Wonder Woman has just hit another moviemaking milestone, as the highest-grossing live-action movie directed by a single woman. Helmed by Patty Jenkins and starring Gal Gadot as the titular superheroine, the DC Extended Universe film has quickly become an unstoppable force at the global box office – having made well over $500 million in ticket sales around the globe. It is expected that Wonder Woman will ultimately wind up being among the top ten highest-grossing superhero films ever, when all is said and done.
The film continues to make waves heading into its fourth weekend of release. Wonder Woman has now set yet another box office record, ahead of it passing 2013’s Man of Steel at the domestic box office this weekend.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Wonder Woman has passed the $609.8 million earned worldwide by the 2008 Mama Mia! musical movie adaptation. That means Wonder Woman is the highest-grossing live-action movie ever directed by a single woman.
Comparatively, Jennifer Yuh solo directed the animated franchise sequel Kung Fu Panda 2 in 2011, which went on to earn a robust $665.7 million – and seeing as Wonder Woman may yet eclipse that total, that means Jenkins may yet set another record for movies solo-directed by a woman at the box office. That being said, the case is different when it comes to films with two female directors (see, for example, the $742 million earned by The Wachowski Sisters’ The Matrix Reloaded or the $1.28 billion earned by Frozen, which Jennifer Lee co-directed).
Miss Universe 2017: And the winner is Miss South Africa Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters
Miss South Africa Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters has been crowned Miss Universe 2017.
Nel-Peters beat out first runner-up Miss Colombia Laura González and second runner-up Miss Jamaica Davina Bennett for the crown Sunday night in Las Vegas.
Nel-Peters, who recently earned a business management degree, was crowned during the event at The AXIS theater at Planet Hollywood casino-resort on the Las Vegas Strip.
The 22-year-old beauty queen ended the 39-year title drought of South Africa. Demi-Leigh is only the second South African to take home the crown after Margaret Gardiner (1978).
On Bellable Prediction list published on Saturday we correctly selected 6 out of the final Top 10 with Miss USA, Miss Colombia, Miss Thailand, Miss Venezuela, Miss Brazil and Miss Philippines.
Miss USA, Kara McCullough, one of the favorite, did not make it to the Top 5 and Miss Venezuela, the perennial favorite, with Keysi Sayago, had to settle with a Top 5 placement.
Since 2014 Miss Colombia has one first place, two second places and one third place. Including the infamous 2015 moment when show’s host gave the crown to Miss Colombia to seconds later announce it was a mistake and crown Miss Philippines.
Steve Harvey returned as the show’s host despite botching the 2015 Miss Universe crowning. On Sunday, he poked fun at his mistake throughout the night. Three days after people in the U.S. celebrated Thanksgiving, Harvey told the audience he is “grateful for the Oscars,” referring to the best-picture flub at this year’s Academy Awards.
Last year, Iris Mittenaere from France was crowned when the pageant took place in the Philippines.
Ninety-two women from around the world participated in the decades-old competition. This year’s edition had the most contestants ever, including the first representatives in its history of Cambodia, Laos and Nepal and it was Iraq first participation in 45 years.
Mommy Moves: Rap Mom becomes viral sensation with Cardi B’s “Bodak Yellow” Parody
Cali Rae Daniels has become in an Internet sensation for her hilarious parody of Cardi B‘s “Bodak Yellow” Billboard 100 mega hit.
The Mother of three from Denison, Texas, uploaded her Bodak Yellow video to Youtube and Facebook on Nov 4, 2017 and at the time of this writing is has 2.8 millions views on her Youtube Channel alone. On Facebook it has more than 10 millions views, with some other media outlets publishing the video on their own platform.
In her “Rap Mom” Youtube Channel, Cali Rae Daniels, have being posting video parodies about popular songs of herself in a car rapping to the songs walongside her three kids.
What makes a viral sensation of this “Mommy Moves” version is the hilarious lyrics about being a mom capturing reality of parenting.
“Little kids, you can’t mess with me if you wanted to, where you started from? I am the bottom, I gave birth to you,”
“Hit the store, you can’t get them both, no you gotta choose and I’m quick, cut them rewards off so don’t get comfortable.”
We are sure this won’t be the last time we will hear from this mom.
A fallen Angel in China! Top Model tumble at Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show
Literally, a fallen Angel has just happen. Ming Xi, 28, a top model suffered an epic tumble at the 22nd annual Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show show in Shanghai on Monday.
Poor Xi Meng Yao took a fall onstage 😭😭 Baby girl got back up and gave a gorgeous pose though (topic currently trending too), hoping they don’t cut her out ♥️#奚梦瑶 #ximengyao #mingxi pic.twitter.com/VHQ2Heik1w
— c-drama tweets (@dramapotatoe) November 20, 2017
Ming Xi, who has been on the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show line-up since 2013 lost composure as she suffered an epic tumble at the 22nd annual show which was held at the Mercedes Benz Arena.
The Chinese model, 28, accidentally caught the flowing fabric of her ensemble on the heel of her thigh-high gladiator shoes.
The video and images of her reactions are now viral on Twitter and Instagram. Speaking to the media after the incident she said: “I feel very disappointed in myself but I’m very thankful to everyone. Thank you all. Thank you for clapping for me just now.”
#XiMengYao's short interview at the VS after party – "I feel very disappointed in myself but I'm very thankful to everyone. Thank you all. Thank you for clapping for me just now."#奚梦瑶 #mingxi pic.twitter.com/TSA1m4QrXa
— c-drama tweets (@dramapotatoe) November 20, 2017