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‘Black Panther’ just became North America’s highest-grossing superhero movie

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After the remarkable string of weekends it’s been having, it was really just a matter of time before Black Panther wrestled the top spot from his fellow Avengers. As of today, the Ryan Coogler-directed film is North America’s highest grossing superhero film of all-time (not adjusted for inflation, mind).

The news comes via The Hollywood Reporter, which notes that the film has pulled in $624 million on the continent, roaring past 2012’s The Avengers, which made $623.4 million. The film, which cost around $200 million, is now one of only seven movies to make more than $600 million, domestically.

Black Panther has been pulling in money at a steady clip since opening, with a record-setting $218 million opening weekend. Worldwide, it’s pulled in $1.2 billion and is on-track to become the third highest-grossing superhero film internationally, behind the first two Avengers films. The third Avengers film, Infinity War, is due out on April 27.

Even more so than those films, however, Black Panther has become a cultural touchstone for moviegoers, and, hopefully, a wake up call for Hollywood, which has traditionally shied away from diversity in film. Those who still haven’t seen it, can check out Anthony’s review here — or just take my word that it’s awesome.

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‘I was molested by our house-help at the age of 10’ – Made In Gidi housemate, Shile says

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Olasile Sotuminu, one of the housemates from the just concluded season one of the Made In Gidi reality show has revealed that he was sexually molested at the age of 10 by his parents house help.

 

Tweeting this morning, he wrote, ‘I really don’t like getting too close to ladies, because the moment you get too close and start sharing secrets, you become vulnerable and an average woman will always think good of herself before considering you at every point’.

 

 

He went on to say, ‘guess the genesis was when our househelp started molesting me at age 10. It all began with checking out Pee-Pee, till when she started taking me at every quiet angle of the house, and the fear of maximum beating from mum won’t even make me voice out’.

 

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Pete Davidson breaks silence on Ariana Grande split

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Pete Davidson has finally broken his silence on his recent split from pop star Ariana Grande. The star appeared at a comedy show over the weekend where he tried to make light of his heartbreak.

The 24-year-old “Saturday Night Live” star co-hosted a comedy show titled “Judd & Pete for America” with Judd Apatow organized by the liberal group Swing Left, at Largo at the Coronet in West Hollywood on Saturday. While performing live on stage, his very public breakup with Grande was unavoidable.

As previously reported, the duo broke off their engagement a week ago after rushing into a highly public romance. The couple reportedly decided that this wasn’t the right time for their relationship to take off in a significant way, but still have love for each other and aren’t ruling out the possibility of re-igniting their relationship at some point in the future.

However, Davidson’s tone seemed significantly less hopeful than that on stage.

“Well, as you could tell, I don’t want to be here. There’s a lot going on,” Davidson told the crowd, according to E! News. “Does anybody have any open rooms? Looking for a roommate?”

Davidson and Grande acquired a $16 million apartment together in New York City, but it seems like he’s now staying with family following the breakup.

Grande has been sporting a band-aid to cover the tattoo she got of Davidson, but he discussed the ink he got for her head on for the first time on stage.

“Um, I’ve been covering a bunch of tattoos, that’s fun,” Davidson said. “I’m f–king 0 for 2 in the tattoo [department]. Yeah, I’m afraid to get my mom tattooed on me, that’s how bad it is.”

He continued: “So, obviously you know I, we [Ariana and I] broke up or whatever but when me and her first got engaged we got tattoos. And it was like in a magazine like, ‘Was Pete Davidson stupid?’ And 93% of it said yes,” Davidson told the audience. “So my boy, he was like, ‘Don’t listen to that s–t man. They’re literally f–king haters.’ And I’m like, yeah, f–k that. I’m not stupid. And the other day we were in my kitchen and he was like, ‘Yo bro. Turns out you were stupid.'”

Later in the show, Apatow reportedly praised Davidson for coming out to the show at all, to which he joked that his name being on the flyer obligated him to show up.

“F— my feelings,” he said.

“I care more about America than your feelings, I do,” Apatow joked.

“I feel like I am America,” Davidson retorted. “I’m a good guy that just keeps getting kicked in the d—. You’re like, ‘Ah, that f—ing poor kid. Hope he doesn’t kill himself.’ That’s America.”

Davidson previously canceled a planned show at Temple University after the breakup, making the Largo show his first appearance since the split. Grande, on the other hand, stepped out earlier this week for a taping of “A Very Wicked Halloween,” a concert special celebrating the Broadway hit “Wicked.”

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Banky W battling intense food poisoning

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Banky Wellington is battling intense food poisoning and couldn’t attend the premiere of the movie King of Boys as a result.

The singer whose wife featured in the movie couldn’t be there to support her because he was indisposed and had to make several trips to the toilet. Adesua Etomi had to go for the premiere without him.

Below is what he wrote.

 

Banky W battling intense food poisoning

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