Kevin Jonas Insults Brother Nick’s Solo Music to Avoid Eating Beetles (Video)

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All 35 DreamWorks Animation Movies Ranked From Worst to Best (Photos)

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DreamWorks Animation has gone through its share of upheaval, with a few big successes (Shrek, Madagascar) and some notable failures. Since its first animation releases in 1998, it has changed, diversified, merged and been acquired by major studios (fir…

Danny DeVito Joins ‘Jumanji’ Sequel Opposite Dwayne Johnson and Kevin Hart

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Danny DeVito has joined the cast of the untitled sequel to Sony’s “Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle,” an individual with knowledge of the project told TheWrap.

DeVito joins leads Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and Kevin Hart, along with returning cast members Jack Black and Karen Gillan. It was announced on Thursday that “Crazy Rich Asians” and “Ocean’s 8” star Awkwafina would be joining the cast.

DeVito will have a key role in the film, but his specific role is being kept under wraps, along with the storyline to the film.

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Jake Kasdan is returning to direct the sequel, and he co-wrote the screenplay along with Scott Rosenberg and Jeff Pinkner. Kasdan is also producing along with Matt Tolmach and Seven Bucks.

“Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle,” which was released in 2017, brought in $962.1 million worldwide at the box office and was an updated take on the 1995 fantasy film starring Robin Williams, in which a group of four students are transported into the world of a jungle, adventure video game and take on the form of heroic avatars.

DeVito currently stars on “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia” and will next be seen in Disney’s live-action reboot of “Dumbo.” He’ll follow that up with a voice role for “The One and Only Ivan,” which also comes from Disney and also happens to be about an elephant.

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DeVito is represented by CAA.

Variety was first to report.

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18 Family-Friendly Halloween Movies, From ‘Hocus Pocus’ to ‘Hotel Transylvania’ (Photos)

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Big Kid Jack Black Joins Jimmy Fallon for ‘Kid Theater’ (Video)

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Eli Roth, of all directors, brings Amblin magic to the kid-lit horror of The House With A Clock In Its Walls

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‘House With a Clock in Its Walls’ Film Review: Eli Roth Directs a Fun, Family-Friendly Halloween Frolic

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Eli Roth probably seems like a strange choice to direct a kids’ movie. He’s not the first horror filmmaker to make the transition, but films like “Cabin Fever,” “Hostel” and “The Green Inferno” are so astoundingly grotesque that adding a PG-rated adaptation of John Bellairs’ novel “The House With a Clock in Its Walls” to his résumé looks, at a glance, like some kind of prank.

But Roth’s films have always had a streak of immaturity about them, as though Roth was so eager to make friends that he’d do anything to get your attention, even poke a dead body with a stick. It makes sense that he could tell a good, family-friendly campfire story if he reined in his harshest storytelling impulses. But it’s impressive that, with “The House With a Clock in Its Walls,” he’s connected with his own inner weirdo, found the still-beating heart inside him, and decided to nurture it — instead of ripping it out and eating it.

“The House With a Clock in Its Walls” is the story of Lewis Barnavelt (Owen Vaccaro, “Daddy’s Home 2”), a young orphan in 1953 who gets sent to live with his eccentric uncle, Jonathan (Jack Black), who lives in a giant spooky house filled from top to bottom, for some reason, with ticking clocks. Jonathan lives alone but always seems to have the same houseguest, Florence Zimmerman (Cate Blanchett), a purple-clad widow who has a plate full of cookies handy for Lewis to munch on at all times, and pointed insults to trade with Jonathan.

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It doesn’t take long for Lewis to discover that his uncle’s house is haunted, and that Jonathan and Florence are, respectively, a real-life warlock and witch. But that’s not a problem, and this house is a haven for weirdos. At least, it has been ever since its previous owner Isaac Izard (Kyle MacLachlan) died and left a mysterious clock hidden somewhere within the walls, which has an unknown, sinister purpose, and which no one is able to find.

“House” follows Lewis on his journey to build a new family, learn the art of magic for himself, make new friends in school, and eventually save the world from a magical MacGuffin. The plot is comfortably familiar, the performances are enjoyably quirky and the horror is just creepy enough to entertain kids at a Halloween slumber party without giving anyone nightmares.

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In other words, “The House With a Clock in Its Walls” is exactly what it looks like, and more or less exactly what it should be. It’s the perfect double feature with “Goosebumps,” another surprisingly effective family-horror hybrid starring Jack Black.

If the actor is actively attempting to model his late career on Vincent Price’s, the world might just be better for it. He’s an amiable guide into the world of the supernatural, and he knows when to turn off the charm and scream in genuine terror, so his audience can, if only for a moment, take the story completely seriously.

Roth’s film (written by “Supernatural” creator Eric Kripke) falls short of Halloween classic territory, but not by much. There’s an eagerness to get to the magical good stuff in “House,” but the rush does the film no favors and undermines how effective it can be as a meaningful story, or even just a scary one.

For example, magic isn’t introduced with much fanfare. The story tries to push young Lewis into a frightful state early on, to the point where he doesn’t trust his uncle and suspects genuine malevolence is afoot. But Roth’s film tips its hand too early for Lewis’ freakout to feel natural. Early scenes end with Jack Black casually talking to a lovable anthropomorphic easy chair, for crying out loud. We know Lewis isn’t in the Overlook Hotel; he’s living in Pee-wee’s Halloween Playhouse. The film shows us too much, too quickly, and undercuts the tension as a result.

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It’s a problem that has other, unfortunate side effects. Roth seems so eager to send poor Lewis on his perfect, magical adventure that he neglects to illuminate the child’s ongoing mourning process, even though the whole plot revolves around that. Lewis makes an astoundingly illogical decision halfway through the film, which kicks the plot into high gear, and the reason is because he’s desperately lonely. But the scene where he makes this mistake comes not long after a cheerful montage of Lewis’ two magical Auntie Mames giving him all their love and attention and teaching him real-life sorcery. He’s not exactly being neglected. Roth’s film undercuts the protagonist’s motivations, so they ring false.

And yet, by the end, the film matures. Vaccaro reveals himself to be an impressively expressive actor, selling impassioned outbursts and screams of terror as well as any adult. And although Black and Blanchett are trapped in quirky caricatures, they manage to wring some genuine heft out of their tragic backstories. “House” gets its act together, and it earns its big emotional climax.

Just as importantly, the film earns its moments of weirdness. Much of “House” plays out like a straightforward YA power fantasy, in which a child loses everything he cares about but gets an exciting new life in return. It’s a storyline that can often seem generic, but Roth clearly loves this haunted Amberson Manor of a house, in which every room is full of spooky knick-knacks and creepy automatons, the front lawn is always populated with jack-o’-lanterns, and the backyard has a winged-lion topiary pouncing around like a misbehaving kitten.

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At its best, “House” has cheesy fun with these locales. You may not have known you always wanted to see Cate Blanchett head-butt a haunted jack-o’-lantern into oblivion while exclaiming “I hate pumpkins!” but you did, and Eli Roth’s film is the only place to get it.

Then again, you’re also going to watch that topiary lion poop dead leaves. A lot. And often. Sometimes the easiest jokes are just too danged easy.

“The House With a Clock in Its Walls” is easily Eli Roth’s best motion picture, and that’s not an attempt to damn the film with faint praise. It’s a spooky and amusing piece of family-friendly Halloween cinema, sharply produced and mostly effective, told with skill and panache.



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18 Stars Who Went to Comic-Con in Disguise, From Ben Affleck to Lupita Nyong’o (Photos)

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Celebrities like Justin Timberlake and Peter Jackson have avoided the mad crush by going incognito at the San Diego Comic-Con fan event

In 2011, Esquire magazine writer Chris Jones accompanied Justin Timberlake at Comic-Con dressed as beloved “Sesame Street” duo Bert and Ernie.

While attending 2011’s Comic-Con to promote “The Amazing Spider-Man,” Andrew Garfield pulled a double-fake by dressing as… Spider-Man

Former “Doctor Who” star Matt Smith put on a Bart Simpson mask to walk the floor at the 2013 event.

“Batman” star Ben Affleck avoided all the Batman rumors by waling around the convention floor in a Sesame Street shirt and a hideous green mask.

Bryan Cranston surprised his co-stars at a “Breaking Bad” panel in 2013 with a creepily realistic Walter White mask.

Former Harry Potter star Daniel Radcliffe left his invisibility cloak at home and donned a Spider-Man costume to attend the 2014 Comic-Con.

Jack Black walked the floor of the 2014 event wearing a Stormtrooper mask but admitted that he didn’t fool many people. “Everybody’s just like, ‘Jack Black, you in there?’” he told MTV News. “And I’m like ‘No, it’s not me. I don’t know what you’re talking about.’”

In 2014, “Lord of the Rings” director Peter Jackson posted pics of himself on Facebook strolling through San Diego as an evil jester.

Samuel L. Jackson mysteriously tweeted this bemasked shot of himself with his castmates from “Kingsman: The Secret Service” in 2014.

Simon Pegg put a Star Wars mask on top of his “Shaun of the Dead” outfit for the 2014 Comic-Con.

“Game of Thrones” actress Maisie Williams went all out for the 2014 convention, putting on both a Spider-Man mask as well as a Guy Fawkes disguise.

According to science blogger Phil Plait, “Mythbusters” host Adam Savage built this elaborate costume for the 2014 event.

Former “Hills” star Audrina Patridge went blue as the X-Men character Mystique at the 2014 event.

Marvel star Mark Ruffalo pulled on this creepy mask to wander Comic-Con in 2015.

Josh Hutcherson even surprised his “Hunger Games” co-star Jennifer Lawrence with this old-man mask at the 2015 Comic-Con.

While there were plenty of fans who dressed as Jared Leto‘s green-haired Joker at the 2015 Comic-Con, the “Suicide Squad” star himself went undercover in a baboon mask. “He had no idea. :)” the star wrote in his Instagram caption.

Big-screen Superman Henry Cavill put on a Guy Fawkes mask and walked the convention floor in 2016 — and even fooled Will Smith and other stars of DC Comics’ “Suicide Squad.”

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53 Celebs Who Were Reported Dead… But Weren’t (Photos)

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Will Ferrell
A fake press release posted on the iNewswire Web site in March 2006 claiming that Ferrell was killed in a paragliding accident in Southern California when a wind gust caused him to lose crash into trees.

Britney Spears and Justin Timberlake
As a joke, two Dallas jockeys claimed a car accident took the lives of pop stars perished, who were dating at the time. “The first thing I did was call Britney,” Timberlake told ABC News in 2001. “Since the beginning, [when] people knew about our relationship, there’s always been things that have been said that were totally not true, but this just, like, took it to a whole ‘nother planet.”

Avril Lavigne
Rumors began circulating in April 2003 that the “Complicated’ singer killed herself after her grandfather’s death. In recent weeks, Twitter gave new fuel to that fire, igniting a conspiracy theory that the Lavigne known today was actually look-alike singer Melissa Vandella. As the theory goes, the suits at Lavigne’s label cooked up the cover up scheme so they could continue to release her songs.

Paul McCartney
Conspiracy loving Beatles fans believe that McCartney died in 1966 and everything that’s happened to “him” since then is courtesy of a look-alike and sound-alike. Not only that, they believe clues to McCartney’s fate were revealed in songs written by fellow musicians George Harrison and John Lennon. Like, Lennon’s “A Day in the Life,” where the lyrics “Paul is dead, miss him, miss him”… which can only be heard when the song is played backward.

Kanye West
Social media, again, ran amuck Dec. 2016 with the theory that West’s uncharacteristic behavior at the time was because it wasn’t really him… it was a clone. You read that right. Cancelling his tour, dying his hear, having a public meltdown and dissing Beyonce and Jay Z while cozying up to Donald Trump was enough proof for some.

Eddie Murphy
The actor/comedian has been the subject of false reports of his death more than once. On Aug. 30, 2012, has was said to have been killed in a snowboard accident and, most recently, was again the subject of internet buzz after the death of his brother Charlie confused.

Vin Diesel
Facebook was the starting point for a post about the death of the “Fate of the Furious” actor went viral. The post linked to what they said was a video report that requested permission to access the viewer’s accounts. If granted, the “RIP Vin Diesel” post was sent as spam to everyone on that user’s friends list.

Adam Sandler
LinkBeef, which was the breeding ground for several celebrity death hoaxes, reported on Jan. 13, 2017, that Sandler was found dead of an apparent suicide and even cited their source as Marin County Police Department in California and “quoted” Sandler’s “utterly heartbroken” wife, Jackie.

Denzel Washington
Remember that fake news about Eddie Murphy dying in a snowboarding accident? Facebook tried the same story with Washington in Nov. 2011.

Nicolas Cage
Although trafficforgoods.site’s July 2016 headline that “Nicolas Cage passed away because of a serious Motorcycle Accident” and the body of the story said he died when he “lost control of his snowboard and struck a tree,” social media took the bait and ran with it. Another fake news outlet picked up the story, tweaked it and added a Photoshopped pic of a motorcycle crash scene, Cage’s face and a CNN chyron.

Hillary Clinton
Following Hillary Clinton’s appearance at a 9/11 memorial in Sept. 2016 in which she appeared to collapse while getting into a van, ABC News weekend anchor Joe Torres said on that evening’s newscast, “We begin with the breaking news about Hillary Clinton’s death.” The anchor meant to say “health” rather than “death,” but Twitter nonetheless had a field day, sparking speculation that the woman who emerged from her daughter Chelesa’s home a few hours later was a look-alike because the former first lady had died.

Sean Kingston
BBC News shocked the music world when they reported the Jamaican-American singer was found dead at his home weeks after he crashed his jet ski accident in a bridge in Miami. “Today” caught up with the 21-year-old three months later about his near-death experience.

Jackie Chan
“Jackie is alive and well,” read a note on the action star’s Facebook page following internet buzz that he died. “He did not suffer a heart attack and die, as was reported on many social networking sites and in online news reports.”

Cher
Cher was added to the celebrity death hoax list of victims after a “R.I.P. Cher” Facebook page was created in Sept. 2016. Although the post concluded with the message “Please show your sympathy and condolences by commenting on and liking this page,” wasn’t a clue that it was a fake, the reports of her passing went viral and attracted nearly a million likes.

Macaulay Culkin
When the “Home Alone” star was targeted by death rumors in Nov. 2014, he debunked the reports by taking to Instagram and posting a photo parodying a scene from “Weekend at Bernie’s.”

Betty White
People are so in love with Betty White that when her name trends on Twitter, they freak out with worry that she’s met her maker. As recently as May 10, a tweet popped up saying that she was found dead and another one said her publicist confirmed it. Shortly thereafter, someone set up a GoFunMe to protect her from harm.

Eminem
A fake news story reporting Eminem‘s death in a car accident went viral in 2009. The story went as far as to blame the rapper for the crash, saying he swerved into an oncoming truck because he was on his cell phone.

Jim Carrey
And here we go again with that same snowboarding accident report that keeps popping up with the same facts and only the name of the “deceased” changed. Yup, Carrey was said to have died in April 2016. Even weirder, necropedia.org posted his “anticipated” obituary with a May 20, 2017 date.

Celine Dion
Never-ending rumors of Dion’s death on social media do not sit well the singer, in great part because each time one sprouts wings and flies, she has to ease her aging mother’s fears. “The thing that worries me is my mum,” according to Digital Spy. “It makes me a little mad – she’s 86 years old and if I’m not on the phone telling her I’m OK four seconds after it’s on the news… it doesn’t matter what they say, it’s the impact it has on your family.”

Beyonce
Jewelry can kill you, or at least that’s the rumor that started after the singer accidentally ripped out an earring during a Brooklyn concert and blood began running down her face. A Facebook page claimed she had died because she didn’t seek medical attention. The BeyHive was not happy about the hoax.

Jack Black
The Twitter account for Black’s band Tenacious D was hacked in June 2016 and the culprits posted this unsettling message: “It is with a heavy heart I am to announce that Jack Black passed away last night at 3:37 am. The cause of death is yet unknown.” They later cleared up the mess, posting, “WE had our Twitter account hacked. We can assure you that Jack is ALIVE and WELL and that this was a sick ‘prank.’”

Chevy Chase
According to Breaking 13 News, the “Community” actor died in his sleep after suffering a heart attack on Jan. 6, 2016.

Alice Cooper
Fans of the musician got a little confused in the early ’70s after reading Melody Maker magazine’s satirical review of Cooper’s concert in the form of a mock obit. He later issued a statement saying, “I’m alive, and drunk as usual.”

Russell Crowe
The “Gladiator” took matters into his own hands in June 2010 by tweeting, “Unable to answer tweets fell off a mountain in Austria, all over red rover. Don’t know how I got there, but the media are never wrong. G’Bye.”

Miley Cyrus
The “Wrecking Ball” singer has dodged the social medium Grim Reaper more than once. In 2008, she was said to have been killed by a hit and run driver, and in 2009 socialite Peaches Geldolf tweeted that a “friend in the industry” texted her that Cyrus had died. Cyrus’ appearances at the time during a London concert put those issues to rest.

Dwayne Johnson
A Facebook post went viral in April 2014 saying that The Rock died while filming a stunt for “Fast & Furious 7.” He posted a message to his fans on Facebook saying, “Rumors of my death are false – Im still ‘Bringin’ It’ 24hrs a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year – including leap year!” A tweet of his took a more direct approach: “I would love to meet the person who is starting rumors of my death – to show them how a dead foot feels up their ass.”

Michael Jordan
The web site Cronica MX posted an article in Feb. 2015 reporting the NBA superstar died on a heart attack. They took it a step further by producing a video with spliced footage of a breaking news segment and a tearful anchor.

Martin Lawrence
Martin Lawrence was reportedly found dead in a Los Angeles hotel room by a maid named Verna Del Sosa in 2015. Lawrence never mentioned it directly, but he did make his un-dead self known visible on social media in the days following his “death.”

Madonna
A BBC News video uploaded on YouTube on Sept. 24, 2010 announced Madonna was dead. They were, obviously, wrong.

Willie Nelson
The rumors of Willie Nelson‘s imminent demise have been exaggerated, his publicist says, disputing reports the country music icon is on death’s door. “He’s perfectly fine,” Elaine Schock told the Associated Press on Wednesday, attempting to finally shut down rumors sparked by a March 13 Radar Online story that described the 83-year-old as “deathly ill” and said his lungs weren’t strong enough to perform. A “bad cold” forced Nelson to cancel several shows in January and February, but he was back onstage by Feb. 16, when he played at a San Antonio rodeo. And last week he performed at a Houston stadiumfor 75,000 fans, where he appeared to be in good health and had no problems singing.

Barack Obama
on July 4, 2011, a hacker collective called “The Script Kiddies” took control of Fox News’s politics Twitter feed and posted that the incumbent President had been assassinated during a campaigning event in Iowa.

Sean Penn
News reports popped up on Jan. 12, 2016 that Sean Penn was found murdered in his Malibu home and that authorities were investigating that El Chapo might have ordered a hit on the actor/director who interviewed him shortly before.

Axl Rose
On December 3, 2014, a fake news report circulated on the internet claiming that the singer had been found dead at home. In response, Rose tweeted “If I’m dead do I still have to pay taxes?”

Arnold Schwarzenegger
An Aug. 28, 2015 post on MSMBC.co (not to be mistaken for MSNBC.com) reported that the former Governator died following a heart attack. But this was one time he did not say “Hasta la vista, baby.”

Justin Bieber
If you believe social media, Bieber has been “dead” more times than you can count. There were suicide rumors in 2009, which resurfaced in 2010), along with a shooting in a nightclub and an overdose. Then there was #RIPJustinBieber, which trended on Twitter in Jan. 2011.

Robert Redford
The Sundance Film Festival founder’s publicist stepped in to call reports of his death “a sick hoax.” The fake news initialed from Britain’s Sky News, which said he had fallen off a “golf buggy” in Santa Monica.

Gabourey Sidibe
The “Empire” star was barraged with tweets from concerned fans in March 2016, who were just checking to make sure she was still alive, following post saying she had died from an asthma attack. Sidibe assured everyone she was fine, but joking that maybe she was dead, if her “version of Hell is people believing poorly written articles about me.”

Lindsay Lohan
A tweak to Lohan’s Wikipedia page in July 2011 cited her death and credited E! News as their source – which was false. But the news spread, thanks to a fake Kim Kardashian Twitter account.

Hilary Duff
The former Disney star was said to have fallen to her death on the Kauri Cliffs in New Zealand.

Will Smith
May 2011 was not a pleasant month for Smith, who was reported killed in a car accident, after an overdose and falling off that same cliff where Hilary Duff supposedly perished.

Carlos Santana
A Sept. 2015 tweet from a Canadian journalist reporting that Santana’s body was found in a car sparked immediate denials from his peeps. “He is alive and well and enjoying his morning!” his rep told USA Today. Team Santana add to that message, posting on their Facebook page, “… Thank you all for your concern, but the reports of his passing are false.”

Bill Cosby
After the internet announced the comedian’s death, he tweeted, “To the people behind the foolishness, I’m not sure you see how upsetting this is.”

Paris Hilton
While Paris Hilton was serving jail time in 2007 for a DUI, the internet spread word that she had been stabbed to death by a fellow inmate. The story was originally posted on-line and made to look as if it was coming from CNN.

Taylor Swift
Apparently, 2009 was not a good year for Swift. She was said to have been in a fatal car accident and then, months later, died from an allergic reaction to sleeping pills, which spread like wildfire on Facebook and YouTube.

Nick Jonas
The pop singer-turned-actor was also the victim of death hoaxes twice in 2009. One report said he died of cardiac arrest due to complications with his diabetes, while another said his heart stopped after a lap dance in a Dallas strip joint.

Morgan Freeman
Although CNN had initially been accused of claiming that Freeman had died, it was actually a Twitter user named @originalcjizzle, who later wrote, “I had no intention of things turning out this way.”

Zach Braff
The “Scrubs” actor was reported dead in 2009 by a fake CNN.Com page. The perpetrator of the “joke” later posted an apology, saying in part, “… Thanks for (apparently) taking it lightly, since I haven’t gotten a letter about a lawsuit yet. Just so you know, I’m a huge fan; that’s the only reason I made this page, believe it or not. Also, sorry for upsetting your mother.”

Bob Hope
Film legend Bob Hope’s death was announced five years prematurely in 1998 when a pre-written obituary was accidentally published on the Associated Press website. Unfortunately, the erroneous report of his “death” was then announced by the United States House of Representatives live on C-Span.

Mark Twain
We couldn’t leave out humorist Mark Twain, who became known for, among many other things, one of history’s most misquoted quotes. In 1897, Twain he responded to a journalist’s inquity about his health by writing, “James Ross Clemens, a cousin of mine, was seriously ill two or three weeks ago in London, but is well now. The report of my illness grew out of his illness; the report of my death was an exaggeration.”

Party Report: Paris Jackson’s Birthday, Miley Cyrus and Mayor Garcetti, Reigning Oscar Winners Convene (Photos)

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Michael’s offspring gathers Oscar winners, star showrunners, and the other Paris around cake. Plus: Martin Garrix toasts a new doc and Miley Cyrus gets down with the “Instagram Mayor.”

 

The reigning best actors in the industry, Best Supporting Oscar winner Sam Rockwell (left) and Best Actor winner Gary Oldman (right) were joined by Elisa Pugliese and Keegan-Michael Key at Paul Smith’s dinner tribute to the “Darkest Hour” star at the Chateau Marmont on Tuesday night (Apr. 10).

Miley Cyrus was the guest of honor at the 30th anniversary gala for “My Friend’s Place” on Saturday night (April 7), a Hollywood-based shelter helping homeless youth. Backstage she posed with Jack Black and Mayor Eric Garcetti.

The night before, Paris Jackson’s 20th birthday party at Hyde Sunset showed that the fashion model has clout. Guests included (from left), Evan Ross, Lee Daniels, Tom Hamilton, and DJ Caroline D’Amore, who gave the birthday girl a lift.

Paris subscribes to the superstition that you should smear your name before you cut the cake.

For Ross (2nd from left with wife Ashlee Simpson), this is a multi-generational friendship. Mom Diana Ross and Michael Jackson were close friends and collaborators.

Sibling Goals: Prince Michael and Paris.

The Hilton parents, Rick and Kathy, added an “en loco parentis” note of gravitas to the festivities.

Frankie Delgado, the “Hills” era nightclub maven, is still a fixture on the scene.

Remember when this Paris was the it-girl in Hollywood? The two Parisians posted this shot on social media.

The elder Paris is now fully entrenched in the electronic music world. In addition to routinely attending EDC and spinning around the world, she turned at director Bert Marcus’ premiere of “What We Started” during the recent Miami Music Week. The doc charts the evolution of dance music culture via youngster Martin Garrix and rave originator Carl Cox (right).

Unlike Hollywood actors who arrive for the red carpet and intros and then disappear until the after party, Garrix sat through Lincoln Road screening.

Afrojack worked in a visit with director Bert Marcus two nights before he played the Ultra Main Stage. The film arrives on Netflix this June.

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Dwayne Johnson’s ‘Jumanji’ Becomes Sony’s Highest-Grossing Film Ever

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Dwayne Johnson’s “Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle” crossed $403.7 million at the domestic box office on Tuesday night, making it Sony Pictures’ highest grossing film of all time domestically.

That means it surpassed the studio’s 2002 hit “Spider-Man.” “Jumanji,” also starring Jack Black, Kevin Hart and Karen Gillan, has grossed $950 million worldwide.

Domestically, “Jumanji” is also the highest-grossing film ever in the careers of Johnson, Hart and Black. Directed by Jake Kasdan, it is also the biggest Sony-owned release of all time at the global box office, as well as the second-highest grossing film ever released by the studio, just behind “Skyfall,” which is owned by MGM.

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“Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle” held the top spot at the box office for four weeks, including three weeks consecutively, after its release in December. It was also the first December wide release to hold the No. 1 spot on a February weekend since 1998’s “Titanic.

“Given the length of Columbia Pictures’ esteemed history, this is a cool milestone,” said Tom Rothman, chairman of Sony Pictures Motion Picture Group. “It’s a great credit to Jake Kasdan, all the producers, the terrific actors, and everyone at the studio who worked so hard.  It gives us a grand target to shoot for with the next one.”

Matt Tolmach produced along with William Teitler.

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