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Weekend Box Office: October 15

Sun, 10/14/2018 - 12:49

10. A Simple Favor: $1.4 Million (down from 6th)                                                   

9. The Hate U Give: $1.8 Million (up from 13th)                                                     

8. The House With A Clock In Its Walls: $4 Million (down from 5th)                 

7. Bad Times At The El Royale: $7.2 Million (premiere)                                         

6. Night School: $8 Million (down from 4th)                                                           

5. Smallfoot: $9.3 Million (down from 3rd)                                                             

4. Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween: $16.2 Million (premiere)                       

3. First Man: $16.5 Million (premiere)                                                                       

2. A Star Is Born (2018): $28 Million (remained at 2nd)                                         

1. Venom (2018): $35.7 Million (remained at 1st)

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Claire Holt is Pregnant!

Sun, 10/14/2018 - 07:29

Claire Holt is pregnant! The actress shared the exciting news on her Instagram, alongside a photo of her and her husband, Andrew Joblon. Holt, who plays Rebekah Mikaelson on The Originals, wrote how “infinitely thankful” she is for this baby, after suffering a miscarriage this past March.

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Another Royal Wedding

Sun, 10/14/2018 - 07:27

Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank are married! The royal couple exchanged “I Dos” at St. George’s Chapel on Friday; the same place Prince Harry married Meghan Markle, only 5 months ago. The 28-year-old was walked down the aisle by her father, Prince Andrew. The 32-year-old met the Princess eight years ago through mutual friends.

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Kehlani Is Expecting

Sun, 10/14/2018 - 07:26

Kehlani is pregnant! The singer-songwriter announced on social media that she is expecting a baby girl. The 23-year-old is four months along.

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Kane Brown Says “I Do”

Sun, 10/14/2018 - 07:25

Kane Brown is married! The country singer tied the knot with his longtime love, 26-year-old, Katelyn Jae. The couple exchanged “I Dos” in front of family and friends in a ceremony just outside of Nashville on Friday. The 24-year-old’s wedding came just days after receiving his three American Music Award wins.

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Justin Prays for Ex

Sun, 10/14/2018 - 07:24

Justin Bieber is struggling with the news of Selena Gomez’s recent hospitalization. According to sources, he “isn’t taking the news well” and has been caught crying in public, by paparazzi. Another source told Us Weekly that “he still loves Selena as a friend and is praying for her.” The singers dated on and off for a few years, but broke up for the final time this past spring. Justin has since married Hailey Baldwin.

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Accidental, Not Suicide

Sun, 10/14/2018 - 07:23

Dolores O’Riordan’s death certificate has revealed that her death was accidental. According to the documents, obtained by TMZ, the Cranberries’ singer, who was found unresponsive in a London hotel bathtub, died from alcohol intoxication and drowning. At the time of her death, friends stated the 46-year-old had been depressed, implying she may have committed suicide, but in a voicemail just hours before her death, she sounded “upbeat and happy.” O’Riordan’s funeral was held in her native Ireland

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Death on Set

Sun, 10/14/2018 - 07:21

There was a death on the set of the upcoming Mr. Rogers movie. Emmy award winner James Emswiller was taking a smoke break when he had a heart attack and fell from a second-story balcony. The 61-year-old was taken to UPMC Mercy Hospital where he was pronounced dead. Emswiller won an Emmy for Outstanding Sound Mixing for a Limited Series for the HBO show Bessie.

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No Invite For Uncle Jeb

Sun, 10/14/2018 - 07:20

Jeb Bush wasn’t invited to niece Barbara Bush’s wedding. Former first lady, Laura Bush, told the New York Post that the failed presidential candidate didn’t make the cut. Laura also told journalist Cokie Roberts that “Barbara just kept it a secret, plus so few people were invited.” The guest list was limited to Barbara’s and groom, Craig Coyne’s immediate families. The ceremony took place outside at the family’s Walker Point compound in Maine, so that the bride’s 94-year-old grandfather, former President, George H.W. Bush could attend.

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Former Idol in the Slammer

Sun, 10/14/2018 - 07:18

Former American Idol contestant, Antonella Barba, was arrested for trying to distribute heroin. According to TMZ, the singer was busted last week in Virginia and is being charged with felony heroin distribution of 100g or more. The 31-year-old is being held without bond and a court date is set for this week. No word from Barba’s rep about the incident.

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Jason Biggs is Sober

Thu, 10/11/2018 - 21:51

Jason Biggs is celebrating one year sober. He posted an AA one-year medallion to Instagram, where he wrote that he had tried 5 years ago to clean up after an obsession with booze and drugs, but in the last year truly committed. His wife, Jenny Mollen, also shared a post congratulating him on the milestone.

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Birthdays: October 12

Thu, 10/11/2018 - 21:44

Josh Hutcherson – Actor, played Peeta Mellark in The Hunger Games – 26

Bode Miller – Olympic skier – 41

Marion Jones – shamed Olympic track star – 43

Kirk Cameron – Actor, Growing Pains – 49

Hugh Jackman – Actor, X-Men – 50

Carlos Bernard – Actor, 24 – 56

Chris Wallace – Fox News Sunday anchor – 71

BORN ON THIS DATE –

Luciano Pavarotti – operatic tenor – 1935

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History: October 12

Thu, 10/11/2018 - 21:43

1492

Christopher Columbus arrives in the New World.

He believed he had reached the shores of East Asia, when in reality he was on a Bahamian island. Columbus claimed the land for Ferdinand and Isabella, the monarchs of Spain. He was eager to discover and collect the gold and spice that the Far East promise – obviously to no avail.

Ultimately Columbus would lead 4 trips to the Americas, and charting the Gulf of Mexico, South and Central America, and many Caribbean islands – but without ever stepping foot in the United States.

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1810

The Crown Prince of Bavaria marries Therese von Sachsen-Hildburghausen, and locals celebrated the union with drinking and horse races.

The spectacle turned into an annual gala – we know it now as Oktoberfest. With time, it turned into a days-long event, beginning in late September nad ending the first Sunday in October.

Over 1 million gallons of beer are drank every year at the fest.

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1929

The Philadelphia Athletics pound 10 runs in the 8th inning of game 4 of the World Series against the Cubs.

They had been trailing 0-2 until then. In a “Dewey Defeats Truman” moment, 10,000 copies of the Springfield Daily News had already been printed deploring the A’s terrible gameplay before the 7th inning had even ended.

The A’s would eventually win the series in game 5 – their first in 16 years.

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1960

Ticked off at the Philippine delegation to the United Nations, Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev bangs his shoe against a table in a meting of the countries.

The Philippines accused the Soviet Union of hypocrisy for decrying colonialism in southeast Asia while occupying East Berlin.

Khrushchev grew furious, and in a fit of rage pulled off his sneaker and did the deed.

It took quite some work to restore order: the General Assembly President pounded his gavel so forcefully that it broke.

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1964

USSR spaceship Voskhod 1 blasts off from the Baikonur Cosmodrome. The mission would mark a two feats for manned space travel:

-FIRST with a crew of more than 1 person – in fact there were 3.

-FIRST to not have the crew wear spacesuits

The mission ended 2 days later. It was another blow to the dawdling American space program, a dynamic that would not shift until the US landed on the moon just before the end of the decade.

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2000

Terrorists attack the USS Cole while refueling in Yemen.

A rubber dinghy filled with explosives charged the ship, blowing a gaping hole in the hull and killing 17 sailors. 38 more were wounded.

It was assumed to be the handiwork of Osama bin Laden and al-Qaeda.

An investigation ensued – but there was no clear connection to the terrorist kingpin.

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2007

The UN grants Internet Inventor Al Gore with the Nobel Peace Prize for … making a movie about global warming.

The UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change credited the flick with kickstarting the global “green” movement.

Al also won an Oscar for Best Documentary.

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Pennsylvania Could Swing Entire House Picture

Thu, 10/11/2018 - 21:32

Pennsylvania could be the deciding state for determining control of the House of Representatives in the election less than a month from now. A court earlier this year ordered the re-drawing of the state’s congressional maps, moving most of them from overwhelmingly Republican to competitive and favoring Democrats. The state was one of the most gerrymandered in the country. But if things go the Dems’ way, Pennsylvania could account for more than one quarter of the 23 seats that they need to seize control of the House in the November 6th elections. The populous Pennsylvania districts add to many other suburban House seats around the country that might flip from Republican to Democrat—prognosticators say this is the result of President Trump losing educated, suburban women voters. 

—QUOTABLE: “They’re all suburban seats, they’re all places where we’re having trouble with women, and they’re all places where Republican voters — not necessarily Trump voters but Republican voters — want to send a message to the administration.” -Mike McKenna, GOP wonk

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Michelle Obama Rejects Incivility Talk

Thu, 10/11/2018 - 21:29

Former first lady Michelle Obama is repudiating the pot stirring rhetoric by Hillary Clinton and Eric Holder. On “The Today Show,” Mrs. Obama answered questions about Hillary’s comments that civility can only return when Republicans are drummed out of power, and Holder’s comments about kicking the political opposition. Michelle, who famously said “when they go low, we go high,” said “fear is not a proper motivator.” She reiterated her husband’s failed campaign promise of bringing hope to politics. We don’t want our kids to grow up and be vengeful, Mrs. Obama said.

—QUOTABLE: “Absolutely. Fear is not a proper motivator…Hope wins out, and if you think about how you want your kids to be raised, how you want them to think about life and their opportunities, do you want them afraid of their neighbors? Do you want them angry? Do you want them vengeful?” -Michelle Obama

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Trump Warns Holder

Thu, 10/11/2018 - 21:28

President Trump is kicking back. After former attorney general Eric Holder said at a campaign rally that “when they go low, we kick them,” the president said Holder’s off the cuff remark is a “disgusting statement.” “He better be careful what he’s wishing for,” Trump said of the top aide to failed former president Barack Obama. Holder is a rumored 2020 Dem presidential condender, and the president sent some shots across the bow. “Holder was held in contempt of Congress. Holder went after Christians,” he said. It looks like the midterms aren’t even over, and the next election is already on.

—QUOTABLE: ”He better be careful what he’s wishing for, that I can tell you. That’s a disgusting statement for him to make. For him to make a statement like that is a very dangerous statement…They better be careful with the rhetoric because it’s very dangerous what Holder said. Holder was held in contempt of Congress. Holder went after Christians. He went after our great evangelicals. He went after our tea party people, you know that, the IRS just settled that case.” -Trump

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Energized By Kavanaugh, GOP Plans Avalanche Of Judges

Thu, 10/11/2018 - 21:27

Republican Senators have their groove back when it comes to judicial confirmations. With the confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court complete, the Senate Judiciary Committee is pivoting to filling the rest of the federal courts. They’re eyeing up more than 40 district and circuit court judges they plan to confirm before the end of the year. Of particular interest to Judiciary Committee chairman Chuck Grassley is filling the D.C. Court of Appeals spot left open by the departure of Kavanaugh—the court is regarded as second in influence only to the Supreme Court. And committee members, inspired by the successful Kavanaugh brawl, are willing to burn the midnight oil to get the job done.

—QUOTABLE: “McConnell ought to keep the Senate in session until we get all 41 of those judges done.” -Grassley

—QUOTABLE: “I think we will easily get through them by the end of the year. If not, we will be here Christmas Day.” -Sen. John Kennedy, Republican of Louisiana

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Arizona Dem Makes A Fool Of Herself

Thu, 10/11/2018 - 21:25

The GOP senate candidate in Arizona is experiencing a polling bump. Martha McSally, the Republican running to replace the outgoing Sen. Jeff Flake, is out to a six point lead over Democrat Kyrsten Sinema. The polling bump is an anomaly in a race where the two have been locked in a dead heat for months. But comments Sinema made about Arizona back in 2011 could spell big trouble for the looney liberal—in a video of a speech seven years ago, Sinema called Arizona “the crazy state” and Arizonans “crazy.” She states in the video that Arizona is crazy because of one factor: “they’re called Republicans,” she said. She goes even further in comments at an out of state speech to liberal activists.

—QUOTABLE: ”I want to talk to you about some of the things that I think that you can do to stop your state from becoming Arizona.” -Sinema in 2011 speech to liberal activists

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Kanye Solidifies Love Of Trump

Thu, 10/11/2018 - 21:24

Kanye West is giving President Trump a big bear hug, figuratively speaking. West visited the White House on Thursday to discuss his ideas for criminal justice reform and unifying the country. In particular he encouraged the president to oppose stop and frisk policies in places like Chicago. Afterwards, West told reporters, “I love this guy” and credited Trump with making progress on North Korea.

—QUOTABLE: “A liberal would try to control a black person through the concept of racism, because they know we are very proud, emotional people…When I say I like Trump, they say ‘Oh, but he’s racist.’ Do you think racism could control me? That won’t stop me.” -West

—QUOTABLE: “He can speak for me anytime he wants. He’s a smart cookie. He gets it.” -Trump

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League Championship Series Overview

Thu, 10/11/2018 - 18:59

After six
months and 162 games and the Wildcard and Division Championship Series’ the MLB
final four have been set.

In the
American League, things have pretty much ended up the way they had looked all
season with two 100 win juggernauts meeting to see who will represent the
American League in the World Series.

Defending World
Series Champion Houston Astros will open the League Championship Series at
Boston on Saturday with first pitch at 7:09pm CST with coverage on TBS.

The National
League Championship Series features the two hottest pitching staffs in MLB.

The Central
Division Champions Milwaukee Brewers will open the League Championship Series
at home against the Los Angeles Dodgers Friday first pitch at 7:09pm on FS1.

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