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New To Theaters...
January 30, 2015:
  • Black or White
  • The Loft
  • Project Almanac

Top Movies
January 23-25, 2015

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Movie
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gross
1
American Sniper
64.4
5
200.1
2
The Boy Next Door
15.0
1
15.0
3
Paddington
12.4
2
40.1
4
The Wedding Ringer
11.6
2
39.7
5
Taken 3
7.6
3
76.1
6
The Imitation Game
7.1
9
60.6
7
Strange Magic
5.5
1
5.5
8
Selma
5.5
5
39.2
9
Mortdecai
4.1
1
4.1
10
Into the Woods
3.9
5
121.5
* Weekend and Total Gross in millions of dollars
Source: comingsoon.net


New to Home Video...
January 27, 2015:
  • The Book of Life
  • Downton Abbey: Season 5
  • Fury
  • The Judge
February 3, 2015:
  • The Best of Me
  • Dracula Untold
  • John Wick
  • Ouija

LEONARDO DICAPRIO AND RIHANNA ARE NOTHING NEW
One of Hollywood's latest buzzed-about hookups may not be as new as we all were led to believe. According to Us Weekly, Leonardo DiCaprio and Rihanna have been flirty for years.

Sources say that the actor has had a thing for RiRi dating back to 2009 when they were both at L.A.'s club Villa and he allegedly stared at her for an hour. He even supposedly asked the DJ to move his equipment out of the way because it was obstructing his view of her. Their flirtation started up again when they both attended Coachella in 2011. An insider revealed, "They've rocked in the same room a lot. Leo's had her to his house for get-togethers."

  • Their recent time together in St. Barth's for New Year's prompted reports that their flirtation turned into a fling.
  • A source recently told Star, "Their chemistry is off the charts. Rihanna loves Leo's attitude about life, and he thinks her laid-back demeanor is irresistibly sexy. She says he's the best she ever had."


SCREEN ACTORS GUILD HONORS 'ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK'
It was strictly business at this year's Screen Actors Guild Awards. With no host for the show, the night kicked off with Bryan Cranston taking the stage to hand out the award for Outstanding Female Actor in a Comedy Series which went to Uzo Aduba for Orange is the New Black. Claire Danes quickly followed to announce William H. Macy as the winner of Outstanding Male Actor in a Comedy Series.

  • The cast of Orange is the New Black beat out old favorites like Modern Family and Big Bang Theory for Outstanding Ensemble Cast in a Comedy Series in its first year nominated.
  • Debbie Reynolds was honored with a Life Achievement Award by her daughter, Carrie Fisher.
  • Mark Ruffalo and Kevin Spacey took home awards but were not at the show to claim them.
  • Viola Davis beat out previous winners such powerhouses as Claire Danes, Julianna Margulies, and Robin Wright for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series

HIGHLIGHTS

  • J.K. Simmons acknowledging all 49 actors in Whiplash for their contribution in making the movie a success.
  • The montage celebrating diversity in Hollywood...in a year when Selma got mostly snubbed and actresses are speaking out about not earning equal pay.
  • Debbie Reynolds thanking George Lucas for giving her daughter Princess Leia's hairstyle.

WINNER'S LIST

Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture: Birdman
Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role: Julianne Moore, Still Alice
Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role: Eddie Redmayne, The Theory of Everything
Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series: Downton Abbey
Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series: Viola Davis, How to Get Away with Murder
Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series: Kevin Spacey, House of Cards
Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries: Frances McDormand, Olive Kitteridge
Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries: Mark Ruffalo, The Normal Heart
Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role: J.K. Simmons, Whiplash
Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role: Patricia Arquette, Boyhood
Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series: Orange Is the New Black
Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series: William H. Macy, Shameless
Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series: Uzo Aduba, Orange Is the New Black

SOUND FROM THE SHOW

Carrie Fisher honors her mother Debbie Reynolds with a Life Achievement Award:

  • "I am very close to this year's Screen Actors Guild Life Achievement Award honoree. Not only was my grandmother her mother, she's the grandmother to my alleged daughter. It also turns out that we're neighbors. And as if all this weren't enough, she's also my mother. Actually she's been more than a mother to me, not much, but definitely more. She's been an unsolicited stylist, interior decorator and marriage counselor. Prior to our original introduction, Debbie Reynolds was already the voluptuous, fertile half of America's sweethearts."
  • RED CARPET REVIEW

    The Good:

    • Tatiana Maslany - The black and white Oscar de la Renta dress was fun but still formal.
    • Danielle Brooks - Her blue Christian Siriano gown proved that Taystee can turn it out on a red carpet.
    • Julianne Moore - The green Givenchy gown totally qualified her for every best dress list for the night.
    • Keira Knightley - The purple Erdem gown was definitely a step up from the look she worked on the Golden Globes red carpet. Maternity-wear done right.

    The Bad:

    • Natalie Dormer - The Naeem Khan floral dress just kind of looked like someone finger-painted all over it.
    • Taryn Manning - That peach Elisabetta Franchi dress combined with her hairdo made her look like she escaped from a polygamist cult.

    The Forgettable:

    • Emilia Clarke - There was nothing special about her black and blue Donna Karan dress. The Khaleesi should stand out more on a red carpet.
    • Reese Witherspoon - The custom white Giorgio Armani could have used a little something extra to make it stand out.
    • Naomi Watts - She has done far better on the red carpet than the purple Balenciaga...even years she wasn't a nominee.
    Click here to listen to: SAG AWARDS 2015 CARRIE FISHER HONORS HER MOTHER DEBBIE REYNOLDS WITH A LIFE ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
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    Click here to listen to: SAG AWARDS 2015 JULIANNE MOORE ACCEPTS AWARD FOR FEMALE ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE
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    WEEKEND MOVIE WRAP-UP
    Neither the arrival of J. Lo, nor Johnny Depp, nor George Lucas could take down American Sniper from the top of the box office. Clint Eastwood's Iraqi war film added an additional $64.3 million to its already impressive ticket sales.

    Warner Bros discussed Sniper's continued success in a statement saying, "Many exhibitors are hearing from their theater managers that the infrequent moviegoers who go only two to three times a year, are coming out to see this movie. This is a movie about patriotism, recognizing heroes, those who served; it's about family. There are those who feel it's anti-war movie. However, there are only 10 films in CinemaScore's history that have done an A+ in every single category, and that's telling, because no matter how one views American Sniper, everybody ends up in the same place."

    • Jennifer Lopez's latest, The Boy Next Door, landed in second place with a 15 million dollar take. The film has proven to be one of her most successful thrillers beating out the box offices for Angel Eyes and Enough. According to Deadline, 71% of ticket buyers were female and 44% were Latino.
    • Lucas' animated family film, Strange Magic, debuted in seventh place with $5.5 million. It failed to slow down Paddington which held onto third place with $12.39 million.
    • Mortdecai is the latest in Depp's string of box office flops that also included Transcendence and The Lone Ranger. The action comedy only scored $4.1 million but managed to crack the top 10 by landing in ninth place.
    • The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies, Unbroken, and Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb all fell out of the top 10.

    THIS WEEKEND'S TOP TEN MOVIES -- JANUARY 23 - JANUARY 25

    1. American Sniper, $64.3M
    2. The Boy Next Door, $15M
    3. Paddington, $12.39M
    4. The Wedding Ringer, $11.6M
    5. Taken 3, $7.6M
    6. The Imitation Game, $7.1M
    7. Strange Magic, $5.5M
    8. Selma, $5.5M
    9. Mortdecai, $4.1M
    10. Into The Woods, $3.88M


    SETH ROGEN TRIES TO CLEAR UP 'AMERICAN SNIPER' TWEET
    Seth Rogen took to Twitter on Thursday (January 22nd) to apologize again for his tweet saying that American Sniper reminded him of the film within the film in Inglorious Basterds.

    The Interview star wrote, "I truly hope this clears things up: It appears, I need to further clarify a tweet I sent a few days ago: I said a sniper movie kind of reminded me of a scene in another movie that involved a sniper movie. I didn't compare the two at all. I merely said that one kind of reminded me of the other, because both involved plots about the most lethal of snipers. People then claimed that I compared the movie American Sniper to Nazi propaganda, something I would NEVER do, (I've already publically explained that I enjoyed American Sniper) and also implied that I have something against Chris Kyle and veterans in general, neither of which are true in the least. My grandfather was a veteran. My comment about the movie was not meant to have any political implications. Any political meaning was ascribed to my comment by news commentary. I'm sorry if this somehow offended anyone, but that was not my intention."

    • Seth's original tweet was slammed by other celebrities including Kid Rock, Whoopi Goldberg, and Dean Cain.


    REPORT: SEAN PENN IS ADOPTING CHARLIZE THERON'S SON
    Sean Penn has reportedly started the process of adopting Charlize Theron's three-year-old son, Jackson. According to People, this is the first step toward marriage.

    A source told the magazine, "Charlize and Sean are very serious. Charlize says this is it. Jackson already calls Sean 'Daddy.'" There are also unconfirmed rumors that Sean and Charlize are engaged after over a year of dating.

    • Sean also has a 23-year-old daughter named Dylan and a 21-year-old son named Hopper from his marriage to Robin Wright.


    LINDSAY LOHAN ACCUSED OF PHOTOSHOPPING INSTAGRAM PHOTO
    Lindsay Lohan won't let a rare virus keep her from sharing her selfies. The actress posted a new photo on Instagram on Saturday (January 24th) that caused backlash for poking fun at her illness and for possibly being photoshopped.

    The 28-year-old posted in tight, cut-off top and a thong and wrote, "#mycalvins are helping me fight off my chikungunya. hehe" Users on the social media site were quit to speculate that she edited the photo to show off her tiny waist by pointing out that some of the bottles in the background appeared crooked. Others also criticized Lindsay for making light of her illness.

    • According to TMZ, Lindsay reportedly plans to use her recent hospitalization from the chikungunya virus as an excuse for not completing her community service that was a stipulation from her probation.
    • She contracted the virus from a mosquito while visiting Bora Bora.

    Lindsay's Selfie:

    #mycalvins are helping me fight off my chikungunya 😘 hehe

    A photo posted by Lindsay Lohan (@lindsaylohan) on Jan 24, 2015 at 11:43am PST


    NENE LEAKES ISN'T HAPPY WITH HER SON
    Real Housewives of Atlanta star NeNe Leakes is currently starring in a Broadway production of Cinderella but according to a new report the star has been down in the dumps due to her oldest son, Bryson Bryant's legal issues.

    • Bryant was sentenced to three months behind bars last year after he tested positive for cocaine during mandatory drug testing, skipped his court-required driving school and refused to pay a $1,200 fine. When he was released from jail on November 25th, he was sentenced to six weeks of intensive drug rehab.
    • A source told Star magazine, "NeNe has spent years trying to get her son on the right path but nothing has worked . . . She hoped his sentencing would be a wakeup call."
    • A friend of the star added, "NeNe has tried to keep this hidden and hardly told anyone that Bryson was in jail . . . She’s been carrying this huge weight on her shoulders for months without anyone knowing and hoped his court records wouldn’t ever be found. This whole situation has just been a nightmare."
    • Bryson originally got in trouble with the law in June 2013 when he charged with reckless driving and DUI after crashing his car.


    CELEBRITY GOSSIP
    GIA GIUDICE REACTS TO HER MOTHER'S IMPRISONMENT: Gia Giudice says her mother Teresa is making the best of her time behind bars. The 14-year-old chatted with Access Hollywood last week saying, "We can talk to her daily and we have access to emailing her whenever we want. It definitely helps with coping and with missing her. She always just said to me, 'Stay strong for mommy. You'll see me soon.'" Gia added, "She's doing amazing. I knew it was coming. My sisters are okay. They obviously miss her dearly, but they're doing okay. My dad has been amazing. He's honestly the rock. He's helping us so much." Gia and her girl group, 3KT, released a new video for a song about Teresa called "Just 13."

    RYAN REYNOLDS IS ADJUSTING TO FATHERHOOD: Ryan Reynolds is a proud papa but admits to having his hands full with his new baby. He told People at Sundance over the weekend, "I gotta jump in and do all those sorts of things. I mean, I've even tried breastfeeding. It's frustrating for the baby and frankly disturbing for me...not well is the answer." Ryan added, "It's amazing that you can be that exhausted and that happy at the same time." The Mississippi Grind star and wife Blake Lively welcomed their daughter back in December.

    JASON SEGEL HAS FOUND NEW ROMANCE: Us Weekly is reporting that Jason Segel has struck up a new romance with photographer Alexis Mixter. They were photographed on Friday (January 23rd) holding hands in West Hollywood. They were also seen together last month at LAX airport. Jason was previously linked to Aussie actress Bojana Novakovic and Michelle Williams.

    KYLIE JENNER DENIES THAT SHE IS A HIGH SCHOOL DROPOUT: Kylie Jenner took a moment from her night at the Sugar Factory American Brasserie grand opening in Rosemont, Illinois on Friday (January 23rd) to clear up the rumor that she has dropped out of school. She told People, "I haven't dropped out of school. I still go to school every day." The 17-year-old is home-schooled by a teacher and has about four months left until she earns her diploma. Kylie also discussed her post high school plans saying, "I want to keep doing what I do now. I love fashion...I have a lot of interests I'm pursuing."

    SNOOKI BECOMES ORDAINED: MTV star Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi revealed on Twitter last week that she has become ordained as a minister to officiate a gay wedding. The grooms are hairstylists Bradley Moreland and Luis Miller. Their wedding will take place on June 19th. She wrote, "I'm OFFICIALLY Ordained!!! Just call me Mama Reverend. Cannot wait to marry my loves."


    HOLLYWOOD QUICK HITS
    HALLE BERRY WILL NOT BE IN THE NEXT 'X-MEN' MOVIE: Actress Halle Berry will be replaced by Alexandra Shipp, who previously played Aaliyah in the TV movie, in the upcoming X-Men: Apocalypse.

    KENYA MOORE IN THE CENTER OF 'BLACK WIVES MATTER' CONTROVERSY: After posters turned up throughout Atlanta with the Real Housewives of Atlanta stars and the slogan, Black Wives Matter, many people got upset as it seem to make light of the original Black Lives Matter concept. Well a group is attempting to point the finger in Kenya Moore's direction for the posters. The group released a letter saying they made 50 of the posters per a request which they thought was coming out of Kenya Moore's camp.

    DRAYA MICHELE CELEBRATES HER 30TH BIRTHDAY: Basketball Wives: Los Angeles star Draya Michele celebrated her 30th birthday in style. First the reality star had an all girl tea party and later he partied with her girlfriends and her man, Dallas Cowboys star Orlando Scandrick.


    INDUSTRY NEWS
    JULIA ROBERTS IS MAKING MOVIE BASED ON 'BATKID' VIRAL STORY: Julia Roberts will produce and star in feature film remake of the documentary Batkid Begins: The Wish Heard Around the World. The film tells the story of Miles Scott -- the five-year-old boy suffering from leukemia whose Make-A-Wish turned the city of San Francisco into Gotham City so he could be a superhero for the day. Documentary director Dana Nachman said in a statement, "It's thrilling to me that Ms. Roberts and her team watched our film and were so moved by it that they want to dedicate their time and creative capital to make sure the widest audience possible will know and love Miles' story and the spirit of this intimate special event that went global, as much as we do."

    'THE CROW' REBOOT LOSES LUKE EVANS: Luke Evans has dropped out of the starring role in the reboot of The Crow. According to The Wrap, the actor has decided to pursue other acting opportunities. Director Corin Hardy is expected to meet with new actors after the Sundance Film Festival.

    TALK SHOW PIONEER JOE FRANKLIN HAS DIED: Talk show pioneer Joe Franklin has died at the age of 88. He passed on Saturday (January 24th) after a long battle with cancer. Joe is credited with creating the talk show format of a host sitting behind the desk interviewing guests. He got his start on TV in the 1950s and his show, The Joe Franklin Show, ran until 1993. Joe kept the show going on the radio until last Tuesday (January 20th.)

    JERRY BRUCKHEIMER ANNOUNCES FEMALE LEAD FOR NEW 'PIRATES' MOVIE: The fifth installment of Pirates of the Caribbean has added Kaya Scodelario to the cast. Jerry Bruckheimer made the casting announcement on Twitter on Friday (January 24th.) Kaya's previous credits include Skins and The Maze Runner.

    JOHN LEGUIZAMO TO STAR IN NEW CBS COMEDY: John Leguizamo has landed the lead role in CBS' new show Taxi-22. The show was being developed by James Gandolfini prior to his death in 2013. It is an adaptation of a French-Canadian series about a cab driver. The new version will take place in New York City. Gandolfini will be getting a posthumous executive producer credit on the pilot and possibly more episodes.


    ZAC EFRON AND GIRLFRIEND GO ON DOUBLE DATE WITH SELENA GOMEZ AND ZEDD
    It was a Disney channel reunion on Friday night (January 23rd) when Zac Efron and Selena Gomez met up for a double date with their significant others.

    According to Us Weekly, Zac and his girlfriend Sami Miro joined Selena and her new beau DJ Zedd at STK in Atlanta, Georgia. Some of Selena's backup dancers also met up with them. The group dined on shellfish, scallops, and fish.

    • Both former Disney stars are in the area working on film projects. He is currently filming Dirty Grandpa and she is currently in production on The Revised Fundamentals of Caregiving.
    • Zac has been linked to Sami since October. He previously had a fling with Michelle Rodriguez over the summer.