Hooray for Hollywood: Here are this past weekend’s box office results.
1.”Captain America: The Winter Soldier,” $96.2 million ($107.1 million international).
2.”Noah,” $17 million
3.”Divergent,” $13 million
4.”God’s Not Dead,” $7.7 million.
5.”The Grand Budapest Hotel,” $6.3 million
6.”Muppets Most Wanted,” $6.3 million
7.”Mr. Peabody and Sherman,” $5.3 million
8.”Sabotage,” $1.9 million.
9.”Need for Speed,” $1.84 million
10.”Non-Stop,” $1.83 million
Mickey Rooney has died at age 93. He was ill according to RADAR Online
FOX SHORTENS SEASON FIVE OF ‘GLEE’: The fifth season of Glee next year will be shorter than initially expected. Fox has shortened the episode order from 22 episodes to just 20. The change is believed to be a result from the production hiatus that the cast and crew took earlier this year following the passing of cast member Cory Monteith.
‘HOMELAND’ IS HEADING TO SOUTH AFRICA: Homeland is taking the show to South Africa next year. Executive producer Alex Gansa said in a statement, “We’ve been so lucky to work with one of the best crews in the business for the last three seasons in Charlotte. We knew going into season four that we would need to move the production overseas to tell the story of Carrie returning to the Middle East as chief of station. We are thrilled to have found a new home in Cape Town and look forward to getting season four production off the ground.” The fourth season is expected to premiere this fall.
CHELSEA HANDLER MAY BE HEADING TO CBS: Now that she will not be returning as host of Chelsea Lately, Chelsea Handler is reportedly in talks to head to CBS. The Wrap is reporting that she has been in talks to take over Craig Ferguson’s slot as host of The Late, Late Show but she now has her eyes on David Letterman’s gig. The website is also reporting that FX, CNN, and Sirius XM have all expressed interest in landing the comedian.
ALTERNATE ENDING TO ‘HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER’ TO APPEAR ON DVD BOX SET: How I Met Your Mother co-creator Carter Bays revealed on Twitter late last week that an alternate ending to the show will be featured on the complete series DVD box set. He wrote, “Here’s a bit of news: 16 days ago today we were in the HIMYM edit room, trying to decide between two very different endings. We only shot one script, but through edit room magic we had two possible outcomes for the series…We chose the ending we chose and we stand by it. But we loved the other version too. We’re going to include that version on the Complete Series DVD as an alternate finale to How I Met Your Mother.” He added, “If you didn’t like the finale, I guess that happens. We tried something and it didn’t connect with you. I hope we’re still friends.” Carter also thanked fans once again for making their show a part of their lives.
‘STAR WARS: EPISODE VII’ HAS STARTED FILMING: The countdown to Star Wars: Episode VII can officially begin. Disney Chairman Alan Horn has revealed that filming has started for the new chapter. Although he would not disclose any casting information, he did reveal that they are almost finished filling the roles. When asked the most difficult part about putting together the script, he responded, “It’s all about the screenplay. Screenplay, screenplay, screenplay.”
ZAC EFRON ATTENDS THE LAKERS GAME WITH ‘NEIGHBORS’ CO-STAR: Zac Efron got his mind off of his recent scuffle in Skid Row by enjoying a basketball game on Friday night (April 4th.) He was spotted watching the game with his Neighbors co-star Halston Sage. Although the Lakers lost, Zac and Halston seemed to have fun nonetheless. He is also slated to attend the MTV Movie Awards next week to promote the film.
REPORT: NAOMI CAMPBELL IS DATING MICHAEL FASSBENDER: Naomi Campbell may be starting up a new romance with Michael Fassbender. UK’s The Sun is reporting that the pair met up at Coya club in London last week (April 1st.) They were reportedly seen canoodling and making out. Witnesses also claimed that the supermodel and actor grabbed a bite to eat later in the evening and were not shy about being seen together despite being seated in a members-only area.
‘SHAHS OF SUNSET’ STAR ENGAGED: Shahs of Sunset star Lilly Ghalichi is engaged to entrepreneur boyfriend Dhar Mann. The Bravo reality star shared a photo of a huge diamond ring on April Fool’s Day with the caption “Engaged!!!!!!!!!!” along with a second photo that read, “For those of you that think it’s an April fool’s joke, so did I at first when he got on one knee!! That was his whole plan, he’s so funny, romantic and crazy like that.” That picture was later deleted. She discussed the engagement with E! News saying, “My boyfriend, Dhar, actually proposed to me two weeks ago when we were on vacation in the Maldives. He rented this tiny island for us to have dinner at. There was a chef and a waiter and the only thing on this island is a little table for two. It was super romantic. He proposed to me there, but he didn’t have a ring. I was like, ‘Then it doesn’t count. I want a ring.’ We didn’t tell anyone else about the proposal. We just kept it to ourselves.”
JOHNNY DEPP DENIES THAT AMBER HEARD IS PREGNANT: Johnny Depp appeared on The Today Show on Friday where he was grilled about a recent rumor that his fiancée Amber Heard is expecting. The Transcendence actor responded, “A child? Good god, what do you think I am, a savage? No, no truth to that.” He added that their upcoming when is “not a shotgun affair.”
‘MAD MEN’ ACTOR IS GOING TO BE A DAD: Mad Men actor Kevin Rahm is expecting a baby girl with his wife Amy. He revealed the news on Twitter on Saturday (April 5th) writing, “Oh yeah…This is happening” The post also included a fake movie poster which read, “Starring together in It’s A Girl! Coming this September” Kevin and Amy married in April 2012. This is their first child together.