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"The Greatest Showman" - 20th Century Fox/Niko Tavernise(LOS ANGELES) -- The film The Shape of Water and HBO's Big Little Lies lead the nominees for the Hollywood Foreign Press Association's 75th Anniversary Golden Globe Awards, announced Monday morning.

The Shape of Water earned a leading seven nominations, including Best Motion Picture -- Drama, Best Director for Guillermo del Toro, and Best Screenplay.  Close behind are The Post and Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, tied with six nods.

For television, HBO's Big Little Lies earned the most nominations, with six, followed by Feud: Bette and Joan with four, and Fargo, This Is Us and The Handmaid's Tale tied with three.  HBO also earned the most nominations of any television outlet, with 12, followed by Netflix with nine and FX, with eight.

Some of those lucky enough to get the nod sounded off:

Hugh Jackman, whose P.T. Barnum movie The Greatest Showman was nominated in the best motion picture Musical or Comedy category, best song, and best actor category for Jackman himself, noted on Facebook, "Over 7 years ago we began the journey to get @GreatestShowman made into a major motion picture. Through all of the (literal) blood, sweat and tears .... giving up was never an option. As it is said - with great risk comes great reward. Thank you #HFPA! @goldenglobes."

Some nominees reached out to Variety about the honor:

Nicole Kidman, Best Actress in a Limited Series nominee for Big Little Lies, said, "We are all aware of how rare it is for a show and it’s cast to be honored in such a huge way, and we are all incredibly grateful. Thank you to the Hollywood Foreign Press for giving the show so much love. It was made with love, guided by the incredible David E. Kelley and Jean-Marc Vallée as well as my partners in passion Reese Witherspoon, Per Saari and Bruna Papandrea. The character Celeste is so precious to me and the recognition is deeply appreciated.”

Meryl Streep, Best Actress in a Drama nominee for The Post, told the trade, "I’m thrilled for the movie, for [fellow nominees] Steven [Spielberg] and Tom [Hanks], and for the incredible ensemble of actors who made this movie need its moment in history. Thanks HFPA.”

Legendary actor Gary Oldman had this to say to Variety for his acclaimed work in Darkest Hour:  "It’s a very nice little bump and it’s the first time I’ve been nominated for a Golden Globe. It was such a privilege and honor to play Winston Churchill and I enjoyed every single minute of it." Cheekily, he added, "This could not have happened to a nicer guy."...

Emma Stone, Best Actress in a Comedy/Musical for Battle of the Sexes, thanked her real life alter-ego: "Thank you to the HFPA for this honor and thank you beyond measure to the one and only Billie Jean King. She is a brilliant, brave, and game-changing human being and I wish to be half the woman she is someday. I share this with the whole cast and crew of ‘Battle of the Sexes,’ a film I feel very lucky to have been a part of.”

Guillermo del Toro, honored with a best director nomination for his much-nominated The Shape of Water, told the trade, “It was such a long journey and there are moments when you have to put all your faith in it. It’s kind of surreal that it exists and this is the cherry on top. It really has been a team effort, we knew were a team before we were a team because all of these roles were written for each actor so its nice to see them getting nominated as well.”

Sally Hawkins, recognized in the Best Actress in a Drama category for The Shape of Water, noted, "What a beautiful gift. Thank you with all my heart to the Hollywood Foreign Press for honoring this special film and my part in it. I am so very humbled by this acknowledgement. Every piece of this film was and is a gift for me. Working with Guillermo del Toro along with this exceptional cast and  crew was one of the most extraordinary, heart-expanding experiences. He is one of the greatest filmmakers of our time I believe. And I am beyond thrilled that his vision, his ingenuity. and artwork has been recognized in this way. … Thank you with all my heart, thank you. I believe in magic and this is a magical thing."

Sam Rockwell, winning acclaim for his role in Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, said, "I want to thank the members of the HFPA for this honor, and to also thank and congratulate Martin McDonagh, my friend and collaborator, for bringing Dixon, Mildred, and the characters of ‘Three Billboards’ to the screen. It is both exciting and humbling to be joined by Willem [Dafoe], Armie [Hammer], Christopher [Plummer], and Richard [Jenkins], all of whom I have admired for many years. I am thrilled for Fran [Frances McDormand], Martin [McDonagh, the director], Carter [Burwell, nominated for best score], and the cast and crew who made Three Billboards."

Saoirse Ronan, Best Actress in a Comedy or Musical for Lady Bird, told the trade she was hiking with a friend at an ancient Irish monastery site when she learned of the honor. "It’s really beautiful so it was amazing to find out here," she explained. "And I think that Greta [Gerwig] should have been nominated for directing. As a filmmaker, the work she has gone is really extraordinary. The film’s nomination, that’s really her nomination and so well-deserved."

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Scott Dudelson/WireImage(MIAMI) -- Comedian Hannibal Buress was arrested Saturday night in Miami for disorderly intoxication after a reported encounter with police.

In the arrest report, obtained by ABC News, the officer says that Buress approached him and asked him to call an Uber for him. When the officer declined Buress' request, the comedian allegedly became "angry and belligerent," and refused to leave the area, which prompted the officer to arrest him.

The Miami Herald reports that Burress was booked into a Miami-Dade couty jail early Sunday morning and posted bail a few hours later. His arrest was captured on social media in a viral video that was later posted on YouTube. In the video, Burress is seen handcuffed as he talks to officers.

"What am I detained for?" Buress repeatedly asks in the video.  "I'm not doing anything, I'm not getting in the car. You don't have probable cause for anything and you look hella stupid right now," he says, before an officer leads Buress into a cop car. 

Perhaps in response to the incident, Burress tweeted a GIF on Sunday afternoon that showed him coming through a paper screen. "HANNIBAL BUSTIN' THROUGH," the caption reads.

In addition to his stand-up comedy, Buress has multiple acting credits which includes his role on Broad City and being featured in films like  Baywatch, Daddy's Home and Spider-Man: Homecoming.

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ABC/Paula Lobo(LOS ANGELES) -- Anthony Anderson is having an exceptional day. In addition to being nominated for a Golden Globe Best Actor in a TV Series, Comedy for black-ish, the show itself received a nomination, as did the animated movie, Ferdinand, for which he provides a voice.

This is Anderson's second, back-to-back Golden Globe nomination for his role in the best performance by an actor category. He learned of his nomination on Good Morning America, while promoting his forthcoming episode of black-ish, where his character Andre will be diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes.

"So it's actually a great morning, to sit here and talk to you about our show black-ish and the things that we're dealing with -- diabetes and my partnership with Nova Nordisk: get real about diabetes," Anderson tells ABC Radio. And to have an announcement made this morning about that. So, I'm on cloud nine right now."

black-ish airs Tuesdays at 9 p.m. on ABC. The 2018 Golden Globes will air live from the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Sunday, January 7, 2018 on NBC.

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Warner Bros.(LOS ANGELES) -- Warner Brothers released the first official trailer for Steven Spielberg's futuristic adventure flick, Ready Player One, on Sunday.

The clip, loaded with nods to previous sci-fi classics, including King Kong, Back to the Future, and Lord of the Rings -- and even the 1989 romantic comedy Say Anything -- is set in Columbus, Ohio in the year 2045, where a boy, Wade Watts, escapes his dull life by jumping into a virtual universe called the OASIS.

The world's creator -- who has since died, reveals an Easter egg hidden within OASIS that, if found, will earn the user his half-a-trillion dollar fortune and total control of the universe.

Meanwhile, Van Halen's 1984 hit, "Jump," plays underneath.

Ready Player One -- starring Tye Sheridan, Olivia Cooke, Ben Mendelsohn, T.J. Miller, Simon Pegg and Mark Rylance -- is slated to open March 30.

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NEON(NEW YORK) -- The “stars aligned” for Allison Janney to play Tonya Harding’s abusive, eccentric mother in the film I, Tonya, and now she has a Golden Globe nomination to show for it.

Monday morning, the actress scored a nomination for Best Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture for her role as LaVona Golden. The film itself was recognized in the Best Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy category, and Margot Robbie, who plays Tonya, received a Best Actress nod.

“This project has been so special on many, many levels,” Janney tells ABC Radio. “But most of all because my dear friend Steven Rogers wrote this movie and while he did not dream up the part of LaVona for me, he was writing it and thought, ‘The only person I want to play this part is Allison Janney.’”

Janney calls it a “huge compliment and thrill” that Rogers specifically thought of her for the role. She says he’s written other roles with her in mind, but she’s never gotten to play them.

“So this is the first time we're working together,” she says. “The stars all aligned, the planets aligned, it was a miracle that it happened and I'm really proud of it.”

Janney has so far also been nominated for a Film Independent Spirit Award and a Critics Choice Award for I, Tonya, which is out in limited release now.

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ABC/Lorenzo Bevilaqua(NEW YORK) -- Mario Batali, the flame-haired, Crocs-wearing celebrity chef watched by millions as a co-host of The Chew, has stepped down from the show and his restaurant empire, after allegations of sexual harassment and unwanted touching surfaced against him.

The foodie website Eater reports that at least four women have accused Battali of groping them, noting that he was "reprimanded for inappropriate behavior in the workplace as recently as two months ago" by Batali & Bastianich Hospitality Group, the company he co-owns with restaurateur Joe Bastianich. The formal complaint that triggered the reprimand was reportedly the first one to officially emerge from an employee.  Eater notes it resulted in Batali having to undergo training.

“We have asked Mario Batali to step away from The Chew while we review the allegations that have just recently come to our attention," ABC said in a statement Monday. "ABC takes matters like this very seriously as we are committed to a safe work environment. While we are unaware of any type of inappropriate behavior involving him and anyone affiliated with the show, we will swiftly address any alleged violations of our standards of conduct.”

In a statement provided to ABC News, the chef said he was leaving his company for an unspecified period of time, "to try to regain the trust of those I have hurt and disappointed."

His statement reads, in part, "I apologize to the people I have mistreated and hurt. Although the identities of most of the individuals mentioned in these stories have not been revealed to me, much of the behavior described does, in fact, match up with ways I have acted. That behavior was wrong and there are no excuses. I take full responsibility and am deeply sorry for any pain, humiliation or discomfort I have caused to my peers, employees, customers, friends and family."

Batali adds, "I know my actions have disappointed many people," but says he's "hopeful" he can regain the "respect and trust" of "my family, my partners, my employees, my friends, my fans... I will spend the next period of time trying to do that."

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Photo Courtesy of Fox Searchlight Pictures(LOS ANGELES) -- The film The Shape of Water and HBO's Big Little Lies lead the nominees for the Hollywood Foreign Press Association's 75th Anniversary Golden Globe Awards, announced Monday morning.

The Shape of Water earned a leading seven nominations, including Best Motion Picture -- Drama, Best Director for Guillermo del Toro, and Best Screenplay.  Close behind are The Post and Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, tied with six nods.

For television, HBO's Big Little Lies earned the most nominations, with six, followed by Feud: Bette and Joan with four, and Fargo, This Is Us and The Handmaid's Tale tied with three.  HBO also earned the most nominations of any television outlet, with 12, followed by Netflix with nine and FX, with eight.

Alfre Woodard, Kristen Bell and Sharon Stone, and actor Garrett Hedlund announced the noms live from the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California.  Hosted by Seth Meyers, the Golden Globes telecast will air live from the Beverly Hilton Hotel on NBC Sunday, January 7, 2018.

Here are the nominees in the order they were announced:

Best TV Movie or Limited Series
Big Little Lies - HBO
Fargo - FX
Feud: Betty and Joan - FX
The Sinner - USA TV
Top of the Lake: China Girl - SundanceTV

Best TV Series, Comedy
black-ish - ABC
The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel - Amazon
Master of None - Netflix
SMILF - Showtime
Will & Grace - NBC

Best Original Song – Motion Picture
"Home" - Ferdinand
"Mighty River" - Mudbound
"Remember Me: - Coco
"The Star" - The Star
"This is Me" - The Greatest Showman

Best Animated Feature Film
The Boss Baby
The Breadwinner
Coco
Ferdinand
Loving Vincent

Best TV Series, Drama
The Crown - Netflix
Game of Thrones - HBO
The Handmaid's Tale - Hulu
Stranger Things - Netflix
This is Us - NBC

Best Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy
The Disaster Artist
Get Out
The Greatest Showman
I, Tonya
Ladybird

Best Motion Picture, Drama
Call Me By Your Name
Dunkirk
The Post
The Shape of Water
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Best Actress in a TV Series, Drama
Caitriona Balfe - Outlander
Claire Foy - The Crown
Maggie Gyllenhaal - The Deuce
Katherine Langford - 13 Reasons Why
Elisabeth Moss - The Handmaid’s Tale

Best Actor in a Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy
Steve Carell, Battle of the Sexes
Ansel Elgort, Baby Driver
James Franco, The Disaster Artist
Hugh Jackman, The Greatest Showman
Daniel Kaluuya, Get Out

Best Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture
Willem Dafoe, The Florida Project
Armie Hammer, Call Me by Your Name
Richard Jenkins, The Shape of Water
Christopher Plummer, All the Money in the World
Sam Rockwell, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Best Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture
Mary J. Blige, Mudbound
Hong Chau, Downsizing
Allison Janney, I, Tonya
Laurie Metcalf, Lady Bird
Octavia Spencer, The Shape of Water

Best Actor in a TV Series, Drama
Sterling K. Brown - This is Us
Freddie Highmore - The Good Doctor
Bob Odenkirk - Better Call Saul
Liev Schreiber - Ray Donovan
Jason Bateman - Ozark

Best Actor in a Motion Picture, Drama
Timothée Chalamet - Call Me by Your Name
Daniel Day-Lewis - Phantom Thread
Tom Hanks - The Post
Gary Oldman - Darkest Hour
Denzel Washington - Roman J. Israel, Esq.

Best Actress in a Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy
Judi Dench - Victoria & Abdul
Margot Robbie - I, Tonya
Saoirse Ronan - Lady Bird
Emma Stone - Battle of the Sexes
Helen Mirren - The Leisure Seeker

Best Actress in a Motion Picture, Drama
Jessica Chastain - Molly's Game
Sally Hawkins - The Shape of Water
Francis McDormand - Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
Meryl Streep - The Post
Michelle Williams - All the Money in the World

Best Director – Motion Picture
Guillermo del Toro - The Shape of Water
Martin McDonagh - Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
Christopher Nolan - Dunkirk
Ridley Scott - All the Money in the World
Steven Spielberg - The Post

Best Actor in a Limited-Series or TV Movie
Robert De Niro - The Wizard of Lies
Jude Law - The Young Pope
Kyle McLaughlin - Twin Peaks
Ewan McGregor - Fargo
Geoffrey Rush - Genius

Best Supporting Actress in a Series, Limited-Series, or TV Movie
Laura Dern -  Big Little Lies
Ann Dowd - The Handmaid’s Tale
Chrissy Metz - This Is Us
Michelle Pfeiffer - The Wizard of Lies
Shailene Woodley - Big Little Lies

Best Supporting Actor in a Series, Limited-Series or TV Movie
David Harbour - Stranger Things
Alfred Molina - Feud: Bette and Joan
Christian Slater - Mr. Robot
Alexander Skarsgard - Big Little Lies
David Thewlis - Fargo

Best Actress in a Limited-Series or TV Movie
Jessica Biel - The Sinner
Nicole Kidman - Big Little Lies
Jessica Lange - Feud: Bette and Joan
Susan Sarandon - Feud: Bette and Joan
Reese Witherspoon - Big Little Lies

Best Actress in a TV Series, Comedy
Pamela Adlon - Better Things
Alison Brie - GLOW
Rachel Brosnahan - The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
Issa Rae - Insecure
Frankie Shaw - SMILF

Best Actor in a TV Series, Comedy
Anthony Anderson - black-ish
Aziz Ansari - Master of None
Kevin Bacon - I Love Dick
William H. Macy - Shameless
Erik McCormack - Will & Grace

Best Screenplay – Motion Picture
The Shape Of Water
Lady Bird
The Post
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
Molly’s Game

Best Original Score – Motion Picture
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
The Shape of Water
Phantom Thread
The Post
Dunkirk

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AMC/Gene Page(NEW YORK) -- (SPOILERS AHEAD) Sunday night's mid-season finale of The Walking Dead began with Rick stunned, trying to find out what happened to the Sanctuary...And ended with a shocker.

Rick's moment is interspersed with a flashback to Carl discussing what needs to happen next; how their folks can't become like Negan's.

In the present, with Jadis and her people, Rick searches the Sanctuary, until someone opens fire. Jadis and her people beat feet, stranding Rick behind enemy lines -- until an SUV with Carol and Ezekiel's pal Jerry shows up, and rescues him.

Rick, Ezekiel, Carol, and Maggie all look on pensively in their various locations, until we see one guy smiling. It's Negan, whistling his Savior wolf whistle.

Meanwhile, Enid and Aaron are on a stretch of road, driving to Oceanside, to try to get the female-only colony to join them. They take a turn at a distillery, to perhaps find a welcome gift. 

At Alexandria, Michonne apologizes to Daryl for not joining his assault. "Don't be. It worked."

Elsewhere, Carl tearfully writes his dad a letter.

Aaron and Enid continue their trip to Oceanside -- this time with one driving a huge whiskey truck. They park, and a short time later they're awakened by a sound. Aaron goes to investigate, and he's knocked down. Tara panics and fires -- and kills Natania, the old woman who runs Oceanside.

At Alexandria, Michonne finds Carl, who appears to be leaving through a manhole. Just then, we hear Negan at the gate: he's demanding an apology, and "the person with the lamest one dies." He's also demanding they open the gates.

Meanwhile, Rick, Carol and Jerry are speeding down a road in separate cars, when Jerry is rammed out of frame.

At the Kingdom, Ezekiel reads an apology note from Jerry, for leaving him. Just then, a sound. Men stream into his headquarters.

Also driving, Maggie is confident with Jesus that they'll be able to starve out the Saviors in in the stricken Sanctuary. Just then, they spot a tree blocking the road. In short order, a truck backs up. Two men come out, and lower a ramp, and a coffin. Simon, Negan's right hand man emerges. They roll an injured Jerry down the ramp.

At Alexandria, Rick's gang prepares for the assault. Carl has a plan in mind, but it doesn't include fighting. He's in charge.

At the Kingdom, one of Negan's lieutenants informs the rest that everything they make will now belong to the Saviors, and since they caused the Saviors' home to be overrun, they'll be living there.

With Maggie, Simon informs the rest they have to give up their guns or Jerry and their comrades in the cars will be executed.

Back at Alexandria, Negan is on the mic, and learns Rick isn't home -- from Carl atop the gate. 

Carl says he's willing to sacrifice himself to change the course of things.

Just then, Daryl guns a garbage truck's engine, and rams Alexandria's gate from the inside, with a series of other cars and trucks in tow. They speed away.

Carl ducks away, and Negan, angry, realizes he's been had. Negan's guys fire grenades into Alexandria.

Carl, meanwhile, throws smoke grenades to try to confuse the invaders. Around him, the homes explode.

On the road, Simon threatens Maggie, who tells her they've decided Hilltop, her community, can stay intact if they keep producing.

Simon executes Neil, who was riding with her and Jesus, to prove a point. She agrees to turn around, but as a favor, she asks for the coffin to bury Neil. "Favor granted," he smarms.

In the woods, Michone, Rosita and the other Alexandria fighters wait for an ambush.

On the road, Dwight tells Savior Laura to drive a little further, against her better judgment, into the smoke. Just then: ambush.

Dwight hides while the rest of his men fire back at the Rick's gang. Then Dwight opens up on his own men. Laura sees him do it, and now knows he's the traitor. She fires, hitting him in the shoulder. She blames him for everything that happened, but before she can execute him, she takes fire and scrambles away.

Back at Alexandria, Negan and his gang look for the folks, only to realize they're gone -- but he suspects Carl would "go down with the ship." He gives orders not to kill Carl, but find him. Carl, for his part, hides in the sewer.

Back at the Sanctuary, a guilt-wracked Eugene decides to help the doctor get back to Maggie to help her through her pregnancy; Eugene tells them he slipped laxative into a guard's coffee, providing an escape route, and Eugene also conveniently drops a set of car keys for the doctor.

At the Kingdom, Ezekiel lights a fire to distract the Saviors, who have orders to keep him alive. He rams a school bus through the streets, enough for one of his to grab survivors and shuttle them away.

Maggie appears at the gate. "Save them," he tells her. "Like you saved me." He locks himself inside, and surrenders to the Saviors.

At Hilltop, Maggie has finally returned. She shows up to the Savior pen, and demands one, Dean, step out. She executes him on the spot. It doesn't make them even with the Saviors, but "it's a start," she says, before demanding they fortify the walls and prepare for a last stand.

Back at the roadside ambush, Dwight calls out that it's over. He explains to the gun-toting good guys that he can't go back -- and explains it was Eugene who got them clear of the walkers surrounding the compound. Uneasily, they agree to keep him alive -- though Daryl reclaims his vest.

At Kingdom, Morgan materializes.

Outside Alexandria, Rosita and the other fighters disappear into the sewers. Michonne refuses to go with them, and covers the manhole.

Inside Alexandria, Rick is looking for Carl when Negan attacks him. They fight hand-to-hand-to-Lucille. Rick momentarily get the upper hand, and manages to escape through a window.

Michonne stalks through the town, and butchers a Savior. Rick finds her and together they get to the sewer, where one by one, Rick finds all the survivors, including baby Judith, and eventually Carl, who tells him he led them all here.

Then Carl pulls up his shirt. Somewhere along the line, he got bit.

We know he's doomed.

The Walking Dead returns for the second half of season eight on February 25 on AMC.

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NBC/Will Heath(NEW YORK) -- This weekend’s Saturday Night Live didn’t need Alec Baldwin’s impersonation of Donald Trump to poke fun at the president and other controversial lawmakers.

This week's cold open featured cast member Kenan Thompson playing a mall Santa who -- along with his elf sidekick, played by Kate McKinnon -- fields a series of awkward questions from curious children.

In the course of answering these questions, the cold open touches upon the real-life woes of Trump, Rep. Al Franken, former Today anchor Matt Lauer and Alabama GOP Senate candidate Roy Moore.

"Is President Trump on the naughty list?" a little girl asks Thompson's Santa.

"Well, Santa likes to stay out of political matters," responds Santa. "Our president may have said or done a few naughty things."

McKinnon's elf chimes in, "19 accusers. Google it," referring to the number women who have accused the president of inappropriate behavior, which he has denied.

Santa then says to the girl, "I'm sure we can all learn a lesson from what's going on in the news."

"I learned that if you admit you did something wrong you don't get in trouble, but if you deny it, they let you keep your job," she answers.

A boy then asks, "What did Al Franken do?"

"I guess you could say that Al Franken is on Santa’s naughty list this year," says Santa.

Adds the boy, “And what about Roy Moore? What list is he on?” – referring to the former Alabama judge, who’s facing multiple accusation of sexual misconduct, which he denies.

“It’s not really a list, it’s more of a registry,” McKinnon’s elf clarifies.

What about you? Thompson asks another boy, “Maybe you’d like a toy from Santa.”

“Oh, you mean toy, like the one Matt Lauer gave to his co-worker?" the boy replies.

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Disney(NEW YORK) -- The Force was strong at Los Angeles' Shrine Auditorium Saturday night for the world premiere of the highly anticipated eighth installment of the Star Wars franchise, Star Wars: The Last Jedi.

"This feels just as overwhelming," Daisy Ridley, who returns as Rey, told reporters of being back on the carpet for her second Star Wars film. "This feels just as overwhelming," she admitted before joking, "I need to sit down and ... be alone for a while."

The evening was dedicated to Carrie Fisher, who played Leia and who died last December. 

"I want to dedicate tonight to Carrie, who is up there right now flipping me the bird, saying, 'Damn it Rian, don't you dare make this night a solemn tribute,'" the film's writer and director, Rian Johnson, said on stage ahead of the screening. 

"I'm very proud of the movie, so I'm very confident of that. Obviously, I'm really nervous. I hope they like it,"  Johnson told ABC News before taking the stage. "That's the whole reason that we do this, is to get people like a good Star Wars movie they can enjoy, so ... I'm feeling good, overall. I know I'm really proud of it."

Star Domhnall Gleeson, who plays Gen. Armitage Hux in the film, waited until Saturday to see the final product with fans.

"I want to sit in with them and hear my first experience of this movie -- to hear all the gasps, to hear the laughs, to see everybody lifting their seat for the exciting moments. I want that to be my first experience of it, so I'm really happy I waited," he said.

And as for who exactly is the titular Last Jedi?  Ridley tells ABC News, "Rian has said a number of times that the last Jedi is Luke, but no one believes him. Believe the director!" 

ABC News and Lucasfilm are both part of parent company Disney.

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Image from "Coco"; Disney/Pixar(NEW YORK) -- Disney/Pixar's Coco topped the box office for the third week in row, with an estimated $18.6 million haul, bringing its total earnings stateside to $135.5 million. Overseas, the animated feature earned another $15.4 million, bringing its worldwide take to an estimated $390 million.

Justice League took second place, delivering an estimated $9.5 million. Internationally, it raked in an estimated $15.4 million, bringing its global earnings to upwards of $600 million.

Third place belonged to Wonder, posting an estimated $8.45 million weekend.

The Disaster Artist -- starring James and Dave Franco -- impressed in its first week of wide release, raking in an estimated $6.4 million for a fourth place finish.

Thor: Ragnarok rounded out the top five, earning an estimated $6.29 million, making it the 10th Marvel film to cross the $300 million plateau. It tacked on a little over $3 million overseas, bringing its worldwide total to more than $833 million -- ahead of Wonder Woman and seventh behind Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2.

Just Getting Started got off to a dismal start at the box office. The comedy, starring Morgan Freeman and Tommy Lee Jones, earned an estimated $3.18 million, for a 10th place finish.

ABC, like Marvel, is owned by Disney.

Here are the top 10 movies from Friday through Sunday, with estimated weekend gross ticket sales:

1. Coco, $18.6 million
2. Justice League, $9.5 million
3. Wonder, $8.45 million
4. The Disaster Artist, $6.4 million
5. Thor: Ragnarok, $6.29 million
6. Daddy’s Home 2, $6 million
7. Murder on the Orient Express, $5.1 million
8. The Star, $3.67 million
9. Lady Bird, $3.5 million
10. Just Getting Started, $3.18 million

 

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AMC/Gene Page(NEW YORK) -- While The Walking Dead is based on a successful comic series, creator Robert Kirkman keeps the show deliberately different than the books, to preserve the suspense.  But with the comics' "All Out War" storyline currently unfolding on the small screen, fans are wondering what will become of Negan.

The mid-season finale airs on Sunday and Jeffrey Dean Morgan's bat-wielding baddie Negan has vowed to get even with Andrew Lincoln's Rick Grimes, whose militia rose up against Negan and his Saviors.

Morgan's Negan has been a highlight for fans since he emerged during the cliffhanger ending of season 6 and started season 7 with a bang -- literally -- when it was revealed he killed Glenn and Abraham. 

"He's great on set, and he's just a genuinely good dude...You would expect him to be an aloof maniac, but he's really not," Kirkman jokes of Morgan. "His portrayal of Negan is just absolutely amazing -- it's better than I ever could have imagined." 

For Morgan, Negan's dialogue is double-edged sword: as fun as it is to deliver, he often has to learn two versions of many of his scenes: one fit for air, and the other for the uncensored Blu-rays.

"Especially if it's a scene ripped straight from the comic book, and most of Negan's stuff is...we take out all the F-bombs," he explains. "I know I can says seven "sh**s," you know...but you can't say the F-bomb...And then we do a [Blu-ray]...it's all there!" 

After the extended finale, which starts at 9 p.m., fans will be able to decompress with an episode of Talking Dead. "It's a good therapy session," jokes Kirkman, who also produces the after-show.

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Charles Sykes/Bravo(NEW YORK) -- Season two of the Netflix series The Crown -- about the life of Queen Elizabeth II -- debuts today.  But if the series goes on for years and years, eventually, they'll have to get around to casting the parts of Prince Harry and is fiancee Meghan Markle.  And one of the show's stars says one of today's biggest music artists is the perfect person to embody the future princess.

Appearing on Bravo's Watch What Happens LiveThe Crown stars Claire Foy, who plays Elizabeth, and Matt Smith, who plays her husband Prince Phillip, were asked by a viewer who they'd like to see play Harry and Meghan on the show.

"Who's that singer?" Smith replied. "Ed Sheeran?" replied host Andy Cohen, assuming that Smith meant that Ed should play Harry.

"No, the one who goes out with Justin Timberlake...no, not Justin Timberlake, Justin Bieber...young."

"Oh, Selena Gomez!" said Cohen.

"Yes, Selena Gomez!" said Smith. "You love Selena Gomez," teased Foy.  "She's playing Meghan Markle," laughed Smith.

"No, she's not!" chided Foy.  "O.K., no," Smith said sadly. "No. She's not," Foy replied firmly.

Of course, having Selena play Meghan doesn't make much sense, considering Meghan is an actress who's capable of playing herself.  Also, casting a Latina to play a biracial woman would probably raise a few eyebrows.

 

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NEON(NEW YORK) -- Opening in limited release this weekend is I, Tonya, a dark comedy that tracks the rise and fall of disgraced figure skater Tonya Harding.

Margot Robbie is earning raves for her performance as the champion athlete, whose promising career was famously cut short when her ex-husband, Jeff Gilloolly, and her bodyguard hatched a plot to try to eliminate her rival, Nancy Kerrigan, with a blow to her knee with a metal pipe.

The attacks took place weeks before the 1994 Olympic Winter Games, in Harding and Kerrigan both competed. Kerrigan took the silver while Harding placed eighth, tearfully blaming an untied shoelace for her poor showing.

Harding was implicated in but never convicted for the attack. However, she was fined and banned from pro skating for life after pleading guilty to hindering prosecution in the case.

The story "took the media by storm," says Sebastian Stan, who plays Gillooly in I, Tonya. "And then right after that, you had O.J.!. From 1990 to 1995, you had, I think Waco, L.A., the riots in 1992, then you had the Menendez brothers -- it was just hit after hit after hit of crazy stuff!"

Of I, Tonya, Stan raves, "Margot's phenomenal," adding Alison Janney, who plays Tonya's cold, chain-smoking mom, "was inspiring every day she was on she set."

Stan had one gripe: living with Gilloolly's 90's-era look: "[The] mustache was a tough one. Mustache and no sideburns. Don't forget that, like, high, high like, side cut above the ear...like Supercuts line," he laughs. "Try ordering a coffee with that -- you'll get a good response!"

Kidding aside, Stan is proud of the early reaction to the I, Tonya. "We're just excited that people...want to see it. That's what we want."

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Marvel(NEW YORK) --  Marvel announced Thursday that it plans to launch a new animated series next year, focused on the young, diverse talent it has in its universe like Ms. Marvel, Squirrel Girl and others.

The comic giant posted a video announcement on Marvel HQ's YouTube channel. "There is a character for every kind of Marvel fan out there," said Sana Amanat, director of content & character development at the company.

This series, titled "Marvel Rising," will be rolled out in six, four-minute digital shorts, and a film, Marvel Rising: Secret Warrior is set for a release later in 2018.

Ms. Marvel, Kamala Khan -- co-created by Amanat and other scribes including G. Willow Wilson and Adrian Alphona -- is a teenage Pakistani-American raised in New Jersey and part of the modern stable of diverse talent for the next generation. In the series, she will be portrayed by actress Kathreen Khavari.

The video also showed the likes of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. star Chloe Bennet putting in some voice-over work for the series as Quake, the same character she plays on the ABC show, along with Kamil McFadden from Grown Ups 2 as Patriot, and Tyler Posey as Inferno.

Other stars include Cierra Ramirez as America Chavez; Booboo Stewart as Exile; Dee Bradley Baker as Lockjaw and Tippy Toe, another S.H.I.E.L.D. vet, Ming-Na Wen as Hala; Milana Vayntrub as Squirrel Girl; and Dove Cameron as Spider-Gwen. Cameron's character will be referred to as Ghost-Spider in the series.

Captain Marvel also will make an appearance, played by Kim Raver. In the books, Marvel is an inspiration and role model for younger heroes like Ms. Marvel.

"It's all stuff you can connect with and feel like, these heroes are a lot like me," says Cort Lane, executive producer on the project.

Marvel is owned by Disney, the parent company of ABC News.

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