Hollywood Highlights

Monday, December 14, 2009

Biz Bytes:The #1 bestseller at Barnes & Noble.com & a new money scandal in the music industry

Holiday shoppers buying into “… a little faith” Mitch Albom, author of the hugely popular, “Tuesdays with Morrie” and “The Five People You Meet In Heaven” has a new bestseller about faith this holiday season.  “Have A Little Faith: A True Story” is the number one bestseller on the Barnes & Noble website Monday evening. The nonfiction book is about Albom’s […]
Sunday, December 13, 2009

Christmas 2009: Grave Hunter Lisa Burks & a fan pilgrimage to Michael Jackson’s burial site

Photo: Lisa Burks snapped this rare picture of Michael Jackson’s sarcophagus through an open door at Forest Lawn in Glendale on December 3, 2009.   Fellow blogger/photog/writer Lisa Burks had a very interesting experience with some devoted fans of the late pop superstar, Michael Jackson recently. The fans made a Christmas visit to Forest Lawn in Glendale, where Jackson’s body is entombed at the Holly Terrace of […]
Sunday, December 13, 2009

“The Princess and the Frog” charm moviegoers at the Box Office

Disney’s animated film, “The Princess and The Frog,”  is the number one movie in the U.S., after chalking up an estimated $25 million over the weekend. The stars of the film include Anika Noni Rose, Bruno Campos, Oprah Winfrey, and Terrence Howard.  This film is considered controversial for a number of reasons, but mainly because this is the first time the princess is […]
Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Biz Bytes: Box Office record & Bernie Madoff’s victims speak out

Hollywood movies are raking in the dough Hollywood films are making a ton of money, serious green, like in the billions of dollars. The 2009 Box Office should reach $9.681 billion today, surpassing the best-year ever record of $9.680 billion set in 2007, according to Hollywood.com. This is a surprise for a couple of reasons: one there are still about three weeks […]
Sunday, December 6, 2009

“The Blind Side” scores big at the Box Office

“The Blind Side” ran right over the competition at the Box Office this weekend. The sports drama even knocked the hugely successful “The Twilight Saga: New Moon” out of the top spot.  “Blind Side,” which stars Sandra Bullock, raked in an estimated $20.4 million to become the number one film in the U.S. In three weeks, “The Blind Side” has rung […]
Sunday, November 29, 2009

Female movie fans rule at Box Office

Photo: Melanie Sochan/The Saginaw News “The Twilight Saga: New Moon” continued to outshine the competition at the Box Office over the Thanksgiving holiday weekend. The latest installment of the romantic fantasy series raked in an estimated $42.5 million to hold onto the title of number one movie in the U.S for a second straight week. Female moviegoers are credited with keeping “New Moon” and the second […]
Friday, November 27, 2009

“Twilight” items hot sellers this holiday season

Black Friday is the official kick-off for the holiday shopping season. Thousands of sleep deprived, but eager bargain hunters stormed the stores, malls, and outlet centers before dawn today — traditionally the biggest shopping day of the year. Cash registers were ringing all day long and into the evening giving the appearance of strong Black Friday sales. Nevertheless, it’s going to take a few days before retailers know […]
Sunday, November 22, 2009

“New Moon” huge at the Box Office

                                                   We knew it was going to be big, but I don’t think anyone predicted it would be like out-of-this world huge! The fantasy/romance, “The Twilight Saga: New Moon” made an astronomical figure — an estimated $140 million this weekend — to easily become the number one movie in the country!! This is the second in the “Twilight” saga of two young lovers, […]
Thursday, November 19, 2009

Hollywood’s most overpaid stars

Some surprises on the annual list of the most overpaid Hollywood stars by Forbes magazine. It wasn’t just about the fat paychecks with all those zeros. Some actors aren’t generating a good return at the Box Office, according to Forbes. In the number one spot on the magazine’s list, comic/actor Will Ferrell. Funny guys Eddie Murphy, Jim Carrey and actor Tom Cruise made the […]