Hollywood Highlights

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 […]
Wednesday, November 18, 2009

The Sexiest Man Alive

Photo of Johnny Depp —Paul Treadway/Matrix/People Magazine Actor Johnny Depp is 46-years-old. No matter. Today People Magazine handed Depp his second “Sexiest Man Alive” title, beating out hot younger hunks and fellow thespians Ryan Reynolds and Robert Pattinson. Depp won the title the first time around in 2003. It’s nice to see a celebrity, who’s nearly 50, getting props for aging […]
Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Business, Entertainment, and Publishing News Bytes

FORD FUSION SELECTED MOTOR TREND CAR OF THE YEAR American automaker Ford has picked up one of the most prestigious honors in its industry. Motor Trend magazine picked the Ford Fusion 2010 as the car of the year. The Ford model beat out the redesigned Toyota Prius and BMW 7-series.  Story here. “MICHAEL JACKSON’S THIS IS IT” HEADED TO TV  The TV rights to the  documentary of the late […]
Sunday, November 15, 2009

Disaster film sweeps to top of Box Office

        The disaster thriller “2012”  totally wiped out the competition at the Box Office this weekend. The film about a worldwide catastrophe in the year 2012 earned an estimated $65 million!  “2012” is now the number one film in the country. That incredible movie poster probably sold a few million tickets for the doomsday flick. “2012” stars John Cusack, Amanda Peet, Woody Harrelson, Thandie Newton, and Danny Glover. […]
Sunday, November 15, 2009

Business, Publishing, Entertainment & Internet News Bytes

 BERNIE MAKES A BUNDLE FOR HIS VICTIMS Bernie Madoff is behind bars, but the big-time crook managed to generate a lot of dough for the victims of his Ponzi scheme, yesterday. In New York, personal property authorities confiscated from Madoff and his wife went on the auction block. Bidders shelled out major bucks for things like Madoff’s Rolex watches and New York Mets baseball jacket and his wife’s diamonds and furs. Nice story and photos […]
Sunday, November 8, 2009

A Christmas classic wins the Box Office derby

                                              It’s a little early for me to be getting into the Christmas mood, but that was not the case for ticket buyers at the nation’s movie theaters. Disney’s new version of “A Christmas Carol” scored the biggest haul at the Box Office this weekend, collecting somewhere around $31 million, to become the number one film in the country. This 3-D take on the […]
Sunday, November 1, 2009

King of Pop dances to top of the Box Office

Even in death, the late superstar, Michael Jackson, can still generate millions of dollars in ticket sales. The legendary entertainer’s behind the scenes documentary, “Michael Jackson’s This Is It,” thrilled enough moviegoers to become the number one film in the country this weekend. The Jackson flick debuted with an estimated $21.3 million, falling short of some expectations, but still winning the domestic Box Office derby just the […]
Sunday, October 25, 2009

A fright movie scares up big bucks at the Box Office

                            “Paranormal Activity” has become the little movie that could. This weekend, it leaped into the number one spot, leaving a pack of competitors far behind. “Paranormal Activity” rang up an estimated $22 million to become the top movie in the country. In five weeks, the spooky story of a couple haunted in their home by a demonic presence has scored over $60 million. The horror/thriller reportedly was produced […]