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Friday
Dec022011

Beyonce on Why She Won't Reveal Due Date: 'It's Safety'

Jemal Countess/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Though various reports have put Beyonce's due date at somewhere between this month and February, the star herself isn't saying -- and it's a conscious decision on her part.  Speaking to ABC's Katie Couric for Friday's edition of 20/20, Beyonce explains, "The truth is, it's safety.  I just want to make sure I can have a peaceful day.  And I want to make sure my child is protected."  She also refuses to reveal the baby's sex, and won't express a preference either, telling Couric, "I don't care...I'm just like everyone else.  And now I know why people say that, it's true.  I just want [a healthy baby]."

Beyonce also discusses her decision to announce her pregnancy on stage on the MTV Video Music Awards back in August by unbuttoning her jacket and rubbing her belly.  "Physically I was starting to show, so it was only a matter of days before someone zoomed in," she explains.  "So I just wanted it to be from me...and I didn't want to release a picture or a statement.  I figured the biggest statement was to -- just be."  Beyonce adds that she felt "free" after the big reveal, and adds, "I went straight off the stage and just cried.  I hugged my mom, I hugged [my husband] Jay[-Z] and just cried.  It was a beautiful day."

Overall, Beyonce says that her baby's arrival "just can't come fast enough," and she says even though everyone tells her to enjoy the time she has before all those sleepless nights, "I'm still anxious.  I just want to hold the baby!"  After that, Beyonce says, she'll have to take some time off to regain her fierce bod.  "I'm not looking forward to that, because I've been having a good time!" she laughs.

Watch the entire interview Friday on ABC's 20/20 at 10 p.m. ET.

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Sunday
Nov212010

'Harry Potter' Earns $125M in Opening Weekend

Photo Courtesy - Jaap Buitendijk/Warner Bros(LOS ANGELES) -- Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 1, earned an estimated $125.1 million domestically on its first weekend, putting the new film at the top of the heap in the franchise for opening weekend revenue, according to BoxOfficeMojo.com.

Playing on a whopping 4,125 screens across the country, Deathly Hollows topped the previous franchise leader, 2005's Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, which took in $102.7 million in its first weekend, to become the sixth-biggest opening weekend of all time.

The film does fall slightly short of the record for highest opening weekend for 2010, a crown which goes to this summer's Iron Man 2. The blockbuster sequel took in a staggering $128.1 million its first weekend back in May.

DreamWorks' animated Megamind finished second this weekend with $109 million. In third was the action thriller Unstoppable, followed by Due Date, and the debut of The Next Three Days.

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