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Sunday
Jan162011

'Green Hornet' Stings Box Office Competition

Photo Courtesy - Sony Pictures(LOS ANGELES) – The Green Hornet, a superhero comedy starring and co-written by Seth Rogen, took the top spot at the box office this weekend, raking in $34 million, according to early estimates.

In a distant second was the debut of the Ron Howard-directed comedy The Dilemma, starring Vince Vaughn and Kevin James. It reportedly pulled in $17.4 million.

Rounding out the top five were True Grit, The King's Speech, and Black Swan.

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Sunday
Jan162011

British Actress Susannah York Dead at 72

Photo Courtesy - Getty Images(LONDON) -- Actress and Oscar nominee Susannah York died Saturday after a long battle with cancer. She was 72.

York was a versatile actress who saw success in the late 1960s and 1970s with films like They Shoot Horses, Don't They?, for which she was nominated for an Oscar and The Killing of Sister George.

She also played Superman's mom in three of the movies and wrote two kids books.

York's son, actor Orlando Wells, called her an absolutely fantastic mother.

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Sunday
Jan162011

Miss America: Youngest Winner In 90 Years

Photo Courtesy - ABC News(LAS VEGAS) -- 17-year-old Teresa Scanlan of Nebraska has become the youngest winner of the Miss America crown in 90 years.

Scanlan won a $50,000 scholarship and a year-long rein with the crown after beating out 52 other contestants Saturday night at Planet Hollywood casino and resort in Las Vegas. She is the youngest Miss America since the pageant's first competition in 1921, which Margaret Gorman of the District of Columbia won at age 15.

First runner-up Miss Arkansas Alyse Eady won $25,000, while Miss Hawaii Jalee Fuselier won $20,000 for third place.

Caressa Cameron, who was crowned Miss America last year, handed off the coveted crown to the new winner after a two-hour competition.

Contestants hailed from each state, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands.

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Saturday
Jan152011

Owen Wilson's Girlfriend Gives Birth to Couple's First Son

Photo Courtesy - ABC News(MAUI, Hawaii) -- Owen Wilson is a dad.

Wilson’s girlfriend Jade Buell, 28, gave birth to the couple’s son in Hawaii.

A rep for the 42-year-old Little Fockers star tells People that “everyone is doing well.”

News of the pregnancy broke just days ago.

Star Magazine reports that the baby weighed in at 6 lbs., 13 oz.

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Friday
Jan142011

CBS President 'Concerned' for Charlie Sheen

Photo Courtesy - Jeff Vespa/WireImage/Getty Images(FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla.) -- Charlie Sheen's personal problems are no laughing matter.  That's what CBS Entertainment President Nina Tassler says.  Speaking to reporters Friday at the TV Critics Association press tour in Pasadena, Calif., Tassler said, "We have a high level of concern.  How could we not?  The man is a father; he has a family."

Tassler says she can't just wave her hands and magically make the Two and a Half Men star get his life in order. 

"You can't look at it simplistically," Tassler said.  "Charlie is a professional.  He comes to work.  He does his job very well...On a personal level, I'm very concerned.  On a professional level...the show's a hit."

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Friday
Jan142011

Golden Globe Awards to Air Sunday on NBC

Photo Courtesy - Robyn Beck/AFP/Getty Images(BEVERLY HILLS, Calif.) -- The 68th Annual Golden Globe Awards will air live from coast to coast on NBC this Sunday, Jan. 16, at 8 p.m. EST and 5 p.m. PST.  Ricky Gervais will host for the second year in a row from the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills.

The King's Speech, starring Colin Firth and based on the life of England's King George VI, leads the way with seven nominations.  The Social Network and The Fighter also have more than a fighter's chance of winning a Golden Globe, with six nominations each.  The Fox series Glee is the most nominated TV show, with five nods.

On Thursday, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, which presents the Globes, added new names to the list of presenters, including Tim Allen, Alec Baldwin, Jeff Bridges, Tina Fey, Megan Fox, Tom Hanks, Sylvester Stallone and Renee Zellweger.

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Friday
Jan142011

'The Green Hornet,' 'The Dilemma' Open Nationwide

Photo Courtesy - Sony Pictures(NEW YORK) -- Here's a look at the new movies opening nationwide Friday:

* The Green Hornet -- The masked hero that debuted on radio in the 1930s and had his own TV show in the 1960s comes to the big screen, courtesy of star Seth Rogen, who co-wrote the screenplay.  With the help of his sidekick Kato, Rogen's Britt Reid becomes a vigilante known as the Green Hornet after the death of his famous father.  Jay Chou, Cameron Diaz and Tom Wilkinson also star in the PG-13 rated flick.

* The Dilemma -- Vince Vaughn is Ronny, who suspects that the wife of his best friend Nick, played by Kevin James, may be cheating on his pal.  He struggles to come up with a way to break the bad news to his pal.  Jennifer Connelly, Winona Ryder, Channing Tatum and Queen Latifah also star in this Ron Howard-directed comedy.  The film is rated PG-13.

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Friday
Jan142011

Martha Stewart's Dog Gives Her Busted Lip

Photo Courtesy - Bryan Bedder/Getty Images for Digitas(NEW YORK) -- Martha Stewart's dog gave her a not-so-lovely parting gift after the TV host tried to say goodbye to the French bulldog.

According to TMZ.com, Stewart says she was on the receiving end of a head butt from her dog, Francesca, after she leaned over to say goodbye to the sleeping pooch.  The impact split her lip and drew blood, a wound that needed nine stitches to close.

Stewart thinks she may have "startled" the dog.

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Friday
Jan142011

Source: Ryan Seacrest Planning to Propose

Photo Courtesy - Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) -- A new season of American Idol may not be the only big event Ryan Seacrest is gearing up for this year.

A source tells RadarOnline.com the American Idol host is planning to propose to girlfriend Julianne Hough.  The insider said, "Ryan already has the ring -- and it's a rock, four to five carats.  Money was no object for Ryan...expect the Rolls Royce of engagement rings."

The source added, "He's had it for a while and is in the process of planning the engagement.  It's going to happen within the next few months or so."

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Friday
Jan142011

Tom Hanks' 20-Year-Old Son Goes Viral with Rap Song

Photo Courtesy - Getty Images(CHICAGO) -- Tom Hanks' 20-year-old son isn't quite following in his dad's footsteps.

Chet Hanks, a student at Northwestern University in Evanston, Ill., has released a rap song that has become a minor hit on the Internet. The song, "Purple and White," is inspired by Whiz Khalifa's "Black and Yellow" and is a nod to the school's official colors.

In discussing the song with his school newspaper, Hanks, who raps under the alias Chet Haze, says, "Any kids really living the college life can relate to it."

He tells the New York Daily News that his parents, including mom Rita Wilson, support his rap career "100 percent."

Hanks has also released another song online, titled "West Side LA." Despite his music aspirations, he has dabbled in his father's profession: the theater major had a small role in Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull.

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