Julia Roberts' Birth
Here is a random yet shockingly cool fact about Julia Roberts: Martin Luther King, Jr and his wife, Corretta Scott King, paid for her birth. Roberts revealed the fact in an interview with Gayle King ahead of the release of her rom-com return in Ticket to Paradise. She said the families met when Scott reached out to her parents in hopes her children would be able to attend a theater school run by Roberts' father. The kids were accepted and later the Scott family helped the Roberts "out of a jam" when the hospital bill came. Roberts was born in October 1967, and King was assassinated six months later in April 1968.
Hallmark on Peacock
Peacock is upping its arsenal of content as it looks to compete with the other streaming platforms. Starting Wednesday, subscribers will be able to access programming from Hallmark Media, according to the Hollywood Reporter. That includes the Hallmark Channel, Hallmark Movies & Mysteries, and Hallmark Drama. Viewers will be able to watch live and on-demand content and will have access to a library of Hallmark movies. The deal marks the first of its kind for Peacock and NBCUniversal as it only provided content that was produced in-house.
Weekend Box Office
Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson's Black Adam is officially a $100 million movie in the U.S. The film now has a box office gross of $111.1 million after raking in $27.7 million over the weekend. The film became Johnson's 18th to soar past the $100 million mark, according to Deadline. Ticket to Paradise landed in the second spot with $10 million, and the highly anticipated Prey for the Devil rounded out the weekend box office with $7 million.