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Hollywood’s Hottest Celebrate a Birthday

What a week it is to be a star! There are literally tons of celebrities in all walks of life that are celebrating a birthday this week. There are plenty to talk about, but not enough time. Here are some of our favorites who turn a year older this week..

Who doesn’t love themselves Will Smith? He turned 48 earlier this week, but you’d never know it. The star from The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air and tens of great movies was born on Sept. 25. If you remember the Fresh Prince theme song, Will actually is from Philadelphia. Go figure!

Donald Glover also turned a year older on Sept. 25. This 33-year old is known for the show Community and his recent work on Atlanta. Not quite sure who Donald Glover is? We’re talking about Childish Gambino, the talented rapper and recently turned actor!

Hillary Duff turns 29 today, Sept. 28, which is just crazy for us to think about. It wasn’t too long ago that she was becoming a huge hit because of her role as Lizzie McGuire. You also can’t forget about the roles she had in Cheaper by the Dozen and A Cinderlla Story though.

Mark Hamill, Michael Douglas, Lee Norris, Barbara Walters, Naomi Watts and Matthew Daddario also celebrate a birthday this week.


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Movies Opening This Weekend – September 30th – 2016 [videos]

Hollywood delivers the goods this weekend with a choice documentary about the music world, comedy and terror. The temperatures are beginning to cool in preparation for Halloween, but tinsel town warms up the theater with romance, comedy, truth to power, and drama on the high seas. Actors Jason Sudeikis, Kristen Wiig, Rachel Weisz, singers Judy Collins and Alice Cooper bring credible performances to their characters. Shia LaBeouf stays out of trouble long enough to make a movie which is refreshing.

Harken back to the 70s disaster movies, and you’ll have today stars such as Dylan O’Brien, Mark Wahlberg, Kate Hudson, Kurt Russell in an off shore drama that will keep you at the edge of your seat.

Enjoy the movies this weekend – I always do!

Denial (2016)
(PG-13) 110 min – Biography
Director: Mick Jackson
Stars: Rachel Weisz, Tom Wilkinson, Timothy Spall, Andrew Scott

Based on a true story, widely respected writer and historian Deborah E. Lipstadt defends herself from a law suit and slander in a battle over the Holocaust. David Irving, renowned denier, sues her for libel. [watch trailer

Danny Says (2015)
(NR) 104 min – Documentary
Director: Brendan Toller
Stars: Justin Bond, Mx Justin Vivian Bond, Judy Collins, Alice Cooper

In the 60s and 70s there really was a Svengali in the music business. Behind the rock n’ roll doors of Doors, Judy Collins, Cream, MC5, The Stooges, and other breaking bands was the publicity genius of Danny. This documentary pulls back the curtains of rock and roll from the punk seats; you will love the reveal. [watch trailer

American Honey (2016)
(R) 163 min – Drama
Director: Andrea Arnold
Stars: Sasha Lane, Shia LaBeouf, Riley Keough, McCaul Lombardi

A young girl with nothing to lose hangs with a traveling magazine sales crew, but soon realizes this band of misfits is a subscription short of being a cult, a band of misfits. [watch trailer]

Masterminds (2016)
(PG-13) 94 min – Comedy
Stars: Jason Sudeikis, Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon, Owen Wilson

Okay so it’s an inside job of crime, comedy and familiar stars. ‘Masterminds’ may not win an Oscar, but it’s worth the money to laugh out loud. [watch trailer]

M.S. Dhoni: The Untold Story (2016)
(NR) Biography
Director: Neeraj Pandey
Stars: Disha Patani, Fawad Khan, Anupam Kher, Sushant Singh Rajput

This is the true untold story of a world-cup-winning captain of the Indian Cricket Team who struggles through life’s unexpected ups and downs. [watch trailer]

Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children (2016)
(PG-13) 127 min – Fantasy
Director: Tim Burton
Stars: Eva Green, Asa Butterfield, Samuel L. Jackson, Judi Dench

Tim Burton brings his directorial genius to the silver screen yet again in this qausi-childrens movie. ‘Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children’ is just that; peculiar! [watch trailer]

Deepwater Horizon (2016)
(PG-13) 107 min – Action
Director: Peter Berg
Stars: Dylan O’Brien, Mark Wahlberg, Kate Hudson, Kurt Russell

This is the ‘Die Hard’ movie of the weekend, with the out of control raging fire ion an offshore drilling rig serving as the villain. Based on the true story in the Gulf, you will receive nothing less than the Wahlberg performance that makes him the darling of the silver screen. Kate Hudson and the legendary Kurt Russell bring the goods in this action-thriller. [watch trailer]


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Modern Family to Make History

When Wednesday’s Modern Family rolls around, we’ll be seeing history in front of our eyes. These days the hot button topic of transgender equality is out there and is talked about by many. On this next episode of Modern Family we will be seeing the first transgender child actor to be on television.

The child actor’s name is Jackson Millarker and is only eight years old. Jackson plays Lily’s friend, Tom, who comes over to their house for a fun play date. What happens next you’ll have to wait and see!

Be sure to tune in to Modern Family Wednesday, September 28. The show airs on ABC of course.


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The Magnificent Seven’s Box Office Debut

This week’s box office results are out and The Magnificent Seven has topped the rankings for biggest numbers. It has a star-studded cast with Denzel Washington, Ethan Hawke and Chris Pratt among those that star in the movie.

The movie opened with $12.7 million on Friday night, a great sign for what was to come over the weekend. It would bring over $35 million, which would be enough for the top spot this weekend.

Western movies typically don’t do too hot at the theaters, at least recently, but this movie earned an A- CinemaScore, which definitely helped boost attendance at the theaters.

The Magnificent Seven is a remake of a remake with the original movie being Seven Samauri.


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Blake Lively and Amy Schumer Speak Up

Blake Lively and Amy Schumer are known for their strength and confidence in their appearance and they’re out to help others in their quest for self-confidence. Recently, they took to the media to call out magazines and their covers.

It all started with Amy Schumer who posted a photo of two magazine covers on Instagram. One was of a magazine meant for young women, Girls’ Life, and one meant for young men, Boys’ Life. The covers were so different with the girls magazine talking about looks and being pretty while the boys magazine showing “explore your future” and “be who you want to be.” Amy captioned it “No.”

Blake would see the post on Instagram and screenshot it before posting it on her own account. Good for these two to point out the differences in magazine covers and to help our youth become a more confident group of young adults.


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