February 25, 2014 |
In its third weekend, The Lego Movie still leads at the box office, besting 3 Days to Kill and Pompeii on their opening weekends. The animated Warner Bros. film earned $31.5 million, pushing its domestic total past $183 million. Relativity Media's 3 Days to Kill , starring Kevin Costner and Amber Heard , came in second with $12.3 million, and Sony's Pompeii took the third-place slot with $10 million. Justin justice TMZ says Justin Bieber will reject the plea deal prosecutors in his Miami Beach DUI case have offered - community service, an alcohol ed course, and random drug testing - because, sources tell TMZ, he won't go for any plea that includes probation, meaning the judge can throw the book at him if he screws up. Self-knowledge is a good thing.
February 12, 2014 |
TMZ is offering something close to proof that Justin Bieber was indeed the main-mini-man behind the alleged Jan. 9 egging of his next-door neighbor's house. The gossip site posted a video shot by someone unlucky enough to occupy the just-yolked Calabasas, Calif., abode, midshelling. Although the shaky camera work captures neither a single person, disgruntled chicken nor future Humpty Dumpty, the audio does reveal several rotten epithets slung in a raspy yet youthful voice that certainly resembles that of the downward-spiraling, Canadian-born 19-year-old pop star determined to put the final syllable in Calabasas.
February 7, 2014 |
THE DEATH of Philip Seymour Hoffman may end up taking a quartet of drug dealers off the streets of Manhattan. Four people were taken into custody on drug charges after police investigating Hoffman's death executed search warrants, two people with knowledge of the investigation said yesterday. The medical examiner's office, meanwhile, said that more tests are needed to determine what killed him. We're not coroners here at Tattle, but unless that needle in Hoffman's arm was giving him a B-12 shot, we think we know what killed him. There was no timetable for Hoffman's autopsy to be finished, said medical examiner office spokeswoman Julie Bolcer , who declined to discuss the pending tests.
February 1, 2014 |
Leno: Leaving on a high note "We've been No. 1, and we're leaving No. 1, and I feel good about that," Jay Leno , 63, tells USA Today about his 22-year reign at The Tonight Show , which ends Feb. 6. "People say, 'You could have gotten another couple of years,' but . . . then it becomes diminishing returns. " Leno, who owns more than 100 classic, rare, and cool cars, adds, "This feels right this time. " His next move? Taking his stand-up act on the road. The Tonight Show , ruled with a velvet fist for three decades by Johnny Carson , will be back Feb. 17 with Jimmy Fallon , 39, as the new host in its old home: Fallon is returning the show to New York.
January 31, 2014 |
J ustin Bieber has a new Belieber. Crack-smoking Toronto Mayor Rob Ford has risen to the defense of his fellow Canadian after the Biebs was charged with assault Wednesday for allegedly hitting a Toronto limo driver several times in the back of the head in an incident last month. Maybe Bieber was playing the Knockout Game. News of the Canadian charges broke a few hours after the fading teenage pop star's attorney entered a separate not guilty plea in Florida to drunken-driving and other charges.
January 31, 2014 |
COME September, M. Night Shyamalan is expected to be shooting again in Philadelphia. And he's bringing Bruce Willis with him. Deadline.com reports that the director and star behind "The Sixth Sense" and "Unbreakable" will reteam for "Labor of Love," from a script a young Shyamalan sold to 20th Century Fox in 1993 that has remained unproduced. A hint that the script has been sitting on the shelf awhile? Willis will play the owner of a Philadelphia book store whose wife dies in a tragic accident.
January 29, 2014 |
Quentin T. sues Gawker Quentin Tarantino reportedly threw a tantrum when his new script, The Hateful Eight , was leaked online, and vowed never to make the film! Now QT has filed a copyright infringement lawsuit against gossip site Gawker, which posted a link to the screenplay, says TMZ. "Gawker Media has made a business of predatory journalism, violating people's rights to make a buck . . . . This time they went too far," reads the suit. How much does QT want in damages? Unknown.
January 26, 2014 |
Why we love Patti LaBelle See, Patti LaBelle is all Philly. She says what she's thinking. Here it is, almost Grammy night, and Patti, 69, wants the world to know. She says she's no diva. The word's overused, and besides, "all these little heifers who can't sing are called divas!" Like who? She names no names. We feel she'd have a long list. Can we be serious for a sec? We hereby join the meme of "Is Justin Bieber the same person as Miley Cyrus ?"! It has to be true.
January 25, 2014 |
Bieber: Sooo (not) bad! Mere days after news broke that Los Angeles cops chose not to arrest Justin Bieber after finding oodles and noodles of marijuana and pills at his house, the kid goes and gets himself busted. Police in Miami Beach on Thursday morning arrested Bieber, 19, and charged him with DUI, resisting arrest without violence, drag racing, and driving (a Lamborghini!) with an expired license. (A Philly connection: Reports say that at the time of the arrest, the little Bieby was with Chantel Jeffries , ex-gf of Eagles receiver DeSean Jackson !
January 24, 2014 |
J USTIN BIEBER. You are so not taking my niece to the prom in nine years. Why such a future rejection, you ask, oh, once-sweet pop star? I'll be honest. It was yesterday morning's drunken/stoned/stupid/stupor arrest in Miami Beach for drag racing. And resisting arrest. And DUI (that you admitted). And dropping F-bombs to cops like they were "Yes, sirs. " And driving with an expired Georgia license (06/24/2013, to be precise). Also, the way you rolled up the sleeves of your red prison shirt.