Tuesday Jul 28, 2015

Kaitlyn Bristowe and Shawn Booth ready to be a normal couple

NEW YORK (AP) — Now that they're finally engaged, Kaitlyn Bristowe and Shawn Booth are ready to go on their first real-world date. The bachelorette and her chosen fiancé are now able to live their love away from TV cameras after Monday night's "The Bachelorette" finale...
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Kaitlyn Bristowe and Shawn Booth ready to be a normal couple
Tuesday Jul 28, 2015
Kaitlyn Bristowe and Shawn Booth ready to be a normal couple

NEW YORK (AP) — Now that they're finally engaged, Kaitlyn Bristowe and Shawn Booth are ready to go on their first real-world date. The bachelorette and her chosen fiancé are now able to live their love away from TV cameras after Monday night's "The Bachelorette" finale on ABC. Bristowe chose the 29-year-old personal trainer as her one true love. Bristowe said the couple will go on their first real date Tuesday night. "We were counting down the Mondays until we could get to this point and we are finally here so we are just going to enjoy it," Booth said. Twenty-five other men competed to woo the 30-year-old former dance instructor in the 11th season of the reality dating competition. She accepted Booth's marriage proposal during the finale saying, "I never want you to question what we have ever again because I am completely yours." It was speculated that Booth had won after a Snapchat video of him and Bristowe in bed was accidently shared and quickly deleted in June. Bristowe said it was a regrettable mistake to spoil the show for viewers but it was a smaller ordeal than they expected. "We just kind of skimmed over and didn't acknowledge it," Bristowe said. Many bachelor and bachelorette couples have broken up in the pressure of the public eye, but Booth said: "We are not worried about it at all, you know, we don't think about the other couples at all or anything like that. We are just focused on our relationship and what we have and we feel so strong about it." Bristowe faced public criticism after she confessed to Booth that she had sexual relations with runner-up Nick Viall during the competition. She has previously said she's not ashamed of her action because she is an adult women having sex. "It was brutal," Booth said about the criticism. "It was very hard to sit back and keep my mouth closed." The couple said they hope to stay out of the public eye and plan to move to Vancouver or Nashville to get a house. "We are going to go to my hometown and go to his and just take it as it comes and in a couple months talk about marriage," Bristowe said. Copyright (2015) Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. This article was written by Luqman Adeniyi from The Associated Press and was legally licensed through the NewsCred publisher network.

The Latest: Trump's candidacy 'great for comedy,' Fey says
Tuesday Jul 28, 2015
The Latest: Trump's candidacy 'great for comedy,' Fey says

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Here's the latest from the Television Critics Association summer meeting in Beverly Hills, California, at which TV networks and streaming services are presenting details on upcoming programs (all times local): 12:17 p.m. Donald Trump's run for president is "great for comedy," Tina Fey says. "I'm sure 'Saturday Night Live' wishes they were on the air right now," Fey said during a panel discussion at the summer Television Critics Association Meeting. "I'm sure next year at this time you'll be doing a panel with Darrell Hammond (the former 'SNL' cast member who does an impression of Trump)." Fey stopped short of making a joke about Trump, saying nothing was fully formed in her head. Fey was head writer and a cast member on "Saturday Night Live" before she went on to star in NBC's "30 Rock." Now she's a co-creator and executive producer of the Netflix series "Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt." Other comics also have been unable to resist. Stephen Colbert, whose hosting reign of "The Late Show" doesn't begin until September, recently posted a video on the show's YouTube channel, mocking Trumps announcement to run for president. ____ 12:06 p.m. Netflix picked up "Longmire" after A&E canceled it for one simple reason: They thought it was good. "There's no real policy," Netflix content head Ted Sarandos told a panel of journalists Tuesday. "There's no 'a show has to check off these boxes to make it.'" "Longmire," starring Robert Taylor and Katee Sackhoff, was canceled by A&E in 2014 after three seasons. A few months later, Netflix announced it was picking the series up for a fourth season. "We wanted to give the creators a chance to keep doing what they were doing," Sarandos said. "Longmire" will premiere on Netflix on Sept. 10 and pick up right where the third season left off. ____ 10:49 a.m. Attention superhero fans: Netflix says it's got your back. The streaming site hopes to release a new Marvel series every six months. Next up: "Jessica Jones," will debut by the end of 2015. Marvel series' will be supplemented with new content featuring the Defenders, an Avengers-like group whose characters include Jones, Daredevil, Iron Fist and Luke Cage. All four will join forces in a combined "Defenders" season after each has been introduced with its own first season. "Daredevil," which premiered this spring, has been picked up for a second season. Chief Content Officer Ted Sarandos on Tuesday acknowledged the possibility of a spinoff on "Daredevil" villain, The Punisher, played by Jon Bernthal. He will appear in season 2 of "Daredevil." "That's the beauty of the Marvel universe," Sarandos said. ____ 10:25 a.m. Don't expect cursing or nudity on the second season of "The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt." Co-creator and executive producer Tina Fey says being in the Netflix world doesn't mean she plans to go overboard, noting that many people tell her they watch the show with their children. "I think it does give us license to play with time and culture or to potentially offend an advertiser or the NFL," she joked "Kimmy Schmidt," about a young woman (Ellie Kemper) rescued from a cult who begins a new life in New York, was originally intended to air on NBC. It wasn't until after filming was completed that it moved over to Netflix. Editors were able to go back in and make the episodes a bit longer and add in jokes that might not have made it past network censors. Shooting on the second season of "Kimmy" begins next month. ___ 10:04 a.m. There may be another season of "Arrested Development" after all. Netflix, which aired a fourth season of the show in 2013, is planning to bring the cast, including Jason Bateman, Portia de Rossi and Will Arnett, together for more episodes, but Chief Content Officer Ted Sarandos says the sticking point seems to be coordinating their busy schedules. "We are plugging along," he said. "It's a very long complex deal to make for these guys because the talent is very busy and working on other shows, but also because the show is owned by Fox." "Arrested Development" aired for three seasons on Fox until its cancellation in 2006. ____ 9:59 a.m. Netflix says it's "thrilled" to be working with Adam Sandler, even if he's no longer a titan at the box office. Sandler, whose latest movie, "Pixels," pulled in $24-million in the U.S. in its first weekend — less than analysts expected — stars in "The Ridiculous Six," which premieres on Dec. 11 on the streaming site. The movie is one of four he will star in and produce for Netflix. Ted Sarandos, chief content officer for Netflix, cited Sandler's international appeal as a bonus. "We did our deal with Sandler because he is an enormous international movie star," he said. "We are as encouraged as ever." ___ 9:37 a.m. Netflix will premiere an original documentary on Keith Richards. "Keith Richards - Under the Influence" will be available Sept. 18, the streaming service announced Tuesday. Directed by Oscar-winning filmmaker Morgan Neville, the documentary will examine Richards' musical influences and the genesis of his sound, and follow him as the 71-year-old Rolling Stone prepares for his first solo album in 23 years. "Under the Influence" will have both new and archival footage. ___ 8:47 a.m. The decision to reboot the ABC comedy "Full House" on Netflix with most of the original cast came down to the idea of families watching TV together. "We got very excited about the idea of co-viewing the audience which is very rare on television today," Ted Sarandos, chief content officer for Netflix, said Tuesday as the Television Critics Association summer meeting began. It was also a smart business decision because it's remained a part of popular culture since going off the air in 1995, thanks to syndication. The reboot, called "Fuller House," had its first taping last week. Sarandos said the cast easily slipped back into their characters. As for whether Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen would ever reprise their role of Michelle Tanner, Sarandos said, "the Olsen twins are teetering (over) whether or not they'll be around." ___ 8:40 a.m. Aziz Ansari is getting his own Netflix series. The comic has already headlined comedy specials for the streaming site but "Master of None" is a comedy that will follow the actor as an indecisive 30-year-old named Dev, living in New York. He created the series, announced Tuesday, and will co-executive produce. The cast includes H Jon Benjamin and Eric Wareheim. "Master of None" hits Netflix on Nov. 6. Copyright (2015) Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. This article was written by The Associated Press from The Associated Press and was legally licensed through the NewsCred publisher network.

'CSI: Miami' alum Eva LaRue to join cast of "Fuller House"
Tuesday Jul 28, 2015
'CSI: Miami' alum Eva LaRue to join cast of "Fuller House"

After solving grisly crimes on “CSI: Miami,” actress Eva LaRue will be taking on a decidedly lighter role as the new wife of Danny Tanner in the Netflix production of “Fuller House.”LaRue, who will play the role of Teri opposite Bob Saget, announced the news on Twitter. The 13-episode series is set to premiere on Netflix in 2016 and will center on DJ Tanner-Fuller, played by Candace Cameron Bure, a recently widowed mother pregnant with her third child who turns to her sister Stephanie (Jodie Sweetin) and best friend Kimmy (Andrea Barber) for help. LaRue is also known for her role on the soap opera "All My Children." Copyright AFP Relaxnews, 2015. This article was from AFP Relax News and was legally licensed through the NewsCred publisher network.

Watch: Lady Gaga in latest Shiseido ad
Tuesday Jul 28, 2015
Watch: Lady Gaga in latest Shiseido ad

In the latest ad for Shiseido, Lady Gaga may start off au naturel, but by the end of the 30-second promo, in true Gaga fashion she ends the ad with beaded curtains hanging off her eyebrows.As only Gaga can do. With the tagline “Be Yourself. That’s what makes you beautiful,” the singer sports a pretty, natural face at the beginning of the ad, and leaves the hotel in a nondescript fringed dress. But once in the limo, the Lady finds her inner self by changing into a blue leather jumpsuit and affixing beaded curtains to her eyebrows. Can’t visualize it? Watch the video at http://bit.ly/1DLynfP. Copyright AFP Relaxnews, 2015. This article was from AFP Relax News and was legally licensed through the NewsCred publisher network.

Watch: Florence and The Machine's latest short film
Tuesday Jul 28, 2015
Watch: Florence and The Machine's latest short film

Florence and the Machine have released a 10-minute short film set in the rugged, Scottish countryside.The double feature covers “Queen of Peace” and “Long & Lost” from her latest album “How Big How Blue How Beautiful.” Directed by Vincent Haycock, the mini film uses the dramatic cliff sides and tempestuous Scottish skies and light to play backdrop to the melancholy tracks. Watch the video at http://bit.ly/1LO0VNI. Copyright AFP Relaxnews, 2015. This article was from AFP Relax News and was legally licensed through the NewsCred publisher network.

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Angelina Jolie film paying tribute to land of her son Maddox
Tuesday Jul 28, 2015
Angelina Jolie film paying tribute to land of her son Maddox

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — Cambodia helped Angelina Jolie become a film superstar and start a family. To tell the stories of people in the country that touched her, she is directing a Netflix film on location based on a memoir of the country's 1970s holocaust under the communist Khmer Rouge, blamed for the deaths of 1.7 million people. And her Cambodian-born son Maddox will help with research and preparation for the film, Jolie said Tuesday in an email interview with The Associated Press. Jolie's 2001 hit, "Lara Croft: Tomb Raider," was filmed partly at Cambodia's famous Angkor Wat temple complex, and in 2002 she adopted 7-month-old Maddox from an orphanage in western Cambodia. Determined to give something back, she launched a foundation in Cambodia 12 years ago to promote community development alongside conservation. This past weekend she visited some of the projects of the Maddox Jolie-Pitt Foundation, which focuses on programs "to help local families overcome problems associated with poverty in the region and to help preserve the remarkable habitat and wildlife for future generations," she said. She's slated to begin filming in November on the Netflix project, an adaptation of "First they Killed My Father: A Daughter of Cambodia Remembers," author Loung Ung's memoir of her childhood during the Khmer Rouge regime. Jolie recently directed the Louis Zamperini biopic "Unbroken" and is in post-production on the drama "By the Sea," in which she also acts alongside her husband, Brad Pitt. During her visit to Cambodia this week, Jolie agreed to answer a few emailed questions from The Associated Press. Here is an edited version of the exchange: — AP: Do you feel a political/social responsibility to tell the stories of Cambodia, since Maddox is from there? — Jolie: I feel a deep connection to Cambodia. I want to respect its history and bring a film to the world that will not only show the hardships of war but the dignity and resilience of a people I deeply respect. As Maddox and I prepare the film we will be side by side learning about his country. He is turning 14 next week and this is a very important time for him to understand who he is. He is my son but he is also a son of Cambodia. This is the time for our family to understand all that that means to him and to us. My desire to tell this story in the most truthful and accurate way possible will be my tribute to the strength and dignity of all Cambodian people. — AP: There are so many gruesome stories of people who lived through the horror of Khmer Rouge. What about this particular story do you feel needs to be told on the big screen? — Jolie: The intent of this project is not to revisit the horrors of the war but to bring to the screen characters that people around the world will empathize with, and to help other people to learn about Cambodia. What is special about this particular story is that it is told from the perspective of a 5-year-old child, and is based on a child's emotional experience of war. It sheds light not only on the experience of children during the genocide in Cambodia but of all children who endure war. — AP: Will Maddox be involved with the film/production? — Jolie: Maddox will be on set every day after school and involved behind the scenes. And yes, Maddox is already involved in the Foundation and will take over my role when he is older. ___ Jolie was in the capital Phnom Penh on Tuesday doing research at the Bophana Center, an audiovisual archive co-founded by Rithy Pan, an acclaimed Cambodian documentary filmmaker whose work has focused on the tragedy of the Khmer Rouge, and who will help with the Netflix project, which will be done in the Khmer language. "We will be spending the next few months scouting for locations, casting the film, but most importantly researching every event to make sure it is historically accurate and will pay respect not only to Loung Ung and her family but to every single individual who suffered under the Khmer Rouge," Jolie said a speech at the center, which distributed the text. "The book is a guide to one young girl's story, and we will complete the story drawing on the experiences of other and adding them to the film. Through her story we will be telling many stories, so that the film is not just based on the memory of one child but on the collective memory of the people of Cambodia." ___ Associated Press writers Angela Chen in Hong Kong and Grant Peck in Bangkok contributed to this report. Copyright (2015) Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. This article was written by Sopheng Cheang from The Associated Press and was legally licensed through the NewsCred publisher network.

'The Martian' to premiere at the Toronto Film Festival
Tuesday Jul 28, 2015
'The Martian' to premiere at the Toronto Film Festival

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The blockbuster summer movie season is still going strong, but the Toronto International Film Festival provided a peek Tuesday at some of the movies and performances that could help set the tone for the upcoming awards season. One of the fall's most hyped films, Ridley Scott's space epic "The Martian," starring Matt Damon and Jessica Chastain, will have its world premiere at the festival in advance of its Oct. 2 release. Other premieres in the biopic heavy schedule include "The Program," Stephen Frears' film on Lance Armstrong starring Ben Foster as the disgraced athlete; Jay Roach's "Trumbo," with Bryan Cranston as the blacklisted screenwriter; and Peter Sollett's fact-based, marriage rights drama "Freeheld," with last year's best actress winner Julianne Moore and Ellen Page. The festival will kick off its 40th year on Sept. 10 with the romantic drama "Demolition," starring Naomi Watts and Jake Gyllenhaal. "Demolition," from "Dallas Buyers Club" director Jean-Marc Vallée, is not set for release until April and will not be among award contenders later this year. In addition to Foster's turn as Armstrong, other powerhouse performances are expected from Eddie Redmayne as the transgender artist Lili Elbe in Tom Hooper's "The Danish Girl;" and Johnny Depp, whose unglamorous, sinister turn as notorious gangster Whitey Bulger in Scott Cooper's "Black Mass." "Black Mass" will first screen at the Venice Film Festival a week before the Toronto event. "The Theory of Everything," which won Redmayne a best actor Oscar for his portrayal of Stephen Hawking, showed at Toronto last year. Other anticipated titles include Roland Emmerich's "Stonewall," about 1969 riots; Cary Fukunaga's Netflix drama "Beasts of No Nation;" the Catholic Church abuse scandal film "Spotlight," with Rachel McAdams and Michael Keaton; and Michael Moore's documentary "Where to Invade Next." Denis Villeneuve's border drama "Sicaro," starring Emily Blunt and Benicio Del Toro, premiered earlier this year at the Cannes Film Festival and will screen in Toronto in advance of its Sept. 18 release. Jacques Audiard's Palme d'Or winner "Dheepan" will also play. More films, including the closing night selection, will be announced in the coming weeks. The festival runs through Sept. 20 and features more than 300 films. ___ Online: www.tiff.net Copyright (2015) Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. This article was written by Lindsey Bahr from The Associated Press and was legally licensed through the NewsCred publisher network.

Box Office Top 20: 'Ant-Man' beats 'Pixels' by a tentacle
Monday Jul 27, 2015
Box Office Top 20: 'Ant-Man' beats 'Pixels' by a tentacle

LOS ANGELES (AP) — He might be tiny and one of Marvel's lesser-known properties, but "Ant-Man" has power — especially at the box office. The superhero pic held the No. 1 spot for the second weekend in a row with $24.9 million, bumping its domestic total over the $100 million mark. The Marvel/Disney pic proved slightly more of a draw than Pac-Man and his 1980s arcade counterparts in "Pixels," which debuted to $24 million. The Adam Sandler end-of-the-world comedy cost $88 million to produce and has a rocky path toward domestic profitability ahead. Boasting the smallest screen count in the top five, the R-rated boxing drama "Southpaw" surprised with a healthy $16.7 million weekend, while the YA adaptation of John Green's "Paper Towns" proved that it hasn't quite found its audience yet. The film earned only $12.7 million. It's already passed its $12 million budget, but it clearly doesn't have the expected widespread appeal of last year's "The Fault in Our Stars." The top 20 movies at U.S. and Canadian theaters Friday through Sunday, followed by distribution studio, gross, number of theater locations, average receipts per location, total gross and number of weeks in release, as compiled Monday by Rentrak: 1. "Ant-Man," Disney, $24,909,332, 3,868 locations, $6,440 average, $106,219,861, 2 weeks. 2. "Pixels," Sony, $24,011,616, 3,723 locations, $6,450 average, $24,011,616, 1 week. 3. "Minions," Universal, $22,933,960, 4,066 locations, $5,640 average, $262,454,370, 3 weeks. 4. "Trainwreck," Universal, $17,281,950, 3,171 locations, $5,450 average, $61,526,975, 2 weeks. 5. "Southpaw," The Weinstein Company, $16,701,294, 2,772 locations, $6,025 average, $16,701,294, 1 week. 6. "Paper Towns," 20th Century Fox, $12,650,140, 3,031 locations, $4,174 average, $12,650,140, 1 week. 7. "Inside Out," Disney, $7,414,528, 2,717 locations, $2,729 average, $320,393,339, 6 weeks. 8. "Jurassic World," Universal, $7,181,175, 2,645 locations, $2,715 average, $624,083,950, 7 weeks. 9. "Mr. Holmes," Roadside Attractions, $2,868,335, 686 locations, $4,181 average, $6,451,225, 2 weeks. 10. "Terminator Genisys," Paramount, $2,417,910, 1,702 locations, $1,421 average, $85,683,524, 4 weeks. 11. "Magic Mike XXL," Warner Bros., $1,877,169, 1,440 locations, $1,304 average, $63,144,247, 4 weeks. 12. "Gallows, The," Warner Bros., $1,181,120, 1,202 locations, $983 average, $21,355,856, 3 weeks. 13. "Ted 2," Universal, $970,920, 696 locations, $1,395 average, $79,627,410, 5 weeks. 14. "The Vatican Tapes," Lionsgate, $832,271, 427 locations, $1,949 average, $832,271, 1 week. 15. "Max," Warner Bros., $771,151, 665 locations, $1,160 average, $39,779,691, 5 weeks. 16. "Spy," 20th Century Fox, $767,938, 539 locations, $1,425 average, $108,107,713, 8 weeks. 17. "Amy," A24 Films, $726,680, 370 locations, $1,964 average, $5,543,072, 4 weeks. 18. "Mad Max: Fury Road," Warner Bros., $418,192, 345 locations, $1,212 average, $151,622,298, 11 week. 19. "Baahubali (Telugu)," BlueSky Cinemas, $346,724, 125 locations, $2,774 average, $6,680,280, 3 weeks. 20. "San Andreas," Warner Bros., $333,701, 266 locations, $1,255 average, $151,885,432, 9 weeks. --- Universal and Focus are owned by NBC Universal, a unit of Comcast Corp.; Sony, Columbia, Sony Screen Gems and Sony Pictures Classics are units of Sony Corp.; Paramount is owned by Viacom Inc.; Disney, Pixar and Marvel are owned by The Walt Disney Co.; Miramax is owned by Filmyard Holdings LLC; 20th Century Fox and Fox Searchlight are owned by 21st Century Fox; Warner Bros. and New Line are units of Time Warner Inc.; MGM is owned by a group of former creditors including Highland Capital, Anchorage Advisors and Carl Icahn; Lionsgate is owned by Lions Gate Entertainment Corp.; IFC is owned by AMC Networks Inc.; Rogue is owned by Relativity Media LLC. Copyright (2015) Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. This article was from The Associated Press and was legally licensed through the NewsCred publisher network.

'Minions' tops global box office
Monday Jul 27, 2015
'Minions' tops global box office

The little guys are taking the big slice of global box office estimates, edging out Disney's "Ant-Man" for the weekend of July 26.It's a battle between adorable animated characters as "Minions" tops global box office estimates with a total of $66.1 million in the bank just ahead of "Ant-Man," which earned $60.2 million over the weekend, according to Rentrak. Universal's "Minions" now counts a grand total of $759.4 million, and the Disney-Marvel produced "Ant-Man" counts 48 international territories and North America in which it was viewed over the weekend. Fantasy-adventure-themed 3D film "Monster Hunt" came in third, earning $46 million in only five territories, according to Rentrak. Global box office estimates for the weekend of July 26 are as follows: 1. Minions - Universal - $66.1M 2. Ant-Man - Disney - $60.2M 3. Monster Hunt - Multiple - $46.0M 4. Pixels - Sony - $45.4M 5. Inside Out - Disney - $35.7M 6. Jian Bing Man (Pancake Man) - Multiple - $25.0M 7. Paper Towns - 20th Century Fox - $20.5M 8. Southpaw - Multiple - $20.0M 9. Assassination, The - Showbox - $19.5M 10. Trainwreck - Universal - $17.5M 11. Monkey King: Hero is Back - Multiple - $17.0M 12. Jurassic World - Universal - $14.5M Copyright AFP Relaxnews, 2015. This article was from AFP Relax News and was legally licensed through the NewsCred publisher network.

'Ant-Man' inches past 'Pixels' to take first-place spot
Sunday Jul 26, 2015
'Ant-Man' inches past 'Pixels' to take first-place spot

LOS ANGELES (AP) — "Ant-Man" crept past new opener "Pixels" to claim the top spot at the box office this weekend by an ant-sized margin. The Disney and Marvel superhero pic brought in $24.8 million over the weekend, bringing its domestic total to $106.1 million according to Rentrak estimates Sunday. "Pixels," meanwhile, just barely missed first place with a $24 million debut. While studios always hope for the bragging rights of a No. 1 debut, the real issue here is whether or not the Adam Sandler end of the world comedy will make up its $88 million production budget. "It's been a little competitive in the marketplace when you consider the extent of the performance of 'Jurassic' and 'Inside Out,'" said Sony's President of Worldwide Distribution Rory Bruer. "To get to where we opened to was quite good." Critics were not fond of "Pixels," which shows 1980s video arcade game characters attacking Earth, but younger audiences still turned out to theaters — an estimated 62 percent were under the age of 25. Paul Dergarabedian, Rentrak's senior media analyst, said Sandler can still attract an audience, but the expensive film has a lot of ground to make up. "They're really going to have to count on the international component. That's going to be key," he said. Overall, the box office is down 3 percent from the same weekend last year, when "Lucy" opened particularly strong. Dergarabedian said that though some are attempting to link last week's theater shootings to any dip in the box office this weekend, "the numbers just don't bear it out." Holdovers "Minions" and "Trainwreck" took the third and fourth spots with $22.1 million and $17.3 million, respectively. Meanwhile, the R-rated boxing drama "Southpaw" surpassed expectations and landed a place in the top five with its $16.5 million opening. Dergarabedian said that its performance is likely due to star Jake Gyllenhaal's enthusiastic promotion of the film and also the fact that it provides an alternative to the standard summer blockbuster fare. "'Southpaw' felt like a really good fall movie," he said. "Paper Towns," an adaptation of John Green's coming-of-age novel, opened in sixth place with $12.5 million. The Fox film only cost $12 million to produce, but considering Green's fan base and last year's massive $48 million debut of "The Fault in Our Stars," which Green also wrote, it's a bit disappointing. A straight comparison isn't entirely fair, though. "The Fault in Our Stars" had a much bigger following and transcended age and gender groups with its story of two teens dying of cancer and falling in love. "Paper Towns" is a more narrow and lighthearted high school tale. According to exit polls, 71 percent of the "Paper Towns" audience was female and 78 percent were under age 25. Also, Shailene Woodley was a much bigger name when "The Fault in Our Stars" came out, whereas Cara Delevingne and Nat Wolff are somewhat lesser known. Woodley's "Divergent" association took the modest film "to another level," Dergarabedian said. "I think we have a job ahead of us in the coming weeks to find more of our potential audience who we weren't able to reach this weekend. But I think we can do that," said Chris Aronson, Fox's domestic distribution president. Estimated ticket sales for Friday through Sunday at U.S. and Canadian theaters, according to Rentrak. Where available, the latest international numbers for Friday through Sunday are also included. Final domestic figures will be released Monday. 1. "Ant-Man," $24.8 million ($35.4 million international). 2. "Pixels," $24 million ($21.4 million international). 3. "Minions," $22.1 million ($44 million international). 4. "Trainwreck," $17.3 million ($220,000 international). 5. "Southpaw," $16.5 million ($3.5 million international). 6. "Paper Towns," $12.5 million ($8 million international). 7. "Inside Out," $7.4 million ($28.3 million international). 8. "Jurassic World," $6.9 million (47.6 million international). 9. "Mr. Holmes," $2.8 million. 10. "Terminator Genisys," $2.4 million ($10.7 million international). ___ Estimated ticket sales for Friday through Sunday at international theaters (excluding the U.S. and Canada), according to Rentrak: 1. "Monster Hunt," $46 million. 2. "Minions," $44 million. 3. "Ant-Man," $35.4 million. 4. "Inside Out," $28.3 million. 5. "Jian Bing Man (Pancake Man)," $25 million. 6. "Pixels," $21.4 million. 7. "The Assassination," $19.5 million. 8. "Monkey King: Hero is Back," $17 million. 9. "Terminator Genisys," $10.7 million. 10. "Paper Towns," $8 million. ___ Universal and Focus are owned by NBC Universal, a unit of Comcast Corp.; Sony, Columbia, Sony Screen Gems and Sony Pictures Classics are units of Sony Corp.; Paramount is owned by Viacom Inc.; Disney, Pixar and Marvel are owned by The Walt Disney Co.; Miramax is owned by Filmyard Holdings LLC; 20th Century Fox and Fox Searchlight are owned by 21st Century Fox; Warner Bros. and New Line are units of Time Warner Inc.; MGM is owned by a group of former creditors including Highland Capital, Anchorage Advisors and Carl Icahn; Lionsgate is owned by Lions Gate Entertainment Corp.; IFC is owned by AMC Networks Inc.; Rogue is owned by Relativity Media LLC. ___ Follow AP Film Writer Lindsey Bahr on Twitter at: http://twitter.com/ldbahr Copyright (2015) Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. 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Events

Matthew Broderick joins Broadway's 'Sylvia'
Tuesday Jul 28, 2015
Matthew Broderick joins Broadway's 'Sylvia'

NEW YORK (AP) — Two-time Tony Award-winner Matthew Broderick has joined the upcoming cast of A.R. Gurney's "Sylvia" on Broadway. Broderick, who recently appeared in "It's Only a Play," joins previously announced Tony-winners Julie White and Annaleigh Ashford. Performances begin Oct. 2 at the Cort Theatre. In this 1995 comic howler, Gurney wrote about a dog who seduces the attentions and affection of a hard-working, middle class husband. The dog will be played by Ashford, whose credits include "Kinky Boots" and "You Can't Take It With You." The director is Daniel Sullivan. David Rockwell will build the sets. "Sylvia" was first produced off-Broadway with Sarah Jessica Parker — Broderick's wife — in the doggie role. The producers of the revival are Jeffrey Richards, Jerry Frankel, and Daryl Roth. ___ Online: http://www.sylviabroadway.com Copyright (2015) Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. This article was written by Mark Kennedy from The Associated Press and was legally licensed through the NewsCred publisher network.

'The Book of Mormon' satirical musical finally in Utah
Tuesday Jul 28, 2015
'The Book of Mormon' satirical musical finally in Utah

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The biting satirical musical that mocks Mormons has finally come to the heart of Mormonlandia, starting a sold-out, two-week run Tuesday at a Salt Lake City theater two blocks from the church's flagship temple and headquarters. The Tony Award-winning "The Book of Mormon" has earned rave reviews while appalling some with its crudeness. But this will mark the first time the show's gleefully naive missionaries come to Utah, where about two-thirds of residents are estimated to be Mormon. The show's creators, Trey Parker and Matt Stone of "South Park" fame, told The Associated Press that bringing the show to Salt Lake City feels like validation, and also brings the creative process full circle. Parker and Stone used to "trip out" on Mormon stuff while taking Temple Square tours in the 1990s. They made their first research trip for the show to Salt Lake City with fellow creator Bobby Lopez in the mid-2000s. They waited to bring the show to Salt Lake City until they were invited by a theater. "It feels like a really cool thing that it finally gets to play Salt Lake City," Stone said. "It just feels very much like it's coming home." Though they won't be able to make it to any of the showings, they're hopeful the show's jokes will get even bigger laughs in a crowd likely to be more familiar with Mormon culture than most audiences. "It's like playing 'Fiddler on the Roof' to a bunch of Jews," Parker said. Despite a series of jokes and jabs that create a caricature of Mormon beliefs, it's not expected to cause much of a stir or any protests. (Prices range from $26-$160, not including fees). Some curious Latter-day Saints may go to see what all the fuss is about, but most will probably turn the other cheek and let the state's non-Mormons revel in the fun, said Scott Gordon, president of a volunteer organization that supports the church called FairMormon. "It's like going to your own roast ... that goes too far," Gordon said. "Nobody likes to be made fun of, especially with crude humor." Yet the show has actually contributed to a shift in how Americans think of a religion once seen as threatening and looking to undermine the established social order, said Matthew Bowman, an associate professor of history at Henderson State University. "Instead of the presentation of Mormons being very sinister and conniving and corrupt, Mormons are kind of naive, very nice and very dumb," said Bowman, author of the 2012 book, "The Mormon People: The Making of an American Faith." Membership stands at 15 million currently from just 5 million members in 1982. Leaders with The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints have remained pretty quiet about the show over the years, just repeating a one-line statement that has now become synonymous with the show. "The production may attempt to entertain audiences for an evening, but the Book of Mormon as a volume of scripture will change people's lives forever by bringing them closer to Christ," it reads. Attendees at the 1,876-seat Capitol Theatre in Salt Lake City will see church ads in the playbill that show a smiling woman with the words, "The book is always better" and another with a smiling man, "You've seen the play, now read the book." The church has also referred back to a lengthy article it wrote in 2009 when HBO's "Big Love" was touching on sensitive Mormon beliefs. Church leaders said then they choose not to call on boycotts or give much attention to inaccurate portrayals in popular culture to avoid giving the shows the controversy and attention they crave. Parker and Stone aren't surprised by the church's tempered response to their show. They grew up around Mormons and knew it wasn't their style to yell and shout. Parker's fascination with the religion began when he was dating a Mormon girl while growing up in Colorado. He recalls her family inviting him over for a family evening, where they turned off the TV and sang. The musical isn't their first time poking fun at Mormons. They made a South Park episode and a 1997 movie called "Orgazmo," starring Parker as a young Mormon recruited into porn. He's still recognized for that role more in Utah than anywhere else. Gordon said he has mixed feelings about a musical. It has brought extra attention to Mormonism, and most Latter-day Saints can take some ribbing. But he said, "I just wish it didn't go so too far." Bowman said many Mormons, who generally shy away from R-rated movies, are horrified by the vulgarity of the musical. Others are just disappointed that it's the latest in a long line of depictions of them by outsiders that is offensive, Bowman said. But that doesn't mean Mormons don't go see it. Parker and Stone started noticing Mormons, or at least people who knew the religion well, in the crowds on Broadway because they could hear snickers at certain jokes only they would get. "I think it legitimizes them," Stone said. "You're not really real until somebody makes fun of you and makes a big Broadway show about you. Then you're really, really part of the American fabric." Copyright (2015) Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. This article was written by Brady McCombs from The Associated Press and was legally licensed through the NewsCred publisher network.

'The Martian' to premiere at the Toronto Film Festival
Tuesday Jul 28, 2015
'The Martian' to premiere at the Toronto Film Festival

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The blockbuster summer movie season is still going strong, but the Toronto International Film Festival provided a peek Tuesday at some of the movies and performances that could help set the tone for the upcoming awards season. One of the fall's most hyped films, Ridley Scott's space epic "The Martian," starring Matt Damon and Jessica Chastain, will have its world premiere at the festival in advance of its Oct. 2 release. Other premieres in the biopic heavy schedule include "The Program," Stephen Frears' film on Lance Armstrong starring Ben Foster as the disgraced athlete; Jay Roach's "Trumbo," with Bryan Cranston as the blacklisted screenwriter; and Peter Sollett's fact-based, marriage rights drama "Freeheld," with last year's best actress winner Julianne Moore and Ellen Page. The festival will kick off its 40th year on Sept. 10 with the romantic drama "Demolition," starring Naomi Watts and Jake Gyllenhaal. "Demolition," from "Dallas Buyers Club" director Jean-Marc Vallée, is not set for release until April and will not be among award contenders later this year. In addition to Foster's turn as Armstrong, other powerhouse performances are expected from Eddie Redmayne as the transgender artist Lili Elbe in Tom Hooper's "The Danish Girl;" and Johnny Depp, whose unglamorous, sinister turn as notorious gangster Whitey Bulger in Scott Cooper's "Black Mass." "Black Mass" will first screen at the Venice Film Festival a week before the Toronto event. "The Theory of Everything," which won Redmayne a best actor Oscar for his portrayal of Stephen Hawking, showed at Toronto last year. Other anticipated titles include Roland Emmerich's "Stonewall," about 1969 riots; Cary Fukunaga's Netflix drama "Beasts of No Nation;" the Catholic Church abuse scandal film "Spotlight," with Rachel McAdams and Michael Keaton; and Michael Moore's documentary "Where to Invade Next." Denis Villeneuve's border drama "Sicaro," starring Emily Blunt and Benicio Del Toro, premiered earlier this year at the Cannes Film Festival and will screen in Toronto in advance of its Sept. 18 release. Jacques Audiard's Palme d'Or winner "Dheepan" will also play. More films, including the closing night selection, will be announced in the coming weeks. The festival runs through Sept. 20 and features more than 300 films. ___ Online: www.tiff.net Copyright (2015) Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. This article was written by Lindsey Bahr from The Associated Press and was legally licensed through the NewsCred publisher network.

Gigi Hadid teases new Calvin Harris music video
Monday Jul 27, 2015
Gigi Hadid teases new Calvin Harris music video

It has been a busy few weeks for Gigi Hadid. The supermodel was unveiled as the new face of Topshop's latest fashion campaign, and she is also about to set the music industry alight with her starring role in Calvin Harris's new video.The American beauty took to her Instagram account to break the news that the video for Harris's new single "How Deep Is Your Love" is almost here. She published a doubly exposed still from the clip showing her caught in between two poses, hands up and lips pouting. Her hair is pulled over in a side parting and her makeup look has been kept minimal. "HOW DEEP IS YOUR LOVE @calvinharris @disciples_ldn : video on its way.." was the caption the star chose to accompany the image, which has since been liked over 345,000 times. Earlier this summer Gigi was pictured in Malibu on set for the new video wearing a black crochet crop top and bikini bottoms. Her hair was worn loose in beachy waves, with a few rings and bracelets her only accessories. It isn't the first music video for the starlet, who has also previously appeared in the mega hit "Bad Blood" for her friend (and the current squeeze of Calvin Harris) Taylor Swift. That video has been viewed over 381 million times on YouTube since its release in May and was recently nominated for an MTV VMA Video of the Year Award. Gigi has also been in the headlines this week after it was revealed she will front Topshop's new Autumn / Winter 2015 fashion campaign. She worked with photographer Tyrone Lebon on the project, which was shot in London.  She will also be appearing in Max Mara's Autumn / Winter 2015 ads, styled as a modern-day Marilyn Monroe, WWD reports. Additional recent projects by the Californian bombshell include acting as the face of the Australian swimwear company Seafolly and starring in a recent racy Balmain campaign alongside her younger sister Bella. Copyright AFP Relaxnews, 2015. This article was from AFP Relax News and was legally licensed through the NewsCred publisher network.

Mariah Carey to receive star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame
Monday Jul 27, 2015
Mariah Carey to receive star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame

NEW YORK (AP) — Mariah Carey will receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame next week. The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce announced Monday that Carey will get the 2,556th star on Aug. 5. Guest speakers will include directors Lee Daniels and Brett Ratner, as well as Epic Records CEO and longtime Carey collaborator L.A. Reid. Carey is one of the most successful acts in music. She has 18 No. 1 hits on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, sold millions of albums and won a number of awards, including five Grammys. She recently launched a residency in Las Vegas where she performs her No. 1 hits, including "Vision of Love," ''Hero" and "We Belong Together." ___ Online: http://www.mariahcarey.com/ Copyright (2015) Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. This article was from The Associated Press and was legally licensed through the NewsCred publisher network.