April 14, 2015 |
"FURIOUS 7" kept up its fast pace in its second weekend, racing away with $60.6 million at North American theaters and bringing its box-office total to a high-octane $252.5 million, according to studio estimates yesterday. Globally, it has already crossed $800 million in its first two weeks of release. The weekend international total was boosted by the film premiering in China yesterday, where it earned an estimated $68.6 million in just one day. The Hollywood studios basically ceded the weekend to the revved-up franchise.
February 28, 2015 |
LiLo serves it wrong Lindsay Lohan got slapped up Wednesday morning by Superior Court Judge Mark Young in L.A. He was distinctly unthrilled by 125 hours of community service LiLo said she'd performed while in London. Called them "unacceptable. " (Some of the time claimed was silly: four hours for LiLo to perform David Mamet 's play Speed-the-Plow in the West End, and two more to meet fans afterward.) Do 'em over!, he told her. That's like six full days of community service.
February 27, 2015
YESTERDAY was such an unfair day for the fairer sex. Take Lindsay Lohan . Please. In 2012, her Porsche rear-ended an 18-wheeler on the Pacific Coast Highway. ( Bruce Jenner was not involved, according to witnesses.) Afterward, Lindz denied she had been driving. She was convicted of reckless driving. Lo, those three years ago, a totally mean-face Santa Monica judge ordered Lohan to perform 240 hours (that's like, 100 nonstop days, FYI) of community service. She was supposed to finish those hours months ago. There was a glitch.
January 30, 2015 |
THE LOS ANGELES Times reports that Sly Stone (a/k/a Sylvester Stewart) has been awarded $5 million in royalties and damages by an L.A. County court following a suit against his former manager Jerry Goldstein , attorney Glenn Stone (no relation to Sly) and Even St. Productions. Five million? Boom shaka-laka-laka. Boom shaka-laka-laka . Sly's 2010 complaint, the Times wrote, accused Goldstein and partners with unjust enrichment, fraud, breach of contract, negligence and dozens of other charges stemming from money earned by Sly and (his band)
November 1, 2014 |
"I'm proud to be gay, and I consider being gay among the greatest gifts God has given me," says Apple head honcho Tim Cook in a new essay in Bloomberg Businessweek. Well, he may be proud, but he never acknowledged it publicly before. He said that announcing it "wasn't an easy choice. " May we someday have a world in which it's easy. As it is, some behind-the-timesers, I guess, have their knickers in a bunch. Cook is now one of the highest-ranking businesspeople of self-acknowledged same-sex orientation.
June 27, 2014 |
AFTER questionable career comeback choices playing Elizabeth Taylor on Lifetime and opposite porn star James Deen in "The Canyons," Lindsay Lohan is going to try the theeeyatuh. Lindsay will move to London to make her professional stage debut this September in a revival of "Speed-the-Plow," a Hollywood satire by David Mamet . Lindsay will take the relatively small but complex role of an ambitious secretary in Mamet's drama about two Hollywood producers trying to close a major deal.
April 23, 2014 |
ALL THIS chatter about Lindsay Lohan turning her life around is making our head spin. Like Linda Blair in "The Exorcist. " Lindsay's clearly learned the "recovery" talking points as recent TV talk-show appearances have shown, but as for heading down the track towards sobriety and an acting career? It still seems as if she's facing an oncoming train. Take the latest bits of news: The cigarette-smoky-voiced actress revealed that she suffered a miscarriage during the filming of the shooting of her OWN network documentary series chronicling her life after rehab.
April 17, 2014
Coachella, the fashion monster! That there Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival in Indio, Calif., has gotten outer-of-hand faster than you can spell Coachella, which we can't. It's like Woodstock for millionaires. It's now a place for celebs to be seen, and they've turned it into a whacked-out fashion launching pad, outhippie-ing the hippies and outcooling the coolers. We know, we know, Beyoncé . But also Kendall and Kylie Jenner , all in black, goth and goony. They and Selena Gomez have started this wildfire fad of bindis - fey 21st-century forehead jewelry.
February 21, 2014 |
THERE'S a line as far as Lindsay Lohan is concerned, and Fox News has apparently crossed it, her lawyers said in a letter to the "Fair & Balanced" channel. Earlier this month, Fox News guest commentator Michelle Fields claimed on Sean Hannity 's show that the troubled actress and her mother, Dina Lohan , were doing cocaine together, according to the letter written by LiLo's lawyer Mark Heller and reported by RadarOnline.com. "On February 4, 2014, the Fox News Channel broadcasted a blatantly false, malicious, defamatory and reckless statement on the program entitled 'Great American Panel' hosted by Sean Hannity," Heller wrote.
December 17, 2013 |
ON THE SAME weekend that Khloe Kardashian filed for divorce from Lamar Odom , the New York Daily News said she was rumored to be "dating" Los Angeles Dodger Matt Kemp . They've been seen together a lot recently - attending the same events, going to the same gym . . . at the same time. You know. The New York paper also reports that Lamar says he wanted out of the marriage first, but in a family soap opera is time really relevant? And across the pond, London's Daily Mail reports that One Direction 's Harry Styles left his boy bandmates in France to jet back to London to show up at Kendall Jenner 's hotel room in the middle of the night.