Weekend box office news… James Gunn was rehired… Paris Jackson update… Mama June arrested… and Lori Loughlin, Felicity Huffman & college admissions scandal
No surprise that “Captain Marvel” was still number one at the box office, earning another $69.3 million in its second weekend. Coming in second was “Wonder Park” with $16 million, which was a huge blow for the movie studio because they pumped $100 million to produce that movie BEFORE the marketing campaign. In third place was the new “Five Feet Apart” with $13.2 million.
— Rotten Tomatoes (@RottenTomatoes) March 18, 2019
When some of James Gunn’s old, offensive tweets resurfaced last year, Disney dropped him as the director of the third “Guardians of the Galaxy” movie. The entire cast — including Chris Pratt — begged Disney to rehire him. The guy who plays Drax the Destroyer — Dave Bautista — was so ticked about it, he said he might not do the third movie if James wasn’t directing. But Hollywood counts on the fact that people forget. And now Disney has re-hired James to direct “Guardians of the Galaxy 3.” He just has to finish directing “Suicide Squad 2” first. James went back on Twitter to thank everybody who supported him through this difficult time. He added, “I am always learning and will continue to work at being the best human being I can be.”
— GameSpot Universe (@GSUniverse) March 15, 2019
A public information officer with the LAPD told People magazine that around 7:30 Saturday morning, officers and an ambulance went to a home after receiving an attempted suicide call and took the victim to the hospital. TMZ tweeted that the victim was Paris Jackson. TMZ also reported that Paris was being held for a psychiatric evaluation. To this story, Paris tweeted, “(BLANK) you, you (BLANKING) liars.” Now another source told People that Paris did have an accident that required medical treatment, but that she was home and doing fine. And Saturday evening, Paris went out on a date with her boyfriend. In case you were wondering, they went to a movie and then grabbed some KFC.
Paris Jackson has been released and is under the care of her team. https://t.co/SnQZ8v0vMK
— TMZ (@TMZ) March 16, 2019
Somebody at a gas station in Alabama called 911 because they were witnessing a domestic violence situation. When police arrived, they quickly realized it was Mama June and her boyfriend. had to break things up between Mama June and her boyfriend. Police searched them and found a glass pipe with white residue in the pocket of Mama June’s jogging suit, which led to a search of their car. Officers found a pill bottle with some white substance in it and Mama June admitted it was crack cocaine. They were arrested on several felony drug charges and the boyfriend was charged with domestic violence. But a few days later, these two were seen playing shots at a casino in Alabama.
Mama June, Boyfriend Arrested for Felony Drug Possession in Domestic Incident https://t.co/QdkIlWlD2j
— TMZ (@TMZ) March 15, 2019
A mom upset that her son with a 4.2 GPA didn’t get into his college of choice has filed a $500 billion lawsuit against Lori Loughlin, Felicity Huffman and more than a dozen others accused of paying bribes to get their kids into elite colleges. Felicity is accused of making a $15K “donation” to have her daughter’s SAT scores changed. Lori and her husband Mossimo — yes, that’s the Target Mossimo — are accused of paying $500K in bribes to get their two daughters into USC. As a result, Lori has been fired from all her jobs. She won’t be back for the final season of “Fuller House” and Hallmark has fired her from “When Calls the Heart” and forget about those Christmas movies…..Her daughter Olivia Jade is a huge YouTube star and she’s been dropped by Sephora and Tresemmé.
— Hollywood Reporter (@THR) March 17, 2019