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“Fate of the Furious” to Race Past $100 Million as “Beauty and the Beast” Crosses $1 Billion

fate-furious-excerptCars will be the real heroes at the box office this weekend, as the eighth installment of The Fast & the Furious franchise, The Fate of the Furious, is expected to leave its competitors in the dust. Beauty and the Beast, however, continues to succeed on its own term as it reaches $1 billion.

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“Star Wars” Tribute to Carrie Fisher Will Leave You in a Puddle of Tears (VIDEO)

fisher-excerptIt’s been a little over three months since the passing of Carrie Fisher and the devastating loss is still reverberating throughout pop culture — especially with the legions of diehard Star Wars fans. During the annual “Star Wars Celebration” in Orlando, Fisher’s Star Wars family gave a special goodbye to the legendary actress with a special video that is sure to get you a little — no — a lot misty-eyed.

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The Tracking Board’s Daily Debrief (04.12.17)

The-Tracking-Boards-Daily-Debrief-city-excerptHugo Weaving is set to reteam with Peter Jackson for Universal’s adaptation of Mortal Engines and Edgar Wright is circling an adaptation of Andrew Smith’s YA novel Grasshopper Jungle. Plus, a round-up of the day’s top entertainment news stories from around the web.

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The Tracking Board’s Daily Debrief (04.11.17)

The-Tracking-Boards-Daily-Debrief-city-excerptHasan Minhaj is set to host the White House Correspondents’ Dinner and Christopher Lloyd joins William Shatner in the romantic comedy Senior Moment. Plus, a round-up of the day’s top entertainment news stories from around the web.

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“Rogue One” Honest Trailer Points Out All the Shots From the Ads That Weren’t In the Film (Video)

Rogue One ExcerptThe Screen Junkies gang is back to riff on the first Star Wars spinoff, which according to them, should be retitled Suicide Squad: An Unnecessary Star Wars Story.

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The Tracking Board’s Daily Debrief (04.10.17)

The-Tracking-Boards-Daily-Debrief-city-excerptDon Cheadle to star in biopic about 19th Century black millionaire Jeremiah G. Hamilton and Nashville gets a season renewal despite the loss of its leading lady. Plus, a round-up of the day’s top entertainment news stories from around the web.

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“The Boss Baby” Remains on Top for Another Week, While “Smurfs” Sequel Flounders

Boss Baby ExcerptAs predicted, newcomer films Smurfs: The Lost Village and Going in Style were not able to top The Boss Baby or Beauty and the Beast‘s winning streak, but where the former struggled under the pressure, the latter rose above expectations.

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“Bone Collector” Author Jeffery Deaver on New Book “The Burial Hour,” His Stalker, and Which Oscar Winner Should Play Lincoln Rhyme Next

Jeffery Deaver The Burial Hour“I carry a gun from time to time… I’m less concerned about a terrorist attack by ISIS or Al Qaeda than the guy next to you in line who flips out when you bump into him and he spills his soda,” says the crime writer.

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The Tracking Board’s Daily Debrief (04.07.17)

The-Tracking-Boards-Daily-Debrief-city-excerptDwayne Johnson gets the greenlight to go on a Jungle Cruise and Nia Long joins with Empire co-star Terrence Howard in Life In A Year. Plus, a round-up of the day’s top entertainment news stories from around the web.

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The Exec Shuffle – The Blotter Recap (04.07.17)

Screen Shot 2015-05-01 at 4.52.36 PMKeep up with what’s happening in the industry with the inside information on who’s getting hired, promoted, and let go. Both Hulu’s head of marketing and Sony Television’s head of communications are departing the companies.

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The Tracking Board’s Daily Debrief (04.06.17)

The-Tracking-Boards-Daily-Debrief-city-excerptScream Queens breakout Billie Lourd signs on to American Horror Story and Wesley Snipes’ Armed Response gets acquired by Saban Films. Plus, a round-up of the day’s top entertainment news stories from around the web.

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Newcomers to Make Little Impact at the Box Office as “Beauty and the Beast” Nears $1 Billion

Smurfs Lost Village ExcerptThe Boss Baby and Beauty and the Beast are not letting any new movies take their top spots at the box office this weekend. Despite the direct competition of Smurfs: The Lost Village, more people are going to opt for the decidedly better films — at least according to critics.

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Norm MacDonald Recalls Chilly Meeting With His Comedy Hero, “Mr. Warmth” Don Rickles, on Set of “Dirty Work”

Don RicklesIn his new memoir, MacDonald recalled being humiliated on the set of the 1998 comedy after the legendary comic made some jokes at his expense.

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Legendary Comic Don Rickles Dies at 90, Read His Letter to Donald Trump

Don RicklesRickles voiced Mr. Potato Head in the Toy Story movies, though he also played a wise-cracking theater manager in Norm MacDonald’s Dirty Work, and played against type as Robert De Niro’s trusted pit boss in Martin Scorsese’s 1995 masterpiece Casino.

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The Tracking Board’s Daily Debrief (04.05.17)

The-Tracking-Boards-Daily-Debrief-city-excerpt Adam McKay eyes Christian Bale for his untitled Dick Cheney film and Jeffrey Dean Morgan joins Dwayne Johnson in Rampage. Plus, a round-up of the day’s top entertainment news stories from around the web.

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Emma Stone Lands Major Offer Following Oscar Win… to Some Kid’s High School Prom

Emma Stone Jacob StaudenmaierHigh school student Jacob Staudenmaier doesn’t strike me as an IRRATIONAL MAN — he knows they’re not going to become FRIENDS WITH BENEFITS, even if there is a sense of MAGIC IN THE MOONLIGHT. Following a viral video like this, it would be awfully CRUELLA of Stone to turn the young man down.

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The Tracking Board’s Daily Debrief (04.04.17)

The-Tracking-Boards-Daily-Debrief-city-excerptColin Farrell is in talks for Steve McQueen’s Widows and Billy Crystal is teaming with Barry Levinson for a new comedy. Plus, a round-up of the day’s top entertainment news stories from around the web.

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The Tracking Board’s Daily Debrief (04.03.17)

The-Tracking-Boards-Daily-Debrief-city-excerptArmie Hammer joins Alicia Vikander in the Ben Wheatley-directed Freakshift while indie comedy Shriver adds Toni Collette and Thomas Haden Church. Plus, a round-up of the day’s top entertainment news stories from around the web.

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“The Boss Baby” Beats “Beauty and the Beast” and Stuns with $50 Million Opening Weekend

Boss Baby ExcerptIt wasn’t that Beauty and the Beast underperformed this weekend — far from it, actually — but simply that DreamWorks’ The Boss Baby far outperformed every expectation that had been put forth for it. Just how much of an overperformance was it? Some $15-20 million.

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March 2017 Agency Moves Find Rising Stars Nick Jonas, Glen Powell, Maika Monroe On the Move

March 2017 Agency Moves 200WME also signed Ice Cube and Power Rangers director Dean Israelite, while CAA added Sarah Paulson and Chronicle director Josh Trank to its roster of clients.

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The Tracking Board’s Daily Debrief (03.31.17)

The-Tracking-Boards-Daily-Debrief-city-excerptSylvester Stallone is looking to leave The Expendables franchise, while Michelle Williams, Kevin Spacey, and Mark Wahlberg are circling major roles in Ridley Scott’s All The Money In The World. Plus, a round-up of the day’s top entertainment news stories from around the web.

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The Must-Stream Movies and Shows New on Netflix in April

unnamedSpring has sprung and Netflix is going all-in on the release of original programming in April, with 25 original titles premiering this month, including the highly anticipated series adaptation of Dear White People.

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The Exec Shuffle – The Blotter Recap (03.31.17)

Screen Shot 2015-05-01 at 4.52.36 PMKeep up with what’s happening in the industry with the inside information on who’s getting hired, promoted, and let go. BET is losing two of its executives and Annapurna hires Adrienne Becker as COO.

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The Tracking Board’s Daily Debrief (03.30.17)

The-Tracking-Boards-Daily-Debrief-city-excerptThe Kingsman: The Secret Service actor Mark Strong is set to star in the forthcoming espionage thriller Deep State, plus a round-up of the day’s top entertainment news stories from around the web.

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“Beauty and the Beast” Eyeing a Three-Peat as the Number One Film This Weekend

beauty-and-the-beast-excerptDisney’s current juggernaut Beauty and the Beast may have competition, but not nearly enough to knock it from the top. For the third weekend in a row, the enchanting tale as old as time is poised to take the top spot at the box office. Plus, will the controversy surrounding Ghost in the Shell keep it from performing well?

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Old Gods and New Face Off to Creepy Synth Music in “American Gods” Title Sequence (Things We Love)

American Gods ExcerptStarz’s new series American Gods, from Bryan Fuller and Michael Green based on the Neil Gaiman novel, may be a month away but the network is tiding fans over with things like character posters and now a look at the title sequence.

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The Tracking Board’s Daily Debrief (03.29.17)

The-Tracking-Boards-Daily-Debrief-city-excerptBreakout star of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them Alison Sudol lands a role in The Last Full Measure and Netflix renews Santa Clarita Diet for a second season. Plus, a round-up of the day’s top entertainment news stories from around the web.

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Pixar Short “Dante’s Lunch” Will Whet Your Appetite For “Coco” (Things We Love)

dantes-lunchPixar’s next animated feature Coco doesn’t open in theaters until November 22, but the animation giant has decided to provide an amuse bouche in the form of a “short tail” titled Dante’s Lunch starring the canine to Coco‘s hero Miguel.

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The State of the Comic Book Industry (Final Part)

Valiant 2 ExcerptAs the his series on the state of the comic industry comes to a close, Neil Turitz takes a positive look towards the future of comics to remind us that the industry is on the upswing and has no intentions of coming down anytiem soon.

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The Tracking Board’s Daily Debrief (03.28.17)

The-Tracking-Boards-Daily-Debrief-city-excerptFilmRise acquires rights to the sci-fi pic Marjorie Prime starring Jon Hamm while Michael Bay is in talks to develop the film adaptation of Hunting El Chapo. Plus, a round-up of the day’s top entertainment news stories from around the web.

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