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Dan Tashima Photography(NEW YORK) -- YouTube and Food Network star Hannah Hart has a new book out called My Drunk Kitchen Holidays!, which is a combination of a cookbook, self-help book and inspirational memoir -- with a side of comedy. It's similar to her previous book, which was about surviving your twenties.  This one, Hannah says, is the next logical step.

"I wanted to make it really a testament to thriving, since now I'm in my thirties and honestly, I couldn't be happier," she tells ABC Audio.

The book goes through the year month by month and suggests how to celebrate every holiday, from major ones like Thanksgiving, to minor ones like Ravioli Day and Video Games Day.

"I wanted to write a book that welcomed everyone to the holiday experience," Hannah explains. "I know that for me, the holidays can be kind of a stressful...time of year. And I wanted to write a guide to celebrating and savoring all year a way that's good and positive for you."

Even though My Drunk Kitchen Holidays! is Hannah's third book, it was a tough one for her to write.

"I didn't grow up with a traditional holiday background," she says. "And as a queer person, you don't really see yourself represented a lot in the holiday spaces. So it was the best kind of difficult, because it was a difficult that makes you grow."

And while there are recipes in the book, Hannah says they're not entirely serious.

"I like to call my recipes 'suggestipes' because they're really meant to just invite people into the kitchen, not to tell them exactly what to do when they get there," she laughs. "I think people want to hear more the 'conversational' cook, [rather] then super-minute specific instructions."

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Lucasfilm(NEW YORK) -- "The saga will end, the story lives forever."

The Star Wars film franchise will forever change on December 20 when The Rise of Skywalker arrives in theaters.  Until then, fans are left hyperventilating over the film's final trailer that aired during halftime at ESPN's Monday Night Football.  

The final trailer coincided with the late Carrie Fisher's birthday, who would have been 63.  The trailer featured her voice at the end whispering "always" after Mark Hamill's Luke Skywalker says "the Force will be with you."

The trailer also have fans concerned for C-3PO's fate after a poignant scene of the droid. The droid is seen with wires hanging out of the back of his head as the character Poe asks what he is doing.  C-3PO responds solemnly, "Taking one last look, sir… at my friends."

The scene sparked the theory that C-3PO might sacrifice himself to save his friends.

Pre-tickets for The Rise of Skywalker are now on sale on Fandango.

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ABC/Eric McCandless(NEW YORK) -- With Monday marking the official halfway point on this season's Dancing with the Stars, the competitors battled it out on the dance floor in a desperate attempt to stay in the Mirror Ball Trophy race.  The night was an emotional rollercoaster, bringing the audience to their feet at times and, at others, to tears.  

The most shocking moment of the night who was sent to the bottom two: Ally Brooke and Sailor Brinkley-Cook.  The judges, along with members of the audience, loudly decried the results.  However, with only one save to give, the judges sorrowfully spared Brooke, causing Cook's promising DWTS career to come to a screeching halt.

Brinkley-Cook's animated jive to WHAM's "Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go," which earned her rave reviews from judge Bruno Tonioli, failed to impress the audience.  Despite celebrating an impressive final combined 51/60 after winning her first straight nines of the season, she was sent home at the end of the night.

Cook sobbed and was unable to thank the DWTS team for her time on the show, causing partner Val to console her and sweetly promise that this bump in the road is only the beginning of a very promising career.  The young model was a last-minute addition to the show; stepping in after her mother, Christie Brinkley, broke her wrist during rehearsals and could no longer compete.

Monday saw a three-way tie for first, however, there was one clear winner after combining last week's scores.

James Van Der Beek, who kicked off the season by establishing himself as the one to beat, reclaimed his crown with his colorful and smooth samba to Major Lazer and Diplo's "Light it Up."  After suffering a series of point deductions over the past few weeks for his hip work, the Dawson's Creek star shook his hips with everything he had, earning him one of the best comments of the night.

Judge Len Goodman, with wide eyes, marveled, "Tutti fruity look at that booty!"  The judges gave Van Der Beek's shaking hips straight nines, for a score of 27/30.  Combined with last week's totals, he shot to the top of the leaderboard with a total of 53/60.

Two other competitors of the night enjoyed straight nines -- Brinkley-Cook and Kate Flannery.  

Flannery, who struggled to dance passionately to an Argentine Tango two weeks ago, turned up the heat with her Viennese Waltz with partner Pasha Pashkov.  She treated the audience to a series of graceful spins across the dance floor before revealing at the end that she suffers from vertigo, but powered through it.  Her dedication paid off, earning her a 27/30 for the night and a combined total of 51/60.

There were two standout performances on Monday, Karamo and Lauren Alaina -- both of whom dedicated their emotionally charged performances to their father figures.  

Karamo danced an intense and emotional contemporary with partner Jenna Johnson to Lewis Capaldi's "Someone You Loved." He dedicated the night's dance to his father, who disowned him when he was a teenager for being gay.  Their story has a happy ending, with his father reaching out and repairing their broken relationship -- even sitting proudly in the audience on Monday. Karamo performed an intricate floor routine with plenty of lifts that wowed the judges, who happily handed him his highest score -- 25/30.

The saddest moment of the night, if not the entire season's, came from Alaina.  She revealed that the first anniversary of her step father's passing was fast approaching and struggled through tears as she performed a raw and heartbreaking contemporary to her single "The Other Side," a song she wrote in honor of her step father, Sam.  The country singer openly wept as the judges praised her bravery and vulnerability, earning a 26/30 for the night and a combined 49/60.

Former White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer, on the other hand, was unable to elevate himself from the bottom of the pack.  Spicer was forced out of his comfort zone with his Viennese Waltz and sometimes robotically led partner Lindsay Arnold around the dance floor, earning a 21/30 for the night.

Dancing with the Stars returns next Monday, October 28 at 8 p.m. ET on ABC with a special Halloween Night special, featuring group dances and other spooky surprises.  

Here are the current standings:

First place:
James Van Der Beek, Dawson's Creek actor, with Emma Slater -- 27/30, combined 53/60

Kel Mitchell, actor and stand-up comedian, with Witney Carson  --  26/30, combined 52/60
Ally Brooke, former Fifth Harmony singer, with Sasha Farber -- 25/30, combined 52/60
Kate Flannery, actress from The Office, with Pasha Pashkov --  27/30, combined 51/60
Lauren Alaina, country singer, with Gleb Savchenko --  26/30, combind 49/60
Hannah Brown, The Bachelorette star, with Alan Bersten -- 24/30, combined 49/60
Karamo, Queer Eye reality TV personality, with Jenna Johnson --  25/30, combined 46/60

Lowest score:
Sean Spicer, former White House press secretary, with Lindsay Arnold -- 21/30, combined 40/60

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Trae Patton/NBC(NEW YORK) -- The battle rounds continued on Monday night's The Voice, with artists from Blake Shelton, Kelly Clarkson, John Legend and Gwen Stefani's teams faced off against their respective teammates for the chance to advance to the knockout rounds.

Each coach enlisted the help of a guest adviser during rehearsals: Darius Rucker for Team Blake; Normani for Team Kelly; Usher for Team Legend; and for Team Gwen.

The evening ended in a cliffhanger, with Gwen, who already lost one artist to Kelly, at risk of losing another to John.

Here are Monday's highlights:

Team Blake's Marina Chello and Ricky Duran went head-to-head on "Valerie," by The Zutons.  Blake joked that he paired the two because they were so "ridiculously talented," and that the goal for his team was to have "the least amount of people to go home," even if meant seeing them "go to a suckier coach."  Blake's advisor Darius Rucker called Duran "a star," while praising Chello on the "pureness" of her voice and the way she "pounded the notes."  John and Gwen gave the round to Ricky, but Kelly thought Marina was the star. Blake, basing his decision on who was the "star" of the battle, gave it to Ricky, who advances to the knockout rounds.

Blake then used his only save to keep Chello on his team, but was challenged by Kelly, who argued that she and Marina had a "similar vibe," and therefore, the right choice at this point.  Blake countered by insisting he still believed in the singer and that it wasn't time to start over again with someone new.  Marina came back home to Team Blake

"Full-on country" singer Jake Hoot and "versatile" artist Steve Knill, representing Team Kelly faced off on Willie Nelson's "You Were Always on My Mind."  Clarkson thought the song suited the duo because it worked for both country and pop.  Kelly, announcing her decision came down to "strategy," explained that the artist who would "round out" her team, declared Jake the winner. He moves on to the battle rounds.  Steve was sent packing.

Team Gwen's Kiara Brown and Royce Lovett tangled with each other on "Turn Your Lights Down Low," by Bob Marley & the Wailers, explaining that both singers had an "intimate" quality to their voices, but a slight contrast as well. Gwen's adviser will-i-am, urged Kiara to make the song her own, while being careful not to stray too far from the original recording.  Royce's voice, on the other hand, was "spectacular."  Following the performance, the other coaches were split: Kelly leaning towards Kiara and Blake giving it to Royce.  Gwen declared Royce the winner.

Kiara wasn't out of the competition though, because Gwen attempted to save her, and Kelly tried one more time to steal an artist for her team.  It was a tough decision for Kiera, who ultimately chose to represent Team Kelly in the knockout rounds.

Blake's next pairing of the evening was between Matthew McQueen and Joana Martinez, tackling Panic! at the Disco's "High Hopes."  Blake, addressing the camera during noted that each had a talent the other lacked: Joana's confidence versus Matthew's diction. The victory, said Shelton, would go to the one who gave the best performance. John called Joana the winner; Gwen was torn; and Kelly gave it to Matthew.  Of course, Blake's opinion was the one that mattered, and he went with Joana.  Matthew's time on The Voice is over.

Also advancing to the knockout rounds on Monday were Team Kelly's Gracee Shriver and Damali, who beat their respective opponents, Brennan Lassiter and Brooke Stephenson.

The final pairing of the night was between Team Gwen's James Violet and Kyndal Inskeep, sparring on Marren Morris' "I Could Use a Love Song."  Neither was familiar with the tune, and it showed when they showed up for the first rehearsal, drawing a brief scolding from will-i-am.  Gwen admitted, she was leaning towards Kyndal, but James surprised her with his soaring vocals, leaving her to regret the pairing.  When the battle was over, the coaches deemed it too close to call: Kelly thinking it was a tossup, with James getting the slight edge; Blake gave the round to Kyndal; and John also favoring Kyndal.  Gwen had to make the tough decision though, and went with Kyndal.

Gwen had a plan, though, to save James, but Legend spoiled it by attempting to steal the artist.

Who did James pick? We'll have to wait until Tuesday, when The Voice returns at 8 p.m. ET on NBC.

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ABC/Randy Holmes(LOS ANGELES) -- The forthcoming Aretha Franklin biopic, Respect, starring Jennifer Hudson as the Queen of Soul, has tapped some heavy hitters for the cast.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Forest Whitaker, Marlon Wayans, Tony Award-winner Audra McDonald, Tituss Burgess and Mary J. Blige have all been added to the film.

They join previously announced cast members Saycon Sengbloh, Hailey Kilgore, Marc Maron, Tate Donovan and newcomer Skye Dakota Turner.

Whitaker has been cast as Franklin's father, The Reverend C.L. Franklin, while McDonald will play Aretha's mother. Wayans will play Ted White, Franklin's abusive first husband, whom she married at 19. Blige will play legendary singer Dinah Washington, while Burgess will play The Reverend Dr. James Cleveland, known as "The King of Gospel Music."

Turner, who played young Tina Turner in Tina: The Tina Turner Musical, will star as young Aretha. 

As previously noted, the biopic stars Hudson as Aretha and will follow the singer's rise to superstardom, from her childhood singing gospel in her father's church to her emergence as one of the most powerful and influential voices in soul and R&B. The movie will also examine Franklin's impact on the civil rights and women's movements.

The film, penned by screenwriter and producer Callie Khouri, will be directed by Liesl [LEE-suhl] Tommy, who in 2016 became the first black woman ever to receive a Tony Award nomination for Best Direction of a Play, for Eclipsed.

Respect will also include a variety of Aretha's most famous songs, including her classic rendition of Otis Redding's "Respect," "(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman," "Do Right Woman, Do Right Man" and "Think."

A release date for Respect has yet to be announced.

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Photo by Bobby Bank/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) -- "Thanks to Jeep for keeping me alive."

Those words came from grateful actor Daniel Logan -- who played young bounty hunter-to-be Boba Fett in Star Wars: Episode II -- Attack of the Clones, and voiced him on the small screen in Star Wars: The Clone Wars -- following a nasty rollover wreck in Tustin, California on Friday.

One of Logan's friends took photos of the scene of the accident. The pics show Logan's grey Jeep Grand Cherokee resting on the driver's side, windows smashed, and the 32-year-old actor bloodied from scrapes, sitting shaken on the curb.

"So glad the Force was with him," noted the friend, who added, in reference to Boba's warrior race, "[Y]ou can't keep a Mandalorian down."

In a subsequent video recorded Saturday, Logan addresses the camera, wearing a neck brace, thanking fans for the words of support. "And a special big thank you to Jeep for keeping me alive," he said. "And also to the Tustin Police Department and Fire Department department...You guys took such good care of me..."

He added to fans, "Like Boba Fett, there'll be another bounty ahead, don't worry."

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Netflix(LOS ANGELES) -- Netflix has released the final trailer for the third season of The Crown, and in it, we see Oscar-winner Olivia Colman under strain as Queen Elizabeth II.

Season three sees the Queen's kingdom rapidly changing, from the Cold War through the Space Age, and into the challenges of the late '60s and '70s.

A cover of Bob Dylan's "The Times They Are a Changin'" illustrates that point.

As Colman replaces Claire Foy as Elizabeth, Helena Bonham Carter now plays Princess Margaret, replacing Vanessa Kirby in the role.

"This country was great when I took the throne," Elizabeth laments to Margaret. "All that's happened on my watch is the place has fallen apart."

Margaret responds cooly, "It's only fallen apart if we say it has. That's the thing about the monarchy: We paper over the cracks."

"We have all made sacrifices," Elizabeth states at the trailer's close. "It is not a choice. It is a duty."

This season also stars Tobias Menzies as Prince Phillip, Erin Doherty as Princess Anne; Josh O'Connor as Prince Charles; Ben Daniels as Lord Snowdon; Jason Watkins as Prime Minister Harold Wilson and Charles Dance as Lord Mountbatten.

Emma Corrin has been cast as Princess Diana, but she won't be introduced until season four.

The Crown Season 3 launches globally on Sunday, November 17.

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Clay Enos/Nikos Tavernise - Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. (LOS ANGELES) -- While fans were rightly confused last year when Warner Bros. announced plans to make a standalone Joker film starring Joaquin Phoenix AND a second Suicide Squad movie, apparently Suicide Squad star Jared Leto was livid.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Leto was "alienated and upset" that Todd Phillips' darker take on the comic villain was given the go-ahead with another actor.  And although Leto's former rep denied it, the Oscar- winning actor and 30 Seconds To Mars frontman reportedly lobbied both his acting agency and his music manager to pressure Warner Bros. to pull the plug on the Joker movie.

Fast forward to the present: Joker, starring Joaquin Phoenix has become a smash, and Leto isn't involved in the Suicide Squad sequel.

Not helping his case, arguably, was fan reaction to Leto's, um, "interesting" take on the character, as well as long-simmering bad blood between Leto and the sequel's writer-director James Gunn.

There was also the matter of the used condoms and live rats Leto sent to his Suicide Squad co-stars -- as part of getting into "character" -- for the role. 

Leto also isn't involved in 2020's Birds Of Prey, the stand-alone adventure starring his Suicide Squad co-star Margot Robbie as Joker's ex-girlfriend, Harley Quinn.

Attempting to explain Leto's reaction, The Hollywood Reporter quotes an insider as saying, "How do you play the Joker you established following [Phoenix]? It kind of ends [Leto's] Joker run."

The second Suicide Squad film, titled The Suicide Squad, comes out August 6, 2021.

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Photo by Stephane Cardinale - Corbis/Corbis via Getty Images(LYON, FRANCE) -- Not only does Francis Ford Coppola support his fellow film-making legend Martin Scorsese's opinion that superhero movies "aren't cinema," he's now gone even further, calling them "despicable."

According to The Guardian, the Godfather series director declared, "When Martin Scorsese says that the Marvel pictures are not cinema, he's right, because we expect to learn something from cinema; we expect to gain something, some enlightenment, some knowledge, some inspiration."

"I don't know that anyone gets anything out of seeing the same movie over and over again," said the 80-year-old filmmaker to journalists after receiving Lyon's Prix Lumiere award for his contribution to cinema.

"Martin was kind when he said it's not cinema. He didn't say it's despicable, which I just say it is."

Coppola's next film is his long-in-development opus Megalopolis, which he described as is his "most ambitious" ever. 

As he did when Scorsese made his Marvel movie fan-riling comments, Guardians of the Galaxy series director James Gunn took to Instagram to rebut Coppola.

"Many of our grandfathers thought all gangster movies were the same, often calling them 'despicable,' Gunn wrote.

"Some of our great-grandfathers thought the same of westerns, and believed the films of John Ford, Sam Peckinpah, and Sergio Leone were all exactly the same," he continued. "I remember a great uncle to whom I was raving about Star Wars. He responded by saying, 'I saw that when it was called 2001, and, boy, was it boring!'"

Gunn added, "Superheroes are simply today's gangsters/cowboys/outer space adventurers. Some superhero films are awful, some are beautiful. Like westerns and gangster movies...not everyone will be able to appreciate them, even some geniuses. And that's okay."

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Photo by Jesse Grant/Getty Images for Disney(NEW YORK) -- We assume that Katherine Schwarzenegger is many things to her new hubby Chris Pratt -- but a chef is not one of them.

The Marvel movie star took to Instagram to take a good-natured jab at Katherine's cooking skills -- or lack thereof -- complete with a photo of what appears to be a charcoal briquette on a plate. 

"Proud of my darling for trying to cook tonight. Did it go well? No. No it did not. Not at all," Pratt noted.

"To quote Rocky Balboa, 'It's not how many times you get knocked down, it's how many times you get up...'"

Pratt added, "As you can tell from the lump of coal in the center of the plate, this bagel bite never stood a chance. I honestly simply cannot imagine what went wrong here. Pretty simple. Microwave. 2 minutes. Maybe she thought it said 2 hours."

The actor added sweetly, "I want to commend her for her effort. This is a big step babe. Proud of you."



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Adam Christopher /NBCUniversal(NEW YORK) -- Sometimes parents just need a moment to themselves -- even celebrity parents.  Case in point: Eva Mendes.

The mother of two posted a hilarious selfie on her Instagram Sunday of her hiding underneath the covers in an attempt to camouflage herself and escape her daughters.  

"Sunday. Still in bed. Trying to hide from my kids. (not having success)" She hilariously captions before poking fun at her flawless appearance.  "And no, I didn’t wash my makeup off last night. I know , I know so bad,  yadda yadda."  

Eva goes on to remind parents that it's okay to take a breather now and again.  "To all you mamas out there, hope you find a moment to sneak away from the madness today even for a few minutes," she encourages.

Eva is the mother of three-year-old Amanda and five-year-old Esmeralda.  With two toddlers to keep tabs on, on top of husband Ryan Gosling, it's obvious her hands are pretty full.

Mendes recently opened up on The Kelly Clarkson Show about parenting his two girls and admitted that she and Gosling can be "very controlling."  

When describing their parenting style, she said she is guilty of being a bulldozing AND helicopter parent at times.

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ABC(NEW YORK) --  Alec Baldwin was Jimmy Fallon's guest on a special Sunday night edition of NBC's The Tonight Show, and revealed the "Jedi mind trick" Saturday Night Live producer Lorne Michaels used to get him to reprise his impersonation of President Donald Trump, despite vowing never to do it again.

Baldwin says it begins with Michaels calling him up the day before the show. "And he's like, [mimicking Lorne's voice] 'Well, I don't think you understand.' And I go, 'what don't I understand? I've been thinking about it like all summer, every day that's all I think about.'"

"Unconsciously, Lorne starts with one powerful premise, which is, 'I hired you, didn't I? My judgement is flawless. I gave you your biggest job, right?'" Baldwin continues. "And you're kinda like, 'Yeah, he's got a point.'"

Adds Baldwin, "So I came and I did it, and I'm going to do it a few times."

Alec also told Fallon that the impression gets a mixed reaction from people he meets on the street.

"Most people will walk up to me and go, 'Thank you,'" he explains. "Or, it's like a bunch of construction workers and they're like, 'There he is, that a****** Alec Baldwin.'"

"But it's all a spoof, we don't mean anything bad," Baldwin said, before adding with a hearty laugh, "That's the funniest thing I've heard all year."

Baldwin was promoting his upcoming film, Motherless Brooklyn, opening nationwide November 1.

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Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images for Disney(NEW YORK) -- It wasn't the big weekend Disney had predicted for Maleficent: Mistress of Evil, but the film still managed to topple Joker with an estimated $36 million haul. The sequel to 2014's Maleficent, starring Angelina Jolie and Elle Fanning, reprising their roles from the first film, delivered almost half the $69.4 million the studio had predicted.

Overseas, Maleficent: Mistress of Evil brought in an estimated $117 million, bringing its worldwide totals to $153 million.  Disney is the parent company of ABC Audio.

This weekend's other major release, Zombieland: Double Tap, finished on the higher end of expectations, earning an estimated $26.7 million for a third place finish.  The sequel to the surprise 2009 horror zombie apocalypse cult hit, featuring the original cast Woody Harrelson, Jesse Eisenberg, Abigail Breslin and Emma Stone, topped the $24.7 million debut of its predecessor.

Joker, in its third week of release, slipped to second place with an estimated $29.2 million haul.  The film added an estimated $77.8 million overseas, for a global total that of $737 million.

In fourth place was the animated adaptation of The Addams Family, collecting an estimated $16.05 in its second week of release.

Rounding out the top five was Gemini Man, grabbing an estimated $8.5 million in its second week of release.

In limited release, the horror film The Lighthouse, starring Willem Dafoe and Robert Pattinson, opened strong with an estimated $419,764 from eight theaters.  Likewise, Jojo Rabbit, the World War II satire written, directed and starring Taika Waititi [TIE-ka Wah-TEET-ee], along with Scarlett Johansson, had an impressive opening weekend, with an estimated $350,000 from just five locations.  It led all other newcomers with a $70,000 per theater average.

Here are the top 10 movies Friday through Sunday, with estimated domestic box office earnings:

1. Maleficent: Mistress of Evil, $36 million
2. Joker, $29.2 million
3. Zombieland 2: Double Tap, $26.7 million
4. The Addams Family, $16.05 million
5. Gemini Man, $8.5 million
6. Abominable, $3.5 million
7. Downton Abbey, $3.08 million
8. Judy, $2.55 million
9. Hustlers, $2.05 million
10. It: Chapter Two, $1.5 million

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Brian Dowling/© 2019 CTMG, Inc.(NEW YORK) -- Despite China delaying the release Quentin Tarantino's Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, reportedly over its depiction of Bruce Lee, the filmmaker has refused the country's demand to recut the movie.

The movie had been approved for release in China this coming Friday, but regulators have suddenly changed their minds.

The film has been "indefinitely put on hold," sources tell The Hollywood Reporter. No explanation was given to Sony Pictures Entertainment, the studio behind the film, as to why, but the insiders say it was in response to a complaint from Lee's daughter Shannon over the depiction of her late father.

The movie includes a scene in which Brad Pitt's stuntman Cliff Booth, laughs in the face of Lee, played by Mike Moh, over a comment by Lee saying that he could have "crippled" Muhammad Ali -- referred to as Cassius Clay in the film -- in a fight.  The two then get into a "friendly" contest of who can knock the other down three times without hitting the face.  Neither side wins, but Pitt appears to have an edge near the end, after throwing Lee into the side of a classic car.

According to THR, Tarantino “is taking a take-it-or-leave-it stance in the wake of Chinese regulators pulling the film from the schedule a week before its release in the country October 25.”

The film, which co-stars Leonardo DiCaprio, who's a huge star in China thanks to 1997's Titanic, has earned $366 million to date and would likely have topped the $400 million mark after opening in China.

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JenAphotographer/iStock(NEW YORK) -- Jennifer Lawrence and Cooke Maroney are married, tying the knot in a Saturday ceremony in Rhode Island.

People reports that the ceremony was well attended by Hollywood elite, including Emma Stone, Amy Schumer, Ashley Olsen, Kris Jenner and Adele.  In all, 150 guests celebrated with the happy couple.

However, the guest list isn't what's making the news -- it's the food the happy couple served up during their fantastic reception.

Beyond the trays of smoked fish and beef roasting on open fire spits, there were also two food trucks in attendance: Boston's Baddest Burger and Sandwich Company. 

The owner of Boston's Baddest Burger Food Truck revealed he had no idea he was catering the event for such a famous client.  Kevin Tortorella told People that he was told days before the reception to go to a "specific address in Rhode Island."  He soon learned he wasn't working a regular gig.

"When I got there, the roads were sidelined with paparazzi and that’s when I started to be clued in," he added.

The trucks rolled up around 11 p.m. and parked outside the reception, which was held at the famous mansion, Belcourt of Newport.

Considering Lawrence earned her adoring fans in part due to her quirky food obsession -- chili pizza sandwich, anyone? -- the wedding menu is definitely on brand for the Oscar winner.

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