February 23, 2021
Here's the Scoop...
The Croods: A New Age is the No. 1 movie in North America this weekend, earning an additional $1.7 million in receipts, BoxOfficeMojo.com announced Sunday.
Coming in at No. 2 is The Little Things with $1.2 million, followed by Judas and the Black Messiah at No. 3 with $905,000, Wonder Woman 1984 at No. 4 with $805,000 and The Marksman at No. 5 with $775,000.
Rounding out the top tier are Monster Hunter at No. 6 with $510,000, Nomadland at No. 7 with $503,000, Land at No. 8 with $500,000, News of the World at No. 9 with $245,000 and The War with Grandpa at No. 10 with $224,000.
Several of the films in the Top 10 are also available on streaming or pay-per-view, home-theater platforms as part of a strategy to appeal to wider audiences during the coronavirus pandemic.
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Kim Kardashian files for divorce from Kanye West
Kim Kardashian filed for divorce from Kanye West on Friday. TMZ first reported the news and Us Magazine confirmed it.
Divorce lawyer Laura Wasser filed the papers according to both outlets. TMZ reports Kardashian is seeking joint custody of their four children -- North, Saint, Chicago and Psalm West, ages 7, 5, 3 and 1 -- and both are abiding by a prenuptial agreement.
West proposed to Kardashian on Oct. 21, 2013 at AT&T Park in in San Francisco after dating since 2012. He hired a 50 piece orchestra and beamed the message "PLEEEASE MARRY MEEE!!!" on the Jumbotron.
They married in May 2014 in a secret ceremony at Forte di Belvedere in Florence, Italy. The couple already made headlines for West's rap music career and Kardashian's reality TV and entrepreneurship celebrity. Kardashian also began legal aid work to help free Death Row inmates.
In 2020, West announced his candidacy for President in the November election. In July, Kardashian addressed West's bipolar diagnosis and asked for compassion as West expressed his thoughts publicly.
West recently dropped a surprise EP, Emmanuel, on Christmas Day. The Kardashian family's reality series Keeping Up with the Kardashians ends in its 20th season this year.
Daft Punk split up after 28 years of music
Daft Punk has split up after 28 years of making music.
The French electronic music duo, composed of Guy-Manuel Homem-Christo and Thomas Bangalter, announced their retirement Monday.
In a video, titled "Epilogue," Homem-Christo and Bangalter are seen walking in the desert in black outfits and their signature helmets. The pair face each other before one walks away and explodes.
The clip features excerpts from Daft Punk's 2006 film Electroma and a choral version of the duo's song "Touch."
Daft Punk's publicist, Kathryn Frazier, confirmed Monday to Variety that the duo have broken up.
Daft Punk formed in Paris in 1993 and released such singles as "One More Time," "Digital Love" and "Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger." The duo composed the film score for the 2010 film Tron: Legacy and released their fourth album, Random Access Memories, in 2013.
Daft Punk won four Grammy awards for Random Access Memories, including Album of the Year and Record of the Year for "Get Lucky," in 2014.
More recently, Daft Punk collaborated with The Weeknd on his songs "Starboy" and "I Feel It Coming."
Edgar Wright adapting Stephen King's 'Running Man'
Hot Fuzz and Baby Driver filmmaker Edgar Wright is set to helm a movie based on Stephen King's story, The Running Man.
The new Paramount Pictures film is expected to be a faithful adaptation of the 1982 dystopian novel King penned under the pseudonym Richard Bachman.
Wright will direct the movie and is co-writing it with Michael Bacall.
No casting has been announced yet.
The futuristic tale is about a television game show in which contestants are hunted and killed.
It was previously adapted as a 1987 film directed by Paul Michael Glaser and starring Arnold Schwarzenegger.
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Paramount+ eyes 'Criminal Minds' revival
Paramount+, the new name for the streaming service CBS All Access, is trying to bring back Criminal Minds, the crime drama the CBS broadcast network canceled last year after 15 seasons.
Deadline, Variety and Entertainment Weekly reported the revival news Friday.
Showrunner and executive producer Erica Messer is set to return, but it is unclear if any cast members from the original series about FBI profilers will be back.
The ensemble included at various times Mandy Patinkin, Thomas Gibson, A.J. Cook, Shemar Moore, Paget Brewster, Joe Mantegna, Jeanne Tripplehorn, Jennifer Love Hewitt, Aisha Tyler and Adam Rodriguez.
CBS Studios, Paramount+ and ABC Signature -- which are all involved in the project -- have not commented on the show's possible revival.