Despicable Me 2
Despicable Me 2 beat The Lone Ranger to claim the No. 1 spot at the box office over the Fourth of July holiday weekend.
The sequel had one of the best openings ever for an animated film, Box Office Mojo reports, earning $82.5 million over the weekend and $142 million total over its five-day opening.
Monsters University hasn't graduated from the top spot at the box office just yet. The animated flick grossed $46.1 million this weekend, according to Box Office Mojo.
The Pixar prequel to Monsters, Inc. has spent back-to-back weeks at No. 1 and has grossed a total $171 million so far.
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Sandra Bullock is in early talks to join the Annie remake, according to The Wrap.
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Sandra Bullock, Melissa McCarthy
Sandra Bullock and Melissa McCarthy will hold a special screening of their new comedy The Heat, which was filmed in Boston with law-enforcement support, for FBI agents and police, CNN reports.
The screening idea is in its early stages, and no date has been set, director Paul Feig said. It comes after this week’s bombing at the Boston Marathon, which killed three and injured more than 170 people. “The agents and police who are now busy with the bombing investigation gave the filmmakers so much help," Feig told CNN. "They are some of the finest people I've ever worked with," he said. "Boston is in good hands if they have to go through something like this. They are in the best hands possible." Added Bullock: "It's been an [amazingly] tight-knit community before this happened, and it just bonded a community even more. I don't think a screening would ever be enough, feel like it's enough to do for them."
Jesse James and Alexis DeJoria
Sandra Bullock's ex-husband Jesse James took another trip down the aisle over the weekend, marrying drag racer Alexis DeJoria.
The two were married on Sunday at the Malibu estate of DeJoria's father John Paul, the co-founder of Paul Mitchell hair products and Patron Spirits, Us Weekly reports.
Michael Oher, Leigh Anne Tuohy and daughter; inset: Sandra Bullock
When Sandra Bullock attended the Super Bowl on Sunday, she had a personal stake in rooting for the Baltimore Ravens.
Showtime's competitive juices aren't limited to the arena of scripted entertainment. Now the pay cable network is challenging HBO's Real Sports franchise by turning to masters of long-form narrative with the launch of 60 Minutes Sports (10/9c). Among the segments in Wednesday's premiere: a closer-up profile by Bob Simon of FC Barcelona soccer star Lionel Messi, whose prowess at 25 was demonstrated in last Sunday's 60 Minutes piece on the Barcelona team.
Eddie Murphy was once a beloved funnyman, known for his work on Saturday Night Live, Beverly Hills Cop and a slew of family-friendly comedies that even adults would enjoy. But oh, how the mighty have fallen.
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14. Best Shout-out: The gifts just keep on coming for Castle fans. Now that Castle and Beckett are together, the writer decides that they need a couple name. "So we're Brangelina now?" Beckett asks. "No, no. We're Rickate. No, we're Katick," Castle muses. "Caskett. Ooh! That's good because of the whole murder thing." Let's face it: Castle has never met a meta reference it didn't like.
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Kristen Stewart has dethroned Angelina Jolie as the highest-paid woman in Hollywood, according to Forbes.
The 22-year-old actress, who rose to fame playing Bella Swan in the Twilight series, earned a whopping $34.5 million from May 2011 to May 2012. Stewart's most recent film, Snow White and the Huntsman, has taken in more than $123 million at the box office in under three weeks.
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