the post.

Paul announced Lauren's pregnancy in November, and said on the Jan. 23 episode of Jimmy Kimmel Live! that his daughter was due "any minute now." He previously told Us Weekly he and Lauren had been spending a lot of time preparing their baby girl's nursery.

"It's quickly turned into our favorite room in the house," the star shared. "Everything's very light and just warm, it feels like a little nest. It's the most exciting time of our lives."

Paul is best known for playing Jesse Pinkman on Breaking Bad. He presently portrays Eddie Lane on the Hulu series The Path, which returned for a third season in January.

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