‘The Last Jedi’ Opening To $208M-$214M: How Disney Continues To Win With The ‘Star Wars’ Franchise

Refresh for updates and chart Disney/Lucasfilm’s Star Wars: The Last Jedi earned its third straight A CinemaScore for the franchise since the Burbank, CA studio took ownership of the brand. Industry estimates project that Episode VIII directed by Rian Johnson will earn $100.4M tonight, easily the second best opening day after Force Awakens‘ $119M, and a three-day between $208M-$214M. It becomes wild to pinpoint for box office analysts, because when the grosses are this…

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“Hello, Clarice” – Jodie Foster Visits Stephen Colbert For Special Probe Into Lecter Ties To Trump

Stephen Colbert says hello to special agent Clarice Starling tonight, as Jodie Foster joins him for a segment reprising her Silence of the Lambs role as the FBI novice who bonds with Dr. Hannibal Lecter. Clarice has some questions regarding Robert Mueller’s probe into Trump’s ties to Russia directed toward Hannibal Lecter (Stephen Colbert).

The Late Show (@colbertlateshow) December 16, 2017

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Mike Francesa Signs Off From WFAN After 30 Years Of Sports Talk

Sports radio talkshow host Mike Francesa signed off New York’s WFAN radio station today after 30 years, ending a run as one of the top sportscasters in the metropolitan area.
Francesa, 63, whose contract expires in December, helped build sports talk radio into the monster format it is today. He began at WFAN as a weekend host, then a fill-in for absent, bigger-name colleagues, until finally teaming with partner Chris “Mad Dog” Russo on the long-running “Mike and the Mad…

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NRhythm Helping In Fight Against Addiction

She’s a world-renowned music supervisor. She has worked with the film world searching for just the right music for projects like “The Shack.” She also served as a judge on Nashville Star, although her talent connections were already strong, working closely with everyone from Peter Frampton to Keith …

‘Exorcist’ EPs Talk Tonight’s Finale, Possible Season 3 & Disney/Fox Deal

SPOILER ALERT: This story contains details of tonight’s The Exorcist Season 2 finale
EXCLUSIVE: “You know, we’ve been promising that war is coming to some extent from the very beginning of this show and I think Season 3 is the war arriving,” says The Exorcist executive producer Jeremy Slater of tonight’s ominous Season 2 finale and where the Alfonso Herrera and Ben Daniels led Fox horror series could go next if it’s renewed.

Of course, such a renewal for the show based…

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Commission on Sexual Harassment Formed By Hollywood Heavyweights; Anita Hill Will Chair

Entertainment heavyweights are funding a new Commission on Sexual Harassment and Advancing Equality in the Worksplace, which will be chaired by Anita Hill, a law professor who once accused Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas of sexual harassment.

Attendees at the meeting to form the commission included Ari Emanuel, William Morris Endeavor co-chair; Bob Iger, Disney chairman/CEO; Bryan Lourd, CAA co-chair; Carol Lombardini, Alliance Motion Picture and Television…

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Anita Hill Chairs Hollywood Anti-Sexual Harassment Commission Formed by Top Execs

Spurred by the multitude of sexual abuse scandals, top Hollywood executives have tapped Anita Hill to chair the newly formed Commission on Sexual Harassment and Advancing Equality in the Workplace. The commission made the announcement Friday following a meeting convened by Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy, Nike Foundation founder and co-chair Maria Eitel, Nina Shaw, and […]

Arnon Milchan Sues Warren Beatty Over ‘Rules Don’t Apply’ Flop

Last year, Arnon Milchan was effusive in his praise of Warren Beatty, whose film “Rules Don’t Apply” he had agreed to help finance. In an interview with Variety, the Israeli-born financier said he put his full confidence in “the master.” “We all put in the money and said, ‘Go make your movie. We will leave […]