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The latest installment of the "Fast and Furious" franchise is this week's top movie in North America. "Fast X" [[ fast "x" ]] earned 67-and-a-half-million-dollars in its first weekend of release at theatres across the U.S. and Canada. Coming in second is "Guardians of the Galaxy -- Volume 3" with nearly 32-million-bucks followed by "The Super Mario Brothers Movie" with almost ten-million-dollars. Rounding out the Top Five are "Book Club -- The Next Chapter" and "Evil Dead Rise."
Jay-Z and Beyonce are making history. This time, it's for buying a new house in Malibu, California, for 200-million dollars. The home is the most expensive home sale in the California history and the second most expensive home sale in U.S. history. The house sits on an 8-acre bluff overlooking the Pacific Ocean in the Paradise Cove area ... AKA Billionaires' Row. According to TMZ, Jay-Z and Beyonce actually got a bargain--they paid almost 100-million dollars under the original listed price.
The very first Chick-fil-A restaurant has closed its doors. The Atlanta location in the food court of Greenbriar Mall served its last food on Saturday. The store was the first Chick-fil-A specific restaurant and opened in 1967. Back then, chicken sandwiches sold for 59-cents. They'll now set you back at least four bucks. Chick-Fil-A sandwiches were actually sold for the first time 20 years earlier at an Atlanta diner called "The Dwarf Grill".
Tired of tweeting? Instagram is set to launch a text-based app this summer that could compete with Twitter. That's according to Bloomberg, which said the company has been secretly working with celebrities and influencers to test the new app. It will be separate from Instagram, but users will be able to connect their accounts and follow everyone they already do on Instagram. Reportedly, users will be limited to 500 characters of text for each post. The new app comes as some Twitter users have left the app due to changes made by CEO Elon Musk.
A guitar smashed by Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain just sold for nearly ten times than what was expected. The black Fender Stratocaster was destroyed as Nirvana was working on their break-out album Nevermind in the early 1990s.
Cobain's guitar has since been put back together but is no longer playable. It had an estimated price of 60- to 80-thousand dollars, but sold at Julien's annual Music Icons event over the weekend for 596-thousand dollars.
It's official: for the first time in America, a labor union is representing...strippers. The owners of the North Hollywood topless bar in California where the union vote occurred is withdrawing opposition. The National Labor Relations Board certified last week's vote by the strippers. More than two dozen dancers at the picketed outside the Star Garden Topless Dive Bar last year, protesting what they called unsafe working conditions. They now belong to Actors Equity Association -- which represents 51-thousand stage workers. .