THIS WEEKEND’S TOP TEN MOVIES — FEBRUARY 21-23
- The Lego Movie, $31.5 million
- 3 Days to Kill, $12.3 million
- Pompeii, $10 million
- RoboCop, $9.4 million
- The Monuments Men, $8.1 million
- About Last Night, $7.4 million
- Ride Along, $4.7 million
- Frozen, $4.4 million
- Endless Love, $4.3 million
- Winter’s Tale, $2.1 million
NBC IS BRINGING BACK ‘HEROES': NBC has unveiled plans to revive their hit show Heroes for a 13-episode miniseries. The show’s creator, Tim Kring, will be back to helm the new story which will air in 2015. NBC president, Jennifer Salke, said that Heroes: Reborn may feature some of the original cast members which included Milo Ventimiglia, Greg Grunberg, Hayden Panettiere, Ali Larter, and Zachary Quinto.
‘SPACE JAM 2′ RUMOR MAY COME TRUE: A few months after a fake movie poster for Space Jam 2 featuring Bugs Bunny and LeBron James went viral, there are rumors circulating that a sequel may actually happen. Deadline is reporting that sports broadcaster Dick Ebersol and his sons are trying to develop the project. There is no official deal yet for Lebron to star.
‘FIFTY SHADES OF GREY’ FINISHES FILMING: Filming has wrapped on the Fifty Shades of Grey movie. Author E.L. James revealed the news on Instagram over the weekend by sharing a photo of herself with director Sam Taylor-Johnson along with the caption, “One of us is drinking… It’s a wrap.” The film is scheduled for release next year on Valentine’s Day.
SEQUEL TO ‘THE LEGO MOVIE’ GETS A RELEASE DATE: Warner Bros. has announced that the sequel to The Lego Movie will be released on May 16th, 2017. The production company is reportedly hoping that the date will help the sequel pull in some of that summer box office cash. The first film has grossed over $200 million worldwide and has received rave reviews from the critics.
MARIA VON TRAPP HAS DIED: Maria Von Trapp, the last surviving member of the famous Von Trapp family has passed away at the age of 99. Her family was the inspiration behind The Sound Music. A family friend told the Austrian Times, “It was a surprise that she was the one in the family to live the longest because ever since she was a child she suffered from a weak heart. It was the fact that she suffered from this that her father decided to hire Maria von Trapp to teach her and her brothers and sisters. That of course then led to one of the most remarkable musical partnerships of the last century.”
JAKE GYLLENHAAL REUNITES WITH HIS EX: Jake Gyllenhaal and Alyssa Miller may be back on. Despite a brief split last month, sources tell Us Weekly that the couple has reunited to give it another go. One source told the magazine, “It has been less than two weeks so it is new again. They were still talking during the break. When he was done with Nightcrawler he was spending a lot of time by himself and with his family over the holidays and he missed her.” The actor and 24-year-old Miller started dating last June after meeting at a gym in NYC.
KATHERINE HEIGL AND ALI FEDOTOWSKY HELP SOCHI STRAYS: Katherine Heigl and former Bachelorette star Ali Fedotowsky joined forces over the weekend to help find homes for two stray dogs Ali rescued in Sochi where she has been an Olympic correspondent for E! News. Sochi and Adler to the U.S. with Ali before they were handed off to Heigl and her mother who are working with their organization, the Jason Debus Heigl Foundation. The pups will go through a two-to-four week quarantine process to make sure they don’t have any infectious diseases that could be passed on to humans. Katherine told People, “We haven’t done this before. We haven’t done a rescue from another country. I’m nervous for the dogs. It’s an awfully long flight. I’m hoping it’s the beginning of the good life to come.”
JAKE ‘THE SNAKE’ ROBERTS HAS CANCER: Former WWE superstar Jake “The Snake” Roberts has revealed that he has cancerous tumor in his knee that requires emergency surgery. The 58-year-old revealed to TMZ that he first noticed the tumor the size of a half dollar last month and is scheduled to have it removed on Tuesday (February 25th.) He told the website, “If the devil can’t defeat me, cancer doesn’t stand a chance in hell! Pray for sick children who face this horrible disease ’cause The Snake will be just fine.”
SNOOKI IS PREGNANT AGAIN: Former Jersey Shore star Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi is reportedly expecting her second child. Page Six is reporting that the 26-year-old is supposedly several months pregnant but is allegedly trying to keep it a secret so she can continue to make lucrative personal appearances. Snooki released a book back in December called Baby Bumps about her first pregnancy in 2012.
KENDALL JENNER AND HARRY STYLES ARE DONE: UK’s The Sun is reporting that Kendall Jenner and Harry Styles have ended their relationship after three months. Sources say the couple has decided to split up to focus on their individual careers. One source explained, “Kendall has been focusing on her modeling and Harry is preparing for work on the band’s fourth album, as well as their stadium tour. The reality is that with everything they both have going on, it’s impossible to sustain anything serious.”
Lamar Odom Talks His Marriage
Lamar Odom and Khloe Kardashian may be over but Odom says that the reality star will always be his wife. The basketball player recently sat down with E! where he opened up about the end of their relationship and what he would change.
He said, “That’s my wife, I love my wife, she’ll always be my wife no matter what.” Lamar added, “There is nothing I would do different. Being married and being married to the woman I decided to marry, besides having my children, was the most important thing in my life.”
- The 34-year-old also told E! News that “time will tell” whether they actually get divorced.
- Khloe filed for divorce in December and has sold the house she shared with Lamar to Big Bang Theory actress Kaley Cuoco.
- Lamar recently signed a one-year contract with a Spanish team called Laboral Kutxa.
Josh Duhamel Reveals First Meeting with Fergie
Apparently it took only two words for Josh Duhamel to land his wife Fergie when they met on the set of his show Las Vegas years ago. The Transformers actor recently chatted with E! News where he recalled the initial encounter that eventually led to their marriage and first child Axl.
Josh revealed that he told the pop star “You’re hot!” and added, “It sounds corny when you say it, but I think she knew I was sort of saying it tongue-in-cheek because she had already known that I had a little bit of a crush on her while she was there and it was sort of a way of saying something she already knew.” The 41-year-old added, “So for all the men out there, all you gotta do is tell ‘em they’re hot and they’ll be yours forever.”
- Josh and Fergie celebrated their five year wedding anniversary last month.