THIS WEEKEND’S TOP TEN MOVIES — APRIL 19-21
1. Oblivion, $38.1 million
2. 42, $18 million
3. The Croods, $9.5 million
4. Scary Movie 5, $6.3 million
5. G.I. Joe: Retaliation, $5.8 million
6. The Place Beyond the Pines, $4.7 million
7. Olympus Has Fallen, $4.5 million
8. Evil Dead, $4.1 million
9. Jurassic Park 3D, $4 million
10. Oz the Great and Powerful, $3 million
‘GLEE’ RENEWED FOR TWO MORE SEASONS: Fox has given Ryan Murphy’s Glee a renewal for a fifth and sixth season. Murphy released a statement saying, “I am very grateful to Kevin Reilly, Dana Walden and Gary Newman for their incredible support of this series from the beginning. But I also want to thank our loyal audience, whose passion and enthusiasm continue to amaze and inspire us.”
CAMERON DIAZ IN TALKS FOR ‘SEX TAPE’: Cameron Diaz has signed on to star with Jason Segel in the upcoming comedy Sex Tape. The Bad Teacher co-stars are reuniting to play a married couple who panic after losing a sex tape they make.
A CAPELLA REALITY SHOW IN THE WORKS: Coming off the success of Universal’s hit comedy Pitch Perfect, producers of American Idol are producing a new singing competition that pits college a cappela groups against one another. NBC has also announced plans to revive The Sing Off for another season.
MTV WILL NOT ALLOW ‘BUCKWILD’ TO GO TO ANOTHER NETWORK: Despite the hopes of producer J.P. Williams to find new life for Buckwild following MTV’s cancellation, the network has refused to give up the rights for it to be shopped around. Williams claims there is interest from other networks but MTV execs Van Toffler and Susanne Daniels refuse to relinquish ownership.
‘THOR’ SEQUEL POSTER REVEALED: Marvel studios has unveiled the first poster for Thor: The Dark World — the second installment in the Thor series. The poster features Chris Hemsworth in Thor’s famous costume while holding his iconic hammer. The first trailer for the film will debut on iTunes on April 23rd.
RESSE WITHERSPOON AND HUSBAND ARRESTED: Reese Witherspoon was arrested for disorderly conduct after she allegedly tried to interfere when officers were arresting her husband Jim Toth in Atlanta on Friday (April 19th) night for driving under the influence. She was reportedly told twice to stay in the car but ignored the officer’s request and screamed “Do you know my name?” as she was being cuffed. When the officer informed her that he did not know who she was, she replied, “You’re about to find out who I am.”
NEIL PATRICK HARRIS AND FAMILY ARE MOVING: Neil Patrick Harris is supposedly planning to move his family to New York City. Us magazine is claiming that the relocation will happen once Neil wraps the final season of How I Met Your Mother. Neil and his partner David Burtka gave a tour of their L.A. home on Oprah’s Next Chapter back in 2012.
GLAAD BANS BRET EASTON ELLIS FROM MEDIA AWARDS: Author and controversial tweeter Bret Easton Ellis revealed via Twitter on Friday (April 19th) that he was banned from attending the GLAAD media awards in L.A. on Saturday night (April 20th.) He wrote, “As a gay man in a domestic partnership who plans to get married I’m sad to hear I’ve been banned by GLAAD from attending tomorrow’s event. GLAAD is supposedly ‘furious’ about my tweets. And I’m guessing not the ones concerning my boyfriend or how sexy I think Adam Driver is.” GLAAD issued a statement to E! News saying, “GLAAD spoke with the guest who was planning to bring Bret about some of Bret’s recent remarks, which the gay community responded negatively to. We also asked for a time to sit down with Bret. They decided to replace Bret with a different guest and there has been no response to the offer of a meeting. We hope his tweets don’t overshadow the high-profile allies and everyday LGBT people who will be onstage tonight advocating for equality in the Boy Scouts, marriage and across the country.”
ZOOEY DESCHANEL MISTAKEN FOR BOSTON BOMBING SUSPECT: A local Fox affiliate in Dallas accidentally identified the Boston bombing suspect as Zooey Deschanel in the closed captioning during a broadcast on Friday (April 19th.) The mistake eventually caught the attention of the New Girl actress who wrote, “Whoa! Epic closed captioning fail!”
CLAIRE DANES BUYS NEW HOME IN MANHATTAN: Claire Danes and her husband Hugh Dancy have plopped down $6.8 million for a townhouse in Manhattan’s West Village. The five-bedroom home is four stories tall and includes a courtyard, terrace, library, and roof garden with stunning views. Danes sold her home in Soho back in November.
Kim Kardashian is officially divorced from Kris Humphries. According to TMZ, a judge decided to dissolve the marriage rather than grant the annulment that Kris had requested based on fraud.
Overall, Kim came out on top with the NBA player getting none of the $7 million he wanted from his money from his ex. Both parties will be responsible for paying their own attorney fees.
- The judge also reportedly wanted to hit Kris with a penalty for not showing up to the previous last week’s hearing but Kim asked the court to drop it.
Three Doors Down Bassist Arrested After Auto Accident
3 Doors Down bassist Todd Harrell was arrested and charged with vehicular homicide following a late Friday night (April 19th) car crash in Nashville, according to TMZ. Police said Harrell was allegedly speeding when his auto clipped a pickup truck and sent it spinning out of control. The truck hit a guardrail, went down an embankment and flipped over. The driver, Paul Howard Shoulders, Jr., was not wearing a seatbelt and was ejected from his truck. He was pronounced dead at a local hospital.
Harrell’s Cadillac struck a retaining wall and finally came to a stop about a quarter of a mile away. He allegedly showed signs of impairment during a field sobriety test and admitted to the police on the scene that he had been drinking hard cider in addition to taking Xanax and a prescription painkiller called Lortab.
- Davidson County Sheriff’s deputies then allegedly discovered a plastic bag in Harrell’s sock that contained more Xanax pills along with Oxycodone and Oxymorphone.
- Harrell was charged with vehicular homicide and bringing a controlled substance into the jail. He’s being held on $100,000 bond.
- The bassist was arrested on a DUI charge last July after crashing into another vehicle at an intersection. His previous run-ins with the law include assault charges in 2002 and 2004 as well as a disorderly conduct charge in 2005.
- 3 Doors Down’s most recent album was 2011’s Time Of My Life. The group just announced a new leg of summer dates with Daughtry, but it is not clear how Harrell’s status will affect the tour.