'Transcendence' Tanks, 'Cap' Holds Off 'Rio' on Good Friday
For the second week in a row, the top spot is going to be a toss-up between Captain America: The Winter Soldier and Rio 2. Meanwhile, Johnny Depp's Transcendence got off to a horrible start on Good Friday, and is now on pace for an opening weekend around $12 million.Captain America: The Winter Soldier took first place with an estimated $9.6 million. In its 15th day in theaters, it passed the lifetime gross of the first Captain America ($176.7 million). So far, it's earned $184.5 million, and could cross $200 million on Sunday.Rio 2 was a close second with $9.2 million, which is off from the first Rio's $10.7 million Good Friday gross. For the weekend, Rio 2 should wind up with at least $23 million.After putting up strong mid-week numbers, Heaven is for Real continued to attract large crowds on Good Friday. The faith-based true story added $7.9 million, which brings its three-day total to nearly $15 million. »
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Bryan Singer Accuser's Lawyer Says More Sex Abuse Lawsuits Against ‘Hollywood Insiders’ Coming in CA
The attorney for Michael F. Egan III, the man who is suing “X-Men” director Bryan Singer for sexual abuse, says that there is more legal action coming — not just in Hawaii, where the first lawsuit against Singer was filed, but potentially also back in California. “I'm going to file three more lawsuits Monday in Hawaii alleging three other Hollywood insiders who were participating in the abuses of Mike Egan… did the trips to Hawaii and he was abused there as well,” Jeff Herman, a lawyer who specializes in sex abuse cases, told TheWrap late on Friday. Also read: Bryan Singer's Lawyer:. »
- Jordan Zakarin
Gwen Stefani in Talks to Join NBC's 'The Voice'
Gwen Stefani may be headed for The Voice. The No Doubt singer is in talks to join the NBC competition series for season seven as a coach, multiple sources tell The Hollywood Reporter. She would take over for Christina Aguilera, who announced in February that she was pregnant with her second child. Photos: 'The Voice': Meet the Season 6 Singers The season, which begins shooting in June, will also see Pharrell Williams taking over the big red chair for Cee Lo Green. Coaches Adam Levine and Blake Shelton are expected to return. Last Saturday at Coachella, Williams brought Stefani out as
- THR Staff
Interview: John & Jessica talk 'Amazing Race: All-Stars'
Well, at least things worked out better for Jessica Hoel and John Erck in their second run on "The Amazing Race." A little better, at least. In their first season, John & Jessica won the season's opening Leg and earned an Express Pass. Then, just a couple episodes later, they were eliminated with the Express Pass still in their back pocket after refusing to play the powerful Pass in a challenge where they remained convinced there were teams behind them long after they'd fallen into last place. It was one of the more notorious pieces of self-immolation in "Amazing Race" history and that was probably what earned John & Jessica a second chance on "The Amazing Race: All-Stars." This second run lacked the highs of that season-opening Leg victory, but they also lasted deeper into the Race and, when they went out, they were theoretically able to point the blame away from themselves. »
- Daniel Fienberg
Tribeca Docs on Government Spying: ‘What Was Illegal Under Nixon Is Legal Under Obama’
Government surveillance, abuses of power and the supression of dissent kicked into high gear after 9/11, one documentary argued at the Tribeca Film Festival on Saturday night. But the whistleblowers who exposed recent activities were hardly breaking new ground, because some of the same things were going on more than four decades ago, another Tribeca doc pointed out. Both “Silenced” and “1971” tackle issues that reverberate in light of Edward Snowden's recent disclosures of the extent of domestic spying, and the risks some citizens take to expose activity they feel subverts the Constitition. The two films made for bracing and frightening. »
- Steve Pond
Paul Walker's Brother Spotted in Dubai With Tyrese and Ludacris for Fast & Furious 7 Filming
Standing in the background of Ludacris' shot with Tyrese is none other than Paul Walker's brother. "Tigon. Lion & Tiger mix. Only 50 in the world. #dubai #bucketlistexecutor," Ludacris posted on Instagram Saturday along with a shot of the trio in Dubai. E! News has confirmed that Cody Walker is the mystery guy in the photo that Ludacris posted (and quickly removed). The rapper is currently in Abu Dhabi filming with the rest of the Fast & Furious 7 crew with the late star's brother making an appearance on the trip as well. The film's producers announced earlier this week on Facebook that Paul's two brothers would be filling in for him in order to complete some of his »
Prince William and Kate Middleton Stun at Easter Service in Sydney
Is it just us…or is Kate Middleton glowing? The Duchess of Cambridge stunned in an Alexander McQueen ivory coat and a Jane Taylor gray fascinator as she arrived with Prince William to St. Andrew's Cathedral for Easter Sunday Service in Sydney, Australia, with the Duke of Cambridge sporting a navy blue suit. Prince William and Kate Middleton sat in the front row of the cathedral during the service, which over 800 people attended, according to the Daily Mirror. This was just the latest stop on the duo's royal tour of Australia and New Zealand. News: Kate Middleton and Prince William enjoy rugby match, Prince George gets another marriage proposal Saturday, Prince William and »
Orphan Black Postmortem: Creators Reflect on That Mind-Blowing Twist and Spill What's Ahead!
Warning: We're about to spill secrets on tonight's season two premiere of Orphan Black. If you do not wish to be spoiled, get out of here and fetch us something gay. For everyone else, let the Clone Club craziness begin! "Excuse me, my seestra shot me." Holy effing crap! We can't keep it in any longer, Helena—aka our red jello-loving, crazy-haired demented angel—is alive! In the final moments of Orphan Black's incredibly captivating hour, our Ukrainian clone stumbled in a hospital, drenched in blood after somehow miraculously surviving a point-blank shot to the chest. In short, tonight's season two premiere lived up to our wildest fantasies, and we still have nine »
'Orphan Black' Declassified: Ep Breaks Down Season 2 Premiere's Big Reveals
[Warning: Spoilers from Orphan Black's season-two premiere, "Nature Under Constraint and Vexed"] Orphan Black started off the new season with a few eyebrow-raising reveals. Felix's assless chaps deserve their 15 minutes of fame, but unfortunately for Sarah, she started off the season "in a rather similar position than when we met her at the start of the series," co-creator Graeme Manson tells The Hollywood Reporter. "She's on the run, she doesn't have her daughter, she barely has a dime in her pocket and has very few places to turn." Story: 'Orphan Black' Stars and Ep
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Fox Cable Networks Group Exec Fired Over Malaysia Airlines Fundraising Email
Fox Cable Networks Group exec Darlene Lieblich Tipton was fired earlier this month after using her company email address to help raise money for relatives of passengers on the doomed Malaysia Airlines Flight 370.
Tipton’s dismissal came after she sent an email seeking support for a fundraising campaign to aid families of the 239 passengers and crew members on the plane that disappeared last month on what was supposed to be a flight from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing.
A Fox spokesman declined comment on the specifics of Tipton’s departure but confirmed she has left the company.
“The conduct and communications at issue were not authorized by Fox and were in violation of company policy. As soon as we became aware we took appropriate steps,” the spokesman said.
Tipton had been with Fox for at least a dozen years, most recently serving as VP of standards and practices for the cable networks group. »
- Variety Staff
Kourtney Kardashian and Scott Disick Cuddle Daughter Penelope During Their Mexican Getaway
Kourtney Kardashian is still living it up in Cabo for her big 3-5. After soaking up the sun and relaxing with her beau Scott Disick, The Keeping Up With the Kardashians stars continued their vacation with their little ones Penelope and Mason Disick, cuddling them as they went out for a walk. In one adorable snap, Scott picks up his baby girl and gives her a kiss on the cheek, while in another shot, Kourtney totes Penelope, rocking a beach glam swimsuit cover-up and retro cat-eye sunglasses. Just like their mom and dad, Penelope and Mason seem to be having a blast as well. Kourtney posted a shot on Instagram of their adorable 21-month-old daughter getting ready for Easter at a holiday themed table with cute »
Tila Tequila Is Pregnant: See Her First Baby Bump Pic!
Tila Tequila is a mom-to-be! The reality star is expecting her first child, announcing the baby news on Facebook Friday with a shot of her bump. "Surprise!! I'm 10 weeks pregnant!," Tequila captioned the snap. "I just couldn't hold it in any longer as this brings me so much joy and happiness to know that there is a baby Tila on the way! May God bless my little bundle of joy on this Good Friday! Yayy! I'm gonna be a Mommy! I Love you sooooo much little baby!!" In the selfie, the former Shot of Love with Tila Tequila star showed off her burgeoning belly for the first time in a white bra and pink plaid pants. Tequila has stayed off the radar for quite some time, but popped »
10 big stars and their big movie mistakes
With the critically-reviled "Transcendence" crashing at the box office, Johnny Depp has now suffered three big budget flops in a row. It was clearly a misstep for Depp to sign on to the film. But don't worry -- he's not the only major Hollywood star to make an error in choosing projects. We've complied a list of 10 big mistakes from 10 big stars, featuring Julia Roberts, Will Smith, Tom Cruise, Nicole Kidman, George Clooney, and more. And we didn't even include such chronic mistake-makers as Eddie Murphy, Robert De Niro and Bruce Willis. Check out our list below. Which films would you add? »
- Liane Bonin Starr, Daniel Fienberg, Dave Lewis, Kristopher Tapley, Louis Virtel
Kate's Royal Tour Style Gets the Thumbs Up Down Under
Having left her fashionable mark on New Zealand and made a bright entrance in Australia, royal watchers agree there were no fashion faux pas, but instead an array of beautiful and smart dress coats with a good mix of mostly British and New Zealand designers. "If part of Kate's role is to look 'pleasing' then job done!" says Lisa Armstrong, fashion editor at the U.K.'s Daily Telegraph, adding, "She has obviously worked out what suits her." From a bespoke cornflower blue utility coat dress by Alexander McQueen worn to a service of remembrance to her fave casual combo »
- Monique Jessen
Lee Brice Shares His Own Wedding Footage In Video for 'I Don't Dance'
When Lee Brice first wrote his newest hit, "I Don't Dance," it was never supposed to be on the radio. "It's the most personal thing I've written ever," says Brice, 34. "It was for my wife for our first dance at our wedding. And it wasn't even supposed to be really a song on the record. It was nothing about that, it was just for Sara." But then the songwriter in him took over and he realized the record was good enough to be a single. And as if the song wasn't personal enough, his new music video sure is - »
- Mark Gray
Bryan Singer Accuser's Attorney: I Have Witnesses (Exclusive)
The lawyer for the man suing X-Men director Bryan Singer for forcible sexual abuse of a minor tells The Hollywood Reporter Saturday that he has witnesses to Singer’s presence at 1999 sex parties in Hawaii, contradicting Singer’s lawyer’s assertion that documents show Singer was not on the island at the time. “We have spoken to several witnesses who will place Singer in Hawaii (at the parties) at these times,” said attorney Jeff Herman, a Florida lawyer specializing in sexual abuse cases nationwide who is representing plaintiff Michael Egan, III. Herman would not say whether those witnesses saw the
- Jonathan Handel
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