THIS WEEKEND’S TOP TEN MOVIES — JANUARY 4-6
- Texas Chainsaw 3-D, $23 million
Django Unchained, $20.1 million
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, $17.5 million
Les Miserables, $16.1 million
Parental Guidance, $10.1 million
Jack Reacher, $9.3 million
This Is 40, $8.6 million
Lincoln, $5.3 million
The Guilt Trip, $4.5 million
Promised Land, $4.3 million
RYAN MURPHY TO DIRECT JULIA ROBERTS AND MARK RUFFALO: Julia Roberts and Mark Ruffalo have been cast in Ryan Murphy’s film adaptation of The Normal Heart. The film is based on the stage play written by Tony-winning Larry Kramer.
PRODUCTION COMPANIES BEHIND ‘THE BACHELOR’ SUE SPOILER SITE: Producers of The Bachelor are suing the website RealitySteve.com for illegally obtaining information regarding the show’s results every episode. The site’s creator, Stephen Carbone, claims he did not break any laws to get his information and believes that the lawsuit just confirms that his posts are always accurate.
‘UP ALL NIGHT’ CREATOR EXITS SERIES: Emily Spivey, creator of Up All Night, has exited the series in light of NBC’s attempt to reboot the series. In addition to Spivey’s exit, the show will have a studio audience and a new show runner when it resumes production in February.
SARAH MICHELLE GELLAR EYEING RETURN TO TV: Sarah Michelle Gellar is attached to star in a new sitcom from 20th Century Fox. The show is about the hijinks that two moms get into while their kids are at school.
ANNA FARIS LANDS CHUCK LORRE PILOT: House Bunny star Anna Faris has signed on to star in the new Chuck Lorre pilot called Mom. Faris will play a newly sober mother trying to rebuild her life in Napa Valley.
BETHENNY FRANKEL FILES FOR DIVORCE: After announcing her separation only weeks ago, Bethenny Frankel has officially filed for divorce from Jason Hoppy. Frankel filed a summons for divorce in New York last week.
‘CRIMINAL MINDS’ STAR ARRESTED FOR DUI: Thomas Gibson, star of Criminal Minds and Dharma & Greg, was arrested in downtown Los Angeles for driving under the influence. Gibson reportedly tried to drive through a part of town that was sectioned off for a half marathon even after law enforcement stopped him.
HULK HOGAN REFILES SEX TAPE LAWSUITS: Hulk Hogan has consolidated his lawsuits and refiled in Florida state court against Gawker media and Heather Clem. Bringing both of his suits under the same roof will mean less paperwork and less attorney fees for the former wrestler.
PATRICK DEMPSEY WINS BID FOR COFFEE CHAIN: Patrick Dempsey’s bid to buy out Tully’s Coffee has been accepted. Dempsey beat out Starbucks and other competitors to gain ownership of the chain and save hundreds of jobs.
SCIENTISTS NAME BEE SPECIES AFTER ‘BIG BANG THEORY’ CATCHPHRASE: Brazilian biologist Andre Nemesio has named a new bee species he discovered after Sheldon Cooper’s ‘bazinga’ catchphrase from The Big Bang Theory. Producers for the show have commented that Sheldon Cooper would be honored to learn that he was the inspiration for the Euglossa Bazinga.
The children of Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt learned a valuable lesson about crying wolf after one of them sounded an alarm at their Hollywood Hills home. Law enforcement sources told TMZ that police arrived at the couple’s mansion via helicopter and cars on Friday (January 4th) only to discover it was a false alarm.
Brad and Angelina were reportedly not home at the time but the nanny informed the officers that it was all a big mistake. There is no word on which child pushed the panic button.