Carson Dalys touching statement after mother’s death

Carson Daly wasn’t able to celebrate the Emmy win for “The Voice” on Sunday because he was busy dealing with some tragic news.
FILE - In this May 3, 2008, file photo, Carson Daly and his mother Pattie Daly Caruso arrive at the 134th Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky. Daly announced on Monday, Sept. 18, 2017, his mother died the previous day. (AP Photo/David Harpe, File)

FILE – In this May 3, 2008, file photo, Carson Daly and his mother Pattie Daly Caruso arrive at the 134th Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky. Daly announced on Monday, Sept. 18, 2017, his mother died the previous day. (AP Photo/David Harpe, File) (AP2008)

Carson Daly wasn’t able to celebrate the Emmy win for “The Voice” on Sunday because he was busy dealing with some tragic news. The host’s mother, Pattie Daly Caruso, died early Sunday morning.

The news was confirmed on Monday’s episode of “The Today Show,” where Carson Daly is a host. He was absent from the broadcast, but his colleagues read a statement on air that the “Voice” host wrote.

“It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of our mother, wife, grandmother, Pattie Daly Caruso,” Matt Lauer read. “She passed away peacefully on Sunday, Sept. 17. Kiki, as she was known to her grandchildren and many others, touched so many lives with her kindness, her giant spirit and her love of life. She’ll be terribly missed by her family and the world, but her spark will shine for eternity.”

WATCH: Our thoughts and prayers are with @CarsonDaly and his family. Carson’s mom passed away on Sunday https://t.co/KeMxyTMlebpic.twitter.com/472jCXVjnf

— TODAY (@TODAYshow) September 18, 2017

Additionally, the star tweeted a response to the outpouring of fans who sent him their condolences in one way or another.

There are no words for the loss of mom. Thank u for the incredible outpouring of love. It helps. Please hug the ones you love most tonight.

— Carson Daly (@CarsonDaly) September 18, 2017

Daly Caruso was a celebrity in her own right, hosting “Valley Views,” a local television show in Coachella Valley, California. According to The Desert Sun, she hosted the show for 25 years and interviewed such stars as Donald Trump, Barbara Sinatra and Arnold Palmer. The outlet notes that she died of a sudden heart attack at 73.

Controversial ‘mother! loses at the box office while ‘It’ breaks new records

The horror hit “It” topped the North American box office for the second straight week with $60.1 million, bringing its two-week domestic total to $218.8 million.
"mother!"

“mother!” (Paramount Pictures)

The horror hit “It” topped the North American box office for the second straight week with $60.1 million, bringing its two-week domestic total to $218.8 million, according to final box-office figures Monday.

The Warner Bros. release has quickly become the biggest box-office smash to ever land in September, a typically sleepy month before the fall movie season really kicks into gear.

With the Stephen King adaptation drawing moviegoers, audiences had little interest in Darren Aronofsky’s psychological thriller “mother!” starring Jennifer Lawrence. The Paramount Pictures release debuted with $7.5 million and earned an extremely rare F CinemaScore from audiences who rejected the movie’s intense and mysterious thrills.

The top 20 movies at U.S. and Canadian theaters Friday through Sunday, followed by distribution studio, gross, number of theater locations, average receipts per location, total gross and number of weeks in release, as compiled Monday by comScore.

1. “It,” Warner Bros., $60,103,110, 4,148 locations, $14,490 average, $218,813,729, 2 Weeks.

2. “American Assassin,” Lionsgate, $14,846,778, 3,154 locations, $4,707 average, $14,846,778, 1 Week.

3. “mother!” Paramount, $7,534,673, 2,368 locations, $3,182 average, $7,534,673, 1 Week.

4. “Home Again,” Open Road, $5,183,004, 3,036 locations, $1,707 average, $16,984,088, 2 Weeks.

5. “The Hitman’s Bodyguard,” Lionsgate, $3,588,883, 3,272 locations, $1,097 average, $70,395,923, 5 Weeks.

6. “Wind River,” The Weinstein Company, $2,572,397, 2,619 locations, $982 average, $29,141,212, 7 Weeks.

7. “Annabelle: Creation,” Warner Bros., $2,411,319, 2,117 locations, $1,139 average, $99,711,680, 6 Weeks.

8. “Leap!” The Weinstein Company, $2,163,778, 2,416 locations, $896 average, $18,705,564, 4 Weeks.

9. “Spider-Man: Homecoming,” Sony, $1,858,740, 1,436 locations, $1,294 average, $330,245,988, 11 Weeks.

10. “Dunkirk,” Warner Bros., $1,311,449, 1,478 locations, $887 average, $185,148,101, 9 Weeks.

11. “The Emoji Movie,” Sony, $1,001,256, 1,151 locations, $870 average, $83,911,291, 8 Weeks.

12. “Logan Lucky,” Bleecker Street, $996,576, 1,401 locations, $711 average, $26,826,677, 5 Weeks.

13. “Despicable Me 3,” Universal, $857,205, 983 locations, $872 average, $261,094,650, 12 Weeks.

14. “The Dark Tower,” Sony, $757,815, 1,235 locations, $614 average, $49,922,920, 7 Weeks.

15. “Canelo vs. GGG Supremacy,” Fathom Events, $703,396, 465 locations, $1,513 average, $703,396, 1 Week.

16. “Wonder Woman,” Warner Bros., $667,794, 659 locations, $1,013 average, $411,430,094, 16 Weeks.

17. “Girls Trip,” Universal, $570,725, 733 locations, $779 average, $114,337,980, 9 Weeks.

18. “Nut Job 2: Nutty By Nature,” Open Road, $461,885, 846 locations, $546 average, $28,093,664, 6 Weeks.

19. “All Saints,” Sony, $371,464, 750 locations, $495 average, $5,234,199, 4 Weeks.

20. “The Glass Castle,” Lionsgate, $351,887, 698 locations, $504 average, $16,724,214, 6 Weeks.

Error on Beyonce vinyl surprises fans with Canadian punk band songs

Some Beyoncé fans who purchased a vinyl of the singer’s 2016 album “Lemonade” are in for an unexpected surprise – she’s only on part of it.
Beyonce album released on vinyl with error featuring Canadian punk band ZEX.

Beyonce album released on vinyl with error featuring Canadian punk band ZEX. (Reuters)

Some Beyoncé fans who purchased a vinyl of the singer’s 2016 album “Lemonade” are in for an unexpected surprise – she’s only on part of it.

That’s because a fraction of the new European run of the lemon-yellow record was mispressed. Because of the screw-up, the first half of the Canadian punk band Zex’s album “Uphill Battle” appears in place of the Grammy-winning record’s A-side, which includes the songs “Pray You Catch Me,” “Hold Up” and “Don’t Hurt Yourself.”

“Due to human error at the Celebrate Records plant in Germany, which Sony uses to manufacture vinyl, a small amount of the European run of the Beyoncé ‘Lemonade’ vinyl included music from Canadian punk band, ZEX, on Side A,” Columbia Records said in a statement on Monday. “Beyoncé and ZEX were not aware of or responsible for the mispress. Fans who purchased the vinyl will be refunded and given a replacement copy. We apologize for the inconvenience this has caused.”

Laura Ingraham joins Fox News’ prime-time lineup

Laura Ingraham will host a new weeknight primetime show on FOX News Channel from Washington D.C. starting on Oct. 30 at 10 p.m. ET, with “Hannity” and “The Five” shifting timeslots in the process.
Laura Ingraham will host a new weeknight show on FOX News Channel from Washington D.C. starting on Oct. 30.

Laura Ingraham will host a new weeknight show on FOX News Channel from Washington D.C. starting on Oct. 30.

Laura Ingraham will host a new weeknight primetime show on FOX News Channel from Washington D.C. starting on Oct. 30 at 10 p.m. ET, with “Hannity” and “The Five” shifting timeslots in the process.

“We are delighted to unveil this new primetime schedule for both our current and future generation of loyal FNC fans. Over the last decade, Laura’s extraordinary insight, expertise and strong voice have connected with our viewers across the network’s programming,” FOX News programming President Suzanne Scott said. “We look forward to her providing the audience with her exceptional commentary, engaging insight and spirited debate.”

While “The Ingraham Angle” will debut late next month, the other changes to FOX News’ primetime lineup take effect on Sept. 25 when “Hannity” moves to 9 p.m. ET and “The Five” returns to its original home at 5 p.m. ET where it was regularly among the most-watched shows in all of cable news. FNC’s 10 p.m. ET slot will be occupied by a variety of rotating guest hosts until Ingraham’s show launches.

“After a decade working at FOX News with a team of television pros, I am thrilled to be joining the primetime line-up as a host of the 10 o’clock hour,” Ingraham said. “Martha [Maccallum], Tucker and Sean have proven that they understand the pulse of America across the political and the cultural spectrum. I look forward to informing and entertaining the audience and introducing new voices to the conversation.”

“I look forward to informing and entertaining the audience and introducing new voices to the conversation”

– Laura Ingraham

“The Ingraham Angle” plans to focus on everyday Americans and will aim to avoid political rhetoric used throughout Washington by career politicians. The show will allow “Hannity” to directly follow “Tucker Carlson Tonight,” putting two of the most popular conservative hosts in all of television on back-to-back, which should provide a nice lead-in for Ingraham, who is already a household name in conservative circles.

Ingraham first joined FNC back in 2007 and has appeared on a variety of programs, both as an analyst and fill-in host. She is the most-listened-to woman in political talk radio and “The Laura Ingraham Show” will continue to air on hundreds of stations across America. Ingraham is the founder of LifeZette, a political and cultural website, and will continue to serve as editor but without a day-to-day operational role.

In addition to her radio and television success, Ingraham has authored several New York Times bestsellers and served as a litigator and Supreme Court law clerk for Justice Clarence Thomas.

Brian Flood covers the media for Fox News.

Follow him on Twitter at @briansflood.

Netflix sends lighthearted cease and desist letter to ‘Stranger Things’ pop-up bar

All unlicensed good things must come to an end.
"Stranger Things" pop-up bar asked to shut its doors by Netflix

“Stranger Things” pop-up bar asked to shut its doors by Netflix (Netflix)

All unlicensed good things must come to an end. That’s the lesson that the “Stranger Things”-themed pop-up bar in Chicago is learning this week after receiving a rather kind, but stern, cease and desist letter.

The Upside Down pop-up bar in Chicago received a lot of praise from locals when it opened in August for a six-week run. It featured decor designed to look like popular sets from the hit Netflix show, including the alphabet Christmas light wall in Joyce Byers’ home as well as specialty cocktails like “Eleven’s Eggo’s,” with maple syrup flavor, according to Chicago Eater.

However, Variety reports that the owners were considering extending the run through October, to coincide with the premiere of “Stranger Things” Season 2. Unfortunately, that was something that Netflix simply couldn’t allow. The owners reportedly received a cease and desist letter from the streaming service that asked them to stop in a very on-theme fashion.

“My walkie talkie is busted so I had to write this note instead,” it begins, per DNA Info Chicago, which first reported the letter. “Look, I don’t want you to think I’m a total wastoid, and I love how much you guys love the show. (Just wait until you see Season 2!) But unless I’m living in the Upside Down, I don’t think we did a deal with you for this pop-up. You’re obviously creative types, so I’m sure you can appreciate that it’s important to us to have a say in how our fans encounter the worlds we build.”

The letter went on to politely ask that they not extend their run past its originally-planned six weeks. Additionally, it encouraged the owners to reach out to Netflix for permission in the future if they plan to do something like this again.

“We love our fans more than anything, but you should know that the demogorgon is not always as forgiving. So please don’t make us call your mom,” the letter ends, invoking the name of the titular monster from Season 1.

“Stranger Things” Season 2 is set to drop on Netflix on October 27.

Did ‘The View’ cut Jedediah Bila for being tough on Hillary Clinton?

ABC’s “The View” has denied a report that conservative co-host Jedediah Bila was removed from the show because she asked a tough question to Hillary Clinton last Wednesday.
Jedediah Bila announced Monday she's leaving "The View."

Jedediah Bila announced Monday she’s leaving “The View.” (ABC/Heidi Gutman)

ABC’s “The View” has denied a report that conservative co-host Jedediah Bila was removed from the show because she asked a tough question to Hillary Clinton last Wednesday.

Citing a “source,” The New York Post reported that Bila’s exit had something to do with the way she treated Clinton during the recent interview. Bila asked the former Democratic presidential candidate how she felt about liberals who criticize her new book, “What Happened.” The source told the Post that there were, “a lot of staff who were upset about how that interview was handled.” The Post reported that “The View” executives want Clinton to appear on the show multiple times and “had a lot to say to Jedediah about calming things down” when it came to her treatment of the former secretary of state.

“Her departure had nothing to do with the Hillary Clinton interview. Jedediah asked good questions during that interview, and the producers were pleased with how she handled it,” an ABC spokeswoman told Fox News.

Clinton stopped by “The View” on Wednesday and blamed her Election Day loss on a variety of topics, but Bila stepped in to hold the former First Lady accountable with voters on both sides of the aisle.

THE VIEW - Hillary Clinton is the guest Wednesday, September 13, 2017 on ABC's "The View." "The View" airs Monday-Friday (11:00 am-12:00 pm, ET) on the ABC Television Network. (ABC/Lou Rocco) WHOOPI GOLDBERG, JOY BEHAR, HILLARY CLINTON

Hillary Clinton was a guest on “The View” September 13. (ABC/Lou Rocco)

“To be fair, it hasn’t just been Republicans who have taken issue with the writing of this book. Some Democrats have come out as well,” Bila said to Clinton when discussing the book. “Former campaign surrogates of yours, former fundraisers, and said, ‘This book puts us in the past and we want to move forward, we want to figure out where to take this party, how to succeed in the future. And this places us in the past.’ How do you respond to Democrats also coming out in criticism of you writing this?”

Clinton fired back, “I think they first should read the book.”

According to an internal memo obtained by the Post, “View” producers told staffers that Bila is leaving to pursue other opportunities. An ABC insider told Fox News that “The View” executives have a short list of possible replacements and a new co-host is expected to be “named soon – likely weeks not months.”

The role of the token conservative on “The View” often becomes somewhat of a punching bag, as the rest of the women on the panel are typically liberal-leaning. Bila has filled the role since Candace Cameron Bure left in December. Nicolle Wallace and Elisabeth Hasselbeck are other co-hosts who have filled the now-vacant conservative seat.

Current co-hosts Whoopi Goldberg, Sunny Hostin, Joy Behar, Paula Faris and Sara Haines will likely be joined soon by a new conservative. “The View” has been plagued with turmoil since it was put under the jurisdiction of ABC’s news division in October 2014. Rosie O’Donnell, Rosie Perez, Michelle Collins and Raven-Symone – in addition to Bila, Bure and Wallace – have left the show since ABC News took over.

ABC declined to comment when reached by Fox News. Bila did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

Brian Flood covers the media for Fox News.

Follow him on Twitter at @briansflood.

Tom Brady and wife disagree over his retirement plans

Despite his age, Tom Brady has no plans to hang up his uniform any time soon. However, his wife might have a different feeling about the quarterback’s career future.
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 05: Model Gisele Bundchen (L) and NFL player Tom Brady attend the "Charles James: Beyond Fashion" Costume Institute Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 5, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images)

NEW YORK, NY – MAY 05: Model Gisele Bundchen (L) and NFL player Tom Brady attend the “Charles James: Beyond Fashion” Costume Institute Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 5, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images) (2014 Getty Images)

Despite his age, Tom Brady has no plans to hang up his uniform any time soon. However, his wife might have a different feeling about the quarterback’s career future.

Speaking to “CBS This Morning,” the New England Patriots star admitted that he has no plans to retire after this current season. In fact, he sees his career going well into his mid-40s. However, his wife, Gisele Bundchen, might have other thoughts on her husband’s continued activity in the full-contact sport.

“I think we go back and forth,” Brady said. “She’ll always say to me, ‘Well, ten years ago, you told me it was only going to be ten years. And now it’s ten years, and now you’re saying another, you know, five years.’”

While it seems that his wife would like her athlete husband to retire as soon as possible, it’s a particularly bad time for him to give his body a rest. The star is currently promoting a new book, “The TB12 Method: How to Achieve a Lifetime of Sustained Peak Performance.” The premise is to explain how Brady is able to be as athletic and strong at 40 as he was early on in his career. Obviously, retirement could undercut his message that he’s capable of preemptively preparing his body for the rigors of both old age and professional football.

As a result, it seems the star isn’t planning to address the concept of retirement until he’s 45. However, a lot can happen in five years.