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MOVIES OPENING THIS WEEK

MINIONS (Animated Comedy)

WHAT’S IT ABOUT? Minions Stuart, Kevin and Bob are recruited by Scarlet Overkill, a super-villain (Sandra Bullock) who hatches a plot to take over the world.

WHO’S IN IT? Voices of Sandra Bullock, Jon Hamm, Michael Keaton, Allison Janney, Steve Coogan

TRIVIA:

  • Minions is a prequel to the Despicable Me trilogy. Despicable Me 3 comes out in 2017.
  • The film takes place in 1968 or 42 years B.G. (Before Gru). Despicable Me came out in 2010.
  • The three minions were designed to resemble Gru’s daughters Margo, Agnes and Edith.
  • This is the first movie in which Sandra Bullock plays the villain.

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ARIANA GRANDE: Shop Owner Still Ticked

Ariana Grande has apologized for that donut-shop video where she said “I hate America,” but the owner of the store is still upset.

Joe Marin, the owner of the Wolfee Donut shop in Lake Elsinore, California, says the video that made the Internet rounds this week doesn’t even tell the whole disgusting story. He tells Us Weekly that Ari was rude to his employees — insisting that they repeatedly go to the back to get her some fresh-baked donuts — and spit on donuts in the display case when nobody was looking. Since the employees didn’t know what had happened, those donuts later got sold to other customers.

Marin wasn’t at the store at the time of the incident but says he has 10 security cameras in the store.

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WEIRD NEWS: No Silver Lining for These Crooks

Cops think they can rain on the parade of two Pennsylvania crooks after they stole a cell phone from a delivery man, then used it to take photos that ended up uploaded to the victim’s cloud account.

The men, who are still on the lam, jumped into the car that the guy had left idling outside a delivery and sped off, ditching the vehicle a few blocks away, but pocketing the phone and $500 that was left inside. Almost immediately, pictures of two strangers started showing up in the victim’s account, including one of the men brandishing a sawed-off shotgun.

Upper Darby Police Superintendent Michael Chitwood says, “The dummies starting taking pictures of one another… More and more robberies are being committed by individuals within their possession a sawed-off shotgun — so this takes a whole different realm.”

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TAYLOR SWIFT: Makes Huge Donation to Fan with Cancer (VIDEO)

Taylor Swift‘s generosity to her fans is on full display again with her latest act of kindness.

T-Swift recently donated $50,000 to an 11-year-old fan who is battling a form of leukemia. Naomi Oakes was diagnosed last month and chose “Bad Blood” as her fight song as she battles the cancer. On July 5th, her family posted this video telling Naomi’s story and how she’s upset that she won’t be able to attend Taylor’s concert in Phoenix next month because she’ll be in the hospital. They hoped word would spread to the singer so that she would post a #TeamNaomi message on Instagram, but Taylor did a lot better than that.

Just a couple days after the video was posted online, Taylor made a $50,000 donation to help pay for her medical expenses. She also sent a message to Naomi saying, “To the beautiful and brave Naomi. I’m sorry you have to miss it, but there will always be more concerts. Let’s focus on getting you feeling better. I’m sending the biggest hugs to you and your family.” Her parents recorded Naomi’s reaction to reading Taylor’s message. (People)

 

 

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FIFTY SHADES OF GREY: New Book Coming in June

Get ready for more Fifty Shades of Grey. 

Author E.L. James announced today (Monday) that she’s going to publish a new novel from Christian Grey’s point of view on June 18th, which just happens to be the kinky billionaire’s birthday.

On her blog, James wrote, “This book [titled Grey] is dedicated to those readers who asked…and asked…and asked…and asked for this. Christian is a complex character and readers have always been fascinated by his desires and motivations, and his troubled past.”

The movie sequels — Fifty Shades Darker and Fifty Shades Freed — come out on Valentine’s weekend in 2017 and 2018.

The original trilogy has sold more than 125 million copies. (New York Daily News)

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