THIS WEEKEND’S TOP TEN MOVIES — FEBRUARY 8-10
- Identity Thief, $36.6 million
Warm Bodies, $11.5 million
Side Effects, $10 million
Silver Linings Playbook, $6.9 million
Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters, $5.8 million
Mama, $4.3 million
Zero Dark Thirty, $4 million
Argo, $2.5 million
Django Unchained, $2.3 million
Bullet to the Head, $2 million
BRADLEY COOPER’S MOM TELLS HIM TO MOVE ON: Much to the dismay of his mother, Bradley Cooper’s ex Zoe Saldana is reportedly trying to win him back. According to sources, Gloria Cooper advised her son that if the relationship has failed twice perhaps it is just not meant to be.
WHO’S KEEPING LINDSAY LOHAN AFLOAT?: Lindsay Lohan is apparently being taken care of financially by three super wealthy men who are helping her pay off her massive debt. Radar Online claims that Prince Haji Abdul Azim, Vikram Chatwal, and Domingo Zapata are all so smitten with Lilo that they have been helping her get by during her difficult time and she is hoping that if she ends up in jail one of them will pay her way out.
LENA DUNHAM RESPONDS TO ACCUSATIONS THAT SHE DIDN’T VOTE: Lena Dunham has responded to claims that she didn’t vote in the recent presidential election despite appearing in an ad trying to recruit people to the polls. The actress tweeted, “I did vote. I tried to get an absentee ballot but, because our nation’s voting system is a steampunk cornmaze, it didn’t arrive. So not to be a martyr about it but I flew to New York to vote. I wasn’t sure if my change of address had officially been registered so I went to my old polling place with my dad, where they let me vote by affidavit which was totally allowed. Obviously I voted for Romney. I hope everyone has a nice day.”
HELEN MIRREN DYED HER HAIR: Helen Mirren has dyed her hair bubblegum pink which she debuted at the BAFTA awards on Sunday (February 10th) in London. The 67-year-old actress told UK’s Daily Mail, “I mean, honestly, I was watching America’s Next Top Model and the season where there were the British girls. Well the British girl who won Sophie Sumner, she had pink hair, and I thought, ‘That looks really pretty.’ So I’m copying her, basically.”
CHLOE SEVIGNY GETS NAKED FOR NEW BOOK: Big Love star Chloe Sevigny was photographed nude for a new coffee table book called The World of Wonder. The book celebrates the 21 years of the World of Wonder production company which is behind projects like RuPaul’s Drag Race and The Eyes of Tammy Faye.
CHRISTINA RICCI TO STAR IN NBC COMEDY: Former Pan-Am actress Christina Ricci has been tapped to star in the NBC sitcom Girlfriend In A Coma. Ricci will play a woman who wakes up from a coma after many years to discover she has a 17-year-old daughter.
NBC CANCELS ‘DO NO HARM’: NBC has cancelled the drama Do No Harm after just two episodes. The series premiere scored the lowest ratings of any in-season scripted show in the history of the Big Four networks.
CW CASTS ACTRESS TO PLAY MARY QUEEN OF SCOTS: A young Australian actress named Adelaide Kane has landed the lead role of Mary Queen of Scots in the CW drama Reign. The series follows Mary as she arrives in France as a 15-year-old engaged to Prince Francis.
ELLEN PAGE TO MAKE DIRECTORIAL DEBUT: Juno actress Ellen Page will make her directorial debut on the film Miss Stevens. Anna Farris is attached to star in the title role about a teacher chaperoning a group of high school students to a drama competition.
BOONDOCK SAINTS PRODUCER DEAD AT 42: Chris Brinker, producer of Boondock Saints, has passed away at the age of 42. Doctors at Kaiser’s L.A. Medical Center were unable to fix an aortic aneurysm he suffered on Thursday evening.
Charlie Sheen has released a video urging the LAPD cop killer Christopher Dorner to contact him to put an end to his rampage. Dorner singled out Sheen in his manifesto saying, “Charlie Sheen, you’re effin awesome” which prompted the actor to aid police in their attempt to apprehend the alleged murderer.
In the video posted to TMZ on Saturday, Charlie says, “I am urging you to call me. Let’s figure out together how to end this thing. Call me. I look forward to talking to you.”
- Dorner also referenced Mia Farrow, Michelle Obama, and Anderson Cooper in his final testament which he posted to his Facebook account.
- As of Sunday evening, the police have still not captured Christopher who is believed to have killed three people.
Melissa McCarthy’s new film Identity Thief was a huge hit at the box office over the weekend but critics didn’t seem too enthusiastic about the comedy. One review, written by Rex Reed of the New York Observer, has come under fire for referring to the actress as “tractor-sized” and a “hippo” while bashing the movie. The 74-year-old critic described Melissa’s career as a study in “being obese and obnoxious with equal success.”
According to the Hollywood Reporter, industry heavyweights and web commenters alike have come to the defense of McCarthy and had some harsh words for Mr. Reed. Bridesmaids director Paul Feig tweeted, “For his catty and school bully name-calling of the supremely talented Melissa McCarthy, I cordially invite Mr. Rex Reed to go f**k himself.” One commenter on the Observer’s website wrote, “He’s pushing 80 and will be dead soon. Enjoy your remaining years, a***ole!”
- Other commenters suggested that Reed would never write those things about overweight men like Jonah Hill or John Goodman.
- Rex also got into some hot water for suggesting that Sarah Jessica Parker should get wart-removal surgery in his review of the Sex and the City movie.