November 20, 2023
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BoxOfficeMojo.com revealed Sunday that "The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds & Snakes" secured the top spot in North America, amassing $44 million in box office receipts over the weekend.
Following closely behind, "Trolls Band Together" claimed the No. 2 position, earning $30.6 million. "The Marvels" landed at No. 3 with $10.2 million, while "Thanksgiving" and "Five Nights at Freddy's" secured the No. 4 and No. 5 spots, respectively, with $10.2 million and $3.5 million in earnings.
The top-tier rankings were completed by "The Holdovers" at No. 6 with $2.7 million, "Next Goal Wins" at No. 8 with $2.4 million, "Priscilla" at No. 9 with $2.3 million, and "Killers of the Flower Moon" rounding out the list at No. 10 with $1.9 million.
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Blue Bloods' Announces Two-Part Final Season
CBS confirmed in a press release on Monday that the long-running police drama Blue Bloods will wrap up with its upcoming Season 14.
The final season will be divided into two parts, with Part 1 set to debut on Feb. 16 at 10 p.m. EST on CBS, followed by Part 2 airing in fall 2024. The series is also available for streaming on Paramount+.
Debuting in September 2010, Blue Bloods follows the story of New York City Police Commissioner Frank Reagan (Tom Selleck) and his family, who are deeply involved in the criminal justice system. The ensemble cast includes Donnie Wahlberg, Bridget Moynahan, Will Estes, Len Cariou, Marisa Ramirez, and Vanessa Ray.
During its 2022-2023 season, Blue Bloods ranked as Friday's top primetime show and the third-highest broadcast drama, drawing in 9.54 million viewers.
CBS Entertainment President Amy Reisenbach and CBS Studios President David Stapf expressed gratitude for the series' success and its dedicated fan base. They also acknowledged the show's creator Leonard Goldberg and the exceptional work of the cast, crew, and production teams.
Tom Selleck, reflecting on his time with the series, praised the collaborative efforts and expressed gratitude to CBS Studios and the network for their continuous support, acknowledging the significance of showcasing the importance of family and honoring the men and women in law enforcement.
Additionally, the Paramount+ series SEAL Team, starring David Boreanaz, is set to conclude with its seventh and final season.
Taylor Swift Crowned Top Artist at Billboard Music Awards
The Billboard Music Awards celebrated its winners in a virtual ceremony on Sunday night, with Taylor Swift and Morgan Wallen leading the honorees.
Taylor Swift clinched a whopping 10 awards, including the prestigious Top Artist accolade, while Morgan Wallen secured 11 wins.
The ceremony kicked off by announcing several winners, including Zac Brown Band for Top Country Duo/Group and Selena Gomez and Rema for "Calm Down" as Top Afrobeats Song.
The evening saw a diverse array of artists recognized for their achievements. Notable winners included Nicki Minaj for Top Rap Female Artist, Metro Boomin, The Weeknd, and 21 Savage for Top Collaboration with "Creepin'," Lauren Daigle for Top Christian Artist, Kanye West for Top Gospel Artist, Joey Moi for Top Hot 100 Producer, and Coldplay for Top Rock Touring Artist.
Miley Cyrus garnered three awards for her song "Flowers" in categories such as Top Radio Song and Top Billboard Global 200 Song. Beyoncé secured wins for Top R&B Touring Artist, Top Dance/Electronic Artist, and Top Dance/Electronic Album for Renaissance.
Bad Bunny celebrated three victories for Top Latin Artist, Top Latin Male Artist, and Top Latin Album for Un Verano Sin Ti. Similarly, 21 Savage claimed three awards, including Top Rap Album and Top Rap Song.
Other standout artists like SZA, Zach Bryan, Drake, The Weeknd, Karol G, Bebe Rexha, and David Guetta were among the recipients, each making significant wins in various categories.
The event featured spectacular performances, including Mariah Carey's rendition of "All I Want for Christmas Is You," and appearances from K-pop sensations like Jungkook, Latto, Stray Kids, and NewJeans, who also took home awards.
The highlight of the night was Morgan Wallen's performance at Truist Park and his subsequent triumph in multiple categories, including Top Male Artist and Top Country Album.
Taylor Swift concluded the event by being named Top Artist of the year, along with clinching several other awards, including Top Female Artist and Top Billboard 200 Artist.
The night was a celebration of diverse musical talents, highlighting the exceptional contributions made by artists across various genres and backgrounds.
New Year's Rockin' Eve with Ryan Seacrest Extended Through 2029
The iconic New Year's Eve celebration, Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve with Ryan Seacrest, is set to keep the party going until 2029.
ABC and Dick Clark Productions have inked a deal extension, elongating the annual special's run through January 1, 2029, extending beyond the previous agreement that was slated to end in 2024.
Renowned as the longest-standing New Year's Eve television event, the show had its debut on NBC in 1972 and migrated to ABC in 1974.
Originally helmed by the late Dick Clark for three decades, the reins were passed to Ryan Seacrest, who began hosting in December 2005. Seacrest has continued as the solo host since Clark's passing in 2012.
The Rockin' Eve spectacular features live performances by top artists and captures the thrilling moment of the annual ball drop in New York City's Times Square.
Mark your calendars for this year's event, airing on December 31st, starting at 8 p.m. EST.
Last year's show boasted a viewership of 13.8 million, continuing its tradition of ringing in the new year with millions of celebrants nationwide.
Suki Waterhouse confirms pregnancy, expecting child with Robert Pattinson
Suki Waterhouse, the 31-year-old singer, model, and actress, revealed exciting news at the Corona Capital Festival in Mexico: she's expecting her first child with actor Robert Pattinson.
During her performance, Waterhouse playfully revealed her baby bump, saying, "I'm extra sparkly today because I thought it might distract you from something else that's going on," while humorously opening her coat.
Speculation around Waterhouse's pregnancy surfaced after she was spotted on a hike with Pattinson, 37, in Los Angeles earlier this month.
The couple, first linked in July 2018, made a public appearance together at the Met Gala in May this year.
Waterhouse has previously been in relationships with actors Bradley Cooper and Diego Luna, while Pattinson was known for his relationships with actress Kristen Stewart and singer FKA twigs.
Waterhouse was recently seen in Daisy Jones & the Six, and Pattinson's most recent appearance was in The Batman.