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These summer movies are really flying on out there! These weekend was all about the laaaaadddieeesss!

The female-powered caper comedy Ocean's 8 is the No. 1 movie in North America, earning $41.5 million in receipts during its opening weekend, BoxOfficeMojo.com announced Sunday.

Coming in at No. 2 is Solo: A Star Wars Story with $15.2 million, followed by Deadpool 2 at No. 3 with $13.7 million, Hereditary at No. 4 with $13 million and Avengers: Infinity War at No. 5 with $6.8 million.

Rounding out the top tier are Adrift at No. 6 with $5 million, Book Club at No. 7 with $4.2 million, Hotel Artemis at No. 8 with $3.2 million, Upgrade at No. 9 with $2.2 million and Life of the Party at No. 10 with $2.1 million.

So many movies, so little time! Did you see anything of note? Let me know if you have any "skip it" or "see it" recommendations. Thanks in advance!

Be Well,
Steve


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Jamie Lee Curtis returns as Laurie Strode in 'Halloween' trailer
Universal Pictures released the first, full-length trailer for its upcoming horror movie Halloween Friday.

David Gordon Green directed the film from a script he co-write with Danny McBride. It is set for release Oct. 19.

"Jamie Lee Curtis returns to her iconic role as Laurie Strode, who comes to her final confrontation with Michael Myers, the masked figure who has haunted her since she narrowly escaped his killing spree on Halloween night four decades ago," said a synopsis accompanying the clip.

The clip shows Laurie -- now the grandmother of a teenage girl -- telling a police officer she wishes her serial-killer brother would escape from the mental hospital where he is a patient, so she could kill him. She is later seen practicing firing a rifle.

A bus transporting the institution's residents then crashes and a man, suggested to be Michael Myers, starts terrorizing and killing before donning his signature creepy disguise and heading to Laurie's neighborhood on Halloween night for a showdown.

This chapter ignores the many sequels that followed the original 1978 Halloween movie.


Actor Vince Vaughn arrested for suspicion of DUI
Swingers and Old School actor Vince Vaughn has been released from a California jail following his Sunday arrest for allegedly driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol.

E! News said Manhattan Beach Police stopped Vaughn, 48, at a sobriety checkpoint and took him into custody because they suspected he was was intoxicated.

A police spokesman told CNN Vaughn was also charged with resisting, delaying or obstructing officers.

"There was no officer use of force or anything like that," Sgt. Tim Zins said, adding Vaughn was not aggressive, but his behavior delayed the investigation.

Vaughn was released after posting $5,000 bond and is due back in court in September to answer the charges against him.

An unidentified, male passenger was also arrested with Vaughn for alleged, public intoxication.

Vaughn is also known for his work in the films Hacksaw Ridge, Rudy, The Lost World: Jurassic Park, Dodgeball, Wedding Crashers and The Break-Up, as well as on the TV series True Detective. He has been married to Kyla Weber since 2010 and they have two children.


LOOSE LIPS:
"Not really. Just all of the food. I welcome all of the food."
--Claire Danes, on if she's experiencing pregnancy cravings, at the FYC screening of Homeland's season finale



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Which classic singer, actress, and performer's classic TV specials are to stream on Netflix?


Columnist Charles Krauthammer says he only has a few weeks to live
Pulitzer Prize-winning writer and Fox News political commentator Charles Krauthammer has announced he has cancer and likely will live only a few more weeks.

Krauthammer, 68, addressed his recent health issues in "a note to readers" published on The Washington Post website and read aloud on Fox News Friday.

In the brief message, the syndicated columnist and author of the book Things That Matter explained why he had been out of the spotlight for most of the year.

"I had thought that silence would soon be coming to an end, but I'm afraid I must tell you now that fate has decided on a different course for me," he wrote.

Krauthammer -- a trained psychiatrist who has been largely paralyzed from the neck down due to a diving accident during his first year at Harvard Medical School -- explained how he underwent surgery last August to remove a cancerous tumor in his abdomen.

"That operation was thought to have been a success, but it caused a cascade of secondary complications -- which I have been fighting in hospital ever since. It was a long and hard fight with many setbacks, but I was steadily, if slowly, overcoming each obstacle along the way and gradually making my way back to health," he said. "However, recent tests have revealed that the cancer has returned. There was no sign of it as recently as a month ago, which means it is aggressive and spreading rapidly. My doctors tell me their best estimate is that I have only a few weeks left to live. This is the final verdict. My fight is over."

Krauthammer expressed his gratitude to his caregivers, friends, family, colleagues, viewers and readers.

"I believe that the pursuit of truth and right ideas through honest debate and rigorous argument is a noble undertaking. I am grateful to have played a small role in the conversations that have helped guide this extraordinary nation's destiny," he said. "I leave this life with no regrets. It was a wonderful life -- full and complete with the great loves and great endeavors that make it worth living. I am sad to leave, but I leave with the knowledge that I lived the life that I intended."

"Charles has been a profound source of personal and intellectual inspiration for all of us at Fox News," said Rupert Murdoch, executive chairman of Fox News and its parent company, 21st Century Fox. "His always principled stand on the most important issues of our time has been a guiding star in an often turbulent world, a world that has too many superficial thinkers vulnerable to the ebb and flow of fashion, and a world that, unfortunately, has only one Charles Krauthammer. His words, his ideas, his dignity and his integrity will resonate within our society and within me for many, many years to come."


John Lasseter officially leaving Disney at the end of the year
The Walt Disney Co. has announced John Lasseter -- the chief creative officer of Pixar and Disney Animation -- will officially leave the company at the end of the year.

Lasseter, 61, had been on leave from his job for the past six months after he apologized for acting inappropriately at work, particularly hugging and kissing employees without their permission.

The Hollywood Reporter said he has returned and will serve as a consultant with the company through Dec. 31.

"John had a remarkable tenure at Pixar and Disney Animation, reinventing the animation business, taking breathtaking risks, and telling original, high quality stories that will last forever. We are profoundly grateful for his contribution, which included a masterful and remarkable turnaround of The Walt Disney Animation Studios. One of John's greatest achievements is assembling a team of great storytellers and innovators with the vision and talent to set the standard in animation for generations to come," Bob Iger, Disney's chairman and CEO, said Friday.

"The last six months have provided an opportunity to reflect on my life, career and personal priorities," Lasseter said in a statement to Deadline.com. "While I remain dedicated to the art of animation and inspired by the creative talent at Pixar and Disney, I have decided the end of this year is the right time to begin focusing on new creative challenges."

Among the blockbusters Lasseter has shepherded are Toy Story, A Bug's Life, Monsters Inc., Cars, Zootopia, Frozen and Moana.

No replacement has been announced for Lasseter yet.


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Which classic singer, actress, and performer's classic TV specials are to stream on Netflix?

Netflix said it has reached a deal to stream several of Barbra Streisand's beloved television specials.

Set to debut soon on the subscription service are My Name Is Barbra (1965), Color Me Barbra (1966), Barbra Streisand: A Happening in Central Park (1968), Barbra Streisand and Other Musical Instruments (1973), Barbra Streisand: The Concert (1994) and Barbra Streisand: Timeless (2001).

"Netflix is also thrilled to present a special edition of Barbra Streisand's classic movie A Star Is Born (1976), including never-before-seen footage of Ms. Streisand performing an instrumental version of 'Evergreen' for the first time, and added footage to the iconic 'With One More Look at You/Watch Closely Now' medley finale," a Netflix news release said.

Streisand, 76, is a recording artist, actress, concert performer, producer, director, author and songwriter with two Oscars, five Emmys, 11 Golden Globes, eight Grammys and a Special Tony Award.

News that content from the Streisand library is coming to Netflix arrived just days after the first trailer for a remake of A Star is Born was released. Starring Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper, the new version of the movie musical is set to debut in theaters Oct. 5.

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