THIS WEEKEND’S TOP TEN MOVIES — JULY 6-8
- The Amazing Spider-Man, $65 million
Ted, $32.6 million
Brave, $20.2 million
Savages, $16.2 million
Magic Mike, $15.6 million
Tyler Perry’s Madea’s Witness Protection, $10.2 million
Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted, $7.7 million
Katy Perry: Part of Me, $7.2 million
Moonrise Kingdom, $4.6 million
To Rome with Love, $3.5 million
SIENNA MILLER GIVES BIRTH: Sienna Miller reportedly gave birth to her first child in London over the weekend. Us Weekly reported that Miller and her fiance Tom Sturridge welcomed a baby — however there has been no word on the exact birth date, a name or gender. The two have been dating for over a year and Miller stepped out with an engagement ring in February.
ANGLELINA WEARS ENGAGEMENT RING FOR SARAJEVO HONOR: Angelina Jolie is an Honorary Citizen of Sarajevo. The actress, who wrote and directed In the Land of Blood and Honey — about a Serbian man and a Bosnian woman who fall in love — was honored at the 18th Sarajevo Film Festival in Bosnia. In accepting the award she said, “The time I spent and the people I met in Bosnia have changed me forever. I can’t tell you how much it means to me to be named an honorary citizen of Sarajevo, a city so dear to my heart.” Jolie wore her engagement ring to the ceremony — the first time she’s sported the bling for a public event.
ELLIE KEMPER GETS MARRIED: Ellie Kemper is married. The Bridesmaids/The Office star tied the knot with longtime boyfriend Michael Koman on Saturday (July 7th) in New York. Koman is a writer who previously worked for Conan O’Brien. Kristen Wiig and Mindy Kaling were among the guests at the nuptials.
SCOUT WILLIS FIGHTING DRINKING CHARGE: Bruce Willis and Demi Moore’s daughter Scout is fighting the charges against her stemming from a June arrest. The 20-year-old was busted for allegedly drinking in public and giving officers a fake ID — but her lawyer is arguing that the beer she’s accused of drinking doesn’t exist. Scout was cited for drinking a “Pakistani beer,” but her lawyer claims that Pakistan’s only brewery, Murree Brewery, doesn’t make the 8-ounce can and isn’t even available in the U.S. Willis is due in court July 31.
SNOOKI ISN’T MARRIED YET: There’s been no secret wedding between Snooki and her fiance Jionni LaValle. Rumors about the couple’s marital status were raised after last Thursday’s episode of Snooki & Jwoww, in which the pregnant star’s name was listed on her ultrasound as Nicole LaValle. However an insider confirmed to TMZ, “Snooki is 100% not married . . . yet.”
CATERINA SCORSONE GIVES BIRTH: Private Practice star Caterina Scorsone gave birth to her first child on July 6th. The 30-year-old and her husband Rob Giles welcomed a daughter at their home, who was delivered at home with the help of midwives. Scorsone plays Dr. Amelia Shepherd on the ABC medical drama.
‘BACHELORLETTE’ RESULT LEAKED? The Bachelor fan site Reality Steve has apparently leaked the ending of The Bachelorette. According to the blog, Emily Maynard got engaged in Curacao — to Jef. Steve wrote that it took him “six weeks to get it confirmed, but by golly, I’m finally glad I did.” Steve added, “What I do know now is that Emily and Jef left Curacao as an engaged couple and are still engaged today. Not sure who went home after the overnights (if anyone), not sure who (if anyone) met Ricki, not sure if the final rose ceremony has one, two, or three guys proposing. I just know that Jef definitely proposed in Curacao, she accepted, and they are engaged.”
‘BETHENNY’ REPORTEDLY GETTING NATIONAL SYNDICATION: Bethenny Frankel’s talk show is reportedly poised to receive nationwide distribution. Bethenny has been airing in six test markets for the past month, and has generated strong ratings compared with programming from the same time last year. GossipCop.com reported that an announcement about countrywide syndication will be made shortly.
‘HAPPY DAYS’ LAWSUIT SETTLED: Several cast members from Happy Days have settled a lawsuit with CBS over royalties from the show. Erin Moran (Joanie), Anson Williams (Potsie), Donny Most (Ralph) Marion Ross (Marion), and Patricia Bosley, the widow of Tom Bosley (Howard) sued the network for using their images in merchandising and reportedly each got $65,000 in addition to future royalties.
‘ANGER MANAGEMENT’ RATINGS DROP: The ratings for Charlie Sheen’s Anger Management took a big drop in its second week on the air. The FX sitcom debuted to 5.5 million viewers — but only 3.4 million tuned in a week later. The 38 percent slide is much larger than the 12 percent dip that EW.com said was the norm.
Oscar-winner Ernest Borgnine died on Sunday (July 8th) at the age of 95. The actor’s spokesperson confirmed that the cause of death was renal failure, and noted that Borgnine was surrounded by his family at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center as he passed.
Borgnine worked in Hollywood for six decades, winning an Academy Award for his role in 1955′s Marty and starring as Lieutenant Commander Quinton McHale on McHale’s Navy along the way.
Borgnine was born in 1917 and joined the Navy in 1935, serving ten years and achieving the rank of Gunner’s Mate 1st Class. He began to pursue acting after World War II and got his big break in 1953′s Best Picture of the Year From Here to Eternity opposite Frank Sinatra.
He was still on television in the ’90s, playing a doorman on The Single Guy and providing the voice of superhero Mermaid Man in SpongeBob SquarePants.
Borgnine had four children and was married five times, including to Ethel Merman in 1964 — a union that lasted less than six weeks. He once called the Merman marriage the “biggest mistake of my life. I thought I was marrying [singer] Rosemary Clooney.”
- He married his last wife Tova Traesnaes in 1973 and they were together until his death.