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Subway Jokes About Banning Joss Whedon Over Justice League

You may recall in early December 2019, @RTSnyderCut asked Subway how many retweets it would take for 10,000 sandwiches for hungry families during the holiday period and 1 tweet with #ReleaseTheSnyderCut. Subway set a goal of 5,000 retweets in five hours which was passed in less than two hours. Subway increased its donation and Subway has stayed active in the push to release the Snyder Cut.

Megan Markle’s Close Friend Might Have Just Revealed the Sussexes’ New Brand Name

Ever since Prince Harry and Meghan Markle shared the announcement that they’re be stepping back as senior members of the royal family, there’s been a lot of talk about the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s use of the word “royal.”

You see, after their wedding, the pair officially registered their website, social media handles, and charity as Sussex Royal. However, as part of the agreement to sever royal ties with the family, Queen Elizabeth forbid the couple from using the word royal on any of their work.

In a statement, the couple wrote that dropping the word royal was just fine with them. “While there is not any jurisdiction by The Monarchy or Cabinet Office over the use of the word ‘Royal’ overseas, The Duke and Duchess of Sussex do not intend to use ‘Sussex Royal’ or any iteration of the word ‘Royal’ in any territory (either within the UK or otherwise) when the transition occurs Spring 2020.”

Though many viewed the response as snarky toward the Queen and the monarchy as a whole, the couple might have just been stating facts. Besides, it appears they already have a new name in the works already.

According to The Daily Mail, stylist Jessica Mulroney, who happens to be Meghan’s closest confidant, registered a new domain in Harry and Meghan’s name sometime last week. As The Daily Mail wrote, she “registered the website sussexglobalcharities.com last Wednesday through her charity the Shoebox Project Foundation, which supports vulnerable women.”

Look at the name again: “Sussex Global Charities.” No “royal” in sight.

“While the duke and duchess are focused on plans to establish a new non-profit organization, given the specific UK government rules surrounding the use of the word ‘royal’ it has been therefore agreed that their non-profit organization when it is announced this spring, will not be named Sussex Royal Foundation,” a spokesperson for the couple told The Guardian. The spokesperson reiterated, “The Duke and Duchess of Sussex do not intend to use ‘SussexRoyal’ in any territory post-spring 2020.”

Though little else is known about just what Harry and Meghan will call their endeavors right now, we likely won’t have to wait long: The couple’s last official day as working members of the royal family is March 31.

Snyder Cut Supporter Subway Jokes About Banning Joss Whedon Over Justice League

You may recall in early December 2019, @RTSnyderCut asked Subway how many retweets it would take for 10,000 sandwiches for hungry families during the holiday period and 1 tweet with #ReleaseTheSnyderCut. Subway set a goal of 5,000 retweets in five hours which was passed in less than two hours. Subway increased its donation and Subway has stayed active in the push to release the Snyder Cut.

Batgirl Casting: 11 Actresses Who Have What It Takes To Fill Barbara Gordon’s Shoes

Barbara Gordon was first introduced on the pages of the DC Comics back in 1961 and has remained a staple superhero in the universe ever since. When she debuted in Batman #139, Batgirl was a college graduate in her late twenties. But, there’s also her Birds of Prey identity “Oracle”, who follows a more seasoned Barbara who is wheelchair ridden. Nowadays, she is most well-known for being around 21 and our best guess is Warner Bros might want to inject some youth into their franchise with its Batgirl movie.

Sonic The Hedgehog Box Office: The Call Of The Wild Settles For Second In A Close Race

The only other new wide release this weekend was William Brent Bell’s Brahms: The Boy II, and while that’s a movie that cost only $10 million to make, the higher-ups at STX Entertainment probably aren’t too thrilled with it making just short of $6 million in its first three days and placing in fourth only $40,000 ahead of Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah’s Bad Boys For Life (which is in its fifth week). Surely expectations weren’t tremendously high, as we have to remember that the movie’s predecessor, Brent Bell’s The Boy, only made about $75 million when it launched back in 2016, but that title also made back its full budget in its opening weekend. There is still a chance that it will wind up being profitable, but I also don’t expect that we’ll be seeing the title appear on the Top 10 chart past the first weekend in March.

Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker May End Box Office Run Just Behind Joker

This weekend, The Rise of Skywalker lost 434 screens in the United States. Its weekend haul of $531,000 means it saw a 61.8% drop in box office revenue, and put the total worldwide gross at $1,070,066,761 as of Sunday. In comparison, Joker’s total box office revenue was $1,073,255,159. Currently, The Rise of Skywalker is the 33rd highest grossing film, according to Box Office Mojo. At number 32 on that list, Joker is just barely ahead of it — but is likely to stay there, especially since Episode IX is losing steam and likely nearing the end of its cinematic run.

The Only Thing Better Than the Friends Reunion News Is Celebrities’ Reactions to It

On Friday, HBO gave the world the news it needed: The Friends reunion is actually happening. The network announced it will soon gather all six Friends stars for an unscripted special for HBO Max—and start streaming all 236 of the show’s episodes. Though we don’t know an official date for when this unscripted special will air or when the episodes will begin to stream, we do know it “will be available to subscribers at the launch of HBO Max,” according to a press release—and HBO Max is set to launch in May 2020.

If you’re at all excited about this, you should know you’re not alone: The only thing better than the news itself is the celebrity reactions to it.

Just check out a few of the replies on Jennifer Aniston’s Instagram post sharing the news.

Among the thousands of responses, eagle-eyed fans can spot more than a few bigger names including Queer Eye star Antoni, who simply exclaimed, “NOTHING ELSE MATTERS.”

Then there was Sarah Hyland, who gave a resounding “EXCUSE ME?!”

Next, it was Awkwafina’s turn to share an all caps “WHAT”

And Michelle Pfieffer, who shared the same enthused reaction.

Beanie Feldstein revealed she may have scared a few people on the street with her reaction, writing “I just screamed so loud on the street it was concerning.”

And Rita Wilson replied noting, “I’ll have what she’s having.”

It appears even Reece Witherspoon, Aniston’s co-star on The Morning Show, didn’t even get a heads up.

And Aniston’s good pal Gwyneth Paltrow was apparently out of the loop too.

Selena Gomez really summed up how we all feel with her comment, “NO ONE TALK TO ME I’M NOT OK.”

And Kaley Cuoco said it best when she wrote, “I can’t do anything with my life at the moment. This is too much.”

So yeah, suffice to say celebrities probably signing up for HBO Max as we speak, because, uh:

Let the countdown to May begin.

Yes, Birds Of Prey Had A Big Box Office Drop This Weekend, But Not The Worst

As to the rest of the box office this weekend, The Biggest Loser award goes to The Photograph with a 77% drop, landing it in 10th place after it was 4th last weekend. It didn’t drop any theaters, it just dropped. That’s not the worst percentage drop ever, but it was the worst this weekend, but only by a little. The Turning dropped 74.9% after losing 295 screens.

One Key Change The 2020 Emma Movie Made From Jane Austen’s Novel

Emma’s director Autumn de Wilde and screenwriter Eleanor Catton knew it was important to make sure that the audience could stay invested in the characters’ stories. After all, the titular character, played by Anya Taylor-Joy, spends much of the story meddling in others’ romantic affairs — especially her friend Harriet’s. And while realizing the consequences of her actions ultimately forces Emma to mature, it can still be difficult to make her sympathetic. According to Autumn de Wilde, in their literary adaptation, they made the heroine work harder than others have to earn her happy ending (via Indiewire):

Serena Williams Is Here With Some Monday Motivation for Stressed-Out Moms

Serena Williams has never been shy about the pressures of being a working mother.

In 2017, Williams and her husband, Alexis Ohanian, welcomed their daughter, Alexis Olympia, into the world. Almost immediately Williams became the poster woman for the trials and tribulations working mothers face after she was dropped in the rankings from No. 1 to No. 453. All simply because she had a baby.

However, Williams quickly found herself on top again. In January of this year, she even won the ASB Classic in New Zealand, marking her first tennis title since becoming a mother.

But, on Friday, she took to Instagram to share a snapshot of her and her daughter and to make it very clear that having it all, all the time is an impossible standard to hold yourself to, even for someone like her.

“I am not sure who took this picture but working and being a mom is not easy,” Williams wrote alongside an image of her and daughter in an embrace. “I am often exhausted, stressed, and then I go play a professional tennis match. We keep going. I am so proud and inspired by the women who do it day in and day out. I’m proud to be this baby’s mama.”

Beyond reminding everyone that being a mother, in general, isn’t easy, Williams has also made it known in the past that you don’t have to be perfect as a parent at all times either.

“…no matter what I’ve heard, and no matter how many times people have told me, ‘You don’t have to be perfect,’ and I say, ‘I know that,’ every time [I still feel I] have to be perfect,” Williams shared in an interview with Glamour. “It’s just what us moms do, which makes me respect moms so much. My mom, and all the women out there who have done it before, I’m just like, ‘Wow, you guys are amazing.'”

Just a few weeks ago, she told Vogue editor-in-chief, Anna Wintour, in an interview, “After having a child, my heroes are moms because women are superheroes. To have a baby and then have to go to work two or three weeks later or work a nine to five … I’m fortunate to not have to do that.”

Williams added, “I’m at a loss for words when I think of women who work day in and day out, providing for their families, when I know how hard it is for me to leave my daughter. I never felt that way until I became a mom. I think women need to be recognized.”

Amen. Now, go call your own mother ASAP.