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'Solo: A Star Wars Story' is No. 1 for a 2nd weekend

Solo: A Star Wars Story is the No. 1 movie in North America for a second weekend, earning an additional $29.3 million in receipts, BoxOfficeMojo.com announced Sunday.

Coming in at No. 2 is Deadpool 2 with $23.3 million, followed by Adrift at No. 3 with $11.5 million, Avengers: Infinity War at No. 4 with $10.4 million and Book Club at No. 5 with $6.8 million.

Rounding out the top tier are Upgrade at No. 6 with $4.5 million, Life of the Party at No. 7 with $3.5 million, Breaking In at No. 8 with $2.8 million, Action Point at No. 9 with $2.3 million and Overboard at No. 10 with $2 million.

I must see Avengers: Infinity War! I think I'll skip Solo.

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Steve


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Paramount Network drops 'Heathers' series
Paramount Network said it will not air the new dark comedy Heathers as planned, but is looking for a new home for it.

The violent show's debut has been postponed several times due to real-world, school shootings. It initially was set to premiere March 7, then moved to July, but now will not be seen at all on Paramount, the former Spike TV, Deadline.com said.

"This is a high school show, we're blowing up the school, there are guns in the school, it's a satire and there are moments of teachers having guns. It's hitting on so many hot topics. This company can't be speaking out of both sides of its mouth, saying the youth movement is important for us and we've done all these wonderful things to support that and at the same time, we're putting on a show that we're not comfortable with," Keith Cox, the network's president, told The Hollywood Reporter. "The combination of a high school show with these very dark moments didn't feel right."

Paramount is trying to shop the series and its potential second season to another network.

Heathers is a contemporary remake of the 1988 film starring Winona Ryder, Christian Slater and Shannen Doherty.

The new version features Grace Victoria Cox as high school student Veronica Sawyer and James Scully as her murderous boyfriend JD. Melanie Field plays Heather Chandler, Brendan Scannell plays Heather Duke and Jasmine Mathews plays Heather McNamara -- Veronica's wicked frenemies.


Joe Rogan: Roseanne Barr backed out of interview, 'not doing well'
Comedian Joe Rogan announced on social media that Roseanne Barr canceled their planned interview on his podcast.

"The Roseanne podcast is not happening today," Rogan tweeted Friday. "She's not doing well and doesn't want to travel, and she's gone radio silent on me, so I'm just going to step away. The whole thing has been pretty brutal on her, and I hope she can find some peace."

Barr, 65, agreed to appear on The Joe Rogan Experience to talk about her week. ABC canceled her top-rated sitcom hours after Barr made a racist comment on Twitter about Valerie Jarrett, a former senior adviser to U.S. President Barack Obama.

Barr has since repeatedly apologized for what she has called a joke, but she was widely condemned for the comment.

"I end by offering everyone involved one more apology and prayers for healing of our divided nation," Barr wrote on Twitter Thursday. "Tomorrow is Shabbat and I will continue to pray that everything for everyone goes forward & ends well for all. signing off twitter for a while. love u guys!"

Roseanne, a show about the tight-knit, blue-collar Conner family, initially ran 1988-97 and has since remained popular in re-runs. It earned high ratings when it returned this spring with fresh episodes and was renewed for an 11th season before Barr's controversial tweet prompted its cancellation Tuesday.


LOOSE LIPS:
"Listen, at some point, I'm going to age. They'll say, 'She looks old!' But, right now, I'm holding it together."
--Jennifer Lopez, on how she manages to look and feel youthful as she nears 50, to emmy magazine



??? Guess Who ???

Which Marvel Universe actor saved a delivery man from assailants?


Matt LeBlanc announces he is leaving 'Top Gear'
U.S. actor Matt LeBlanc has announced he will leave his co-host role on the British docu-series Top Gear later this year.

Best known for his acting roles on Friends, Episodes and Man with a Plan, LeBlanc has appeared on Top Gear for four seasons, beginning in 2016. He has a 14-year-old daughter with his ex-wife, model Melissa McKnight.

"My experience on Top Gear has been great fun. I have thoroughly enjoyed working with the whole team," LeBlanc said in a statement Friday. "However, the time commitment and extensive travel required to present Top Gear takes me away from my family and friends more than I'm comfortable with. It's unfortunate, but for these reasons I will not be continuing my involvement with the show. I will forever be a Top Gear fan and I wish the team continued success. Thanks for a great drive."

"I want to thank the fabulous Matt LeBlanc for being a brilliant co-host on Top Gear. Matt has thrown himself into the show with real passion, revealing his extraordinary car knowledge and a willingness to get down and dirty. We were always going to be borrowing him from his day job as one of the top comic actors in Hollywood, so I wish him all the very best. The next series of Top Gear (Matt's last) promises to be something very special and we have great plans to welcome a new co-host to join the team for 2019 and beyond," added Patrick Holland from BBC Two.

LeBlanc has been co-hosting with British television personality Chris Harris. Season 26 of the show will be his last.

Former Top Gear host Jeremy Clarkson was fired from the series about three years ago after a dust-up with a producer, and his longtime co-hosts James May and Richard Hammond refused to go on without Clarkson, paving way for the new team of Top Gear stars.

Clarkson, May and Hammond are now working on Amazon's similarly themed reality show The Grand Tour.


Season 4 of 'Better Call Saul' to begin Aug. 6
AMC has set Aug. 6 for the Season 4 premiere date of its crime drama Better Call Saul.

The show, which takes place in New Mexico, follows Bob Odenkirk as the smart, but sketchy lawyer Jimmy/Saul years before he meets Walter White, Bryan Cranston's teacher-turned-drug kingpin in Breaking Bad.

Odenkirk's fellow Breaking Bad co-stars Jonathan Banks and Giancarlo Esposito also reprise their roles of Mike and Gus in the prequel series. Rounding out the ensemble are Rhea Seehorn, Patrick Fabian and Michael Mando.

The cable network announced a year ago that it had renewed the show for a 10-episode, fourth season.


??? Guess Who ???

Which Marvel Universe actor saved a delivery man from assailants?

Sherlock and Doctor Strange star Benedict Cumberbatch came to the aid of a food delivery man on a bicycle as he was being attacked by four assailants in London.

The Independent newspaper reported Saturday the 41-year-actor was in an Uber car with his wife, Sophie Hunter, when he saw someone hit the cyclist over the head with a wine bottle as the others tried to rob him.

Witnesses said Cumberbatch yelled, "Leave him alone!" at the attackers, then jumped out of his car and dragged the men off of the victim when they wouldn't stop.

The attackers fled the scene with nothing and Cumberbatch hugged the victim, making sure he was OK.

"Benedict was courageous, brave and selfless," said Manuel Dias, the Uber driver who also tried to help. "Here was Sherlock Holmes fighting off four attackers just round the corner from Baker Street."

Baker Street is the fictional home of the detective Cumberbatch plays on the television series Sherlock.

The Sun said Cumberatch played down his involvement in the incident.

"I did it out of, well, I had to, you know??" the newspaper quoted him as saying.

"We'd like to thank Benedict Cumberbatch for his heroic actions. On behalf of everyone at deliveroo: thank you so much," a spokesman for the victim's employer, Deliveroo, said.

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