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Funeral held for pro wrestling great Bruno Sammartino

Former professional wrestling champion Bruno Sammartino has been laid to rest in Pennsylvania, where he was remembered as one of the sport's good guys.

Sammartino fled the Nazis from Italy as a child and built a career beating a string of bad guys in the 1960s and 1970s. He was the World Wide Wrestling Federation champion for more than 11 years over two title runs. He was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2013.

Sammartino was buried on Monday outside Pittsburgh. Mourners, including WWE chairman Vince McMahon, remembered Sammartino's humility and work ethic, even as he ascended the wrestling ranks. The Rev. John Rushofsky called him "a man of honesty and integrity."

Sammartino died last week after a two-month hospitalization. He was 82.

Brothers Osborne Pulls Prank On Jon Pardi- Priceless

Well, photoshop seems to be Brothers Osborne’s new favorite past time. They took a photo of Cardi B and put Jon Pardi’s face on her body, and called it “Pardi B”… Hilarious and scary all at the same time…

Prince heirs sue Illinois hospital over care during overdose

Prince's heirs have sued Walgreens and the Illinois hospital that treated the music superstar after he suffered from an opioid overdose, alleging that a doctor and various pharmacists failed to provide Prince with reasonable care, contributing to his death.

The wrongful-death lawsuit filed in Cook County, Illinois, alleges a doctor and pharmacist at Trinity Medical Center in Moline, Illinois, failed to appropriately treat and investigate Prince's April 15, 2016, overdose, and that he died "as a direct and proximate cause of one or more ... deviations from the standards of care."

It accuses Walgreen Co. and pharmacists at two of its Minnesota branches of "dispensing prescription medications not valid for a legitimate medical purpose."

Walgreens and the hospital's parent company both declined to comment Monday, citing pending litigation.

Prince was 57 when he was found alone and unresponsive in an elevator at his Paisley Park studio compound in suburban Minneapolis on April 21, 2016. An autopsy found he died of an accidental overdose of fentanyl, a synthetic opioid 50 times more powerful than heroin.

Authorities said it was likely Prince didn't know he was taking the dangerous drug, which was laced in counterfeit pills made to look like a generic version of the painkiller Vicodin. The source of those pills is unknown and no one has been charged in Prince's death.

A week before he died, Prince passed out on a flight home from an Atlanta concert and the private plane made an emergency stop in Moline. The musician had to be revived with two doses of a drug that reverses effects of an opioid overdose.

At Trinity Medical Center, Prince refused medical tests but was asked what drugs he took. Documents show a pill that he had with him, which was marked as Vicodin, was sent to the pharmacy for testing. A hospital pharmacist said it appeared to be Vicodin and returned it to Prince.

Prosecutors said last week that no chemical testing was done on the pill, but evidence suggests it was counterfeit and laced with fentanyl.

The lawsuit alleges the pharmacist and emergency room physician, Dr. Nicole Mancha, failed to timely diagnose and treat the overdose and failed to provide appropriate counseling.

The allegations against Walgreens stem from prescriptions that were dispensed to Prince, but written under the name of his bodyguard, Kirk Johnson. Authorities said Dr. Michael Todd Schulenberg admitted that he prescribed oxycodone to Prince under Johnson's name to protect Prince's privacy. Schulenberg disputes that, but paid $30,000 to settle allegations the drug was prescribed illegally.

Attorneys for Prince's family, George Loucas and John Goetz, said in a statement that they will have more to say when the time is right.

"Prince's family wishes, through its investigation, to shed additional light on what happened to Prince. At the same time further light on the opiate epidemic will hopefully help the fight to save lives," the attorneys said. "If Prince's death helps save lives, then all was not lost."


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Box Office Top 20: 'A Quiet Place' narrowly beats 'Rampage'

John Krasinski's thriller "A Quiet Place" rose to the top spot of the box office in its third weekend in theaters, just barely beating out last week's champ "Rampage" for the title.

"A Quiet Place" added $20.9 million from North American theaters, bringing its domestic total to $131.3 million, while "Rampage," in its second weekend grossed $20.1 million.

Both films beat out newcomers like Amy Schumer's comedy "I Feel Pretty," which placed third with $16 million, and "Super Troopers 2," which landed in fourth with $15.2 million.

The top 20 movies at U.S. and Canadian theaters Friday through Sunday, followed by distribution studio, gross, number of theater locations, average receipts per location, total gross and number of weeks in release, as compiled Monday by comScore:

1. "A Quiet Place," Paramount, $20,911,809, 3,808 locations, $5,492 average, $131,270,520, 3 Weeks.

2. "Rampage," Warner Bros., $20,094,294, 4,115 locations, $4,883 average, $65,694,360, 2 Weeks.

3. "I Feel Pretty," STX Entertainment, $16,030,218, 3,440 locations, $4,660 average, $16,030,218, 1 Week.

4. "Super Troopers 2," 20th Century Fox, $15,181,624, 2,038 locations, $7,449 average, $15,181,624, 1 Week.

5. "Blumhouse's Truth Or Dare," Universal, $7,793,425, 3,068 locations, $2,540 average, $30,268,840, 2 Weeks.

6. "Ready Player One," Warner Bros., $7,418,738, 3,208 locations, $2,313 average, $126,100,064, 4 Weeks.

7. "Blockers," Universal, $6,835,145, 3,134 locations, $2,181 average, $48,102,190, 3 Weeks.

8. "Black Panther," Disney, $4,932,627, 1,930 locations, $2,556 average, $681,374,736, 10 Weeks.

9. "Traffik," Lionsgate, $3,941,338, 1,046 locations, $3,768 average, $3,941,338, 1 Week.

10. "Isle Of Dogs," Fox Searchlight, $3,461,633, 1,947 locations, $1,778 average, $24,422,171, 5 Weeks.

11. "Bharat Ane Nenu," Great India Films, $2,488,090, 190 locations, $13,095 average, $2,488,090, 1 Week.

12. "I Can Only Imagine," Roadside Attractions, $2,428,761, 1,994 locations, $1,218 average, $79,392,663, 6 Weeks.

13. "Tyler Perry's Acrimony," Lionsgate, $1,965,529, 1,148 locations, $1,712 average, $40,980,412, 4 Weeks.

14. "Chappaquiddick," Entertainment Studios Motion Pictures, $1,834,181, 1,455 locations, $1,261 average, $14,289,282, 3 Weeks.

15. "Sherlock Gnomes," Paramount, $1,417,592, 1,459 locations, $972 average, $39,569,048, 5 Weeks.

16. "The Miracle Season," MIRR/LD, $1,123,854, 1,122 locations, $1,002 average, $8,829,419, 3 Weeks.

17. "Beirut," Bleecker Street, $1,001,910, 755 locations, $1,327 average, $3,853,834, 2 Weeks.

18. "A Wrinkle In Time," Disney, $731,702, 665 locations, $1,100 average, $93,718,321, 7 Weeks.

19. "Pacific Rim Uprising," Universal, $585,085, 646 locations, $906 average, $58,671,825, 5 Weeks.

20. "Sgt. Stubby: An American Hero," Fun Academy, $544,161, 1,386 locations, $393 average, $2,245,200, 2 Weeks.


Universal and Focus are owned by NBC Universal, a unit of Comcast Corp.; Sony, Columbia, Sony Screen Gems and Sony Pictures Classics are units of Sony Corp.; Paramount is owned by Viacom Inc.; Disney, Pixar and Marvel are owned by The Walt Disney Co.; Miramax is owned by Filmyard Holdings LLC; 20th Century Fox and Fox Searchlight are owned by 21st Century Fox; Warner Bros. and New Line are units of Time Warner Inc.; MGM is owned by a group of former creditors including Highland Capital, Anchorage Advisors and Carl Icahn; Lionsgate is owned by Lions Gate Entertainment Corp.; IFC is owned by AMC Networks Inc.; Rogue is owned by Relativity Media LLC.

'Caddyshack' redux: Bid to smoke out woodchuck burns 2 acres

A Maine apple orchard employee's attempt to channel the soul of Bill Murray's character in "Caddyshack" has ended with a similar result.

Authorities say the orchard employee started a fire on Saturday to try to smoke a woodchuck out from a hole in the ground in Monmouth. The Kennebec Journal reports he accidentally started a brush fire that burned almost 2 acres (0.8 hectares) of grass and brush.

Monmouth assistant fire chief Ed Pollard describes the effort as "not the way to get rid of a woodchuck." Pollard says it's unclear if the woodchuck was harmed or scared off by the fire.

In the 1980 film "Caddyshack," Murray's Carl Spackler character fails in an attempt to use explosives to kill a pesky gopher and causes a lot of damage.

Oscars returning to February, announce key dates of season

Next year's Oscars season has been set, with several events leading up to the broadcast of the 91st Academy Awards on Feb. 24, 2019.

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced key dates during the season on Monday, including the handing out of its honorary Oscars, the Governors Awards, on Nov. 18.

Nominations will be announced on Jan. 22, and scientific and technical awards will be bestowed during a Feb. 9 gala.

The Oscars are traditionally handed out in February, but were bumped to March this year due to the Winter Olympics.

This year's Oscars reached 26.5 million viewers, easily a record low for what is often the second most-watched program of the year after the Super Bowl.

"The Shape of Water" won this year's best picture award.

Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson announces birth of third girl

The Rock has his third Rockette.

Dwayne Johnson took to Instagram on Monday to show off his chest full of tattoos and his new baby girl in a hospital skin-to-skin contact moment.

"Blessed and proud to bring another strong girl into this world," he wrote. "Tiana Gia Johnson came into this world like a force of nature and Mama @laurenhashianofficial labored and delivered like a true rockstar."

It's the second child and second girl with Hashian. The actor also has a 16-year-old daughter with former wife Dany Garcia.

"I was raised and surrounded by strong, loving women all my life, but after participating in baby Tia's delivery, it's hard to express the new level of love, respect and admiration I have for @laurenhashianofficial and all mamas and women out there," Johnson wrote.

He urged all dads to participate in the births of their children, offering support during labor and delivery. And he made a promise to his new baby that, "you have my word, I'll love, protect, guide and make ya laugh for the rest of my life. Your crazy dad has many responsibilities and wears many hats in this big ol' world, but being your dad will always be the one I'm most proud to wear."

Madonna loses lawsuit to reclaim Tupac love letter, reports say

A judge has denied Madonna’s request to reclaim of an old love letter she received from Tupac due to a release she signed nearly 15 years ago, reports say.

In 2017, the singer sued an auctioneer, Gotta Have It! Collectibles, and former art consultant Darlene Lutz over the sale of some personal items that went missing after she moved out her Miami home.

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The songstress said she didn’t realize her possessions had been misplaced until the letter, a hairbrush containing her blonde locks and other memorabilia appeared in an auction in July 2017.

While Madonna was granted a temporary stay to block the auction last summer, Manhattan Supreme Court Judge Gerald Lebovits ultimately threw out her suit, citing a statute of limitations.

“Mere ignorance or lack of discovery of the wrong is not sufficient to toll the statute,” Lebovits wrote in the ruling, Page Six reported.

Related: Tupac letter to Madonna reveals he broke up with her over race, reports say

“The release language indicates the end of any relationship between the parties, including the broad waiver for any claims then ‘unknown and unsuspected,’” the decision said, according to The Wrap. “Plaintiff knew that throughout her relationship with Lutz, Lutz was in possession of various pieces of plaintiff’s personal property … Yet before this action began, plaintiff did not make any demand for the return of her possessions.”

“Plaintiff could have narrowed the scope of the settlement and broad waiver, but she did not do so. This action falls under the broad scope of the agreement’s waiver of claims. Thus, this court grants defendant’s motion to dismiss the complaint and denies plaintiff’s motion for injunctive relief.”

The judge discovered a 2004 settlement, where the pop star signed an agreement with Lutz that forfeited her right to retrieve her items. 

“Sophisticated parties having negotiated an extraordinarily broad release with their eyes open with the aid of counsel cannot later invalidate that release by claiming ignorance of the depth of their fiduciary’s misconduct,” Lebovits said.

Once Madonna’s previous hold is released, Lutz and the auctioneer will be able to proceed with the sale. 

Macaulay Culkin doesn’t watch ‘Home Alone’ much, won’t make iconic face

If fans run into Macaulay Culkin and ask the star to make his signature “Home Alone” face, they’re going to be disappointed.

People reported that the actor, 37, who is best known as a child star who played Kevin McCallister in the 1990 holiday comedy says his notoriety makes him keep his head low around Christmas time.

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“I definitely don’t (go out). It’s my season,” Culkin said on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” Monday. “It’s Macaulay season. I try to go out less and less around that time of year.”

Culkin said he doesn’t watch the film much at all, and when he does, he’s remembering how it was on set.

“I don’t really watch them all that often. I did, like, a 15-year anniversary DVD commentary and I realize I hadn’t seen it in, like, 15 years. ... It’s kind of background radiation at Christmas time,” he said.

“I can’t watch it the same way other people do.”

When fans ask him to recreate the “Home Alone” movie poster, he says no.

“I’ve already been there and done that,” he said. “I’m 37 now.”

Culkin also discussed his childhood stardom, growing up, his “Bunny Ears” podcast and his break away from the spotlight with DeGeneres.

Watch Culkin’s appearance on “Ellen” in the videos below.

Paris Hilton talks #MeToo, marriage and becoming a mom

Paris Hilton "literally regrets" saying before the 2016 election that women who accused then-candidate Donald Trump of sexual misconduct were merely after fame and attention.

Addressing a crowd Saturday at the beauty industry event Beautycon Festival NYC, the beauty and fashion mogul, high-priced DJ and hotel heiress was asked about those remarks by moderator Phillip Picardi.

"I applaud every woman for coming out because of the things that are happening right now," Hilton said in the one-on-one chat on stage. "It is so important with this entire #MeToo movement and all of the women coming forward and coming together and ending this. It's just been happening for so long."

Picardi also asked about headlines a couple of years ago that declared her a "ditzy blonde" no more: "Were you ever a ditzy blonde, Paris Hilton?"

To which she responded: "I wouldn't get this far in life being a dumb blonde."

That rep, Hilton said, played out on "The Simple Life," one of television's first reality shows, along with the infamous sex tape that helped put her on the celebrity map.

"They told me to play a character and kind of play that ditzy blonde but it was never really me," she said of the Fox and E! series that ran for four years, beginning in 2003. "I was just being entertaining. ... That's just how the world got introduced to me. Yeah, I'm the exact opposite."

These days, Hilton has some new bling, an engagement rock from actor Chris Zylka, who played Flash Thompson in the 2012 film "The Amazing Spider-Man." She said they met eight years ago and began dating two years ago. He popped the question on their Christmas ski vacation in Aspen, Colorado.

"We are on a mountain skiing and he literally just surprised me with this ring and it was one of the most romantic moments of my life," Hilton said.

The wedding will be this year, followed — hopefully — by the arrival of "a little Paris" next year, she said, "or her name will be London." At 36, Hilton added: "I've always wanted to be a mom."

True love, she said, is a great fit.

"I've never felt happier. I've never felt like I'm in a better place," she said. "I finally feel like an adult. I'm loving life."

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