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In Brief: More awards for 'Banshees' ahead of Oscars, and more

The Banshees of Inisherin and Tár were the big winners at the London Critics' Circle Film Awards, reports ColliderTár won three awards at the Sunday ceremony, including top prize Film of the Year and Director of the Year for Todd Field, while Cate Blanchett won Actress of the Year. Banshees took home five awards, including Actor of the Year for Colin Farrell, Best Supporting Actor for Barry Keoghan, Best Supporting Actress for Kerry Condon, Screenwriter of the Year for Martin McDonagh and The Attenborough Award for British/Irish Film of the Year...

NSYNC singer Lance Bass announced that he and husband Michael Turchin will voice a married pair on the animated Nickelodeon show Bossy Bear. They will play dads Tyler and Greg, an anthropomorphic owl and red squirrel. "We’ve come a loooooong way from my Saturday morning cartoons. Thank you to Nickelodeon for allowing this type of representation on television. Small for some but HUGE for our community," Bass wrote. The episode will air March 6...

Murphy Brown star Charles Kimbrough, who played co-anchor Jim Dial on the sitcom, has died. The Tony and Emmy-nominated actor was 86. Deadline reports no cause of death was provided but that he died on January 11 in Culver City, California. The late actor is also known for voicing the gargoyle Victor in the 1996 animated Disney movie The Hunchback of Notre Dame and its 2002 sequel. He also starred as Harry in the original production of Stephen Sondheim's Company as well as appearing in Sondheim's Sunday in the Park with George...

Although Avatar: The Way of Water was dethroned in this week's weekend box office, but it is now officially the third-biggest IMAX movie in history. Collider reports the film has amassed $247 million from global IMAX screens and  $85.7 million when looking at just its domestic totals. In China, it's the country's second-highest-grossing IMAX film with a total of $52 million earned...

Star Wars actor Mark Hamill is selling signed posters to support Ukraine. He told Politico he signed "a limited amount" of Star Wars posters that would entice "real hardcore collectors — especially those that have disposable income." Hamill added he hasn't signed posters since 2017 for Star Wars: The Last Jedi. He said funds raised will support the fundraising platform United24, which will assist Ukraine in replenishing its drone supply. In September, Hamill was announced an ambassador for United24's "Army of Drones" project. A date for when the posters go on sale was not revealed. February 24 will mark a full year since Russia invaded Ukraine...

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'Knock at the Cabin' dethrones 'Avatar: The Way of Water' at weekend box office with $14.2M opening

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Pandora has fallen and M. Night Shyamalan's Knock at the Cabin has risen to the #1 spot in the weekend box office.

The horror-thriller earned $14.2 million in its opening week and bested Avatar: The Way of Water, which previously held the top spot for seven weeks. However, Knock at the Cabin's number is also the lowest debut of Shyamalan's career. Previously, Old had held the record after making $16.8 on its opening weekend.

Knock at the Cabin wasn't the only movie that eclipsed Avatar in the weekend box office. Paramount's 80 for Brady — which features Rita Moreno, Jane Fonda, Sally Field and Lily Tomlin — claimed second place after collecting $12.5 million across 2,912 theaters in North America.

Avatar slipped to third place this week, earning an additional $10.8 million in its eighth week of release, pushing its North American box office total to $636 million. Globally, the movie has amassed a $2.174 billion fortune and is currently the fourth highest-grossing movie in the world.

Puss in Boots: The Last Wish finished in fourth place this week after collecting an additional $7.9 million in its seventh week of release, while BTS: Yet to Come in Cinemas rounded out the top five. The BTS concert film covers the band's October concert in Busan, South Korea.

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Grammys 2023: Harry Styles wins Album of the Year, Beyoncé breaks record, Bonnie Raitt takes Song of the Year

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It was the biggest night in music at the 2023 Grammy Awards Sunday night, hosted by Trevor Noah live from Los Angeles' Crypto.com Arena.

The first award of the night went to Harry Styles, who snagged Best Pop Vocal Album for Harry's House. He later claimed the coveted Album of the Year for the 2022 project as well. Other award winners included Adele, who won Best Pop Solo Performance for "Easy On Me" and Lizzo, whose "About Damn Time" earned her Record of the Year.

Lizzo dedicated her award to the late Prince and shared a message of inspiration, telling the crowd, "Just stay true to yourself, because I promise you you will find people, you will attract people in your life who believe in you and support you."

One of the night's biggest moments came when Beyoncé broke the record for most Grammy wins of all time with 32, after winning Best Dance/Electronic Music Album for RENAISSANCE. The record was previously held by classical conductor Georg Solti.

"I’m trying not to be too emotional and I’m trying to just receive this night," she said during her acceptance speech. "I want to thank God for protecting me... I’d like to thank the queer community for your love and for inventing this genre."

Bonnie Raitt was a surprise winner, taking home three trophies, including Song of the Year for “Just Like That.” She was shocked to beat out big hits like Harry Styles’ "As It Was," Adele's "Easy on Me" and Lizzo’s "About Damn Time" and others.

Bonnie, 73, also won Best Americana Performance for “Made Up Mind” and Best American Roots Song for “Just Like That.” The new wins bring Bonnie’s lifetime Grammy total to 13, while the two wins for “Just Like That” mark her first Grammy trophies as a songwriter.

One of the more emotional moments came during the touching tribute to Fleetwood Mac’s Christine McVie, who passed away in November. The performance of her classic “Songbird” featured Christine’s bandmate Mick Fleetwood on drums and Sheryl Crow on piano and vocals, assisted by Raitt.

Other performances included Lizzo, who hit the stage with a powerhouse choir to sing her songs "About Damn Time" and "Special," and Styles, who performed "As It Was."

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'Saturday Night Live' pokes fun at Chinese spy balloon drama in cold open

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Saturday Night Live had a ball — or shall we say, a balloon — with its latest cold open.

The skit begins with Chloe Fineman, as MSNBC's Katy Tur, reporting that the "national nightmare" of the Chinese spy balloon has come to an end. The surveillance balloon, which moved across the country last week, was shot down by the U.S. military on Saturday off the coast of South Carolina.

Fineman, as Tur, talks about the mixed reaction over the Biden administration handling of the incident before allegedly tuning into a live feed of the ocean, showing a special appearance by Bowen Yang playing the balloon's floating remains.

"I entertain you people for four days but then get shot down by Biden! I can't believe I'm Joe's Osama," Yang complains. When asked why he flew over Montana, the comedian jokes that he loves Yellowstone. "It's like Succession, but outside," he quips.

Yang also takes issue with the balloon's estimated size being about three buses. "Ouch. I'm a balloon, so that's my body. How would you like it if someone measured your width in buses?" he declares.

When addressing concerns that he was a spy balloon, Yang remarks, "Everyone is being surveilled constantly, but it's always 'Shoot the balloon' and never 'Unplug Alexa.' If you care so much about your data, why do you all keep your bank passwords in the Notes app? You mail your literal DNA to a company to find out if you're 10 percent French!"

Yang jokes that the quality of the photos he allegedly took were on par with "your aunt [taking] a concert video on her iPad." He also alleges he was racially profiled because he's Chinese. However, he eventually lets it slip that he really was spying on the U.S.

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Melinda Dillon, the mom in 'A Christmas Story', 'Close Encounters', dead at 83

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The Hollywood Reporter notes actress Melinda Dillon passed away on January 9. One might not recognize her name, but the actress logged memorable performances as the matriarch in 1977's Close Encounters of the Third Kind for Steven Spielberg, as well as 1983's holiday classic A Christmas Story.

A Tony-nominated actress, Dillon was twice nominated for an Academy Award, as well: for Close Encounters, in which she played the mom of an alien-abducted kid, and in 1981 for her performance in Absence of Malice opposite Paul Newman.

Dillon also appeared as John Lithgow's wife in 1987's Harry and the Hendersons and 1991's The Prince of Tides opposite Barbra Streisand. She was nominated for a Screen Actors Guild Award for Paul Thomas Anderson's 1999 drama Magnolia.

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One day at a time: Jamie Lee Curtis celebrates 24 years of sobriety

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On her Instagram, Oscar-nominated Everything Everywhere All at Once star Jamie Lee Curtis celebrated a major milestone: nearly a quarter century of sobriety.

"8760 DAYS OF SOBRIETY = 24 YEARS," Curtis captioned her post, which was next to a picture of her hand holding her landmark sober coin — and her cute white poodle-mix pooch.

"There are so many people who are in the prison of addiction," Jamie continued. "Through recovery rooms all over the world. I've been able to find myself again. Safe. Satisfied. Strong. Steady. For anyone struggling today in that prison, I woke up today sober as an example that it is possible and that there is help for you and hands reaching out to offer you a step up into the light!"

She also credited her sister and a colleague with offering those hands of help: "The community of people in recovery have been amazing," Curtis concluded.

The actress has been very vocal about her sobriety. In 2018, the Halloween series star revealed to People that her addiction to pain pills began in the late '80s and lasted 10 years.

"I was ahead of the curve of the opiate epidemic," she said at the time. "I had a 10-year run, stealing, conniving. No one knew. No one."

She says she was initially prescribed opiates after minor plastic surgery "for my hereditary puffy eyes" and soon began abusing the painkillers, even stealing pills from friends and family.

In 1999, she sought help and attended her first recovery meeting, she told the magazine.

Curtis' family has a long history of addiction. Her father, actor Tony Curtis, battled alcohol, cocaine and heroin addictions, and her half-brother Nicholas Curtis died of a heroin overdose in 1994.

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"You're dying, brother": Steve-O tries to reach 'Jackass' co-star Bam Margera about addiction

Bam and Steve-O in 2002 -- Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic, Inc

While the Jackass gang was famous for performing death-defying stunts, Steve-O fears there's one situation his friend and fellow co-star Bam Margera won't escape: addiction.

Steve-O, born Stephen Gilchrist Glover, has been clean and sober for 15 years, and he implored Margera to reverse course; the latter has battled addiction for years without success.

On Thursday night, Steve-O appeared onstage with Margera at a live event; Steve-O said taking Bam on his comedy tour was an attempt to get Margera back on the straight and narrow. However, Steve-O later lamented it was short-lived.

Hours after the pair posed at the start of the show, Steve-O posted a plea to Instagram when he apparently learned Margera fell off the wagon.

The message was subsequently deleted, but not before fans grabbed a screen cap. "Bam, last night you had your five year old son with you on stage at my show, and you were blessed with the chance to spend another day or two with him — then as soon as you left my show, you stayed up all night getting loaded," Steve-O claimed.

"You say you want to have a relationship with your son, but your actions guarantee the exact opposite will happen ... I've tried everything I can but I can’t force you to get honest and do the work of recovery," he continued.

Steve-O added, "I wish you could know how much I’ve hated feeling braced for news of your death, but you’re making it clear that I have no other choice. You’re dying, brother, and it sucks that I can't do anything to save you."

There was no apparent response from Bam, but many of his fans implored him to straighten up.

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Harrison Ford says he doesn't get the movie star treatment on set

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While he certainly deserves it, considering his movies have made more than $9.3 billion worldwide, Harrison Ford says he doesn't get movie legend treatment on set.

The 80-year-old star of 1923 and the upcoming fifth Indiana Jones film, Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny, appeared on Live! With Kelly and Ryan on Friday. He was asked if his resume makes him intimidating for cast and crew.

"The answer is no," Ford said. "People treat me just like an ordinary person." And while some stars of his stature have been known to lord over productions, Ford has no such appetite. "I do like to be directed, by almost anyone," he added with a smile.

Ford also gave a taste of his final Indy adventure, which is set in 1969. "When we find him, he's on his last day at Hunter College as a professor, and the story goes on from there."

Kelly Ripa underlined, "So he's about to retire ... and all hell breaks loose?"

"It does, yeah," Ford said with a laugh.

Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny also stars Ford's Raiders of the Lost Ark and Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade co-star John Rhys-Davies, Boyd Holbrook, Mads Mikkelson and Emmy winner Phoebe Waller-Bridge. The Lucasfilm movie from director James Mangold opens June 30.

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HGTV star Tarek El Moussa and Heather Rae Young welcome their first baby

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HGTV star Tarek El Moussa and Heather Rae Young have welcomed their first child together.

The couple announced the arrival of their son in a joint Instagram post on Thursday, sharing a picture of the newborn cradled in their hands while wrapped in a blanket.

"Our baby boy is here [heart emoji] 1.31.23," El Moussa wrote in the caption. "Mama & baby are happy, healthy, tired but doing well. Our hearts are so happy."

Friends and followers flocked to the comment section to congratulate the couple, including Young's fellow Netflix Selling Sunset co-stars Jason Oppenheim and Chrishell Stause, and TV presenter Ant Anstead, who was previously married to El Moussa's ex-wife Christina Hall.

"Yay!!! So excited for you two (three!!!!)," Oppenheim wrote.

Stause commented, "Omg sending SO much love your way!!!"

"HUGE congratulations you guys!" Anstead wrote.

Even the official HGTV account got in on the celebration, writing in the comments, "Welcome to the HGTV family little one!"

El Moussa, 41, and Young, 35, who tied the knot in October 2021, received the news about their pregnancy while undergoing in vitro fertilization treatments last year.

"It was a huge shock," Young told People in July. "We just weren't expecting this. We had just gone through IVF. We had embryos on ice. We had a plan."

"I think when you least expect it and there's no stress in your life, the world just brought us what was meant to be. I'm so excited that it happened like this," she added.

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Austin Butler says "Elvis voice" may be permanent

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Ever since he portrayed The King in his Golden Globe-winning and Oscar-nominated performance in Elvis, Austin Butler is being snarked on online for not dropping his "Elvis Presley voice" after the film.

However, on Friday's episode of BBC One's The Graham Norton Show, the actor explained there's a medical reason for it. "I am getting rid of the accent, but I have probably damaged my vocal cords with all that singing. One song took 40 takes," he said.

He called the attention and accolades for his performance in Baz Luhrmann's film a whirlwind: "Because when you are making a film you never really know how it will be received. With this one there were so many ways it could go wrong, so to be received in the way it has means the world to me."

What was also key, Butler explained, was his co-star Tom Hanks, who played Elvis' scheming manager Col. Tom Parker.

"I had no idea what it was going to be like meeting someone you have admired for so long," the actor said. "You hope they would be warm to you, but you never really know."

He added, "He is such a master of his craft, and I was intimidated, but the first time I met him he gave me the biggest bear hug and joked about how nervous he was."

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Weekend Watchlist: What's new on streaming

Ready, set, binge! Here’s a look at some of the new movies and TV shows streaming this weekend:

Netflix
Pamela, A Love Story: Watch a humanizing portrait of one of the world’s most famous blonde bombshells, Pamala Anderson, in the documentary film.

True Spirit: A teenager sets out to become the youngest person to non-stop sail solo around the world in the new adventure film.

Freeridge: Fans of On My Block, it’s your time. Catch the spinoff series Freeridge for an unforgettable adventure with an all-new core four.

Disney+ 
The Proud Family: Louder and Prouder: Everybody’s favorite family returns for season two of the animated comedy series.

Prime Video
Harlem: Continue to follow the relationship and career journeys of four friends in season two of the comedy series.

Apple TV+ 
Dear Edward: A young boy makes sense of his life after he’s the sole survivor of a plane crash in this new drama series. 

Happy streaming!

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Matthew McConaughey says a fortune-teller led him to 'How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days'

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He's an Oscar winner now, but Matthew McConaughey's good fortunes in Hollywood may just be owed to a random fortune-teller.

Vanity Fair recently published an oral history of one of McConaughey's earliest hits, How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days, in celebration of its upcoming 20th anniversary, and in the story, he explains what led him to the film.

"I remember considering whether I was going to do it or not one night while on a walk down Sunset Boulevard," McConaughey recalls. "Suddenly, this guy comes up out of nowhere to me -- he was a fortune-teller guru [and] goes, 'Can I tell you your fortune real quick?'"

The star agreed. "'He immediately goes, 'There's a movie you're considering right now. It's a romantic comedy. You have to do this or it will be one of the biggest regrets of your life. It is going to be a blast, it is going to be an incredible experience and it is going to make a bunch of money.'"

McConaughey admits he "laughed at the thought" the studio may have hired the guy just to sway the actor's opinion. At any rate, it worked. "I think I even accepted the offer the next day," McConaughey says.

Notwithstanding the street soothsayer's encounter, McConaughey's eventual co-star, Kate Hudson, pushed behind the scenes for him to get the role of her love interest, Benjamin Barry. The Almost Famous alumna recalls, "Matthew came up in a meeting and I thought that was a great idea. I loved his energy. We immediately just got along."

The rest, as they say, is history: How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days earned more than $177 million at the box office worldwide.

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'The Bachelorette''s Clare Crawley is a married woman

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A little over three months after announcing their engagement, The Bachelorette alum Clare Crawley and fiancé Ryan Dawkins have tied the knot.

“Mr. And Mrs. Dawkins!” Crawley, 41, wrote on her Instagram Thursday, along with pics of her and the 47-year-old businessman's wedding day.

Party of Five alum and Bachelor fan Jennifer Love Hewitt responded to the post, writing, "This makes me so happy!!!"

Dancing with the Stars pro Peta Murgatroyd added, "Big congratulations beautiful...You’re a stunning bride!"

Bachelor Nation also weighed in, with Bachelorette alum Tayshia Adams commenting, "You look stunning Clare!! So happy for your ever after!"

"Clare!!!!! Soooo beautiful and so happy for you both!!!!!" Trista Sutter, a runner-up on season 1 of The Bachelor, shared.

The Bachelorette season 15 star Hannah Brown gushed, "Congrats Claire — you are a beautiful bride."

The Bachelor season 11's Ben Higgins also offered his congratulations.

Crawley shared the news of her engagement back in October, "He has held me in my darkness, loves me through my healing, and we now celebrate the light together!" Clare captioned a photo of Dawkins getting down on one knee. "The easiest YES of my life"

Clare began dating Ryan in 2021, but didn't go public with the romance until September of 2022, writing, “Him,” along with a video of them singing in the car together, before adding that she found her “perfect fit.”

Crawley previously got engaged to Dale Moss during season 16 of The Bachelorette in 2020, leaving the reality series early after hitting it off with the 34-year-old former football player. Adams took her place as the season 16 lead.

Crawley and Moss called it quits in January 2021. They reconciled a month later before splitting for good in September 2021.

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In brief: '1923' renewed, and more

Paramount+ has renewed the Yellowstone prequel 1923 for a second season, Deadline reports. Starring Helen Mirren and Harrison Ford, 1923 was Paramount+'s most-watched premiere ever when it debuted in December, pulling in 7.4 million total viewers across all platforms. The first Yellowstone prequel, 1883, starring Tim McGraw, Faith Hill and Sam Elliott, was a one-and-done. 1923 returns this Sunday after a brief hiatus...

Four episodes into its first season, NBC's Night Court has gotten a season 2 renewal, the network announced on Thursday. The series stars The Big Bang Theory alum Melissa Rauch as judge Abby Stone, the unapologetic optimist daughter of the late Harry Stone -- played in the original series by Harry Anderson, who died in 2018 at age 65 -- as she follows in her father’s footsteps, presiding over a crew of oddballs and cynics. John Larroquette, who played prosecuting attorney Dan Fielding in the original series, reprises his role for the sequel. India de Beaufort, Kapil Talwalkar and Lacretta also star. Night Court has put up strong numbers since its January 17 premiere, reaching 25.7 million total viewers across all viewing platforms, according to NBC...

Nielsen reports Netflix’s Ginny & Georgia debuted at the top of the streaming rankings for the first week of 2023, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Season 2 of the coming-of-age drama, about a mixed-race teen and her 30-year-old mother, played respectively by Antonia Gentry and Brianne Howey, premiered on January 5 and amassed 2.52 billion minutes of viewing time for the week of January 2-8... 

The Daily Show reporter Roy Wood Jr. will headline the 2023 White House Correspondents’ Association’s annual dinner on April 29. “It’s an honor to be a part of a long-running tradition of celebrating those members of the media, who work so hard to uncover the truth, and hold our government accountable,” Wood said in a statement on Thursday. “It will be a great night that will go down in the history books, or not, depending on which state you live in.” The White House Correspondents’ Dinner returned as a live event in 2022 following two years without it due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Daily Show host Trevor Noah hosted last year’s show. Wood also has a stand-up special, Imperfect Messenger, on Paramount+...

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'Dear Edward' is about 'resilience,' 'connection,' and the power of the human spirit, says creator Jason Katims

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A deadly plane crash brings a group of unlikely people together to deal with their grief, and make connections that likely never would have otherwise happened. That’s the premise of the new Apple TV+ series Dear Edward, debuting Friday.

It’s from Friday Night Lights creator Jason Katims, who tells ABC Audio despite the heavy subject matter, it’s not a depressing show.

"To me, it's really a story about resilience and about moving on and about the power of the human spirit," he explains." "I think of it as a very uplifting show and show that I think is really about connection."

Connie Britton, who stars in the new series, echoes the same sentiment, stating, "Even though there's a lot of grief and sadness and loss and tough emotional stuff around that in the show, the ultimate takeaway is actually life affirming. And actually hope. And that, I think, is a really wonderful thing to be able to create."

Britton plays a wife who loses her husband in a plane crash, and she finds out he left behind some secrets -- which got her thinking about what loose ends she might leave behind if something tragic happened. 

"I'm not a fearful flier at all," she explains. "But I, now that I'm a mom, you know, that's all I think about. I'm just like, if I died in a plane crash, is my son taken care of?" 

So, what drew her to the role?

"I love that this was an ensemble," she shares. "I love that this was a really connective way of talking about grief. And by creating a system of support, even through all these very, very different lives."

The first three episodes of Dear Edward air Friday with one episode-a-week thereafter. 

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