Tika Sumpter

Box office preview: Don't Breathe stalks top spot

School is back in session, and studios are crowding theaters with everything they couldn’t fit into the traditional parameters of summer. With four new movies hitting wide release this Friday, audiences have a variety of titles to choose from, including festival favorites (Southside with You) and action-heavy sequels (Mechanic: Resurrection). Horror fans have the chance to make some noise over what is traditionally a quiet weekend as summer fades away, however, as Don’t Breathe could scare up huge numbers by the week’s end.

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Casting Net: Javier Bardem may play another villain in 'Pan,' more

Javier Bardem

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Career villain Javier Bardem has been offered the lead baddie role of the pirate Blackbeard in Peter Pan origin story Pan for Warner Bros. The tale follows an orphan through Neverland, where he becomes the savior of the natives and fights against the pirates. [Deadline]

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'Sparkle': Late Whitney Houston on being 'like their mother' to costars -- EXCLUSIVE VIDEO


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Sparkle may have earned mixed reviews from critics when it came out this year, but the musical set in the late 1960s starring the late, great Whitney Houston as a fierce, loving mama to three singing sisters – Jordin Sparks, Carmen Ejogo, and Tika Sumpter – showcases the controversy-plagued icon at a stable, hopeful point before her accidental drowning in February.

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