What happens when you launch a costly, multi-vehicular air, land and sea publicity assault on the biggest metropolitan area in the world? Apparently not much. Here are the top five films you chose to waste your hard-earned money on last weekend.
1. Tom Cruise’s increasingly insane real-life antics are proving to be far better entertainment than the movies he makes between his patented brand of publicity nightmares – $48 million
2. No wonder M:I3 opened to such poor numbers, considering the stiff competition it had from the Robin Williams-on-vacation-in-a-motorhome-hijinx-ensue-comedy in it’s second week of release – $11.1 million
3. I see dead people: Donald Sutherland and Sissy Spacek’s slumming performances – $6.4 million
4. You know what, “stick it” up your ass – $5.5 million
5. Grave-robbing is not nearly as profitable as Hollywood had been expecting – $5.2 million
Props to nthdegree for bringing us this old-school footage (via Gothamist) of Steve Guttenberg roller skating through the steets of New York City in the Village People movie “Can’t Stop the Music.” You see kids, in 1980, when the movie was made, roller skating was New York’s primary form of public transportation. And nobody could roll and rock like the Gutts.
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I know we throw around the term “best ever” pretty freely over here (can you blame us?), but I’m not kidding when I say tonight may be the best night ever when it comes to watching TV. You have David Blaine
committing suicide holding his breath for 9 minutes and the Prison Break-ers busting out. You have a ton of guest stars– Wanda Sykes on The New Adventures of Old Christine, Dr. Frasier Crane as The Angel of Death on Medium, Vivica A. Fox on All of Us, and Wayne Brady on Girlfriends (Girlfriends!) You have Jessica Biel returning for the series finale of 7th Heaven, and at least 4 or 5 people returning to ABC to watch the season finale of What About Brian. Oh, and a brand new episode of 24. My DVR may explode tonight. So what are YOU watching? Vote now!
Last week Jennifer Love Hewitt went from Maxim babe to mama’s girl when she chopped her long brown locks and debuted a short, reddish bob. This week, Jessica Simpson covered up her long blond trademark hair and walked the red carpet, wearing a similar short red bob. We don’t know who’s got bigger problems: Jennifer who’s got at least a year before her hair grows back, or Jessica who’s sporting a wig from her upcoming line of hairpieces.
While both hairstyles will be a hit with middle-aged moms, who do you think looks better with the bob?
Yes, Mission Impossible 3 only finished up the weekend with“disappointing” $48 million. But who cares? I want you to forget about the casual movie goer and forget about “normal people.” M:I3 was a big hit amongst the one group of people that matters the most- Scientologists.
Or was it…
People in Holllywood have noticed an “unusual pattern of ticket sales” at the Arclight Theater… a movie theater conveniently located right next to the Church of Scientology Celebrity Center.
…an ArcLight employee did confirm to me just now that “people have been buying dozens of tickets at a time” for MI3, which is definitely an extraordinary sales pattern for the movie theater (or any theater, for that matter).
Hmmm, interesting. I’m not sure if I buy the conspiracy theory, though. What would you expect Scientologists to buy dozens of tickets for? RV? Come on now.
It’s Best Night Ever for Sunday, May 7th! Jason is here to walk you through the best of Sunday night tv, including The Simpsons, Family Guy, Sopranos, and Grey’s Anatomy!
MTV has announced a new version of the Gauntlet Inferno juggernaut, and it doesn’t bode well for many of the series’ former cast mates. The latest incarnation, called Fresh Meat, employs only 12 road worlders as opposed to the usual 20-30. Why? Because in this version, 12 former Real World/Road Rulers will now compete against 12 ‘regular’ people (who look hot sand wrestling for coconuts.)
While the old-school 12 (which includes Melinda, Danny, Wes, Tonya, Derrick, Corral, Johanna and Katie) can keep their agents, their LA apartments and their Tanning Salon memberships for a few more months, other former cast mates will have to finally enter the real world–which has far fewer hot tubs then they were led to believe.
Check out the new cast here.
Cubachick Dropped this story about Pete Doherty painting with his own blood 7 hours ago. It’s taken me that long to actually accept it.
I mean, we know the guy loves needles. LOVES them. Pete Doherty loves needles like a fat kid loves cake, or like 50 Cent loves cliche similes. But to get to the point where he’s combining his love for sticking things into his arms and painting pictures… that can’t be healthy. What’s next? If he starts using a needle instead of pick to play guitar, I’m calling for help.
Because besides the whole painting thing, Pete’s a totally normal and well put-together individual. We have nothing to worry about whatsoever. (Got a story for us? Drop It now!)