Weekend box office news… Kanye West dropped his gospel… Ben Affleck had a slip… Chrissy Teigen’s tweet… and Prince Harry & Meghan Markle to Thanksgiving in U.S.
“Joker” has officially become the highest-grossing R-rated movie of all time. Over the weekend, “Joker” hit a worldwide box office total of $788.1M, beating the “Deadpool 2” record of $785M. In the US, “Joker” earned another $18.9M in its fourth weekend, taking the top spot away from “Maleficent: Mistress of Evil,” which earned $18.5M. Coming in third was “The Addams Family” with $11.7M.
It took him a minute, but Kanye West finally dropped his new Gospel album, “Jesus Is King.” Reviews are very mixed. Some love it. Some don’t get it. The album features 11 tracks and includes a solo by Kenny G on the song “Use This Gospel.” Fans seem to really like that one. Kanye held his first Sunday Service since the release yesterday at The Forum in Inglewood, CA. Kim was tweeting during the event that she was sitting next to Kenny G and was praying he would join her husband onstage. She also tweeted that Kanye was performing songs from his “Life of Pablo” album.
Hours after he posted on Instagram that he’d been in recovery for over a year, Ben Affleck has a little slip. Paparazzi caught him leaving the Unicef Masquerade Ball in West Hollywood Saturday night. Despite the skull mask he was wearing, it was obviously Ben stumbling and bumbling his way out of the party, leaning on an SUV to steady himself. Later, Ben’s rep released a statement saying, “Sobriety is difficult and elusive for everyone struggling with addiction. Ben has acknowledged he’s going to slip up from time to time. It was never as if this was simply behind him.” The next day, Ben went straight to his ex-wife Jennifer Garner’s home to own up to what happened. And TMZ’s cameras caught Ben before he went into the house and he didn’t deny it. He said, “It happens. It was a slip. But I’m not going to let it derail me.”
Chrissy Teigen wanted to show some love for her hubby John Legend after he showed some love to her. She tweeted, “I do not normally brag about john, as it is my schtick to make fun of him always, but he flew from London to LA instead of London to DC to have dinner with me and watch love island UK because I haven’t been feeling like myself lately. Just a few hours but it meant a lot. Thank u.” And then she added, “AND he had to fly on his least favorite airline. That is love.
I do not normally brag about john, as it is my schtick to make fun of him always, but he flew from London to LA instead of London to DC to have dinner with me and watch love island UK because I haven’t been feeling like myself lately. Just a few hours but it meant a lot. Thank u— christine teigen (@chrissyteigen) October 27, 2019
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are bringing baby Archie over to the US to spend the Thanksgiving holiday with her mother, but this trip could be more significant than that. Sources told the Daily Mail that Harry and Meghan are considering buying a second home in the US, and California could be a top contender. Another source told The Sun that royal staff working for the Queen and Prince Charles are concerned that such a move could pave the way for an exit from the family.