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Sunday
Nov282010

'Harry Potter' Tops Disney's 'Tangled' for Holiday Weekend Crown

Photo Courtesy - Jaap Buitendijk/Warner Bros. Pictures(LOS ANGELES) -- Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 1 managed to avoid getting tangled up in the fierce holiday competition and remained the No. 1 film in America, earning an estimated $50.3 million.

Disney's Tangled, which stars Mandy Moore as the voice of princess Rapunzel in the modern take on the classic fairy tale, came in second with an estimated $49.1 million.

Burlesque, the bawdy vehicle for pop stars Christina Aguilera and Cher -- who hasn't appeared on the big screen since 2003 -- survived a critical beating to earn $11.8 million over the weekend.

Also landing in the top 5 was Dreamworks' animated feature Megamind, which brought in $12,850,000 in its third week of release, and the Denzel Washington action film Unstoppable, which took another $11.7 million.

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Thursday
Nov182010

Cher: You Haven't Seen the Last of Me

Photo Courtesy - PRNewsFoto/AEG Live, Denise Truscello(NEW YORK) -- The glittering costumes, the bright lights, the stage, the hair -- and glittering talent -- have all contributed to the award-winning megastar Cher's incredible presence over the past five decades.

For the first time in a decade, she's starring in a feature film, Burlesque.

In it, 64-year-old Cher plays Tess, the golden-hearted proprietor of a down-on-its-luck club -- a character to whom Cher said she can relate.

"Tess is the kind of...she's the mother...of all of it, you know?" Cher said. "She's the one that is the caretaker. But she's no nonsense, too.

"She's tough all the way through," she added. "But...no one's tough all the time."

No one could remain on top for as long as Cher has without being tough, both mentally and physically. The new film, she said, took a good deal of determination.

"It was the hardest work I ever did on a film. Sixteen-hour days," she said.

Working opposite women less than half her age, including 29-year-old singing sensation Christina Aguilera, Cher said the other actresses couldn't believe she was 64.

"The girls were mesmerized with the fact that I was my age," she said. "Could not believe it. Could not compute it."

It is a bit hard to believe. Twenty years ago Cher famously wore a lacey, see-through leotard in her music video, "If I Could Turn Back Time." She wore it again at this year's VMA Awards, where she proudly announced on stage, "I'm the oldest chick with the biggest hair and the littlest costume." 

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Wednesday
Nov102010

Christina Aguilera to Get Star on Hollywood Walk of Fame Next Week 

Photo Courtesy - PRNewsFoto/RCA Records(LOS ANGELES) -- Christina Aguilera is a star, and now she'll have her very own, on Hollywood's legendary Walk of Fame. Christina will receive her star during a ceremony November 15th that will take place on Hollywood Boulevard. 

Hers is the 2,423rd star overall and the honor is part of the festivities surrounding her new movie, Burlesque, which hits theaters November 24th. 

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