THE WEEKEND’S TOP MOVIES
Here are this past weekend’s box office results.
1. “The Wolverine,” $55 million ($86.1 million international)
2. “The Conjuring,” $22.1 million ($6.9 million international)
3. “Despicable Me 2,” $16 million ($24.5 million international)
4. “Turbo,” $13.3 million ($12.5 million international)
5. “Grown Ups 2,” $11.5 million ($4.2 million international)
6. “Red 2,” $9.4 million ($6.1 million international)
7. “Pacific Rim,” $7.5 million ($14.25 million international)
8. “The Heat,” $6.85 million ($3.1 million international)
9. “R.I.P.D.,” $5.85 million ($3.1 million international)
10. “Fruitvale Station,” $4.65 million.
TARA REID REJECTED FROM ‘SHARKNADO’ SEQUEL: The producers of the upcoming sequel to Sharknado are reportedly not interested in having Tara Reid be a part of the next installment. Although Tara has expressed interest in coming back, TMZ is reporting that only Ian Ziering is being courted for the next round which is going to be set in New York City.
SHIRLEY JONES SAYS ‘PARTRIDGE FAMILY’ RUINED HER CAREER: Partridge Family star Shirley Jones has been making the rounds promoting her new memoir and she revealed on Katie last week that she was warned that taking a TV role would kill her career but she was glad that she did it. She explained to Katie Couric, “Everybody told me don’t do a television series because if you are that character you’ll be the character for the rest of your life and your movie career will be in the toilet. They were right!” Shirley went on to say that she was happy she took the role because it allowed her to spend more time with her children.
ORLANDO BLOOM HAS A FOOT FETISH: Miranda Kerr has let the cat out of the bag that her husband Orlando Bloom has a bit of a kinky side. The supermodel revealed to E! Online, “I’m really a freak about my nails. Orlando and I share a nail thing — he has a bit of a foot fetish.”
MICHAEL J. FOX SAYS HIS NEW SHOW ISN’T ALL PARKINSON’S JOKES: Michael J. Fox appeared at the Television Critics’ Association summer press tour on Saturday (July 27th) to promote his new fall sitcom The Michael J. Fox Show where he chatted about how much his real-life affliction Parkinson’s disease plays a role on the show. Fox explained, “I feel that this is the reflection of my experience and certainly in the pilot it was more prevalent than it is in subsequent scripts. The way I look at life and the reality of Parkinson’s…sometimes it’s frustrating and sometimes it’s funny. I need to look at it that way and other people need to look at it that way. Beyond that we all got our own bag of hammers…I think people will look at that and say, ‘Yeah, I need to laugh at my own stuff, too.'” He added, “There’s nothing horrifying about Parkinson’s to me. It’s not horrible. I don’t think its gothic nastiness. There’s nothing on the surface horrible about someone with shaking hands.”
TIM ALLEN DOESN’T KNOW WHY HE CAN’T SAY THE N-WORD: Home Improvement star Tim Allen is at the center of some controversy after allegedly giving an interview to the Tampa Bay Times discussing how using the n-word shouldn’t be a big deal. Tim said, “You want to take the power away from that word so that no one is offended by it. The phrase ‘the N-word’ is worse to me than n—er. I’ve had this argument on stage a million times. I do a movie with Martin Lawrence and pretty soon they’re referring to me, ‘Hey, my n–‘s up.’ So I’m the n– if I’m around you guys but 7 feet away, if I said n–, it’s not right. It’s very confusing to the European mind how that works, especially if I’ve either grown up or evolved or whatever, it literally was growing up in Colorado, with Hispanics and Anglos, that’s all I remember. So when Paula Deen admits her language, they go after her, and now we’ve gone backwards in the world.”
JAY LENO MIGHT STICK WITH NBC AFTER GIVING UP ‘THE TONIGHT SHOW’: NBC announced on Saturday (July 27th) that they would like to continue working with Jay Leno after he gives up his seat at The Tonight Show to Jimmy Fallon. The network’s entertainment chief said, “Nothing would make us happier than to have Leno — a la Bob Hope — stay at the network.” Fallon will take over for Leno after next year’s Winter Olympics.
‘ONCE UPON A TIME’ CASTS TINKERBELL: Actress Rose McIver has been cast as Tinkerbell on the upcoming third season of Once Upon a Time which will take place in Neverland. McIver previously had a role in The Lovely Bones and on the upcoming Showtime series Masters of Sex.
STEVEN SODERBERGH TO DIRECT NEW SERIES FOR CINEMAX: Fresh on the heels of his successful HBO film Behind the Candelabra, Steven Soderbergh will return to TV to direct all 10 episodes of the new Cinemax series The Knick starring Clive Owen. The story is set in the Kickbocker Hospital in New York City, circa 1900, and follows the lives of the doctors, nurses, and staff who did their best to advance medicine in a time where medical standards were far more primitive than they would be just three decades later.
‘WITCHES OF EAST END’ GETS A PREMIERE DATE: Lifetime has announced that the new series Witches of East End starring Julia Ormond and Jenna Dewan-Tatum will debut on the network on Sunday, October 6th. The series is based on the New York Times best-selling novel of the same name by Melissa de la Cruz.
DISNEY CHANNEL AXES ‘SHAKE IT UP’: After three seasons, Disney Channel has cancelled Shake It Up starring Bella Thorne and Dancing with the Stars alum Zendaya. The final batch of episodes will air this summer and fall.