JULY 22, 2019

Some HUGE records were broken at the box office this weekend. “Avengers: Endgame” finally slipped past “Avatar” to become the highest grossing movie of ALL TIME worldwide. “Endgame” has made $2.79 billion globally.  As for this past weekend, the new “Lion King” movie was a MASSIVE success.  It made $185 million in its first weekend out . . . and $531 million worldwide.  And here are some of the records it set:

  1. Biggest Domestic Opening of All Time for a Disney Remake
  2. Biggest Disney Opening of All Time Outside of Marvel and LucasFilm
  3. Biggest Domestic Launch Ever for a PG Movie, Animated or Otherwise
  4. Biggest July Opening of All Time
  5. Ninth-Biggest Domestic Opening of All Time

 

Midland singer MARK WYSTRACH is going to be a dad. He and his fiancée, Ty Haney, are going to have a baby girl . . . and they’re due in November. Ty posted a topless photo of herself on Instagram . . . and captioned it, “Baby on board or too many donuts?  Lil’ cowgirl on the way.”  She covered the strategic parts with digital flowers.

 

MIRANDA LAMBERT keeps posting photos of her husband Brendan McLoughlin without his shirt on. She by included this time, herself wearing a bikini top. They’re on the water in Lake Tahoe, Nevada.

 

GARTH BROOKS brought BLAKE SHELTON to the stage at his show on Friday in Boise, Idaho. They teamed up for their song “Dive Bar” . . . and then Garth stepped back and let Blake treat the crowd to his hit, “God’s Country”.

 

Dan + Shay’s Twitter page has a clip of SHAY MOONEY standing inside a concrete room . . . and singing the beginning of “Circle of Life” from “The Lion King”. It’s all about the echo.

 

KACEY MUSGRAVES has added a handful of dates to her “Oh, What a World Tour.” There are two shows in Dallas, two in New York City . . . and it all wraps October 25th in Nashville.

 

Universal Pictures announced that it will release Halloween sequel movies in 2020 and 2021. Both films will star Jamie Lee Curtis. Halloween Kills will open on October 16, 2020 and Halloween Ends will open October 21, 2021.  Last year’s Halloween was the highest-grossing installment in the franchise by making $250 million.

 

YouGov.com has released its annual list of the world’s “most admired” men and women – It’s mostly world leaders, innovators, influential thinkers, plus a few superstar athletes and entertainers. To come up with the list, they talked to more than 42,000 people in 41 countries.  Here are the World’s 5 Most Admired Men:

  1. Bill Gates
  2. Barack Obama
  3. Jackie Chan
  4. Chinese leader Xi Jinping
  5. Chinese businessman Jack Ma

Others include: Warren Buffett at #11, Donald Trump at #14, and Pope Francis at #15.

The World’s 5 Most Admired Women are:

  1. Michelle Obama
  2. Oprah
  3. Angelina Jolie
  4. Queen Elizabeth the Second
  5. Emma Watson
  6. Taylor Swift

Others include: Madonna at #11, (Nick Jonas’ wife) Priyanka Chopra at #14, Ellen DeGeneres at #15, and Melania Trump at #19.

In America alone, the Top 5 men are: Obama, Trump, Clint Eastwood, Bill Gates, and Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson. The Top Five women for Americans are:  Michelle Obama, Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Melania Trump, Ellen, and Queen Elizabeth.

 

“The Bachelorette: The Men Tell All” at 8:00 p.m. on ABC.

“Seth Meyers” – Kane Brown.

 

 

Bob Dole is 96.

Alex Trebek is 79.

Danny Glover is 73.

David Spade is 55.

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