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Last Update on July 07, 2015 07:06 GMT

BOX OFFICE

NEW YORK (AP) -- Three weeks after opening, Pixar's "Inside Out" has finally slayed the dinosaurs of "Jurassic World." The animated flick took in $29.8 million over the July 4 weekend for Disney, enough to barely surpass Universal's successful Jurassic Park reboot, which pulled in $29.2 million on its fourth weekend. Two new releases struggled to find moviegoers over the summer holiday. Paramount's "Terminator Genisys," which cost $155 million to produce, made $42.5 million since it opened Wednesday. Warner Bros.' "Magic Mike XXL" earned $27.9 million over five days of release. Though made for just $15 million, the sequel to the 2012 hit starring Channing Tatum didn't draw as much as expected.

AP correspondent Carlotta Bradley reports there's a new number one at the movie box office.

OBIT-JERRY WEINTRAUB

NEW YORK (AP) -- Jerry Weintraub, the manager who pushed the career of John Denver and produced hit movies like "Nashville" and "Ocean's Eleven," has died. He was 77. Weintraub's representatives say he died Monday of cardiac arrest in Santa Barbara, California. Weintraub became a top concert promoter in the 1970s, working with the likes of Elvis Presley and shaping John Denver's career. He then tackled the movie business and produced such films as "Oh, God," "Diner" and "The Karate Kid" and its sequels. Though Weintraub's attempt to found his own studio ended in bankruptcy, his success as an independent producer spanned decades, including 2013's Emmy-winning "Behind the Candelabra." He died with numerous projects in development, including the HBO series "The Brink" and an upcoming remake of "Tarzan."

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Longtime Hollywood producer Jerry Weintraub has died of cardiac arrest at 77. AP correspondent Sandy Kozel reports on his career.

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AP correspondent Sandy Kozel reports producer Jerry Weintraub had a long and varied career.

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"Ocean's Eleven" producer Jerry Weintraub said, in a 2001 interview, that he felt the whole cast deserved recognition. (cut used in wrap)

PEOPLE-CAITLYN JENNER

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Caitlyn Jenner is moving from the TV screen to the editorial pages, again. Jenner will be penning weekly online articles about LGBT people and issues. Jenner's spokesman, Alan Nierob, said Monday that the editorials on the celebrity website WhoSay are part of Jenner's effort to explore topics that concern the LGBT community. This month, the former Bruce Jenner will be featured in an eight-episode series depicting her transition to a new life as a woman. The series, titled "I Am Cait," debuts July 26 on the E! Entertainment channel.

PENN AND TELLER KEEP SAFETY FIRST

NEW YORK (AP) -- Even if Penn and Teller are swallowing needles, they're safe the entire time. Penn Jillette says every trick they do is 100 percent safe. He says he doesn't like the kind of magic that pretends there's real human danger, but to make sure there is no danger, he and Teller need to be very careful. That means they also don't do tricks just to keep themselves amused. Jillette says doing tricks for the audience is enough for them. Penn and Teller are doing a six-week run on Broadway beginning today.

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Penn Jillette says they never take a risk they can't handle.

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Penn Jillette says their tricks are always safe.

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Penn Jillette says they've had tricks that didn't work but everyone has largely remained safe.

 
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