Richard
Roundtree
Gets Chuckle Over Jackson Response

   When Richard Roundtree arrived on the set of "Shaft" he saw Samuel L. Jackson and shouted , "John Shaft!"
   Roundtree said when Jackson turned around, "The look on his face was priceless. He didn't know how to respond.''
   Jackson later admitted that replacing a legend can be a little intimidating at first.


Eddie Murphy's
Best Opening Ever!

   Universal's "Nutty Professor II: The Klumps," the comedy sequel in which Murphy plays virtually every character but Janet Jackson's, topped $42.5 million in ticket sales on its opening.
It was Murphy's best debut ever, topping Dr. Dolittle's $29 million opening in 1998, Beverly Hills Cop 2's $26.3 million debut during Memorial Day weekend 1987 and The Nutty Professor's $25.4 million opening in 1996.


X-men On Top
For July

   Halle Berry and her X-men buddies grossed an estimated $57.5 million to become the biggest July movie opener ever.
   The X-men also became the fourth highest three-day opener ever, behind only "The Lost World," "The Phantom Menace" and "M:I-2."



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