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'Fantastic Beasts' Enchants With $8.75 Million at Thursday Box Office

Rowling's Wizarding World story . There's a lot still to find out about the future of this franchise, but the seeds are all being planted in Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them in some fashion, starting on November 18. Set in 1926, Fantastic Beasts takes place across the pond from Hogwarts as Newt Scamander arrives in NY (in a pretty Titanic-looking) boat, carrying a mysterious suitcase which houses - you guessed it - magical creatures.

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Florence Henderson Dead At 82

The former child actress, now 54, also sent a message to Henderson's four children outside the show. Susan Olsen, the actress who played Cindy on The Brady Bunch, is opening up about the death of the show's matriarch Florence Henderson. She made her movie debut in 1970 in "Song of Norway", based on the 1944 operetta with music by Norwegian composer Edvard Grieg. Maureen McCormick (pictured above with Artem Chigvintsev) and Florence Henderson had a stronger connection than most.

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Trump urged to denounce white nationalists supporters

Watch below as Martin challenges Spencer's ideologies, questions his facts and informs him that the Egyptians who built the pyramids were African people. Trump also moved to defend Stephen Bannon - the former Breitbart News head who has been appointed as Trump's chief strategist in the White House. Trump went on to argue that while the Breitbart website may "cover things" that are alt-right, that " Breitbart , first of all, is just a publication".

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U.S. Dollar Index (DXY) Retreats from the Highs

On Thursday, Fed Chair Janet Yellen gave testimony before the Joint Economic Committee of Congress. Yellen, like many other Fed speakers, reaffirmed that a rate hike is coming soon. South Korea's Kospi shed 0.4 percent to 1,972.64 while Hong Kong's Hang Seng rose 0.3 percent to 22,318.47. Botox maker Allergan retreated $8.20, or 4.1 percent, to $191.78 and biotech giant Amgen fell $2.13, or 1.4 percent, to $145.23.

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'Moana' to Surf Past $80 Million at Thanksgiving Box Office

It also way surpassed "Frozen's" preview numbers of $1.2 million - on Tuesday, " Moana " made a whopping $2.6 million, beating the previous Tuesday preview record of $1.3 million held by last year's "The Good Dinosaur". Overall, the animated film has all the right ingredients to make it a big box office success. It will battle the fourth weekend of DreamWorks Animations's "Trolls" and the third weekend of Disney's "Doctor Strange" for third place.

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Northern California woman found chained, beaten

The mother of two was last seen wearing a pink top and jogging alone on Sunrise Drive in Redding, California, according to a poster that was distributed in the search effort. An anonymous donor had offered to pay $100,000 (£80,000) ransom but officials did not confirm whether money was exchanged for her release. Koester provided few details about her sister's reunion with family members and what Papini may have said about the past three weeks.

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Thanksgiving Ruined For Kardashians, Family Super Stressed For West's Deteriorating

But life is like a box of chocolate sweets, never know what every piece contents. The reality star, 36, left the UCLA Medical Center where her husband is now being treated for 'temporary psychosis due to sleep deprivation and dehydration, ' to enjoy the American holiday.

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Kanye West Already 'Doing Much Better' After Being Hospitalized Following 'Mental Breakdown'

He just broke ", the source previously told ET. Kanye is now at the UCLA Medical Center, and his family-including Kim-are offering their support as he recovers. The rapper, who had abruptly cancelled the rest of his Saint Pablo Tour after nixing his LA-area concert three hours before it was to begin, was taken to hospital on a psychiatric hold Monday afternoon, according to TMZ .

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Man Calls Passengers "Hillary Bitches" During Pro-Trump Rant On A Flight

If over the previous year and a half you've experienced the scrutiny, the criticism, and the downright contempt from friends, family, co-workers, acquaintances, and even talking heads on TV for supporting Donald Trump for president, then perhaps you can identify with the desire to take a victory lap in the wake of the vindication provided by Trump's historic victory.

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Hurricane Otto kills 9 in Costa Rica

Costa Rican President Luis Guillermo Solis announced that three had been killed in or near the town of Bagaces, and a fourth person in an unspecified location. Nevertheless, Otto was the largest forming hurricane ever recorded in the region. Nicaragua closed schools and was evacuating more than 10,000 people from communities in the storm's path.

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Coloradoans to spend Thanksgiving at Standing Rock protest

Protesters against the Dakota Access oil pipeline congregate Monday, Nov. 21, 2016, near Cannon Ball, N.D., on a long-closed bridge on a state highway near their camp in southern North Dakota. One officer was injured when struck in the head with a rock. About 17 protesters were treated for hypothermia, according to local reports . "We don't throw grenades at people".

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Kanye West 'mentally and physically exhausted'

Insiders told Radar he was "paranoid", "hallucinating", and put on a suicide watch! Meanwhile, his dear wife, "Keeping Up With the Kardashians" actress Kim Kardashian West, visited him early morning on Thursday to spend Thanksgiving with him.

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Disney's 'Moana' melts 'Frozen' in pre-thanksgiving box office

Johnson and Cravalho were among the first to see the design when the plane was revealed in a hangar at the airline's home base at Honolulu International Airport. It was produced for more than $150 million and has a near ideal 97 percent score on Rotten Tomatoes - which is likely helping it sail to the high end of box office estimates.

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Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin reunite with family for Thanksgiving

In fact, ever the queen of class, Gwyneth Paltrow thanked both her ex-husband Chris Martin and her current boyfriend on Instagram! After Hollywood star Gwyneth Paltrow and Coldplay lead singer Chris Martin parted ways in 2014 - fans were disappointed, and hearts were broken.

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Angela Lansbury Doesn't Know Why BEAUTY AND THE BEAST is Being Remade

Angela Lansbury is sharing her thoughts on the live-action remake of Beauty and the Beast and she doesn't sound like a big fan of the idea! The legendary actress who also starred in the popular television series, "Agatha Christie's Murder She Wrote " is excited to see close friend Emma Thompson take on her role as Mrs.

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#AMAs: Ariana wins big, Drake scores his first

The Love Yourself singer could also nab awards for favourite song - pop/rock and favourite album - pop/rock, but he'll have to battle Drake once again, as well as Adele , to get there. He played "I Can't Stop Thinking About You" off his most recent album, 57th and 9th, The Police's iconic 1979 song "Message In A Bottle", and their 1983 hit "Every Breath You Take".

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WWE RAW Results: Goldberg Announces Another Shot For Title Match

Matter of fact, the entrances for both Goldberg and Brock Lesnar was longer than the actual match. In 1 minute, 26 seconds - the exact amount of time it took Goldberg to pin Lesnar - it became clear that wouldn't be the case. There were plenty of questions heading into Sunday - how much did Goldberg have in the tank at age 49? "I'll tell you what, I thought the Goldberg gimmick was going to be one and done jones".

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Could 'Moana' Topple 'Frozen' Five-Day Thanksgiving Box Office Record?

That would mark the second-best holiday opening of all time after fellow Disney title Frozen ($93.6 million) and the third best showing of any film after The Hunger Games - Catching Fire ($109.9 million) and Frozen . The film, which debuted to $74.4 million in North America this past weekend and $220 million worldwide, could give Moana a run for the No. 1 spot at the box office in its second week.

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Gay Date-Rape Serial Killer Jailed for Life in UK

Your browser doesn't recognise available video formats. He slipped fatal doses of the drug GHB into his victims drinks, raped them while unconscious and then dumped their bodies at a local cemetery. "We finally have justice for Jack and the other boys, " Taylor's sister Donna said outside court. Port has now been given a whole-life tariff - meaning he will never be able to apply for parole - and will now likely die in prison after being sentenced for four counts of murder, four counts of ...

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Justin Bieber Shed Tears for Selena Gomez; Selena Very Emotional?

Meanwhile, Bieber, who was also nominated for Artist of the Year and walked away with awards for Favorite Pop/Rock Male Artist, Favorite Pop/Rock Album ( Purpose ) and Favorite Pop/Rock Song ("Love Yourself"), goes 5-3 with gains in metrics across the board, including 159.7 percent in Twitter reactions (587,000) and 22.4 percent in Twitter reactions (1.5 million).

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Kim Kardashian West spent 8m on renovations

The celebrity site also cites "psychological problems" significant enough for his insurance policy to "almost certainly" cover the costs of cancelling the rest of his 21 dates for the Saint Pablo tour. "In 2016, he and Kim Kardashian West broke ground on a new Calabasas home by @axelvervoordt that remains under construction". Kim admitted that she had had to foot the entire bill which accumulated to $8 million.

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The Gilmore Girls revival finally revealed a long-hidden character

At one point, Sherman-Palladino joked to TCA press reporters that the last four words would come from mom Lorelai (Lauren Graham) to daughter Rory: "You're adopted.".@Netflix wants you to watch @GilmoreGirls with your mom. Maybe this isn't necessarily the end of the series (it's always a chance that it comes back down the road), but this is it for now. Palladino chimed in: "You're surrounded by people that don't give a flying f***".

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Ron Glass (from 'Barney Miller') Dies at 71

He began his career in Hollywood in episodes of " Sanford and Son ", "Hawaii Five-O" and " All in the Family " in the early '70s. Glass stated in an interview that he knew he wanted to act while he was in college. He was the enigmatic Shepherd Book in Joss Whedon's cult classic Firefly and the 2005 movie Serenity and played God's Cousin Rod in ABC's Teen Angel.

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Kim Kardashian Supporting Husband Kanye West Following Hospitalisation

Los Angeles Times reports that the personal doctor of Kanye West, Dr. Michael Farzam made the 911 call. After the Internet collectively bashed West , people started wondering what was going to be become of all the money he was set to make on his tour - around $30 million.

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Kanye West's breakdown saves him $30k fee

West's wife Kim Kardashian is said to be on her way to her husband's side, as she had to fly west from an event in NY to honor her late father, Robert Kardashian . The reality star was reportedly against the tour in the first place and wanted her husband to be with her while she recovers from her traumatic experience in Paris.

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Green Party's Stein files for recount in Wisconsin

What's the matter with third parties? The commission also said that at the moment it is still calculating the amount that it will charge from the Green Party for a recount . Does voting third party mean a Donald Trump victory? Stein is set to file for a recount in Wisconsin today, while the deadlines for MI and Pennsylvania are next week.

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Donald Trump: Fidel Castro is dead!

Police blocked off streets leading to Cafe Versailles, the quintessential Cuban American hotspot where strong cafecitos - sweetened espresso - were as common as a harsh word about Fidel Castro. Little Havana and Hialeah - Miami neighborhoods where many Cuban exiles settled - saw people dance, hug, and exchange comments like "it took so long", and "now only Raul is missing".

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Texans' Osweiler bothered by 'distracting' laser vs. Raiders

Joe Nedney is the only other player to score in Mexico, the US and the U.K. Five other players have scored in Canada, the U.K. and the USA: running back Steven Jackson and kickers Robbie Gould, Matt Bryant, Dan Carpenter and Jay Feely. "There were some missed tackles". But sure, let's say the refs made the correct call on that one. "But on a positive note, we held them to 30 yards rushing.

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FBI Closes Inquiry Into Brad Pitt Child Abuse Allegations

Brad Pitt is seeing another famous actress! Because the alleged incident took place during a flight, it fell under the FBI's jurisdiction. The altercation was rumored to be so bad that it spurred Jolie to file for divorce . Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie started dating in 2005, the same year that he divorced Jennifer Aniston . Herzog claimed that Pitt is secretly seeing someone.

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5 interesting things you might have missed in Fantastic Beasts

Even before Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them hit theaters this weekend, we knew that the future of what is now a five-film franchise would have a focus on the villainous plans of Gellert Grindelwald , played by Johnny Depp . In other territories, Fantastic Beasts earned $143 million, reports Deadline . Surprisingly, the movie has a great sense of adventure, much like the Harry Potter series.

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Cowboys Hall of Fame QBs never did what rookie Prescott has

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - Dak Prescott showed off his strong arm even when effectively using his feet in yet another victory. Tony Romo hasn't played a regular-season game for the Cowboys since their Thanksgiving Day game last season, when he broke his collarbone for the second time in a matter of months.

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Wisconsin state to recount votes after Trump's win

President-elect Donald Trump won by a little more than 10,000 votes in MI, almost 30,000 votes in Wisconsin, and less than 70,000 in Pennsylvania. Wisconsin's Election Commission said it's preparing to move forward with a statewide recount following her request.

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Sanders has a message for Trump

Last week, former presidential candidate Bernie Sanders emerged as one of the most prominent voices in the anti-Trump coalition. Over the weekend Sanders wrote in The Times that when his run for president ended that he pledged to my supporters that the political revolution would continue.

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The X Factor week 8 Louis Loves song choices revealed

However before he got to speak, Simon Cowell jumped to his feet and it was clear that something was happening on stage. The last remaining boy in the competition, Matt Terry, will take on former X Factor winners Little Mix's Secret Love Song Pt.

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Fidel Castro Was Obsessed With A Genetically Engineered Cow

In an interview with Sean Hannity nearly two years ago, Cruz said that President Obama's decision to reestablish relations with Cuba was a "tragic mistake" and called it "a danger to our national security interests". "It's a mix of emotions, I'm happy he's dead, but I'm celebrating hope". Trump laid into the revolutionary's record on human rights and pledged to help Cubans "finally begin their journey toward prosperity and liberty" after he takes over the world's most powerful post in ...


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