September 29, 2008

Academy Award-winning actor Paul Newman is being remembered by movie fans and Hollywood stars after Paul passed away Friday – he had been suffering from cancer. Paul had been nominated for an Oscar 7 times and finally won for his role as pool shark Fast Eddie Felson opposite Tom Cruise in The Power of Money. Paul Newman was 83.

Shia LaBeouf dominated at the box-office. Here's a full recap:
1. Eagle Eye - $29.2 million
2. Nights in Rodanthe - $13.6 million
3. Lakeview Terrace - $7 million
4. Fireproof - $6.5 million
5. Burn After Reading - $6.2 million
6. Igor - $5.5 million
7. Righteous Kill - $3.803 million
8. My Best Friend's Girl - $3.8 million
9. Miracle at St. Anna - $3.5 million
10. Tyler Perry's the Family That Preys - $3.2 million

Speaking of Nights in Rodanthe, you couldn't get away from shows making fun of it this past week:

Two great shows are making their season premieres tonight, both on NBC. If you haven’t gotten into the show Chuck, maybe give it a shot. It’s about a computer geek who finds himself with a second career as a top secret government agent. It’s surprisingly great. And a show I got into over the summer, Life, starring Damian Lewis, is back tonight then also has another new episode Friday night. It’s about a cop who was put away in jail for a murder he didn’t commit. Now he’s back on the force with a new and very different perspective on life (pun intended). Chuck and Life air at 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. respectively.

Heather Locklear was arrested over the weekend after a “concerned citizen” called police on her. Evidently she was driving back and forth over a pair of sunglasses in a parking lot and revving her engine loudly. Then she got on the road. When Heather was pulled over, police determined that alcohol wasn’t causing her disoriented behavior but some controlled substance. Heather actually went to rehab recently for anxiety and depression. Perhaps she was prescribed some pills to help her. Either way she should not have been behind the wheel.

Thank God election season is in full swing ‘cause that means Saturday Night Live is back into political skits which, let’s face it, are the funniest things they do. Tina Fey came back to SNL this weekend as Vice Presidential wanna-be Sarah Palin:

It was announced late this weekend that none other than STAR Artist Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band will perform at half time at Super Bowl XLIII. That’s February 1st on NBC.

STAR Artist O.A.R. is teaming up with a group called Reverb which educates musicians and their fans about the environment for the 3rd annual Campus Consciousness Tour. They’ll actually be in the state at UW-Madison November 1st.

STAR Artist Elliot Yamin is re-releasing the Christmas album he put out last year, this time with some extra tracks. Last year Elliot admitted it was a little unusual for a Jewish guy to record a Christmas album but “I got in into the swing of things and it came out great.” Add this CD to your holiday collection (again) – it hits stores October 7th.

Congratulations to actors Scarlett Johansson and Ryan Reynolds who tied the knot over the weekend in an intimate ceremony outside Vancouver. The most refreshing part about this story? It’s the first marriage for both of them – maybe it’ll last!

Congratulations to Adam Sandler and his wife. He told me over the weekend he and his wife are expecting their second child, a girl, due this fall.

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