As expected, The Hunger Games devoured the box office. The action flick earned $155 million in its first three days of release. That gave it the best non-sequel and non-summer openings of all time -- as well as the third-highest domestic film debut, behind last summer's Harry Potter finale and The Dark Knight.
IS MILEY CYRUS ENGAGED?
Did Liam Hemsworth put a ring on Miley Cyrus's finger?
After showing off a diamond stunner on her ring finger via Twitter last week, the 19-year-old set off rumors of an engagement. Miley and Liam began dating shortly after filming The Last Song together in 2009.
So far, Miley hasn't commented on her relationship status.
KIM KARDASHIAN MIGHT PRESS CHARGES AGAINST FLOUR BOMBER
No one throws flour on Kim Kardashian and gets away with it! Well, probably not.
The reality star is thinking about pressing charges against the animal-rights activist who covered her with the white stuff at a recent red carpet event. Kim tells E! Online that initially she wasn't going to call the cops on the woman, but now "I am just going to think about it, because I don't want someone to think they can really get away with that."
The floury incident occurred Thursday night at The London Hotel in West Hollywood, where Kim was launching her new fragrance, True Reflection.
She tells E!, "I was laughing it off earlier and, you know, I think that is the only thing I knew how to do at the time. But I just think it is such a shame that someone like that...would ruin an event, or attempt to ruin an event, that was based around, not only my fragrance, but this organization, Dress for Success. I mean that's what the event was about, [for] underprivileged women."
SNOOKI, THE SITUATION BEING PHASED OUT OF JERSEY SHORE
The pregnant Snooki and rehabbing Situation are reportedly being "phased" out of Jersey Shore.
TMZ says producers "are freaked the show will lose its sex-crazed alcohol-fueled edge." They want to replace them with "newer, wilder" castmates.
The gossip blog say producers plan to limit the duo's roles on the new season and give the new cast members more screen time instead.
Season six begins filming this summer.
ANGELINA JOLIE NOT PAYING ATTENTION TO LEG-FLASHING JOKES
Angelina Jolie has better things to do than pay any mind to those Oscar leg-flashing jokes.
She tells The Huffington Post, "I honestly didn't pay attention to it. You know what I mean? I don't watch those TV shows, and if I go online and see something about myself, I don't click on it. And the people I surround myself with don't really talk about this kind of stuff. I heard something, but I didn't pay any attention. It's as simple as being a woman picking a dress you like and having a night and not really thinking about anything else."
TRUMPS SONS UNDER INVESTIGATION FOR HUNTING TRIP
Donald Trump's sons, Donald Junior and Eric, could be in trouble for their controversial hunting trip in Zimbabwe.
Officials in the African nation are investigating whether the safari firm they used was licensed to operate and whether license and trophy fees were paid. The Trumps came under fire after photos of them posing with dead animals surfaced last week. The boys reportedly killed an elephant, an endangered leopard and a buffalo, among other animals. And yet that thing on their dad's head survives!
BORAT THEME ACCIDENTALLY PLAYED AT AWARD CEREMONY
Borat strikes again!
After Kazakhstan sharpshooter Mariya Dmitrienko won a gold medal at an international shooting championship in Kuwait Friday, officials accidentally played the insulting parody anthem from the Sacha Baron Cohen movie.
One of the lyrics is "Kazakhstan's prostitutes cleanest in the region, except of course Turkmenistan's." The song played was downloaded from the Internet. Kazakh sporting officials were outraged and are demanding an investigation.
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RUSSELL BRAND ARRESTED FOR PHONE HURLING
Russell Brand turned himself in to New Orleans police yesterday (Thursday) after an arrest warrant was issued for him.
The British comedian was booked on two misdemeanors counts of simple criminal damage to property for allegedly throwing a photographer's I-Phone through a window Monday night. He was released on $5,000 bond.
Russell was apparently upset at the photog for taking pictures of him on his phone.
BOBBI KRISTINA DOESN'T THINK SHE'S COMMITTING INCEST
Whitney Houston's daughter Bobbi Kristina "doesn't give a damn" that her grandmother believes she's committing incest by dating her "adopted" brother, according to TMZ.
Bobbi's grandma Cissy Houston reportedly saw a video of Bobbi and Nick Gordon holding hands and kissing, and told a friend, "What [Bobbi and Nick] are doing is incestuous." But sources say Bobbi Kristina doesn't consider it incest because Nick's not her blood brother. Whitney unofficially adopted Nick ten years ago because he was having problems at home.
Adding to the drama, Bobbi Kristina has been spotted wearing what looks like an engagement ring. TMZ says the couple plans to take a trip to Las Vegas soon.
As one insider tells the gossip blog, "[Bobbi] can't please everyone, so she is going to please herself by doing what she wants to do for once."
ASHTON KUTCHER SAYS JESUS WANTED HIM TO SHAVE HIS BEARD
Ashton Kutcher says he consulted a higher power before deciding to shave his beard and cut his long hair. At a PaleyFest panel in Los Angeles this week, he joked, "Jesus wanted (his look) back so I gave it to him."
The truth is, Jesus didn't want Ashton clean shaven -- Two and a Half Men creator Chuck Lorre did. The actor explained that the look was connected to his storyline on the show. Chuck said, "We wanted to tell a story about being in a relationship and being pressured to change. Walden pushed back and said, 'You can't change me. This is who I am.' But once she stopped trying, he got a haircut and changed."
COPS WANT TO TALK TO LINDSAY LOHAN
The LAPD wants to chat with Lindsay Lohan over that alleged hit-and-run. TMZ says law enforcement officials want to get her side of the story -- "and decide once and for all if a criminal investigation is worth pursuing."
Linds is accused of grazing a hookah lounge manager with her Porsche in Hollywood this week and then speeding off.
COMEDIAN GALLAGHER SUFFERS HEART ATTACK
Watermelon-smashing comedian Gallagher is recovering in a Texas hospital after suffered a heart attack Wednesday.
According to reports, the 65-year-old was set to perform at Coach Joe's Hat Tricks in Lewisville, Texas when he collapsed backstage. This comes almost exactly a year after Gallagher collapsed on stage during a performance in Minnesota.
BROOKE MUELLER TO COP PLEA IN DRUG CASE
Brooke Mueller will dodge prison by copping a plea in her drug case Monday in Aspen, Colorado, TMZ reports. Charlie Sheen's ex-wife is expected to plead guilty to felony possession of cocaine under four grams and be placed on 12-months probation. The other charges against her -- felony possession of cocaine with intent to distribute and misdemeanor assault -- will be dropped.
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LINDSAY HAS MORE VEHICULAR PROBLEMS
Lindsay Lohan insists she's no hit-and-runner.
A hookah lounge manager claims the actress grazed him with her Porsche early yesterday morning and then fled the scene. Linds called the allegations a "complete lie" and "absurd." She tweeted, "I've been at community service. Last night, I attempted to wish a friend happy birthday, which I didn't even get to do because I was freaked out by all of the paparazzi."
LUCK CANCELLED AFTER THIRD HORSE DIES
HBO cancelled the Dustin Hoffman racetrack drama Luck yesterday after a third horse died during production.
According to the American Humane Association, the animal reared up, fell over and fatally struck its head Tuesday. The show, which has also been plagued by low ratings, was shooting the second episode in its second season at Santa Anita Park in California.
In a statement, the network said, "It is with heartbreak that executive producers David Milch and Michael Mann together with HBO have decided to cease all future production on the series Luck."
The first season's finale is scheduled to air on March 25th.
JON HAMM TELLS KIM IT WASN'T PERSONAL
Jon Hamm has responded to Kim Kardashian's response to his recent rant.
The Mad Men star tells E! News that Kim shouldn't take his comments personally. "It's surprising to me that it has become remotely a story. I don't know Ms. Kardashian, I know her public persona. What I said was meant to be more on the pervasiveness of something in our culture, not personal, but she took offense to it and that is her right."
In an interview with Elle UK, Jon called Kim and Paris Hilton bleeping "idiots," among other things. Kim responded by saying his comments were "careless."
GO AHEAD, CLINT, AND MAKE A REALITY SHOW
Move over, Kim Kardashian and Co. -- America will soon be keeping up with the Eastwoods. Yes, Eastwood as in Clint.
The Hollywood legend's family is starring in an E! reality series. The show will focus on his wife, Dina, and two teen daughters, Francesca and Morgan. Clint will appear on occasion. But don't look for trash TV. Dina tells E! News, "I know my limitations with Clint, so I don't push him too hard."
The 10-episode series debuts on May 20th.
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NICOLLETTE SHERIDAN'S CASE IS "DESPERATE"
Closing arguments in Nicollette Sheridan's wrongful termination suit against the producers of Desperate Housewives began yesterday.
Her attorney said the show's creator, Marc Cherry, killed off her character in retaliation for accusing him of hitting her -- and then tried to cover up the whole thing. A lawyer for Touchstone Television Production and Cherry called the conspiracy theory "desperate."
LEAH REMINI SAYS SHARON OSBOURNE GOT HER FIRED FROM THE TALK
Leah Remini has broken her silence about her departure -- along with Holly Robinson Peete -- from The Talk last summer.
Leah says it was co-host Sharon Osbourne who got them fired. The former King of Queens star tweets, "Sharon thought me and Holly were 'ghetto.' We were not funny, awkward and didn't know ourselves. She has the power that was given to her."
Sharon says it's not true. She writes, "In response to Leah Remini's continuous comments that I had her fired from The Talk, let me just go on the record to say I had absolutely nothing to do with her departure from the show and have no idea why she continues to take to Twitter to spread this false gossip."
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