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Superhero sequel “Avengers: Age of Ultron” continues its box office domination with $77.2 million in its second weekend. That brings its total domestic haul to $312.85 million in less than two weeks. Newcomer “Hot Pursuit” starring Reese Witherspoon and Sofia Vergara debuts in second place with $13.3 million. Lower budget film “The Age of Adaline” with Harrison Ford continues to do well with another $5.6 million. Deadline

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Animated sequels are quite common, but it has been over a decade since Pixar’s “The Incredibles” with no follow-up. Writer-director Brad Bird now confirms he is in the early stages of working on “The Incredibles 2.” The double Oscar winner has been busy with the film “Tomorrowland” starring George Clooney opening next week and previous hits “Ratatouille” and “Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol.” Vulture

Talk show host Kelly Ripa and MSNBC anchor Thomas Roberts are two of the top honorees at Saturday’s GLAAD Media Awards. Other winners at the New York event include “Last Week Tonight with John Oliver,” “L Word Mississipi: Hate the Sin,” “R&B Divas: Atlanta,” and “Nick News with Linda Ellerbee.” The Wrap

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Christina Hendricks is the Performer of the Week for last Sunday’s “Mad Men” episode titled “Lost Horizon.” Throughout the seven seasons of the Emmy-winning show, her character of Joan has continued her fight “to be taken seriously as a smart, beautiful woman” in the business world. In this episode, she stands up for herself with a new corporate boss and ultimately walks out with her head held high. TV Line

Eight-time Daytime Emmy winner Anthony Geary is leaving General Hospital.” After decades of playing Luke Spencer on the ABC program, he is “weary of the grind” and imagines his farewell storyline will be “bittersweet.” He will continue shooting new episodes through June and then depart. TV Guide

Tony Award-winning actress Elizabeth Wilson dies at age 94 in Connecticut. She won her award for the 1972 play “Sticks and Bones” and had an Emmy nomination for the 1987 miniseries “Nutcracker: Money, Madness and Murder.” She had memorable roles in the films “The Graduate,” “9 to 5,” “Quiz Show,” “The Addams Family,” and “Hyde Park on Hudson.” Hollywood Reporter

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