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  • Meghan Markle and Prince Harry have reportedly adopted a new dog
  • All we know is that it's a Labrador and it has been joined the couple on vacation this summer
  • The new pooch joins Meghan's beagle Guy 
  • We don’t know the dog’s name yet, but he (or she) has certainly been getting the Royal treatment. Word is the Lab has been living it up with Meghan and Harry on their Royal vacations in Cotswolds and Nottingham Cottage at Kensington Palace in London. 

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BOX-OFFICE REPORT

1. Crazy Rich Asians - $25 million

2. The Meg - $13 million

3. The Happytime Murders - $10 million

4. Mission: Impossible - Fallout - $8 million

5. Disney's Christopher Robin - $6.3 million

Crazy Rich Asians had a strong second weekend, earning another $25 million to remain at number-one. That's only a 5.7% drop from last weekend. The romantic comedy has now made $76.8 million.

The weekend's new releases all bombed. The Happytime Murders, the raunchy puppet movie starring Melissa McCarthy, opened in third with  $10 million. Meanwhile, the science fiction flick A.X.L. debuted in ninth with only $2.9 million.

The Meg remained in second with $13 million, taking its total to $105.3 million.

Mission: Impossible - Fallout stayed put in fourth with $8 million.

Disney's Christopher Robin climbed from sixth to fifth with $6.3 million.

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Netflix Taps Jane Levy And Renee Zellweger For “What/If” - Netflix keeps adding to its star power. This time it’s Renee Zellweger and Jane Levy.

The actresses will star in the series “What/If.” The show is not a normal one. "Each season will tackle a different morality tale inspired by culturally consequential source material, and the power of a single fateful decision to change the trajectory of an entire life."

There’s no release date yet. Source: UPI

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Christie Brinkley To Be A Judge On “American Beauty Star” - Lifetime has snagged an iconic supermodel for “American Beauty Star.”

Christie Brinkley will be a judge on the show for season two along with host Ashley Graham. Brinkley joins Hearst Magazines chief beauty director Leah Wyar and celebrity fashion and beauty photographer Yu Tsai on the panel.

Like other competition shows, viewers get to vote for their favorites. Source: UPI

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Republicans and Democrats are paying tribute to Senator John McCain, who died Saturday from brain cancer at the age of 81.

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Robin Leach, the veteran journalist best known for hosting TV's Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous, passed away last night -- a week before his 77th birthday.

Leach, who had been a gossip columnist in Las Vegas, had been hospitalized since November 21st, when he suffered a stroke. Leach's three sons issued a statement saying, "Despite the past 10 months, what a beautiful life he had." 

From 1984 until 1995, Leach hosted Lifestyle of the Rich and Famous, which featured the extravagant lifestyles of the world's wealthiest people. (Las Vegas Review Journal)

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Playwright and screenwriter Neil Simon died from complications with pneumonia early Sunday at New York-Presbyterian Hospital at the age of 91.

The legend wrote such memorable shows as  including Barefoot in the Park (1963), The Odd Couple (1965), The Prisoner of Second Avenue (1971), Brighton Beach Memoirs (1983) and Laughter on the 23rd Floor (1993).

Besides several Tony and Emmy Awards, Simon won the Pulitzer Prize for Lost in Yonkers. In 2006 Mark Twain Prize for American Humor

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As Ben Affleck sits in rehab, there's one less thing he has to worry about -- his divorce.

According to TMZ, Ben and Jennifer Garner have settled their divorce case and will file the settlement in court after he completes his treatment for alcohol addiction. The former couple, who didn't have a prenup, have reached a property settlement and agreed to joint custody of their three children -- Violet, 12, Seraphina, 9, and Samuel, 6.

TMZ says that "the settlement is complete, but it hasn't been signed because of sobriety issues."

Ben, who's reportedly fallen off the wagon for the last year and a half, checked into rehab last week after Jennifer staged an intervention.

The two actors announced their separation in 2015 but didn't file for divorce until this April.

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The family of Prince has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against Dr. Michael T. Schulenberg, the physician who treated the musician in the days prior to his death.  The lawsuit alleges that the doctor “failed to appropriately evaluate, diagnose, treat and counsel Prince for his recognizable opioid addiction, and further failed to take appropriate and reasonable steps to prevent the foreseeably fatal result of that addiction. "

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    49 years old - Born 1969
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    55 years old - Born 1963
  • Pee-wee Herman (Paul Reubens (Reubenfeld))
    66 years old - Born 1952

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Jackson Odell, who played Ari Caldwell on The Goldbergs, died from an accidental drug overdose of heroin and cocaine, according to E! News. The 20-year-old was found unresponsive at a sober living facility in June.

Production for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 has been put on a temporary hold, according to Variety. This comes a month after director James Gunn was fired over controversial tweets.

Katey Sagal and Courteney Cox will join Shameless for its ninth season, which kicks off in the fall on Showtime.

 

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