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It's getting to be a habit for "The Nun Two," which took the top spot at the box office for the second week in a row, and it's the second week in a row I've made the "habit" joke. The Warner Brothers thriller brought in 14.7-million dollars, edging out Disney's new murder mystery "A Haunting in Venice," which earned 14.5-million in its second place finish. "The Equalizer 3," "My Big Fat Greek Wedding 3" and "Barbie" round out the top five. Worldwide, "Barbie" has now earned more than one-point-four billion dollars.
There's only one Monkee left but he's still making music. Micky Dolenz is releasing an EP of covers of hits by R.E.M. The first single is Micky's version of "Shiny Happy People." The record is produced by Christian Nesmith, son of late Monkee Michael Nesmith. While R.E.M. has stopped performing "Shiny Happy People" in concerts, lead singer Michael Stipe loves Dolenz's cover. Stipe said it "sounds incredible" and he feels like he's "died and gone to heaven."
A couple who were born on the same day in the same hospital in Coon Rapids, Minnesota has now gotten married. Joshua and Elizabeth Colbert tied the knot in Cambridge last week. The couple has only been dating for about six months, but discovered several unusual similarities when discussing their backgrounds. In addition to sharing a birthday, they also went to the same Christian school in Blaine during kindergarten. After deciding to get married, they invited their kindergarten teacher to the wedding ceremony. The couple shouldn't have any trouble remembering their anniversary since they got married on September 13th, which is their shared birthday.
The 'Halloween' house is for sale. The house Jamie Lee Curtis' character, Laurie Strode, called home in the movie franchise is on sale for about one-point-eight-million-dollars. The house that Michael Myers terrorized in the movies is set in the fictional town of Haddonfield, Illinois. But, in reality it's in South Pasadena in Los Angeles County. The 1978 'Halloween' film was filmed at the house rather than a sound stage.
A global performance of a Jackson Browne classic is making the rounds on social media. "Doctor My Eyes" is latest song and video produced by the Playing for Change Foundation. Playing for Change supports multiple music school programs in developing countries. The recently-released video mixes clips of Browne singing and playing piano in his Los Angeles studio with clips of singers and street musicians from around the world performing the song. Browne is joined in the studio by guitarist Leland Sklar and percussionist Russ Kunkel, who played on the original 1972 recording.
A new study pushes back against the common complaints about Disney princesses. Researchers at the University of California-Davis say beautifully thin princesses like Snow White and Sleeping Beauty did not harm kids' sense of self-esteem and body image. Kids who loved the princesses with "thinner" bodies didn't have lower self-esteem because of it. And kids who loved princesses with more average or athletic bodies, like Moana and Mulan, were more likely to be confident about their own bodies and more active in the ways they played. The study is published in the journal Psychology of Popular Media.