"Justice League" was hit with some Kryptonite at the box office this weekend. The mashup that brought together some of DC Entertainment's biggest superhero stars, including Batman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, Cyborg and the Flash, nabbed an estimated $96 million at the box office in North America this weekend. That number, while still big for an opening weekend, came in under the roughly $110 million the industry expected. It's also the lowest opening for the Warner Bros. superhero brand, trailing films like 2013's "Man of Steel," 2016's "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice," 2016's "Suicide Squad" and this summer's "Wonder Woman." It is the only film in the DC Extended Universe to not crack the $100 million mark in North America at its opening.
(CNN)Country music legend Mel Tillis died early Sunday morning, according to a statement from his publicist. Tillis died at the Munroe Regional Medical Center in Ocala, Florida, after battling intestinal issues since 2016, said spokesman Don Murry Grubbs. Tillis was a prolific singer-songwriter who penned more than 1,000 songs and recorded more than 60 albums in a career that spanned six decades. Many of those songs were recorded by other country music stars such as Kenny Rogers, George Strait and Ricky Skaggs.
(CNN)David Cassidy, the wildly popular '70s heartthrob who shot to fame when he starred and sang in TV's "The Partridge Family," is in critical condition with organ failure. Cassidy is being treated at a Fort Lauderdale, Florida, area hospital, longtime publicist Jo-Ann Geffen told CNN on Saturday. "He is conscious and surrounded by family and friends, nothing is imminent and we are taking it day by day," Geffen said. Cassidy, 67, told People magazine earlier this year he was battling dementia.
"Renowned for his musical prowess Malcolm was a songwriter, guitarist, performer, producer and visionary who inspired many," the statement said. "From the outset, he knew what he wanted to achieve and, along with his younger brother, took to the world stage giving their all at every show. Nothing less would do for their fans."
Health services in the town often cited as the birthplace of the NHS are "unsustainable", a report has warned. Tredegar-born Aneurin Bevan, the then UK health minister, founded the national health service in 1948. But a report warns Tredegar's GP services are "not fit for purpose" with outdated buildings and a lack of doctors. Blaenau Gwent council and the health board are considering opening a new health and wellbeing unit in the town. A joint report by the health board and council says two GP practices are providing care for about 14,000 people in the town, which has high levels of deprivation and ill-health. It adds: "Health and well-being services are currently unsustainable to continue to
Donald Trump was one of 17 candidates in the GOP primaries when actor Anthony Atamanuik did his first impersonation of him during an improv show at Upright Citizens Brigade in New York. "He announced on my birthday, on June 15, and I thought it was pretty silly at the time," Atamanuik recalled. Lots of reporters and commentators felt the same way. "But by August, I was like, 'Well, this guy's for real.' And I thought it would be funny to do him," the comedian said. Atamanuik's stock right rose along with Trump's. This year the comedian turned the Trump performance into a full-time gig, starring in 20 episodes of "The President Show" for Comedy Central. "It takes two hours to get into the makeup,"
Singer Aled Jones has said he is "deeply sorry" for any upset caused after allegations about his behaviour, but denied any "inappropriate contact". Responding to newspaper claims of inappropriate "messages", his spokesman said the Songs of Praise star accepted his behaviour more than a decade ago had been "occasionally juvenile". The spokesman said he had "voluntarily agreed not to go on the BBC whilst the matter is investigated". The BBC is not commenting on the story. Mr Jones's spokesman added that the allegations from a single female complainant of inappropriate messages and contact, reported in the Sun, did not relate to any broadcast work, and related to a matter more than 10 years ago.