THIS WEEKEND’S TOP TEN MOVIES — OCTOBER 18-20
- Gravity, $31 million
- Captain Phillips, $17.3 million
Carrie, $17 million
- Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs, $10.1 million
- Escape Plan, $9.8 million
- Prisoners, $2.1 million
- Enough Said, $1.8 million
The Fifth Estate, $1.7 million
- Runner Runner, $1.6 million
- Insidious Chapter 2, $1.5 million
ZAC EFRON PARTIES WITH ROB PATTINSON FOR HIS 26TH BIRTHDAY: Former Disney star Zac Efron celebrated his 26th birthday with a party at Chateau Marmont on Friday (October 18th) along with pals Robert Pattinson and Joe Jonas. HollywoodLife.com is reporting that the party was pretty low-key due to his recent stint in rehab.
RYAN REYNOLDS STRIPS DOWN ON FLIGHT: Radar Online is reporting that travelers on a flight from NYC to New Orleans on October 13th got a nice glimpse of Ryan Reynolds’ body after a passenger reportedly vomited on the actor’s sweater mid-flight. A witness told the website, “About two-thirds of the way into the flight, a young lady in front of him in 1D vomited toward her window, which then spewed back all over Ryan’s beige cashmere sweater. She had clearly had too much to drink, causing her to be sick. The vomit looked like it was largely made up of red wine, and it made a huge stain on Ryan’s sweater, so he took it off!” Another witness revealed that the flight attendants who helped the actor clean himself up supposedly couldn’t help but giggle to each other over the incident. Once the plane landed, Reynolds and Blake Lively were reportedly escorted off the aircraft by security before anyone else.
JASON SEGEL’S DRAMATIC WEIGHT LOSS: How I Met Your Mother star Jason Segel was spotted on the set of his latest film Sex Tape showing off a major weight lost. He recently spoke to Us Weekly about his lifestyle change saying, “I’ve just been living healthy, exercising, eating right — no more midnight pizzas. This time when I take my shirt off, I’ve made a promise to myself, it doesn’t have to be funny.” Check it out: http://bit.ly/1i2Aznw , http://bit.ly/15P8g9P , http://bit.ly/1i2Azny
JENNY MCCARTHY OFFERED $1 MILLION TO WORK WITH ANTI-NICOTINE COMPANY: The View co-host Jenny McCarthy has been offered $1 million to end her endorsement of an e-cigarette brand and work with a nicotine-free company trying to warn people of the dangers of e-cigarettes. Craig Nabat, president of Freedom Laser Therapy, Inc, said in an open letter, “My guess is that Big Tobacco offered you upwards of $1 million to pitch their popular brand of E-Cigarettes. Freedom Laser Therapy would consider matching your electronic cigarette spokesperson salary. We would be thrilled to work with you, if you ever have a change of heart about no longer pitching an addictive product like E-Cigs. We believe E-Cigs will lead teens to eventually experiment with traditional cigarettes, because of mass distribution and promotion of this nicotine delivery device. Ms. McCarthy as you know, teenagers are rebellious, fearless and they have their whole lives ahead of them; life is beyond exciting when children are young and they want to literally experiment with everything. How can it not be blatantly obvious to you that curious teenagers seeing a beautiful and vibrant woman like yourself advertising this alternative form of smoking not be enticed to try the product themselves?”
ABIGAIL BRESLIN DISCUSSES WEIRD ACTIVITY WHILE MAKING NEW HORROR FILM: 17-year-old Oscar nominee Abigail Breslin is filming a new horror movie called Haunter and she revealed the strange things have been happening during production. She told Fox411, “We did have two weird things happen when we were doing the scene with the Ouija board, it didn’t move on its own, but when we shot this scene in the attic, I got this weird asthma attack, which was so random. I don’t have asthma, so it was so random.” Abigail added, “Another time, I wrapped for the day and went back to the place I was staying and went to run on the treadmill at the gym and the door was wide open and had a stopper on it, yet it randomly slammed shut and then my workout for the day was done. I was terrified.”
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LIFETIME RENEWS ‘BETTY WHITE’S OFF THEIR ROCKERS': Lifetime has ordered a third season of Betty White’s Off Their Rockers. The hidden camera show was picked up by the network after it was cancelled by NBC. Although a premiere date has not been announced, the new season is expected to kick off in 2014.
JAMES FRANCO MAY BE HEADING TO BROADWAY: The New York Times is reporting that James Franco and Chris O’Dowd will star in the Broadway’s revival Of Mice and Men next Spring. The show would mark the Broadway debut for both actors. According to the newspaper, Franco has officially signed on to play George while O’Dowd is still negotiating his deal to play Lennie.
JAMES VAN DER BEEK IS HEADING BACK TO ‘HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER': James Van Der Beek has signed on to return to How I Met Your Mother to reprise his role as Simon — Robin’s ex-boyfriend. The Dawson’s Creek star will appear in the 12th episode of the sitcom’s final season. The actor tweeted about the news, “Like many Americans, I’m working 2 jobs today. Luckily, neither one requires actual work 😉 #FWBL #HIMYM”
NBC CANCELS TWO FRESHMAN SHOWS: NBC has officially cancelled the drama remake Ironside and freshman sitcom Welcome to the Family. To fill the void, the network announced that the fifth season of Community will debut on January 2nd and Chicago Fire will kick off its sophomore season on January 8th.
DANIEL RADCLIFFE DISCUSSES THE SCRIPT HE’S WORKING ON: Daniel Radcliffe is planning to take his love of film behind the camera. The 24-year-old told Us Weekly, “I would love to direct. I mean, I have written a script. I don’t know if it’s any good but it’s nice to have finished something. That’s an achievement in its own. It’s a very dark comedy. There are always themes that I’m interested in. Like friendship and when it becomes unhealthy. What you have to do to move on, but it’s a much more heightened scenario. It’s probably s**t but the point is I’ve finished it and the next thing that I write won’t be.”
Vanity Fair Versus Paltrow
The new scathing article about Gwyneth Paltrow being worked on for Vanity Fair has the actress’ people attempting to question the validity of some of the claims. Page Six claims that the magazine examines the nature of Gwyneth’s relationship with Miami billionaire Jeff Soffer but reps for the actress have blasted the report as completely false.
A source told Page Six, “Vanity Fair is asking if Gwyneth had an affair with Jeff back in 2008 when he reopened the Fontainebleau. He flew her in for the party, and she stayed at his house.” A spokesperson for the Iron Man star told UK’s Daily Mail, “It’s completely false. Jeff is a longtime friend of Gwyneth’s and there was no romantic relationship with him at all. He flew many of his friends to Miami that weekend — not just Gwyneth.”
- Paltrow has been married to Coldplay lead singer Chris Martin since 2003. They have two children.
- Soffer married Elle Macpherson in July 2013.