Last Update on November 30, 2015 08:07 GMT
"HUNGER GAMES" WINS BOX OFFICE RACE
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- The final installment of the "The Hunger Games" movie franchise is going out with a bang -- not with a whimper. "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay -- Part 2" has held on to its first-place spot in its second weekend in theaters. It took in $51.6 -- beating out runners ups "The Good Dinosaur" and "Creed." So far, the fourth and last Hunger Games movie has taken in $198.3 million so far.
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003-r-11-(Sound of Jennifer Lawrence, in a scene from "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay: Part 2")-"weapons to Snow"-Sound of Jennifer Lawrence in a scene from "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay: Part 2," the number one movie at the box office for the second weekend in a row. (30 Nov 2015)
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004-r-05-(Sound of Sam Claflin, in a scene from "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2")-"76th Hunger Games"-Sound of Sam Claflin in a scene from "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2," the top movie again this weekend at the box office. (30 Nov 2015)
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"GODS OF EGYPT" APOLOGIGIZES FOR USING MOSTLY WHITE CAST
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- It's the kind of thing that makes people wonder how serious Hollywood is about diversity. The director of the upcoming movie "Gods of Egypt" is apologizing for putting mostly white actors in his film. The first trailer for the movie came out a couple of weeks ago -- and it features a cast led by Scottish actor Gerard Butler and Danish actor Nokolaj Coster-Waldau. What makes all of this more curious is that the director, Alex Proyas -- was born in Egypt. He acknowledges his casting choices should have been more diverse. The film's distributor, Lionsgate, also says it failed to live up to the ideals of diversity. The apologies were noted by Ava DuVernay, who directed "Selma." She tweeted "this kind of apology never happens -- for something that happens all the time."
MICHAEL B. JORDAN - MAKING A(NOTHER) NAME FOR HIMSELF
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Now that "Creed" has made a strong box office debut, Michael B. Jordan may be on his way to one of his life goals: to become popular enough so that when people hear the name "Michael Jordan," they have to ask whether they mean the basketball legend -- or the actor. One hit movie won't accomplish that, but Jordan the actor says it's something he's had in mind ever since he was young. He says after being teased about being Michael Jordan the ballplayer, he decided he wanted to make a name for himself. He says he didn't realize that the way he'd end up doing that -- was to become an actor.
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007-a-15-(Michael B. Jordan, actor, in AP interview)-"and what not"-Michael B. Jordan says he set out to create his own legacy in part because he had the same name as the basketball legend. (30 Nov 2015)
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LINDSAY LOHAN'S STEPMOM PULLED OFF PLANE
NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- An in-flight incident for Lindsay Lohan's stepmother. Authorities say Kate Major-Lohan was yanked off a JetBlue flight the day before Thanksgiving. An FBI spokesman says she was busted on a charge of interfering with flew crew members and attendants. The flight was headed from Fort Lauderdale, Florida, to Los Angeles. A JetBlue spokeswoman says the flight was diverted to New Orleans to have an "unruly customer" removed. It's unclear what Major-Lohan did to get herself booted from the flight. She is married to Lindsay Lohan's dad.