Monday, August 3, 2015
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Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation is number 1 at the box office with $56 million
Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation starring Tom Cruise pulled in $56 million for the weekend, taking #1 at the box office. It's a good start for the $150M, fifth installment in the rejuvenated M:I series that seems to be have been carried, uphill, on Cruise's back.  
Eminem: The Vicodin and Valium left a hole in my stomach

Eminem has detailed his prescription pill addiction - and his battle to overcome it - in his rap albums. Eminem in an emotional magazine article for Men's Journal how the addiction caused him to balloon to 230 pounds - before he found the perfect work out video and lost the excess weight.  

Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation has made $121 million worldwide
Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation is the biggest opening for a Tom Cruise film in 27 markets. With the $56 million U.S. opening, the worldwide total is $121 million.
Transgender activist: many transgender men and women need social programs to survive
Transgender activist: "Caitlyn (Jenner) has every right to be just as conservative as she chooses. But many transgender men and women need social programs to survive,
Norman Lear: You will not f-ck with my Bill of Rights, my Constitution
Norman Lear: “Everybody knows me to be a progressive or a liberal or lefty or whatever. I think of myself as a bleeding-heart conservative. You will not f-ck with my Bill of Rights, my Constitution, my guarantees of political justice for all.”
Hispanic and African American actors play the founding fathers in Broadway musical Hamilton
Hispanic and African-American actors play George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, James Madison and Alexander Hamilton in the Broadway musical Hamilton.
Gwyneth Paltrow: I didn't come up with conscious uncoupling
Gwyneth Paltrow approves all stories on her lifestyle Web site Goop but she claims the controversial Conscious Uncoupling headline on the 2014 piece announcing
Zoolander 2 trailer features voice of Stephen Hawking (video)
Zoolander 2 stars Ben Stiller, Owen Wilson, Penelope Cruz, Willie Nelson and Justin Bieber. The question posed in the trailer is: "If God exists, then why did he make ugly people?"
Alex Wagner last word on her canceled MSBC show was Shit (video)
MSNBC’s Alex Wagner, in closing the final edition of her canceled liberal commentary program Now With Alex Wagner, said Woo! Shit, as the camera faded to black one last time.
Eminem: I needed to figure out a way to function sober
Rapper Eminem boxed, he battled addiction, and ran like a hamster on a wheel until he found his fitness groove in front of the TV.
Donald Trump surging in the polls
The latest NBC/Wall Street Journal poll shows that Donald Trump has leapt to the lead among the GOP line-up. "Trump is the first choice of 19 percent of GOP primary voters,
CBS redoing Ed Sullivan Theatre for Stephen Colbert
Construction is underway at the Ed Sullivan Theater for the Late Show with Stephen Colbert and plans call for a state of the art studio to be completed by the September 8 premiere.
Men don't want women like Amy Schumer's character in Trainwreck
Is it realistic that a responsible, hardworking New York City man would go for a i like Amy Schumer in Trainwreck? Single men interviewed at random in Manhattan watering holes and restaurants said “No.”
Dr Dre album confirmed: It's going to be my grand finale
Dr Dre confirmed that his first album in 16 years will be released on Apple’s new streaming music service on August 7.
Ghostbusters cast visit children's hospital in Boston
The all female cast of the upcoming Ghostbusters remake (Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon and Leslie Jones) in costume visited Tufts Medical Center to meet and greet children staying there.
Coco Austin and Ice T are having a baby girl and will name her Chanel
"It's a girl, and she's already got a name: Chanel," said Law & Order: SVU's Ice T, 57, on the couple's new Fox talk show Ice & Coco.
Caitlyn Jenner criticized for wanting people to work and be self sufficient
Caitlyn Jenner on I Am Cait said she was concerned people get dependent on government and social programs: "Don’t a lot of times they can make more not working
Dan Rather scandal movie Truth starring Robert Redford gets release date
Sony Pictures Classics has set an October 16 release date for Truth, the Dan Rather drama starring Cate Blanchett and Robert Redford.
Why Jon Stewart might be irreplaceable
Jon Stewart attracts a smaller audience than David Letterman or Jay Leno but his mix of intelligence, quickness and comedic timing can't be readily replicated..
Mindy Kaling: I’m too susceptible to handsomeness
Mindy Kaling was asked what she regards as the lowest depth of misery? Mindy: Married to a man everyone knows is cheating on you.
Kevin Bacon and Jimmy Fallon do a parody of The Beach Boys (video)
Footloose star Kevin Bacon and Tonight Show host Jimmy Fallon went back in time and channeled the ‘60s California cool of The Beach Boys for a performance as Brian Wilson and the gang.
George Takei’s road from Star Trek to Broadway
Former Star Trek cast member George Takei will make his Broadway debut this fall in Allegiance, a new musical inspired by his family’s internment as Japanese-Americans during World War II.
Quote of the day
Larry David

"I was inspired to become a comedian because I was a bad actor.”

"Performing on Broadway was an experience. Much like the Army. But I didn’t re-up for that, and I’m not going to re-up for this.”

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