MAY 27TH 2014
X-Men tops box office with $111 million, $302 million worldwide
"X-Men: Days of Future Past" earned $111 million over the Memorial Day weekend. It earned $302 million in 119 countries. "Godzilla" dropped to No. 2 with $39.4 million from Thursday to Monday. "Blended" held the third place spot with an $18.2 million debut.
George Clooney to marry at Downton Abbey castle in September
George Clooney and Amal Alamuddin want to marry at Highclere Castle, the country house where 'Downton Abbey' is filmed. They took a tour of the castle last week. It costs $23,000 to rent for a wedding (pocket change). They are making arrangements with the owners.
Kim Kardashian and Kanye West Fly to Ireland for Honeymoon
Kim Kardashian and Kanye West are in Ireland for their honeymoon. They arrived Sunday afternoon in a private jet. They were picked up by a Mercedes. They will be in the country 5 days at Castlemartyr Resort Hotel. The couple wed Saturday in Florence, Italy.
Pharrell Stuns Gospel Choir During Happy TV Performance
Pharrell Williams stunned members of the Harlem Gospel Choir yesterday. He joined them on VH-1 for an uplifting a capella version of his hit Happy. They combined it with the choir favorite Oh Happy Day. They kept their composure and sang on as Pharrell clapped along.
Taylor Swift cancels Bangkok concert
Taylor Swift has canceled a sold-out June 9 concert in Thailand, which came under military rule last week. The country is under a nighttime curfew though it's loosely enforced. She has other performances throughout Asia during her current Red Tour.
Sofia Vergara splits from fiancé Nick Loeb
Sofia Vergara and fiancé Nick Loeb have called it quits. She cited little time together due to their work schedules. She is 41, he is 38. They started dating in 2010, & briefly split in 2012. Vergara spent Memorial Day weekend in New Orleans with family.
Christina Ricci Is Pregnant
Christina Ricci is going to be a mom. She is expecting her first child with husband, camera technician James Heerdegen. They met on the set of her short-lived TV series "Pan Am" in 2012. They married in October. She was previously engaged to Owen Benjamin in 2009.
Rolling Stones resume tour, in Norway
The Rolling Stones returned to the road last night with a high-energy show in Oslo, Norway. Mick Jagger did not mention the death of his fashion designer girlfriend. They ended their set with fireworks. The Rolling Stones' next concert will be in Lisbon, Portugal Thursday.
Jim Carrey delivers heartfelt commencement speech in Iowa
Jim Carrey received an honorary Doctor of Fine Arts from Maharishi Univ. of Management in Fairfield, Iowa Saturday. He delivered a heartfelt commencement address. He never graduated from high school. He told the graduates that life is about journey, not success.
Emma Watson graduates from Brown University
Emma Watson was among 2,000 graduates receiving degrees Sunday from Brown University. She tweeted a photo of herself in cap and gown. She earned a bachelor's degree in English literature. The Ivy League university is in Rhode Island. She is 24.
Barbara Walters Donates Archives Of 50 Year Career To Sarah Lawrence College
Barbara Walters is donating tapes, documents, recordings and photos to the Sara Lawrence College in Bronxville, N.Y. She made the announcement at the college's commencement ceremony Friday. She told the graduates attending the college helped her journalism career.
Macaulay Culkin and band thrown offstage in England
Macaulay Culkin's Band, Pizza Underground, was booed offstage at a festival in Nottingham, England. They were pelted with beer. The act transforms classic rock tracks into pizza themed ones. They changed Lou Reed's 'Perfect Day' into 'It's A Pizza DAY' & were pelted.
Christina Aguilera staying healthy during pregnancy, craving BBQ
Christina Aguilera is trying to stick to a healthy diet during her pregnancy. She doesn't want to gain as much weight as she did when she was pregnant with son Max. She gained 40 pounds. Max is now 6. One food she has developed an appetite for is barbecued meats.
T.I. and Floyd Mayweather Jr. in Las Vegas Brawl
Rapper T.I. and boxer Floyd Mayweather, Jr. were in a brawl at a FatBurger in Las Vegas Saturday. Tameka "Tiny" Cottle posted an Instagram photo, posing with Mayweather’s daughter. Words were exchanged & a fight broke out. No one pressed charges.
Whitney Houston’s family says TV not good enough for her life story
Lifetime is planning a Whitney Houston biopic for 2015, with Angela Bassett making her directorial debut. Whitney’s family is against it. They want her story told in money-making theaters. They may try to block production. Her estate is planning its own movie.
Herb Jeffries, last of the singing cowboys, dies at 100
The only black singing cowboy star in Hollywood history has died. Herb Jeffries was 100. He performed with Duke Ellington and starred in 4 Westerns from 1937 to 1939. Segregation in the film industry limited his movie career. He has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
David Schwimmer Helps New York Police Solve Case
Actor David Schwimmer came to the aid of NYC police yesterday. He provided surveillance footage of a violent brawl outside his townhouse in East Village. The video shows 2 men smashing through a glass door in the building's lobby.
Today's Birthdays: Actress Lee Meriwether is 79. Musician Ramsey Lewis is 79. Actor Louis Gossett Jr. is 78. Rhythm-and-blues singer Raymond Sanders (The Persuasions) is 75. Actress Peri Gilpin is 53. Comedian Adam Carolla is 50. Actor Todd Bridges is 49. Rock musician Sean Kinney (Alice In Chains) is 48. Actor Paul Bettany is 43. Rapper Andre 3000 (Outkast) is 39. Rapper Jadakiss is 39. TV chef Jamie Oliver is 39. Actor-singer Chris Colfer is 24. Actor Ethan Dampf is 20.