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1. If, during the weekend, you were reading this book, you could have then head to the theater to catch a biopic about its author:
The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
A Wrinkle in Time
A Tale of Two Cities
The Hobbit
2. Elsewhere at the box office, it was Avengers hanging on for #1 during the weekend, followed by Detective Pikachu at #2. Debuting weakly at #3 was The Hustle, the female-reworked remake of this earlier comedy (itself a remake!)
Midnight Run
Better Off Dead
48 Hours
Dirty Rotten Scoundrels
3. This weekend, HBO bade a farewell to its vulgar, incredibly funny, award-winning comedy Veep. Name the main character played for seven seasons by Julia Louis-Dreyfus:
Kemi Talbot
Selina Meyer
Laura Montez
Amy Brookheimer
4. Elsewhere at HBO, Game of Thrones continues to mystify and/or piss off viewers of its last season. If some of the writing leaves much to be desired, it might make sense when you learn that showrunners David Benioff and DB Weiss are moving on to work on the next installment in this big-name franchise:
Star Wars
James Bond
Harry Potter
5. Credited with popularizing nerd culture, The Big Bang Theory heads to the big convention in the sky this week, wrapping after this many episodes over its run:
6. RIP time. The entertainment world bid a fond farewell to Doris Day. After her TV and film career that included an Oscar nomination, Day was known for her work in this philanthropic area:
Childhood hunger
Women's rights
Third world development
Animal welfare
7. Also moving on was classic comedian Tim Conway. A longtime collaborator with Don Knotts, Carol Burnett and other giants, Conway was known for this portrayal of Dorf, a character used to skewer:
8. Disney hegemony over all things entertainment continued unabated this week, with the Mouse House finalizing its ownership deal over:
9. "Shocking" is the best term for the admission of this star's manager, who said that the singer may never perform again:
Britney Spears
Demi Lovato
10. And finally, Philadelphia fans, never known for being the most gentile folks, tore into this action star, who weakly bounced the First Pitch to the plate before a Phillies game:
Jason Statham
Chris Evans
Samuel L. Jackson
Bruce Willis

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