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"Black Panther -- Wakanda Forever" continues to rule the box office. The sequel to the 2018 Marvel Comics adaptation earned nearly 46-million-dollars in its third weekend in North America's theaters. The new Disney film "Strange World" was second, but well behind at less than12-million-dollars. Industry experts say that's a disappointing opening for a motion picture with a budget estimated at 180-million-dollars. Rounding out this week's Top Five are the Korean War drama "Devotion" followed by "The Menu" and "Black Adam."
Neal Schon says Journey is not ending, despite his financial dispute with bandmate Jonathan Cain. Schon filed a lawsuit against Cain claiming he restricted access to a shared American Express business account for the band. Fans have taken to social media to question the future of the band with one writing "it seems to me that you can put a fork in Journey as it seems to be done." Schon countered the comment by saying "nah...Journey means forever changing."
And, finally--good news: Jay Leno is back on the standup comedy stage just two weeks after suffering second and third-degree burns in a garage fire. Leno appeared at the Comedy and Magic Club in Hermosa Beach, California on Sunday night. Leno, who is 72, was badly burned on November 12th while working on one of his vintage cars. Leno was hospitalized at the Grossman Burn Center for ten days and underwent two surgeries. He said he wants to give back to the burn center with a benefit.
An award-winning singer, songwriter and actress is being remembered. Irene Cara died last week in Miami. Cara is best known for her role as Coco Hernandez in the 1980 movie musical "Fame." Cara won a Best Original Song Oscar and a Grammy for co-writing the theme for the 1983 movie "Flashdance." Actress and dancer Debbie Allen -- who starred in the TV version of "Fame" -- tweeted Cara "was such a gifted and beautiful genius. Her talent and her music will live forever." Flashdance star Jennifer Beals posted on Twitter, "It took a beautiful dreamer to write and perform the soundtracks for those who dare to dream." Irene Cara was 63. Her cause of death is not yet known.
Rare handwritten lyrics by Bob Dylan are going up for auction. Bob Dylan wrote the lyrics for 'Desolation Row' back in 1965. The sheets of paper he originally wrote on are hitting the market for the first time ever. The papers contain all the original lyrics as well as a few edits he made. The original owner had been good friends with Dylan since they were kids, and held onto the lyrics for over 20 years before deciding to sell. Asking price: 425-thousand dollars.
And finally, an Atlanta woman is recovering after welcoming her new baby in a McDonald's bathroom. Alandria Worthy was on her way to the hospital just before Thanksgiving when she made a pit stop at the fast food restaurant to use the restroom. When she quickly started going into labor, staff called 911 and along with her fiancé, helped deliver the baby. Nandi Phillips was born less than 15 minutes later. Employees who helped with the birth quickly nicknamed the baby girl "Little Nugget" after the famous McDonald's meal.