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The movie's impressive opening also shattered the opening weekend record for movies released in December, when audiences are more focused on holiday shopping and travel. Force Awakens began rolling out in global markets on Wednesday. "The Force Awakens " picks up the intergalactic story of good versus evil 30 years on from " The Return of the Jedi ", the last episode of the original trilogy.
  • Buffalo National River Temporarily Closed To Public Due To Flooding

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    Well the recent round of heavy rain brought on by the Christmas storms will filter through not just the Red River, but the MS and eventually the Atchafalaya River before it spills out into the Gulf of Mexico. At 36.5 feet, Elver said, water starts affecting the Long Lake community, and at 39.5 feet the road to Long Lake becomes impassable about a mile north of that community.
  • Princess Kate, Prince William and Prince Harry Step Out for Church

    Princess Kate, Prince William and Prince Harry Step Out for Church

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    Prince William's wife, Kate, gave birth to their first child, Prince George, in July 2013, and delivered a daughter, Princess Charlotte, in May 2015. Prince Harry walked past the crowds lining the route in a navy long coat and pale blue shirt with matching tie, while a policeman saluted at the side of the road.
  • Host Steve Harvey Crowns Wrong Miss Universe Winner

    Host Steve Harvey Crowns Wrong Miss Universe Winner

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    I will take responsibility for this . Miss Philippines was crowned the 2015 victor a short time later, while Gutierrez was then named first runner-up, followed by USA's Olivia Jordan as second runner-up. Harvey then realized he made a mistake. Harvey suddenly cut through her celebrations and said: "There's...I have to apologize". Minutes after the coronation, Gutierrez broke her silence on the issue and said that "everything happens for a reason".
  • Princess Kate Proves She's Truly Traditional in Conservative Tweed Church Suit

    Princess Kate Proves She's Truly Traditional in Conservative Tweed Church Suit

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    Event Magazine reports Ant and Dec watched home movies from inside Prince Charles's private screening room where the future king was seen being tickled by the queen as a child and playing peekaboo. However, he also admitted that he has so far avoided changing either Prince George or Princess Charlotte's nappies. Security was tight for the outing, which is not considered as a public appearance by the royals.
  • 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' shatters box office record with $238 million

    'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' shatters box office record with $238 million

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    Another four franchise films are expected to follow "The Force Awakens " over the next four years. In a move that aggravated director Quentin Tarantino, Disney insisted that the Star Wars movie play over the holiday season at one of the few cinemas capable of showing Tarantino's new film, " The Hateful Eight ", in super-widescreen 70mm, the Cinerama Dome, Hollywood.
  • Prince William & Kate Middleton Attend Post-Christmas Service

    Prince William & Kate Middleton Attend Post-Christmas Service

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    Prince Charles certainly looks to be reversing his role as grandfather to Prince George and Princess Charlotte, with him revealing how he grateful he is to have them because they can care for him in old age. Zara Phillips, with her husband Mike Tindall. According to People , the Royal Duchess even got a bouquet of yellow flowers during her day out. Security was tight for the royal outing with many police officers seen checking backpack and all members of the public were thoroughly searched ...
  • Kim Kardashian and Kanye West 'turn down 2.5m Saint deal'

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    There are a multitude of extracurricular activities that might be keeping Kanye West from finishing a new album: his new baby , his clothing line and his potential run for U.S. New reports suggest that Kim Kardashian and Kanye West could be planning to start a wine brand in 2016! Kanye West showered his wife, Kim Kardashian , with 150 Christmas presents, including a rainbow fur coat, Louis Vuitton dress, Prada jumpsuit, and other lavish designer duds.
  • Kim Kardashian is being offered millions For Pictures Of Saint West

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    In that  photo , however,  Saint  is strapped in an auto seat and completely hidden under a blanket - keeping the value of a first portrait photograph intact. "Our yearly  Christmas card  photo usually has our entire family in it", wrote Kim on her  website . The star-studded fete's guests included the rest of the Kardashian-Jenner sisters, Jennifer Lopez, Drake, Tyga and more.
  • Star Wars: The Force Awakens breaks $1bn box office record

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    We'll have to see if The Force Awakens beats out James Cameron's Avatar, which still clings on to its record for the highest-grossing film of all time . Russell's Joy, starring Jennifer Lawrence, bowed at No. 3 in North America with a solid $17 million from 2,896 theaters ( Sunday's estimate was $17 million).
  • Star Wars: The Force Awakens breaks all Box Office records. Ever

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    Ticket sales Thursday night and Friday surpassed previous records set by the final "Harry Potter" film in 2011. It was also the first movie to cross 100 million US dollars within 24 hours after screened in theaters. Roughly 58% of the " Force Awakens " audience was male while 63% of the audience was over the age of 25,  according  to data shared by the studio. Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Adam Driver and Oscar Isaac star as new key players in the space opera, with Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill ...
  • Deepika Padukone in XXX sequel?

    Deepika Padukone in XXX sequel?

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    She posted a photo of herself with "Fast and Furious" star Vin Diesel on Twitter , with " XXX " on the background. The gleeful secrecy and stealth with which she announced her presence in the film indicated a momentous cinematic collaboration, like Meryl Streep coming together with Shekhar Kapoor to do "Bandit Like Beckham" (patent pending).
  • Bindi Irwin reunites with DWTS partner Derek Hough

    Bindi Irwin reunites with DWTS partner Derek Hough

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    She also told Entertainment Tonight that she loves keeping in touch with Chandler by writing him hand written letters. When asked how her tootsies held up, she said: 'They're OK, I had to kinda take them off half way through, my heels off, because they [my feet] were slowly dying'.
  • Stone Temple Pilots Pay Tribute To Scott Weiland

    Stone Temple Pilots Pay Tribute To Scott Weiland

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    When they learned the news, they had to alert the hundreds of people who bought tickets the show was canceled. Police said Weiland was found dead in a bedroom on his tour bus in Bloomington, just south of Minneapolis. "All our love and respect". "You know, now we have all of the legal stuff behind us and it's all about me moving forward". Weiland enjoyed more commercial success with Velvet Revolver .
  • Akshay, Nimrat wrap-up 'Airlift' shoot with rainy romance

    Akshay, Nimrat wrap-up 'Airlift' shoot with rainy romance

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    Makers of this film have recently convinced the actor in order to shoot an additional song for this film reportedly. The song also has a romantic sequence featuring the lead pair in the bedroom. Directed by Raja Krishna Menon, " Airlift " is produced by Crouching Tiger and Emmay Entertainment, and presented by T-Series and Cape of Good Films.
  • Star Wars 7: Lupita Nyong'o as Maz Kanata in new trailer

    Star Wars 7: Lupita Nyong'o as Maz Kanata in new trailer

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    Film notes, it seems much more likely that Star Wars 1313 will inspire the planned Boba Fett standalone movie. The countdown continues to next week's release of "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" with a TV spot that juxtaposes a confident Finn - "I'm getting pretty good at this!" - with his decidedly less certain side.
  • Latest from the NFL: Bengals TE Tyler Eifert sits out

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    It's the sixth non-offensive touchdown for the Giants, the most in the entire NFL. Coughlin elected to go on fourth-and-2 from the Jets 4 with his team ahead 20-10 with under nine minutes to play. "We didn't have the right connections, time and time again, in the fourth quarter with the game on the line". Jason Pierre-Paul forces a turnover for the home side as he recovered a ball fumbled by Chris Ivory , but the Giants had to settle for a field goal as Hakeem Nicks was a yard short ...
  • Aaron Rodgers Drops F-Bomb After Packers' Bad Snap

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    The Packers went up 7-0 early when Eddie Lacy took a screen pass 25 yards for a TD. -RUSHING OFFENSE: B. The Packers ran for a season-high 177 yards, but they curiously didn't go to the ground on a drenched Lambeau Field turf on any of the four plays from the Chicago 8 with victory within reach at the end of the game.
  • German supermarket Edeka's Christmas ad goes viral

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    Jung Von Matt  launched a holiday spot for German supermarket chain  Edeka  which has garnered its fair share of attention and controversy. That's when they receive quite the Christmas surprise - the old man isn't  dead  after all. Regardless of what way you look at it though the message is clear - don't take anything for granted, and be sure to spend time with your loved ones this festive season.
  • Star Wars: The Force Awakens lands PG-13 rating

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    Following their cover reveal earlier today, Empire has debuted a new photo from the upcoming Star Wars: The Force Awakens featuring Oscar Isaac's Poe Dameron in the clutches of the First Order. The apps and devices include in the promotion include Android Wear Watches, Google Calendar, Chrome, Chromecast, Gmail, Google Maps, Google Now, Waze, and YouTube.
  • X Factor: Upset for Cheryl Fernandez-Versini as 4th Impact leave competition

    X Factor: Upset for Cheryl Fernandez-Versini as 4th Impact leave competition

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    That high note, I mean, there will be dolphins arriving at Wembley. And we all hear you sing individually. It was certainly a sentiment shared by their respective mentors Rita Ora and Cheryl Fernandez-Versini. She said it was so embarrassing and she barely slept, stressing out about it. She's always insisted to friends how much she hates drugs. The X Factor returns next weekend with the semifinals where the final four will perform for a place in the final.
  • Did Nicki Minaj Shade Jennifer Lopez at the American Music Awards?

    Did Nicki Minaj Shade Jennifer Lopez at the American Music Awards?

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    Now, we love J-Lo, even Nicki Minaj probably loves J-Lo, but that's not Nicki's point, and never has been. The dancing queen said that staying true to herself was her top priority as host. The reason why Nicki Minaj got called out for her behavior at the award show is because she's a woman. You might remember over the summer, during the MTV VMAs, Minaj openly threw shade at Miley Cyrus, calling her a "bitch".
  • Francis Lawrence Hints For Hunger Games Prequel

    Francis Lawrence Hints For Hunger Games Prequel

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    If the first hour or so plods, the movie catches fire when Katniss flings herself back into the fray and, as the rebels' totemic leader - or Mockingjay - leads the forces of freedom against Snow's dictatorship. You make a loud noise, she runs away, and then you can't find her". Casting her was a smart move on the part of the Production team as she embodies exactly how I envisioned the lead character when I read the books.
  • Best and Worst Moments in American Music Awards 2015

    Best and Worst Moments in American Music Awards 2015

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    To coincide with the upcoming release of "The Force Awakens" Harrison Ford appeared onstage to introduce Pentatonix and an orchestra performing the classic " Star Wars " theme. Nicki Minaj won two awards in the rap/hip-hop categories, The Weeknd won two soul/R&B awards, Florida Georgia Line won two country music awards and country artist Sam Hunt was named best new artist.
  • Game of Thrones season 6 teaser poster shows Jon Snow

    Game of Thrones season 6 teaser poster shows Jon Snow

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    This surprise comes just hours after AMC's "The Walking Dead" finally revealed that star Stephen Yeun's character Glenn Rhee is alive after many weeks of uncertainty. In addition, in September, Harington, 28, seemed to hint that Snow, the Lord Commander of the Night's Watch and the eldest son of the late Ned Stark, is very much alive.