BartCop Entertainment Archives - Tuesday, 4 November, 2014


4 November, 2014

(Updated Daily)

[1134 days in a row]


Recommended Reading

from Bruce

Paul Krugman: Business Vs. Economics (NY Times)
Why corporate chieftains and money managers give such bad advice about the economy.

Sam Jackson: 5 Unknown People Who Secretly Made All Your Favorite Music (Cracked)
What sucks about the entertainment industry is that usually a very small group of very pretty people get all of the credit for work done by an army of talented folks behind the scenes. For instance, the odds are overwhelming that you know who Nicki Minaj is, but don't know who writes her songs -- even though she'd be nothing without them. So occasionally we like to take a moment to shine the spotlight on where it really belongs

Dennis Hong, Teddem Yee, Rachel P.: 5 Things You Won't Believe Can Brainwash You on Election Day (Cracked)
Nov. 4 is Election Day in America, something that a huge percentage of you didn't even know because it's one of those off-year elections that nobody votes in. But that actually means that the people who do show up to elect a new congress for the world's lone superpower will wield an incredible amount of power. When no one else votes, the man willing to leave his sofa is king.

GDP Performance for Unified and Divided Government (Politics That Work)
"Look at this graph. The red line shows how he economy did in years when Republicans controlled both Congress and the Presidency (rotten!); the green: how it did in years of divided government (better!); the blue: how it did with just Democrats (great!)." - Andrew Tobias

Andrew Tobias: "Be Healthier AND Wealthier: Vote Democrat"

Jessica Valenti: The secret to success? 'Bitchiness' (Guardian)
Take it from Amy Poehler: modesty and niceness are overrated - and they are not the traits of wildly successful women.

Helen Lewis: All public art is a political statement - the best marks a rich, changing society (Guardian)
From white male heroes to bronze single mothers, our choices reflect shifts in prevailing attitudes.

David Bruce: Wise Up! Courage (Athens News)
Clara Harlowe Barton risked her life working as a nurse during Civil War battles. On a battlefield, she was giving a soldier a drink of water when a bullet tore through her skirt and hit the soldier, killing him.

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Trivia Question of the Day

A shake, an informal unit of time, is equal to how many nanoseconds?


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Trivia Question from Yesterday

In 1895, the modern idea of daylight saving time (DST) was proposed by George Vernon Hudson, a citizen of what country?

      New Zealand                                                      Source

Daylight saving time (DST) or summer time is the practice of advancing clocks during summer months, so people get up earlier in the morning and experience more daylight in the evening. Typically, users of DST adjust clocks forward one hour near the start of spring and adjust them backward in the autumn.

The New Zealander George Vernon Hudson proposed the modern idea of daylight saving in 1895. Germany and Austria-Hungary organized the first implementation, starting on 30 April 1916. Many countries have used it at various times since then, particularly since the energy crisis of the 1970s.        Source

Charlie was first, and correct, with:
   New Zealand

Alan J wrote:
   New Zealand

Adam answered:
   New Zealand

Deborah replied:
   The New Zealander George Vernon Hudson proposed the modern idea of daylight saving in 1895.
  I'm not a fan of artificial manipulation of time. Just let the sun rise and set already. /rant over/

Marian responded:
   English born but lived in New Zealand

Jim from CA, retired to ID, said:
   The New Zealander George Vernon Hudson proposed the modern idea of daylight saving in 1895

DJ Useo replied:
   He was from New Zealand, which makes sense, as I've never heard of ANYONE from old Zealand.
  I don't care for DLS, but my Spouse loves it. To each their own, I suppose.

Draggy Dale of Diamond Springs, Norfallcali answered:
   Prior to January 1, 1948, New Zealanders were only British subjects and New Zealand had the same nationality legislation as the United Kingdom and other Commonwealth countries (see also British nationality law). Damn Imperialists! George Vernon Hudson was an Entomologist that thought of having more time in the evening to observe and gather his bugs. I just wish that the powers that be would either leave it one way or the other. The older I get the weirder the time changes affect my effectuations.

MAM   wrote:
   New Zealand

Randall took the day off.

Joe S     took the day off.

Lois Of Oregon took the day off.

Sally is on hiatus.

BttbBob   is semi-retired.

  November 4 Birthdays - Celebrities Born November 4 | Famous Birthdays



Middle Class Political Economist

Now a Blogger-Columnist at US News and World Reports "Economic Intelligence"



Reader Suggestion

Michelle in AZ

On The Trail To Preserve Appalachia's Bounty Of Heirloom Crops : The Salt : NPR

Betty White, The Golden Girl From The Golden Days Of Television : NPR

Millions of Native American records added to genealogy website | Life and style | The Guardian

French museums face a cultural change over restitution of colonial objects | World news | The Guardian

Lupita Nyong'o named Glamour Woman of the Year -

Midterms: For GOP, the 'blue wall' awaits (Opinion) -

Test pilot's workplace a cold, harsh environment -
     Aren't we just all filled with arrogant hubris, eh?

Thanks, Michelle!



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From The Creator of 'Avery Ant'

"The Problem With Young People Today"

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from Marc Perkel


Hello Bartcop fans,

As you all know the untimely passing of Terry was unexpected, even by him. We all knew he had cancer but we all thought he had some years left. So some of us who have worked closely with him over the years are scrambling around trying to figure out what to do. My job, among other things, is to establish communications with the Bartcop community and provide email lists and groups for those who might put something together. Those who want to play an active roll in something coming from this, or if you are one of Bart's pillars, should send an email to

Bart's final wish was to pay off the house mortgage for Mrs. Bart who is overwhelmed and so very grateful for the support she has received. Anyone wanting to make a donation can click on this the yellow donate button on

But - I need you all to help keep this going. This note isn't going to directly reach all of Bart's fans. So if you can repost it on blogs and discussion boards so people can sign up then when we figure out what's next we can let more people know. This list is just over 600 but like to get it up to at least 10,000 pretty quick. So here's the signup link for this email list.
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Last Night

Sunny and warmer.

Tonight, Tuesday:

CBS begins the night with a RERUN 'NCIS: The 3rd One', followed by a RERUN 'NCIS: The Original One', then 'CBS News: Election Coverage'.
On a RERUN Dave (from 10/17/14) are Jessica Chastain, Lenny Marcus, and Foo Fighters.
On a RERUN Craig (from 10/15/14) are Zoe Saldana and T.J. Miller.

NBC starts the night with a FRESH 'The Voice', followed by a FRESH 'Marry Me', then a FRESH 'About A Boy', then 'NBC News Decision 2014'.
Scheduled on a FRESH Jimmy Fallon are Savannah Guthrie, Matt Lauer, Felicity Jones, and FKA Twigs.
Scheduled on a FRESH Seth Meyers are Martin Short, Coco Rocha, and Simon Rich.
Scheduled on a FRESH Carson 'The Scab' Daly are Megan Amram, the Melvins, and Dataclysm.

ABC opens the night with a FRESH 'Selfie', followed by another FRESH 'Selfie', then the FRESH 'Marvel: 75 Yeas, From Pulp To Pop!', followed by '2014: Your Voice Your Vote'.
Scheduled on a FRESH Jimmy Kimmel are Maya Rudolph, Michael Chiklis, and Kenny Chesney.

The CW offers a RERUN 'The Flash', followed by a RERUN 'Supernatural'.

Faux has a FRESH 'MasterChef Junior', followed by a FRESH 'New Girl', then a FRESH 'The Mindy Project'.

MY recycles an old 'L&O: CI', followed by another old 'L&O: CI'.

A&E has all old 'Storage Wars' all night.

AMC offers the movie 'The Da Vinci Code', followed by the movie 'Jurassic Park'.

BBC  -   
 [6:00AM]    BBC World News
 [7:00AM]    BBC World News
 [8:00AM]    Doctor Who - Season 2 - Ep 10 - Love & Monsters
 [9:00AM]    Doctor Who - Season 2 - Ep 11 - Fear Her
 [10:00AM]    Atlantis - Season 1 - Episode 6
 [11:00AM]    Star Trek: The Next Generation - Season 5 - Ep 1 - Redemption (Part 2)
 [12:00PM]    Star Trek: The Next Generation - Season 5 - Ep 2 - Darmok
 [1:00PM]    Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares UK - Season 1 - Ep 3 - Walnut Tree
 [2:00PM]    Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares US - Season 4 - Ep 2 - Classic American
 [3:00PM]    Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares US - Season 5 - Ep 2 - Leone's
 [4:00PM]    The Blue Planet-Ep 7 - Tidal Seas
 [5:00PM]    The Blue Planet-Ep 8 - Coasts
 [6:00PM]    Planet Earth: Life-Ep 8 - Creatures of the Deep
 [7:00PM]    Planet Earth-Ep 9 - Shallow Seas
 [8:00PM]    Planet Earth-Ep 10 - Seasonal Forests
 [9:00PM]    Hidden Habitats-Ep 15 - Making Worlds NEW
 [9:30PM]    Hidden Habitats-Ep 16 - The Secret To Their Success NEW
 [10:00PM]    Planet Earth: Life-Ep 2 - Reptiles and Amphibians
 [11:00PM]    Planet Earth-Ep 9 - Shallow Seas
 [12:00AM]    Hidden Habitats-Ep 15 - Making Worlds
 [12:30AM]    Hidden Habitats-Ep 16 - The Secret To Their Success
 [1:00AM]    Planet Earth: Life-Ep 2 - Reptiles and Amphibians
 [2:00AM]    Planet Earth-Ep 10 - Seasonal Forests
 [3:00AM]    Planet Earth: Life-Ep 8 - Creatures of the Deep
 [4:00AM]    Wild Things with Dominic Monaghan - Season 2 - Ep 1 - Giant Spitting Cobra
 [5:00AM]    Wild Things with Dominic Monaghan - Season 2 - Ep 2 - Ghost Bat    (ALL TIMES EST)

Bravo has 'Below Deck', another 'Below Deck', followed by a FRESH 'Below Deck', then another FRESH 'Below Deck'.

Comedy Central has 'South Park', 'Tosh.0', another 'Tosh.0', still another 'Tosh.0', yet another 'Tosh.0', still another 'Tosh.0', followed by a FRESH 'Tosh.0', then a FRESH 'Brickleberry'.
Scheduled on a FRESH Jon Stewart is Reince Priebus (R-Puto).
Scheduled on a FRESH Colbert Report is Andrew Sullivan.

FX has 'Mike & Molly', followed by the movie 'Total Recall', then a FRESH 'Sons Of Anarchy'.

History has 'The Curse Of Oak Island', another 'The Curse Of Oak Island', followed by a FRESH 'The Curse Of Oak Island', then a FRESH 'Search For The Lost Giants'.

IFC  -   
 [9:45AM]    MIMIC
 [12:00PM]    ALIEN 3
 [9:00PM]    KILL BILL: VOL. 2
 [12:00AM]    V FOR VENDETTA
 [2:45AM]    KILL BILL: VOL. 2

Sundance  -   
 [6:00AM]    Rectify-Weird As You
 [7:00AM]    Dream School-Dean Winters & Finance Guru Alvin Hall
 [8:00AM]    Cold Mountain
 [11:15AM]    Glory
 [1:45PM]    Stir of Echoes
 [4:00PM]    Escape From New York
 [6:00PM]    The Dead Pool
 [8:00PM]    The Dead Pool
 [10:00PM]    Man on Fire
 [1:15AM]    Sudden Impact
 [3:45AM]    Escape From New York
 [5:45AM]    Love Lust-Love Lust & Street Eats    (ALL TIMES EST)

SyFy has 'Z Nation', another 'Z Nation', still another 'Z Nation', and 'Ghost Hunters'.

Scheduled on a FRESH Conan are Dr. Phil McGraw, Joshua Jackson, and PHOX.

TCM spends the night with Bob Hope
 [7:15 AM]      Show People (1928)     SILENT 
 [8:45 AM]      Torrent (1926)     SILENT 
 [10:15 AM]      Camille (1921)    SILENT 
 [11:30 AM]      MGM Parade Show #33 (1955)
 [12:00 PM]      Rawhide (1951)
 [1:30 PM]      The Lusty Men (1952)
 [3:30 PM]      I'll Cry Tomorrow (1955)
 [5:30 PM]      Ada (1961)
 [7:30 PM]      Now Playing November (2014)
 [8:00 PM]      The Cat and the Canary (1939)
 [9:30 PM]      My Favorite Blonde (1942)
 [11:00 PM]      My Favorite Brunette (1947)
 [12:45 AM]      The Seven Little Foys (1955)
 [2:30 AM]      The Princess And The Pirate (1944)
 [4:15 AM]      Road to Bali (1953)

Wednesday   -  11/05/14

TCM spends the day with Joel McCrea, who was born on this day in 1905.
 [6:00 AM]      The Sport Parade (1932)
 [7:15 AM]      Bird of Paradise (1932)
 [8:45 AM]      The Common Law (1932)
 [10:15 AM]      Rockabye (1932)
 [11:30 AM]      Bed of Roses (1933)
 [12:45 PM]      Chance at Heaven (1934)
 [2:00 PM]      Gambling Lady (1934)
 [3:15 PM]      Woman Wanted (1935)
 [4:30 PM]      The Most Dangerous Game (1932)
 [5:45 PM]      Foreign Correspondent (1940)

 [8:00 PM]      Nicholas and Alexandra (1971)
 [11:15 PM]      Anastasia (1956)
 [1:15 AM]      Rasputin, the Mad Monk (1966)
 [3:00 AM]      The Rise Of Catherine The Great (1934)
 [5:00 AM]      Secrets of the French Police (1932)     (ALL TIMES EST)

USA has a FRESH 'Chrisley Knows Best', followed by a FRESH 'Benched'.

Antenna TV

Bounce TV

Cozi TV

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RTV - The Retro Television Network

This TV

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Actress Kathy Griffin attends the "Make Equality Reality" event held in Beverly Hills, California November 3, 2014.
Photo by Phil McCarten


The Sideshow - by Avedon Carol


Marks 45th Birthday

Sesame Street

You don't get to be the longest-running children's show in U.S. TV history by doing the same thing over and over. So even though parents who grew up watching "Sesame Street" can still see old favorites like Big Bird, things on the street have changed since the show debuted 45 years ago on Nov. 10, 1969.

Cookie Monster now exercises self-control and sometimes eats fruits and vegetables. Millions of kids watch the show on phones and computers instead of TV. And there's less time spent on the street with human characters. They're just not energetic enough for today's viewers.

In Britain, a BBC kids' show, "Blue Peter," is even older - on since 1958 - but that "Sesame Street" still exists in the U.S. at all, given the competition here, says a lot. In 1973, it was one of two shows on U.S. television for preschoolers. Now it's competing with 84 kids' shows on TV and countless others online. Yet "Sesame Street" still holds its own, ranking 20th among kids ages 2 to 5 with 850,000 viewers per TV episode, according to Sesame Workshop, the nonprofit organization behind the show.

But now half the viewers watch it in digital formats. Options include,, Netflix, Amazon, iTunes and some 50 apps. A "Sesame Street" YouTube channel has a million subscribers and 1.5 billion views. And touchscreens have been "a magic wand for us in terms of engagement," says "Sesame Street" senior vice president Scott Chambers. Kids can trace letters or point to colors or shapes, and the app provides positive reinforcement.

Sesame Street


Writer and activist Gloria Steinem (L) and actress Salma Hayek attend the "Make Equality Reality" event held in Beverly Hills, California November 3, 2014.
Photo by Phil McCarten


Public Domain

Sherlock Holmes

The US Supreme Court refused to hear a petition by the heirs of author Sir Arthur Conan Doyle on Monday, leaving the adventures of fictional crime solver Sherlock Holmes in the public domain.

A ruling by an appeals court in June allowed a US writer and editor to publish a book whose characters were inspired by the Scottish writer, without paying royalties.

In that decision the court ruled that, since the characters in the Sherlock Holmes books were created before 1923, they can no longer be protected by copyright.

Since the Supreme Court took no action on the challenge, the appeals court decision remains in effect.

Sherlock Holmes


Newhead News


Back On 'Tonight'


Jay Leno is coming back to the "Tonight" show - at least for one night.

The show's former host will be a guest on Jimmy Fallon's version of "Tonight" on Friday. It will be the first time he's been back at the NBC institution since signing off after nearly 22 years as host last February.

Leno briefly appeared in one of Fallon's TV parodies, "House of Cue Cards," but has not returned as a guest.

There was some talk after Leno left that he might make a guest appearance on David Letterman's competing CBS show. That hasn't happened yet, but the "Late Show" said Leno has a "standing offer" to appear before Letterman retires next year.



Bobby Farrelly (L-R), Joey McFarland, Jim Carrey, Peter Farrelly, Jeff Daniels, Riza Aziz and Swizz Beatz pose at the world premiere of the film "Dumb and Dumber To" in Los Angeles, November 3, 2014.
Photo by Danny Moloshok


Fell In Vegas Jail

Marion 'Suge' Knight

Rap music figure Marion "Suge" Knight will post bail and return to California to face a robbery charge following treatment at a Las Vegas hospital for a blood clot in his chest discovered after he fell in jail, his attorneys said Monday.

A judge set bail at $75,000 for the 49-year-old Knight, who attorneys Richard Schonfeld and Julie Raye said also was being treated for a painful bruise on the back of his head and neck after falling back against a metal post while doctors checked him in jail on Thursday for dizziness and chest pain.

Raye traced Knight's medical problems to six bullet wounds she said Knight suffered in an early Aug. 24 shooting at a West Hollywood nightclub. Two other people also were injured in the gunfire at 1OAK on Sunset Boulevard. Authorities have not identified a suspect.

Raye said she visited Knight in the hospital on Friday and Sunday. She said Knight had said he felt short of breath Thursday before appearing before a Las Vegas judge who reduced a June 2013 suspended license charge to a parking ticket and fined Knight $190 on what had been a suspended license warrant.

Marion 'Suge' Knight


Wake-up Call


Told To STFU

Navy SEALs

The commander of US Navy SEALs has issued a stinging rebuke to troops who have broken the elite force's hallowed tradition of secrecy and humility by publishing memoirs and speaking to the media.

Days after the Fox News network announced it would broadcast a documentary with a commando who claims to have shot Osama bin Laden, Rear Admiral Brian Losey, the head of Naval Special Warfare Command, wrote to his troops denouncing anyone who seeks fame or fortune by revealing details of secret missions.

"A critical tenet of our Ethos is 'I do not advertise the nature of my work, nor seek recognition for my actions,'" Losey and the top enlisted sailor, Force Master Chief Michael Magaraci, wrote in the letter, obtained by AFP on Monday.

The strict code of humble anonymity represented a "life-long commitment and obligation" and those who flouted it were no longer teammates "in good standing," it said.

The commander warned in the letter that "we will actively seek judicial consequence for members who wilfully violate the law" by revealing classified information.

Navy SEALs


Actress Carrie Fisher and guest pose at the world premiere of the film "Dumb and Dumber To" in Los Angeles, November 3, 2014.
Photo by Danny Moloshok


Ex-Officers Urge Peace With Palestinians


Over 100 former high-ranking Israeli army members, police officers and spy chiefs have called on Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to pursue peace with the Palestinians, media reported Monday.

"We, the undersigned, reserve IDF (army) commanders and retired police officers, who have fought in Israel's military campaigns, know first-hand of the heavy and painful price exacted by wars," 105 signatories said in a joint letter addressed to Netanyahu.

It called on Netanyahu to embark on a "courageous initiative" and make peace with the Palestinians and other Arab states.

The website said the letter was the brainchild of major general Amnon Reshef, a former armoured corps commander.



Actress Ellen Burstyn arrives for the premiere of the film "Interstellar" in New York November 3, 2014.
Photo by Carlo Allegri


Polish Official Criticizes US

Roman Polanski

An adviser to the Polish president accused U.S. authorities on Monday of "absolute ignorance" in seeking the arrest of film director Roman Polanski, a Holocaust survivor, while he was in Poland last week for the opening of a Jewish history museum.

The comments underline the dilemma of Poland in the face of continued attempts by the U.S. to seek Polanski's arrest on 1977 charges of having sex with a minor.

Poland is a close U.S. ally. But the Polish political class has shown a strong aversion to arresting and extraditing the Oscar-winning Polish-French filmmaker, who made his first films in Poland and is admired as a representative of Polish culture.

"I think that Polish citizens, especially in cases of crimes whose statute of limitations have run out, should not be subject to extradition," Prime Minister Ewa Kopacz said when asked about the Polanski case.

Polanski, 81, who lives in France, attended the opening of the POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews in Warsaw on Oct. 28 before traveling to Krakow, his childhood city. Polish authorities questioned him there because of the U.S. request, but refused to arrest him.

Roman Polanski


U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and Austrian singer and Eurovision Song Contest winner Conchita Wurst, from left, wave after Wurst's performance during the Secretary-General's visit to the United Nations in Vienna at the International Center in Vienna, Austria, Monday, Nov. 3, 2014.
Photo by Ronald Zak


American Arrested Over Photo


A 70-year-old American man who came to the United Arab Emirates to speak at a conference on creative thinking was arrested last month for taking a photograph of a subject deemed off-limits by authorities, his daughter and a friend said Monday.

Robert Alan Black is the latest foreigner to be arrested for breeching rules limiting what can be photographed in the oil-rich Gulf federation. The country is an important American ally that boasts cutting-edge architecture, including a vertical disc-shaped office building and the world's tallest tower.

Black's daughter, Jessica Beasley, said she is concerned about her father's health in jail and believes any inappropriate pictures that the Athens, Georgia, man may have taken were unintentional.

A number of foreigners have been prosecuted by a state security court in recent years for taking pictures of subjects deemed prohibited by Emirati authorities, such as palaces or embassies.



Kalamadalam Shanmukhan performs in a Kathakali at the Indian Cultural Center and Temple in Eads, Tenn., Sunday, Nov. 2, 2014. It takes the actor performing the Indian classical dance drama that dates back to the 17th century five to six hours to get into costume for the performance. Shanmukhan played the role of Ravana from the epic Ramayana.
Photo by Mike Brown


Fluffing Pooti


A memorial to Apple Inc founder Steve Jobs has been dismantled in the Russian city of St Petersburg after the man who succeeded him at the helm of the company, Tim Cook, came out as gay.

The two-meter (more than six-feet) high monument, in the shape of an iPhone, was erected outside a St Petersburg college in January 2013 by a Russian group of companies called ZEFS.

Citing the need to abide by a law combating "gay propaganda", ZEFS said in a statement on Monday that the memorial had been removed on Friday -- the day after Apple CEO Cook had announced he was homosexual.

"In Russia, gay propaganda and other sexual perversions among minors are prohibited by law," ZEFS said, noting that the memorial had been "in an area of direct access for young students and scholars".

"After Apple CEO Tim Cook publicly called for sodomy, the monument was taken down to abide to the Russian federal law protecting children from information promoting denial of traditional family values."



Shi'ite Muslims perform with fire during commemorations for Ashoura in Najaf, November 3, 2014. Ashoura, which falls on the 10th day of the Islamic month of Muharram, commemorates the death of Imam Hussein, grandson of Prophet Mohammad, who was killed in the seventh century battle of Kerbala.
Photo by Alaa Al-Marjani


Up For Auction


An early Apple device sold by Steve Jobs from his parents' garage goes under the hammer in New York next month valued at $400,000-600,000 in an increasingly competitive computer relic market.

Christie's says the Apple-1 is the only surviving such computer documented to have been sold directly by the late Apple founder to a customer from the garage in Los Altos, California.

The Apple-1 is considered a vanguard of the personal computer revolution, being the first pre-assembled personal computer ever sold.

Christie's says its estimated value of $400,000 to $600,000 is the highest pre-sale estimate for an Apple-1 offered at auction.



Prince's "Love" guitar is pictured on display at Julien's Auctions for the upcoming "Icons & Idols: Rock n Roll" auction in Beverly Hills, California November 3, 2014. The guitar is expected to be auctioned off between $8,000 - $10,000.
Photo by Kevork Djansezian


Weekend Box Office - Updated


Ahead of Election Day, Hollywood had its own version of a recount. "Ouija" squeaked past "Nightcrawler" in final tallies to belatedly claim the top spot at the box office.

Estimates Sunday had the two films in a dead heat with $10.9 million each. But actual receipts Monday confirmed "Ouija" narrowly surpassed "Nightcrawler." The supernatural thriller earned $10.7 million in its second weekend, while the Jake Gyllenhaal noir took in $10.4 million.

The top 20 movies at U.S. and Canadian theaters Friday through Sunday, followed by distribution studio, gross, number of theater locations, average receipts per location, total gross and number of weeks in release, as compiled Monday by Rentrak, are:

    1. "Ouija," Universal, $10,740,980, 2,899 locations, $3,705 average, $34,803,950, 2 weeks.
    2. "Nightcrawler," Open Road, $10,441,000, 2,766 locations, $3,775 average, $10,441,000, 1 week.
    3. "Fury," Sony, $8,819,506, 3,313 locations, $2,662 average, $60,156,907, 3 weeks.
    4. "Gone Girl," 20th Century Fox, $8,480,992, 2,834 locations, $2,993 average, $136,282,506, 5 weeks.
    5. "The Book Of Life," 20th Century Fox, $8,206,797, 2,794 locations, $2,937 average, $40,430,592, 3 weeks.
    6. "John Wick ," Lionsgate, $7,994,044, 2,589 locations, $3,088 average, $27,533,170, 2 weeks.
    7. "St. Vincent," The Weinstein Company, $7,226,450, 2,552 locations, $2,832 average, $19,001,327, 4 weeks.
    8. "Alexander And The Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day," Disney, $6,585,707, 2,896 locations, $2,274 average, $53,726,331, 4 weeks.
    9. "The Judge," Warner Bros., $3,364,195, 1,942 locations, $1,732 average, $39,513,928, 4 weeks.
   10. "Dracula Untold," Universal, $2,983,825, 1,913 locations, $1,560 average, $52,896,750, 4 weeks.
   11. "The Best Of Me," Relativity Media, $2,736,279, 2,327 locations, $1,176 average, $21,894,683, 3 weeks.
   12. "Birdman," Fox Searchlight, $2,390,377, 231 locations, $10,348 average, $4,884,635, 3 weeks.
   13. "The Maze Runner," 20th Century Fox, $2,272,263, 1,620 locations, $1,403 average, $97,002,434, 7 weeks.
   14. "Annabelle," Warner Bros., $1,959,047, 1,755 locations, $1,116 average, $82,459,183, 5 weeks.
   15. "Before I Go to Sleep," Freestyle Releasing, $1,843,347, 1,935 locations, $953 average, $1,843,347, 1 week.
   16. "The Equalizer," Sony, $1,782,064, 1,108 locations, $1,608 average, $96,440,830, 6 weeks.
   17. "The Boxtrolls," Focus Features, $786,168, 812 locations, $968 average, $48,607,705, 6 weeks.
   18. "Dear White People," Roadside Attractions, $743,175, 392 locations, $1,896 average, $2,841,724, 3 weeks.
   19. "Addicted," Lionsgate, $673,432, 555 locations, $1,213 average, $16,444,683, 4 weeks.
   20. "Saw 10th Anniversary," Lionsgate, $650,051, 2,063 locations, $315 average, $650,051, 1 week.




In Memory

Tom Magliozzi

Tom Magliozzi, one half of the brother duo who hosted National Public Radio's "Car Talk," where they bantered with callers and commiserated over their car problems, died Monday of complications from Alzheimer's disease, the news organization said. He was 77.

"Car Talk" was NPR's most popular entertainment program for years, reaching more than 4 million people a week on more than 600 radio stations across the country.

It continued to be a top-rated show even after the brothers stopped taping live shows in 2012, and the network began airing repurposed and archived materials.

The duo, which called themselves "Click and Clack, the Tappet Brothers," dispensed humour and advice about repairing cars. They ended their shows with a catchphrase - "Don't drive like my brother" - delivered in their signature Boston accents.

In a statement posted on Car Talk's website, Ray Magliozzi affectionately teased his late brother, who was 12 years his senior: "Turns out he wasn't kidding....He really couldn't remember last week's puzzler."

The Magliozzis were an unlikely radio duo.

The Cambridge, Massachusetts, mechanics and Massachusetts Institute of Technology graduates began their show on WBUR, Boston's NPR affiliate, in 1977 as volunteers. The weekly program became nationally broadcast starting in 1987 after building a steady local following.

Magliozzi was born June 28, 1937, in a largely Italian-American section of East Cambridge. According to NPR, he was the first in his family to attend college, earning a chemical engineering degree from MIT.

Magliozzi is survived by his first and second wives, three children, five grandchildren, and his close companion of recent years, Sylvia Soderberg, NPR said in a statement. In lieu of followers, the family has requested fans make a donation in his memory to either their local NPR station or the Alzheimer's Association.

Tom Magliozzi



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