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‘Justice League’ Powers to $13 Million at Thursday Box Office

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Warner Bros.’ “Justice League” powered to $13 million at the Thursday previews, on it’s way to an impressive $110 million opening weekend. The Thursday preshow number for “Justice League” topped the preview ticket sales for “Wonder Woman,” which earlier this year grossed $11 million on Thursday night. The Patty Jenkins-directed film went on to gross $103.3 million its opening weekend. 2016’s “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice,” also starring Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill and Gal Gadot, grossed a whopping $27.7 million in previews and had an $166 million opening. “Justice League” is expected to earn somewhere in the $110 million to $115 »


- Beatrice Verhoeven

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16 Scenes In the ‘Justice League’ Trailers That Were Not In the Finished Movie

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(Spoilers ahead for “Justice League”) Given that the Joss Whedon-helmed reshoots on “Justice League” went on significantly longer than planned, it’s not really a surprise that some scenes from the marketing didn’t make the final cut. But it’s still fun to take a look at what was meant to be and compare it to what we actually got. So let’s do that right now. »


- Phil Owen

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Ryan Seacrest Under Investigation Over Allegations by Former ‘E! News’ Wardrobe Stylist

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Ryan Seacrest has denied allegations of inappropriate behavior by a former “E! News” wardrobe stylist. The allegations have not been made public, but an E! spokesperson confirmed on Friday that the network has opened an investigation into the matter. Seacrest himself has preemptively denied the allegations from his tenure as host on the entertainment news program. “Recently, someone that worked as a wardrobe stylist for me nearly a decade ago at E! News, came forward with a complaint suggesting I behaved inappropriately toward her. If I made her feel anything but respected, I am truly sorry. I dispute these reckless allegations. »


- Reid Nakamura

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Patrick Stewart Challenges Blake Shelton to a Sexy-Off (Photo)

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The gauntlet of sexy has been thrown down. On the heels of Blake Shelton’s coolly-received coronation as People’s Sexiest Man Alive this week, “The Voice” coach Shelton received a cheeky challenge coming from the direction of “Star Trek: The Next Generation” alum Patrick Stewart. In a challenge that was also extended to former Sexiest Man Alive recipients, Stewart urged the trio to “come at me” — as soon as they manage to achieve his level of sexiness. Also Read: Blake Shelton's 'Sexiest Man Alive' Title Sparks Mockery on Twitter, 'Deep Hurt' From Mike Huckabee “Gentlemen, come at me when you are This sexy, »


- Tim Kenneally

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Hilarie Burton Says ‘One Tree Hill’ Creator Mark Schwahn Forced Himself on Her

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One Tree Hill” star Hilarie Burton detailed sexual assault allegations against showrunner Mark Schwahn on Friday, saying that he forced himself upon her on multiple occasions, once while on a call with then-cw President Dawn Ostroff. Burton said in an interview with Variety that Schwahn began pursuing an inappropriate relationship with her in the show’s third season, when he decided that she was “his muse.” Then, while on location during filming of the show’s fourth season, he kissed Burton in a limo while pitching the show’s fifth season to the network. “I’m leaning in listening, and »


- Reid Nakamura

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A Secret Pro-Trump Message Was Hidden on a ‘Transformers’ Toy

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The “Transformers” franchise is known for many things: catch phrases, like “Autobots, roll out”; garish Michael Bay movies; the battle between good and evil robots who can turn into various kinds of vehicles. One thing it is not known for is full-throated support for Donald Trump’s polarizing agenda. Until now. As io9 reports, one eagle-eyed Twitter user discovered this week that the acronym Maga – shorthand for Trump’s campaign slogan “Make America Great Again” — somehow ended up hidden on one of Hasbro’s new “Power of the Primes” Transformers toy line. The message, found on a toy of the classic character Jazz, »


- Phil Hornshaw

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Top 25 Best Netflix Original Series, Ranked From Great to Phenomenal (Photos)

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There is a ridiculous number of original series available on Netflix right now — so many it’s almost impossible to keep up with them. Even Netflix seems to have a tough time making sure its viewers know about its shows. We dug into the annals of Netflix series and plucked out the very best ones for your enjoyment. Here they are in order of great to phenomenal. 24. “The Get DownBaz Luhrmann’s musical drama looks to capture the moments surrounding the birth of hip-hop in New York. The series brings a lot of excitement, along with Luhrmann’s signature visual style, »


- Phil Hornshaw

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Rev Run Family Comedy Series Ordered by Netflix

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Rev. Run is taking his family shenanigans to Netflix. The streaming service has given a 10-episode pickup to a new scripted comedy series starring the Run-d.M.C. co-founder and vocalist. The untitled show from ABC Studios and Amblin Television stars Rev. Run (real name: Joseph Simmons) as a rap legend whose wife decides to live out her own dreams, thus interrupting his plans for relaxing. The rapper’s wife will be played by Rev. Run’s real-life wife, Justine. Also Read: Here's the One Penis Joke From Nick Kroll's 'Big Mouth' Series That Netflix Didn't Like Jeremy Bronson (“The Mayor”) wrote the script. »


- Ryan Gajewski

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Lena Dunham Defends ‘Girls’ Writer Accused of Rape: ‘We Stand by Murray’

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Girls” creator and star Lena Dunham is speaking out in defense of Murray Miller, a former executive producer and writer on her HBO comedy accused of raping underage actress Aurora Perrineau. “While our first instinct is to listen to every woman’s story, our insider knowledge of Murray’s situation makes us confident that sadly this accusation is one of the 3% of assault cases that are misreported every year,” Dunham said through spokesperson. The statement was cosigned by her “Girls” showrunner Jenni Konner. “It is a true shame to add to that number, as outside of Hollywood women still struggle to be. »


- Matt Donnelly

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‘Captain Phillips’ Writer Billy Ray to Rewrite New ‘Terminator’ Movie

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Captain Phillips” screenwriter Billy Ray has been hired to rewrite the new “Terminator” movie for Paramount and Skydance, TheWrap has learned. “Deadpool” breakout Tim Miller is slated to direct, with original director James Cameron producing the film which will disregard all sequels produced after 1991’s “Terminator 2: Judgment Day.” The new “Terminator” film will also act as an introduction of a whole new cast of characters. “This is a continuation of the story from ‘Terminator 1’ and ‘Terminator 2.’ And we’re pretending the other films were a bad dream,” Cameron said in an interview with The Hollywood Reporter. “Or an alternate. »


- Umberto Gonzalez

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‘A Wrinkle in Time': Watch the Stunning New Teaser (Video)

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Disney has released a first-look teaser for Ava DuVernay’s “A Wrinkle in Time,” two days before the new trailer will drop. “What if we are here for a reason?” Chris Pine’s character says in the trailer. “What if we are part of something truly divine?” In the trailer, we see stunning new shots of Reese Witherspoon and Mindy Kaling, as well as Storm Reid. Also Read: Ava DuVernay Worries Audiences May Not Like 'A Wrinkle in Time' “A Wrinkle in Time” centers on Meg Murry, a high-school-aged girl who is traumatized by the disappearance of her gifted-scientist father. »


- Beatrice Verhoeven

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‘Swat’ Lands Full-Season Order, ‘9JKL’ Gets More Episodes at CBS

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Fans of “S.W.A.T.” and “9JKL” are getting varying degrees of good news.

CBS has handed out a full-season order to Shemar Moore cop series “S.W.A.T.,” while Mark Feuerstein-starring family comedy “9JKL” has picked up three additional episodes. “S.W.A.T.” is averaging 10.36 million viewers on Thursdays, while “9JKL” averages 7.4 million viewers on Mondays.

Based on the 2003 film of the same name, “S.W.A.T.” is a co-production between Sony Pictures Television and CBS Television Studios. It stars Moore, Stephanie Sigman, Alex Russell, Jay Harrington, Lina Esco, Kenny Johnson, Peter Onorati and David Lim. »


- Ryan Gajewski

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’90 Day Fiance': Azan Is ’55 Percent’ Physically Attracted to Nicole (Exclusive Video)

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Pack up those arrows, Cupid — your work is done here. On Sunday’s “90 Day Fiance” episode, Azan tells his American bride-to-be Nicole that he’s “55 percent” physically attracted to her. For the other 45 percent to be possible, Azan drags his lady to the gym. “I want to be healthy, but I don’t think I need to change myself for a man for him to love me,” Nicole says in the above sneak peek clip, which is exclusive to TheWrap. Also Read: '90 Day Fiance': Tux Shopping With Evelyn Seems Like a Blast (Exclusive Video) There’s just one condition conflicting with Nicole’s. »

- Tony Maglio

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Women Filmmakers From the Middle East and North Africa Unite to Champion Female Artists

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Female artists and filmmakers from across the Middle East and North Africa will come together on Saturday to bridge cultural and political divides through storytelling. The Women Creating Change (Wcc) launch event, which will be held at Los Angeles City College, will bring together women from across the region for a panel conversation featuring prominent Middle Eastern and North African filmmakers, one-on-one networking session with women from the industry and a screening of the award-winning documentary short “Women in Sink” from Israeli director Iris Zaki. “The three goals we’re working toward are empowering women, creating a community for the Middle Eastern and. »


- Reid Nakamura

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‘Project Runway’ Contestant Wendy Pepper Dies

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Wendy Pepper, a fashion designer who competed on two seasons of “Project Runway” has died. According to a death notice posted in the Washington Post on Friday, Pepper, born Anne Eustis Pepper, died peacefully on Sunday “surrounded by her loving family.” “We are saddened to hear of the passing of another member of the Project Runway family, designer Wendy Pepper, this year,” Lifetime network said in a statement. “Wendy was one of the original designers that sent creations down the catwalk, paving the way for other designers to come. We wish her family and friends peace during this difficult time. »


- Reid Nakamura

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‘Gunpowder’ Trailer: Remember, Remember Kit Harington in November (Video)

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Jon Snow fans, you won’t have to wait until “Game of Thrones” returns for your Kit Harington fix, and we’ve got a new trailer to get you hyped. Harington is starring in HBO’s upcoming three-part miniseries “Gunpowder,” which is all about the plot to blow up the House of Lords and kill King James I in the early 1600s. Harington is Robert Catesby, the mastermind behind the Gunpowder Plot in 1605 London. Catesby is a Catholic in Protestant England, which if you remember your history lessons, means he’s treated anything but well by the royals. “The Fifth of November. »


- Ashley Boucher

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Murderer of Jenna Dewan Tatum’s ‘Step Up’ Stand-in Gets 30 Years in Prison

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The man who killed a Washington, D.C. yoga instructor who served as Jenna Dewan Tatum’s stand-in for the film “Step Up” was sentenced to 30 years in prison for the crime on Friday, ABC affiliate Wjla reports. Duane Johnson, also known as Adrian Duane Johnson, pleaded guilty to first degree felony murder in connection to the Christmas 2016 killing of Tricia McCauley in September. The U.S. attorney’s office said that McCauley left her Washington, D.C., home on Dec. 25, 2016 en route to a friend’s holiday party when she encountered Johnson, who entered her car and sexually assaulted her. »


- Tim Kenneally

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‘Girls’ Writer Murray Miller Accused of Raping Underage Actress Aurora Perrineau (Exclusive)

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Actress Aurora Perrineau has gone to police to accuse “Girls” writer and executive producer Murray Miller of raping her in 2012, when she was 17 years old, TheWrap has exclusively learned. Perrineau, who has appeared in Jennifer Lawrence’s “Passengers” and is the daughter of “Lost” actor Harold Perrineau, told TheWrap she filed a report with the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department on Friday. TheWrap obtained the results of a polygraph test Perrineau said she passed in September in which she detailed her accusations against Murray, who was also a producer on the Fox animated comedies “King of the Hill” and “American. »


- Matt Donnelly and Tim Molloy

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How Japan’s ‘In This Corner of the World’ Captures 1940s Hiroshima Before the A-Bomb

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Sunao Katabuchi pulled a book out of his bag and held it up to the audience at a recent screening of his film “In This Corner of the World.” It was ratty, folded and in pieces, because for six years, he took diligent notes and was painstakingly accurate in recreating 1940s Hiroshima before the atomic bomb dropped. Katabuchi interviewed Japanese survivors kept out of the city, all of whom are now in their eighties. He got a glimpse of how people in Japan lived in the months leading up to that fateful day. Katabuchi wanted to know what parks children. »


- Brian Welk

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Rupert Murdoch Made $585 Million on Friday as Fox Suitors Line Up

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Even if he’s not selling, Rupert Murdoch is still cashing in on the rumors that certain 21st Century Fox assets are on the auction block. Dude’s fortune rose nearly $600 million on Friday for doing nothing — how much did you make today? Murdoch owns 8,838,376 shares of Class A Common Stock and 310,889,98 of the voting class, Class B. Foxa stock closed up $1.83 per share today, which represented a 6.24 percent increase. Doing a little math, that means Rupert Murdoch made more than $585.1 million today. Yeah, he’s gonna have a better weekend than you. Also Read: Kiss Frontman Gene »


- Tony Maglio

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