July 30, 2013 |
The Wolverine , with Hugh Jackman back for a sixth go as the mutant with the dagger digits, clawed to the top of the box office food chain over the weekend, debuting with a North American gate of $55 million for Twentieth Century Fox, according to studio estimates. The Conjuring , a low-budget horror offering from Warner Bros. that grabbed the top spot last week, slipped to the second spot, with $22.1 mil. Third place went to Despicable Me 2 , which pulled in $16 million for Universal.
December 25, 2012 |
A petition calling on the government to deport Piers Morgan for voicing antigun views had amassed more than 47,000 signatures Monday, three days after it was posted on the White House's petition website by Infowars.com. Morgan has called for stricter gun-control laws in the wake of the massacre in Newtown, Conn., and called a gun advocate who appeared on his CNN show an "unbelievably stupid man. " The petition demands that Morgan, a foreign national, "be deported immediately for his effort to undermine the Bill of Rights" and for using his TV show "to stage attacks against the rights of American citizens.
February 7, 2013 |
We're just going to write it. We don't claim to comprehend it. Says here that 80 percent of the surviving members of Monty Python's Flying Circus will do a new Monty P movie, a sci-fi flick, starring, of course . . . Robin Williams . Working title: Absolutely Anything . Well, in the Mork and Mindy days, Robin was sort of Pythonish. That was faux-sci-fi. Fo fum. Fo Forbes, the source of this tale. Robin will play a dog's voice, and extant Pythons John Cleese , Michael Palin , Terry Gilliam , and Terry Jones (who'll also direct)
February 2, 2013 |
John Mayer , whose tempestuous relationship with Taylor Swift inspired some of her nicest songs, is offering the same services to another A-list singer, Katy Perry . Mayer tells Rolling Stone he's a misunderstood dude. His love life, he says, has always been as serene as the sweetest spring zephyr ever to grace a John Keats poem. "I haven't had any trouble in my private life at all," John says. His thing with Perry, he insists, is sweet. "It's been . . . I mean, I'm quite happy.
March 1, 2012 |
You could say Leon Purvis is living the Justin Bieber dream: the small-town obscurity, the chutzpah, and eventually maybe even the celebrity. While Bieber's star rose from Canada, Purvis hails from working-class Glassboro, where he has invited the teen pop sensation to join him at the prom June 2. As a "bro," not a boyfriend. "He can bring Selena Gomez," says Purvis, 16, referring to Bieber's singer-actress love. "I'll bring a girl, too, although I don't have a date yet. I just want Justin to have a normal night.
January 29, 2013 |
Justin Bieber , 18, has finally spoken out about his breakup with Selena Gomez , the biggest love upset since Britney Spears and Justin Timberlake broke the planet's heart 11 years ago. "I'm not in the happiest place that I've ever been," Justin tells Billboard. "I'm trying to get through what I'm going through. . . . I have my really close friends to cheer me up and keep me going. " The "Boyfriend" singer says his pain is compounded by the media's endless speculation.
March 1, 2011 |
That Charlie Sheen , what a card. Heh, heh . Wants his show back. Ha, ha. And he wants a raise. Ho, ho, ho. Oh, stop! Ah, but it's true. In an interview Monday on NBC's Today , the roistering star of Two and a Half Men, which CBS pulled the plug on last week for the rest of the season, said he'll come back for $3 mil per episode, up from the $1.8 mil per he reportedly has been getting. Over on ABC's Good Morning America, Chas said he planned to sue CBS. "I've got a whole family to support and love," he said.
July 5, 2011 |
It's post-holiday album cleanup time, as we acknowledge recent releases and newbies hitting music stores and sites today. BARRY'S THE MAN: If you'd characterize Neil Diamond "a rocker," the same can now be said for Barry Manilow with "15 Minutes" (Stiletto, B) , his first album of original material in a decade. Within the story-telling theme - the 15 minutes of fame and (inevitable) fall from grace of a contemporary musician - we do get treated to several rocking tunes, but, come on - it's Barry (Mr. Middle of the Road)
January 17, 2011 |
IF YOU'VE EVER been to a movie junket (guilty!) and watched the Hollywood Foreign Press at work, they're a group of very nice people, with, dare we say, questionable taste. Except when it comes to hors d'ouvres, hotel food and liquor. But they do put on a glitzy TV show, the Golden Globes, that's unfortunately long on chatter and short on entertainment. Snarky British comedian Ricky Gervais got the show started with a brief round of jokes. He first hailed the show as a night of drinking and partying "or as Charlie Sheen calls it . . . breakfast.
November 16, 2012
THERE WILL BE NO rebound relations for Selena Gomez and Justin Bieber. Sources close to the Disney starlet say that another woman was definitely involved in the split. To prove her point, Gomez has blocked Bieber from "her phone numbers and other communication devices," according to TMZ, although the site also notes Gomez is still following Bieber on Twitter. TMZ doesn't get it, but every girl likes to check up on her man, even if she's kicked him to the curb. Lemon, linked Liz Lemon of "30 Rock" - played by Upper Darby's own Tina Fey - is getting hitched.