Entertainment briefs

Actor Vin Diesel poses at the world premiere of Marvel Studios' "Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2." in Hollywood on April 19.

‘Fate of the Furious’ Rides to Third Straight No. 1 while ‘Latin Lover’ Tops Tom Hanks in ‘The Circle’It has become a familiar story — “The Fate of the Furious” is, once again, the box office champ. The massively popular eighth episode in the Fast and Furious franchise earned $19.4 million this weekend from 4,077 locations, placing it securely in first place during a sputtering weekend, anticipating the summer season. After winning the domestic box office for three straight weeks, the Universal movie’s U.S. total stands at $192.7 million. Not only that, “Fate’s” global total officially crossed the $1 billion mark, making it the 21st highest grossing movie of all time behind 2006’s “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest.” Its total global sum stands at $1.06 billion.Filmmaker Michael Moore brings his political satire to BroadwayProvocative documentary maker Michael Moore is bringing politics to Broadway with a one-man show billed as “guaranteed to take audiences on a ride through the United States of Insanity.” Producers said on Monday that Moore, the Oscar-winning maker of thought-provoking films on guns, the war in Iraq and the U.S. health care system, will make his Broadway debut in July with “The Terms of My Surrender.”Cast of ‘The Godfather’ reunite for emotional 45th anniversaryAl Pacino was considered too short, Marlon Brando was required to do a screen test, and director Francis Ford Coppola was almost fired. The director and cast of “The Godfather” reminisced on Saturday in a 45th anniversary reunion in New York about the trials, perseverance and inspiration that resulted in the Oscar-winning Mafia movies.Celebrities embrace avant-garde challenge at 2017 Met GalaOn a
night when celebrities can let loose on their fashion choices, pop
princesses and Hollywood actress took it up a notch in the avant-garde
department at New York’s Met Gala on Monday. The 2017 Metropolitan
Museum of Art’s Costume Institute ball was themed “Rei Kawakubo/Comme
des Garçons: Art of the In-Between,” an homage to highly structured
creations of the Japanese designer and her avant-garde label.Hulu’s live-streaming service to include NBCUniversal networksHulu said on Monday its soon-to-be-launched live TV streaming service will include content from NBCUniversal’s networks. Following the deal with the Comcast Corp unit, Hulu’s live TV package will include all the four major broadcast networks, cable news channels and its streaming library for under $40 per month, the company said.Fox News reporter says she was shunned over article about health condition A Fox News contributor said in a lawsuit filed on Monday that she was taken off the air after writing an article about a medical condition that would likely leave her infertile, in the latest of a series of discrimination claims against the network. Diana Falzone, 34, said in the lawsuit in New York state court that despite writing many popular articles for Fox News’ website and routinely being praised for on-air appearances, she was abruptly sidelined in January, three days after the article about her struggle with endometriosis was published.Kendrick Lamar’s ‘Damn.’ holds steady atop Billboard 200 chartRapper Kendrick Lamar’s latest album “Damn.” held onto the top spot of the weekly U.S. Billboard 200 album chart on Monday, holding off Drake and Ed Sheeran. Lamar’s “Damn.,” which debuted atop the chart last week, sold a total of 238,000 album units in its second week of release, according to figures from Nielsen SoundScan.