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July 08, 2019

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'Spider-Man' swings to the top of the North American box office!

The superhero adventure Spider-Man: Far From Home is the No. 1 movie in North America, earning $93.6 million in receipts during its opening weekend, said Sunday.

Coming in at No. 2 is Toy Story 4 with $34.3 million, followed by Yesterday at No. 3 with $10.8 million, Annabelle Comes Home at No. 4 with $9.8 million and Aladdin at No. 5 with $7.6 million.

Rounding out the top tier are Midsommar at No. 6 with $6.7 million, The Secret Life of Pets 2 at No. 7 with $4.8 million, Men in Black International at No. 8 with $3.6 million, Avengers Endgame at No. 9 with $3.1 million and Rocketman at No. 10 with $2.8 million.

Spider-Man: Far From Home will be my next theater-going experience. I just have to figure out when I can go and see it.

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Mulan vows, 'I will bring honor to us all,' in first live-action teaser

Mulan vows, 'I will bring honor to us all,' in first live-action teaserDisney released Sunday the first teaser for its upcoming, live-action version of the 1998 animated movie musical, Mulan.

Sunday's preview showed Mulan (Yifei Liu) riding a horse, then being told by her family that a marriage has been arranged for her.

"I will bring honor to us all," Mulan promised.

Told that being quiet, composed and disciplined is the way to be a good wife, Mulan is also seen defiantly employing these qualities as she secretly trains to be an excellent warrior.

"It is my duty to fight," she said.

Co-starring Donnie Yen, Jason Scott Lee, Yoson An, Gong Li and Jet Li, the movie is set for release on March 27, 2020.

"When the Emperor of China issues a decree that one man per family must serve in the Imperial Army to defend the country from Northern invaders, Hua Mulan, the eldest daughter of an honored warrior, steps in to take the place of her ailing father," said a synopsis accompanying the teaser on YouTube. "Masquerading as a man, Hua Jun, she is tested every step of the way and must harness her inner-strength and embrace her true potential."

Stevie Wonder to undergo kidney transplant, 'I'm good'

U.S. music icon Stevie Wonder announced at England's Summer Time Hyde Park music festival this weekend that he is scheduled to undergo a kidney transplant.

"So what's gonna happen is this: I'm going to have surgery," Variety reported Wonder told his audience on Saturday night. "You ain't got to hear no rumors about nothing; I told you what's up -- I'm good."

The 69-year-old Grammy winner intends to perform three more shows before he takes the break to focus on his health, E! News said.

Wonder is known for hits like "Once in My Life," "My Cherie Amour," "You Are the Sunshine of My Life," "Signed, Sealed, Delivered I'm Yours," "Master Blaster" and "I Just Called to Say I Love You."


WH Overstock"I walked up to this lady. Her and her boyfriend had walked out of the restaurant and they took my pen and they didn't tip me. [So] I walked to the car, I banged on the car window and said, 'Give me my pen!' I started [flipping them off], and my manager fired me on the spot."
--Nicki Minaj, revealing she used to work at Red Lobster and got fired from "three or four" locations, during a dinner date at the chain restaurant with host Jimmy Fallon on The Tonight Show

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'Jessie,' 'Descendants' star Cameron Boyce dead at 20

Cameron Boyce, a popular actor on the Disney Channel, has died at the age of 20, his family confirmed.

Boyce starred as Luke in the sitcom Jessie and played Carlos in the Descendants TV movie franchise. His other credits include Grown Ups and Grown Ups 2.

"It is with a profoundly heavy heart that we report that this morning we lost Cameron," a representative for the Boyce family said in a statement to ABC News on Saturday night. "He passed away in his sleep due to a seizure which was a result of an ongoing medical condition for which he was being treated. The world is now undoubtedly without one of its brightest lights, but his spirit will live on through the kindness and compassion of all who knew and loved him."

E! News, which also confirmed the actor's death, said Boyce was scheduled to appear in the TV shows Mrs. Fletcher and Paradise City.

Descendants 3 is slated to air on Disney Channel on Aug. 3.

Peyton List, Yara Shahidi mourn late actor Cameron Boyce

Hollywood is mourning the death of 20-year-old Disney Channel actor Cameron Boyce this weekend.

His family confirmed Saturday night that the Jessie and Descendants star suffered a fatal seizure in his sleep.

He had been undergoing treatment for a medical condition at the time of his death.

Adam Sandler, who played Boyce's father in two Grown Ups movies, was one of the first celebrities to take to social media to express their heartbreak.

"Too young. Too sweet. Too funny. Just the nicest, most talented, and most decent kid around," Sandler tweeted Sunday.

"Devastated by this news. Cameron was brilliant, sensitive and a blazing talent. I'm lucky to have spent time with him this year, filming him for a documentary. My heart goes out to his lovely family. What a tremendous loss," actor and filmmaker Alex Winter said.

"I did not know Cameron Boyce personally, but it looks like he was someone who exuded wonderful, positive feelings and was a role model to many. Let his legacy live on and inspire millions more to carry themselves in the same way. He will be missed, but will still always be here," wrote singer Charlie Puth.

Peyton List, who played Boyce's sister on Jessie, remembered the actor on Instagram as "the boy who left everyone feeling hopeful and full of love."

"He lifted everyone around him, and inspired/pushed me to be a better person," her message said.

"Still in shock that we've lost this light I've known you since we were four and since that moment it has been clear how talented/ how kind/ how full of energy and love you are. One of our first jobs together I was princess jasmine and you were buzz lightyear which is apropos because throughout the years your brilliance has only grown stronger and more unstoppable. Your spirit has left an indelible impression on everyone lucky enough to know you and I'm grateful to be one of them," said black-ish star Yara Shahidi in her own Instagram post.

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American idol winner Phillip Phillips is going to be a dad.

The 28-year-old singer announced on Instagram he's expecting his first child, a boy, with wife Hannah Phillips in the fall.

Phillips shared a photo of himself and Hannah posing with a sonogram and a onesie reading "gentleman." Hannah cradles her baby bump in the picture.

"Phillip and Hannah sittin' in a tree. K-I-S-S-I-N-G! First comes love, then comes marriage, then comes a baby in the baby carriage this fall! #P^3," Phillips captioned the post.

Hannah shared a black-and-white version of the picture on her own account.

"We've been keeping a secret this year. New little guy coming in a few months," she wrote.

Phillips and Hannah met at an event for Phillips' sister's charity, Mission Change. The couple married at the Resora Plantation in Albany, Ga., in October 2015.

"I'm so excited," Phillips told People at the time. "What I love most about her is she's my best friend and I can tell her anything. I just love her."

"I feel like when I met Phillip, he was the answer to so many questions I had," Hannah said. "He just makes everything make sense for me."

Phillips won American Idol Season 11 in 2012. He is known for the singles "Home," "Gone, Gone, Gone" and "Raging Fire," and last released the album Collateral in January 2018.