THIS WEEKEND’S TOP TEN MOVIES — MAY 10-12
- Iron Man 3, $72.5 million
- The Great Gatsby, $51.1 million
- Pain and Gain, $5 million
- Peeples, $4.9 million
- 42, $4.7 million
- Oblivion, $3.9 million
- The Croods, $3.6 million
- The Big Wedding, $2.5 million
- Mud, $2.4 million
- Oz the Great and Powerful, $802,000
NICOLE KIDMAN TO STAR IN ANOTHER HBO FILM: Nicole Kidman has signed on to produce and star in HBO Films’ Reconstructing Amelia. Kidman will play a Brooklyn single mother who tries to figure out the events that led up to her teenage daughter’s suicide.
SETH MEYERS NAMED JIMMY FALLON REPLACEMENT: Saturday Night Live cast member Seth Meyers has been named Jimmy Fallon’s replacement on Late Night once Fallon begins his Tonight Show gig. NBC president Bob Greenblatt said, “We think Seth is one of the brightest, most insightful comedy writers and performers of his generation. His years at SNL’s ‘Weekend Update’ desk, not to mention being head writer of the show for many seasons, helped him hone a topical brand of comedy that is perfect for the Late Night franchise. On behalf of Steve Burke, Ted Harbert and Paul Telegdy, we couldn’t be happier that Seth and Jimmy Fallon will be continuing their careers at NBC after growing up in this network’s late night legacy.”
’24’ TO RETURN TO TV: Fox has announced plans to bring back 24 for a limited 12-episode run. Series star Kiefer Sutherland posted a link to an article from Deadline.com on his Twitter account and confirmed the news saying, “Yep, I’m pulling double duty along w/ TYRANT. Whoo & Hoo!”
‘AMERICAN HORROR STORY’ ADDS TWO MORE TO THE CAST: Angela Bassett and Broadway veteran Patti Lupone have signed on to join the cast of the third season of American Horror Story which will focus on witches. Angela and Patti join the recently announced Gabourey Sidibe and Kathy Bates as new additions to the show.
KATE MIDDLETON’S DUE DATE REVEALED: A friend of Prince William and Kate Middleton revealed to UK’s Daily Mail that Kate’s baby is due July 13th. The source said, “Some of William’s closest pals were at a barbecue hosted by a family friend of the Royals recently. They were all discussing the fact that Kate’s baby is due to be born on July 13.”
SURI CRUISE MAY BE GETTING A FASHION LINE: 7-year-old Suri Cruise is rumored to be earning a $2.3 million paycheck to launch her own children’s clothing label called Suri. According to The Sun, the collection will reportedly debut in a New York department store this fall.
KATE UPTON CONFIRMS HER BOOBS ARE REAL: Kate Upton appears on the cover of Vogue‘s June issue where she discusses the people who criticize her curvy body despite being one of the most successful models in the industry today. She tells the magazine, “The things that they’re rejecting are things that I can’t change. I can’t change my bra size. They’re natural! I can work out and I can stay healthy and motivated, but I can’t change some things.”
PLAYBOY NAMES PLAYMATE OF THE YEAR: Playboy has named Miss April, 25-year-old Raquel Pomplun, 2013’s playmate of the year. Raquel will be featured on the cover of the June issue. Hugh Hefner released a statement saying, “This year’s Playmate of the Year is a winner in every way. Since becoming Miss April, Raquel has become extremely popular through personal appearances…She’s been a host on Playboy Radio’s “Playboy Club” and “Playboy Presents.” She’s a member of the Playboy Dancers. She’s also appeared as a host on Black Belt TV — so don’t mess around with her!”
CASEY KASEM’S WIFE IN TALKS TO BECOME A REAL HOUSEWIFE: Jean Kasem, wife of radio personality Casey Kasem, has revealed to TMZ that she is in talks join the cast of Real Housewives of Beverly Hills next season. Jean has been Casey’s wife since 1980 and she also starred on Cheers.
Zoe Sadana In Allure
Zoe Saldana has posed nude in next month’s issue of Allure. Inside, Zoe talked about her sexuality. When asked about her sexual preference, she said, “[I might] end up with a woman, raising my children….That’s how androgynous I am.”
Meanwhile, Aretha Franklin has given her two cents about the actress playing Nina Simone in an upcoming biopic.
- Aretha told The AP, “I did know Nina and I would have liked to see someone with a little more of a likeness and hopefully played the piano. But I don’t know Ms. Saldana’s work and Hollywood can do a lot of things in terms of changing your features and all of that.”