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Frozen II breaks North American box office for Thanksgiving weekend
Last weekend, Frozen II debuted with $130 million for the three-day weekend.
The film has brought in $287.6 million domestically and another $451.0 million overseas for a 12-day total of $738.6 million. Five other Disney films have topped $1 billion on their theater run.
Coming in at No. 2 with $27.0 million last weekend is Knives Out, followed by Ford v Ferrari at $13.2 million, A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood at No. 4 at $11.8 million and Queen & Slim at No. 5 with $11.7 million.
Rounding out the top tier are 21 Bridges at No. 6 with $5.8 million, Playing with Fire at No. 7 with $4.2 million, Midwayat No. 8 with $3.96 million, Joker at No. 9 with $2.0 million and Last Christmas at No. 10 with $1.98 million.
The only two films to debut this weekend are Knives Out and Queen & Slim.
Alanis Morissette to launch ‘Jagged Little Pill’ anniversary tour
Pre-sale tickets for those on Morissette’s mailing list begin Dec. 10 at 11 a.m. local time. General tickets go on sale Dec. 13.
Morissette will release Such Pretty Forks in the Road, her first album since Havoc and Bright Lights (2012), on May 1. She shared the new single “Reasons I Drink” on Monday.
Local stop: July 17 — Tinley Park, Ill., at Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
Julia Ormond joins ‘Walking Dead’ spin-off ‘World Beyond’
By Karen Butler
Nov. 25 (UPI) — Temple Grandin and Sabrina star Julia Ormond has joined the cast of The Walking Dead: World Beyond.
The third installment in AMC’s Walking Dead franchise is being filmed now in and around Richmond, Va.
Starring Aliyah Royale, Alexa Mansour, Annet Mahendru, Nicolas Cantu, Hal Cumpston and Nico Tortorella, the show is about the first generation of people raised after the zombie apocalypse, It is expected to debut on the cable network next year.
Ormond will play Elizabeth, “the charismatic leader of a large, sophisticated and formidable force,” according to a press release.
“I’m so thrilled to be working with The Walking Dead team — I absolutely love how they write for women in particular; a lovely, talented cast and great to be back with AMC,” said Ormond, who also appeared in the network’s critically acclaimed drama Mad Men.
The ensemble of World Beyond will also include Natalie Gold, Al Calderon, Scott Adsit and Ted Sutherland.
The Season 10 mid-season finale of the flagship show The Walking Dead aired Sunday night.
‘SNL:’ Stars return for parody of Democratic debate
The episode’s guest host and SNL alum Will Ferrell played candidate Tom Steyer.
Asked by moderator Rachel Maddow (Melissa Villasenor) who can beat incumbent Donald Trump, Warren leaped over her podium, “Me, me, me, me, me!”
“I’ve got mom-hosting-Thanksgiving energy. I’ma little overwhelmed because I thought 10 people were coming and now there’s 30 million. But I promise dinner will be ready if you just get out of the kitchen and stop asking questions,” Warren said.
Calling herself “America’s fun aunt,” Harris revealed she planned to be playful and create some “viral moments” during the debate.
“Mama needs a gif,” she said.
Buttigieg, allegedly wearing a suit from his First Holy Communion ceremony when he was a child, gestured to his appearance when asked why he thinks he is polling at zero with black voters.
Sanders claimed he was the first heart attack sufferer to go to the hospital on a city bus.
“I did have a heart attack-ack-ack-ack, but you ought to know by now, I’m doing better than ever,” Sanders said, quoting the Billy Joel song “Movin’ Out.”
Klobuchar insisted she wasn’t trembling because she is nervous.
“It’s just my spidey sense that tingles whenever we need a moderate to say, ‘Girl, we can’t pay for that!'”
Biden said: “America, I see you and I see the faces you all make. When I talk, you’re scared. You’re scared I’ll say something off-color, or worse, on color.
“What an honor it is to be on this stage with my fellow candidates. I want you to know that I smell your fear and it makes me stronger. I’m wearing the white suit of your fallen hero Hillary Clinton. Fight me, cowards,” Gabbard said.
Garth Brooks says new album is finished on ‘Kimmel’
“Vinyl, man if you would’ve told me that 10 years ago I would’ve said you were crazy. That’s nuts. I don’t know what’s next, 8-track tapes maybe,” Brooks said about the resurgence of vinyl.
Brooks won big at the Country Music Association Awards recently, taking home the top prize of Entertainer of the Year.
Demi Lovato wears fake baby bump on ‘Will & Grace’ set
“You look so dang cute in polka dots!” the actor wrote.
News broke in August that Lovato will guest star in Season 3 of the Will & Grace revival. Lovato will play Jenny, a guarded gal who enters Will Truman’s (Eric McCormack) life in an unexpected way, in three episodes.
NBC announced in July that Season 3 will be the revival’s last.
“In the interest of protecting the legacy of this show and the truly outstanding work that went into making every episode, we have decided now is the time to stop,” series creators Max Mutchnick and David Kohan said on Twitter.
Lovato is known for playing Mitchie Torres in the Disney Channel Camp Rockmovies. She is working on her seventh studio album.
‘Star Wars’: New ‘Rise of Skywalker’ character posters feature Rey, Kylo Ren
‘Lizzie McGuire’: Adam Lamberg to reprise Gordo in Disney+ reboot
“Gordo was an essential piece of the puzzle to what made the original Lizzie McGuire so authentic and beloved. I couldn’t imagine the series without him,” she said. “I can’t wait for fans to see what he’s up to 15 years later and how he fits into Lizzie’s adult world.”
The Lizzie McGuire reboot will follow the personal and professional life of Lizzie, now a 30-year-old apprentice interior decorator in New York. Disney+ has yet to announce a premiere date.
Cardi B shares hopes for daughter Kulture
Cardi B also explained why she once apologized for wanting to be pregnant again.
“My fans, they want they tour. I feel like there’s so many things in the world that they want, and they won’t be able to done if I’m pregnant,” she said.
Cardi B said she’s become a “different person” since welcoming Kulture in July 2018. She shared a sample of a new song in honor of Kulture’s first birthday in July.
“I’m going to dress up as Moana because my baby’s dressing up as Moana,” she said. “So I’m trying to go trick-or-treating for me because she can’t eat candies. That’s the fun thing about being a mom.”
Cardi B last released the single “Yes” with Fat Joe and Anuel AA in September. In the Vogue interview, she described her forthcoming new album as “spicy” and “controversial.”
‘Fuller House’ stars celebrate series wrap with karaoke
Alicia Keys to host Grammy Awards in January
Keys released her sixth studio album, Here, in November 2016. She released a remix of her single “Show Me Love” featuring 21 Savage and Miguel this month.