This week in entertainment news

Actor Chris Pratt signs autographs at the world premiere of Marvel Studios' "Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2." in Hollywood

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2′ Rockets to No. 1 with $145 millionAnd just like that, Star-Lord and his band of super buddies are back on top of the box office. “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2” blasted into domestic theaters this weekend to kick off the summer box office to the tune of $145 million at 4,347 locations. The latest from Disney and Marvel was expected to make $140 million, but possibly more by some analysts considering the studio’s track record and enthusiasm that the first go-around generated.’Alien’ director Ridley Scott ‘heads for wider universe’ in latest installmentRidley Scott, the English director of three of the sci-fi horror “Alien” films, says he is heading into a wider universe with the latest in the series: “Alien: Covenant.” The franchise has produced nearly 40 years of sequels and prequels, numerous books, toys and video games. The 2012 prequel “Prometheus” marked Scott’s return to the story, 33 years after the original.Country singer Loretta Lynn hospitalized after suffering strokeCountry music singer Loretta Lynn was hospitalized after a suffering a stroke at her home in Hurricane Mills, Tenn., her official website said Friday. Lynn, 85, was admitted to a Nashville hospital on Thursday where she is “under medical care and is responsive and expected to make a full recovery,” a statement on said.