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David Hookstead | Reporter

Dr. Dre is very proud of his daughter for getting into USC.

The superstar rapper posted a photo of himself on Instagram late Saturday with his daughter Truly holding her USC admission letter, and captioned the post, “My daughter got accepted into USC all on her own. No jail time!!!”

It’s an obvious shot at the likes of Lori Loughlin and others who allegedly bribed their children’s way into schools such as USC and others. (SLIDESHOW: These Are The Hottest Women On Instagram)

However, it is worth noting that Dr. Dre did make a donation of $70 million to USC in 2013 to start the USC Jimmy Iovine and Andre Young Academy for Arts and Technology, according to the Daily Mail.

Now, I’m sure a lot of people would pile on her and claim that Dr. Dre’s donation is the reason his daughter got in. Who really knows? Sure, writing a check for $70 million probably didn’t hurt, but that happened when she was in middle school.

That’s one hell of a long game strategy if he was trying to get her into USC.

The reality of the situation is that if you’re dad has a building named on campus after him, then you’re probably going to be just fine when admission time comes around.

Of course, that’s not to say Truly isn’t super smart herself. Her dad is one of the best businessmen that the entertainment world has ever seen.

Either way, writing a check for $70 million is one hell of a power move!

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Virginia Kruta | Associate Editor

Legendary singer Barbra Streisand apologized Saturday after appearing to defend the late Michael Jackson in the face of continued  sexual abuse allegations.

Her statement read:

I am profoundly sorry for any pain or misunderstanding I caused by not choosing my words more carefully about Michael Jackson and his victims, because the words as printed do not reflect my true feelings. I didn’t mean to dismiss the trauma these boys experienced in any way. Like all survivors of sexual assault, they will have to carry this for the rest of their lives. I feel deep remorse and I hope James and Wade know that I truly respect and admire them for speaking their truth.

Streisand caused backlash when an interview published in the The Times UK quoted her as saying that the boys were “thrilled” to be with Jackson.

His sexual needs were his sexual needs, coming from whatever childhood he has or whatever DNA he has

You can say ‘molested,’ but those children, as you heard them say [Robson and Safechuk], they were thrilled to be there. They both married and they both have children, so it didn’t kill them.

Streisand also appeared to place most of the blame on the parents of the boys, suggesting that they either knew what was going on or should have known. (RELATED: Radio Stations Around The World Have Banned Michael Jackson)

Leaving Neverland” director Dan Reed was one of many who reacted strongly on social media, attacking the songstress for appearing to blame the victims rather than the alleged perpetrator.

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Director Peele, cast members Nyong'o, Alex, Wright Joseph, and Duke attend the
Director Jordan Peele (L) and cast members Lupita Nyong’o, Evan Alex, Shahadi Wright Joseph, and Winston Duke attend the “Us” premiere at The Museum of Modern Art in New York City, New York, U.S., March 19, 2019. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz

March 24, 2019

By Rebecca Rubin

LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) – Talk about scary good.

“Us,” the second directorial effort from Jordan Peele, pulled off a stunning debut, generating $70 million from 3,741 North American locations. That haul is enough to land it the second-best opening weekend of the year behind just Disney’s “Captain Marvel” ($153 million). The psychological thriller about a family confronted by a band of doppelgangers nearly doubled projections, which estimated a three-day total in the $38 million to $45 million range.

“Us” now has the largest weekend for original horror movie, surpassing “A Quiet Place,” as well as the biggest launch for an original R-rated film behind “Ted.” It also shattered the benchmark set by Peele’s directorial debut “Get Out,” which launched with $33 million in 2017.

Universal, Jason Blum, and Peele’s Monkeypaw Productions produced “Us” for $20 million. Since its debut at the South by Southwest Film Festival, “Us” has built up word of mouth. It has a 94 percent on Rotten Tomatoes, rare praise for the horror genre. It stars Lupita Nyong’o and Winston Duke as a couple forced to fend off blood-thirsty clones while vacationing with their kids.

While “Us” catered to moviegoers looking for a good fright, “Captain Marvel” was doing some terrifying business of its own during the superhero blockbuster’s third weekend of release. The female-fronted tentpole added another $34 million, taking its domestic tally past $320 million.

Since no studios dared to release a movie in anticipation of “Us,” a number of holdovers rounded out domestic box office charts. Paramount Pictures’ animated adventure “Wonder Park” landed in third place, earning $9 million for a North American bounty of $29 million.

“Five Feet Apart,” a romantic drama about two teens who fall in love while undergoing treatment for cystic fibrosis, secured the fourth slot with $8.5 million. The film has earned $26 million to date.

Coming in at No. 5 is Universal and DreamWorks’ “How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World.” The conclusion to the “Dragon” trilogy pocketed $6.5 million in its fifth weekend in theaters, bringing its domestic total to $145 million.

Among specialty releases, Bleecker Street’s “Hotel Mumbai” pulled in $89,492 when it bowed in four theaters in New York and Los Angeles, translating to $21,623 per venue. The R-rated terrorist thriller — starring Dev Patel and Armie Hammer — follows the victims and survivors of the 2008 attacks at the Taj Mahal Palace Hotel in India. The movie was pulled from theaters in New Zealand following the Christchurch shooting.

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David Hookstead | Reporter

“Yellowstone” season two is only a few months away, and we have the first image from the upcoming episodes.

Everybody knows that I’m a huge fan of the hit show on the Paramount Network. Kevin Costner as John Dutton is one of the coolest storylines that I’ve ever seen on TV.

The whole cast is incredible, and I’m extremely optimistic that things will only get crazier in season two. In the first image from the new season, all our favorite characters are gathered on the front porch of John’s house. (RELATED: ‘Yellowstone’ Season 2 Will Premiere June 19, 2019 On The Paramount Network)

Kayce, Beth, Jamie, their father, Rip and Monica are all in the picture. Jamie’s presence is interesting because he pretty much cut and run from the family at the end of season one.

This photo makes me think that Jamie is going to make some amends in the second season. He flamed out his father to a reporter, and that could cause some serious problems for the head of the Dutton family.

Yet, there’s a war brewing, and we all know John will close ranks. Will Jamie find his way back into his good graces? We’ll have to find out. (RELATED: The ‘Yellowstone‘ Season One Finale Was Electric [SPOILERS])

It’s also interesting that Monica is featured. Hopefully, that’s a sign she’s going to smooth things over with Kayce.

There’s no question she’s better off on the ranch than on the reservation. That was made obvious in season one.

Tune in June 19 to catch all the action in season 2. It should be great.

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Lauryn Overhultz | Columnist

Jessica Chastain’s birthday is March 24. To celebrate her birthday we put together a slideshow of all her greatest looks.

Jessica Chastain is an American actress born in Sacramento, California. She has won a Golden Globe award and two Academy Award nominations during her time as an actress. Chastain attended Juilliard after being encouraged to apply. (RELATED: Jessica Chastain Might Be Making An Appearance In ‘It: Part Two’)

She began her career in TV with roles in “ER” and “Veronica Mars.” Chastain’s first film role was in “Jolene.” Her career in film took off in 2011 when she was cast in a supporting role in “The Help.”

She won her Gold Globe award for her performance in “Zero Dark Thirty.” She also has starred in “Interstellar,” “A Most Violent Year,” and “Crimson Peak.”

Time named Chastain as one of the 100 most influential people in the world in 2012.

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President Donald Trump spent Saturday afternoon at his Trump International Golf Club in West Palm Beach, Fla. playing a round of golf with musician Kid Rock.

“Another great day on the links!” Kid Rock tweeted. “Thank you to POTUS for having me and to EVERYONE at Trump International for being so wonderful. What a great man, so down to earth and so fun to be with!! KEEP AMERICA GREAT!! -Kid Rock.”

An avid golfer who is known to often mix his play with work, the president has played the game with a gamut of notaries, from professionals like Tiger Woods and Jack Nicklaus to politicians like Lindsey Graham and Rand Paul to world leaders like Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.

US President Donald Trump shakes hands with musician Kid Rock (R) after signing the Hatch-Goodlatte Music Modernization Act, a bipartisan bill aimed at ensuring artists who released records prior to 1972 are paid royalties from digital services, in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington, DC, October 11, 2018. (Photo by SAUL LOEB / AFP) (Photo credit should read SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

US President Donald Trump shakes hands with musician Kid Rock (R) after signing the Hatch-Goodlatte Music Modernization Act, a bipartisan bill aimed at ensuring artists who released records prior to 1972 are paid royalties from digital services, in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington, DC, October 11, 2018. (Photo by SAUL LOEB / AFP/Getty Images)

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Scott Morefield | Reporter

Comedian Chelsea Handler tweeted that she is “very sexually attracted” to special counsel Robert Mueller.

“If I’m being completely honest, I am very sexually attracted to Robert Mueller,” Handler tweeted. “I know it’s not meant to be, but that doesn’t mean I won’t hang a poster of him above my bed.”

The Handler tweet was in response to Friday’s news that the completed Mueller report had been delivered to Attorney General William Barr. It was unclear whether the liberal comedian understood that the report didn’t include any new indictments of President Donald Trump or anyone else associated with him. (RELATED: Chelsea Handler Chooses ‘National Coming Out Day’ To Imply That Lindsey Graham Is ‘Closeted’)

Several were quick to mock Handler on Twitter, but the reactions were best summed up by mixed martial artist Ben Askren, who tweeted: “You have issues, get help.”

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Lauryn Overhultz | Columnist

Vanessa Morgan’s Birthday is March 23. We put together a slideshow of all of her best looks so that you could celebrate with us!

Vanessa Morgan is a Canadian actress, most notable for her current role as Toni Topaz in The CW’s “Riverdale.” She was born in Ontario, Canada and studied philosophy at Queen’s University. (RELATED: ‘Riverdale’ Creator Opens Up About Luke Perry’s Character’s Death)

Most of her roles have been in television, although she did appear in “A Diva’s Christmas Carol” in 2000 and “Frankie & Alice” in 2010. She also appeared in the Disney Channel original “Harriet The Spy: Blog Wars.”

She was in the 2011 movie “My Babysitter’s A Vampire” as well as the TV series. She also appeared in Disney Channel series “A.N.T. Farm and she appeared in two episodes of “Degrassi: The Next Generation.”

She also competed in the first season of “The Amazing Race Canada” with her sister and the duo won third place.

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Katie Jerkovich | Entertainment Reporter

An ancient canyon in Iceland has been closed because of a spike in tourism after Justin Bieber shot a music video there.

The Fjaðrárgljúfur canyon—which measures 1.2 miles long and 328 feet high—was the site of a 2015 video for the 25-year-old pop singer’s hit song “I’ll Show You” and has reportedly been “overrun by visitors.” (SLIDESHOW: 142 Times Josephine Skriver Barely Wore Anything)

And officials say before the video the place was relatively unknown, but after everything changed with the interest in the area going from 150,000 to 282,000 between 2017 and 2018, per RUV according to Lonely Planet.com Wednesday(RELATED: Report: Selena Gomez Takes Break From Spotlight Following Justin Bieber Breakup)

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“This canyon was somewhat unknown,” Daníel Freyr Jónsson, with the Environment Agency of Iceland shared. “But I think Icelanders have known about it a lot longer.”

“The great increase in foot traffic began after [Justin] Bieber came,” he added. “There has been an increase of 50 [percent] to 80 [percent] between 2016, 2017 and 2018.” (RELATED: Report: Justin Bieber, Hailey Baldwin Tied Knot After 2-Month Engagement)

A statement on the agency’s website reportedly translated read:

The area’s vegetation has been damaged greatly by heavy foot traffic, combined with thawing weather conditions. Iceland has seen an unusually warm winter this year with higher incidents of rainfall which has turned the pathways into mudfields. To avoid the muddy paths, visitors have been walking on the grass and heath vegetation alongside the trails which are extremely fragile during early spring, especially in March and April when the ground has not yet fully thawed.

The concern is that the giant uptick in foot traffic is “wreaking havoc” on the area’s “fragile vegetation.” Originally the canyon was only supposed to remain off-limits to visitors for two weeks,” per Fox News on Friday. Those plans have since changed and now the place will remain closed until June 1. This is the second time in the last few years the canyon has been closed.

The area is thought to have first been formed about 9,000 years ago, the end of the first Ice Age.

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Lauryn Overhultz | Columnist

R. Kelly was back in court Friday — this time to ask the court for access to the alleged sex tapes that led to his 10 counts of sexual abuse charges.

The hearing Friday was the start of the discovery phase where the prosecutor began to hand over evidence to the court. Kelly’s legal team did not receive access to the sex tapes during this first phase of discovery, according to TMZ.

Kelly’s lawyer, Steven Greenberg, said they are most anxious to see the sex tapes that Michael Avenatti allegedly turned over to the prosecutors. Greenberg and Kelly have yet to see the tapes that reportedly show Kelly engaging in sexual acts with a 14-year-old girl. (RELATED: R. Kelly Reportedly Asked To Fly To Dubai For A Concert)

Greenberg claims that without access to the sex tapes, he can’t even begin to put together Kelly’s defense. If they believe that it is Kelly in the tapes, Greenberg says they will do a full forensic analysis on the tapes. If not, they’ll attempt to go straight to trial.

Kelly pleaded “not guilty” to 10 counts of sexual abuse charges in Cook County Court on Feb. 25. He recently filed a motion to request access to his passport so that he could perform outside of the U.S.

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