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'Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald' tops box office with magical $62 million debut
© 2018 WARNER BROS. ENTERTAINMENT INC. (LOS ANGELES) -- Warner Brothers' Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald delivered an estimated $62 million in its opening weekend -- a little shy of the $65 million the studio had anticipated, but more than enough to top the weekend box office. Overseas, the latest chapter in the Fantastic Beasts franchise -- starring Jude Law, Johnny Depp and Eddie Redmayne -- earned an estimated $191 million, including record openings in a number of countries, including Russia and Brazil. Worldwide, the film's weekend tally is expected to reach $253 million. The Grinch slipped to number...
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"The Voice" recap: The top 13 singers perform
Reagan Strange performs; NBC/Tyler Golden (NEW YORK) -- The Voice was live on Monday, with the top 13 artists competing for America’s vote, advised by their coaches Adam Levine, Blake Shelton, Jennifer Hudson and Kelly Clarkson. Two artists will be sent home on Tuesday, based on America’s vote. On Monday, each artist took the stage with a special dedication. Here are the highlights of Monday night's show: Team Blake’s Chris Kroeze kicked things off with his version of The Beatles’ “Let It Be,” dedicated to Jayme Closs, the 13-year-old from Chris’ hometown of Baron County, Wisconsin, who is missing and ...
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The Greatest Showman: In 'DWTS' finale shocker, Bobby Bones wins the Mirrorball Trophy
ABC/Eric McCandless (LOS ANGELES) -- Bobby Bones, the radio host and comedian who remained, in his own words, "clueless" about dancing throughout the entire competition, was named the champion of Dancing with the Stars season 27 on Monday night. Throughout the competition, Bobby and his pro partner Sharna Burgess were never among the highest-scoring couples, but their routines -- featuring Bobby's manic energy and wacky enthusiasm -- were crowd pleasers, and Bobby emerged as a fan favorite. The judges saluted Bobby as "the people's champion," and praised his ability to entertain. Still, it was shocking to see Bobby -- whose...
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Billie Lourd says 'American Horror Story' helped her cope with mom Carrie Fisher’s death
Kevin Winter/Getty Images (NEW YORK) -- Billie Lourd suffered two very painful, public losses when both her mother, Carrie Fisher, and grandmother, Debbie Reynolds, died in December 2016. The 26-year-old actress recently revealed that a large part of her coping process can be credited to working on American Horror Story, and to the show's creator, Ryan Murphy. She just wrapped up season eight of the hit FX show, AHS: Apocalypse, after joining its seventh season, AHS: Cult, in 2017. "When Ryan offered me Cult, it was just a few months after my mom passed, and it honestly helped me process...
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Jessica Chastain reportedly welcomed baby girl via surrogate months ago
ABC/Randy Holmes (LOS ANGELES) -- Surprise! Jessica Chastain is apparently a new mom. According to E! News, the 41-year-old actress and her husband, Gian Luca Passi de Preposulo, welcomed a baby girl via surrogate seven months ago. E! confirms the baby girl, named Giulietta Chastain Passi, was born in Los Angeles on April 4, 2018. On Saturday, Chastain and her husband were spotted toting their daughter in a baby carrier while walking around New York City. And last month, the actress was also photographed pushing a stroller around the set of her upcoming movie, Eve. It is the first child...
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Watch now: Fred Savage (reluctantly) stars in 'Once Upon a Deadpool' trailer
Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation (NEW YORK) -- What better way to get into the holiday spirit than by watching a foul-mouthed, pun-spouting, murderous super hero do his thing? That's apparently what the studio behind Deadpool 2 thinks, which is why they're releasing a PG-13-rated version of this year's R-rated box office hit, re-titled Once Upon a Deadpool. And they've recruited Fred Savage to lend them a hand. A new trailer opens with star Ryan Reynolds narrating, in his best feel-good holiday movie trailer guy voice: "Right before Christmas, a good guy in red is coming to theaters with his...
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Mandy Moore marries fiance Taylor Goldsmith
Vivien Killilea/Getty Images for Communities in Schools of Los Angeles (LOS ANGELES) -- Actress and singer Mandy Moore is a married woman. The This Is Us star married musician Taylor Goldsmith over the weekend, her rep confirms to ABC News. According to E! News, the nuptials were "an intimate backyard wedding at Mandy's home that started just after sundown on Sunday evening." Only close friends and family attended the special day. Guests included Minka Kelly and Moore's This Is Us co-stars Milo Ventimiglia, Chrissy Metz and Sterling K. Brown. Moore, who was previously married to musician Ryan Adams, met Goldsmith...
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Hulk smash! 'The Incredible Hulk' issue #1 comic sells for over $167,000
Marvel Studios/Disney (NEW YORK) -- Need another reason to wish you still had all of your old comic books? A copy of the first issue of Marvel's The Incredible Hulk comic book just sold for over $167,000. Published in May of 1962, the issue introduces the world to scientist Dr. Bruce Banner who, after unintentionally receiving a dose of gamma radiation, transforms into the huge, hulking green monster when he's emotionally stressed. Marvel comics legend Stan Lee -- who died a week ago today at age 95 -- wrote the story, with artwork by the equally legendary Marvel artist Jack...
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Michael B. Jordan says 'Creed II' director Steven Caple Jr. was "respectful" to what Ryan Coogler started
Michael B. Jordan and director Steven Caple Jr. on the set of "Creed II"; Barry Wetcher/Metro Goldwyn Mayer Pictures/ Warner Bros. Pictures (NEW YORK) -- Michael B. Jordan was more than ready to reprise his role as heavy-weight champion Adonis Creed in the upcoming boxing drama Creed II. Although his long-time collaborator Ryan Coogler decided to pass his directing duties over to Steven Caple Jr., Jordan says the new director still made sure to respect the integrity of Coogler's work. "Coog [and I] we started this thing," he said. "So, you know we always had that bond and relationship and...
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Mark Zuckerberg, Nancy Pelosi latest to be mocked by 'SNL'
NBC/Will Heath (NEW YORK) -- The last Saturday Night Live episode before Thanksgiving saw the return of Kate McKinnon's Laura Ingraham -- and a number of other targets to be mocked: Jeanine Pirro, Nancy Pelosi and Mark Zuckerberg.In the show's cold open, a spoof of Fox's The Ingraham Angle, McKinnon’s Ingraham opened with her "facts," including "Hispanics all voted twice" and "Latinos can have babies every three months." She then tossed to Pirro, again played by Cecily Strong, who responded: "I hate them, Laura." "Who?" she responded. "Oh, sorry, that's my vocal warmup," Pirro responded. The attacks turned to Zuckerberg...
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Watch now: Netflix’s 'A Christmas Prince: The Royal Wedding' debuts its trailer
Courtesy of Netflix (LOS ANGELES) -- Ready for another royal wedding? The follow-up to your favorite holiday guilty pleasure movie, A Christmas Prince, has released its first trailer. The Netflix sequel, A Christmas Prince: The Royal Wedding, takes place a year after the first film, as journalist Amber plans her nuptials to the now-king of the fictional Aldovia, Richard. The trailer shows Amber, played by iZombie’s Rose McIver, feeling overwhelmed by her new royal duties and the prospect of having to give up her blog in order to be a queen. The first film debuted last year and was a...
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Kristin Davis says love of acting helped her get sober: "I didn’t think I would live to be 30"
Phillip Faraone/Getty Images for Marie Claire (NEW YORK) -- Sex and the City actress Kristin Davis has revealed that acting quite literally saved her life. In an episode of the podcast Origins with James Andrew Miller about the hit HBO series, she credits her early acting jobs with helping her overcome an alcohol addiction. “I don’t think I would be alive,” she says. “I’m an addict. I’m a recovering alcoholic. If I hadn’t found acting…acting is the only thing that made me want to ever get sober. I didn’t have anything that was that important to me other than trying...
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