THIS WEEKEND’S TOP TEN MOVIES — NOVEMBER 8-10
- Thor: The Dark World, $86.1 million
- Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa, $11.3 million
- Free Birds, $11.2 million
- Last Vegas, $11.1 million
- Ender’s Game, $10.25 million
- Gravity, $8.4 million
- 12 Years a Slave, $6.6 million
- Captain Phillips, $5.8 million
- About Time, $5.2 million
- Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 2, $2.8 million
SETH MACFARLANE SELLS NEW FOX PILOT: Fox is keeping their relationship going with Seth MacFarlane by greenlighting another animated series from the Family Guy creator. The network has ordered 13 episode of his new comedy Bordertown which will center on two families living in a desert town near the U.S.-Mexico border. The show is expected to debut in the 2014 fall season.
BILL COSBY IS WORKING ON A NEW TV SHOW: Bill Cosby revealed to Yahoo TV that he is working on a new TV project. The 76-year-old is reteaming with a producer behind The Cosby Show but he insists that it will not be a remake and will explore the relationship between older children and their parents. He explained, “I want to be able to deliver a wonderful show to a network. Because there is a viewership out there that wants to see comedy, and warmth, and love, and surprise, and cleverness, without going into the party attitude. They would like to see a married couple that acts like they love each other, warts and all, children who respect the parenting, and the comedy of people who make mistakes. Warmth and forgiveness. So I hope to get that opportunity, and I will deliver the best of Cosby, and that will be a series, I assume, that we could get enough people week after week after week to tune in to, to come along with us.”
NBC ORDERS MORE ‘SEAN SAVES THE WORLD’: NBC has ordered five additional episodes of freshman sitcom Sean Saves the World. The network managed to gain additional viewers for the show last week by having The Voice as its lead-in. The reality show’s 9.7 million viewers helped bring the numbers for Sean up to 4.6 million on Thursday (November 7th.)
‘THE HUNGER GAMES’ THEME PARK IN THE WORKS: The Hollywood Reporter has revealed that there is a Hunger Games theme park in the works from Lionsgate. CEO Jon Feltheimer announced, “We have been approached in two different territories about potential theme park opportunities, which gives you a sense of the cultural impact of this franchise. We are excited about those opportunities and are pursuing them.”
MARISKA HARGITAY EARNS HOLLYWOOD WALK OF FAME STAR: Law & Order: SVU star Mariska Hargitay was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Friday (November 8th.) The star is positioned next to the one awarded to her mother, actress Jayne Mansfield. Series creator Dick Wolf and actress Hillary Swank showed up to support Mariska as she accepted the 2,511th star on the street. Wolf told the Hargitay, “I love you, you’ve done an incredible job. You are one of the icons of television, and certainly, I think the female icon for millions of women not only here, but all around the world.”
JESSICA BIEL IS HELPING LANCE BASS PLAN HIS WEDDING: Jessica Biel is taking some of the experience planning her wedding to Justin Timberlake and offering her services to her hubby’s former bandmate Lance Bass. Lance recently revealed to Us magazine, “I’m so glad I went to Chris’ wedding because I forgot about some of my old management company people. And then we were sitting there talking to Jessie Biel, too, and she gave us a lot of great pointers. And she had some really great ideas. One really cool idea she had was that, on the invites — because we love our onesies — send out personalized onesies to all our guests so that at midnight after the reception it turns into a pajama party. How fun would that be? I think we might be doing that one. That was something we both loved.”
KRISTEN BELL CALLS OUT PEREZ HILTON: Kristen Bell is the latest celebrity to call out Perez Hilton for feeding into the paparazzi culture by posting photos taken of stars against their will. Perez posted pictures of the House of Lies star getting mobbed by photographers at LAX last week which got so bad she had to hide out in the bathroom until her car arrived. The blogger tweeted, “@IMKristenBell Kristen Bell Begs The Paparazzi To Stop Flashing Her At LAX!” Kristen responded, “@PerezHilton and yet the only reason they continue to harass is because your site & others buy the pictures :(”
IT’S OVER BETWEEN RUMER WILLIS AND JAYSON BLAIR: People is reporting that Rumer Willis and boyfriend Jayson Blair have reportedly broken up after a little of a year of dating. 25-year-old Willis told the magazine back in April, “He cooks me dinner, we drink some tea and watch some great TV shows or a movie.” The exact date and reason for their split is not known.
CAMERON DIAZ JOINS TWITTER: The Counselor star Cameron Diaz joined Twitter on Friday (November 8th) and was welcomed to the social network by celebrity pals Ellen DeGeneres and Nick and JoAnna Swisher. Her first message to her 191,000 followers was, “I JUST got a super cool new app called Twitter. Twelloooo!!!” She later added, “Thank you for the warm welcome!! It’s so fun and I’m sorry I was so late to the party, now I know why everyone’s here!!”
JENNIFER LAWRENCE WAS PRANKED ON SET OF ‘CATCHING FIRE’: Jennifer Lawrence revealed during a Google Hangout last week that the franchise’s new director Jeffrey Wright pranked her during filming of The Hunger Games: Catching Fire. She explained, “Jeffrey Wright handed me a Tiffany’s box, and I was like, ‘Oh my God, Jeffrey, you don’t have to do that! Tiffany’s?’ And I opened it, and there was just a million crickets and they all jumped out all over me and I screamed and cried and it was awful.” Jennifer chose not to retaliate.
Rep Says Tom Cruise Quotes Out Of Context
Tom Cruise’s team is in overdrive doing damage control after details of his lawsuit deposition against the publisher of Life & Style emerged last week. According to Tom’s rep, there have been misconstrued reports that Tom admitted Scientology was partially to blame in his divorce from Katie Holmes in addition to a quote that he compared his job to fighting in Afghanistan.
The rep released a statement on Saturday (November 9th) saying, “Tom Cruise has resisted suing the tabloids for years but has always drawn the line when it comes to lies about his family – which is solely what the current legal case is about. Headlines stating he equated his job with those in the military are demonstrably false. They are a distortion of what is provable and on the record. Certain websites have published only a part of the proceedings misleadingly selected by the defendant Bauer Publishing. What the excerpts leave out is the part where Tom was asked the question point blank ‘do you believe the situations (being in a movie and fighting a war in Afghanistan) are the same? and his immediate response was ‘oh come on!’ Meaning – of course not. Tom is a staunch supporter of our troops and does not feel that making a movie is even remotely comparable to fighting in Afghanistan and said so in plain English.”
- According to People, Tom also filed paperwork on November 5th to amend the comments made during the deposition that Katie left him to protect Suri from Scientology. He told the court, “Katie has never told me that Scientology was a reason for our divorce.”