Hollywood Highlights

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

“The Avengers” still strong going into Memorial weekend

  “Marvel’s The Avengers” is still packing them in at theaters. The superhero flick is number one at the domestic box office for the third straight week with a haul of $55.6 million. “Battleship,” based on a board game and with a cast that included Liam Neeson and Rihanna, was not much of a challenger — it debuted with $25.5 […]
Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Marvel’s The Avengers crashes into the $1 billion club

“Marvel’s The Avengers” has reached another milestone. Last Sunday, the superhero ensemble flick hit the $1 billion mark worldwide. It did so in only 19 days, according to Box Office Mojo. Meanwhile, “The Avengers” clobbered the competition in the domestic box office over the weekend, by holding onto the number one spot with a haul of $103 million. Far behind […]
Friday, May 11, 2012

President Obama visits Studio City — photos and more

President Barack Obama boarded Air Force One at LAX  this morning, headed for Reno, Nevada. Obama’s visit to the Southland was brief, but lucrative. Last night, the president was the main attraction at a posh dinner party at the Studio City home of actor George Clooney, which reportedly raised $15 million for his re-election bid — the most ever for a […]
Thursday, May 10, 2012

President Obama arrives on the West Coast

President Obama’s first stop on the West Coast today was in Seattle, Washington. Air Force One touched down at Boeing Field just before noon. During his stop over, Obama will attend two fundraisers, one a brunch at a private home and the other at a large performing arts theatre where folks lined up hours before the event, according to The […]
Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Daytime Emmy Awards nominations announced on the “Today Show”

The nominees for the 39th annual Daytime Entertainment Emmy Awards were announced this morning on the NBC “Today Show.” The ceremony is scheduled for next month, on Saturday, June 23 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel, but oddly a decision on who will carry the live broadcast has not been made yet. ABC collected the most nominations with 56, followed by […]
Tuesday, May 8, 2012

“Marvel’s The Avengers” breaks records and captures a huge haul at the box office

“Marvel’s The Avengers” had an incredible weekend debut according to the final figures released yesterday. The superhero team-up of  Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, Hawkeye, Black Widow, and the Hulk earned a record breaking $207.4 million last weekend — easily becoming the number one film in the country. The mega-hit centers on what happens when the Avengers assemble to fight […]
Saturday, May 5, 2012

“Marvel’s The Avengers” scores estimated $80.5 million on opening day

As expected “Marvel’s The Avengers” is off to a very fast start at the domestic box office. Yesterday, opening day, the superhero ensemble film packed them in at the theaters across the nation to the tune of an estimated $80.5 million. Some of those moviegoers waited in long lines to see “The Avengers” at the AMC Burbank 16 over on […]
Friday, May 4, 2012

“Marvel’s The Avengers” set to make history over the weekend — what you need to know

“Marvel’s The Avengers” is the big movie this weekend. The superhero ensemble flick reportedly raked in around $18 million at midnight shows last night. If you are not into comic books or you missed some of the other superhero movies like “Iron Man,” “Captain America,”  “Thor,” or you just need a refresher on who’s who and what’s at stake — […]
Monday, April 23, 2012

Ricki Lake’s new book hits store shelves

Actress and TV talk show host, Ricki Lake, has had plenty of life drama. In her new memoir, “Never say never: Finding a life that fits,” Lake shares the lessons learned from a painful childhood, weight issues, divorce, and the struggle to find a comfort level in her own skin. “Never say never” hit stores last week. Lake is out […]