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'The Nun' scares up some big money at the weekend box office!

The Nun -- the latest addition to The Conjuring horror universe -- is the No. 1 movie in North America, earning $53.5 million in receipts during its opening weekend, BoxOfficeMojo.com announced Sunday.

Coming in at No. 2 is Crazy Rich Asians with $13.6 million, followed by Peppermint at No. 3 with $13.3 million, The Meg at No. 4 with $6 million and Searching at No. 5 with $4.5 million.

Rounding out the top tier are Mission: Impossible -- Fallout at No. 6 with $3.8 million,

Disney's Christopher Robin at No. 7 with $3.2 million, Operation Finale at No. 8 with $3 million, Alpha at No. 9 with $2.5 million and BlacKkKlansman at No. 10 with $1.6 million.

I didn't get a chance to got to the theater over the weekend, but I did watch the classic John Carpenter flick Big Trouble in Little China. I think I made the wise choice.

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Steve


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'I Dream of Jeannie,' 'Bob Newhart Show' actor Bill Daily dead at 91
Beloved television actor Bill Daily has died in New Mexico at the age of 91, his son J. Patrick Daily said.

The younger Daily confirmed to Variety Friday the Sept. 4 death of his dad, who is best known for his supporting roles on the sitcoms ALF, I Dream of Jeannie and The Bob Newhart Show.

"He loved every sunset, he loved every meal -- he just decided to be happy about everything," Daily said of his father, who was an Iowa native and Korean War veteran.

A post on Bill Daily's official Facebook page offered a few more details about the actor's later years.

"Bill had retired from all public life only a few years ago. He recently moved from Albuquerque, New Mexico -- his home for over 30 years -- to Santa Fe, New Mexico to live with his son Patrick and family," Daily's spokesman Patterson Lundquist wrote in the post.

The message continued: "Bill was best known for his two most iconic roles -- Maj. Roger Healey of "I Dream of Jeannie," the girl crazy best-friend to Major Nelson; and the perpetually jet-lagged, Howard Borden of "The Bob Newhart Show." Bill's philosophy in life was that happiness was a decision you make. That was how he lived. Bill enjoyed every bit of his life to the fullest. There will not be a memorial service or funeral for family, friends, and fans. Instead, Bill's final wish is to throw a party. Remember the good times and be happy."

Newhart and Daily knew each other for decades and worked together as pinsetters at a bowling alley before getting their big breaks as comedians.

Newhart released a statement about his friend's death to The Hollywood Reporter Friday night.

"I called him our bullpen man," Newhart said of collaborating with Daily on his TV series. "Whenever we were having trouble with a script on the show, we'd have Bill make an appearance. In recent years, we had hoped to have Bill be a part of The Bob Newhart Show tributes at the TV Academy, but by then he was no longer traveling. He was one of the most positive people I ever knew, and we'll dearly miss him."

Daily's other credits include Bewitched, The Farmer's Daughter and The Mary Tyler Moore Show.


Barbara Eden pays tribute to late 'I Dream of Jeannie' co-star Bill Daily
Barbara Eden took to Twitter this weekend to pay tribute to Bill Daily, the late actor who co-starred with her in the sitcom I Dream of Jeannie.

"Our favorite zany astronaut, Bill Daily has passed. Billy was wonderful to work with. He was a funny, sweet man that kept us all on our toes. I'm so thankful to have known and worked with that rascal. Until we meet again Billy, xo -B #RIPBillDaily," Eden tweeted Saturday.

Eden, now 87, played a magical genie, while Daily and Larry Hagman portrayed astronauts on the TV show, which initially ran 1965-70 and has remained popular in re-runs for years.


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"Taylor Swift and Beyoncé have got that kind of thing covered, and they've got better legs than me."
--Paul McCartney, joking about why he records concept albums rather than modern pop records, on The Tonight Show



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Which former 'Gotham' star is joining DC's 'Swamp Thing' series?


Rapper Mac Miller dead at 26: reports
Rapper Mac Miller, whose album Blue Slide Park debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200, died Friday at his Studio City, Calif., home, law enforcement sources said. He was 26.

TMZ was the first to report his death, citing police. Variety confirmed the news.

Miller, born Malcolm James McCormick, was at home when a friend called 911 saying he was in cardiac arrest. Police have not confirmed his cause of death.

Miller split from singer Ariana Grande in May after two years of dating. The couple cited their busy schedules as the reason for their breakup, but the "No Tears Left to Cry" singer also pointed to Miller's substance abuse problems.

"I am not a babysitter or a mother and no woman should feel that they need to be," she wrote on Twitter. "I have cared for him and tried to support his sobriety and prayed for his balance for years (and always will of course) but shaming/blaming women for a man's inability to keep his [expletive] together is a very major problem."

In May, Grande said she would always adore Miller.

"I respect and adore him endlessly and am grateful to have him in my life in any form, at all times regardless of how our relationship changes or what the universe holds for each of us!" she wrote on Instagram.


Heidi Klum, Tim Gunn leave 'Project Runway' for new Amazon series
Longtime Project Runway stars Heidi Klum and Tim Gunn are leaving the show for a new Amazon series.

The Hollywood Reporter confirmed the 45-year-old model and 65-year-old fashion consultant will not return when Project Runway returns to Bravo for its 17th season.

Klum and Gunn will instead develop, produce and star in a new fashion reality show for Amazon Prime Video. Details are being kept under wraps, although Deadline said the series aims "to make fashion accessible to a wide audience."

"After 16 incredible seasons, I am saying 'Auf Wiedersehen' to Project Runway, a show that I was honored to host and help create," Klum said. "I am incredible proud of the show, and it will always have a special place in my heart."

"I am grateful to Project Runway for putting me on a path I never, in my wildest dreams, thought my career would take me!" Gunn added. "I am so proud to have been a part of the groundbreaking process that showcased talented young designers as never before."

Project Runway aired for five seasons on Bravo before moving to Lifetime for Seasons 6 to 16. Bravo reacquired the show this year after Lifetime's deal with The Weinstein Co. fell apart in the wake of Harvey Weinstein's sex abuse scandal.

Klum and Gunn have yet to address their exit on social media. The pair appeared in a photo together during an outing in Los Angeles last week.

"Look who I'm with in LA! The fabulous @heidiklum XOXO," Gunn wrote on Twitter.


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Which former 'Gotham' star is joining DC's 'Swamp Thing' series?

Crystal Reed has been cast as Abby Arcane in DC's upcoming drama series Swamp Thing that is set to debut on streaming service DC Universe.

DC announced Reed's casting on Twitter Thursday alongside comic book art of Abby being held by Swamp Thing. "Love is calling Abby Arcane to the swamp. Welcome @CrystalmReed to the #DCUniverse," the company said.

Abby, a doctor known for her strong sense of empathy, has been featured in the comics as the wife and partner of Swamp Thing. Reed will be seen on the show dealing with a life-threatening epidemic in her hometown when she comes into contact with scientist Alec Holland. Together the pair will enter into a world of horror and the supernatural.

Swamp Thing, based on the DC Comics character of the same name, hails from executive producers James Wan, Mark Verheiden, Gary Dauberman and Michael Clear, the team behind horror films The Conjuring, It and Annabelle. Wan is also the director on Aquaman starring Jason Momoa which hits theaters on Dec. 14.

Swamp Thing is the third liv-action series set to appear on DC Universe behind Titans and Doom Patrol. The service launches on Sept. 15 with Titans arriving on Oct. 12. No release date has been set for Swamp Thing or Doom Patrol.

Reed previously starred as Sofia Falcone on Gotham during Season 4.