The Dish for March 19th

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JIM CARREY: Not a Pretty Picture


Jim Carrey is taking a lot of heat on social media for a portrait he painted of White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders.

The funnyman didn't mention Sanders by name but tweeted, "This is the portrait of a so-called Christian whose only purpose in life is to lie for the wicked. Monstrous!" Some Twitter users slammed Carrey for shaming Sanders with such an unattractive portrait, and others criticized him for mentioning her Christian faith. Carrey's reps have confirmed the painting is his but would not say for sure that it depicts Sanders. (Fox News)


TRENDING NOW


Now buzzing on Facebook and Twitter.

Cirque du Soleil: An aerialist with the troupe died after he fell during a performance in Florida on Saturday.

Jim Carrey: He painted a portrait of White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders, who he said is "a so-called Christian whose only purpose in life is to lie for the wicked. Monsterous!"

Black Panther: It was tops at the box office again, beating Tomb Raider.

Demi Lovato: She got emotional onstage as she celebrated her sixth year of sobriety.

Xavier: They were upset by Florida State Sunday in the NCAA hoops tournament.

#TheWalkingDead: Fans are reacting to the latest episode.


KARDASHIANS: Save Watts Community Center


The Kardashians aren't just about selfies -- the famous gives back, too. 

According to TMZ, the reality stars have saved a money-strapped community center in the Watts section of Los Angeles.

Kim, Kourtney, Kris and the momager's boyfriend Corey Gamble received "The Key to Our Hearts" on Friday after donating more than $100,000 dollars for a brand-new community center reportedly "equipped with a basketball court, full kitchen, new TVs and more than 20 new Apple laptops for the learning center."

TMZ says Kris is also looking to raise money to "build a baseball diamond and grass field so the children will have something fun and meaningful to do."


HOLLYWOOD BUZZ


Avengers: Infinity War demolished Fandango’s record for best-selling superhero movie in the first day of pre-sales -- and needed only six hours to do it. The previous record holders were Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and Black Panther. Avengers: Infinity War opens April 27th.

Eddie Redmayne and wife Hannah welcomed their second child, a baby boy, on March 10th. Luke Richard Bagshawe Redmayne joins big sister Iris Mary, 21 months. (People)

NBC has renewed its Will & Grace revival for a third season. The second season premieres in the fall.

Canadian comedian Mike MacDonald died Saturday from heart complications. He was 63.


CIRQUE DU SOLEIL: Aerialist Dies After Fall


Cirque du Soleil aerialist Yann Arnaud died Saturday after falling to the stage during an acrobatic performance in Tampa, Florida.

In a statement, the company's president and CEO Daniel Lamarre said, "The entire Cirque du Soleil family is in shock and devastated by this tragedy. Yann had been with us for over 15 years and was loved by all who had the chance to know him. Over the coming days and weeks, our focus will be on supporting Yann’s family and our employees, especially the Volta team, as we go through these difficult times together."

According to a statement, "Yann was transported to the nearest hospital ... he later passed away from his injuries."

Cirque du Soleil canceled two of its Volta shows Sunday in Tampa. The show, according to its website, "weaves acrobatics" and "action sports" into a "melodic score."


BOX-OFFICE REPORT   


1. Black Panther - $27 million

2. Tomb Raider - $23.5 million

3. I Can Only Imagine- $17.1 million

4. A Wrinkle in Time - $16.6 million

5. Love, Simon - $11.5 million

Black Panther edged out Tomb Raider to continue its reign at the box office. The Marvel flick is the first movie to top the chart for five straight weekends since Avatar did it eight years ago. With $27 million between Friday and Sunday, Black Panther raised its domestic total to $605.4 million and put it at number-seven on the all-time list. Globally the superhero film has made $1.2 billion.

The reboot of Tomb Raider, starring Alicia Vikander, opened in second with $23.5 million.

Surprisingly, the faith-based film I Can Only Imagine premiered in third with $17.1 million. The movie is about the best-selling Christian single of all time. 

A Wrinkle in Time dropped from second to fourth with $16.6 million.

And the gay teen romance Love, Simon debuted in fifth with $11.5 million.

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