Disney's next installment in the "Star Wars" saga has become Fandango's top advance ticket-seller of the year, the online ticket site reported on Tuesday. The film, which doesn't officially open in North America until Friday with previews beginning Thursday night, toppled another Disney production, "Beauty and the Beast," which came out in March, for the top spot. "The Last Jedi" is the biggest ticket pre-seller for Fandango since the series' last film, 2015's "Star Wars: The Force Awakens," which went on to become the biggest opening in film history. "The Last Jedi" debuts in more than 4,100 theaters domestically and is on track for an opening weekend in the $200 million range. However, some
A rare first edition of William Shakespeare's works has gone on display in a new museum at a public school. The copy of the 1623 First Folio - the first printed collection of his plays - is on show at the Old Chapel Museum in Stonyhurst College in Lancashire. It sits alongside items that belonged to Tudor and Stuart royalty A spokeswoman for the school, near Clitheroe, said the museum was "the culmination of five years of conservation work and research". The copy of the folio was bequeathed to the institution by former pupil Lord Arundel. William Shakespeare's First Folio It was compiled seven years after his death by his fellow actors and friends John Heminges and Henry Condell It is the only
To possibly combat any confusion over the selection of race car driver Arie Luyendyk Jr., who last vied for the heart of Emily Maynard on "The Bachelorette" Season 8 in 2012, the audience was treated to plenty of info about him. Without romantic sagas, how could Harrison claim we were in store for "the most dramatic rose ceremony ever"?
PBS has suspended distribution of "Tavis Smiley" amid "troubling allegations" against the news show's namesake host. The organization said Wednesday that it had hired an outside law firm to handle an investigation into the matter. "The inquiry uncovered multiple, credible allegations of conduct that is inconsistent with the values and standards of PBS, and the totality of this information led to today's decision," a statement from PBS reads. No details about the allegations were released. But Variety, which first reported PBS' suspension of Smiley's show, cited anonymous sources as saying that the investigation "found credible allegations that Smiley had engaged in sexual relationships with multiple
Harry Styles stepped in to host the Late Late Show after James Corden's wife went into labour just hours before it went on air. The former One Direction star told the audience he was filling in at the last minute as the couple had just had a baby girl. He said he had been at the hospital and had seen the new arrival before dashing to host the US show. "She looks a lot like James. Mainly because James looks like a giant baby". The singer joked that his appearance as a host was a "one time thing" unless the producers "liked what they see". It is the third child for James and his wife Julia Carey who also have son, Max, and daughter, Carey. James took to Twitter to announce the new baby's arrival
BBC Breakfast's presenters are swapping the comfort of their sofa for the stage as they prepare to sing at a one-off concert. Dan Walker, Louise Minchin, Naga Munchetty, Charlie Stayt, Steph McGovern and Mike Bushell have all been given singing lessons by choirmaster Wayne Ellington in preparation for the concert on Wednesday. They will appear at the Bridgewater Hall in Manchester alongside Ellington's Manchester Inspirational Voices choir, who were named BBC Songs of Praise Gospel Choir of the Year in 2016. The concert will take place in advance of BBC Breakfast's Big Singalong on 19 December, when six choirs from around the UK will perform and viewers will be urged to join in wherever they
We took to the streets of London to find out if you think 'man flu' is a real illness, as one health expert suggests it could be. Video journalists Emily Wolstencroft and Phoebe Frieze.