THIS WEEKEND’S TOP TEN MOVIES — AUGUST 2-4
- 2 Guns, $27.4 million
- The Wolverine, $21.7 million
- The Smurfs 2, $18.2 million
- The Conjuring, $13.7 million
- Despicable Me 2, $10.4 million
- Grown Ups 2, $8.1 million
- Turbo, $6.4 million
- Red 2, $5.6 million
- The Heat, $4.7 million
- Pacific Rim, $4.6 million
SETH ROGEN TO LEAD COMEDY CENTRAL ROAST OF JAMES FRANCO: This Is the End star Seth Rogen has signed on to be the roastmaster at the Comedy Central roast of James Franco. The roast will air on September 2nd.
JENNIFER LOPEZ WILL BE BACK AT ‘AMERICAN IDOL’: Deadline is reporting that Jennifer Lopez has reached a deal with Fox to return to American Idol as a judge for the upcoming 13th season. An official announcement is expected in the next week or two. It was revealed late last week that Keith Urban will also be back on the panel for his second season with the show.
KATHY BATES DISSES NBC: Misery star Kathy Bates dissed NBC and the network’s treatment of her show Harry’s Law while promoting her upcoming role on FX’s American Horror Story at Friday’s (August 2nd) Television Critics Association press tour. She told reporters, “I think they treated us like shit. They kicked us to the curb. They disrespected us. They disrespected our 11 million viewers every week. And I think they’re getting what they deserve.” Kathy added, “I would like to add something on the positive note. I thought after all of that, I wouldn’t go back to TV. But I met with Ryan Murphy, and I must say that when he pitched this show to me, this little kid in me started running around jumping.”
ELLEN DEGENERES TO HOST 86TH ACADEMY AWARDS: It was announced on Friday (August 2nd) that Ellen DeGeneres will host the 86th Academy Awards. Ellen broke the news on Twitter saying, “It’s official: I’m hosting the #Oscars! I’d like to thank @TheAcademy, my wife Portia and, oh dear, there goes the orchestra.” The show will air March 2nd on ABC.
CBS REDEVELOPING JIM GAFFIGAN SITCOM: CBS is not giving up on Jim Gaffigan. The comedian will rewrite the pilot that the network previously passed on with the hopes of adding it to their 2014-2015 schedule. It is unclear whether the pilot’s original cast, which included Oscar-winner Mira Sorvino, will return after the rewrite.
KELLY OSBOURNE ISN’T GETTING MARRIED FOR ATTENTION: Despite being in the limelight as a TV personality, Kelly Osbourne says she isn’t getting married for the attention she will receive in the media. She told Us Weekly, “People don’t really understand that I’m not getting married for attention. They don’t get that. I’m actually getting married because I love my future husband, so when everybody’s like, ‘What are you doing? And who are you wearing? And where is it going to be?’ I’m like, ‘I don’t know. You care more about it than I do!’”
PARIS HILTON ALMOST GETS ROBBED AGAIN: Bling Ring victim Paris Hilton was almost burglarized again last weekend during a party at her Malibu beach house. According to TMZ, a group of random girls crashed the party and tried to make away with bikinis, handbags, and framed pictures but were spotted and dropped the loot as they fled from the home.
SIMON COWELL CAN’T DISCUSS THE SITUATION WITH HIS BABY MAMA: Simon Cowell took questions from the media at Thursday’s (August 1st) X Factor panel at the Television Critics Association press tour where the conversation quickly turned to talk about his baby mama. Simon told the crowd, “I appreciate the question. Unfortunately, I have to keep this private for the moment.” When asked again about the situation, Cowell responded, “It’s just one of those things. I would love to talk but I have to respect a lot of people’s feelings right now. There are a lot of things I will eventually clear up when the time is right but I really have to be sensitive because there’s a lot of people’s feelings involved here.”
RUSSELL BRAND DISCUSSES SEX DURING MARRIAGE: Recovering sex addict Russell Brand opened up about his sex life during his marriage during a warm-up gig in London last week and said he thought about becoming a monk after his divorce. He told the crowd, “When I got divorced, I considered becoming a monk. When you’re a monk, you’re not allowed to have sex with anyone. When you’re married, it’s one person. That’s one more than a monk. It’s not that different. I’d be having sex thinking, ‘Think of anyone, anyone else.’”
ELLE MACPHERSON GOT MARRIED: Supermodel Elle Macpherson married her longtime boyfriend Jeffrey Soffer in Fiji over the weekend. The couple had been dating for two years. This is Elle’s second marriage and the first for Soffer.