THIS WEEKEND’S TOP TEN MOVIES — DECEMBER 7-9
- Skyfall, $11 million
- Rise of the Guardians, $10.5 million
- The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn — Part 2, $9.2 million
- Lincoln, $9.1 million
- Life of Pi, $8.3 million
- Playing for Keeps, $6 million
- Wreck-It Ralph, $4.9 million
- Red Dawn, $4.3 million
- Flight, $3.1 million
- Killing Them Softly, $2.7 million
LINDSAY LOHAN CAN BARELY PAY RENT: Lindsay Lohan’s financial situation may have earned millions this year but her financial situation is reportedly pretty dire. Sources are telling TMZ that Lindsay has been trying to scrape together the money to pay her $8,000 rent each month.
ZSA ZSA GABOR IS BACK IN THE HOSPITAL: Zsa Zsa Gabor was rushed to UCLA medical center to be treated for an infection that developed around her feeding tube. The 95-year-old actress underwent surgery to treat the infection and remains in the hospital so her recovery could be monitored.
DEMI MOORE BROUGHT A STRAY CAT TO DINNER: Demi Moore has been partying in Miami during Art Basel week and apparently brought a stray cat she found on the street to dinner for a Chanel party. The kitten apparently say on Demi’s lap throughout the meal as she was cuddling and petting it.
JOHN TRAVOLTA SHUTS DOWN GAY BOOK: The author of a book alleging John Travolta frequented gay bathhouses has been ordered to pay the actor’s legal fees which adds up to around $139,645.17. The author’s libel case against Travolta was thrown out of court in September and John’s lawyers are warning that the same thing will happen to anyone who tries to file ridiculous lawsuits against him.
DID ARIEL WINTER’S MOM TRY TO LEAK NAKED PICTURES?: A publicist has come forward claiming that Ariel Winter’s mother tried to leak naked pictures of her older sister to tarnish her reputation. Crystal Workman denies the incident but the publicist insists that he was emailed the revealing photos and that is was Crystal who described them as nude.
KRISTEN STEWART CONFIRMS NEW ROLE: Kristen Stewart has revealed that she has scored the role to play opposite Ben Affleck in Focus. The film is about a veteran con artist who teams up with a young woman who is new to the business.
JAMES VAN DER BEEK SHOOTS DOWN REUNION RUMORS: James Van Der Beek spoke to Anderson Cooper and made it known that he’s sick of being asked about a Dawson’s Creek reunion. He explained, “Well because there is no real good answer. Nobody is writing it, nobody’s producing it. It’s just stupid.”
‘IRON MAN 3’ CASTS ITS VILLAIN: Chinese character actor Wang Xuegui has been cast to play the role of Dr. Wu in Iron Man 3. He can currently be seen in Caught in the Web — China’s official entry to the foreign language film category for the Oscars.
‘NIGHT COURT’ CREATOR HAS DIED: Reinhold Weege, best known as the creator of the 1980’s sitcom Night Court has passed away at the age of 62. Weege also worked on Barney Miller, MASH, Park Place, and Fish.
L.A. FILM CRITICS UNVEIL YEAR’S BEST LIST: The Los Angeles Film Critics Association has named its best of 2012 winners. Amour took the top film prize while The Master took best director, actor, and supporting actress. Here’s the complete list: http://bit.ly/UpwVaJ
The happy news of Kate Middleton’s pregnancy has taken a tragic turn as a nurse at King Edward VII Hospital has committed suicide over a prank from an Australian radio station. On Friday (December 7th), 46-year-old Jacintha Saldanha was found unconscious and pronounced dead at the scene.
Jacintha Saldanha was the victim of a seemingly innocent stunt involving two DJs who called the hospital where Middleton had been receiving care and pretended to be Queen Elizabeth and Prince Charles. Saldanha received the call and put it through to a second nurse who went on to give out private information about Kate and her pregnancy.
- Gossipcop is reporting that the radio personalities, Mel Greig and Michael Christian, have stopped doing their show until further notice out of respect over the incident.
- A statement from St. James’ Palace reads, “The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are deeply saddened to learn of the death of Jacintha Saldanha. Their thoughts and prayers are with Jacintha Saldanha’s family, friends and colleagues at this very sad time.”