MOVIES OPENING THIS WEEK
ROBIN HOOD (Action)
WHAT'S IT ABOUT? A war-hardened Crusader and his Moorish commander mount an audacious revolt against the corrupt English crown.
WHO'S IN IT? Taron Egerton, Jamie Foxx, Jamie Dornan, Eve Hewson
- The first Robin Hood movie came out in 1908.
- Russell Crowe played Robin Hood in 2010.
- Kevin Costner was criticized for his accent in 1991's Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves.
CREED 2 (Sports Drama)
WHAT'S IT ABOUT? Under the tutelage of Rocky Balboa, newly crowned light heavyweight champion Adonis Creed faces off against Viktor Drago, the son of Ivan Drago.
WHO'S IN IT? Michael B. Jordan, Tessa Thompson, Sylvester Stallone, Dolph Lundgren
- A sequel to 2015's Creed and the eighth installment in the Rocky film franchise.
- Ryan Coogler, who directed the first movie, had to bail on the sequel because of his involvement in Black Panther.
- Dolph Lundgren played Ivan Drago in 1985's Rocky IV.
RALPH BREAKS THE INTERNET (Animated)
WHAT'S IT ABOUT? Six years after the events of Wreck-It Ralph, Ralph and Vanellope, now friends, discover a wi-fi router in their arcade, leading them into a new adventure.
WHO'S IN IT? Voices of John C. Reilly, Sarah Silverman, Jack McBrayer, Jane Lynch, Taraji P. Henson, Gal Gadot
- Sequel to the 2012 film Wreck-It Ralph.
- The budget was $175 million.
- Some fans criticized the appearance of the African-American character Tiana, from The Princess and the Frog, because it seemed she had European features in the first trailer. This led to a redesign to make her look closer to her 2009 appearance.
*CBS is bringing back Northern Exposure. Star Rob Morrow is set to reprise his role in the revival and will executive produce. The series originally ran from 1990 to 1995.
*Singer Jason Derulo will play Rum Tum Tugger in a big-screen version of Cats. He joins Taylor Swift, Idris Elba, Judi Dench, Ian McKellen, Jennifer Hudson and James Corden in the Andrew Lloyd Webber musical.
*Glamour women’s magazine will publish its last print edition next week. The 80-year-old publication will focus on its digital editions.
*CBS has canceled Salvation after two seasons
KANYE WEST: Makes Huge Donation to Firefighters
Kanye West is giving thanks to the brave firefighters battling the blazes in California by making a huge $500,000 donation,
Kim Kardashian is on today's Ellen show and she apparently announced that Kanye was able to get Adidas and his Yeezy brand to pledge half-a-million dollars to firefighter relief funds. Kim says $200,000 will go to the California Community Foundation's Wildfire Relief Fund and $200,000 will benefit the California Fire Foundation. Another $100,000 will go to a firefighter, who also appears on the show, who continued to protect other houses even after losing his own to the fire. (TMZ)
Katy Perry Named Highest-Paid Woman in Music [TOP 10 LIST]
Forbes' 2018 list of highest paid women in music:
1. Katy Perry ($83 million)
2. Taylor Swift ($80 million)
3. Beyoncé ($60 million)
4. Pink ($52 million)
5. Lady Gaga ($50 million)
Carly Rae Jepsen, singer (33)
Nikki and Brie Bella, wrestlers (35)
Michael Strahan, TV host (47)
Troy Aikman, NFL star (52)
Bjork, singer (53)
Goldie Hawn, actress (73)
Marlo Thomas, That Girl actress (81)
ROBERT DE NIRO: Splits With Wife
Robert De Niro and his wife, Grace Hightower, are getting divorced after 21 years of marriage.
Page Six says the two are no longer together and plan to announce the split soon.
The couple wed in 1997 after dating for a decade. They have two children together.
This isn't the first time they've split. De Niro filed for divorce in 1999, but they never pulled the plug.
MEGYN KELLY: Finalizing $30 Million Exit From NBC
Megyn Kelly will be $30 million richer when she officially exits NBC.
Sources tell Page Six that NBC owner Comcast will fork over that whopping amount to the former Today show host to finalize her ouster. One senior TV insider said, "NBC decided rather than fight and face a lawsuit from her, they — and more importantly, Comcast with all its money — decided to draw a line under the entire debacle and pay Megyn the full amount owed in her contract to go away." She signed a $69 million deal when she joined the network in 2017.
Megyn's morning talk show was canceled last month after she said blackface for Halloween was okay when she was kid.