Entertainment News Roundup: Mickey Mouse celebrates 90th birthday; Fantastic Beasts 2' charms with $62 million debut
Following is a summary of current entertainment news briefs.
With 'my wife,' Justin Bieber confirms marriage to Hailey Baldwin
Pop singer Justin Bieber has confirmed his marriage to model Hailey Baldwin, posting the ultimate status update on social media two months after it was reported the couple had obtained a marriage license. "My wife is awesome," Bieber wrote on his Instagram account, next to a picture of himself and Baldwin walking and holding hands.
Mickey Mouse, the icon of an animation empire, celebrates 90th birthday
It was the Roaring '20s. Calvin Coolidge was in the White House, the New York Yankees had just won their third World Series title and Mickey Mouse made his debut on the silver screen. On Sunday, Mickey Mouse, the brainchild of cartoonist Walt Disney that eventually came to symbolize a global entertainment empire, celebrates his 90th birthday.
Marilyn Monroe's Golden Globe sells for record $250,000 at auction
Marilyn Monroe's Golden Globe Award sold for a record-breaking $250,000 at Julien's Auctions in Beverly Hills, California, auction officials said late Saturday. The 1961 award statue for World Film Favorite Female from the Hollywood Foreign Press Association made history as the highest selling Golden Globe sold at auction.
Box Office: 'Fantastic Beasts 2' charms with $62 million debut
"Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald" enchanted moviegoers with a debut of $62 million. While that's slightly lower than the start of "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them," the first installment in the "Harry Potter" spinoff series, it was easily enough to dominate the weekend box office. Warner Bros., the studio behind the wizarding series, sees "Fantastic Beasts" as more of an international play, where the follow-up has already earned $191 million. Stateside, "Crimes of Grindelwald" has battled the worst reviews yet for a "Harry Potter" entry. It currently holds a bleak 40 percent on Rotten Tomatoes and a B+ Cinemascore.
'Eighth Grade,' 'Beale Street' land Indie Spirit nominations
Coming-of-age movie "Eighth Grade" and family drama "If Beale Street Could Talk" scored best feature nominations on Friday for the Independent Spirit Awards, the annual honors given to Hollywood's lower-budget movies. "We the Animals," a film about three biracial brothers, led all movies with five nods, including one for best first feature from director Jeremiah Zagar.
(With inputs from Reuters)
(With inputs from agencies.)