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Did you get out to movies this weekend? You may have based upon the weekend box office numbers. 'The Incredibles 2' makes $180M, you must have seen it.

The animated blockbuster The Incredibles 2, released 14 years after its predecessor The Incredibles, is the No. 1 movie at the North American box office, earning $180 million in receipts its first weekend in release, BoxOfficeMojo.com said Sunday.

Coming in at No. 2 is Ocean's 8 with $19.6 million, followed by Tag at No. 3 with $14.6 million, Solo: A Star Wars Story at No. 4 with $9 million and Deadpool 2 at No. 5 with $8.8 million.

Rounding out the top tier are Hereditary at No. 6 with $7 million, Superfly at No. 7 with $6.3 million, Avengers: Infinity War at No. 8 with $5.3 million, Adrift at No. 9 with $2.1 million and Book Club at No. 10 with $1.9 million.

I did see the 'Deadpool 2', but that's it. I've got to see the summer movies.

Be Well,
Steve


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Emilia Clarke says goodbye to 'Game of Thrones': 'It's been a trip'
Emilia Clarke bid farewell to Game of Thrones as the actress has wrapped up filming on the hit HBO fantasy series.

"Hopped on a boat to an island to say goodbye to the land that has been my home away from home for almost a decade," Clarke said on Instagram Sunday in reference to one of the filming locations for the show alongside a selfie of herself amongst a collection of flowers.

"It's been a trip @gameofthrones thank you for the life I never dreamed I'd be able to live and the family I'll never stop missing," she continued along with a broken heart emoji.

Clarke has appeared on Game of Thrones as Daenerys Targaryen since the series began in April 2011. The eighth and final season will premiere in 2019.

Clarke recently reunited with former Game of Thrones star Jason Momoa and attempted to recreate a scene from Dirty Dancing on Instagram. Momoa previously starred as Khal Drogo who was married to Daenerys.


AMC suspends Chris Hardwick's shows amid abuse allegations
AMC has announced Chris Hardwick's talk show will not air while the cable network investigates allegations of abuse made against the comedian by his ex-girlfriend, TV personality Chloe Dykstra.

"We have had a positive working relationship with Chris Hardwick for many years," AMC said in a statement Saturday. "We take the troubling allegations that surfaced yesterday very seriously. While we assess the situation, Talking with Chris Hardwick will not air on AMC, and Chris has decided to step aside from moderating planned AMC and BBC America panels at Comic-Con International in San Diego next month."

NBC, which airs Hardwick's game show The Wall, also said it is investigating the allegations and considers its next move.

"These allegations about Chris Hardwick took us by surprise as we have had a positive working relationship with him. However, we take allegations of misconduct very seriously. Production on The Wall does not begin until September, and in the meantime we are continuing to assess the situation and will take appropriate action based on the outcome," NBC said in a statement.

Dykstra posted an essay to Medium late Thursday, recalling how she suffered alleged sexual, emotional and psychological abuse at the hands of a man she dated for three years. She also said she was blacklisted from working at certain outlets after the breakup because of her influential ex.

"I want this to be two things. Number One: Closure. I'm approaching my thirties, finding stability, and quite simply, I want this out of me. But more importantly, Number Two: A warning," she said in her Medium essay.

Dykstra received well wishes of support, while AMC was pressured to drop Hardwick from its airwaves.

"I quietly posted an article today, unlisted on Medium. It clearly made the rounds. I'm overwhelmed and I want to thank all of you for your support and kind words- they mean so much to me. I may take some time off the internet, please know your support means everything to me," she tweeted Friday.

Although she does not mention Hardwick by name, her description of the boyfriend and the time when her alleged ordeal took place suggest it is Hardwick whom she is speaking about.

Hardwick also responded to her essay in his own statement.

"I was heartbroken to read Chloe's post," Hardwick wrote. "Our three-year relationship was not perfect -- we were ultimately not a good match and argued -- even shouted at each other -- but I loved her, and did my best to uplift and support her as a partner and companion in any way and at no time did I sexually assault her."

He also said: "I'm devastated to read that she is now accusing me of conduct that did not occur. I was blindsided by her post and always wanted the best for her. As a husband, a son, and future father, I do not condone any kind of mistreatment of women."

The founder of The Nerdist podcaster is now the host of The Walking Dead and Fear the Walking Dead analysis program Talking Dead, as well as the new pop-culture series Talking with Chris Hardwick.


LOOSE LIPS:
"I was waiting tables in Maui and working at a restaurant, living in a van, and the director came in and was at my table, and she said, 'Hey, you're cute, do you act?'"
--Chris Pratt, on how he got discovered while working at a Bubba Gump Shrimp Company, on Live with Kelly and Ryan



??? Guess Who ???

Which singer/actor said that Sophie Turner is 'like a sister' already?


Blues Brothers Band musician Matt 'Guitar' Murphy dead at 88
Blues Brothers Band musician Matt "Guitar" Murphy has died at the age of 88, his nephew Floyd Murphy Jr. announced on Facebook.

"Well they say when it rains it pours...i was just told that my uncle Matt Guitar Murphy passed away last night," Murphy wrote Friday. "I can't feel a freaking thing in my body now but I must stay strong cause he was a strong man that lived a long long fruitfull life that poured his heart out in every guitar solo he took... yes the master is up stairs now with my father and mother,uncle Melvin Murphy, Jimmy Biggins, Eric Udell, Alan Ruben, BB King, Etta James... the list is just way too long folks but there all together again doing what there known for across the world ....love you uncle tell dad hi for me.... May you RIP."

Deadline.com said the late musician appeared in the 1980 movie Blues Brothers and its 1998 sequel Blues Brothers 2000.

He also played in the Blues Brothers Band with the late John Belushi and Dan Aykroyd when the group performed "Soul Man" during a Saturday Night Live sketch in 1978. He stayed with the touring band - which had rotating artists and musicians -- until 2002 when he had a stroke and semi-retired, Rolling Stone said.


Netflix picks up 'Lucifer' after Fox cancellation
The supernatural drama Lucifer has been revived at Netflix after Fox canceled it this spring.

"Fans, your voices have been heard. Season 4 coming to Netflix!!!" the show's Twitter account said Friday.

"WE DID IT !!!!!!!!!!! Thank you to everyone for your continued support and love for #Lucifer I am so happy for all our fans I'm going to burst," tweeted Tom Ellis, who plays the show's titular fallen angel.

"Bored and unhappy as the Lord of Hell, Lucifer Morningstar abandoned his throne and retired to Los Angeles, where he has teamed up with LAPD detective Chloe Decker (played by Lauren German) to take down criminals," a synopsis said. "Charming, charismatic and devilishly handsome, Lucifer has a way of manipulating people into confessing their deepest, darkest secrets, which helps Chloe deliver justice. But Lucifer quickly discovered that Chloe makes him vulnerable. When he's around her, the devil can bleed like anyone else."

The show is based on characters created by Neil Gaiman, Sam Kieth and Mike Dringenberg for Vertigo, from DC Entertainment.


??? Guess Who ???

Which singer/actor said that Sophie Turner is 'like a sister' already?

Nick Jonas says his future in-law Sophie Turner is "like a sister" to him already.

The 25-year-old singer and actor had nothing but praise for the Game of Thrones star in an interview with Fox News published Thursday. Turner is engaged to Nick's brother Joe Jonas.

"I'm very excited," he said of the couple's upcoming wedding. "I think Sophie is an incredible addition to our family. She's like a sister to me already."

Nick said Turner, who plays Sansa Stark on Game of Thrones, keeps a tight lid on the show's plot despite their close relationship.

"She's very good about her confidentiality agreement," he said. "So is [Joe]. He's not allowed to say anything either. But also, I don't really want it to be spoiled. I'm kind of a fan seeing it as it happens."

Nick previously told People his brother's relationship with Turner seemed "meant to be."

"I am very close with Joe," the star said. "It was pretty clear to me early on that this relationship was one that was sort of meant to be, in a sense."

"Their connection's beautiful and their support system with each other is incredible, and everything that you hope to find in your soulmate," he added. "I'm really happy for them."

Joe and Turner got engaged in October after nearly a year of dating. The actress said in the May issue of Marie Claire that it's "lovely" to have found her person.

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