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A Quiet Place Makes Loud Debut

It's the second highest grossing debut this year, with a $50M weekend opening

(Newser) - John Krasinksi's A Quiet Place has opened with a thunderous $50 million in ticket sales for the year's second-best debut after Black Panther . The Paramount Pictures thriller far exceeded expectations to land one of the top opening weekends for a horror release. Directed by Krasinski, and starring him... More »

A Quiet Place Is 'Masterful'

Critics are wowed by the John Krasinski horror film

(Newser) - Make a noise, get hunted. That's the premise of A Quiet Place, set in a world ravaged by sound-sensitive aliens. Directed by John Krasinski (yes, Jim from The Office), the film follows a family led by Krasinski and his real-life wife, Emily Blunt, and has an impressive 96% rating... More »

Hamilton Star Joins Cast of Mary Poppins

Lin-Manuel Miranda will star opposite Emily Blunt

(Newser) - The star and creator of Broadway hit Hamilton is heading to the big screen. Lin-Manuel Miranda has been cast in Disney's live-action reboot of Mary Poppins, starring Emily Blunt in the title role. In this version set in Depression-era London, the children of the classic story are grown up;... More »

This May Be Our Next Mary Poppins

We find a spoonful of sugar helps news of a sequel go down

(Newser) - Great news unruly children and improbably accented chimney sweeps: We may have a new Mary Poppins. Variety reports Emily Blunt— comedian , action hero , enemy of Donald Trump —is currently in negotiations to take on the title role in Disney's Mary Poppins sequel. Blunt has been rumored for the... More »

Trump Makes Emily Blunt Reconsider US Citizenship

'This was a terrible mistake. What have I done?'

(Newser) - Donald Trump might actually be able to follow through on his promise to reduce immigration as he's already made British actress Emily Blunt regret her new US citizenship. "I became an American citizen recently," Blunt told the Hollywood Reporter when asked about Trump. "That night we... More »

8 Celebs Who've Visited Sex Clubs

Even the rich and famous sometimes can't resist a good den of iniquity

(Newser) - It seems almost every star in Hollywood has been photographed stumbling out of a nightclub at one point during his or her career, but, if rumors (and press interviews) can be believed, some A-listers don't have any qualms about hanging out at sex clubs either. Below are eight celebrities... More »

The World Has 2 New Celeb Babies

John Krasinksi, Emily Blunt welcome daughter; Simon Cowell has son

(Newser) - Valentine's weekend (or President's Day weekend for the less romantic of you) brought bundles of joy for two celebrity couples:
  • John Krasinski and Emily Blunt announced the birth of their daughter yesterday on Twitter . "Wanted to let the news out directly," Krasinski wrote. "Emily and
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9 Actors Who Turned Down Huge Roles

Carrie Bradshaw could have been played by ... Dana Delany?

(Newser) - Can you picture anyone other than Sarah Jessica Parker playing Carrie Bradshaw? How about someone other than Julia Roberts playing Vivian in Pretty Woman? Probably not, but both of those roles, and 17 others rounded up by Wetpaint , almost went to other actors. Click through the gallery for a sampling.... More »

Emily Blunt, John Krasinski Expecting Baby

Plus more celebrity babies

(Newser) - Emily Blunt is pregnant with her first child, her rep confirms to Us . She and husband John Krasinski, married in 2010, will welcome the baby in "just a few months," according to the magazine. "They both couldn't be more excited," says a source. In related... More »

Five-Year Engagement a Bit Drawn Out

Jason Segel, Emily Blunt star in truthful romantic comedy

(Newser) - The Five-Year Engagement clocks in at over two hours, which is a bit too long for many critics. But its honesty about relationships makes the Jason Segel-Emily Blunt rom-com stand out from the pack.
  • "Because it's so willing to drill down into Tom and Violet's misery, The
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Adjustment Bureau a Sci-Fi Sizzler

Matt Damon, Emily Blunt star in sci-fi romance

(Newser) - The Adjustment Bureau, a sci-fi romance starring Matt Damon and Emily Blunt, tells the story of a political hotshot who meets a woman in the men's room—something that was not part of his destiny. Two "adjusters" explain he must not see her again—leaving the two, in love,... More »

LiLo, ScarJo Plug Jimmy K's 'Humpilates'

Jessica Alba, Eva Longoria drop by for 'infomercial'

(Newser) - Jimmy Kimmel’s annual post-Oscar special featured a bevvy of Hollywood ladies: Lindsay Lohan, Scarlett Johansson, and a host of other celebs appeared in a lengthy "infomercial" for Hollywood workout program "Hottie Body Humpilates." Created by "Jimmy K," the regimen transformed the likes of Sofia... More »

16 Couples You Can Still Root For

Now that Courteney and David are no more...

(Newser) - If you found yourself oddly bummed over the news that Courteney Cox and David Arquette (and Christina and Jordan , and Laura and Ben ) split up, it’s probably because you actually liked them. So did the people over at New York magazine, who came up with a list of... More »

Office Star Krasinski Weds Emily Blunt

American actor, British actress marry in Italy

(Newser) - John Krasinski, who plays the finally-happily-married Jim on The Office, married British actress Emily Blunt in real life yesterday in Italy, Us reports . "It was an outdoor ceremony and absolutely beautiful," says a source. A rep for the sitcom star confirmed the news. Blunt wore a Marchesa gown... More »

9 Notable Oscar Snubs

Brad Pitt, Julia Roberts, 'The Hangover' failed to score today

(Newser) - Sure, we all could have predicted Avatar would clean up and Sandra Bullock's ascendance would continue come Oscar nomination time. But who were today's notable snubs? Us offers a list:
  • Brad Pitt: Failed to score a Best Actor nomination for his critically acclaimed, SAG-nominated role in Inglourious Basterds.
  • Daniel Day-Lewis:
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Globes Fashion: The Good, Bad, the Really Bad

Celebs don bright colors to support Haiti at dreary ceremony

(Newser) - Other than umbrellas, the most common accessories on the Golden Globes' red carpet were yellow, blue, and red ribbons showing support for Haiti earthquake victims. Many actresses donned vibrantly colored gowns to contrast with the gloomy mood from the tragedy—and the weather. “A lot of people wore color,... More »

Blunt Burnishes Lackluster Young Victoria

Actress carries a film that does not depart from genre conventions

(Newser) - Whether they find the film delightful costumed fluff or a dreary museum piece, most critics agree Emily Blunt is lovely as The Young Victoria. Some takes:
  • "Winningly played" by Blunt, Keith Phipps writes for the Onion AV Club , Victoria is "a bright, vivacious, willful, and sometimes rash monarch-in-the-making,
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Duos We'd Rather Not Get Engaged

5 possible and jealousy-inducing celeb engagements

(Newser) - The Yuletide engagement is a tradition of celebrity ostentation—a little treat to make the holiday gloom that much more oppressive for the rest of us, writes Drew Grant . Here are five couples who should just keep their darn happiness to themselves: More »

Office Star to Tie the Knot

Krasinski, Blunt kept relationship low-key

(Newser) - The Office star John Krasinski and actress Emily Blunt are engaged, People reports. The couple have kept it low-key, showing up at this year's SAG Awards separately and dating far from paparazzi in Los Angeles. "It's not about celebrity or not," Krasinski, 29, says of his relationship with... More »

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