“It” Shows That Terrifying Clowns Will Make Bank At The Box Office

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Just like Sarah Paulson’s shrieky character on American Horror Story Cult, everyone is scared of clowns. Also, we’re all masochists. This is why the film adaption of Stephen King’s million-page scary clown horror epic It cleaned up this weekend. Pennywise the Dancing Clown’s creep show smashed some box office records on the way to what looks like an opening weekend of more than $ 100 million according to Variety, Deadline and Box Office Mojo.

It was predicted to snag $ 65 million to $ 75 million at the box office. So executives at Warner Bros and New Line are wearing bozo wigs while snorting the really expensive coke right now in celebration. Most of Summer 2017’s blockbuster flicks tanked at the box office, so Variety is declaring “the two-month domestic box office drought” as over due to It’s success.

It opened at some theaters in a late Thursday night preview, which made 13.5 million alone. (Really? You’re going to venture out of your house near the witching hour to watch a clown eat children? You’re sick.) It officially opened at $ 51 million on Friday, which makes it the second largest domestic opening for an R-rated movie. (Ryan Reynolds getting pegged in Deadpool currently holds that title.)

The records that IT DID break include “largest Thursday pre-show opening for an R-rated movie and a horror movie,” as well as “largest Friday opening for a movie released in September.

Deadline thinks it’ll end up with at least $ 123 million after today, and Variety and Box Office Mojo think it’ll close at $ 117.2 million.

As a King fan, I’ve long despised the TV miniseries adaption of It from 1990. Tim Curry was pretty good, but watching Jack Tripper and the judge from Night Court verbally joust with a disembodied head in a mini-fridge was laughable. Everyone I know who’s seen the movie said it’s pretty damn good so this is exciting. The sequel is inevitable, and will reportedly follow the book and feature the now grown-kids once again fighting Alexander Skarsgård’s little brother Bill Skarsgård as Pennywise. I’m guessing another reason for IT‘s success was that they nixed including the completely disturbing underaged orgy scene from King’s book. It’s a safe bet that sort of content doesn’t usually translate into box office dollars.

The rest of this weekend’s domestic box office looks like this:

  1. It – $ 117.2 million
  2. Home Again – $ 9 million
  3. The Hitman’s Bodyguard – $ 4.9 million
  4. Annabelle: Creation – $ 4 million
  5. Wind River – $ 3.2 million
  6. Leap! – $ 2.5 million
  7. Spider-Man: Homecoming – $ 2 million
  8. Dunkirk – $ 1.9 million
  9. Logan Lucky – $ 1.8 million
  10. The Emoji Movie – $ 1 million

Pic: Warner Bros

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Ryan Shazier Better Be Suspended & Fined For This Cheap Shot On DeShone Kizer

Remember when Ryan Shazier knocked out Gio Bernard during the 2016 playoffs by leading with the crown of his helmet and knocked Bernard out of the game? Shazier was back at it today in Cleveland where he went in with his helmet to obviously rock rookie DeShone Kizer who was going down for a slide.

I’ve watched the video above a couple times and — I’m not a football expert — it appears Shazier was leading with his helmet to Kizer’s ribs. Flags were thrown, but it’s time to see if the NFL starts to send a message to Shazier and the Steelers or are they just going to let this one go because the “Steelers play the right way” and are “an old school NFL team?”

Let’s go back to April when Shazier was labeled a dirty player:

Shazier was recently asked by the NFL Network about being labeled by some as a dirty player. Shazier seems surprised — as were we — that Pittsburgh’s linebacker is possibly considered dirty by some of his peer and opposing fan bases.

“I didn’t know I was a dirty player,” Shazier said. “Well, I just play my best every game. I’m not trying to hurt people. I’ve been hurt enough, so I’m not out there trying to hurt people. I know how that feels when you’re hurt and can’t play the game that you love. If people want to call me a dirty player, then whatever.

“But at the end of the day, I just got out there and play my best. If a dude drops his head when I’m going to tackle you, then I can’t control that. I just give everything I got every time I’m out there.”

Meanwhile, Steelers fans like to say the dirtiest player in the NFL is Vontaze Burfict. If so, he sure has competition from Shazier in Pittsburgh.

 

Update: It appears T.J. Watt has already learned the Steelers way.


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Cameraman Takes Matt Prater Field Goal Right in the Balls

Matt Prater banged home a 58-yard field goal against the Cardinals this afternoon, but somehow, the kick wasn’t the most impressive part of that play. Nope. As you can see below, a poor cameraman was on the receiving end of Prater’s booming shot and took that pigskin right in the package:

What a pro. Dude absorbed the shot and kept doing his job.


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Browns Fan Tries to Report ‘Rapist’ On the Field

Ben Roethlisberger could have a concussion and multiple bodily ailments, and he still wouldn’t remove himself from a game, so I don’t blame one desperate fan from throwing a Hail Mary by reporting No. 7 for his past transgressions.

For real, Colts fan/Browns bandwagoner @hnb6458 texted in her tip to Browns security this afternoon — it was short and sweet…”There is a rapist on the field”:

Boos for Browns security for dropping the block hammer on that valid claim.

Update: Now we have Big Ben going for the damn ankle like he’s Kurt Angle:

While our tipster is at it, she should report this Browns fan for his disgusting tee:


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Who Is Pico Alexander? Let’s Take a Moment to Talk About That Hot Guy in Home Again

If you don’t know who Pico Alexander is yet, your life is about to change. The 26-year-old actor is making waves in Hollywood thanks to his latest role in Home Again alongside Reese Witherspoon, and we have a feeling you’re going to be obsessed with him after this. Not only is he talented, but he’s also super easy on the eyes and already has a couple of other projects lined up. Here are five things you should know about him before he blows up.

  1. Pico isn’t his real name. Pico was actually born Alexander Jogalla, but his grandfather gave him that nickname as a baby. «My grandfather started jokingly referring to me as Pico when my mom was pregnant with me,» he explained to HuffPost in June 2015. «And then when I was born, they wanted to give me a serious name, so they named me Alexander. But nobody ever called me Alexander except for one teacher in sixth grade.»
  2. He was born and raised in NYC. Pico studied acting at LaGuardia High School and then went on to attend Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University.
  3. He comes from an artistic family. His mom attended music school in Poland, his dad is a cinematographer, and his grandfather was in actor in Poland — and he also speaks Polish.
  4. You’ve probably seen him before. He’s made appearances on TV shows like Orange Is the New Black, Blue Bloods, and The Carrie Diaries, and also starred in War Machine alongside Brad Pitt.
  5. In case you haven’t noticed, he’s extremely hot. Sadly, though, he doesn’t have an Instagram or a Twitter account.

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John Mayer’s Penis Is Finally Woke Thanks To Nicki Minaj

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In a now infamous interview with Playboy back in 2010, easy listening goon John Mayer revealed that he didn’t have romantic relationships with women of color. His reason? It was because his David Duke cock is “sort of like a white supremacist.

Police interviews with prolific serial killers are less appalling. Luckily, John’s dick seems to have matured in the last seven years. Either that or he’s had most of the white broads in Hollywood and thought he’d try it with the black ladies. You would think most of these women would take a hard pass, but it looks like John has ONE fan in the female black celebrity community.

John’s other hobby besides making really boring music is tweeting dumb things. The latest was his admission on Friday that he wants to show Nicki Minaj his anaconda.

You would think the notoriously-unafraid-to-read-a-fool Nicki would have told him where to stick his formerly racist cock (after asking one of her nail file carriers who he was). But no, it turns out that Nicki likes him enough to flirt back by referencing the only song by him that she knows. Don’t fall for his hypnosis dick, Nicki!

Really, Nicki? He’s been with Jessica Simpson, Taylor Swift, and Katy Perry. It’s like a pop music harem of basic bitches. You might catch something!

John, whose penis seems to have only just left the alt-right, was floored.

Someone must’ve managed to fill Nicki in on John’s former KKKock, because she quickly backpedaled.

Despite Nicki obviously coming to her senses, I’m glad that John’s dick finally put down the Party City tiki torch. I guess?

Pic: WENN

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Kim Kardashian Is Annoyed About Her Lack Of Privacy

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That’s like me being annoyed about Little Debbie sending me free samples. America’s New First Lady Kim Kardashian is reportedly expecting a third child via surrogate with husband Kanye West. Despite her and her Machiavellian mother probably having leaked the details themselves, Kim has the overly inflated buttcheeks balls to act all irritated about this REPREHENSIBLE invasion of her privacy. This is the woman who is doing everything but projecting footage of her sex tape onto her voluminous buttocks in the name of attention, publicity, and a quick buck ART and FASHUN. Now she wants privacy.

E! News caught up with the gal who makes the late, great Greta Garbo look like a chronic oversharer during the “ICONS By Carine Roitfeld” ever at New York Fashion Week. Kim would like it better if SHE were the one to share her reproductive news, thank you. I know E! reporter Catt Sandler’s paycheck is pretty much due to the Kardashians but, still, how did she manage not to laugh in her face?

“I’ve definitely seen a lot of things, we’ve never confirmed anything,” she shared with E! News exclusively on Friday night. “So, I think when we’re ready to talk about it we will, and I think it’s super invasive when people are just… So many details out there, and like I’ve never heard this, I’ve never heard this. Like whatever. We have not confirmed it, and that’s that. I’ll let you know when we’re ready.”

She’ll let you know when they’re ready in a two-hour E! special. Kim also took the time to address Sharon Osbourne recently saying that Kim’s tendency to show her body off on social media doesn’t make her a feminist. The spiritual lovechild of Gloria Steinem and Betty Friedan would beg to differ, Shar!

“First of all, I think she said I said a quote about, ‘I post nude photos in the name of feminism.’ Never said that. So I think when people misquote you and then comment, it just sounds ridiculous,” Kim shared with us. “I post nude photos because I like how I look and I feel proud when I’ve lost all this baby weight and I post it because I feel like posting it and I feel powerful.”

Kim probably won’t be on The Talk anytime soon.

She continued, “But I’ve never been like the ‘free the nipple’ kind of girl so…if I post a photo, I post it because I like how I look. So she kind of misquoted me on that and I thought it just looked really, like stupid.”

T-minus 10 seconds until Kelly Osbourne’s yappy ass finds the nearest media outlet available to call Kim a fat slag for defaming her mother.

It’s truly insidious that Kim & Co. are shameless fame succubi but then try to appear as if they’re not. Own it, Kim! We already know that you live on attention. If people stopped paying attention to you (GUILTY!), you and your family would fade away into a pile of ass silicone and facial fillers.

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Kristen Bell, Real Life Superhero, Saves 82-Year-Old Grandma From Hurricane Irma

As if saving Josh Gad’s parents from Hurricane Irma wasn’t enough, Kristen Bell also came to the rescue of actress Jennifer Carpenter’s 82-year-old grandmother and her aunt who were both stranded in Tampa, FL ahead of the storm. «Gma&aunt were ready2 wear helmets N closet under eye of #HurricanIrma til @IMKristenBell found them a way out!!❤️❤️❤️,» the actress tweeted along with a photo of the pair in their helmets. Jennifer told the Huffington Post that her two family members were planning to wade out the storm in a «closet with a blanket and a couple of pillows» before she saw what Kristen did for her Frozen co-star and decided to reach out.

«I decided to reach out … and told her what we were up against. I wanted to see if they could sleep in the lobby of her hotel. Or in the hallway. Anything!» she told the publication. Within moments, Kristen, who was unable to evacuate the Sunshine State while filming for a new movie, Like Father, in Orlando, responded to Jennifer’s plea. Kristen told her that her coworkers were more than willing to share a room with her grandmother and aunt so they would have a safer place to brace for the hurricane instead of inside of a tiny closet.

«I know that’s the reality for a lot of people right now. I also know that if Kristen could get all of them a room in a safer place, she would do it,» Carpenter said. «She’s like a battery that never loses her charge for the good fight. She deserves a lot of credit for what she does publicly and privately.»

Kristen has remained positive throughout the whole ordeal, even sharing an adorable photo of herself entertaining people during the hurricane with a musical performance. «When youre #singinginahurricane, your volunteer back up dancers can & will steal the show. Richard and Rebecca everyone! #hurricaneirma,» she wrote on Instagram. See it ahead.


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TIFF Review: Armando Iannucci’s ‘Death of Stalin’ Is F Star Star Brilliant

With his second feature comedy The Death of Stalin, Armando Iannucci pulls off a balancing act that’s more remarkable the more you think about it: this is a movie that’s both mercilessly grim and uproariously funny. It’s the blackest of black comedies, set in the Soviet Union circa 1953, as security forces routinely gathered and executed citizens who’d made their way onto General Secretary Joseph Stalin’s enemies list, and concerns the manner in which his underlings undercut each other when he’s found near death on the floor of his office. Yet its bleakness is offset by its anarchic spirit, which summons up the ghosts of Duck Soup, Million Dollar Legs, and other screwball skewerings of authoritarianism.

Its period trappings are atypical for co-writer/director Ianucci, best known for the blistering contemporary political satire The Thick of It, that show’s spin-off film In the Loop, and its American extension Veep. But the focus remains squarely on his favorite topic: pettiness and incompetence in government. The frustrations of Selena Meyer’s team aren’t far removed from Stalin’s underlings, including Nikita Khrushchev (Steve Buscemi), Georgy Malenkov (Jeffrey Tambor), Lavrentiy Beria (Simon Russell Beale), and Vyacheslav Molotov (Michael Palin), who offset their barely-veiled tolerance of «the old man» and his whims by breaking each other’s balls.

But when Stalin keels over on his office rug, and is discovered the next morning in a pool of his own piss (or, as it’s called, a «puddle of indignity»), his loyal men immediately begin forming alliances and conspiring against each other, embarking on a campaign of verbal jabs, backstage maneuvers, and sneering indignities. The Death of Stalin is based on historical fact (and a graphic novel), but the real subject here, as it often is in Ianucci’s work, is the insecurities of small men; there’s a moment when Buscemi’s Khrushchev spits the line «Don’t you laugh at me» at a woman who’s made a fool of him, and it plays like the thesis of the entire movie.

The screenplay, credited to Iannucci, David Schneider, Ian Martin, and Peter Fellows, is a smorgasbord of running gags, circular logic, non-sequiturs, the aforementioned black comedy (handing out an executions list, Beria commands, «Shoot her before him, make sure he sees it») and deliriously broad characterizations. Tambor is magnificently Tambor, playing to his strengths of blusteringly ignorant authority («People are looking to me for reassurance, and I have no idea what’s going on») and total spinelessness, while Rupert Friend, as Stalin’s fuck-up son, elevates the blowhard doofus to high art. Andrea Riseborough banks as many laughs as her verbose co-stars by the sheer indignity of her reaction shots. And it’s an absolute joy to hear Michael Palin spewing Ianucci’s dialogue, considering the clear influence of Monty Python on his warped sensibility. But the standout performance is Buscemi’s, who manages to both convey and satirize genuine menace, often simultaneously. (He also gets a new entry in the Iannucci Insult Hall of Fame: «You smell like rendered horse, you burning asshole!»)

Ultimately, the comic genius of The Death of Stalin lies in its surface: in many ways, it both looks and sounds like your typical, fancy period historical drama, up to and including the inaccurate British accents. But the people inhabiting those period trappings are patently ridiculous, so the authenticity of their surroundings renders their buffoonery all the more laughable. Call it the Young Frankenstein Principle, and the fact that this film warrants comparison to that one should be all the recommendation you need.

The Death of Stalin premiered at the 2017 Toronto International Film Festival.

Jason Bailey is film editor at Flavorwire. His first book, Pulp Fiction: The Complete Story of Quentin Tarantino’s Masterpiece, was published last fall by Voyageur Press. His writing has also appeared at The Atlantic, Slate, Salon, and The Village Voice, among others. Follow him on Twitter.

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Meet Dallas Cowboys Cheerleader Tasha Cruz

Just like we do with the college girl of the day, we’re going to be introducing you to cheerleaders from across the NFL all season. You might be hyped for the return of football, but we have to show some love to the ladies.

This week we start with the GOAT cheerleading squad and meet 2nd year DCC, Tasha Cruz. Looking at her bio, she knows what it takes to be a professional cheerleader. She spent 3 years dancing for the Utah Jazz and 3 more with the Phoenix Suns before taking her talents to the NFL.

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Tasha’s Bio:

  • HOMETOWN: Syracuse, UT
  • OCCUPATION: Mother
  • FAVORITES
    • Former Dallas Cowboy: Troy Aikman
    • Movie: The Notebook
    • Quote: “Dream as if you live forever; Live as if you’ll die tomorrow.”
    • DFW Area Restaurant: Maggiano’s
    • Article of Clothing: Dresses
    • Phone App: Instagram
    • Cartoon Character: Spongebob Squarepants
    • TV Show: Project Runway
    • Holiday: Christmas
    • Charity: Make A Wish Foundation
    • Ice Cream: Rocky Road

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