Weekend box office news… Teen Choice Award winners… Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner’s divorce delays… Chris Hardwick returns… and Lindsay Lohan apologizes for #MeToo comments
Experts predicted that “The Meg” would earn somewhere around $20 million on its opening weekend. They were very wrong. That movie earned $44.5 million to knock “Mission: Impossible — Fallout” down to second with $20 million. “Christopher Robin” was third with $12.4 million, followed by “Slender Man” with $11.3 million and “BlacKkKlansman” with $10.8 million.
— Rotten Tomatoes (@RottenTomatoes) August 13, 2018
Nick Cannon was back to host the 2018 Teen Choice Awards last night, alongside YouTube star Lele Pons. “The Flash,” “The Greatest Showman,” and “Love, Simon” were among the night’s biggest winners. But the night belonged to “Riverdale.” The CW hit show won 10 awards — Choice Drama TV Show, Choice TV Villain for Mark Consuelos, Choice Hissy Fit for Madelaine Petsch, Choice Breakout TV Star and Choice Scene Stealer for Vanessa Morgan, Choice Drama TV Actress for Lili Reinhart, Choice Drama TV Actor and Choice Male Hottie for Cole Sprouse, and Choice Liplock and Choice TV Ship for Cole and Lili.
— Teen Choice Awards (@TeenChoiceFOX) August 13, 2018
Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner have been separated for 3 years. But if they don’t follow through with their divorce pretty soon, a judge says he’s going to dismiss it! Jennifer and Ben have been dragging their feet when it comes to getting this thing done. This is the third time Jennifer has been given this notice from the courts and she still has two more forms to get filed. California court rules state that a legal case may be dismissed if it is not pursued diligently for two years.
Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck's divorce is about to be dismissed due to lack of paperwork, but they are not rushing to finalize it…So…we can dream, can't we?! 😉 https://t.co/YUHav9EKZl
— E! News (@enews) August 11, 2018
Chris Hardwick got very emotional on last night’s “Talking Dead.” He almost lost everything when his ex-girlfriend Chloe Dykstra wrote an essay about their relationship and claimed he was emotionally and sexually abusive. But after an investigation cleared him, Chris got all his jobs back. Wiping away tears, he said last night, “I really just want to take a minute and I want to say that I’m so appreciative to be standing here right now, and I want to thank you, The Walking Dead community, for all your support over these past couple months. This show is not just a job to me, this is a vital part of my life, this has been a sanctuary these last seven years we’ve been here.” He ended his opening comments with, “I’ve never been more thankful than I am in this moment to say to you: I am Chris Hardwick and this is Talking Dead.” But not everyone at AMC is welcoming Chris back with open arms. According to a new report, a female executive producer and a “handful” of the show’s staff quit when it was announced he was re-hired.
A Handful Of “Talking Dead” Staffers Have Quit Ahead Of Chris Hardwick’s Return https://t.co/K1rLx4DQXD
— BuzzFeed (@BuzzFeed) August 12, 2018
Lindsay Lohan is now apologizing for what she said about the #MeToo movement. In an interview with a British magazine, Lindsay said, at first, that she couldn’t speak on something she didn’t live. But then she went on to say that the women taking part in the movement should’ve spoken up and filed a police report when it actually happened and not years later. She said, “I’m going to really hate myself for saying this, but I think by women speaking against all these things, it makes them look weak when they are very strong women. You have these girls who come out, who don’t even know who they are, who do it for the attention. That is taking away from the fact that it happened.” Yeah. Remember that “I’m going to really hate myself for saying this” part? Lindsay is now apologizing profusely, saying, “I would like to unreservedly apologize for any hurt and distress caused by a quote in a recent interview with The Times. The quote solely related to my hope that a handful of false testimonies out of a tsunami of heroic voices do not serve to dilute the importance of the #MeToo movement, and all of us who champion it. However, I have since learned how statements like mine are seen as hurtful, which was never my intent. I’m sorry for any pain I may have caused. I feel very strongly about the #MeToo movement and have the utmost respect and admiration for the women brave enough to come forward and speak out about their experiences. Their testimony has served to protect those who can’t speak, and give strength to those who have struggled to have their voices heard.”
— Entertainment Weekly (@EW) August 12, 2018