Sideshow: Chris Brown, Smith siblings BET winners

Posted: June 27, 2011

LOS ANGELES - Chris Brown won a pair of prizes at Sunday's BET Awards. The 21-year-old singer and the night's leading nominee won best male R&B artist and best collaboration for his song "Look At Me Now" with Lil Wayne and Busta Rhymes.

Nicki Minaj won for best female hip-hop artist.

Kanye West won for best male hip-hop artist but wasn't on hand to accept the trophy.

Diddy Dirty Money was named best group. Jaden Smith and Willow Smith tied as winners of the Young Stars award.

Craig and Weisz wed

Daniel Craig and Rachel Weisz, who play husband and wife in an upcoming film, have taken the roles to heart. Robin Baun of Slate PR, which represents Craig, says that the actor and Weisz have married. She did not offer any details.

Craig is the latest James Bond and will star in The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo. Weisz won an Academy Award for The Constant Gardener and starred in The Mummy. The two costar as a married couple in the unreleased film Dream House.


'Cars 2' takes the lead

Pixar Animation remains undefeated at the box-office races. The Disney unit's animated sequel Cars 2 cruised to a No. 1 finish with a $68 million opening weekend, according to studio estimates Sunday. That makes 12 wins in a row for Pixar since the company's first feature film, 1995's Toy Story.

 The original Cars had a $60.1 million debut in 2006, but factoring in today's higher admission prices, it sold more tickets than Cars 2.

Placing second was Cameron Diaz's classroom comedy Bad Teacher with $31 million. The previous weekend's No. 1 flick, Ryan Reynolds' Green Lantern, fell to third place with $18.4 million.


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