The HollyWooWoo Report
'Lego Movie' opens with big $69.1M box office
Monday, February 10, 2014
"The Lego Movie" clicked with moviegoers, assembling $69.1 million at the weekend box office. George Clooney's "The Monuments Men" opened in second place with $22.7 million. Sliding to third was the cop comedy "Ride Along." It earned $9.4 million in its 3rd week.
Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr: 50 years of Beatles memories
Last night marked 50 years since The Beatles performed on The Ed Sullivan Show in NY. CBS broadcast a look back. David Letterman gave Paul McCartney & Ringo Starr a tour of the theater. They said it looked smaller now, & reminded them of a high school reunion.
Jimmy Fallon And The Muppets Join In Tearful Farewell To 'Late Night'
Jimmy Fallon gave fans a special thank you as he signed off Friday, with the help of The Muppets. He hosted the show 5 years. He walked across the studio to the 'Tonight Show, where he received a thunderous welcome. He takes over Feb. 17. His band goes with him.
LaBeouf storms out of news conference after one question
Shia LaBeouf stormed out of a Berlin news conference Sunday for the film "Nymphomaniac." He replied to only 1 question, about so many explicit scenes. An hour later, he attended the premiere with a paper bag over his head that read “I’m not famous anymore.”
Mariah Carey, Tamar Braxton, Jennifer Hudson Perform at 2014 BET Honors
Mariah Carey debuted her new single ‘You’re Mine’ at the BET Honors Saturday night in Washington. The 7th annual event saluted Aretha Franklin, Berry Gordy, Jr., Ice Cube, the late Nelson Mandela and others for their achievements. It airs on BET Feb. 24th at 9 pm.
Miley Cyrus Turns Down Fan Prom Invite But Offers Free Pass For Her Show
Miley Cyrus was asked to the prom by a teenage fan at an Arizona high school. She turned him down via twitter. Instead, she invited him to attend her concert in Phoenix Feb. 27. Matt Peterson has promised to wear a tuxedo. He’ll also visit her backstage.
Gwen Stefani's Baby Shower Boats A-List Guests
Gwen Stefani's baby shower was attended by her fellow celebrity friends. The party, which took place Saturday night at the Bel Air Hotel in Los Angeles, included Gwyneth Paltrow, Jessica Alba and Nicole Richie. This will be her third child. She is 44.
Chris Daughtry, Adam Lambert to return to 'American Idol'
Chris Daughtry & Adam Lambert are returning to ‘American Idol’ to serve as mentors. They will walk contestants through a new phase of the competition called Randy Jackson's Boot Camp. The top contestants must make it thru before they can perform before an audience.
Anne Hathaway Tapped To Replace Reese Witherspoon In New Comedy
Anne Hathaway is in negotiations to replace Reese Witherspoon in a new comedy with Robert De Niro. Reese pulled out of ‘The Intern’ last month, citing scheduling difficulties. Hathaway would play an online business owner who is assigned a retiree as an intern.
Gladys Knight buys abandoned school for rec center
Gladys Knight is sinking her own cash into a project to save a North Carolina landmark -- a segregation era all Black school with ties to her family. She and husband Billy McDowell are turning it into a recreation center. It's been sitting empty since the early 50s.
John Travolta wants to play a James Bond villain
John Travolta wants to play a bad guy in a James Bond film. He has a couple parts as villains lined up, first in the movie "The Forger," then again in a 2015 biopic about mobster John Gotti Sr. He’s talking to producers of the next Bond movie about a possible role.
Justin Bieber raced thru Miami, then powered down before drag race
Justin Bieber hit speeds of 136 miles an hour in his rented Lambo just hours before his arrest. The speed was recorded by the on-board GPS. In the middle of the so-called drag race, he was cruising at 27 mph -- under the speed limit.
Diahann Carroll Bows Out Of Broadway Return
Diahann Carroll has pulled out of her Broadway return in a revival of ‘A Raisin In The Sun.’ She was to portray Denzel Washington's mother. She will be replaced by LaTanya Richardson Jackson, wife of Samuel L. Jackson. The play also stars Anika Noni Rose.
IRS: Michael Jackson's estate owes $702M in taxes, penalties
The Internal Revenue Service says Michael Jackson's estate owes $505 million in taxes and $197 million in penalties. The IRS said his net worth at the time of his death was closer to $1.1 billion. The IRS levied a “gross valuation misstatement penalty” for underpayment.
DeAnna Pappas Stagliano Welcomes a Daughter
DeAnna Pappas Stagliano has delivered a baby girl. The former Bachelorette and her husband Stephen welcomed their daughter on Thursday. The couple, who wed in 2011, announced the pregnancy in August. Stephen’s birthday was Feb. 4.
Britney Spears Is a Brunette, Again
Britney Spears has changed up her trademark ‘do yet again. Posting a photo on Twitter Saturday, she showed off a return to the darker hues of her youth. She also promoted her two newest fragrances. She went dark in 2006, 2007 and twice in 2009.
Today's Birthdays: Opera singer Leontyne Price is 87. Actor Robert Wagner is 84. Singer Roberta Flack is 77. Olympic gold-medal swimmer Mark Spitz is 64. Walt Disney Co. chairman and chief executive Robert Iger is 63. ABC News GMA host George Stephanopoulos is 53. Retired MLB All-Star Lenny Dykstra is 51. Actress Laura Dern is 47. Actress Elizabeth Banks is 40. Pop singer Rosanna Taverez (Eden's Crush) is 37. Actress Emma Roberts is 23. Actress Makenzie Vega is 20. Actress Chloe Grace Moretz is 17.