The Dish for November 27th

BOX OFFICE REPORT   


1. Coco - $71.2 million

2. Justice League - $60 million

3. Wonder - $32 million

4. Thor: Ragnarok - $24 million

5. (tie) Murder on the Orient Express - $18.6 million

5. (tie) Daddy's Home 2 - $18.6 million

The sweet animated feature Coco led a family-friendly Thanksgiving weekend at the box office, reeling in $71.2 million to record the third-best Turkey Day opening ever, behind only Moana and Toy Story 3.

Justice League fought its way to the second spot, with sales of $60 million, bringing its two-week take to $172 million. The family drama Wonder held steady in third place with $32 million in ticket sales.

Thor: Ragnarok finished fourth with about $24 million, lifting its domestic total to $277 million. It's the sixth-biggest grossing movie of 2017. Murder on the Orient Expressand Daddy’s Home 2 finished in a dead heat for fifth over the five days, both with $18.6 million.


Scarlett Johansson Celebrated Birthday With Colin Jost


Among her many suitors, Scarlett Johansson seems to have hinted at her favorite.

ScarJo celebrated her birthday on a romantic dinner for two with Saturday Night Live member Colin Jost. People magazine just dubbed Colin the “Sexiest Joke Writer Alive.”

An eyewitness told the New York Post, (quote) “They were having a cozy chat at a corner table. She was pleasantly surprised by birthday candle on her dessert.” 


Law & Order SVU: Writing Harvey Weinstein Episode


With all the news about badly behaving men, the scriptwriters at Law & Order: SVU have an avalanche of material for their “ripped from the headlines” episodes.

Sources from the NBC drama confirmed that they will address Harvey Weinstein.

The executive producer told Entertainment Weekly, (quote) “We were working on a story about the boys club of airline pilots. Then realized, ‘Wow, this is exactly what the actresses go through in Hollywood. It’s the same environment.’”


HOLLYWOOD BUZZ


Emma Watson and her boyfriend of nearly two years, William "Mack" Knight, have called it quits. Her reps are not commenting on the split.

Late night TV host Seth Meyers and wife Alexi Ashe are expecting their second child. She had their son Ashe last year.

Kelly Travis, who was a contestant on The Bachelor in 2014, announced that she and hubby Hunter Hamm are expecting their first baby in June. (He was not a contestant on the show.)

Jude Law is in talks to join Brie Larson in the upcoming revamp of Captain Marvel. She'll play a female version of the title character.

Netflix has  announced that the sixth and final season of House of Cards will resume production in early December – without star Kevin Spacey.

Will Ferrell and Molly Shannon will host live coverage of the Rose Parade for Amazon on New Year’s Day.

Peter Baldwin, who directed dozens of sitcoms, including episodes of The Dick Van Dyke Show, The Andy Griffith Show, The Mary Tyler Moore Show and WKRP in Cincinnati, died last week at his home in Pebble Beach, California. He was 86.


VANDERPUMP RULES : #MeToo Mea Culpa


Stassi Schroeder of the reality show Vanderpump Rules penned a long apology for a podcast segment in which she cast doubt on the accusations against sexual abusers in Hollywood.

In a piece called “Are We on a Male Witch Hunt?," she said many women are jumping on the “hashtag me too trend" and stated that “no one can make me [have oral sex].”

After a huge backlash, she deleted the podcast and tweeted a note saying "I apologize... On my latest episode, I crossed a line. It was irresponsible for me to make generalized statements about a very serious topic, such as sexual harassment, as it is not my place to speak about anyone else’s experiences.”


JUSTIN BIEBER: A Selena-Free Thanksgiving


Selena Gomez might have had plenty of things to be thankful for on this holiday weekend, but having Justin Bieber by her side wasn't one of them.

One of TMZ's far-flung spies spotted The Bieb playing hockey with a minor-league team in Whistler, British Columbia. That's more than 2,500 miles from where his gal pal was sharing turkey with her family at their Texas home. A source close to Justin says that one of his reps called the front office of the Whistler Winterhawks and asked if he could join in their scrimmage on Thursday.

That's not so out of the ordinary up in Canada, by the way. Folks there celebrate Thanksgiving in early October.


ROB KARDASHIAN: He's No Threat


Rob Kardashian isn't a threat to society -- at least not the one member of society who pawed his girlfriend.

According to TMZ, the Los Angeles district attorney tossed out a complaint from a guy who claimed Rob had threatened him after catching him kissing Blac Chyna back in the fall of 2016. Pilot Jones said he feared for his life after Rob contacted him regarding the paparazzi photos of the canoodling, but the D.A. said the evidence was flimsy and the threats "murky and general."

Jones still has a civil suit open against Rob and Chyna for "bullying" him.


RON HOWARD: Dad Dead at 89


Rance Howard, the patriarch of a Hollywood family that includes Oscar-winner Ron Howard and actress Bryce Dallas Howard, died Saturday at the age of 89.

Ron made the announcement on Twitter, saying "He stood especially tall 4 his ability to balance ambition w/great personal integrity. A Depression-era farm boy, his passion for acting changed the course of our family history."

Rance's six-decade career included roles in Chinatown, Nebraska, Seinfeld and Murder She Wrote as well as many of his son's movies, such as Apollo 13, A Beautiful Mind, Parenthood and Grand Theft Auto.


NAYA RIVERA: Glee Gal a Domestic Abuser


Actress Naya Rivera was arrested on Saturday night after her husband, Ryan Dorsey, called 911 to report that she'd attacked him physically.

Dorsey, who is in the cast of the Showtime series Ray Donovan, claimed that Rivera hit him in the head and lip while they were taking their two-year-old son for a walk near their home in West Virginia. According to the police report, Dorsey gave police a cell phone video of the assault, leading to the arrest of the former Glee star.

Rivera filed for divorce from Dorsey in late 2016, but the pair called off the split last month. At the time, Rivera told People, "It is what it is, but I'm glad that my family is together. [It was] a personal decision." (WSAZ)

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